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My name is Matt, and I am a marketing nerd; a digital marketing director by trade, this is my marketing blog. My aim is to provide practical marketing ideas and advice you can apply today, across PPC, onsite SEO, content marketing, CRO, reputation management, customer loyalty marketing and more.


Don’t be a marketing dinosaur

As a marketing professional of 10 years, personal development is always at the forefront of my mind. Since starting my first marketing job the landscape has changed dramatically. The biggest change has been the move from narrow offline channels (local press, Yellow Pages, directories etc.), to a fragmented online media landscape for [...]

Teach yourself customer marketing

Customer marketing, relationship marketing, loyalty marketing… whatever you call it, it is important! Attracting new customers will cost your company 5 times more than keeping an existing customer, and a five percent increase in customer retention can increase a company’s profitability by 75 percent. Additionally, renewing a happy [...]

Planning for better marketing results

Badly organised feedback loops between marketing teams and designers always increases the amount of time a project takes, inflates costs, demotivates everyone involved and generally results in a piece of work no one is really happy with. A lot of this is totally avoidable by using a predetermined and structured feedback loop. Quick [...]

5 things you don’t want to hear about your marketing

We all like to think we are doing an amazing job, and it is a brave marketer who approaches performance and analysis with an honest and open mind. They are also usually the most successful. Here are five truths that can be applied to every business’ marketing, no matter how big or small their budget. […]

Trust is email marketing’s most important metric

There are two broad approaches to marketing, interruption marketing and permission marketing. One barges its way in to your consciousness though noise and repetition, the other adds enough value that you actively choose to receive it. Effective email marketing is absolutely based around the principles of permission marketing. All those [...]

Green PR is a gift that keeps giving

PR is an essential activity for any business, but it can be easy to get tunnel vision and engage in typical, formulaic PR activity. New client information, award shortlists and new hires are the bread and butter of PR ventures, but there are other avenues to explore that are much more satisfying. Green PR is […]

How to control your PPC budget

A badly structured and unmonitored PPC account can easily burn through your marketing budget in a matter of hours. There are plenty of horror stories recounting how small businesses have wasted hundreds or even thousands of pounds on PPC. Understandably this makes other small businesses nervous to start using channels such as Google [...]