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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.


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Increase your Trust Pilot score in two easy steps

Follow this simple two-step process to dramatically increase your positive scores. I’ve used it many times and it works. I have personally worked for a couple of brands that had terrible scores on Trust Pilot that used this technique, and are now among the best scored in their industries. It isn’t difficult to implement and [...]

Product Recommendation Technology in Email Marketing

This is a guest article from Ian Roderick, Communications Manager for email marketing software provider Newsletter2Go.  The goal should be to make every email relevant to everyone who receives it. You’re not going to fool anyone by sending mass email blasts to your entire list. Emails that aren’t relevant will be deleted without being [...]

Better email marketing applying the scientific method

Email marketing should be every marketer’s dream. As well as requiring creative thought and strategic planning, you instantly know whether it is working or not. Every aspect of it is trackable, testable and reportable. Rather than approaching making changes an ad-hoc or subjective basis, you can improve your email marketing performance [...]

The 3 most important emails you’ll ever send

Email is one of the most powerful weapons in your marketing arsenal. It is also one of the easiest to get wrong. Email sets the tone, raises (or lowers) expectations, drives sales/renewals and can act as a barometer for customer happiness. The three most important emails you’ll send are: Your welcome email Service/product satisfaction [...]

24 customer marketing ideas you can do right now

Successful customer marketing is made up of hundreds of small components all working together to achieve a goal. That goal is happy customers that stay longer, buy more and refer new customers. Here are 24 easy to do, quick win customer marketing ideas you can start doing today. Use it as a checklist to make sure […]

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 [...]

Use your order confirmation email to sell more

Research has shown that the probability of selling something to a prospect is only about 5-20%, while the probability of selling something to an existing customer is 60-70% (source). What if you were to take your traditional order confirmation (simply letting customers know the order has been placed successfully) and use it as an [...]