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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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Successful marketing is about applying “KISS”

A natural tendency amongst professionals in any industry can be to over complicate matters and over egg the pudding. Marketing is certainly no stranger to an over reliance on buzz words, flowery language and an exaggerated sense of self- importance. Having sat in meeting with executives from Microsoft who are able to spin entire [...]

6 questions to ask hiring your first marketing employee

There reaches a stage in a growing company’s life time when as the manager/ owner you can’t do everything yourself anymore and still have time to eat and sleep. A lot of people in marketing are good at selling themselves (as you’d expect I suppose), and making themselves appear better than they actually are. In a large team, this can be [...]

Writing a marketing strap line that means something

A marketing strap line (in my opinion at least) should summarise what your brand stands for in just a few words. It doesn’t have to be descriptive (although some are like eBay’s “The world’s online market place”), it should support your brand positioning and communicate what you are about. This all sounds rather easy, but trust me it [...]