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The marketing mistakes of niche businesses

If you’re doing well in a niche business you should be flat out because customers need what you do or supply. But what if they don’t know about you? That’s when you need to hit the market with some clever marketing. If you don’t know what you’re doing when it comes to marketing, get ready [...]

Multi-channel exposure: The new way to market

Marketing is, and always has been, about capturing the attention of your potential customers, building brand awareness and eventually converting this attention into business. The methods have changed, from TV, newspaper and radio, to the current world where these things still exist, and a multitude of other options have joined the market. To win at [...]

Spoilt for choice: What it’s like working with marketing experts

We don’t all sit in an office filled with creatives, but I do, and sometimes I forget how lucky I am to just be able to have something produced to help get my message across. The other day we were talking about how helpful a video would be to explain how speed networking works at [...]

The most important marketing question

You could be forgiven for thinking the most important marketing question of 2019 is “How many social media followers do you have?” It’s not. Now, as always, the most important marketing question you should ask yourself is not about marketing at all. Marketing should exist to support your business goals, so the first thing you [...]

How to reach the right audience

In business, there’s a big difference in the value between being seen by a lot of people, and being seen by the right people. You should have a clear description of who your ideal customer is, then you need to work out where they are and how you can access them. Reaching fewer people, but [...]

Marketing automation: a trend to watch in 2019

Ask any business owner what the main resource they’re lacking is and a big number of them will tell you it’s time. Savvy people are always trying to find a way to save time without sacrificing results. Marketing automation is a powerful option that will continue to boom as businesses start to make full use [...]

Using content to convert

The written word is a powerful tool to convey a message. These days you have a lot of options around where you can share a story to enhance your business. Let’s look at what content works best to market your business in print, online and beyond. There’s a place for traditional magazine advertising, particularly when [...]

5 ways to make the most out of attending a conference

Whatever industry you work in, attending conferences can be a valuable way for you to improve your knowledge, increase your business and expand your network of connections. The benefits of the event don’t stop when you leave the venue if you take a few simple steps in the days, weeks and months that follow. 1. [...]

Make the most of your contact list

A big contact list is of limited value if you don’t know how to use it properly. Nurturing your contacts through all stages of the buying process greatly increases your chance of making a sale. Gathering leads is an important part of generating business. You can do this a number of ways, including attending industry [...]

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