Blog

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 [...]

How print and digital marketing can be friends

Digital marketing is often seen as the cool younger cousin of traditional print advertising, but that doesn’t mean there’s no place for some good old ink on paper in your marketing efforts. Whether it’s a display ad or some editorial content, combining the forces of digital with print is often a winning formula. You know [...]

Where do leads come from?

If you’ve spent much time talking about business growth you’ll have no doubt heard about the value of leads. Leads are potential customers, or prospects, who have shown some interest in what you do and, most importantly, you’ve collected their contact details. When nurtured correctly, leads can turn [...]

Is a sales pipeline the same as a sales funnel?

Any marketing professional or business owner worth their salt knows the importance of a sales funnel. A sales pipeline, however, is perhaps more important as it creates a specific process of how to nurture individual prospects and successfully moves a greater number into the purchase stage. Keep reading to learn the secret to how you [...]

How social media infiltrates the B2B world

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube weren’t around 20 years ago. Humans have been marketing in some form or other for thousands of years, so it’s no surprise we’re still learning how best to advertise on these new platforms. Social media platforms have a predictable evolution: something new makes a splash, the younger generation jump right [...]

Sign up for our Newsletter
  • Marketing insights
  • Tips and hints
  • Industry updates
Enter your email and stay on top of things,