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Banner Advertising

Banner Ads are ‘targeted adverts’ that are placed on websites that potential customers are likely to be browsing. They come in a wide variety of formats and can contain everything from text and images to animations, video and audio. Banner Advertising goes hand in hand with Pay-Per-Click as an effective way of generating traffic and putting your business in the front of consumers’ minds.

A Crash Course in Making Good Ads

For a small business, making good ads isn’t about hiring Cindy Crawford and buying a Times Square billboard. We have to be – dare I say it – better than that. Our ads will be in trade magazines, directories and social media feeds. We have to keep it simple and effective to maximise our modest […]


How To Optimise Your Online Advertising Performance

Managing your online advertising as a small-to-medium business can be very challenging, whether you are taking care of it personally, or you’re fortunate enough to have a dedicated member of the team to look after it. In addition to the creation of ads, you also have to manage budget, targeting, and measurement of performance. On […]


7 Reasons Why PPC Advertising is Worth the Spend

If you’re here, the below question may be very familiar: “Why bother with pay-per-click marketing when organic search and social media is totally free and accessible?” And it’s a totally fair question. Why pay for visibility on the likes of Google or Facebook when you can optimise your site or post social updates for free? […]


A Guide to Pay-Per-Click Advertising for Complete Technophobes

When you’re starting out with digital marketing, organic channels are always a great place to start. In marketing, “organic” refers to the free ways you can optimise your site for search, or the posts and information you can freely share over social media. If you’re a bit of a digital marketing newbie, organic channels are […]


How to Make Killer PPC Ads for Your Small Business

82% of people using a search engine click on a brand they recognise first – even if it’s not in the first position.* If you’re a local business doing local PPC ads, that might be just fine. But if you’re a small business appealing for national attention online, it’s something you’ll need to battle to […]


A Beginners’ Search Engine Marketing Glossary

Every business wants to be found online. Many businesses wouldn’t be able to turn a profit without making a name for themselves over the internet. Those with even a passing interest in online visibility have probably come across the term “search engine marketing” before. Search Engine Marketing or “SEM” covers a number of interrelated topics […]


Understand The Different Types Of Pay-Per-Click Channels

When the average advertiser thinks of PPC (Pay-Per-Click), their mind normally jumps to PPC Search advertising, and it’s also very common for people to refer to PPC as Google Paid Advertising or Google AdWords. This is most likely due to the popular nature and age of the channel. NEWSFLASH! There are other types of PPC […]


How Does Display Advertising Work For A Small Business?

Display advertising is online advertising that typically takes the form of banner ads. These may be simple static advertisements with eye-catching design and imagery or they might feature video, sound, animation or even interactive elements. Display advertising is usually considered a distinct category from search advertising, also known as pay-per-click advertising. That works by showing […]


The Importance of Excellent Business Copy

If you’re starting a new company, launching a new product, or are simply giving your current brand a fresh lick of paint, getting your design perfect is key. However, once you’ve wowed your audience with sparkling visuals – then what? You need high quality writing to truly win over your audience. Promotional text or “copy” […]


Graphic Design Terms: A Glossary for Beginners

Most of us can appreciate good design, but when you find yourself having to give direction on your own small business’ marketing graphics, some of the terminology can leave the uninitiated totally mystified. Check out these 32 definitions of some of the most common graphic design terms… Alignment The way that different elements consistently line […]


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