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‘How to’ Articles

Looking for advice on how to make the most of the web for your business? Our team of independent digital marketing experts have shared a wealth of tips and experience on everything from how to approach your website design to making the biggest possible impact on social media. Whatever your question, it’s very likely the answer is here.

How to Have Creative Marketing Ideas

Creative marketing ideas don’t just happen. The kinds of ‘ideas’ we’re used to seeing in marketing – cliched, tired, repetitive – come about because no one is dedicating time to creativity. What is an idea? I’ll tell you what it’s NOT: a thought. We’re all guilty of having believed our idle thought was worthy of […]


Is Your Business Making The Most Of Voice Search?

Affordable smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home, that can cost as little as £30, have ensured that the uptake of virtual assistants has been swift across UK households. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 UK households currently have a smart speaker in their home. One of the most popular uses of smart speakers […]


How to Find Your Brand Mission Words

I hate the phrase ‘brand purpose’ simply because it’s been used too much by people that don’t feel its meaning deep in their souls. So, let’s say brand mission. Every business has a mission. Even if that mission is just to make as much money as possible. We need this mission to help us work […]


How Small Businesses Can Thrive In A Post Lockdown World

Chances are your small business may have been adversely affected whilst the country has been in lockdown. Especially those who own face-to-face businesses such as plumbers, hairdressers, and electricians. Before COVID-19, most of your time may have been spent with your customers and it’s likely your marketing was done this way too. Now lockdown is […]


How to Overcome Small Business Production Problems

Scarcity bias. It’s what makes us go crazy at Christmas trying to find the last L.O.L. Surprise doll left in the country for our child. It’s what makes those ‘Only three left in stock!’ banners work. For a small business, having production limitations due to cash or staff numbers can be a big problem. You […]


Why You Should Be Using Inclusive Marketing Methods

In our marketing trends post of 2020, we briefly touched upon inclusive marketing; that is, creating a platform that is accessible for all. While included in the marketing trends article, we should highlight that making your marketing inclusive and accessible isn’t a one-off or short term task. It’s something to review frequently as technologies and […]


How to Research Your Competitors’ Keywords

Keeping an eye on what your competitors are up to is part of any good business strategy – and it’s the same with their keywords. Finding out what keywords a competitor is using (or not using) can help give you an edge in your SEO. Why research competitor keywords? Keyword research is a fundamental part […]


How to Create a Sustainable Workplace

With the country coming out of COVID-19 lockdown, now is the time to implement whatever office changes we’ve been mulling over – time to make our workplaces work for us. A sustainable workplace has maybe seemed a bit too much effort previously. You try to sort the recycling and you worry over how many plastic […]


How to Create and Add a Zoom Virtual Background

The use of online communication tools has sky-rocketed over the past 3 months. As a result, Zoom, which can be used for one-to-one and one-to-many video meetings, conferences and webinars, has become particularly popular.  Using online video can however have its drawbacks as not everyone has the perfect room or location in their house to display […]


How to Test Your Website Usability

Website UX is about making your website as easy and pleasant as possible for your user. A website designer is going to make a very good start on that but it’s impossible to get perfect on the first pass. We can work with generally accepted website usability guidelines but your users are different from other […]


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