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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 Do I Use My Business Videos?

How? “Why?” is the best question anyone can ask, but “How?” is the second best. “Why?” gives us the basis of true understanding, but “How?” gives us the practical application of that understanding. So today I want to take a look at how we now use the videos we have been making using the ideas I […]


4 Simple Steps To Manage Your Reputational Risk

Even the cream of the crop can’t please everybody all of the time. Reputational risk can come in all forms. From a full-blown meltdown in the national press to a manager acting in an unprofessional manner at an expo; from a disgruntled customer cussing you on social, to an unhappy member of staff telling their […]


How to Improve Your Copy Alongside Your Real Job

For anyone who has to write copy alongside their ACTUAL job, finding time to polish skills can be tough. Practising writing comes way below actually having to do it for real. Don’t get me wrong – writing on the spot and under pressure is great for you. There’s nothing like doing for making you sharpen […]


How to Use FOMO for Marketing Success

Marketing and psychology are intrinsically linked. We need to know how prospects are going to react to certain stimuli to maximise our chances of a sale. For those of us with a passing interest in marketing psychology and language, you may have heard the term “FOMO”. It was only added to the Oxford English Dictionary […]


How to Write Your Business Video Brief

A video is an amazing way for your business to get across its personality and key messages. Yes, you’ve made the right decision! But before you can even get to the briefing stage, there’s a whole lot of work you need to do. Wait – work? Why am I working if I’m paying for a […]


Social Media for Beginners: 9 Steps to Business Success

Social media is becoming an essential part of doing business online, so if you’ve not particularly needed social media up to this point, my hat goes off to you! You’re obviously doing something right with your other channels – congrats! But starting to work with social media can be a real turning point for your […]


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 […]


CSR: 3 Big Ways Your Small Business Can Help the World

Corporate Social Responsibility isn’t just for big companies – SMEs can totally make a difference too. Recently on the blog, we looked at how small businesses can implement meaningful CSR programmes as well as a few practical considerations you need to go through when setting one up. But there are so many causes out there […]


How to Set Up a Google Analytics Dashboard for Content

The secret to staying on track with your website results is to check your analytics every day. I know – there’s a million other things to do. One thing I’ve found works for me is setting up a Google Analytics Dashboard for content. It gives me an overview of everything I need at a glance. […]


How To Make A GIF For Your Business’s Social Media

In another recent post, I discussed the benefits of trying out alternative video formats for social media, and GIFs were one of the options touched upon. So what is a GIF – and how do you make one? What is a GIF? GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. GIFs are basically very short, rich bursts […]


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