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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 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 […]


How to Make the Most of Your Yell.com Listing – For Free!

If you’re looking for some free exposure online, claiming a free listing on Yell.com for your business is a great place to start. In fact, setting up free listings on a number of platforms like Google My Business and TripAdvisor all helps search engines get a good picture of your business, and can help you […]


How to Write a Brand Guide for Customer Service Teams

You’ve got your big brand style guide (you have, right?) but for the people who are on the front line all-day-every-day, you need to create something far more concise. Your brand guide for customer service should be easily referenced while someone is talking to a customer – nothing fancy, nothing pretentious and nothing too verbose. […]


The Newbie’s Guide to Using Instagram for Business

Instagram is one of the big players in the social media stakes, but has a bit of a reputation as being trendy, superficial – even a bit shallow. The truth is anything but. 80% of Instagram users follow a business on the platform, and B2Bs can totally kill it on Instagram too! Yes, it’s the […]


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