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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 Retain Staff in a Worker’s Market

We’re all fighting for staff. Small businesses have lost money over the last year no matter what the sector, and between Covid and recruitment issues, just keeping the doors open has been tough. When I say it’s a worker’s market, I mean it. While the pandemic forced some people to find new jobs, it also […]


How to Promote Your Business Online

Are you looking to promote your business online? With more people turning to the internet to find local businesses, having an online presence is essential (especially in the current climate). In this article, we look at the steps you can take to build your online presence. Get Your Business Online: set up a website Your […]


How to Write a Tagline for Your Business

A tagline or slogan is like a written logo. Taste the rainbow. Beanz Meanz Heinz. Never knowingly undersold. It’s a bit of shorthand for your brand that tells the world the character of your business. Your essence, your promise, your special sauce. It shouldn’t be too literal and it must invoke a feeling. The most […]


How to Use Storytelling to Build Your Brand

When you’re building your brand or business from scratch, and you provide the same product or service that many others do, you’ll need to catch your customers’ attention and stand out from the crowd. You can grab recognition from the customer by breaking the ice using storytelling, which is a proven way to build lasting […]


How to Build an Email List from Scratch

Email marketing can help you stay in touch with customers, build trust and increase sales. But first, you need a list of people who are willing to read your emails. In this beginners guide to email list building, we look at how you can start an email list from scratch. Why Build an Email List? […]


6 Hot Tips For A Powerful PR Strategy

When was the last time you reviewed your PR strategy? Monitoring your public relations plan to ensure you’re getting the most out of it can make all the difference in receiving the most effective coverage of your business in the media. Implementing powerful PR tactics can help you to avert a disaster, keep calm in […]


How to Write a Marketing Strategy – FAST

I’m in the business of coming up with the reason a business is doing something AFTER they’ve already started doing it. It happens. Most companies are busy doing, so when the time comes that they suddenly need documentation of all that stuff (for a bank loan, an investor or even to sell the business), someone’s […]


How to Optimise Your Videos for YouTube Success

Are you producing videos to promote your business, or planning to start filming content to share online? An ever-increasing number of businesses have realised the benefits of video for marketing. With more and more video content being uploaded online every day, it’s essential to know how to optimise your videos for YouTube success in order […]


How to Answer Reviews

This is not about managing reviews; this is about the technical detail of how to write that reply. Because it matters an awful lot and so many businesses get it wrong. A review platform is not a good place for resolutions. It is a place for consumers to judge brands. When a customer leaves a bad review, […]


How to Create a Brand Style Guide

A piece of fruit with a bite taken out of it. A right-handed tick. Duck egg blue boxes tied with white ribbons. Sometimes a simple description can conjure up a brand’s image within your mind with easy recollection. Whether you’re starting a new business venture or you have many years under your belt, and whether […]


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