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Essential Tips and Tricks for Inbound Marketing Beginners

You may have heard that marketing methods can be separated into two categories: “push” and “pull” techniques. Push marketing uses techniques that are pushed under the noses of your audience like online banner ads, broadcast advertising, handing out flyers, or social media ads. Push marketing is also known as “outbound” marketing. “Pull” techniques however are […]


4 Common Email Marketing Challenges and How to Beat Them

Email marketing is an undoubtedly powerful method of getting your name out there, but it’s not always the easiest. Granted, it’s not exactly the hardest either, but you’ve got to attract subscribers, consider the timing of your campaigns, get your copy and design right – and decide what you’re going to offer within each campaign. […]


5 Totally Free Tools for Outreach and Lead Generation

Let’s talk about a problem that plagues marketing teams within companies large and small. Once a business has seen to all of its financial responsibilities for the month/quarter/year, the marketing budget can sometimes get left in the dust. As a marketer, I can safely say – it sucks. However, provided you have time on your […]


12 Ways To Rebuild Your Email Database After GDPR

Months after GDPR took hold, many small to medium businesses are still grappling with the after-shock of this new legislation. One common consequence across the board has been the depletion – decimation for some – of email databases, as businesses in the EU were obliged to delete the contact details of anyone who hadn’t actively opted in to receive […]


How to Establish an Online Presence for New Businesses

So you’re starting a brand new business – Congratulations! Embarking on a new business venture is always an exciting time. Even if you’re not a particularly online business, it’s imperative that your company establishes a strong web presence. However almost 2 million UK small businesses don’t have a website according to Approved Index, potentially costing […]


11 Awesome Email Marketing Best Practices

Signing up to receive email marketing communications from an organisation can often feel like a gamble. Are you going to receive something of real value? Or are you going to receive the same old tired sales messages that’ll send you heading for the “unsubscribe” link quicker than you can say “Buy Now!”. That gamble is […]


7 Essential Tips to Maximise Marketing Email Deliverability

I’m going to break some bad news to you, so make sure you’re sitting down. Not all of your marketing emails make it to their end recipients. Unfortunately there are no absolutes in email deliverability. Whether you’re sending bulk email marketing materials or a direct message to a customer, sometimes emails hide in spam folders […]


How to Gather Email Marketing Permissions

If you send any kind of marketing communications, you’ve probably heard about GDPR, the EU legislation on personal data that comes in next year. If you haven’t, check out this article explaining GDPR – even small businesses need to be getting very serious about how gather, use and protect personal information. Otherwise, let’s get into […]


How to Build an Email List With MailChimp

It’s a simple title because this is going to be the simplest guide to creating the simplest email list you ever saw in your LIFE. The reason it’s going to be simple is this: before last week, I’d never had to use MailChimp by myself. The thought terrified me. But I rolled up my little […]


10 Reasons to Invest in Content Marketing

The term “content marketing” might sound like a bit of a “here today, gone tomorrow” marketing fad, but the last few years have taught us that content marketing is most definitely here to stay. So What is Content Marketing? The definition of content marketing is to create and distribute valuable, shareable and branded content with […]


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