Digital Marketing and the Rules of Engagement

digital marketing engagement dialBlogs, social media and video are all parts of the digital marketing mix and they’re all aimed at increasing engagement. Engagement, which if successful can bring increased interest, brand awareness and loyalty and ultimately – sales!

So how do you get people to engage with you in a digital world? Well, one of the main areas is content. You may already know about content marketing and its importance in the online world. You may already have a blog and share the posts on social media, but have you really thought about the content you’re putting out there? Is it talking to the right people? Is it saying the right thing? Continue reading

What is Marketing Automation?

marekting automation header imageBefore we go on to talk about what Marketing Automation is, let’s just clear up what Marketing Automation is not.

  • It’s not a great way to produce mass generated generic messages to your whole contact list
  • It’s not a system that allows you to press one button and it does everything for you
  • It’s not a quick way to reduce your headcount in the marketing department

Automation, in this context does not mean ‘no work’ or ‘no input needed’. Continue reading

Increase Your Profits With These 30 Lead-Gen Tips

Lead-Generation-eBookGenerating a consistent flow of new leads can be a daunting task. Heck, we built a business from the ground up, so we understand. No matter the size of your business, company or team, it’s difficult to setup an automated lead generation pipeline, but make no mistake – that’s the dream.

For many business owners and marketers, generating leads can feel like an impossible task. Often it’s because so much is at stake with the health of the business depending on those leads.

One of our favorite lead generation tricks is Continue reading

Increase Your Lead Conversions With These Landing Page Tips

Far and away, the best thing about landing pages – whether you already have them or are just getting started – is their ability to help you convert more leads without increasing traffic by a single website visitor. Consider that in most cases, increasing your website’s conversion rate by a measly 1% will improve your bottom line more than doubling your website’s traffic numbers.  Continue reading

An unexpected reward for my volunteer work in rugby

In January this year I received an unexpected email with an invitation attached. On the 2nd of February, just 2 days before England opened their 6 Nations campaign, I was privileged to be at the Mitsubishi Motors England Training Centre at Pennyhill Park in Surrey to watch the England team put through their paces in a training session. The invite was a reward for the volunteer work I do at my local rugby club (Dursley RFC) and came courtesy of the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer Recognition Programme. Continue reading

The dos and don’ts of online customer surveys

customer surveys

Customer surveys are a great way to understand your customers’ mindset, which makes it easier to tailor your products and services to your target market. When used well, surveys will give you a great deal of information about your customers and will make them feel that you are interested in their opinions. However, there are several mistakes that businesses often make when setting up their surveys.

This dos and don’ts list will help you avoid them!

Do…

…make your surveys short and concise. While customers are often willing to engage in surveys, they won’t want to spend hours doing so. The most common consumer complaint about online surveys is that they are long and boring. So stick to the key questions and word them well. Continue reading