Marketing

The importance of creative projects in business

The importance of creative projects in business

Last night I watched Tim Minchin, the comedian and musician live. I've been following his work for years, and it didn't disappoint. But what I didn't realise until last week was that Tim had taken a ten year break from comedy, and this is his 'comeback tour'. Ten...

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Why small businesses need marketing

Why small businesses need marketing

Whether your business is flying high, or you are struggling to find your feet in a crowded market, running a small business takes time, energy and commitment. When tackling the never-ending to-do list, marketing is often an area that never seems to get addressed, due...

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How to identify your competitors

How to identify your competitors

Do you know who your competitors are? This may seem like a silly question; after all, if you are a high street estate agency, clearly your competitors are the other estate agents located on your town’s high street. However, while this is true, for most businesses...

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How to choose the right marketing agency

How to choose the right marketing agency

You’ve decided to tap into the flexibility and expertise of an agency to look after your marketing needs. Great decision – but the next step is to work out which agency is going to be best for you in terms of producing the tangible results for your business that this...

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Should I outsource my marketing?

Should I outsource my marketing?

For most SME owners, identifying a need to focus on marketing swiftly leads to the in-house vs outsourcing debate. Even within the same industry, no two businesses are the same or employ people with identical skillsets. This means the type of marketing you need and...

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How has Covid-19 changed marketing?

How has Covid-19 changed marketing?

A year on from Boris Johnson’s first instruction to ‘stay at home’, we have much to be hopeful for with the vaccine and the plan for a route out of lockdown. However, far from the temporary suspension of normality that many of us originally envisaged, the world that...

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Making changes and the importance of challenging what works

Making changes and the importance of challenging what works

Ideal Marketing Company MD Jess Shailes takes a look at how tough decisions  can lead to exciting new opportunities. We're no strangers to change at the Ideal Marketing Company. In four years, we’ve had four MDs, been through a change in ownership and removed and...

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