Today was the final nail in the coffin for my 10+ year relationship with Vodafone when I couldn’t get a signal in Windsor town centre and needed to make an important call! Vodafone really don’t seem interested in customer service… … Continue reading That’s it Vodafone are OUT… 3 are IN…
When you’re a busy mum of two young children, working in sales to bring home the bacon, how do you find the time to do the all the training that is needed to win competitions, never mind GOLD in the … Continue reading Working mum of two WINS GOLD at the World Championships AGAIN!
When we are engaged in things that we are passionate about then time flies and we have an abundance of energy, we don’t care what time it is! We are intrinsically motivated, it’s internal, we can’t help it, it’s who … Continue reading Scottish Referendum : What are you passionate about?
Great content attracting the right exhibitors and attendees – that is what makes the difference between an OK exhibition & a really successful event. So you’ve got great content planned for your event. With this new resource from theMarketingblog you … Continue reading What’s makes for a Successful Exhibition?
Social Data: Turn insights into action Business is a race in which the companies that best understand their customer will win. Brands are now in an enviable position of having a flood of new data available, yet only 40% are … Continue reading Talking Social Data with Sony & Barclays in 27 minutes…
The search for the brightest and the best businesses in the region is stepping up a pace as the Thames Valley Business Awards celebrate their 20th anniversary year. Entries close on September 26 and this year’s competition promises to be … Continue reading Local business heroes sought for prestigious awards
It’s FULL STEAM AHEAD in SWINDON at The South West! We are delighted to announce that following the huge success of its launch in 2013 The Thames Valley Expo has re-branded as South West Expo and is back for its … Continue reading South West Expo, Swindon Thursday 18th September
I got an email today from my sister saying she’d been published in the August edition of MATRIX Magazine… a professional publication for the hairdressing industry. She was mighty pleased… MATRIX sent her some products back in May after we … Continue reading Some things money can’t buy…
Will your samba be the one chosen by the World Cup WINNERS to conga around the Maracana Stadium and along Copacabana Beach on the day of the final 😉 Or are your drums playing a little softly at the moment… … Continue reading Are you creating a World Cup WINNING Business Beat?
When my sister told me she’d seen one of her web pictures in an industrial publication I said leave it with me… When you’re negotiating with small business owners, they make the decisions and do so quickly to get it … Continue reading Playing by the copyright rules
Everyone has heard of speed networking but we found that many of us would rather take a bit more time with those we meet while out networking & so created Slow Business Networking Events, giving you time to find out … Continue reading Slow Business Networking Themed Days
I am a lucky Marketing Manager, I have worked all over Europe have been fortunate enough to have worked for a number of manufacturers in the Thames Valley. I love the manufacturing environment, it’s great to see a raw material … Continue reading Can you host a Factory tour in Berkshire?
Following on from my appeal this morning’s BinB LinkedIn Group invitation… It makes sense for me to create an email template around the value of LinkedIn and push it out to the 6,000 on my email list and ask them … Continue reading The perfect email template invitation
OK so first there was the wheel… gueezer made it and used it for himself… he was an engineer! Then some bloke came along and said, “You know, I bet you could sell that for loads of bags of salt!” … Continue reading Marketing automation, what to do with your leads after #TFMA2014?
Choosing the right domain to best suit your business name is always a challenge. The best approach is to choose a single word, followed by .CO.UK or .COM for an international business. This year there brings a selection of new … Continue reading Does your internet domain fit your business?
Do you mix your metaphors? I’m always doing it… Funny thing is it proves humorous to some, especially those that don’t know you and blummin annoying to others, especially those that do! I might mix up my grammar but I … Continue reading 3 dozen new members in a baker’s dozen of days
I’ve just been advised by my domain host that there are a host of new domain extensions that will be available in the near future… For £23.99 + VAT per year .Bike, .Singles, .Clothing, .Guru & .Plumbing are available NOW! … Continue reading New domain names? On your bike…
In all the years you’ve been networking does the QUALITY of the business networking shine through or does QUANTITY win the day? How about a bit of both? If your target market is micro businesses then attending free networking event … Continue reading Is business networking about Quality of Quantity?
The last Friday of January saw the launch of “1000 Better Ways” Slow Business Networking event at Foundation Park in Maidenhead. For months folk had been asking me to organise more networking events and the “1000 Better Ways” was born … Continue reading Well structured, informative and relevant business networking
Content marketing doesn’t simply show up – it has to be created, nurtured and distributed to the marketplace. The challenge is that many people don’t know what the best practices are for a good content marketing program. Getting your news … Continue reading Special : Send us your story for inclusion in theMarketingblog – there is no charge
Self guided walking holidays in Portugal by Peter Williamson For the past 40 years, Antonio Tente has been driving taxi cabs round Portugal’s atmospheric capital, Lisbon. But he’s not a ‘city boy’ – he comes from the beautiful mountains of … Continue reading Jump in my car – it’s not very far…
Sometimes you read something and think, that does the job just nicely, what can I add but an introduction for my readers? This is one of those moments in time… I now know a little more about viral marketing & … Continue reading What makes social media campaigns go viral
As humans we like routine and so creating a heart beat with your social media will ensure it resonates stronger with people and so they are more likely to look forward to & share your offerings… When the BBC moved … Continue reading Creating a heart beat with social media
2014 needs to kick off with a big story, 36DD might just do it! There is the famous phrase in media circles “sex sells” but one needs to ask, does it make you click? I chosen to have one main … Continue reading Sex Sells but does it click with you?