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Measuring the Success of Your Social Media Activity

Small businesses often make an effort to grow their social media activity without setting any concrete targets. But it is important to have a tangible goal that can be measured.
Kate O'Sullivan
Kate O'Sullivan
ADPR
Posted on: 13.03.18
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Business West part of team behind successful 5G bid

The West of England Combined Authority, with partners including Business West, has secured £5 million from government to trial a superfast 5G network at tourist destinations in Bristol and Bath. The...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.18
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How to start a blog and get your content seen

Hoping this year will be the year you crack blogging? Whether you’re new to blogging or a seasoned writer with years of experience, it’s always helpful to get back to basics. Read the ultimate guide...
Freya Jeffries
Freya Jeffries
The Click Hub
Posted on: 05.03.18
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Five social media platforms your competitors are using

We share our insider tips on the platforms businesses need to be embracing right now to stay ahead of the game!
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 20.02.18
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Social media for business in 2018

The value of social media marketing for business purposes has become a must have tool for the marketing mix.
Chris Smith
Chris Smith
Posted on: 16.02.18
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Q&A with Simon Fox - Chief Executive of Trinity Mirror
Member role

UWE, in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Simon Fox, Chief Executive of Trinity Mirror , before he gave his...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
Posted on: 13.02.18
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Understanding paid, owned, earned and shared media

Take a look at the four universally recognised forms of marketing media.
Evelyn Timson
Evelyn Timson
Aspect Film and Video
Posted on: 07.02.18
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Using social media to increase your sales - #SMWBristol 2018

As part of Social Media Week Bristol, we talk to two local businesses on how they’re achieving sales growth with effective online strategies.
Patrick Dicks
Patrick Dicks
Business West
Posted on: 05.02.18
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Reducing Admin Through Digitisation

What could small to medium enterprises do with an extra 120 days a year? That’s how long the average small business currently spends on admin, preventing them from focusing on the real, valuable work...
Scott McLay
Scott McLay
Sage
Posted on: 05.02.18
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