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Making plans for the future: the challenge to change your business

Technology has been a major force for disruption for centuries but the pace and scale of innovation is accelerating. In industries from communications to construction technology is allowing us to...
David Smith
David Smith
Global Futures and Foresight
Posted on: 08.01.16
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Content and email marketing: why they deliver a great return on investment

Turn your company into a sales and marketing rocketship by linking content marketing with email. And the best part? It doesn't cost a great deal to implement.
Tom Sandford
Tom Sandford
Future Content Ltd
Posted on: 07.12.15
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Local SEO: how to attract local customers in a digital age

Local SEO has come to the fore in the last few years, driven by the rise of mobile internet. But exactly how do you optimise your site for local search?
Paul Morris
Paul Morris
Superb Digital
Posted on: 07.12.15
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PPC management tactics and techniques for beginners

Advertising with pay per click services like Google AdWords is alluring in its simplicity. If the consumer doesn't click on your advertisement, then you don't pay for it. Yet businesses often fail to...
Thomas Coppen
Thomas Coppen
Keel Over Marketing
Posted on: 31.07.15
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What differentiates good content from average content?

As content marketers we have all had it drummed into us by now just how much content is being created online every minute of every day. But what are the consequences of all this content? It may be a...
Jon Mowat
Jon Mowat
Hurricane Media
Posted on: 28.07.15
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Breathe new life into digital customer relationships

In a world of connected technology, automated systems and "Big Data" companies risk losing the invaluable personal connection with their customers. We talk to marketing professor and award winning...
Steven Van Belleghem
Steven Van Belleghem
nexxworks
Posted on: 22.06.15
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Facebook Video: 5 tips for small businesses

The rapid momentum of Facebook video is both exciting and challenging for digital marketers because, although it offers a whole new opportunity for high levels of brand reach and engagement, it's...
Lana Richardson
Lana Richardson
NI Parcels
Posted on: 26.05.15
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25 Billion Devices by 2020: How the Internet of Things could be the next Technology Revolution

From toothbrushes that record brushing habits to cars that automatically update their own software, the growing ability of devices to sense and interact with their environments through the Internet...
Patrick Lincoln
Patrick Lincoln
Solution IP
Posted on: 18.05.15
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Is Apple Watch useful as an enterprise tool?

Dr Mark Mason, Mubaloo founder and Business West Board member, shares his experience of using Apple Watch for a week and explores whether it is a useful tool for enterprise. Plus, read our 'Apple...
Dr Mark Mason
Dr Mark Mason
Mubaloo
Posted on: 08.05.15
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