Tag Archives: marketing

Developing a test and learn programme

As part of any digital transformation agenda, the ability the test and learn gives businesses the opportunity to experiment, iterate and grow skills and competences throughout the organisation. For digital marketers, this opportunity is becoming increasingly important as technology continues to advance and larger companies face new and emerging threats from more nimble, innovative competitors. […]

The rise of the full-stack marketer

As digital marketing (and marketing in general) continues to evolve, so does the thinking associated with what makes a modern marketer. There have been numerous posts about T-shaped marketing, the Pi-shaped marketer, growth hacking and even ninja rockstars! Whilst I’m conscious that there are already plenty of marketing buzzwords around, I nevertheless thought it worth exploring […]

Why ‘aggressive’ link-building isn’t sustainable

I recently stumbled across a link-building services site that proudly announced on its homepage that it can build links so that businesses could “focus on getting richer” instead of “wasting time and energy building links”. There are two things about this statement that bother me: 1. Outsourcing link-building is fraught with potential problems. You’re putting […]

Building social media into marketing campaigns

Whilst social media can add a new dimension to a business’s marketing efforts, large investments in social may not always be possible. There may therefore be an opportunity to integrate smaller elements of social media marketing into the framework of an existing marketing campaign that has already been approved and underway. ‘Socialising’ a marketing campaign […]

Focus on ‘big M’ marketing

Mitch Joel claims that whenever someone attempts to define what a brand truly is or what branding means, Tom Asacker comes to mind. And after listening to this podcast I can appreciate why. In addition to branding, I’d suggest that Tom Asacker has a pretty sound view on marketing as a whole, too. One of […]

5 key social media marketing priorities for 2013

Infographic: The Social Media Marketing Radar by First 10 and Smart Insights. As another new year begins, marketers naturally look to develop their skills and awareness in the areas they are responsible for. For me, social media is a key area and within this, these are the areas that I believe are likely to effect social […]