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“Words sell things. And if we haven’t clarified our message, our customers won’t listen…. Nobody will listen to you if your message isn’t clear, no matter how expensive your marketing material may be.” – Donald Miller – Building A Story Brand

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Denise Kennedy from Startups Marketing Mentor shares a list of books that promote personal and professional growth. Denise has over 20 years of experience in corporate roles running marketing and communications for international technology-driven companies.

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How to Brief a Marketing Agency or Consultant When you reach out to an agency for help on a specific project they will ask you to supply them with a brief that they can analyse. Without this, it will be difficult for them to send you a detailed proposal that matches what you are looking for. Often, most small to medium-sized businesses do not have a briefing document “template” ready and waiting for you to use. So, what do you do? How do you go about drafting one? And where do you start? I have been in this situation in the early years of my career and I remember feeling helpless

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Seo for Startups

Everyone wants the number one spot on the first page of Google. Competition is hot to get to the top of Google search rankings. This is a tough ask for the small business owner. Around 91% of people do not click past the first page of Google results to find what they want. Being on the first page is crucial to capture the interest of more potential customers. Getting your website to the top of the search results can be a complex equation to solve. Search engine optimization (SEO) and keywords are two key components but, to most business owners, this is a mystery. Here are some things you can

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The AIDA model is very simple and extremely effective when you understand it. In this post, we are going to walk you through the funnel and show you how to apply it to your sales and marketing efforts. At the end of this article, you will know how to generate better leads, how to build and nurture relationships, and how to accompany those leads all the way to purchase. Note: not all leads are buyers and therefore it is important to remember that people will drop off as they go through the funnel, this is normal. What is the AIDA Model? The AIDA model implies that buyers move through a

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Starting up an online business – small or large – is a big undertaking and your business plan should include some sound marketing strategies which will pull in potential customers. If you are an upcoming start-up who is drafting a business plan or are an existing brand considering potential marketing strategies, I bet you have one thing on your mind: online marketing. This is great; there are many benefits which you can take advantage of by executing a strong online marketing strategy. But, many of your potential customers may not (and probably do not) spend a lot of time on the internet, using their smartphones or scrolling through social media

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Those who want to achieve some short-term successes and boosts to their popularity, traffic and sales, usually think about a marketing campaign. On the other hand, those who are in this industry for the long run, prefer to focus on the issue of branding as a whole. By creating a brand, you are turning your business into an entity capable of relating to your customers on a personal, rather than rational level. In other words, it creates the sensation that makes your customers buy from you rather than from your competitors even in a situation where they have a slightly better offer. Needless to say, in the world of eCommerce,

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  Why You Need to Get Serious About Email Marketing Don’t be fooled into believing that having a social media tribe means that you don’t need an email list…. How many of you have put all your effort into building a great audience on social media but have gathered little to none of their email addresses? Are you one of the many who abandoned the idea of having a website or a blog, focusing only on social media marketing? How many of you believe that email marketing is a thing of the past and that nobody gets sales through email? The recent Facebook newsfeed changes have been a rude wake-up

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Made in Ireland.. Loki & Co. is a new range of 4% ABV low calorie, low carb, low sugar & gluten free alcoholic beverages. Website: www.lokidrinks.com Based: Dublin Staff Number: 3 Date started: March 2017   Tell us what your business does? Loki & Co., is a new low calorie alcoholic drink from Irish startup RTM Beverages that is set to shake up the drinks industry as consumers seek out lower calorie alternatives across all categories including alcohol! This innovative drink which is low in sugar, carbohydrates and naturally gluten free, has just launched in Ireland – With Loki & Co. – Low is Key! Consisting of sparkling Irish natural mineral

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Many small businesses rely on Facebook to showcase their offerings and are expected to suffer the most from these changes unless they adopt a new strategy On January 11th, 2018 Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company is changing how it will prioritise content that is shown on people’s newsfeeds. In his post, he states that “recently we’ve gotten feedback from our community that public content — posts from businesses, brands and media — is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other”. This means that in the weeks to come, Facebook’s newsfeed will show less branded and marketing content and more content

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