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The problem of tchotchkes (and trade show swag)

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“Plastic is made from fossil fuels, which release carbon dioxide that warms our Earth. And, believe it or not, most plastic cannot be recycled even when you put it in a recycling bin.” (Excerpt from our free kids’ book Generation Carbon: It’s time to start, page 31)

So, think sustainable if you’re in charge of the office gifts (or any gifts) this holiday season.  And if someone offers you some junk, say no. If enough gets turned back in, companies will stop giving them away.

Books (including The Carbon Almanac), gift cards, and food are all better choices than pens, drink cozies, and mouse pads.

Don’t by crap to give away and don’t accept crap that is given to you – from a business at least, you might have to be more diplomatic if it’s from a friend – Individually we can make a difference. I’m a big fan of giving brownies.

IMC73: Open Club Marketing Review

We open the club and invite two guest members to have a website & marketing review where we will share SEO tips, content ideas and different ways they can draw more traffic to their website.

This is a fantastic session where you can sit in the wings and glean ideas for your own website! This month we are joined by Jo Biggadike (The Ambling Press Printmaker) and Ruth Twiggs & Jon Parsons (The Cotswold Cabin Company)

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IMC63: Google SEO Case Study

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We are joined by Abi Unwin (Abigail Jane Coaching) who will shared her journey into SEO. Earlier this year she attended one of Ben’s introductory SEO workshop and managed to boost her website Google Ranking ‘from page 15 to page 1 in under a month!’ and gained more sales.

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IMC62: The Second Phase of Our SEO Audit

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SEO expert Chris Richards (Utterly Digital) returns to guide us through phase two of our SEO audit. After completing the suggestions he recommended earlier this year we will see how these improvements have impacted the site and look at the next steps to help us build more traffic and gain more sales.

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How to create a Bulletproof Marketing Strategy – Workshop Series

If you aren’t getting the website traffic you want; join us on our Bulletproof Marketing Strategy workshop series. Across six, thirty minute sessions you’ll learn how online marketing impacts your business’s growth, gain tactics for attracting more of your ideal customers, learn how to create powerful marketing messages and understand how to find out what’s working.

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IMC49: Perfect PR Marketing

How personalisation can accelerate your business marketing

Another example why making the effort to personalise your marketing can help make you stand out against your competitors.

Boasting a growing loyalty membership and subscription base, Pets at Home is investing significantly in personalisation in a bid to boost its marketing effectiveness.

During the past six months, Pets at Home has launched over 300 targeted marketing campaigns and claims to have experienced a threefold increase in “supplier-driven communications”, improving response rates and marketing efficacy.

Manny Pham, Marketing Week

IMC Podcast #36: Why you should be doing customer testimonials

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Ben & Clare discuss why every business should be gathering video customer testimonials.

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