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‘How to’ Articles

Looking for advice on how to make the most of the web for your business? Our team of independent digital marketing experts have shared a wealth of tips and experience on everything from how to approach your website design to making the biggest possible impact on social media. Whatever your question, it’s very likely the answer is here.

How To Optimise Your Online Advertising Performance

Managing your online advertising as a small-to-medium business can be very challenging, whether you are taking care of it personally, or you’re fortunate enough to have a dedicated member of the team to look after it. In addition to the creation of ads, you also have to manage budget, targeting, and measurement of performance. On […]


How to Create Images for Your Business With Canva

Working out how to create images for your business is the bane of any low-budget marketing team. If you’re creating content for your small business, often you can look at it and think – meh, this needs some colour. My top recommendation, after a good few years of use, is forever Canva. What’s Canva? It’s […]


How to Manage a Team of Remote Workers: 11 #WFH Tips

Even under normal circumstances, being a manager can be challenging. However, the sudden transition to working from home – during a pandemic no less – is proving difficult for those up and down the chain of command. When you’ve got a whole team of workers to worry about – along with their quality of work, […]


3 Ways to Take a Manual Trade or Training Business Online

Staying safe is understandably of utmost importance during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, and social distancing is an important civic duty to keep ourselves and others safe. This means that many of us (both business owners and salaried employees) are resigned to working remotely from home, often with needy kids and pets in tow. However, the […]


How to Write Your Own Web Project Brief

Getting a brief for website work is a luxury as rare as a beautiful white peacock. Often the person requiring your skills has a jumbled idea of the outcome they want, but not the process for getting there. And that’s OK, because we can brief ourselves. We actually have all the knowledge the official briefer […]


How to Bring Your Chatbots to Life

Most people know when they’re talking to a chatbot now, but in some ways it’s actually better to underline that fact. It lets the user off the hook with more complex social rules, which helps them get to the information they need more efficiently. That said, there are quite a few conversational rules your chatbots […]


How to Improve SEO with Backlinks

“On-page” SEO is essential to making waves online. Search engines take numerous factors into account when deciding where to rank your website, such as your content marketing efforts, site speed, and keyword optimisation. However, on-page factors only form part of the search optimisation picture. There are also a number of “off-page” factors to consider too, which […]


How to Market Your Business with Ethics and Integrity

Much to marketers’ chagrin, marketing (and the process of selling as a whole) has a bit of a bad reputation. To the particularly cynical, marketers may be seen as slimy manipulators – psychological-string-pullers who get people to spend money on stuff they really don’t need. Salespeople can be seen as unscrupulous foot-in-the-door, “always be closing” […]


How to Write a Social Media Policy for Your Business

The trouble with social media is that everyone reckons they can do it. It’s just writing a sentence and clicking post, right? I wish that were true. Good social media is many things but when it comes to social media for your business, one of the most important of those things is safe. Not boring; […]


How to Make the Most of Multi-Platform Marketing Campaigns

Multi-platform marketing is a form of digital marketing whereby you spread your marketing efforts across a number of platforms; social media, email, newsletters; instead of focussing on one specific platform, for example, Facebook or Twitter. In this guide, we’ll be focussing on social media platforms but the methods can be used across other platforms too. […]


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