The Grand National: Good marketing can have your business winning the race

With the Grand National this weekend, offices around the country have sorted their sweepstakes and the bookies have taken their bets. Around 500 million people will sit down to watch the race, which is broadcast in over 140 countries. Bear with us here, but horse racing is not all that dissimilar to marketing. If you […]

International Women’s Day- great marketing or politics?

Umbrella Marketing Team

More and more brands are joining forces when it came to International Women’s Day… This renewed focus on female empowerment and gender equality is providing brands and marketers with both an opportunity and a challenge in terms of authentic association. For some brands this is a perfect opportunity to piggyback with their marketing!  L’oreal’s famous “You’re […]

The 30 Minute Marketing Machine at Promotional Products Expo 2016

  Tomorrow (and Thursday) we will be exhibiting in the Digital Village at the Promotional Products Expo. The Digital Village is a go-to hub for companies to seek free advice from various digital marketing specialists including lead nurturing experts Lead Forensics and leading email marketing provider, Constant Contact. It’s a great opportunity to get answers to any […]

Content marketing – redefining communications with your client

Redefining Communications with Your Clients

Content marketing is currently the most popular, effective and one of the most successful methods of marketing communication with clients. It enables you to build trust and loyalty- two values that are of the up most importance for brands that want to stay on the top. Content, not advertisement! Classic advertisements, year after year, are […]

Credible content: It’s all in the ingredients!

Credible Content

“In a world dominated by email and social media, your success is directly proportional to your ability to influence others through the written word.” Geoffery James, Inc.com I read an article in Marketing Week about how the trust in advertising – in particular editorial content – has seen its biggest fall in the past two […]

Seven Marketing Lessons learnt from James Bond Movies

Marketing Lessons Learnt from James Bond

Here we take a look at where marketing and the entertainment industry come together and James Bond movies get the best out of both worlds. We should shrug off the old buzzwords such as product placement and commercial interruption. They are overshadowing new ways of gaining momentum and engaging audience into buying goods and gadgets. […]

Is Social Media Just for Young People?

Is Social Media Just for Young People?

Did you know that there are an estimated 3 billion social network users in the world? This is almost half of the world’s population! For businesses, social media is now one of the primary forms of communicating with their customers. It’s easy to presume that the majority of customers at your bespoke kitchen design business […]

10 Myths About Marketing – Debunked!

Ten Marketing Myths

It is surprising how many myths and misconceptions there are surrounding marketing. We have identified 10 myths and hope we have given reason as to why they are simply not true. Myth 1: Advertising is the same as marketing. No! Advertising is the process of buying space or time in mediums such as newspapers, direct […]

Twitter- seven deadly sins of marketing communication

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Image: Courtesy of Limebridge This simple communicator has very quickly gained tremendous popularity worldwide. It benefits not only brands, but also sports and music celebrities, politicians and journalists. It even became a key communication tool during many modern revolutions and wars, as it provides users with privacy and allows them to spread their messages anonymously. […]

Search- the online marketer Holy Grail or a poisoned chalice?

Search: the Holy Grail

Your website is much more than a shop window to a huge and vibrant global marketplace. A well designed and implemented website can do a lot more than that! It’s a place where you can interact with your customers, a virtual meeting place where you can do a real business, with real people in a […]