Marketing and Business Development: A Match Made in Heaven

Business Development and Marketing - Umbrella Marketing Team

For any relationship to be successful and rewarding, both parties need to have a good understanding of each other, the same goals and aspirations, as well as the capacity to support each other in order to nurture the relationship and see the longevity. We explain why this ethos should be fostered by business development and marketing.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Productivity- 9 simple steps to awesomeness!

Productivity

Productivity is listed all over the media as the biggest challenge for UK business. According to recent figures from the Office of National Statistics, productivity in the UK has failed to increase since 2007. Apparently, it takes a worker in Britain five days to complete a task that an employee in France would complete in […]

Google- the new algorithm which could affect your website!

Google Algorithm

According to the newest information on Google’s blog, from the 21st of April adaptation of pages to display properly on mobile devices will be one of the major factors influencing the ranking of a website: “As more people use mobile devices to access the internet, our algorithms have to adapt to these usage patterns (…) […]

Strategic Thinking in a Digital World

Strategic Thinking

Why do you need digital marketing strategy? The answer is simple- because without one you are standing good chances of missing on opportunities and losing business. Creating a digital marketing strategy will open many doors and ensure that you concentrate your efforts on the relevant elements and tactics. You’ve probably already started the process of […]