It’s that time of year, again — when getting kids back to school means smaller businesses struggle to find time for vital seasonal marketing. Also, it seems some folks were disappointed to miss my Anniversary Sale because they didn’t have time to sign up.
So, I’m (partially) re-opening the sale for a few days more, and making it super-easy for you.
Some of the deals were just too big to repeat, but most are re-listed below — this time with PayPal buttons for quick and easy signup. Just please note that:
- Any payment made constitutes acceptance of my current Terms
- I only deal with UK-based firms that I truly believe I can help. If you don’t seem to fall into that category, I’ll refund your order ASAP, no harm, no foul
Please check out the links in each section below for full details — and demos, where applicable.… Read the rest
Happy Birthday to me — Netcentrics.co.uk just entered its 14th year of trading! So, call me crazy, but I’ve just decided to celebrate with a 14-day flash sale!
Here’s the deal: order any of the digital marketing services listed in the “Grow” section of my site by August 15th 2018 and you’ll get 10% off. Even better — for monthly services, I’ll lock in that 10% discount for the next six months!
Don’t miss out, though — orders must be finalised by 11:59pm on August 15th for the discount to apply!
(Know someone else who might like this? Feel free to share it!)
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If you own a local business, you may be wondering whether to start a business blog. Perhaps you aren’t sure how it could help you, or you lack the time to create quality content consistently.
On the other hand, you’ve heard that content marketing can take your business to the next level.
So, is starting a blog worth it? How could it help your business? Let’s review a few of the best reasons to start a business blog.
1. Drive Website Traffic
The most obvious part of running a business online is that low traffic to your website means low sales. That’s why many business owners spend lots of money each month on PPC ads to boost site traffic.
Here’s the good news: starting a local business blog is a very cost-effective way to increase traffic to your site.… Read the rest
1.96 billion. That’s how many people are on social media. It’s expected to grow to 2.5 billion this year. Social media has made the world smaller and more accessible. As such, social marketing can promote your business to a massive audience, making it a key advertising channel.
Still, many small businesses in and around Cardiff and Bristol target local markets, either across the UK or specifically in South Wales and the Southwest. Having an international reach isn’t always a priority.
So, how do you reach a local or niche audience with social marketing? Here are a few tips:
Know Your Audience
Do you know who your target audience is? Who are you talking to when you create a marketing campaign social media?
Not sure? Then ask!… Read the rest
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th 2018. It will affect every business and change many established business practices and business models. It will also require a fair bit of work to ensure compliance, so if you aren’t already working on that, you need to learn about this and start now.
I was going to do a lot of research and attempt to write something about how all businesses need to be ready for it. However, I’m not a lawyer, and giving bad advice could be risky. Also, there is no way that I could come up with something as clear or comprehensive as Heather Burns’ white paper on GDPR for Business Owners & Senior Executives.
If you have a business of any size, whether it’s online or not, or if you’re even just at the stage of considering setting up a business, you need to read that.… Read the rest