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Top tips for developing a video content strategy
By Bob Dearsley on April 15, 2019

In this week’s video, the editor, Aaron Carpenter, is answering the questions for a change. Featuring a guest appearance from Be Found Online’s CEO – the inimitable Steve Krull – in this...

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Social Media Strategy is a Cocktail Party
By Bob Dearsley on April 1, 2019

In this week’s video, the author and curator, Bob Dearsley, explains the importance of social media, as well as why businesses should take the ‘cocktail party’ approach when engaging...

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What is the point of social media?
By Bob Dearsley on March 25, 2019

In this week's video, the author and curator, Bob Dearsley, talks about the importance of social media, how it has grown, its importance in marketing strategies and how it can benefit...

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What is Growth-Driven Design? (GDD)
By Bob Dearsley on March 18, 2019

In this week's video and blog, the author and curator of No More PR & Marketing Bollox, Bob Dearsley, explains why businesses need to utilise Growth-Driven Design for any website build...

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Your website meets your prospects before you do
By Bob Dearsley on March 11, 2019

In this week's video, the author and curator, Bob Dearsley, explains how your website is the first touch point between you and your potential customers, and how to set your website up so...

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Product & Marketing Differentiation: Put a goat in a tree!
By Bob Dearsley on March 4, 2019

In this week's video, the author and curator, Bob Dearsley, explains how businesses can "stand out" from the competition and attract interested parties in an oversaturated marketplace...

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Finding out what success looks like
By Bob Dearsley on February 25, 2019

In this week’s video, the author and curator, Bob Dearsley, and the CEO of Be Found Online, Steve Krull, discuss goal therapy and why businesses need to clearly define goals and...

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What is Inbound PR?
By Bob Dearsley on February 18, 2019

In this week’s video, the author and curator, Bob Dearsley, discusses Inbound PR, including what it is, how it works and why businesses should be utilising it to increase brand...

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Make sure you put a chicken test in your project!
By Bob Dearsley on February 11, 2019

In this week's video and blog, the author and curator of No More PR & Marketing Bollox, Bob Dearsley, discusses how businesses can stop wasting time by putting in a "chicken test" as...

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Corporate messaging: Finding your Ronseal moment
By Bob Dearsley on January 28, 2019

In this week's video and blog, the author and curator of No More PR & Marketing Bollox, Bob Dearsley, discusses corporate messaging and how businesses can easily encapsulate what it is...

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Inspiration for the book and the term 'Bollox'
By Bob Dearsley on January 21, 2019

In this week's video - Bob Dearsley, the author and curator of No More PR & Marketing Bollox, talks about his inspiration for the title of the book (now weekly blog site) and why the...

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Introduction to No More PR & Marketing Bollox
By No More PR & Marketing Bollox! on January 14, 2019

In this interview, Bob Dearsley, author and curator of No More PR & Marketing Bollox and chief executive of The ITPR Group, gives a brief overview of why he started The ITPR group, and...

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Content without strategy is just stuff!
By Bob Dearsley on March 5, 2018

Way back in February 2014, the founder of the Content Marketing Institute, Joe Pulizzi, used this headline... Today, as a growth-driven marketing consultancy, we are often asked to...

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If you want to generate more leads, sort out your website!
By Bob Dearsley on February 26, 2018

Ask any sales director what he wants and the answer is always “more leads!”. If you accept your website meets your prospects before you do, that is to say that your prospects are more...

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Choosing the right CMS for your website
By Bob Dearsley on February 19, 2018

  Back in the early days of the World Wide Web, websites were hardcoded. Businesses had static, ‘brochure’ type websites written entirely in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and only...

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A simple guide to measuring content marketing ROI
By Bob Dearsley on February 12, 2018

When I talk to marketing and sales directors who have embraced content marketing - or to put it another way, ‘Inbound Marketing’ - they are all enthusiastic about its value and success....

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The importance of Marketing Automation for SMEs & start-ups
By Bob Dearsley on February 5, 2018

When it comes to marketing and sales activity in early the growth stage of any business, the main challenge facing start-ups and SMEs is a fundamental lack of budget and manpower.   Once...

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Three ways topic clusters can transform your search rankings
By Bob Dearsley on January 29, 2018

(Image credit: HubSpot)  The way your potential customers – your prospects – search for and find your business and its services online is changing. In the past, people would enter...

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The Lowdown on SEO Spam Emails
By Dan Golden on January 22, 2018

  There is a dark side to the SEO industry that we need to speak openly about. In the past, a lot of SEO companies did things to influence search results - things that worked at the...

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Perfection in marketing & business and why it’s a problem.
By Bob Dearsley on January 15, 2018

Many start-ups and SMEs have CEOs who are perfectionists. It is a trait that they have to learn to curb if they are going to be successful, grow and scale the business. That may sound...

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Five 'must-haves' for your 2018 marketing plan
By Bob Dearsley on January 8, 2018

  If you’re a Marketing Manager who has started the year by being tasked with building a Marketing Plan for 2018 – you’re not alone. Some of you will be ahead and will have started this...

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Top marketing tips for 2018
By Bob Dearsley on December 22, 2017

  If your world was anything like ours, 2017 has been a roller coaster of a year that has hurtled along relentlessly – and suddenly, we find ourselves staring at the beginning of 2018. ...

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New Year Marketing Campaigns: Preparing for 2018
By Bob Dearsley on December 18, 2017

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How will marketing in 2018 be different?
By Bob Dearsley on December 11, 2017

As the end of the year approaches, a question we might ask ourselves as marketers and salespeople is: “What can we do better in 2018?” Undoubtedly, 2017 has been full of interesting...

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The importance of sales and marketing alignment
By Bob Dearsley on December 4, 2017

  When I started my first job in sales as a fresh-faced and surprisingly innocent young man, not long out of university and not overly worldly wise, I was encouraged to cold call...

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A guide to building your digital marketing technology stack
By Bob Dearsley on November 27, 2017

  Back in March, my good friend Simon Jones – now employed by that august body, SiriusDecisions – helped us to create a really useful presentation, entitled: “Goldilocks and the Three...

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Using Snapchat and Instagram for B2B Marketing
By Ant Musker on November 20, 2017

In the relatively short period of time that modern social media has been around – only 13 years – it has evolved tremendously. The earliest forms of online social media were limited to...

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Four social media stats that will change how you market your business
By Max Greene on November 13, 2017

Over the past several years, the popularity of social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest has exploded. Whether you use the networks in your personal life or...

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Why you need a culture code in 2018
By Bob Dearsley on November 6, 2017

Culture: the ideas, customs and social behaviour of a particular people, organisation or society. People talk grandly about the “culture” of an organisation - or "business culture", but...

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AI in marketing and customer service: What can chatbots do for marketers?
By Bob Dearsley on October 30, 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI); a level of technological sophistication that was previously confined to the realms of science fiction and television. Go back ten – or even five – years and...

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Halloween, Marketing Automation adoption & why Americans go crazy about things
By Bob Dearsley on October 23, 2017

  It’s almost Halloween; and, speaking as a Brit, it was not something I was brought up to celebrate. For us, it falls so close to Bonfire Night it has always been overshadowed by it....

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8 top tips for getting started with video marketing in your business
By Bob Dearsley on October 16, 2017

Making the first video for your business can be a daunting task. Firstly, you have no idea what to do, and how to start, you hate what you look like on camera and feel like you haven’t...

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The benefits of video marketing for SMEs and start-ups
By Bob Dearsley on October 9, 2017

Video content has been around since 1878, when British photographer Eadweard Muybridge (yes, really!) created a series of still photographs of a horse which, when viewed in sequence and...

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The Sales & Marketing process was always about “Closing”. What is it now?
By Bob Dearsley on October 2, 2017

In 1992, playwright David Mamet gave us the now immortal line, “Always be Closing!” The line comes from his play Glengarry Glen Ross - and is delivered by Blake, a sales trainer working...

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Top tips on preparing for GDPR for small businesses
By Bob Dearsley on September 25, 2017

If you missed my previous blog on the GDPR and what it is, you can catch up here. This blog however, will shed some more light on preparing for the GDPR, helping them to get on top of...

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What is the GDPR? A quick guide to the GDPR for small businesses
By Bob Dearsley on September 18, 2017

What is the GDPR? Coming into force on the 25th May, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the most comprehensive change to data security in the last two...

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Data-driven content marketing: what should you write about?
By Bob Dearsley on September 11, 2017

Before the advent of marketing automation and analytics, identifying the content which best drove engagement and conversions was difficult. Businesses could produce blog after blog – and...

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A short guide to the art of social selling
By Bob Dearsley on September 4, 2017

In the years gone by – when it was considerably easier for sales people to get through to decision makers in a business – cold calling was the norm and produced some great responses. In...

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Will Inbound Marketing work for my business?
By Bob Dearsley on August 28, 2017

Five reasons why people fail at Inbound Marketing In short, the answer to the question: “Will Inbound Marketing work for my business?” is “Yes!” – but only if you’re willing to invest...

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Instagram for B2B: is it relevant?
By Bob Dearsley on August 21, 2017

Not all of us will remember social media in its infancy, a landscape marked by social media networks such as MySpace, Bebo and Friends Reunited Years later however, the landscape has...

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B2B Lead Generation, Customer Acquisition & Client Engagement
By Bob Dearsley on August 14, 2017

Marketing in 2017 is very different to marketing even five or six years ago. Your prospects have increasingly little time and patience for outbound marketing methods, such as mass volume...

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If Online Marketing Is Now A Science, What's The Key To Mastering It?
By Reed Gusmus on August 7, 2017

Like so many other industries influenced by the rapid advance of digital tools and other technologies, the manner in which marketing professionals approach their responsibilities is...

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Why you should be using topic clusters in your SEO
By Stephen Higgins on July 31, 2017

Competition on search engines like Google is extremely high. Companies all over the world are constantly battling with each other to rank highly on a Google SERP (Search Engine Results...

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Why do you think you need to redesign your website?
By Bob Dearsley on July 24, 2017

In today’s digital-first world, the way in which customers or prospects engage with businesses is very often via Google search and they then arrive on the business’ website. We live in...

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Analysis of the Top Marketing Automation Software
By Bob Dearsley on July 17, 2017

If you’re thinking of scaling up your business’ lead generation and customer acquisition – there’s one highly effective solution: marketing automation. Marketing automation provides your...

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A Marketer’s Guide: Instagram VS Snapchat Stories
By Austin Fisher on July 10, 2017

  This guest blog post, 'A Marketer's Guide: Instagram VS Snapchat Stories' was originally published on Medium and is printed here with the author's permission. You can follow the...

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Best practice SEO advice: What is grey hat SEO?
By Bob Dearsley on July 3, 2017

As I mentioned in my last blog post on the top SEO ranking factors, there are several SEO factors you can indulge in and practice to ensure your website is functioning optimally and has...

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Best practice advice on Google's top SEO ranking factors
By Bob Dearsley on June 26, 2017

When it comes to optimising your website for Google, things get a little complicated. A quick Google search for the ‘most important search engine ranking factors’ will deliver you 2.6...

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The Key to Growth? Illuminating Your Best Bets
By Morgan Brown on June 19, 2017

This guest blog post, 'The Key to Growth? Illuminating Your Best Bets' was originally published on Medium and is printed here with the author's permission. You can follow the...

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Historical blog optimisation: updating old blog content to improve lead generation
By Bob Dearsley on June 12, 2017

When it comes to content creation, up-to-date, relevant and fresh blog content is certainly the way to go, but it’s important to not overlook your website’s older content assets. But, no...

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