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October 8, 2015
Account Managers vs Sales People

There are many ways to define both account managers and sales people but for the purpose of this blog I am going to talk about account managers as relationship builders and sales people as hunters.

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October 6, 2015
Relationships vs Leads

I heard this debate this morning whilst listening to the amazing Marketing Companion podcast and wanted to venture further into this debate with you guys.

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September 28, 2015
Is remote working right for my business?

With more and more people expecting and demanding flexible working, lots of small business owners are stuck with where to turn and determine if remote working is right for their business.

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September 28, 2015
The Getting Ahead Podcast - Episode 37 - How to stop wasting money on your website

In this weeks episode I talk about how you can stop spending money on commissioning a new website every 3-4 years and get it right and producing the leads and sales you want.

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September 24, 2015
How to close more sales?

For a start stop thinking about it as closing and start thinking about starting a relationship. Closing is a very negative word where only one person wins, the sales person!

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September 23, 2015
The Getting Ahead Podcast - Episode 36 - AD Blocking

This weeks episode is all about ad blocking and advertising as a whole. Does it still work and if so where?

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September 22, 2015
Why your website will never be finished

  So why will your website never be finished? Well it shouldn't be ever finished, let me explain? Web 2.0 Websites are not how they used to be. Static and one way. The term web 2.0 was the turning point from static information to an experience you could interact with and to engage with.

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September 19, 2015
The Getting Ahead Podcast - Episode 35 - New Media Europe Manchester

This weeks episode is all about my recent trip to New Media Europe - what I learned, how you can use this in your business and how you can watch the event yourself.

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September 15, 2015
The end of serendipity

I normally write question and answer posts, but today I am feeling the need to post a different kind of post. No longer do we wait for the newspaper in the morning to find out what happened yesterday. Sure there is always some content we were not aware of and is less time sensitive but […]

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September 9, 2015
Has digital ruined how we communicate?

  We have been texting more than calling since 2012 according to ofcom. Pubs have been shutting down at an alarming rate for years and now there are 50% less nightclubs in the UK than 10 years ago. What has happened?

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September 9, 2015
The Getting Ahead Podcast - Episode 34 - Storytelling
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September 5, 2015
Periscope vs Blab

I only compare these products for the purpose of those that are unsure which of the two live streaming products are best for their business. I do in fact consider them very different services and in fact both can be used for very different purposes.

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September 4, 2015
7 reasons why people are not buying from you.

This is a question that I get lots. Why are people not buying? There could be lots of reasons why and it is important that you take the take to work it out. Here is a few things worth checking out.

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September 2, 2015
What is Blab?

For those who want the short answer - Its Google Hangouts on steroids.

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August 31, 2015
The Getting Ahead Podcast - Episode 33 - Marketing Budgets
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August 28, 2015
Which platforms should I be using?

With so many different platforms and content types it is no wonder people are a little confused as to where to start and which ones to use. The same applies to content type. Should you be blogging, podcasting,tweeting, producing video, or even live streaming now?

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August 28, 2015
The Getting Ahead Podcast - Episode 32 - Social Proof and Testimonials

This weeks episode is all about making the most of your testimonials and great use of Social proof.

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August 26, 2015
How long should my blog post be?

There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to content length but there are a few things you should consider. When writing a new blog post you should be thinking of the reader. Who are they? Why are they reading? What do they hope to get from reading you post? And where could […]

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August 20, 2015
The Getting Ahead Podcast - Episode 31 - Its a global market place

The business world is getting smaller and with a truly global market place ever growing how is your business going to be affected?

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August 20, 2015
Should I use Facebook re-targeting?

Facebook Re-targeting is another re-targeting platform like Google's but does it offer anything different? If you are not familiar with re-targeting or re-marketing then check out this post here! I am not a massive fan of re-targeting but this is mainly due to how people abuse it and make it creepy and annoying. However done […]

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August 17, 2015
Should I boost my Facebook Posts?

I have been experimenting with boosting Facebook posts for some of the brands I manage and have found some interesting results. Boosting Facebook posts is what the original Facebook promise was. Getting your message in front of the right kind of people. However this is not a post to complain about Facebook's pay to play. […]

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August 17, 2015
The Getting Ahead Podcast - Episode 30 - Whats next?

What has been working in 2015 and whats next for the rest of this year and beyond onto 2016.

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August 9, 2015
The Getting Ahead Podcast Episode 29 - Dont get overwhelmed

This episode I discuss how to keep up with digital and technology.

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August 7, 2015
What have I learned from writing 100 blogs?

I nearly did it. I got to 96 consecutive days and then fell ill. Not from too much blogging I might add. This is number 100 after a few days off and then over the line for this particular milestone. So what have I learned and what have I got as a result?

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August 5, 2015
How can I keep up with digital marketing?

The long and short answer to this is you probably cannot keep up. There are so many facets to digital marketing today, trying to stay on top of all of them is nearly impossible. I would go as far to say that if you wanted to be as close to 100% up to date as […]

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July 31, 2015
Will an ebook generate leads?

  In this blog I will look to answer the question "Will an ebook generate leads?" A good Ebook will generate you some leads but it has to be really good. With so much content out there and everybody wanting you to read their content, it is important you stand out.

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July 31, 2015
The Getting Ahead Podcast - Episode 28 - Video Marketing

This Weeks episode is all about video marketing and why you need to be getting started.

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July 28, 2015
How do I generate more leads?

In this blog I will look to answer the question "How do I generate more leads?" The short answer is - be the kind of company you would like to find when looking and researching for something. How does that work practically? Lets take a look.

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July 27, 2015
Why 1 download is all you need.

It only takes 1 download to make a difference. That one download by the right person at the right time can change your life and your company for the better. There is so much energy applied today to get big numbers of everything, social media followers and likes, connections on LinkedIn, email subscribers, YouTube subscribers […]

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July 26, 2015
Is Pay per click right for my business?

In this blog I will look to answer the question "is pay per click right for my business?" Pay per click advertising is something most small business owners consider as some point or another. The idea of being able to drive relevant traffic that is already primed to buy sounds too good to be true.

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