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Are you what Amazon is looking for? Time running out to enter Growing Business Awards

by Assistant Editor on September 18, 2014

High-growth businesses, including those eager to attract external buyers or convert to a plc, are being urged to enter the Real Business Growing Business Awards. [more…]

Important news for startups : Unilever offers £30,000 to winner of sustainability hackathon at ad:tech London on 21-22nd October

by Will Corry on September 18, 2014

Startups with a penchant for sustainability are invited to participate in a specially arranged hackathon at ad:tech London for a chance to impress and partner with Unilever. As the headline sponsor of ad:tech London Future Media & Technology Summit, Unilever is set to engage with startups across the conference in a variety of initiatives including the hack.

Established startups are invited to join and tap into Unilever’s knowledge will run as part of the ad:tech London on 21-22nd October, expertise and data sources that will be made available exclusively to participants.


Exclusive ‘seven questions interview’ with Simon Lake, MD of Gather, which launches today

by Assistant Editor on September 8, 2014

Gather, an ideas-led strategic communications consultancy, launches today with a mission to develop ‘ideas people gather around’.

Previously called Carnegie Orr, London-based Gather has identified a need in the market for organisations to have more clarity and control of their messaging through a single organising idea that breaks down traditional silos and works across all media channels.


Research / Shop vacancies hit four-year low / The Local Data Company

by Will Corry on September 7, 2014

The equivalent of 400 new shops reduced the vacancy rate on British high streets to the lowest level since 2010 last month, research revealed today.


15 smart growth hacking tactics you simply can’t ignore

by Will Corry on September 4, 2014

You could be forgiven for thinking that growth hacking is merely a set of tricks and tactics employed by start-ups to realise extraordinary growth in as short a time as possible.

And, while this is one way to describe growth hacking, the concept itself is actually more of a mind-set and it focuses on the specific marketing methods and tools that start-ups utilise to help them grow.

Inspired by this post at, here are our top 15 growth hacking tactics that you simply can’t afford to ignore:


Events : Meet the agency, media and technology partners who can help you stay ahead of your competition / ad:tech London 21-22 October 2014

by Will Corry on September 1, 2014

Why should you attend ad:tech london in October? Events : An important message for brand marketers, agency executives, media owners and investors - ad:tech London 21-22 October 2014

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ad:tech is where the modern marketing and media community meet each year to source suppliers, network with industry players, benchmark their digital strategies and get-to-grips with emerging trends and technologies.


The latest news about ad:tech London 21-22 October 2014

by Will Corry on September 1, 2014

More information about ad:tech London


Handy infographic – how your SME Marketing could be improved / Stay Sourced

by Will Corry on August 27, 2014

SME marketing is a fundamental part of any business strategy; it can be the deciding factor as to whether your business is a success or not.

Stay Sourced in Leeds sent us this very useful Infographic


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by Will Corry on August 23, 2014


B2B marketers : How to improve lead generation, referrals, content and more

by Will Corry on August 23, 2014

In a recent article for Ad Age, Ruth Stephens offered her"top seven" list of b-to-b marketing channels. Topping the list was website lead generation.

Stephens reviews the basic ways in which businesses typically use their websites for inbound lead gen, from offering a white paper or other download in exchange for contact information, to using IP address identification software to discover which company a visitor is from and then placing a sales call to that company.

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