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Laughter Spot : “A rude joke for the over twenties”

by Will Corry on May 24, 2017

Dave comes home from work early one day.

He walks in to the kitchen and sees his wife on her knees, scrubbing the floor. He watches the rhythmic movements of her bum stuck high in the air for a few seconds, before he can't take it any more.

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Decidedly digital: brands & retailers need to update their technology to keep up with consumer coupon cravings

Decidedly digital: brands & retailers need to update their technology to keep up with consumer coupon cravings

by Will Corry on May 23, 2017

By Penny Dryden, Valassis Limited

For consumers, the appeal of coupons shows no signs of diminishing, with Valassis research showing that UK shoppers alone save £3.3 billion annually using coupons and vouchers.

Print coupons are very popular, and the future looks decidedly bright for digital coupons as well, given the benefits for both shoppers and retailers.

Smartphones are now extensions of our lives – among other things they are the devices through which we shop and interact with people and locations. According to a report from Google, 65 percent of people now say they regularly use their smartphone to access the Internet. In short, the way consumers shop is changing and retailers can now reach shoppers on the go, via a device that accompanies them for most of the day. [more…]

What you can and can’t do with your next Facebook promotion … PromoVeritas

by Will Corry on May 18, 2017

Facebook have recently updated their Terms so we thought we would recap on what you can and can’t do with your next Facebook promotion.
Contact PromoVeritas for regular updates and advice on info@promoveritas.com or call +44 203 325 6000.

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Laughter Spot : “The one about a box of frozen crabs”

by Will Corry on May 15, 2017

A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a blonde flight attendant to take care of them for him. She took the box and promised to put it in the crew's refrigerator.

He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen, mentioning in a very haughty manner that he was a lawyer, and proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out.

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Laughter Spot : “They might think we are cheap Scotsmen and try to screw us”

by Will Corry on May 13, 2017

Jock & Jimmy were walking along a street in London.

Jock looked in one of the shop windows and saw a sign that caught his eye. The sign read, "Suits £5.00 each, Shirts £2.00 each, trousers £2.50 per pair".

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The differences between messaging systems

The differences between messaging systems

by Will Corry on May 13, 2017

When gurus are incorrect and have a massive audience soaking up their information, surely misleading hundreds and thousands of professionals can be damaging to their reputation and even their career if they follow blindly.

Recently a well-known marketing influencer wrote an article on live chat, one of their main examples within the content actually wasn’t live chat but another type of messaging system! After putting the research and effort into writing the blog, it’s understandable why my comment pointing out the misconception was removed.

Therefore this has spurred me to write about some of the different types of messaging systems available.

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Why the best agencies earn their fees, research, gut instinct and a pinch of serendipity

Why the best agencies earn their fees, research, gut instinct and a pinch of serendipity

by James on May 12, 2017

Regular readers of theMarketingblog will be familiar with our reviews of new marketing offerings from media owners. If there is indeed any such thing as new marketing offerings? This is not about the latest marketing tech, it’s about sitting down and talking.

In essence what an advertiser wants to be confident of when planning and booking a campaign or schedule, is, that the placements will reach their target audience, with a relevant message, that will resonate with the target audience. But how can this be ensured? [more…]

NewVoiceMedia wins two TMT News 2017 Telecoms Awards

NewVoiceMedia wins two TMT News 2017 Telecoms Awards

by NewVoiceMedia on May 9, 2017

Latest : NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud contact centre and inside sales technology that enables businesses to have more successful conversations, has scooped two 2017 Telecoms Awards from TMT News. The company was named Best Cloud Customer Contact Technology Vendor – UK and Most Innovative Customer Communications Solution: Salesforce (CTI) Integration.

With telecoms fast becoming vital to the operation of every business, from sole traders through to multinational corporations, the 2017 Telecoms Awards aims to recognise and reward those who have gone beyond their duty of care to connect the world and support businesses throughout the corporate landscape. [more…]

Laughter Spot : Daily Fail boo-boos

by Will Corry on May 9, 2017

Singer Lulu is now 68 and a grandmother to her son’s two young children
... Really? I’m glad you specified the kids are her son’s.

At Victoria, trains were also heavily affected and a man was also taken to hospital after reportedly being hit by a newly-built entrance to the Underground station. ....Get that newly-built entrance properly restrained before it hits someone else.

People whose homes and business premises have been battered by Storm Doris were reminded not to put themselves at risk when checking for damage to their property by the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
That ABI really is a bunch of vandals.

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Discover the top five reasons why you should develop your web empire on WordPress

Discover the top five reasons why you should develop your web empire on WordPress

by Will Corry on May 9, 2017

If developing stunning, flexible, and easy-to-use websites is your top priority, check out this white paper to understand why WordPress is the the best platform on which to build compelling and dynamic websites.

Not only does WordPress power 25 percent of the Internet, but it also offers one of the largest and most helpful communities for development support.

In addition, WordPress’s ease of customization and incorporation of the JSON REST API make it a must-use platform if you’re looking for new technologies that take your web development efforts to the next level.

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