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“In 2012 small businesses need to work harder than ever to win new business and stay alive. Make telemarketing the centre of attention!”

by on February 25, 2012 in Lead story, Marketing, Small Business, Startups

“In 2012 small businesses need to work harder than ever to win new business and stay alive. Make telemarketing the centre of attention!” published on


PC World, Thomson and BHS are among 20 top retailers with no tablet and smartphone apps or sites

by on February 24, 2012 in Apps, Blunders, Ecommerce, iPhone, Lead story, Metrics, Mobile Marketing, Mobile/Tablet, Online Advertising, Retail, Tech

Somo, ( the largest independent global mobile marketing agency, has today released research into the mobile-readiness of the UK’s top 100 retail brands.


Nuggets .. All about Samsung / Red Bull TV / Adobe / mBlox / MARS\Y&R

by on February 23, 2012 in Advertising, Digital Marketing, Mobile/Tablet, Nuggets, Retail

Nuggets .. The best of the PR releases...

Samsung Electronics Co. UK Ltd, the UK’s number one TV brand with the most awarded TV range1, today announced the availability of Red Bull TV on its SMART TV platform.


Great one liners for you… via Richard Goard

by on February 23, 2012 in Laughter Spot, Laughter Spot



Did you hear about the fat, alcoholic transvestite?   All he wanted to do was eat, drink and be Mary.

Got an e-mail today from a bored local housewife, 43, who was looking for some hot action.  So I sent her my ironing.



I got invited to a party and was told dress to kill.  Apparently a turban, beard and a backpack wasn't what they had in mind.

After a night of drink, drugs and wild sex Bill woke up to find himself next to a really ugly woman.  

That's when he realised he had made it home safely.


UK m-commerce will rise by a massive 53 per cent in 2012 …

by on February 23, 2012 in Apps, Apps & Software, Ecommerce, Email Marketing, FaceBook, Gadgets, iPhone, LinkedIn, Metrics, Mobile, Research, Social Media, Websites

Many consumers are worried about using their mobile devices for online shopping, research has found.

Some 60 per cent of people who use a smartphone believe that their security could be compromised if they use it for an e-commerce transaction, according to Affinion International.


New type of digitally printed flooring from Sunbaba

by on February 18, 2012 in Events, Events & Awards, Latest News, News you can use

The inaugural International Outdoor Event Expo (IOEX) will feature a brand new stand from one of the event industry’s leading branding specialists Sunbaba.


5 questions for ‘Annette Iafrate’- Constant Contact

by on February 17, 2012 in Businesswoman, featured item, Small Business, Startups

Five questions for ‘Annette Iafrate’- Constant Contact, UK

Constant Contact UK

1. Annette Iafrate .. You are launching your new Social Campaign product. What will [more…]

Retail Fraud Conference / Fraud prevention within the retail and online environment

by on February 16, 2012 in Events, Events & Awards, Lead story, Retail News, Small Business

Retail Fraud Conference 2012

According to the Centre for Retail Research*, the cost of retail crime is escalating

Shrinkage (stock loss caused by crime, waste and error) rose to 1.37% of sales in 2011 compared to 1.29% in 2010. 


Mobile ethnography – bridging the gap between actual and reported behaviour

by on February 14, 2012 in Gadgets, Mobile, Nuggets, Research, Retail News

Emma Bennett, Marketing Manager at SPA Future Thinking reports...Our new mobile ethnography methodology bridges the gap between consumers’ actual and reported behaviour.


Techy tweens & teens who can’t fathom a time before the internet and smartphones

by on February 14, 2012 in Marketing, News you can use, Research, Retail News, Rock 'n Roll

In the latest stage of our Lifestage omnibus, Vox Pops International filmed and spoke to thirty teens aged between 13-16, and twenty tweens aged between 9-12, in Manchester, Birmingham, Guildford, .....