Following on from our EU Cookie Law Taking the first steps post published a few days back there has been a number of sites now who have started to introduce various ways of informing visitors about cookies and ways in which to get visitors to opt in to have cookies set on their computers.
Econsultancy have just released this useful infographic containing some interesting numbers. One which sticks out in my mind is 93% of marketers survey think the consumer has no idea about what cookies are.Read More
The internet makes information available instantly & publicly. This is both a positive and negative feature. Great for good news about your company that you want to spread widely, but not so much if the news about you is bad. Sometimes it might not be bad news but negative comments about your company, an employee, a product or even a service that a customer/client was not very satisfied with. The worst thing you can do is ignore it.
Online reputation management is a skill that marketing & PR professionals, as well as business owners, need to master. There is no way of controlling what people say about you but there is a way to manage it in a way that will reflect your company in a positive light. People are more forgiving if you own up, admit to mistakes and will respect you if you manage it in the right way.Read More
Yesterday I took a trip to Internet World at Earl’s Court in London. It’s a leading digital marketing and social media event with hundreds of companies exhibiting their latest products and software solutions. Thousands of visitors attend the 3 day event to learn about the latest developments in social media strategy, ecommerce, online marketing, content management and analytics, amongst many others.There were some speakers from the big names in the industry such as Google, Facebook, Ogilvy and E-bay but you had to pay to attend most of those.
I chose to go for the cheap route and queue up for the free seminars that were available in the different seminar theatres. The main ones I was interested in was ‘The Future of Social Media‘, ‘Digital & Mobile Marketing‘ and ‘Content Management‘. There were a wide range of topics and sometimes it was difficult to chose which ones to go to. However, the fact that you had to queue for about 20 minutes to get into every seminar meant that the day passed pretty quickly without being able to attend as many sessions as I would have liked. Read More
For many marketers, targeting the right people involved at each stage of the long and complex, design and build process can be difficult to develop, implement and measure. Using inbound marketing channels is becoming much more prominent within the marketing mix and it goes without saying that well thought out campaigns can work wonders.
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OUTCOMES!! GOALS!! ACTIONS!!
In the mid 90’s many businesses within the construction industry and professional practices set up their websites with the mindset of ‘My website is a shop window to my business’. If you still work with this mindset and attitude to your web presence then you are missing out on a massive opportunity to enhance your brand and gain more leads. You will also be totally unaware of where your prospects are and what they are looking for. What if I told you “Yes, your website is a window BUT… nobody is coming into your shop to have a look around!” or “You are getting visitors but they are not doing anything, they are going elsewhere”.Read More
The internet has provided a platform where anyone can comment, without any editorial control at all. It’s been a rapid revolution which has taken control from the hands of those who make a business out of publishing. Some commentators have even complained and questioned whether such important things as expressing opinions should be left in the hands of the masses!Read More
You’d be amazed at the fickle way web site visitors flick from one site to another in order to find what they want as quickly as possible. If you spend a lot of time looking at stats as I do, you’ll know that you have to grab the attention of your visitors very quickly.Read More
“At Pauley Creative we have been designing and building websites and home pages for construction industry websites for over ten years and the trends for best practice in terms of design, build and strategy have changed sporadically over time. However, the basics remain the same. Within this piece I will give you a better understanding of what you should be expecting of your home page as well as the customer experience your users should expect too”.
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By Nick Pauley – Principal – Pauley Creative
There’s no point in putting together a wonderfully integrated marketing campaign if the words don’t ring bells for the readers. Writing good ad copy isn’t easy. The more I read other people’s marketing literature the more I realise that writing is a talent that not everyone has. There’s the architects firm which promises to “assist” its clients when I’m sure what the clients need is someone to carry out the job – not assist them. There’s the quantity surveyors practice that offers me the “best possible solution”. It’s so easy to fluff around the subject and not say exactly what you mean.Read More
Internet guru Seth Godin, says: “If you have more than seven items in a pull down list, you have failed.” I don’t think he’s wrong particularly when he applies this to drop down lists; it’s worth reading [read Seth’s blog here].
There is undeniably something about seven… Read More