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Laughter Spot – 4 great jokes for the airborne traveller

Via SUZAN ST MAUR Three + a bonus one air travel jokes to add to our award winning Laughter Spots  … whether you’re a frequent or occasional flyer, you’ll find some good laughs to enjoy here. Shooting star On one particular flight when the first officer was at the controls, the aircraft had landed very roughly [more ]
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GleanIn Social Registration enables exhibitors and their personnel to see in real-time who has registered for an event from their social networks

GleanIn s revolutionary new social marketing software is storming the UK events’ market due to its unique value proposition for visitors AND exhibitors. GleanIn s social registration widget sits within the registration process and encourages visitors to connect their social profile/s in order to see who else is registered for the event AND also which exhibitor brands, [more ]
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Who are the cute girls in the hilarious Heinz Mustard commercial?

Q: Who are the cute girls in the hilarious Heinz Mustard commercial? A: Rebecca Larsen & Ingrid Haas http://t.co/4EpxvlUV6H #withag WhoIsThatHotAdGirl (@thathotadgirl) May 18, 2015
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Video : Terrible ad but beautiful hot ad girl in this Orbit commercial

You Might Know Her As: The ridiculously hot British sounding girl from the Orbit commercials. She seems like she d be a tough cookie. And this is why we love her. Who She Is: Vanessa Branch. She s a British-American actress and model known for her work on Orbit campaigns. She s awesome enough to hold dual citizenship in the [more ]
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Q. Should I start creating your own bespoke newsletter?

Designing engaging bespoke newsletters guaranteed to look amazing in every inbox, on every device Should I start creating your bespoke newsletter? Your content is superb. Right up there in terms of quality. You work very hard to get it right. You should be making fuller use of it. More coverage to the right prospects. I [more ]
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Laughter Spot … “He says you don’t have the guts to pull the trigger”

After a thorough investigation, a rich gangster finds out that his bookkeeper has cheated him out of $10 million. His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the first place. It was assumed that a deaf bookkeeper would not hear anything that he might have to testify about in court. [more ]
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“A drunken usability experiment” – Austin Knight (UX Designer at HubSpot) at the Conversion Conference in October 2015

In this talk, Austin Knight (UX Designer at HubSpot) will discuss a drunken usability experiment and the unexpected influence that it had on the way that user research is conducted. Learn about new and unconventional methods for overcoming the struggles and pitfalls of traditional user testing, obtaining true and honest user feedback, and verifying the [more ]
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“Where digital marketers and analysts come to get the latest strategies for increasing website conversion rates” – Conversion Conference, London | TheMarketingblog

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Agenda. etc. Conversion Conference London etc.venues, 155 Bishopsgate, 28-29 October 2015..
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“Where digital marketers and analysts come to get the latest strategies for increasing website conversion rates” – Conversion Conference, London

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How to convert new business opportunities before your competitors – Lead Forensics

Research : The fastest growing ethnicity searched for by marketers is Middle Eastern

To reach today’s global audiences, diversity in marketing has become increasingly important and Shutterstock has identified the latest in diversity trends in their People report. Our latest infographic reflects a growing demand for authentic and diverse images: http://t.co/KjdMB7cz8s pic.twitter.com/oxLs7AtBSe — Shutterstock (@Shutterstock) August 27, 2015 Thanks to the internet, businesses need to market their products [more ]
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Let Lead Forensics Tell You Who Visited Your Website

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Turn your anonymous website visitors into sales leads, convert new business opportunities before your competitors and increase your online ROI.
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Benedict Cumberbatch ‘magnificent’ in the gritty role of ‘Man Shopping in Tesco’

Benedict Cumberbatch has blown away the critics after a ‘magnificent, power-house performance’ at the Brent Cross Hendon Way Tesco Superstore in Cricklewood last night. The Sherlock star, already receiving plaudits for his role as Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre, was praised for his thirty-five minute ‘tour-de-force’, in which he grappled with the gritty role of [more ]
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You can now have a bespoke newsletter for your operation. Imagine it. Your own result driven bespoke newsletter

Should I start creating your bespoke newsletter?  - Your content is superb. Right up there in terms of quality. I have an idea for you called ‘Newslettered’   The team at theMarketingblog can now create a regular bespoke newsletter for you which .. Can be sent to your data bases Built into your web site [more ]
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Twitter Tweets on a Friday : #Marketing, #Communication,Sony Mobile Communications, #tourism, #travel, SmartUpUK, Content Management

Friday, 28 August 2015, 12:55 pm TrekkSoft @trekksoft Build your digital presence with: visual content, SEO, social media marketing & mobile: buff.ly/1KROQBN #tourism #travel Reply Retweet Favorite Friday, 28 August 2015, 7:40 am UK_HeadHunts @UK_HeadHunts Vacancy for Marcoms Manager at Sony Mobile Communications in London, UK. express.candarine.com/campaign/url/f… #Marketing #Communication #ROI #Jobs Reply [more ]
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I will show you how the right bespoke newsletter, with the right content designed to get you that all important new business

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You can now have a bespoke newsletter for your operation. Imagine it. Your own result driven bespoke newsletter.It's a special offer - 100% discount on both your newsletter and the send. A no brainer. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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New research reveals that IT issues are holding back the contact centre industry

New research from Call Centre Helper, run in partnership with NewVoiceMedia, reveals that nearly half of industry professionals (44%) name ‘IT issues’ as a key barrier to running an effective contact centre. The survey, which asked over 600 members of the contact centre industry ‘what barriers stop you from running your dream contact centre?’ also [more ]
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Latest News : StackaWraps get a £500,000 funding boost

StackaWraps, lifelike 3D product replicas, are breaking through on to high streets in the form of giant beer glasses, aftershave bottles and even an oversize pair of jeans A £500,000 funding boost has helped a Stockport firm to develop its patented oversize replicas StackaWraps, lifelike 3D product replicas, are breaking through on to high streets [more ]
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A £500,000 funding boost has helped a Stockport firm to develop its patented oversize replicas

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StackaWraps, lifelike 3D product replicas, are breaking through on to high streets in the form of giant beer glasses, aftershave bottles and even an oversize pair of jeans. They are the brainchild of Richard Peter, who identified a gap in the market for portable, realistic recreations, and so he designed StackaWraps to be flat packed, so that they can fit in the boot of a car
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How is that whole immigration crackdown thing going? This just out from the Office of National Statistics

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Dita Von Teese will open a pop-up shop in Selfridges next week

Lingerie designer Dita Von Teese will open a pop-up shop in Selfridges next week. http://t.co/SWOWlQmQAZ pic.twitter.com/JVqkTP7Nh4 Will Corry (@slievemore) August 27, 2015
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Lenor and agency Grey praise skirts in this video

A lovely ode to the skirt. More than a feminine garment. Oh lovely skirt. Here’s something to cheer up a dank, rainy so-called summer day (the Scots say ‘dreek’), a Procter & Gamble commercial from Germany bizarrely. Graphic by Shutterstock Fabric softener Lenor and agency Grey have chosen to divert us with a paean of [more ]
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Dita Von Teese to launch pop-up shop in Selfridges

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Burlesque star turned lingerie designer Dita Von Teese will open a pop-up shop in Selfridges next week.
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An epic step-by-step guide to writing a business plan

You already know how to write a business plan…but you have been told you don t, and now you probably believe it. You have been told what a complicated process it is.  You have been told how difficult it is.  You have been told that without an expert by your side you will fail. http://bit.ly/1JxoSCC Our step [more ]
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An epic step-by-step guide to writing a business plan

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Our step by step guide to writing a business plan, explains each section of a business plan and how you can write yours.
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It will be “Black Friday ” soon – are you ready?

UK retailers were left reeling last November when British shoppers spent online an estimated £810 million in one day, due to a new retail phenomenon imported from the US dubbed Black Friday. According to the UK’s industry association for online retail IMRG, who compiled the figures, the surprise amount spent on Black Friday eclipsed the £650 [more ]
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Movers and Groovers : Emotion measurement tech company hires leading US government data scientist

A senior data science leader at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has joined Realeyes, an emotion analytics platform that measures how people feel and react when they watch video content. Jeff Ryan (photo) joins Realeyes as Chief Data Scientist and will report to CPO Martin Salo. He will lead the data science team, coordinate [more ]
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TheMarketingblog creates an “unfair” advantage for your company

TheMarketingblog creates an “unfair” advantage for your company
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Exponential whitepaper aims to help marketers define and improve engagement – exclusive to theMarketingblog

Digital ad solution experts Exponential have published a timely whitepaper on engagement to help marketers completely reappraise their online ad tactics in the wake of three rising trends in online advertising. By Bryan Melmed, vice president, insights services, for Exponential The trends they cite are the increasing competition for consumer time, the realisation “big data [more ]
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5 tips for better social integration – to get improved results across all channels… by Kelly Smith, Connecting Element

Social media doesn’t switch off, which is why it’s a vital part of your integrated marketing campaigns. Follow our five tips for better social integration to see improved results across all channels. Written by Kelly Smith Five tips for smarter social integration | Connecting Element Join up your marketing channels for better visibility and engagement across [more ]
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Five tips for smarter social integration | Connecting Element

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Join up your marketing channels for better visibility and engagement across the board.
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White paper download – Engage with your audience while they are still anonymous and lead them into conversion

Fill out this form to get your free copy Losing 98% of your incoming traffic? Read how to engage with your audience while they are still anonymous and how to lead them into conversion Personalization: the key to online conversion What are the goals for engagement with anonymous visitors? What do you need to consider before personalizing [more ]
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Paddy Power and Betfair brands are getting together

Paddy Power and Betfair to merge The combined group will retain the individual Paddy Power and Betfair brands which each have distinct customer bases.
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Paddy Power and Betfair to merge

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The combined group will retain the individual Paddy Power and Betfair brands which each have distinct customer bases.
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12 tools you didn’t realize could get you more blog traffic

12 tools you didn t realize could send you more blog traffic It’s no secret We all want more blog traffic. This post looks at 12 free tools you didn’t realize could get you more traffic. We all want more blog traffic. For some of us it helps grow our business. For others it offers that [more ]
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Digital Outdoor : “This spectacular location is like no other, with its incredible size and impact”..

Spencer Berwin, Managing Director – Sales at JCDecaux, said: “This spectacular location is like no other, with its incredible size and impact it offers brands an exciting new digital canvas in one of the UK’s largest cities. We are delighted that we have such high-profile brands capitalising on this opportunity to reach the influential and [more ]
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12 Tools You Didn't Realize Could Send You More Blog Traffic

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It's no secret - We all want more blog traffic. This post looks at 12 free tools you didn't realize could get you more traffic.
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Research : “More dedicated sports brands are dipping their toes into fashion, like Puma’s collaboration with Rihanna”

British consumers are buying sportswear in droves, with the almost £6bn market being driven by women. The UK market hit £5.91bn in 2014, up from £4.62bn in 2010, according to a report from Key Note. The research house estimates sportswear sales will total £8.65bn in 2019, based on current growth rates. Sportswear sales in the UK [more ]
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UK retailer newsletters failing to engage with consumers » ClickZ UK

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Practicology has released the findings from six months of research into retailers’ email marketing campaigns. Conclusions? There's substantial room for improvement.
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Women for Women : South African model Katryn Kruger sparkles in THE OUTNET.COM’s upcoming FW15 campaign

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THE OUTNET.COM’s upcoming FW15 campaign - Three key trends for the season: sleek minimalism, luxe boho and an embellished look Exciting news about
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Women for Women : South African model Katryn Kruger sparkles in THE OUTNET.COM’s upcoming FW15 campaign

THE OUTNET.COM’s upcoming FW15 campaign Three key trends for the season: sleek minimalism, luxe boho and an embellished look Exciting news about THE OUTNET.COM’s upcoming FW15 campaign. Debuting in September, the campaign concept has evolved from the thrill of the hunt to the joy of the find itself with customer insights helping to drive [more ]
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Laughter Spot : The one about being “overenthusiastic on the cocktails”

Two women friends had gone out for a girls night out, and had been overenthusiastic on the cocktails. Incredibly drunk and walking home, they suddenly realized they both needed to pee. They were very close to a graveyard, and one of them suggested they do their business behind a headstone or something. The first woman [more ]
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NewVoiceMedia named 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winner

NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud technology which helps businesses sell more, serve better and grow faster, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named its ContactWorld for Service solution as a 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winner. “We’re incredibly proud that ContactWorld has been selected for TMC’s [more ]
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Laughter Spot : “I’ve got some good news and some bad news”

God came to Adam and said, I ve got some good news and some bad news. Well, give me the good news first, Adam replied. I ve got two new organs for you. One is called a brain. It will allow you to be very intelligent, create new things and have wonderful conversations with Eve. The other [more ]
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Dirty dancing! – V Festival turns into a mud bath

Heavy rainfall lashed Britain overnight with forecasters warning of more thundery downpours across the UK today Severe weather warnings in place for south west, south east, East Anglia, London and parts of Scotland until 10pm Several parts of Britain have already seen more than a fortnight s rainfall in the past 24 hours, the Met Office [more ]
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Want to reach mums and dads? – You must check Sally Durcan’s “Talk to Mums” newsletter

Talk to Mums //
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Latest Tweets Rugby World Cup … DHL, Luis Picamole, Aer Lingus, Scotland World Cup Squad, The team from Wales

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Movers and Groovers : Annabelle Dickson, Archant and Sally O’Rourke, bluemarlin

EDP and EADT Political Editor Annabelle Dickson has been promoted to the newly-created role of Group Political Editor, Archant, with immediate effect. Annabelle, who leads the lobby group of journalists at the House of Commons, has been Political Editor of the Eastern Daily Press and East Anglian Daily Times for the past two years and [more ]
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Education : adconnection present an “infographic of all the latest clearing stats”

Education : adconnection present an “infographic of all the latest clearing stats”
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Newcast appointed as digital agency for Seriously Strong, President and Galbani brands

Newcast, the branded content division of ZenithOptimedia, has been appointed by Seriously Strong, President and Galbani, some of the UK’s leading cheese brands, to be their digital agency of record in the UK. Newcast was awarded the business following a competitive pitch against three creative digital agencies, as part of a decision to embrace a [more ]
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“Is your company is gearing up for their annual conference?” – Hotcow Blog

Hotcow write Social media. Most businesses do it. But do they do it right? It’s that time of year again. Your company is gearing up for the annual conference. You’re frantically trying to secure sponsors, line up guest speakers and plan networking events. There’s a lot to think about. But while you’re in planning [more ]
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Women for Women : Ten lessons motherhood has taught me

Motherhood. It changes you. It teaches you. Lessons that you expect to learn, such as how to put on a nappy. The exact way your baby likes to be rocked to sleep. That it is possible to love each child the same, that your heart grows a little bit more each time to encompass that love. [more ]
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Sam Warburton unveils Duracell #PowerCheck at Rugby World Cup 2015 / Opta

Official Rugby World Cup 2015 Tournament Provider, Duracell, today launches a new objective measure of power and endurance to help fans to understand more about teams, players and key moments at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. This will provide a great introduction to the sport for those that are new to rugby and will provide [more ]
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Events : Engage and inform potential clients in a format that is easy to use

Innovative interactive event technology in the form of a giant tablet! A range of screen sizes available from 22 to 55 inches Brings marketing & promotional elements seamlessly together Previous clients inc. Sky, Barclays, Harrods, NHS & BBC News Based in London & available for events worldwide http://www.giantitab.com/ Bringing together smart phone, tablet and multi-channel [more ]
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You can turn your sales people into rock stars – Lead Forensics

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Laughter Spot : Brilliant Beijing hotel brochure – Translated as only they can

A friend went to Beijing recently and was given this brochure by the hotel. It is precious. She is keeping it and reading it whenever she feels depressed. Obviously, it has been translated directly, word for word from Mandarin to English. Getting There: Our representative will make you wait at the airport. The bus to [more ]
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Responsive design / Is it possible to create a high-converting responsive e-commerce site?

Is Responsive design the choice for E-commerce However, many e-commerce companies are still skeptical of responsive design as a solution to the multi-screen problem. They are concerned with how responsive design will affect the customer experience and overall website metrics. To help answer the question of whether responsive design is a good choice for enterprise e-commerce [more ]
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The IAB Believes…in online privacy

Statement from IAB UK .. As the internet continues to become more entrenched in our everyday lives so the notion of privacy becomes all the more important. User privacy is a challenge that all organisations – big or small operating in a digital world need to address, not least as this world is about [more ]
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Laughter Spot : But the fact remains that if she was sleeping in her OWN bed …

A mum visits her son for dinner who lives with a girl roommate. During the course of the meal, his mother couldn t help but notice how pretty his roommate was. She had long been suspicious of a relationship between the two, and this had only made her more curious Over the course of the evening, [more ]
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Row over staff restaurant tips resurfaces .. Pizza Express, Ask Italian, Zizzi, Prezzo, Giraffe, Cote..

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B2B Marketers : Download this limited-time Forrester report to learn how you can reward, recognize, and engage your customers

How consumer loyalty principles can help B2B companies reward, recognize, and engage their customers Earning customer loyalty is very important to B2B marketers. After all, loyalty translates directly into referrals and new cross-sell/upsell opportunities. But it’s easy for marketing and customer insights professionals in B2B companies to dismiss B2C loyalty marketing practices as tactics that [more ]
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Video … A star is born in this adorable ‘Tiny Dancer’ spot from John Lewis

Each year, the launch of the John Lewis Christmas TV ad is almost like a national event. This year told the story of a boy and his penguin friend, last year was the animated tale of a bear and a hare. John Lewis doesn t just save its ad magic for the holiday season. Other stand-outs include the 2010 [more ]
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UK SEO Events – Conversion Conference London, ad:tech London, eMetrics Summit

If you’re looking for UK SEO events at the end of 2015, Silkstream have put together this ultimate list of all the events they could find, up and down the country for:  SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)  .Digital Marketing  .PPC (Pay Per Click) . Social Media. ASO (App Store Optimisation) Courtesy of Silkstream SEPTEMBER 2015 Silicon Beach [more ]
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Marketing and the Rugby World Cup – latest tweets

Rugby World Cup, Land Rover, Canon, Bear Grylls, Heineken, National Dairy Council plus the latest tweets. [View the story "Marketing - Rugby World Cup - latest tweets" on Storify]
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Updated Marketing News – Check this ultimate Rugby World Cup page – 4 articles, stories, news etc.

Rugby World Cup Latest case studies, articles, tweets, stories etc. The Rugby World Cup 2015 latest news //
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Check a potential backlash on this actress’s invitation to ‘taste the bush”

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Latest software / “This B2B sales tool will turn your sales people into rock stars!”

Editor of theMarketingblog s Newslettered exclusively writes .. People always ask me “What’s the latest software that is going to make my business money?” While it is often not as simple as that, occasionally something comes along that really does do, exactly that.  This B2B sales tool with turn your sales people into rock stars! Now, [more ]
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Apply to be part of “The Next Big Thing” / ad:tech London October 2015

Have an innovative product, service or solution? Apply to be part of The Next Big Thing ad:tech London is working with Unilever and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Keith Weed to help the FMCG giant to deliver “the right technology to the right brands, at the right time”.
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Have an innovative product, service or solution? Apply to be part of The Next Big Thing

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ad:tech London is working with Unilever and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Keith Weed to help the FMCG giant to deliver “the right technology to the right brands, at the right time”.
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Laughter Spot : “A cute way for her to afford new clothes”

On their wedding night, the young bride from Reading approached her new husband and asked for £30 for their first lovemaking encounter. In his highly aroused state, her husband readily agreed. This scenario was repeated each time they made love, for more than 40 years, with him thinking that it was a cute way for [more ]
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The IAB Believes…in an ad-funded internet

Statement from IAB UK The IAB UK outlines how ad blocking prevents brands and publishers from reaching their audiences with effective and relevant communications and content How many times a day do you check your email, log on to Facebook, ‘Google’ the weather forecast, or check the headlines online?  I’d wager that it’s more than a [more ]
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Check this very cool app for football player exchange – Giant iTab

Buzzed to meet Lee #eventprofs, #eventtech, #futurechw, #leadgeneration, @CentralHall, @EventopediaUK, @TheGiantiTab, Giant iTab, large iPad, Mark Jones, Marketing, rental touchscreen, smart phone, sponsorship, tablet, top 5 event tech pick, touchscreen tablet solution today and see their very cool app for football player exchange. It s all kicking off! pic.twitter.com/HBjY7UaqoG Giant iTab (@TheGiantiTab) August 7, 2015 [more ]
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Sally Durcan of Hotcow discusses innovative ‘game-changing’ guerrilla marketing from Ikea

This guerrilla marketing campaign was certainly one of the more novel uses of Instagram as a free promotional medium, and a fun way to browse Ikea’s collection. The innovation hasn’t just opened the doors for more use of Instagram in unusual ways, but more use of all apps. In many ways, and in-line with the [more ]
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IKEA Russia Promotes Latest Collection By Creating A ‘Website’ On Instagram

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Sally Durcan of Hotcow talks about innovative marketing from IKEA
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Laughter Spot : The one about the mile high club

A businessman boarded a flight and was lucky enough to be seated next to an absolutely gorgeous woman. They exchanged brief greetings and he noticed that she was reading a manual about sexual statistics. He asked her about it and she replied, “this is a very interesting book about sexual statistics. It identifies that American Indians [more ]
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Laughter Spot : “The one about PC sacking”

The owner of a small airline in the Scottish Highlands had just lost a big tourism contract and as a result, the business was in difficulty. The owner gathered together his four cabin crew staff members. “I’m really sorry,” he said, “but I’m going to have to let one of you go.” The black steward [more ]
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Latest News : World’s 100 most innovative companies, China’s August scare, Co-op Bank, Gatwick Airport, Greek Government, Vicky Pollard and a Chinese billionaire

Co-op Bank losses almost triple as turnaround drags on Dutch lambast Greek government for creating complete chaos as Germans back third bail-out AEP: China s August scare is a false alarm as fiscal crunch fades Sir Howard Davies blasts Gatwick boss claims that Airports Commission s report contained superficial analysis What do Vicky Pollard and a Chinese [more ]
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Travel/leisure …. LIDA lands CRM account for P&O Cruises and Cunard

Thanks @Campaignmag V. excited Carnival UK is joining the LIDA fold. Celebrating with @lidalondon tonight #boatparty pic.twitter.com/jZoCTRFdN8 Matt Lambert (@lambertlambert) August 20, 2015 Agency to transform P&O Cruises and Cunard direct to customer marketing - P&O Cruises and Cunard have hired direct agency LIDA to handle their Customer Relationship Management (CRM) business. The agency [more ]
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How to discover the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of implementing inbound marketing in your business

http://bit.ly/1gXUOsS The inbound philosophy revolves around building trust and authority with contacts in the midst of an often noisy and sceptical world. The inbound methodology helps brands attract visitors, convert leads, and close sales using tactics like blogging, social, search, conversion paths, marketing automation and many more. And inbound is fueled by educational content that [more ]
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Inbound Methodology eBook Offer | Equinet Media

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Download The Inbound Marketing Methodology and discover the 'why' and the 'how' of implementing inbound marketing in your business.
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Football news : Arsenal put Jack Wilshere on zero-hours contract

In a move thought to be the first of its kind Arsenal have placed midfielder Jack Wilshere on a zero-hours contract after running out of patience with the constantly injured player. As a result Wilshere will now be paid only when he plays for the club, a move that is expected to reduce his monthly [more ]
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“Live, Travel, Adventure, bless and don’t be sorry” – Jack Kerouac – The Topless Tour

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How can organisations ensure they keep the entrepreneurial fire burning?

A recent trip to the start-up melting pot of San Francisco, and conversations with colleagues from Microsoft and Netflix highlighted a problem that is facing many successful businesses that were once start-ups. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Centre there are 472 million entrepreneurs worldwide attempting to start 305 million companies. According to the National Business [more ]
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Global DMS enhances customer experience with NewVoiceMedia

NewVoiceMedia, a global provider of cloud technology which helps businesses sell more, serve better and grow faster, today announced that Global DMS, a leading provider of web-based, compliant real estate valuation software, has chosen its ContactWorld for Service solution to enhance its B2B sales and customer support programmes. Global DMS enables diverse customers ranging from [more ]
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The IAB Believes…in tackling ad fraud head on

Statement from IAB UK .. The IAB UK outlines the work currently being done with industry partners to develop standards and technology to minimise fraud Fraud occurs in nearly all industries, so it’s no surprise to learn that as digital advertising has grown in popularity so, too, has the number of criminals seeking to [more ]
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Free Guide: 6 Marketing Metrics Your Boss Actually Cares About

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Your boss says he cares about many things, but what really matters? We don't have all the answers but here are six marketing metrics that your boss actually cares about.
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From Boots to Bytes: Schuh’s approach to data and analytics / Events .. eMetrics Summit

From Boots to Bytes: Schuh’s Approach to Data and Analytics Register Schuh is a retailer with numbers running through its veins for both physical retail and ecommerce. Stu provides some practical case studies of how their digital analytics helps them make better business decisions every day. Starting with a Mobile First imperative and a retail [more ]
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Movers and Groovers : Michael Corry departs OMDWA to join the Carat Perth leadership team as Head of Digital

Carat Perth today announced another senior appointment with Michael Corry to join the agency in the newly created role of Head of Digital, reporting to Managing Director, Adam Marshall. Corry will be responsible for developing Carat s digital offering to its clients and steer the Perth business towards Carat s 2020 digital vision. He will lead a [more ]
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Carlsberg surprise holidaymakers with free beer

Carlsberg surprise holidaymakers with free beer on baggage carousel: http://t.co/ebjG06cUHK pic.twitter.com/NytHXo7Haj PRexamples.com (@PRexamples) July 24, 2015
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13 things mentally strong people don't do | Business Insider

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Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do....
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Vending machine stunts : 4 of the best .. Coke, Gatorade,TAXI and Westin Hotels show us how

JetBlue and Coca-Cola Team Up to Surprise Generous Consumers http://t.co/QGobzfDbSd Will Corry (@slievemore) August 19, 2015 Vending machine stunts have become standard fare in advertising. We’ve seen Coke dish out free drinks, flowers and even airplane trips to people in order to spread a bit of happiness, for example. Gatorade s twist on vending machine [more ]
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Vending machine stunts : 4 of the best .. Coke, Gatorade,TAXI and Westin Hotels show us how

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If you watch one vending machine stunt this year, make it the TAXI one. Check the 3 other ones as well
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Mark Pigou, Internet Retailing, Latest tweets, Tamebay, eSeller, Ian Jindal, House of Fraser, Sarah Baillie

Catch up with Mark Pigou of Internet Retailing His latest articles and tweets Mark Pigou, Internet Retailing, Latest tweets, Tamebay, eSeller, Ian Jindal, House of Fraser, Sarah Baillie [View the story "Mark Pigou, Internet Retailing, Latest tweets, Tamebay, eSeller, Ian Jindal, House of Fraser, Sarah Baillie " on Storify]
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Interview – Sarah Baillie, House of Fraser on Mobile Apps and strategy | Internet Retailing

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Mark Pigou writes ... We were pleased to be able to chat with Sarah Baillie of House of Fraser [IRDX RHOF] about their approach to mobile web and apps, their strategy and the performance results they’d found. Introduced by our Senior Researcher, Martin Shaw, we reference House of Fraser’s performance in the IRUK Top500 for 2015 (where they rank as one of our Elite retailers).
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Video … KFC’s Colonel Sanders exhumed successfully!

W+K HQ plays safe with KFC’s Colonel Sanders | MAA A while ago new agency Wieden+Kennedy exhumed Colonel Sanders for KFC’s 75th anniversary. Well the old boy must have done something right because he’s still …
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Faces of Labour’s big names on to Game of Thrones characters – enjoy

Someone has put the faces of Labour s big names on to Game of Thrones characters Jeremy Snowe, Tyrian Burnham, Ed Balls as Hodor: finally, Labour’s internal politics has a parable.
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Someone has put the faces of Labour's big names on to Game of Thrones characters

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Jeremy Snowe, Tyrian Burnham, Ed Balls as Hodor: finally, Labour's internal politics has a parable.
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W+K HQ plays safe with KFC’s Colonel Sanders | MAA

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A while ago new agency Wieden+Kennedy exhumed Colonel Sanders for KFC's 75th anniversary. Well the old boy must have done something right because he's still ...
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Laughter Spot : Welsh shop window display unchanged for 30 years

Welsh sex shop window display unchanged for 30 years | NewsBiscuit A private shop in Swansea has failed to change its window display in 30 years claim residents of the seaside town.
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The IAB aims to achieve maximum viewability and consumer attention for advertisers’ online campaigns

The IAB Believes…in maximising ad viewability The IAB aims to achieve maximum viewability and consumer attention for advertisers’ online campaigns and is working with partners to develop consistent standards. Statement from IAB UK Digital ad spend is in rude health, representing an impressive £7.2 billion in 2014, up 14% on the previous year. We’re [more ]
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Laughter Spot : Migrants face ‘milk and honey ban’ at UK Supermarkets and ‘unexpected migrant in the bagging area’

http://bit.ly/1Px146W David Cameron has unveiled emergency legislation to forbid the sale of milk and honey products to those who do not have the legal right to be in Britain. News of the ban has resulted in what French police are calling ‘an almost instant’ solution to the crisis at Calais, with migrants packing up and [more ]
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Case Study : FMCG snack brand uses social media to engage with teens – Talk to Mums

Case Study : FMCG snack brand uses social media to engage with teens Talk to Mums Fridge Raiders is a meat snack which has two, linked customers: teenagers and the mums who shop for them. The product was launched in 2006 by Mattessons which is best known for producing chilled cooked meats. In the [more ]
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FMCG snack brand uses social media to engage with teens

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Fridge Raiders is a meat snack which has two, linked customers: teenagers and the mums who shop for them. The product was launched in 2006 by Mattessons which is best known for producing chilled cooked meats. In the UK, meat snacks are a relatively undeveloped niche, accounting for just 2% of 2011 sales in the total salty snacks category which is dominated by crisps. (Source: Mintel).
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Talk to Mums : Join our Blogger Network to be the first to know about upcoming events and activities … sign up here

Connecting mums with brands Talk to Mums Are you a blogger? Join our Blogger Network to be the first to know about upcoming events and activities. Plus get invited to participate in bespoke brand campaigns. Sign up here. http://bit.ly/1MzrN4n
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13 of the best Google Chrome extensions for social media marketers

This list of the best Google Chrome extensions for social media marketers will save you valuable work time and effort. 13 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions for Social Media Marketers
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