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Laughter Spot : “You’ve got to make love to me this very moment!”

She was standing in the kitchen, preparing our usual soft-boiled eggs and toast for breakfast, wearing only The T shirt that she normally slept in. As I walked in, almost awake, she turned to me and said softly, You ve got to make love to me this very moment! My eyes lit up and I thought, [more ]
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BrightCurrent powers the clean energy revolution with NewVoiceMedia’s inside sales platform

Latest ..NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of inside sales and contact centre technology that helps businesses sell more, serve better and grow faster, today announced that BrightCurrent, the only retail sales agency dedicated exclusively to clean energy, has fully mobilised its team with ContactWorld for Sales. As a result of increased sales efficiency and improved [more ]
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Research : Brits spend £1.46 billion a month via mobile payments

New research from VoucherCodes.co.uk has found that Brits are spending, on average, £36.76 of their monthly disposable income via their mobile devices. This equates to a huge £1.46 billion spent using mobile technology in the UK every month*. The digitally savvy younger generations are leading the charge in mobile payment adoption, with those aged 18 [more ]
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Getty Images announces Verbatim, a new commercial assignments venture dedicated to authentic brand storytelling

Verbatim leverages Getty Images’ world leading editorial photography expertise to bring authenticity to commercial campaigns London – 31 October 2016: Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual communications, has today announced the launch of a new commercial assignments venture, Verbatim. With the launch of Verbatim, the company is dedicating focus, resource and its world-leading photo [more ]
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How marketing ideas have changed over the last 100 years

The history of marketing goes a long, long way back: did you know that already in ancient Rome, the most successful gladiators were getting paid to wear and advertise products? Ever since people have had things to sell, there has been marketing. Sales and marketing interact with changes in society and advances in technology, always [more ]
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Brits spend £1.46 billion a month via mobile payments

New research from VoucherCodes.co.uk has found that Brits are spending, on average, £36.76 of their monthly disposable income via their mobile devices. This equates to a huge £1.46 billion spent using mobile technology in the UK every month*. The digitally savvy younger generations are leading the charge in mobile payment adoption, with those aged 18 [more ]
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Laughter Spot : “Jimmy Carr has turned destroying hecklers into a work of art”

Jimmy Carr Has Turned Destroying Hecklers Into a Work of Art https://t.co/JFl2JP0yCb pic.twitter.com/ZYg8n8y0Hr CollegeHumor (@CollegeHumor) October 28, 2016
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Laughter Spot : Barack and Michelle Obama were flying on Air Force One with Hillary Clinton

One day after a fundraiser, Barack and Michelle Obama were flying on Air Force One with Hillary Clinton. Obama looked at his wife, chuckled and said, You know, I could throw a $1,000 bill out of the window right now and make somebody very happy. Michelle shrugged her shoulders and replied, I could throw ten [more ]
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We love the new #winniethepooh penguin … @babyville

We love the new #winniethepooh penguin @babyville BBC News New character marks Winnie-the-Pooh s 90th anniversary https://t.co/iRMeCxe8NQ Clareville (@Clareville) October 14, 2016
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How to find good quality business leads and public tenders without having to search hundreds of tender sites .. Creative Tenders

Creative Tenders is an online platform, developed to support creative agencies with winning new business across the whole of the UK. Our Online system reduces the time spent looking for new business, and gives your internal sales team access to good quality business leads and public tenders without having to search hundreds of tender sites. [more ]
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“OK that’s it – switching to Vegemite” – Comment from consumer

Morrisons increases the price of Marmite by 30p after Brexit row https://t.co/PKNxbSUHqk / retweet .. pic.twitter.com/686DFXaqzC Will Corry (@slievemore) October 29, 2016
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Laughter Spot : A young woman buys a mirror at an antique shop

A young woman buys a mirror at an antique shop, and hangs it on her bathroom door. One evening, while getting undressed, she playfully says Mirror, mirror, on my door, make my bust-line forty four . Instantly, there is a brilliant flash of light, and her boobs grow to enormous proportions. Excitedly, she runs to [more ]
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BBC signs Bake Off hosts who refused to follow the dough to Channel 4

A decent rise for Mel and Sue: BBC signs Bake Off hosts who refused to follow the dough to Channel 4 for primetime Saturday Night show Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins to host new prime time Comic Relief show Let s Sing And Dance For Comic Relief will air on BBC One next year Mel hinted [more ]
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Executive Health : Tip to Toe Pilates Workout

This beginner Pilates workout starts with your head and moves through your body giving you an effective short workout program. These 10 Pilates exercises will get you on the road to experiencing the many benefits of Pilates including increased strength and flexibility with flat abs, toned thighs and a firm butt. The basic exercise instructions are [more ]
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“OK that’s it – switching to Vegemite”

Morrisons increases the price of Marmite by 30p after Brexit row https://t.co/PKNxbSUHqk / retweet .. pic.twitter.com/686DFXaqzC Will Corry (@slievemore) October 29, 2016
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“Look how amazing our website looks on the Giant iTab” .. Global DMC Partners

Did you get a chance to try out @TheGiantiTab at our #IMEX16 booth? Look how amazing our website looks on it! pic.twitter.com/bCkjYihDHJ Global DMC Partners (@GlobalDMCs) October 28, 2016
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What do you think this latest news will mean for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign?

The FBI said on Friday that it intends to renew its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. Law enforcement officials have said that the emails, which reportedly number in the thousands, were discovered when the FBI seized the electronic devices of Huma Abedin and her husband, Anthony Weiner. [more ]
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Irish Laughter Spot : “3 years ago I went to Spain and Mary got pregnant”

Irish Laughter Spot : “3 years ago I went to Spain and Mary got pregnant”
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How to get help with your PPC management

If you’ve hit a bit of a roadblock on how to best manage your PPC campaign, it could be time to get professional help. Here are 5 important signs to look out for that indicate it’s time to get help. 1) Your Quality Scores are low If the Quality Scores for your most important keywords [more ]
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Forget about the clocks going back: Martini keeps summer alive with Spotify DJ chat bot

With the clocks going back this weekend, signalling the end of summertime, MARTINI, the world’s leading vermouth and best-selling Italian sparkling wine brand, is helping to keep summer alive by giving social media users their very own personalised DJ. MARTINI will deploy a DJ chat bot to message fans over its Facebook page, asking users [more ]
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Research hints Facebook ad revenue higher than web analytics state

Rakuten Marketing, a leading technology company that enables brands to thrive and profit through digital marketing, today released The Facebook Measurement Divide, its newest Rakuten Marketing Insights Report. The report finds marketers relying solely on third-party analytics platforms are not realising all earned Facebook revenue and potentially missing as much as $4.7 million annually in [more ]
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TrueView launches satirical new video which pokes fun at dating apps

Creative agency, Don’t Panic, has created a new online video campaign for dating app TrueView, which highlights the negatives of contemporary online dating culture through apps, and pokes fun at the ‘swipe’ culture and bad behaviour of online dating apps. The satirical video, ‘Tinder in real life’ starring Jolyon Rubinstein of Don’t Panic’s BAFTA-winning comedy [more ]
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The Lovie Awards gather top internet talent: Yann LeCun, Fairphone, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Patricia Bright

The Lovie Awards, the most prestigious, and only truly pan-European honour for online excellence, saw London play host to Europe’s brightest creative talent last night at The 6th Annual Lovie Awards show at The British Film Institute on Southbank. The show was hosted by BBC comedian Mark Watson. Winners included VICE Media, Sony Music UK, [more ]
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Brand Union reveal the new Dell EMC re-brand

In October 2015, Dell and EMC Corporation announced the largest technology merger in history. With complementary product portfolios and customer bases, the combined company would be an unmatched end-to-end provider. Together, Dell and EMC Corporation, along with its portfolio of brands (Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware), would create the world’s largest privately-controlled technology company—Dell [more ]
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NewVoiceMedia positioned in the “Challengers” Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS), Western Europe

NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of inside sales and contact centre technology which helps businesses sell more, serve better and grow faster, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the “Challengers” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Contact Centre as a Service (CCaaS), Western Europe. Gartner’s Magic Quadrants objectively depict the vendor [more ]
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Black Friday Now Biggest Shopping Day of the UK Holiday Season, According to Adobe Digital Insights

Black Friday is now the UK’s biggest online shopping day of the Christmas season, reveals the latest Adobe Digital Insights (ADI) study. Online revenues around Black Friday alone are expected to hit £901 million ($1.1 billion) this year, driven by aggressive sales promotions and its proximity to most peoples’ final pay day before Christmas. Consumer [more ]
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Content marketing agency launches – Foxtrot Papa

Foxtrot Papa, a specialist, 40-strong team of creative, insight-led content marketers, has launched today, providing innovative and engaging content for world-class brands. The launch comes at a time when many traditional agencies are redefining themselves as ‘content experts’ – but with nearly 13 years of experience in strategic content marketing, Foxtrot Papa’s standing as one [more ]
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Movers and Groovers : VCCP Media appoints Sam Fenton-Elstone as Chief Digital Officer

VCCP Media has today announced the appointment of Sam Fenton-Elstone in the newly created role of Chief Digital Officer overseeing the digital team and it s integration into the full media agency and partnership​. Fenton-Elstone honed his skills at digital marketing agency iCrossing, where he rose to the ranks from Paid Search Analyst to Chief Media [more ]
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Start-up : Offering takeaway restaurants 90% cost savings in comparison to competitors – HeyMenu

As the UK’s online takeaway industry booms, I wanted to get in touch about the newest disrupter, HeyMenu, who are offering takeaway restaurants 90% cost savings in comparison to competitors and refreshing the old, stale business models with a new offering that benefits both the consumers and takeaway restaurants. In just one month, HeyMenu has [more ]
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Half a million switch off Chris Evans … ratings disaster … police investigation .. misconduct

Half a million switch off Chris Evans: Radio 2 breakfast show pulls in 9.06 million listeners a week over the past three months The presenter s spell hosting Top Gear turned out to be a ratings disaster He has also been under police investigation for alleged sexual misconduct Now his BBC Radio 2 morning show has lost almost half a million [more ]
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Breaking : One in the eye for the remainers!

FTSE 100 turns positive and pound spikes after UK GDP growth beats expectations https://t.co/99ySqB1csk pic.twitter.com/2UZLUKSNQb Will Corry (@slievemore) October 27, 2016
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Laughter Spot : “Do all the waiters carry spoons in their pockets?”

A man entered a restaurant and sat at the only open table. As he sat down, he knocked the spoon off the table with his elbow. A nearby waiter reached into his shirt pocket, pulled out a clean spoon and set it on the table. The diner was impressed. Do all the waiters carry spoons [more ]
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Michael Barrymore 'wins legal battle over wrongful pool death arrest'

Michael Barrymore wins legal battle over wrongful pool death arrest https://t.co/NG4RObYs1H Will Corry (@slievemore) October 27, 2016
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By 2018, 20% of all business content will be authored by machines … Top strategic predictions for 2016 and beyond

Top strategic predictions for 2016 and beyond: The future is a digital thing Did you know? By 2018, 20% of all business content will be authored by machines By 2020, smart agents will facilitate 40% of mobile interactions, and the post-app era will begin to dominate. By YE18, customer digital assistants will recognize individuals by [more ]
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Brand Union reveal the new Dell EMC re-brand

In October 2015, Dell and EMC Corporation announced the largest technology merger in history. With complementary product portfolios and customer bases, the combined company would be an unmatched end-to-end provider. Together, Dell and EMC Corporation, along with its portfolio of brands (Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware), would create the world’s largest privately-controlled technology company—Dell [more ]
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Distractions and Alcohol Pose Danger to Young Drivers: More 18-24-year-olds Die on the Roads in Summer

Research shows that worldwide, car crashes are the leading cause of death among young people, with a higher proportion of 18- to 24-year-olds dying on the roads than at any other time of year. In Europe, 18- to 24-year-olds account for 8 per cent of the total population, but 15 per cent of all those [more ]
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1000heads sporty meme campaign with sports brand ‘Salomon’

Leading word-of-mouth agency 1000heads has launched a major new campaign on behalf of long-standing client Salomon. The creative and highly participative social campaign supports the outdoor and adventure clothing brand’s new positioning and focuses on encouraging mountain sports lovers and fans of outdoor and adventure sports to go outside and play. The fully integrated digital [more ]
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Record first half keeps UK adspend resilient

The UK’s authoritative advertising statistics, released by the Advertising Association/Warc, show that UK advertising expenditure posted 5.2% growth in H1 2016 despite economic uncertainty before the EU referendum. The growth rate was 0.4 percentage points ahead of forecast, with adspend reaching a record £9,999m in total for the first six months of the year. Growth [more ]
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Research : Britons among world’s least likely to try mobile-only banking

They’re 50% more likely than the global average to prefer going to a branch Despite the number of mobile-only banks set to launch in the UK this year, Britons are among the least likely in the world to use them. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of Britons aren’t likely to use mobile-only banks – those which don’t [more ]
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How to optimize the conversion ratio … Cloud IQ

Cloud IQ are the conversion optimisation experts. For 3 out of every 5 businesses with an online presence, the Conversion Rate Optimization or CRO is absolutely crucial to their marketing strategy. It may be the case that a company s web sites have been doing well for a number of years, with significant traffic being brought [more ]
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Twitter to cut about 300 jobs : Google acquires eye-tracking startup Eyefluence : Biometric security startup HYPR Corp raises $3M seed from RTP Ventures

Twitter to cut about 300 jobs equal to 8% of its workforce, according to Bloomberg; suggests an announcement may come before an earnings report, due Thursday Link Update: TechCrunch cites undisclosed sources, suggesting layoffs will target sales teams Link 10/25/2016 03:20 Comment Twitter Email Google acquires eye-tracking startup Eyefluence; terms undisclosed; [more ]
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[Watch] : Golden Retrievers from the UK embark on a road trip, a Lhasa Apso models to launch the car in Italy and a French Poodle heads out on a date night

Ford has produced a set of video advertisements to launch the new KA+ using dogs from around the world to showcase key design features. Golden Retrievers from the UK embark on a road trip, a Lhasa Apso models to launch the car in Italy, a French Poodle heads out on a date night and a [more ]
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RAM Tracking accelerates business success with NewVoiceMedia

NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud technology that helps businesses sell more, serve better and grow faster, today announced that RAM Tracking has transformed its business with NewVoiceMedia’s cloud contact centre and inside sales platform. RAM Vehicle Tracking was built on the principles of customer service excellence and technical innovation and has over 40,000 [more ]
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One mattress to rule them all

It’s all about branding Of course, having a superior product is only part of the success. You can have the best product in the world but if you can’t sell it to people, it will go nowhere fast. Creating a message that consumers respond to involves creating an image that resonates with them – it [more ]
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KFC selects Inspired Thinking Group and SECC for annual conference

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has chosen agency Inspired Thinking Group to host its Annual Regional Managers Conference in early 2017, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC). More than 1000 managers from all 850 of KFC’s UK restaurants will gather at the Glasgow-based venue. Meanwhile, the SECC has also announced it will also host [more ]
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Ford uses dogs from around the world to launch KA+

Ford has produced a set of video advertisements to launch the new KA+ using dogs from around the world to showcase key design features. Golden Retrievers from the UK embark on a road trip, a Lhasa Apso models to launch the car in Italy, a French Poodle heads out on a date night and a [more ]
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What’s really in your McDonald’s fast food?

What s Really in Your McDonald s Fast Food? | Earthology Health https://t.co/NH5V45DWtp #Food via @niume_official Will Corry (@slievemore) October 25, 2016
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Frankfurters made of ‘slurry’, salami stuck together with glue and mince from 100 different cows

The stomach-turning truth about your supermarket meat: Frankfurters made of slurry , salami stuck together with glue and mince from 100 different cows Legal techniques used by penny-pinching meat factories are revealed Water pumped into everything from chicken breasts to salami and bacon A special enzyme is used to glue scrappy leftover bits of meat together [more ]
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Ukip has lost its London headquarters – and has nowhere to go

Ukip has lost its London headquarters and has nowhere to go https://t.co/WOlMVkcoMn The Skibbereen Eagle (@theskibeagle) October 23, 2016
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Women for Women : 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017

Women for Women : 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017 on @HuffPostBlog https://t.co/FaJbxjAnGm ..ReTweet pic.twitter.com/PFDqtJU0Nm Will Corry (@slievemore) October 25, 2016
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Celebrations on Sesame Street as Gay Cake finally delivered

Celebrations on Sesame Street as Gay Cake finally delivered https://t.co/F1RG4DcjuE Please ReTweet pic.twitter.com/XIxmbOtd7v — Will Corry (@slievemore) October 25, 2016 They said it was about the message in support of gay marriage that he had wanted on his cake. Now we re being told that we have to promote the message, even if it s against [more ]
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Laughter Spot : This man asked his wife if she’d ever been unfaithful

An elderly couple was having dinner one evening when the husband reached across the table, took his wife s hand in his and said, Martha, soon we will be married 50 years, and there s something I have to know. In all of these 50 years, have you ever been unfaithful to me? Martha replied, Well Henry, [more ]
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Laughter Spot : “The one about Mick and Paddy”

Laughter Spot : “The one about Mick and Paddy”
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National Geographic Traveller Reader Awards 2016, in association with Qatar Tourism Authority Shortlist Announced

The shortlist has been announced for the second annual National Geographic Traveller (UK) Reader Awards 2016, in association with Qatar Tourism Authority. The 2016 awards has seen an additional five categories added, and a record 7,957 responses — up nearly 2,000 from last year. Readers of one of the UK’s best-loved travel magazines voted for [more ]
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Are you missing an open redemption goal?

Airline loyalty programme members have been redeeming rewards since the 1970’s, when the first frequent flyer programme (as we know them today) was launched by United Airlines. And back then, the redemption of points and miles was nearly always flights related. Now, like many other industries, programmes have evolved to offer so much more in [more ]
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Imagine by Immediate signs major new creative solutions partnership with flight centre & tourism and events Queensland board

Immediate Media Co – the special interest content and platform company – has won a major new partnership with Flight Centre and the Tourism and Events Queensland through its new central creative content studio, Imagine. The integrated cross-media campaign – which also involves Tourism Australia and was developed in association with Havas Media Group – [more ]
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Movers and Groovers : “Consumers now demand a richer experience when it comes to products online” .. Kim Ludlow, Brandbank

The managing director for grocery shopping and comparison site mySupermarket.co.uk, Kim Ludlow, has joined product content company Brandbank to help FMCG brands do a better job at bringing their products to life on shopping websites. Ludlow, a former Tesco.com head of sales, will head up digital and business innovations at Brandbank, who help FMCG suppliers [more ]
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“Hendricks Extraordinary Roving Bus for Exceptionally Refined Travel”…. Hotcow

Hotcow Insight . In an effort to embrace the marketing success and social awareness that experiential activity offers, Hendrick’s Gin are currently pushing more of its budget towards experiential projects – using the insights it gains through social media to set the tone for each activity. The famous gin brand carried out intensive research throughout [more ]
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Movers and Groovers : mySupermarket MD moves to Brandbank to boost online grocery market

The managing director for grocery shopping and comparison site mySupermarket.co.uk, Kim Ludlow, has joined product content company Brandbank to help FMCG brands do a better job at bringing their products to life on shopping websites. Ludlow, a former Tesco.com head of sales, will head up digital and business innovations at Brandbank, who help FMCG suppliers [more ]
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Incentive Travel and Conferences : The most versatile, sophisticated and well equipped event space in London

Combining hotel bedrooms, adaptable meeting spaces and facilities, a choice of restaurants and an exclusive health club and spa with football from the most exciting league in the world, Chelsea Football Club is ideal for meetings and events in London of any kind. When looking for a space to host your event in London, Stamford Bridge [more ]
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Conferences and Incentive Travel : Butlin’s offers delegates the traditional fairground

Incentive downtime offering Butlin’s offers delegates a number of enticing options for incentive trips including a significant downtime offering, something they are increasingly seeking to get away from it all. The Traditional Fairground, with rides including Carousels, Chair-O-Plans and of course, the Dodgems provide the perfect setting for delegates to unwind after a busy day [more ]
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Latest News : Suzanne Evans has announced she will run for the leadership of UKIP

Suzanne Evans has announced she will run for the leadership of UKIP, saying she would make the party the common sense centre ground of politics. The party s former deputy chairman, told the BBC s Andrew Marr show this meant: Not the wishy washy Lib Dem centre, the tough centre, capable of taking votes from both left and [more ]
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Laughter Spot : “Why are you crying? You got the nicest car out of all of us”

St. Peter is waiting at the gates of heaven and calls the first man up. Peter says, You never cheated on your wife! I m going to let you drive around heaven in a Ferrari! So he gets in the car and drives off through the gates. Peter then called 2nd man up. Peter says, Oh [more ]
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The coolest comic book art you won’t see in comics

We search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won t see in actual comics. The reason you won t is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites so be sure to check them out. [more ]
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Deception : Mark Acklom convinced her he was a spy and defrauded her of £850,000

Woman fell for charismatic fraudster who claimed he worked for MI6 https://t.co/kaPlFSpBim ReTweet pic.twitter.com/Rc1CEsPJsd Will Corry (@slievemore) October 23, 2016
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Businesses that publish infographics grow their traffic an average of 12% more than those that don’t

Easily create infographics in PowerPoint & Illustrator. Save countless hours by using these pre-made templates to design your infographics Infographics are a powerful tool for capturing the attention of your target audiences. In fact, businesses that publish infographics grow their traffic an average of 12% more than those that don t. The hard part, of course, [more ]
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Laughter Spot : Six of the best from the late, great Tommy Cooper

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly. They lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving once and for all that you can t have your kayak and heat it. I visited the offices of the RSPCA today. It s tiny: you couldn t swing a cat in there. This cowboy walks in to a German [more ]
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Total Media launches performance media agency, Running Total

The behavioural planning agency, Total Media, has today announced the launch of Running Total, a new joint venture specialising in performance media planning and buying. The venture will be co-owned by Total Media, and John Marshall and Colin Reynolds, who become joint managing partners. The agency has already secured its first client in the form [more ]
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USA now prime location for UK retailers in global e-commerce, finds research from Global-e

A survey of 250 British retail decision-makers released today by Global-e, the cross-border e-commerce specialist, reveals that the majority (59%) of British retailers consider the US to be the most important retail e-commerce market. However, less than half (44%) of UK retailers currently sell to shoppers in the US and relatively few have plans to [more ]
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80% of sales occur after the 5th contact with your prospect…but most business owners only reach out to new leads two or three times

80% of sales occur after the 5th contact with your prospect…but most business owners only reach out to new leads two or three times That’s where this new plan from theMarketingblog plays its part. This is an idea that builds on the 12 year platform and track record of theMarketingblog and extends your reach, influencing power and search engine [more ]
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KwikSweep’s innovative app receives recognition from two prestigious award ceremonies

KwikSweep’s app, which allows businesses and consumers to hire professional, uniformed staff to clear their junk with a touch of a button, has been named a finalist in two prestigious awards. It has been recognised in the innovation categories for both the FSB London Business Awards and the British Small Business Awards. In order to [more ]
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How to organize your time when working from home

How to organize your time when working from home on @niume_official https://t.co/Q78Vi5KgHn Please ReTweet pic.twitter.com/h1eqsX5kXq Will Corry (@slievemore) October 21, 2016
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Making a simple stand look something special – Giant iTab latest tweets

These things are terrific for making a simple stand look something special. They come with a full install and support service too. Tweets by TheGiantiTab
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Giant iTab – are terrific for making a simple stand look something special – Giant iTab latest tweets

These things are terrific for making a simple stand look something special. They come with a full install and support service too. Tweets by TheGiantiTab
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Movers and Groovers : Anna Jones, CEO at Hearst UK stepping down to co-found AllBright

Anna Jones is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2017 to co-found AllBright, the ground-breaking funding platform dedicated to sourcing, nurturing and backing the most outstanding female-led companies in the UK. She will also become Executive Chairman of ShareStyle, a digital marketplace for style services. For further information about AllBright and how it [more ]
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Airbnb blocking unfavourable reviews by guests – Bazaarvoice comment

Following news that Airbnb has been accused of blocking unfavourable reviews of properties by guests who chose to leave early rather than endure another night in sub-standard accommodation, it’s essential to remember that it is not only a consumer’s right to have access to positive as well as negative reviews, but also a business’ responsibility to ensure [more ]
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Ingenta Audience enables advertisers to find and reach their audience at their most receptive

Ingenta Audience, powered by Enreach, the latest addition to the Ingenta Advertising package, allows digital publishers to sell online newspaper and magazine advertising space by leveraging programmatic buying capability to reach “the right audience, with the right offer, at the right time”, as never before. The more publishers know about their audiences, the more enhanced [more ]
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Ad viewability remains below 50pc, costs advertisers £154m a quarter

UK ad viewability remains below 50%, costing advertisers £154m a quarter For the second consecutive quarter, less than half of online ads served in the UK met minimum viewability thresholds – costing advertisers around £154 million, based on IAB/PwC’s Adspend figures published last week¹. Only 49% met the IAB and Media Ratings Council’s recommendation that [more ]
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Visual analytics company PicScout uses artificial intelligence, machine learning insights and innovations to drive visual content business decisions

New expanded product line and approved patent launched to help businesses transform customer engagement through visual analytics London – PicScout, a wholly owned subsidiary of Getty Images, has today announced a new strategic direction and expanded product offering focused on visual insights. Using innovative methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning Insights for Business and [more ]
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Big Blunders : McDonald's manager, who pulled down a woman's trousers down jailed

McDonald s manager, 26, who pulled down a woman s trousers down jailed https://t.co/VzvMZ0WwDT ReTweet pic.twitter.com/fNrAaC5XN3 Will Corry (@slievemore) October 20, 2016
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Google Pixel review: an iPhone beater but not quite an Android king

Google Pixel review: an iPhone beater but not quite an Android king on @guardian https://t.co/0pQnfVMskT ReTweet pic.twitter.com/nwT9pXHtHr Will Corry (@slievemore) October 20, 2016
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NewVoiceMedia recognised among top 100 most promising SaaS companies in Europe

NewVoiceMedia, a leading global provider of cloud technology that helps businesses sell more, serve better and grow faster, has been named in the ‘Accel EuroScape’, a list of top 100 most promising SaaS companies in Europe and Israel, developed by Venture Capital Firm Accel and presented to Tech.eu. More than a thousand SaaS businesses across [more ]
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PR : “Even if it’s an uneasy dentente in the first Brexit-induced price punch-up, comms were handled well across the board” .. Ian McCawley

Exclusive comment from Ian McCawley, MD Acuity PR “This was certainly a clash of the corporate PR titans. Tesco is well known for getting its own way with its comms, and also for taking tight control of its relationships with manufacturers. Unilever, meanwhile, has been on a concerted marketing drive to prove its consumer-friendly credentials. [more ]
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Watch: Men unhook a woman’s bra to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Watch: Men Unhook A Woman’s Bra To Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month https://t.co/k5QirIOnAP .. reTweet pic.twitter.com/nNKi4heNWD Will Corry (@slievemore) October 19, 2016
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Small online retailers competing with High Street giants with Click & Collect

With more than 300,000 instances every day in the UK, the problem of missed deliveries is a growing headache for online retailers facing escalating costs. Perhaps more importantly, however, inconvenient delivery options are also having a direct impact on conversion rates at checkout, as studies1 reveal that 48% of basket abandonments happen as a result [more ]
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ASOS’s soaring profits coincide with company named as UK’s most reputable fashion retailer

ASOS’s 37% rise in annual profits after strong growth in UK, US and European markets announced today by the British online retailer is closely correlated to the company being named the most reputable in its sector. ASOS topped the Reputation Institute’s UK RepTrak ranking of high-street fashion companies’ reputations amongst the UK general [more ]
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RBH launches new ‘shop every corner’ creative campaign for Mell Square

RBH Creative Communications Agency was appointed to deliver PR, Marketing and Social Media for Mell Square Shopping Centre and its 90 retailers in July this year. The appointment was the result of a competitive pitch process with multiple agencies which saw Mell Square owners, I.M. Properties, award the sought-after contract to RBH. With over 90 [more ]
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Incentive Travel : L’Amandier in Morocco, a new incentive travel destination in the Atlas Mountains

L’Amandier in Morocco, a new incentive travel destination in the Atlas Mountains In the heart of Morocco’s peaceful Ouirgane Valley, sits the boutique L’Amandier retreat, a new event destination surrounded by dramatic mountain landscapes and tranquil manicured gardens. The scenic location is perfect for a relaxing or active corporate escape, combining sprawling spaces for inspiring [more ]
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RadiumOne launches division to bridge gap between creative and programmatic

New division from RadiumOne to bridge gap between creative and programmatic A new division that aims to improve the creative quality of ads served programmatically, in turn improving people’s experience with online ads, is being launched by @RadiumOne , the leading data-driven marketing technology business. The division, called Creative Solutions, will specialise in producing and [more ]
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New Business talks to the four uni friends, Barry Taylor, Jamie Spafford, Ben Ebbrell and Mike Huttlestone, who co-founded SORTEDFood

New Business talks to the four uni friends, Barry Taylor, Jamie Spafford, Ben Ebbrell and Mike Huttlestone, who co-founded SORTEDFood and stumbled unwittingly on the recipe for international success – on a plate! Made levelled up scrambled eggs for brekkie this morning. They were, as @mikehuttlestone would say tres deece . #sortedfood #FridgeCam pic.twitter.com/6yNsc2X56K — Rachel [more ]
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Involved in Incentive Travel? .. How to get your message into the hearts and minds of potential clients right through November

An invitation. Get your message loaded into theMarketingblog s Incentive Travel Solutions Report during the four weeks of November this year.In order to secure that important exposure during November 2016 .send your releases to will@themarketingblog.co.uk Incentive travel news Incentive travel and corporate meetings Incentive travel benefits Incentive travel case studies Incentive travel exhibitions Incentive travel ideas Business travel that [more ]
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Involved in Incentive Travel? Here is a very important opportunity to get your message into the hearts and minds of potential clients right through November 2016

Get your message loaded into theMarketingblog s Incentive Travel Solutions Report during the four weeks of November this year.In order to secure that important exposure during November 2016 .send your releases to will@themarketingblog.co.uk Incentive travel news Incentive travel and corporate meetings Incentive travel benefits Incentive travel case studies Incentive travel exhibitions Incentive travel ideas Business travel that helps motivate [more ]
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Helping companies generate pipeline with 110 per cent content that delivers better leads

Helping companies generate pipeline with 110 per cent content that delivers better leads
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Red Bull reclaims social feeds and live events through The Marketing Store with Shout/out debut

Red Bull is launching a world first again with the debut of a new disruptive social media tool called Shout/out, created by The Marketing Store and aimed at reclaiming social media feeds for the user. Shout/out launched to the public for the first time over the weekend at GLA x LDN in Glasgow, which is [more ]
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Charging electric vehicles just became easier: EnBW and Hubject make it possible to use charging stations spontaneously

With intercharge direct, the energy supplier EnBW offers electric vehicle drivers the first cross-company direct payment solution. In doing so EnBW gives drivers the opportunity to spontaneously charge their electric vehicle without signing a contract. Over the last few weeks EnBW has fitted more than 700 charging points in Germany with intercharge direct, the direct [more ]
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7 of the coolest experiential #MarketingCampaigns we have ever seen – enjoy

7 of the Coolest Experiential #MarketingCampaigns We ve Ever Seen by @amanda_zw via @HubSpot. https://t.co/M6TODV8R5A Dream Local Digital (@dreamlocal) October 8, 2016
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Experiential : A show-stopping, immersive experience designed to inspire people to travel

EasyJet and the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions teamed up to create a mysterious plane door, which appeared overnight in Shoreditch. The door left passers-by intrigued about what is on the other side however EasyJet has recently disclosed that through the door there’s an installation, which provides a show-stopping, immersive experience designed to inspire [more ]
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Labour MPs say Jeremy Corbyn is ‘pouring petrol’ on anti-Semitism row

Labour MPs blast Corbyn in storm over Shami s gong https://t.co/ZmKtUPSbdC pic.twitter.com/El8CfJldtq Will Corry (@slievemore) October 18, 2016
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Women for Women : Beautiful fashion for beautiful little girls – Bonito

There is a new website in town. Bonito is a new luxury brand for baby girls. Featuring handmade beautiful dresses, separates and knitwear, each piece is lovingly designed and created by its founder Michelle Bray.   Using only the best fabrics, yarns and trims sourced from around the world, each item is handmade to order. Depending [more ]
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Laughter Spot : “Little Johnny runs home to tell his Mother”

Little Johnny watched his Daddy s car pass by the school playground and go into the woods. Curious, he followed the car and saw Daddy and Aunt Jane in a passionate embrace. Little Johnny found this so exciting that he could hardly contain himself as he ran home and started to tell his mother. Mummy, I [more ]
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“We had the @TheGiantiTab at the @OurChance_ launch today”

We had the @TheGiantiTab at the @OurChance_ launch today, which is always a fantastic way to showcase @babybuddyapp pic.twitter.com/eG1z9Pe8Bq Best Beginnings (@bestbeginnings) October 17, 2016
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[Watch] … Who is that hot South African ad girl?

Who is that hot South African ad girl? http://t.co/O8VUB9nnal via @thathotadgirl pic.twitter.com/kOWC1Z3l7B Will Corry (@slievemore) September 30, 2014
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Southampton FC reveals new fan-first digital platform created by Delete

Southampton FC has launched its new club website in partnership with digital agency, Delete The Premier League club, also known as Saints, appointed Delete earlier this year and tasked the agency to transform their digital presence and overhaul the club’s main website, with the goal of creating a market leading experience for its fanbase. Capitalising [more ]
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A look at the laws of running prize promotions in Spain …. PromoVeritas

Although brands have been running exciting consumer prize promotions for over 50 years, with the rise of social media, and the increase in cross-border brands, central marketing teams are often tasked with creating promotions in many different countries and they may have a very different legal framework to consider. So in this occasional series of [more ]
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Measurement budgets increase as content marketers see issue as critical, finds study

Measurement is critical to content marketing with dedicated spend set to grow over the next year, according to a new study by the Content Marketing Association. 73% of senior level marketers said measurement is very important to their content marketing strategy, with half of marketers currently spending 6-15% of their content marketing budget on measurement. [more ]
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Over 100 Great British Entrepreneurs Announced as Finalists in the Great British

Over 100 entrepreneurs have been announced as the finalists in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, in association with NatWest. Regarded as the benchmark for entrepreneurial success in the UK, the Awards celebrate the contributions and innovations of British entrepreneurs and their impact on the economy. The Great British Entrepreneur Awards will culminate at the Gala [more ]
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UK Consumers Increasingly Plan and Book Travel Digitally, Smartphones Experience Largest Gains in Use

UK travellers are using digital devices more than ever before, increasing their use of smartphones, computers, and tablets for researching travel options and purchasing flights and hotel rooms. In fact, a majority of consumers – 51% –regularly use two or more devices for planning and booking trips, according to a new survey conducted by Signal, [more ]
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British brands continue to profit from the French market post-Brexit

A growing number of British brand owners and SMEs are seeking expert support to break into the French retail space, regardless of Brexit, according to leading export company Sutralis. Rouen-based Sutralis, which specialises in collaborating with international brands to successfully launch in France, has been tracking opportunities and trends within the French retail sector for [more ]
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Laughter Spot : “It’s all about lie clocks”

Laughter Spot : “It’s all about lie clocks”
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B2B Marketers : Still looking for results? – call Will Corry 01784 434 412

110% ‘Result Generation Marketing’ … Interested in ‘fresh’ results which you can turn into orders? Our new Lead Forensics tracking system at theMarketingblog can send you an Excel spread sheet of readers who clicked on your story. These are ‘fresh’ results which you can turn into new business. Perfect for kick starting your sales in the [more ]
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