Event Review: "Marketing On A Zero Budget", Darlington Campus at Teesside University

Published: 29 Oct 2014 06:00 AM By

On Friday 10, October, we were invited to hold a six hour workshop for businesses of all levels and from varying sectors.

Alongside New Results Training, who are also delivering workshops about varying stages of the marketing and sales funnel, I had the pleasure of delivering this session to some great MDs and Marketing Managers.

Undoubtedly, I was a little nervous about the prospect, but it went off without a hitch.

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Topics: Thrive - News Inbound Marketing Thrive - Events


Halloween Blog: Content Marketing Is Scary... Oops We've Let You In On A BIG Secret...!

Published: 27 Oct 2014 06:00 AM By

Boo! It’s that time of the year again, when stories of ghouls and ghosts come to life! Those stories might be scary, but ones about content marketing and your 2015 strategy shouldn’t be…!

Thrive have been attending a lot of events lately to help small and large businesses alike get their mind set on 2015 strategies and what they should implement.

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Topics: Seasonal / Holidays Inbound Marketing


Seasonal Marketing: Get Ready To Scare Your Customers Silly for Halloween and Free Self Promotion

Published: 24 Oct 2014 09:30 AM By

It's that time of year again in the UK! No, not Christmas (not just yet) but it's the start of a strong campaign for Halloween marketing and shameless self-promotion.

There hasn't been a major holiday in the UK for a while that companies and brands could jump on the back of, but Halloween marks the start of Halloween, Bonfire Night and then a month leading up to Christmas and New Year.

How are you going to entice your customers in relation to this spooky time of year?

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Topics: Seasonal / Holidays Inbound Marketing Advertising


Event Review: Marketing & Social Media Classes with South Durham Enterprise Agency

Published: 22 Oct 2014 01:30 PM By

Thrive has been lucky enough to be holding some great classes on social media and content creation since September, with South Durham Enterprise Agency.

Held in Newton Aycliffe, we have already held three sessions for local business people and have had a great time understanding and dealing with the issues of local companies.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing Thrive - Events


11 Steps to the Perfect Blog Post

Published: 20 Oct 2014 08:30 AM By

Write relevant and compelling articles that your buyer persona will not only search for, but enjoy reading when they get to it.

This blog aims to guide you through a quick and pain-free way of creating such blog articles, optimising your previous ones and generating ideas for future posts.

You will find yourself with more visitors and improved chances of social sharing with your content, if you create what visitors want to read.

BLOGGING GOAL: Get found by the relevant visitors, build credibility and trust, turn website visitors into paying customers.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing Communication Blogging Content Creation


Series: Inbound Facts Revealed & Rumours Cleared Up - SEO & Web Design

Published: 17 Oct 2014 08:30 AM By

 

There has been a LOT of talk about SEO, search and how website design (responsive, brochure, mobile) can impact your marketing strategy in 2014, 2015 and beyond...

What we really need to do first, is clear up what is right and what is wrong, in the words of Thrive and in conjunction with inbound marketing methodology.

Even if you don't want to integrate inbound marketing into your 2015 strategies, you MUST take on board which marketing methods actually have an impact and how they can impact...

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Topics: Strategic Inbound Marketing Creative Series: Inbound Facts & Rumours Solved Web Design SEO Mobile


5 Tools Every Marketer Should Experiment With in 2015

Published: 13 Oct 2014 08:30 AM By

We've all been there. You're scheduling tweets and thinking "there's got to be a better way", you're creating a Facebook post and thinking "hmm, what would make this easier?". Here are the apps, tools, software and widgets we love to use and share with clients...

Additionally we don't want to provide you with options that are dangled in front of your face but are unusable because they cost the earth.

You may have heard of these tools before, but for us this is about making sure everyone is making use of the obvious...

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Topics: Strategic Inbound Marketing


Series: Inbound Facts Revealed & Rumours Cleared Up - ROI

Published: 10 Oct 2014 08:30 AM By

ROI is a difficult measurement, but the one that most businesses view the most important - understandably. This week our series measures 

What we really need to do first, is clear up what is right and what is wrong, in the words of Thrive and in conjunction with inbound marketing methodology.

Even if you don't want to integrate inbound marketing into your 2015 strategies, you MUST take on board which marketing methods actually have an impact and how they can impact...

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Topics: Strategic Inbound Marketing Series: Inbound Facts & Rumours Solved ROI


How SEO Plays A Part In 2015 Marketing Strategies

Published: 06 Oct 2014 08:30 AM By

First of all, we're advocates of quality content, over Keyword Stuffing methods. SEO comes into its own when it is partnered with fantastic content, solid social media strategies and responsive web designs.

SEO always has been a hotly-debated marketing method, because it was once so awful in it's methods and capabilities.

All of the previous Google algorithm updates, changes in the internet and the way the public consume online content has meant huge changes for SEO types.

It is because of these developments that we want to share our knowledge of SEO and how it's going to integrate into your 2015 marketing campaigns...

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Topics: Strategic Inbound Marketing SEO