Office Christmas Gifts and Last Minute Festive Buys for Coworkers

Published: 19 Dec 2014 07:00 AM By

Our Secret Santa at Thrive HQ is on December 23rd, so I'm slightly cautious about posting these ideas yet, however if you're struggling for gifts for coworkers, Secret Santa or even family members, here is some great ideas we found...

Without doubt, Secret Santa can sometimes be an excellent idea that goes a bit wrong when you're running out of time to find a suitable gift. This rundown of gifts available online and on the high street will offer some excellent food for thought.

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Topics: Seasonal / Holidays

Make The Most of Your Last Days At Work in 2014 and Use The Christmas Break Wisely

Published: 17 Dec 2014 08:00 AM By

If you're lucky enough to be enjoying a week, if not two, off work this year, thanks to the Christmas holidays, we're encouraging you to use them to recharge and plan for 2015...

Whether you're an MD or employee - at any level - at least some of these tips are going to be relevant to you. Keep focused - there's only a few days left then follow our advice!

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Topics: Seasonal / Holidays

Productivity Slowing Down? Motivate Workers With These Energising Tips

Published: 15 Dec 2014 07:00 AM By

Without a doubt, it's around this time of the year that we all slow down. We are thinking of mince pies, turkey, champagne, beer, presents, family, parties... We aren't thinking about work, basically. However, there's still time in the work calendar to get through so how can you encourage your team - and yourself - to make it productive until that final day at work?

Our guide to team motivation and energising the office, will work at any point in the year, but we think productivity is renowned for slowing down most typically in December!

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Topics: Seasonal / Holidays

Live Tweeting: A Do or Don't for 2015?

Published: 12 Dec 2014 07:00 AM By

Imagine if eight years ago someone had suggested to you that the best way to promote upcoming events, as a business, would be via Twitter? They would have thought it nonsense! 

But in this day and age that is exactly the way to do promotion! Businesses can now simply 'tweet' all of the information for an event they are hosting and can reach hundreds (if not thousands) of people!

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Topics: Event Marketing

Creating Festive Email Campaigns with Inbound Practices

Published: 08 Dec 2014 07:30 AM By

Christmas can only mean one thing in the marketing world - automation. Whether it's email campaigns, blog posts or social media updates, you need to keep your online presence felt, even if the office is empty. Email Marketing is a big part of this process and focuses on you actually landing in their inbox - but how can you create emails that are more likely to be read and clicked through? 

Our Thrive Email Marketing Guide for Christmas below will ensure that you see increased opens and click throughs, PLUS we've included tips from some of the big names in the Email Marketing industry! Don't thank us, it's what we like to do for you!

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Topics: Seasonal / Holidays Inbound Marketing Email Marketing

7 To Dos for all Businesses in 2015

Published: 05 Dec 2014 07:00 AM By

As the year slows down in excited anticipation for Christmas we thought it was time to give you a checklist - after all, there's never been a better time for organisation than December!

2015 is going to be your biggest year yet, as an employer or employee, you've decided. Let's face it, we all decide that in December.

However, this year it really CAN be! We've compiled our best planning and organisational tools as well as come up with a list of must-dos for any company!

Don't ever think we don't do things for you!

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Topics: Seasonal / Holidays

Prepare Your Company and Employees for the Christmas Wind Down

Published: 01 Dec 2014 06:00 AM By

Of course, we aren't saying that you pack up your papers just yet folks! However, a plan of action is best executed when planned well in advance of weary minds and the Christmas / New Year wind down.

Once December 1 rolls around you will quickly see in-office talk turn to parties and presents, rather than projects and pricing structures in 2015.

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Topics: Seasonal / Holidays Marketing Automation

What is ROI in the Inbound Marketing Age?

Published: 28 Nov 2014 06:00 AM By

What is ROI in 2015? Measuring and analysing your return on investment for inbound marketing methods is trickier than it is for traditional methods. In this post, we suggest how we judge investments of time and resources and their potential returns.

HubSpot have said, "93% of Companies Using Inbound Marketing Increase Lead Generation" [source], so what exactly are you getting for your investment of money, resource and time?

Not all CEOs and Marketing Managers are easily sold on inbound marketing - after all there are cost implications - more often than not they want hard facts and solid figures.

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Topics: Inbound Marketing ROI