Banish writer’s block forever with these top tips

Posted by Katie Preedy on 17/12/19 10:19

In a world where content rules as the king of inbound, the pressure to offer your customers exciting and engaging content as part of your website content strategy – whether that’s in your website copy, in blogs, or even in videos – has been ramped up more highly than ever before. And there’s nothing worse than being all too aware of this pressure, but simply finding yourself staring at a blank document, unable to get any words out, let alone coherent sentences.

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Topics: Content marketing

6 top tips for sourcing only the best candidates online

Posted by Vikki Pearce on 17/12/19 10:18

There’s no denying it; competition among recruitment agencies to find the best candidates is growing bigger by the year. In fact, it’s now thought that UK recruitment is the world’s most competitive market. What’s more, unemployment is currently at 3.8% - a 45-year low - and in 2018, the majority of employed individuals were satisfied with their job and weren’t looking for a new one. So not only is this all making finding any candidates at all a challenge, but it seems that finding the very best candidates who have the talent needed to succeed in the roles on offer is especially difficult. In fact, approximately three quarters (72.8%) of recruitment agencies in 2018 struggled to find relevant candidates for their clients, with  45% having difficulty filling positions because of talent shortages. 

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Topics: Recruitment agencies

Why is inbound marketing essential for your 2020 digital strategy?

Posted by Abby Pearson on 31/10/19 15:57

Over the years, outbound marketing methods such as cold calling and print advertising have gradually fallen to the wayside as inbound marketing methods have risen in popularity. But what is it about inbound that makes it so popular - and therefore so essential for your 2020 digital strategy?

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Topics: Inbound marketing

Here’s why (and how) you should optimise your website

Posted by Vikki Pearce on 29/10/19 16:51

In today’s increasingly online world, it comes as no surprise that 60% of consumers now make purchasing decisions before even speaking to a sales rep. So, knowing that your prospective customers are likely to go to your website before coming to you, it’s important that you optimise your website so it's easy to find, exciting, engaging, easy to navigate, and as enjoyable to use as possible. 

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Topics: SEO

Let’s get personal - the importance of knowing your target audience inside out

Posted by Abby Pearson on 28/10/19 15:46

What is a target audience?

Whatever product or service you and your business provide - whether you’re a recruitment agency, shop owner, travel company, or something else entirely - you will have an ideal target audience of consumers. By definition, a target audience is “a group of people defined by certain demographics and behaviour.” These demographics could include anything from age, gender, where they live, what they do for a job, interests, relationships and so on - and it’s really important for the success and future of your business to ensure you know your target audience inside out.

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Topics: Content marketing

4 reasons blogging is essential for your digital marketing strategy in 2020

Posted by Vikki Pearce on 17/10/19 11:51

If you're a business owner, you should already know that having an attractive website is essential if you want new customers and clients to find your business and purchase your products or services. But there's more to having a strong online presence than simply putting up a couple of pages about your business; you should also have a blog in your marketing plan for several reasons, including improving your SEO and the overall effectiveness of your online marketing. 

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Topics: Content marketing

Why is my website not showing on Google?

Posted by Abby Mitchinson on 02/09/19 09:45

Ah, the question everybody wants to know the answer to. You’ve got a fully designed website, lots of great imagery and informative content… and yet no one is finding it. 

Google is the number one search engine across the world - 3.5 billion Google searches are made everyday - and drives the majority of search traffic to websites. In recent years, the first page of Google captured as many as 92% of search traffic clicks. Having a strong Google SEO strategy is crucial for decent ROI. 

Everyday, Google creates new algorithms that last week meant one thing, and now mean something different. It’s difficult to keep up with everything, so where do you begin? 

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Topics: SEO

See how we helped a recruitment agency generate a 4000% increase in lead generation

Posted by Vikki Pearce on 21/08/19 16:33

The challenge

Five months ago, we started working with a recruitment consultancy, M&E Global, who specialise in subcontracting work for the defence industry. Over the past 20 years, they’ve been offering a range of project solutions, supporting various global military contracts. They take a well-rounded approach to recruitment, not only finding their candidates jobs but also supporting them throughout the entirety of their contracts. This holistic approach to recruitment is what makes M&E unique, working closely with both candidates and clients so that all parties get exactly what they need.

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Topics: Automation, Recruitment agencies, Content marketing, Inbound marketing, Customer Success Stories

Want more candidate applications? A lead generation guide for recruiters

Posted by Abby Mitchinson on 13/08/19 10:37

With everyone turning digital, traditional outbound marketing methods aren’t as reliable anymore. No one wants to be pestered with cold calls and direct advertising just isn’t as effective – in fact, according to research, 30% of all internet users now use ad blockers on their internet browsers to stop the constant flow of ads flashing up on screens. As a result, the marketing funnel has shifted due to changing buyer needs. Before this change, marketers used a ‘funnel model’, which looked a bit like this: 

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Topics: Recruitment agencies

Seven habits of successful marketing managers

Posted by Abby Mitchinson on 07/08/19 10:33

When you wake up in the morning, what’s the first thing you do? Perhaps you’re an early riser, taking the dog out for a walk as the sun climbs over the rooftops. Or maybe you stay in bed as long as possible, hitting the snooze button until you absolutely have to get up. No matter your morning routine, it’s absolutely possible to be successful in your role as a marketing manager.

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Topics: Inbound marketing