Last May, the EU Privacy and Communications Directive came into force which stated that all non-essential cookies used on websites must be clearly identified to the website’s users and that the website users must consent to the cookies being used (on an opt in basis).
Although the number of retailers going into administration has fallen since 2008, there is still a steady stream of established names disappearing from the high street. But is there life in the domain names past death? Alex Wares, managing director at search marketing agency Mediarun explains
Some companies are sitting on the sidelines, sticking to their outdated traditional marketing strategies, other companies are quickly gobbling up all the best generic domain names related to their products, services, and locations. Here we explain the power of keyword domains and the role they can play in strategic marketing.
As we recently reported outstanding debts to small and medium-sized business stood at a record £35.3bn at the end of last year – and large companies have been identified as the main culprits. To help make sure that your business does not join this statistic we asked solicitor and MD of ContractStore Giles Dixon to provide some easy to follow guidance.
Many people in business like to think they drive a hard bargain. Nobody wants to be thought of as a pushover and in certain circles a steely immutability is seen as admirable, but skilled negotiating can lead to longer-term relationships if you create value says David Freedman of Huthwaite International
A relative new kid on the social media block, Pinterest is growing quickly, with rating figures suggesting that UK traffic increased almost 50% between December and January alone.
Every business needs a website to advertise their products and services, but how can you make sure your site connects with your customers in a clear and engaging way?
Usability experts Darren Langham and Matt Tullett from Birmingham-based web and graphic design firm Twelve20 offer their top tips on making your website work for you:
‘Companies everywhere are recognising that video has become the factor that can provide an edge over the competition’ – the wise words of James Leal-Valias, creative director at iStockphoto, writing for Business Matters a few weeks ago under the title ‘Design for Small Business: Integrating Online into Your Marketing Mix’.
It was only last week that I was looking at my travels during 2009. They consisted of 1 trip to Dubai, 2 trips to East Coast USA & 1 to the West Coast, 3 trips to South Africa, 2 each to Poland, Germany, Italy & Spain, 1 to Russia and Turkey.
The economy is starting to see signs of recovery, but are you best placed to capitalise on this in your business or will your competitors beat you to it by gaining valuable media coverage for their goods and services? Taking a quick look at your marketing plans, if you have any, might reveal a gaping hole in publicity, and more important, how you intend to get some.
Getting paid is not always as easy as it should be and threatening to terminate the contract is usually a last resort. There are intermediate steps you can take as well as including some protective measures in your contract terms.