We recently worked with Aber Food Surplus on creating their new brand identity. Aber Food Surplus is an organisation aiming to reduce food waste in Aberystwyth and to ensure that edible food is redistributed and fed to bellies not bins!
Are you one of the businesses that has made the huge mistake of getting all of your valuable email list to opt in again to your emails? If you are then you are probably now looking at an email list of around 5-10% the size that is was before.
DID YOU KNOW – The majority of businesses simply don’t have to re-permission their email lists. For various reasons they have a legitimate interest in marketing to them and the rules for opt in opt out email marketing are actually covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Act, NOT GDPR. Continue reading “DO NOT re permission your email list” »
I first got into the world of Search Engine Optimisation in 1998. I had an idea to create a Website that listed baby names and their meanings as I felt that at that time (some 20 years ago) people would start to look for baby names online. I did pretty well in getting a good position and earned a fair bit of money from selling advertising on the site.
Search Engine Optimisation has changed a lot since then of course but there are some things that are fundamentally the same. At InSynch we use a huge range of techniques to get people higher up the search engines and it is a key part of what we do, for literally hundreds of clients a year.
LinkedIn has become one of my main go to places for my social media fix in the last 12 months. The network has finally begun to mature from a network where you made connections, and were not sure why, or what to do next, to a more serious business network.
For those who are not familiar with LinkedIn, think of it like Facebook for business or professionals. I don’t have many clients who I am friends with on Facebook but I have well over 1,000 who I connect with on LinkedIn. On Facebook you have friends and on LinkedIn you have connections. It is for connecting people in work with similar people in the same industry and used for making Business to Business connections.
You might have noticed recently that all of a sudden next to your address bar a “Not secure” icon is displayed when browsing certain websites.
This means if you have a form on your Web page asking for a password or an input asking for a credit card the page will be treated as “Not Secure”. In fact even general pages that don’t ask for this information are now marked as insecure too! Just click the little (i) next to the URL and you are likely to be shown another warning such as this:
Despite what many GDPR consultants and training courses are telling you in order to sell their services, you don’t need to totally rethink your Digital Marketing Strategy. Most of what they say are myths and scaremongering.
We aren’t trying to sell consultancy or courses on GDPR. In fact we are writing this post because many of our clients and people we meet at events and courses always want to know our opinion. What do we think about GDPR and what plans do we have in place for it?
We visited an Information Commissioner Office provided course on GDPR through Business Wales to see exactly what we can carry out under GDPR and found ourselves delighted to have our views on the legislation confirmed. You will be surprised at how many of our marketing strategies are still allowed under the new regulations.
Many of our clients have common tasks to complete when editing their content. From linking your text and images to different web pages or even spacing between paragraphs looking different from your previous paragraph. You can spend an excessive amount of your time trying to fix small issues which should be done quickly and with little fuss. Continue reading “Life Hacks – Managing a Website” »