(Reuters) – British companies made no change to their marketing spending in the second quarter this year compared to the previous quarter, as a leadership change in Britain and continued ambiguity over Brexit made clients hesitant and delayed decision making, a survey showed. The IPA Bellwether survey, conducted by IHS Markit, was based on a questionnaire of around 300 UK-based companies, and showed there will likely only be a modest 1.1% annual increase in adspend over the year. Businesses are wary of headwinds from external sources, especially spillover effects from trade disputes and weaker growth at key export destinations, the survey said. Bellwether panel members, recruited from Britain’s top 1,000 companies, remained negative on financial prospects in the second quarter and forecast more a gloomy picture for industry-wide and company finances compared to what was seen during the first quarter this year. However, businesses will be eager to accelerate marketing … [Read more...] about UK marketing spending growth flat, uncertainty reigns
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In an age where people connect more and more via the internet and social media, many small businesses are trying to utilize new strategies to get their products and ideas out there. Doing so can generate more sales and draw in new customers. However, this can only happen if those tools are being used correctly and to the businesses utmost advantage. To a small business, adapting to internet marketing can be quite overwhelming. With sites like Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, eBay, and LinkedIn, to name a few, it’s hard to know what tools will work best for your needs. To attract the right customers, it is essential for small business owners to educate themselves regarding the fundamental ways they can integrate social media, SEO, and content marketing. Here are seven marketing techniques for small businesses that incorporate SEO, social media, and content marketing. 7 Basic Marketing Techniques for Small Businesses 1. Blogging Having an excellent blog can … [Read more...] about 7 Basic Marketing Techniques for Small Businesses
By Jen St. Denis Star Vancouver Wed., April 24, 2019 Vancouver’s real estate market has imploded, so now you can get a $400,000 condo with a side of avocado toast. A Metro Vancouver developer is enticing millennials to buy one of its 116 condos at a Coquitlam project by reducing the down payment to just 10 per cent from the customary 15 or 20 per cent and offering a year’s supply of free avocado toast. “Saving for a down payment does require some saving and sacrificing,” said Jamie Howard, president of Woodbridge Homes. “At the Kira project, we say you can have your avocado toast and eat it too.” Vancouver’s real estate market is known globally for its sky-high prices, a phenomenon that peaked in June of 2016 and made some homeowners millionaires, but left many residents locked out of the housing markets and facing rising rents and increasing evictions. The real-estate slowdown was one of the reasons cited by the Bank of … [Read more...] about How to sell a condo to millennials in Vancouver: With a side of free avocado toast
In the United States, the fastest-growing companies are middle-market businesses with revenues of between US$10 million and $1 billion. This group of 200,000 companies accounts for roughly one-third ($5 billion to $6 billion) of total U.S. private-sector GDP (pdf). Big enough to be resilient when challenged and have resources to invest, yet small enough to have plenty of runway, they consistently grow faster than either their larger or their smaller counterparts. The best among them set themselves apart by how well they understand how they want to grow. Whether it is evidenced in their strategy for investing or their penchant for cost cutting, they are in tune with their own strengths, weaknesses, and appetite for risk. They use this knowledge to devise customized recipes for growth and shape their decisions about markets and initiatives. At the National Center for the Middle Market, where I am executive director, we know this because every quarter we survey 1,000 U.S. midsized … [Read more...] about Masters of the middle-market universe
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Canada Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Canada | As Huawei’s Influence in Canada Grows, Some Fear Spying. Others Just Want Fast Internet. Supported by ByDan Bilefsky Feb. 27, 2019 阅读简体中文版 閱讀繁體中文版 MONTREAL — In recent weeks, some viewers of “Hockey Night in Canada” have been jolted by the sight of a distinctive red chrysanthemum logo conspicuously displayed during the broadcast of a sports program as quintessentially Canadian as the national game itself. It is the logo for Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant whose chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, is out on bail in Vancouver, with a GPS tracking device around her ankle, as she awaits possible extradition to the United States to face fraud charges. Advertising on … [Read more...] about As Huawei’s Influence in Canada Grows, Some Fear Spying. Others Just Want Fast Internet.