Our Best Blogs of 2016

Our best blogs of 2016

Last year we offered you to opportunity to re-visit and celebrate with us the best blogs of the year.

So what better time than the ending of a year to take another look back at our most popular blogs of the year? Here’s the top 25!

How the internet has changed marketing?

For another year this has remained a firm favourite with readers across the globe. The excessive speed with which the internet has grown has completely changed how companies market to their customers, and how customers wish to be ‘sold’ to. Take a look at what exactly has changed in this blog.

How the internet has changed marketing

8 ways to increase your ranking on LinkedIn

When you are looking for a new role, or to further establish your professional presence, updating your LinkedIn profile is a priority for most people. Within the last few years, LinkedIn has introduced a ranking system, which has drove people to be a little competitive at how they can increase that ranking. We take a look at some of the things you can do to naturally increase your rank.

8 ways to increase your ranking on linkedin

Olympic censorship – know what your business can say.

A great example of how old blogs can still hold a huge amount of value. With Rio 2016 being the talk of the summer, our blog from London 2012 was an extremely popular read over the Olympics run.

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What is premarketing and why is it important.

For another year, our look at the tasks you should complete before you start your marketing campaigns has proved to be valuable to our blog readers. We take a look at why it’s important to carry out certain activities and what benefit it will bring to your marketing.

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What Taylor swift can teach you about personal branding

With Taylor Swift being a talked about figure once again this year, our blog on how she manages her own personal branding, and how we can learn something from it, has proved popular.

What Taylor Swift taught us all about personal brand

How to ‘moderate’ comments on Facebook pages.

Without an actual ‘moderate’ feature on Facebook, we look at how you can maintain some control of what comments appear on your Facebook page.

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What is topical advertising and why you should be using it.

With ‘Newsjacking’ becoming a more and more popular marketing tactic, it looks like our readers have been brushing up on how to use topical advertising, and why it will bring benefit, and you can find out how to by looking at this blog.

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Six ways you can use leaflets.

This has been one of our most popular blogs for the last few years, and is one in a series of print marketing blogs that have made out top collection this year. Showing that businesses are using most digital and traditional methods of marketing, but just need some ideas occasionally.

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How to plan your seasonal advertising.

It can be easy to have plenty of ideas for what you want to do for the next season, but it can sometimes be a little harder to form these into an actual plan. This blog looks at putting together your strategy.

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Legos excellent example of customer service

People love good news stories, and great customer service is no exception. Lego are always a good example of how to perform your customer service, but this example in particular seems to have caught the attention of many.

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5 top tips for making most of your print marketing materials.

This was not only one of our most read articles this year, but was the most shared across social media, showing that print is most certainly not dead, and companies perhaps just need a little more inspiration on how to utilise them.

5 top tips for making the most of your print marketing materials

How your business can use topical content to its advantage?

For the second time in our countdown, ‘newsjacking’ techniques have made an appearance showing just how much traction this technique has gained.

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How to stop WordPress blog missing their schedule.

There’s nothing worse than being incredibly prepared and organised, and then technology letting you down. WordPress is a fantastic tool, but sometimes it seems to get the better of our organisation. Our look at how to keep things on track has proven a hit.

How to stop WordPress blog posts missing schedule

Why customer reviews are important and how to get them.

Customer reviews carry more importance than ever before, as new customers seek validation through others experiences. Which is perhaps why our blog on how to get them might have proved as popular as it has.

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Make your product page copy more attractive and increase conversions

Writing product copy can be extremely tedious. Especially when you have a huge number of similar products. So how do you make the copy the most interesting and intriguing it can be?

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10 topics you can write about on your business blog.

Blogging continues to grow in popularity as more people accept that it is one of the best ways to grow your businesses SEO. However, it can be hard to come up with new ideas when you have a mountain of other things to be doing. Which is why our suggestions have been a hit on the blog this year.

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6 traditional marketing methods you should be considering

Proving that we might not be in a completely digital age yet, our traditional marketing methods blog has certainly captured the attention of our readers.

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What is the best marketing strategy for an exhibition in 2016?

Exhibitions have changed over the years, with some companies now choosing to have a purely online presence rather than an actual stand at an exhibition. So how do you plan the best way to use all mediums with your expo strategy? Take a look.

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Social media tips for seasonal marketing.

Though social media is an incredibly well used medium, we all need a little inspiration sometimes. Which is what seems to have helped pull our tips for seasonal marketing on social media in to our top 25.

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What social media means for modern day customer service?

The customer service element of social media is one that can no longer be ignored. Our blog taking a closer look at the issues this brings up and why it is important you pay attention to them has definitely proven popular.

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Six analytics tools for twitter.

With Twitter’s ever growing popularity, having good analytics tools has become a priority for many businesses. This blog takes a closer look at what tools are available, and after being updated earlier this year, it has definitely proved a hit with our readers.

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What you can learn from 5 popular Christmas campaigns.

Looking at some of the marketing campaigns huge brands pull off can be disheartening, but we chose with the blog to look at what you could learn from these campaigns, and how you can reflect it within your own marketing.

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Email marketing works

Email marketing gets a lot of stick, so it’s nice to see that quite a few people have taken in why email marketing actually works, and how you can use it. You can find out more here.

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Pokémon go effect on marketing and how do you catch em all.

Pokémon Go took the world by storm and our blog too. We took a closer look in the very early stages of release of how businesses may be able to take advantage, and why the app itself went so huge. You can read more in this blog.

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Why should I be sending branded Christmas cards?

Proving popular from around July (would you believe it?) a look at whether sending that company Christmas Card is actually worth it has captured the attention of many businesses.

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So there you have it. Our best blogs of 2016!

Think we've missed a blog off that should be on here? Or do you have suggestions for next years blogs? Let us know in the comments.