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Case Study: Helping A Brand With Younger Audiences

The Marketing Centre helps DRWakefield reinvigorate their brand and build a grassroots marketing presence.

How we drove revenue growth and increased brand awareness

The Marketing Centre helps Unigloves to drive revenue growth and increase brand awareness.

Case Study: Improving Lead Generation & Refining The Brand

The Marketing Centre helps NTCADCAM to improve their lead generation process and refine their brand.

Approach

Our method has been fine tuned through the years whilst working with many mid-size businesses. This results in you finding the best Marketing Director for your company and your culture. So how does this work?

Healthcheck

Business owners can become confused about marketing and that’s totally understandable. Between marketing consultant’s jargon and your sales team potentially considering marketing as part of their departmental function, it can become difficult to know how to move forward effectively. In fact, marketing results can lack focus or consistency, both in implementation and in measurement.

The Marketing Centre approach does away with all these confusing elements, encapsulated through our approach of marketing in a straight forward matrix, called the Marketing 360.

Business Insights

As you would think,  having a large team of highly skilled Marketing Directors provides us with access to an abundance of diverse know-how. We want to share this with you, so you can develop a better understanding of why certain factors work (and how), as well as why they don’t always work out as intended. Above all, knowing what to do next.

  • Having trouble measuring your marketing ROI? Automation and analysis tools can help. While it’s often claimed that measuring marketing ROI - especially in digital marketing - is difficult, such tools will help your marketing function to measure and demonstrate the effectiveness of their activity with accuracy and reliability.  But that’s…

    Customer retention versus customer acquisition: It’s a battle for the ages.  We know that keeping loyal customers can be easier and more profitable than finding new ones. Yet, many businesses still dedicate more resources to acquisition.  It’s vital that you balance your focus on customer acquisition with customer retention. Your…

    Businesses with properly aligned sales and marketing teams sell far more often at a higher profit margin. When our part-time Marketing Directors arrive in a new business, they’re often asked for marketing strategies to increase sales. As they look into improving the sales process, though, they actually find that the…

  • Many B2B businesses place more emphasis on lead generation than customer retention. This is often a mistake. Not only is it cheaper to retain customers than attempt to win new ones, it also takes less time and effort. In fact, it can cost 5 times more to acquire a new…

    How do you measure brand awareness? Many businesses treat brand awareness as something intangible; a metric without a rubric. They know it’s important to be a recognised name, trusted by customers and respected by competitors, but establishing just how trusted and respected they are remains something of a mystery.  Digital…

    Marketing innovates, tests and refines ideas that increase your business’ presence in the marketplace, making more prospective customers more aware of who you are and what you do. It also brings customers into your business, guides them to the point where they’re willing to spend money, and keeps them there…

  • When you launch, you grow quickly. You’re going to outgrow your initial market, you'll look around for other opportunities to grow, and you’ll find yourself wondering “where do I go next?” For businesses that start out in the UK, the answer is likely to be “abroad”. British businesses are twice…

    Here’s a well-travelled marketing statistic: acquiring a new customer can cost up to five times more than retaining an existing one. An oldie but a goodie, as they say. But how do you retain customers? How do you build loyalty? Marketers try all sorts of things. Regular emails, surveys, loyalty…

    Introduction Tried and tested best practice will make the best of whatever economic and political situation a business finds itself in, whether it’s the continued uncertainty around Britain’s future in the EU, the overheating and protectionist tendency of the US market, or the continuing rise of China and India. In…

  • When businesses wanted to buy software pre-internet, they would physically buy a CD-ROM, install it on everyone’s computer and pay a licensing fee. Like so many sectors, the rise of the web turned things on its head. Software as a Service (SaaS) is a way of delivering software online, paying…

    Two out of three business leaders who’ve signed up to our Return On Marketing Investment webinars aren’t measuring marketing ROI at all. We’re not saying this to call them out - far from it. They know ROI is important, they want to know how best to measure the results of…

    For as long as there have been markets, there has been a thing called “market research.” The Phoenicians - a civilisation in the Middle East, established four and a half thousand years ago - studied consumer demand for their exports, and became the trading powerhouse of the classical world. Marco…

  • When you’re a multinational corporation, the marketing world is your oyster. Want to generate brand awareness? Invest in a few peak time TV ads on ITV for £30k a pop. Or take out a colour double-page spread in The Times for £42,000. If you’re thinking bigger, why not shell out…

    A lot of people think that marketing is solely concerned with long-term growth. If you need short-term financial fixes, they say, you need to turn to sales. While it’s true that marketers have the big picture in mind, it’s simply false that they can’t help businesses in the here and…

    It may be prime suspect in the gruesome murder of the radio star (according to The Buggles at least), but for medium-sized businesses, video is nothing but good news. According to original research by Southport-based video marketers Wyzowl, 96% of people say they’ve watched an explainer video to learn more…

  • Who’s the best driver in the world: Rally star Sébastien Ogier or F1 champion Lewis Hamilton? Trick question. Both are viable contenders, but only for a given value of “best”. Their driving styles are worlds apart. F1 is a matter of speed, precision and perfect understanding of the vehicle. A…

    Introduction Business owners don’t always seek growth for growth’s sake. Founding or buying a business, building its value and selling it on is the ultimate goal for many of the businesses leaders we work with, and so it’s a key consideration for our Marketing Directors too. But what, you may…

    Successful marketing begins with a rock-solid strategy. Your company’s goals, how might you achieve them, your marketing plan, creative and – of course – finances are all essential elements. But whether you’re planning for the 12 months ahead or implementing shorter projects throughout the year, even the best-laid plans will…

  • The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over-and-over and expecting different results. It’s a powerful line. Catchy, cutting and also wrong. Yet there’s a lot to be learnt from it, especially when considering how your company’s behaviour reflects its vision. First, let’s clear-up that line on insanity. Despite…

    “Our efficiency is unparalleled, our ROI is fantastic, and we’ll be out of business in five years.” That was the feedback that Les Binet, Head of Effectiveness at advertising agency Adam & Eve DDB, got from one member of the management team when he walked into the UK’s largest breakdown…

    Introduction The world is full of myths, from fake news to faux facts. Mount Everest is not the world’s tallest mountain, The Great Wall of China can’t be seen from space, and the word “sushi” does not mean “raw fish”. (It’s the vinegared rice on which the fish was traditionally…


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