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The ‘top of the funnel’ stuff. That’s what most sales and product team think of the B2B marketing manager’s efforts. It’s the ‘always-on’, ‘brand recognition’ type-stuff. However, as procurement processes and buying experiences increasingly start and progress online, it is remiss of B2B businesses to think of content marketing & digital advertising in these terms, however difficult it may be to allocate a direct data point back to the sale or lead. The people that

07 Apr 2019
Robin Richmond

Digital marketing within FMCG has its own unique challenges. While not as saturated as the hugely competitive travel or finance verticals, it can be challenging to find a digital strategy that works well for your brand in the FMCG space and to get a full understanding of what success looks like. Over the past five years 8 Million Stories have been fortunate to work with several excellent marketeers across a range of FMCG brands and

July of this year marks the 9th year anniversary since Google bought the software company ITA who had built the reservation systems for the likes of Orbitz and Hotwire. This acquisition was at the heart of their move into the flights market, and Google launched Google Flights in September 2011. At the time this was huge news in the travel industry with a large amount of speculation that they were going to shake-up the market

11 Mar 2019
Diana Skof

As marketers, we have to ask ourselves: Is it worth investing all of a campaign’s budget into one hero piece of content that generates media attention? Or, using a sport analogy, is it worth investing in one player without thinking about the rest of the team? To create a good overall performance and keep the fans happy, Google suggests using the Hero, Hub, Help Model. Its goal is to strengthen a brand through storytelling that

In a world of fulltime jobs and overtime, online shopping has become the main way to purchase products and let people spend their hard-earned money. Now it’s the merchants’ job to display their products on Google as lovingly as they would in their own shop windows. When customers look for products on Search or Google Images, they currently find rich snippets which include product description, ratings and price to help them choose a product that’s

With Google announcing in recent years that page speed is a key factor in the rankings of search results, there has been more emphasis than ever before on optimising website performance. There are several online tools that can be utilised to give your website the desired performance boost; each with different costings and capabilities. Here, we will look at GTMetrix and how it can help your business. So, what is GTMetrix? Well, it is a website

07 Feb 2019
Kirsty MacLauchlan

Open compositions & Asymmetrical Design At the moment, the most common and popularly used web design trend is open composition. For many years, designers have been using boxes and frames encasing elements in a strict order, being symmetric with text and having images all visible and accounted for. In 2019, designers are to embrace more open compositions, where the user will feel like there’s an entire world off the page. Gaining popularity is using open-styled,