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In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionised the marketing industry by providing businesses with tools to automate complex tasks, personalise customer experiences, and analyse large volumes of data….


As the cost of living continues to increase, concerns regarding inflation and sluggish economic growth are on the rise. Marketing is instrumental to business success, however in an age-old debate, marketing budgets are often the first to be cut in a time of reduced spending. That’s why marketers are now under more pressure than ever to work their budgets as hard as possible….


2022 was certainly a year to remember. The Lionesses brought it home, we had more Prime Ministers than hot dinners, Apple was the first company to reach $3 trillion and sadly Her Majesty, the Queen passed away after a historical 70-year reign.

As we move into 2023, we expect to see even more change, especially in the marketing world. Here’s our take on the marketing trends for 2023. …

The Jammers’ 2022 predictions


Doing the hokey cokey with lockdowns, adjusting (and readjusting) marketing plans and trying to get through copy without mentioning the phrase ‘unprecedented times’ – it’s been a weird one.

But that’s enough of that, and we’re only looking forward. Our Jammers have shared their thoughts on what we see coming up over the next year. …

Paid social media conversion


Social media can be a tricky beast to master – its ever-evolving nature means that yesterday’s hot growth hacks are today’s hot air. Luckily, there are some evergreen best practices that always perform because they’re based on the central pillars of the medium’s mechanics or are concepts that weather the storm of changes. …

Which social media metrics should you be focusing on to measure growth?


With 45% of the world’s population active online for an average of three hours a day, social media is one of the most effective ways brands can communicate with their audience base. As with any strategy, your social media strategy must evolve constantly based on analysis of previous performance in order to succeed.

Upon building your strategy and setting your objectives and KPIs, you’ll carefully select the social media metrics you want to measure to meet your brand’s goals. We discuss the metrics you may want to consider when forming your idea of success in social media. …

Does my brand need Instagram?


With over a billion monthly active users on Instagram, it can be a very powerful tool for marketing your brand. However, if you’re going to make use of it, you need to stand out from your competition and do it right.

Here’s what you should be taking into consideration before launching an Instagram page for your brand.


If your brand is strictly B2B, then it’s pretty likely that Instagram isn’t right for you as it’s a customer-facing tool –  you’ll need a more professional business platform, such as LinkedIn.

However, that’s not to say Instagram is completely out of the question. Instead of showcasing what you do, you can showcase who you are. Giving your brand a personality is a great tool for hiring, as you’ll have the opportunity to give insights into your company culture and initiatives for potential recruits researching your company.


Did you know that 65 percent of 18-34 year olds are on Instagram? As the highest spenders, you definitely want to get your products in front of this valuable audience. However, you need to consider whether they’re right for your brand.

As an aspirational platform, your audience wants to be a part of what you have to offer. It’s up to you to utilise your platforms to make sure what you’re offering not only looks amazing, but you effectively showcase the features and benefits of your products or services.


What are you adding to your followers’ lives? Following comes from a ‘want’ for your customers, and they have to want to stay up to date with what you have to offer, or you’ll find yourself losing followers.

The purpose of your content should be clear in every post. Are you trying to raise awareness of your brand by showcasing product features and benefits? Are you trying to generate new customer leads? Or maybe you just want to generate engagement on your channels for organic growth?

Knowing what you want to achieve from your platform puts you in a position to brainstorm content and ensure your feed and messaging are clear and consistent.

If you want to engage your audience, make sure you add something to their feed. Is it a tip on getting the most out of your products, or do you want to inspire your audience to take their own shots to tag your brand in and organically raise awareness?


If you’re looking to impress, you need to have the imagery to stand out. While stock imagery is fine every now and then, you want to wow your audience with original imagery that reflects your own brand. Whether you’re getting a photographer on board or already have a suite of photos, you need to have a library of quality imagery ready to use. To mix it up, you should also create content such as infographics to really showcase what your brand can offer – having strong graphics that you can use across social media, web and PR never hurts!

Having your own content is important, however if you’re a customer-facing brand part of your community engagement will include making the most of user generated content. Customers are likely to share the products and services they use, and making sure you’re tagged or monitor certain keywords will allow you to share to your feed. If you want to encourage customers to organically raise awareness of your brand, you may want to consider some influencer activity.


Before you click that ‘create account’ button, do you have the resources to represent your brand properly? Curating content and engaging a community is a full time job and many in-house teams are already stretched, with some knowledge gaps in unknown platforms.

Every piece of content you put out, whether it’s a customer handbook or a social media post, speaks volumes about your brand and bringing in external support may be the best route for you to take.

Working with an agency to ensure your social media activity lines up with your marketing strategy is a wise choice if you don’t have the in-house resources to effectively use social media. You’ll find that agencies come armed with ideas on how to best represent your brand on social media, and have the tools, knowledge and experience to pull it off.

Need some support with your social media strategy? Get in touch today! 



How does traditional PR form part of a digital strategy?


Brand awareness is a core part of a successful integrated marketing strategy. Generating ongoing awareness ensures your target audience recognises your brand, products or services and lays the foundation for further tactics including paid social media and PPC advertising.


The human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text, and 90 percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual. Which is why so many leading brands utilise powerful imagery to disseminate their messages.

Here’s our rundown on why good photography is essential to any brand. …