Month: July 2017

MARKETER HUB: NEW NETWORKING INITIATIVE FOR SOUTH WEST MARKETERS

A NEW INITIATIVE FOR ANYONE INVOLVED IN MARKETING IN THE SOUTH WEST HAS BEEN SET UP BY TWO LOCAL MARKETERS: SIMON BESLEY FROM DEVON-BASED INNOVATIVE PRINT COMPANY NEWTON PRINT AND LIZZIE HARDY FROM LEADING SOUTH WEST PROBIOTIC MANUFACTURER ‘PROTEXIN’. “We love talking about marketing” says Simon, “and have spent many a happy phone call and meeting chatting about ideas to help boost our own brands and businesses. We then thought it would be nice to have a bigger local network of people to be able to bounce off. “After searching through all the networking opportunities available in the South...

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12 Marketing Planning Tips For Devon Based Businesses

When it comes to your annual holiday you want to make sure it all goes smoothly, and why not, it’s the culmination of 12 months hard slog. A chance to put your feet up, relax and re-charge. Generally, you spend time working out where you want to go and when, how you’ll get there and what you’ll do when you arrive. It’s all about minimising the risk of anything going wrong and maximising the enjoyment you’ll get out of the adventure. But too many companies don’t put the same amount of time and effort into marketing planning to ensure their...

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Cinema Goers Boost UK Economy

Who would have thought that sitting in the dark, popcorn and chocolate close to hand, watching a film that I have been looking forward to for ages, would make the difference to the Gross Domestic Product statistics for this quarter April – June 2017 which grew slightly by 0.3% over all. Now that sounded like a bit of a mouthful to me to at first, but on doing a bit of research I realised that it is all about the UK economy and how it is faring at the moment. With the box office successes of Pirates of the...

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Flybe Deluged with Apples

Leading regional airline hosts first ever ‘Flybe Knowledge’ session with leading Exeter taxi company Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, was deluged by scores of local taxi drivers working for Apple Taxi Central) as over 100 cabbies took time out to learn more about one of their largest corporate clients and hear about the new ‘Flybe Knowledge’ programme. This is designed to give those taking part the opportunity to learn about the company and become experts on the routes and services the airline operates to and from Exeter Airport. It was a meeting of like minds with two of the South...

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£3.5m Build Centre Opens At Trago Newton Abbot

The eagerly awaited new £3.5m ‘Build Centre’ opened at Trago’s landmark Newton Abbot site on Wednesday 26th July 2017. The Trago Build Centre is a purpose-built stand-alone retail facility, adjacent to the main store and comprises 2,088 square meters (22,475 square feet) of building materials, tools and work wear. In addition, there is an external stock yard of 1,209 square metres (13,000 square feet) offering a comprehensive range of heavy-sided goods. Geared towards the construction and building trade, there is also an expanded range for Trago’s DIY customers. DIY products currently account for approximately 20% of the discount retailer’s...

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