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Sixothree welcomes its first Marketing Communications Executive

This month I am delighted and incredibly excited to welcome our very first member of staff to the Sixothree family! Allow me to introduce Jenny Graham, our new Marketing Communications Executive. An exciting development for Sixothree After five and a half years in business, the company has grown continually. We’re proud to be running an…
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Why are SEO and PPC strategies crucial for businesses?

If you stop to consider your personal buying habits for a second, you’ll quickly see why a strong presence online is now essential. As digital booking and buying systems take over from outdated traditional mediums and social media becomes a multi-functional marketplace with the power to develop or substantially expand brands, it’s becoming easier than…
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Making the most of LinkedIn marketing

If you run a business, it’s likely you’ve heard of (or use) LinkedIn as a social network. Known as the platform for companies and corporate highflyers, it’s been a staple of start-up and employee checklists since its conception in 2002. It’s less likely however that you’ve been able to use LinkedIn as a viable, productive…
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Include video in your marketing strategy to make waves in 2017

With so many avenues for businesses to explore as they promote themselves, marketing budgets are increasingly stretched to their limits. Yet the best strategies are comprised of many strands, which come together to form one concerted effort. Your consumers may be part of one or several markets, but they will all be exposed to and…
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Networking in Manchester

After many years advising clients to get out and about and start networking with businesses in their area, last year I joined my first networking group representing Sixothree - The BforB Manchester Ladies Group. Not only have I just renewed my membership for another year but I also now attend another two networking groups. In…
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Making sense of your data

On the one hand, the ability to collect customer data is one of the greatest tools marketers have. On the other hand, the enormous leap forward in how much data we can gather, and how quickly, can suddenly seem overwhelming – especially for many small or medium-sized business owners who don’t have vast marketing or…
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Sixothree Facebook page – Now live

Social media is a great communication tool to keep your company in the spotlight, and keep you in touch with existing and potential customers. Until recently, we have been communicating and engaging with our target audience via Twitter and LinkedIn but have now also launched our very own Sixothree Facebook page. There are a whole…
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Making New Year’s resolutions – for your marketing

As we leave what has been a very interesting year behind us and head back to work after the holidays, marketing may be the furthest thing from your mind. But beginning 2017 with a clearly defined marketing strategy is well worth the effort. The start of the year is a valuable opportunity to look back…
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It’s nearly New Year – is your marketing plan ready?

Making New Year’s resolutions – for your marketing As we wind down what has been a very interesting year and prepare for the well-deserved holiday season, marketing may be the furthest thing from your mind. But putting a plan in place now for 2017 is well worth the effort. Year-end provides a valuable opportunity to…
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Special offer on video marketing

We are giving you the opportunity to try video marketing for just £300+VAT. If you've looked into video marketing before, you'll be aware it can be quite costly due to the production and editing costs involved. We understand this is not feasible for small to medium sized businesses and have been working with our client…
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More than a logo: The importance of branding

People often think that branding begins and ends with choosing a logo for their stationery, marketing materials or web site – but it’s so much more. The fact is, a strong brand is one of the most valuable assets your business can possess. Appealing graphics are important, of course, but the essence of any brand…
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FREE video workshop at your place

Did you know that video can mean a 74% increase in a customers understanding of your product? Or that email click-throughs increase threefold when video is included? We think video is an essential tool in your training or marketing mix. In fact, we are so convinced that we are offering a 100% FREE WORKSHOP at…
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Getting the most out of your marketing budget

Most business owners understand the benefits of marketing. Yet in times of economic slowdown or budget restraints, it’s often one of the first things a company will cut back on. Suddenly marketing is perceived as a ‘nice to have’ but no longer a ‘must-have’. But is this the right approach? In a more challenging business…
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Dunhams unveils new look

Manchester-based Chartered Accountancy practice and Financial Services business launches new brand identity. Long established and leading Chartered Accountants TFD Dunhams and their sister company TFD Dunhams Financial Services Limited have rebranded. They will now trade under the styles of Dunhams Chartered Accountants and Dunhams Financial Planning respectively. Dunhams, created in the 1940s are conveniently located…
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Manchester networking at its best

This afternoon I took part in the BforB Open Day, designed to give Manchester business men and women a taster of what BforB networking is all about. I am fortunate to be a member of the BforB Ladies Group and have been a member since the group launched in August. We meet every other Tuesday…
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Don’t write your own copy – get a professional copywriter

Copywriting. It's another of those skills that many people think they have. After all, it's only writing and anyone can do that can't they? Often they can't. And if copy for your website, sales letter, press ads, leaflets or press releases isn't written by a professional, it won't be working as hard as it could…
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Five ways to follow up your next exhibition more effectively

You’ve taken the plunge and have decided to exhibit at an event. It’s a great success and you now have a big, long list of people interested in your products and services. Now comes the really important part – following up. But believe it or not, it’s reckoned that 75% of tradeshow leads are never…
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Manchester business exhibition 9th June 2015

Sixothree will be exhibiting at The Greater Manchester’s Business Exhibition for the second year running. An event designed to promote local businesses and stimulate business-to-business growth in the city. Karen Randall, owner of Sixothree, said “We are looking forward to networking at the show, meeting local businesses and discussing how we can support them with…
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Six things your website must do

There are fast approaching one billion websites in the world. And that number is increasing every second. That’s because getting your business online is one of the best things you can do to reach new and potential customers. But with so many websites out there, how do you make sure that once people find your…
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Five reasons to include seo in your marketing strategy

You may have a good website, but unless people can find it, you could be missing out on potential sales. Here's five reasons why you should include SEO in your marketing strategy: Increase number of visitors to your website Build brand awareness Build trust and credibility in your brand Generate new leads and customers Your…
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GMBiz Expo 13 March 2014

Sixothree has just signed up to exhibit at Greater Manchester's Business Exhibition, an event designed to promote local businesses and stimulate business-to-business growth in the city. Karen Randall, owner of Sixothree, said "We're really excited to be exhibiting at GMBiz Expo in March. We've attended many exhibitions with clients before but this will be the…
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Digital print vs litho print

Understanding the difference between digital and litho printing is important to ensure you are making the right decision when printing your new business cards, brochure or flyer. So which process is right for you? As a general rule of thumb, digital print production is more suitable for shorter runs and offset lithography is more suitable…
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How to avoid spam filters

You have an engaging subject line, a beautifully designed email, and a great offer to send your customers. But will it reach their inbox? Before hitting send, you need to understand how to avoid the increasingly sophisticated spam filters and ensure your email will reach the recipients. Every email server has filtering software to decide…
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Top 10 tips for email marketing

Email marketing is quick, effective and measurable. It allows you to talk to a large, targeted section of your customers with a message that is relevant. You know instantly who’s opened the email, and who’s responded – which means you can test a variety of strategies. As you know, the more you understand about your…
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