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Technology for Marketing 2018 Press Release

by Ed Owen | | 0 comments

Our Government informs us that the performance of the UK economy is tied to the health of the digital economy. In which case it would be a prudent move to attend the forthcoming combined ad:tech, Technology for Marketing and eCommerce Expo event at Kensington Olympia in west London on 26 and 27 September 2018.

What Should a Digital Marketing Plan Contain?

by Dr Dave Chaffey | | 0 comments

In my previous article I looked at some of the arguments why an integrated digital marketing strategy is essential. Note the emphasis on 'integrated'. It's important digital marketing strategies aren't isolated from marketing and business strategies with which they should be aligned, in fact, a better label is 'multichannel marketing plan'

GDPR: Retention Tension

by Aris Tsontzos | | 0 comments

Many people experience problems with retention. Whether considering information retention, water retention or employee retention, for some, hanging on to things can prove troublesome at the best of times. Data retention is no different.

Marketing Expo Press Release

by Guest Blogger | | 0 comments

It’s only two weeks until opening day for The Marketing Expo which will take place on the 21 & 22nd March at London’s ExCeL. Consisting of the B2B Marketing Expo, B2C Marketing & Advertising Expo and MTEX, these shows combined make up Europe’s largest event dedicated to the ever-evolving world of marketing.

Raw Spirit: the benefits of blunders

by Richard Shotton | | 0 comments

Counter-intuitive findings from behavioural science: why brands shouldn’t just talk about their strengths

Leveraging the Lowering Costs of Data Management Platforms

by Matt Banks | | 0 comments

Connecting your data to create an environment that brings together your many sources, has become increasingly important due to the amount of data B2B companies of all sizes are capturing.

Email Marketing: Are Images or Words Most Important?

by Steve Kemish | | 0 comments

Getting email marketing to stand out has always been a challenge. Gone are the days of mass batch and blast campaigns, the modern email marketer is a more sophisticated and targeted persona, but still the age-old problem persists, how to engage the recipient.

Last Things First: Do I Need Consent, Or Can I Use Legitimate Interest?

by Tim Roe | | 0 comments

You might be wondering why is this the last question you should be asking as a marketer. In my experience many marketers seem to be focusing on this question first. However, tackling this question first, can sometimes lead to confusion, and potentially lead some businesses to undertake activity that could end in disaster.

Copwriters, Get To The Point!

by Paul Chuter | | 0 comments

Virtually all outbound marketing is, in effect, direct marketing. Whether you deploy it online or offline your aim is to communicate directly with the prospect or customer.

Does Your Business Need a Digital Strategy?

by Dr Dave Chaffey | | 0 comments

The answer to this question, will depend on many factors, for example, the size of the business and the sector which will govern how important digital media are in influencing the customer on their path-to-purchase.

B2B Marketing Update: 20 Essentials in 20 Minutes

by Andy Grant | | 0 comments

The IDM have had a long tradition of supporting the B2B Marketing Expo and this year is no exception. As part of the IDM Training Academy, I’ll be presenting one of the nine “bitesize digital marketing –training sessions” on Tuesday 21st March. My session is ‘B2B Marketing Essentials: 20 essentials in 20 minutes’.

Conquer Your Fear of the Blank Screen

by John Wallace | | 0 comments

You’ve been asked to do a copywriting job pronto – but you don’t know where to begin; how do you kick-start your creative processes instantly?

GDPR is a Real Opportunity for B2B Marketers: Start Planning...

by Andy Grant | | 0 comments

On 25th May 2018 we will see the new GDPR framework take effect – and it offers all marketers the greatest opportunity for business transformation in a generation.

How has Creative Data helped its Graduates?

by James Dredge | | 0 comments

Wondering what opportunities the Creative Data programme will give its students? Before Christmas, we questioned Adam Gregory, a Creative Data graduate who attended the Academy in April 2017 and is now a CRM assistant at Global.

What The Experts Predict For 2018

by Guest Blogger | | 0 comments

As the dust starts to settle on the New Year, it’s about time we start considering what to look out for in 2018. To help you understand what trends will be taking the digital marketing world by storm in 2018, some of our dedicated tutors and experts have compiled their predictions for the year.

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The IDM B2B programme is excellent. The quality of the speakers and their delivery was flawless and incomparable to previous courses I have taken. The cluster-style classroom environment harnessed comfortable interactive sessions and made communication...

Róisín Hayden PG Dip DigM B2B,
Senior Events Executive, Deloitte & Touche

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