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We didn’t expect to be marketing financial services

We didn’t expect to be marketing financial services

After a brief spell working on a building society advertising account, I swore blind I’d never work with a client in the financial services sector ever again. The ads we used to create were very strong creatively, but the sign-off procedures were very long-winded, with…

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Marketing planning before Christmas

Marketing planning before Christmas

The festive season is looming, whether you like it or not. The John Lewis ad and battle of the supermarkets for the perfect Christmas has started. If you’re like us, the corporate Christmas invites have started coming in. This coupled with two nativities to rehearse…

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We’re recruiting a new Web developer

We’re recruiting a new Web developer

Due to recent client wins, Vicki Stone Marketing is looking for a new freelance Web developer to join our growing team of freelance support in January 2016. We’ve built our business on reputation as a results-focused agency and we have a passion for hard-working marketing – both…

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Guest post – Natalie Diver’s lightbulb moment

Guest post – Natalie Diver’s lightbulb moment

From being about 14, I knew that I wanted to run my own company. I didn’t know what, how or where, but I knew it would eventually happen. I studied Business Management at Newcastle University and in my final year, I still hadn’t had the…

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How our business survived the recession; icy feet, broken cars and choosing the right team

How our business survived the recession; icy feet, broken cars and choosing the right team

  With Global Entrepreneurship Week this month, I thought it might be worthwhile sharing my business journey and how it all started in 2008. It proves that with a lot of hard work, pure grit and determination you can succeed, despite the peaks, troughs and snow….

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Are you ready to step outside of your marketing comfort zone?

Are you ready to step outside of your marketing comfort zone?

Whether you work as an in-house marketer, small business owner or agency, we all know our marketing capabilities. As we grow older (some say wiser), we come up with good ideas, many of which never get delivered as it’s often felt it’s too much of…

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Starting a brand project

Starting a brand project

I recently saw a contact on LinkedIn ask if anyone could recommend a good, cheap ‘logo designer’, and there was a flurry of recommendations for designers. I hope the person got what they wanted. But finding a designer who is cheap, isn’t always the best. Here’s some advice we’d give when choosing…

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