Sales and marketing

So you want to benefit from the Olympics - could you do more to help your business?

Businesses should do more to encourage the money flowing into this country from the olympics to benefit their own businesses

Jubilee celebrations boost sales

UK retailers reported an increase in sales volumes and orders in June, a survey by Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has found.

Social media top for finding new customers

Over one third of UK small businesses say they use social media sites to find new customers, research has found.

Business marketing spending up for third successive quarter

Business marketing budgets were revised up for the first quarter of 2012, marking a third successive quarter of increased spending, a survey by the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) has found.

'Deep' concerns over Google's new privacy policy

Google's new privacy policy raises deep concerns over the 'lawfulness' and 'fairness' to its users as it fails to meet EU data protection laws, a European watchdog has warned.

Modern customers 'expect' digital interaction with companies, says research

The modern social customer now 'expects' to digitally engage with companies, according to new research published today by First Direct and social media consultancy ItsOpen.

Smartphone sales rise 42% dominated by Android OS

Smartphone sales have increased by 42 per cent year on year, the latest statistics have shown.

The social media maze and why you need a strategy

Small business owners are seeing the greatest results from social media marketing, an industry report has revealed.

Business confidence rises despite economic fears

Businesses remain confident of their prospects for the next six months, despite losing confidence in the global economy.

Facebook launches guide for businesses

Social media and networking site Facebook has launched a guide for small businesses that want to use the website to help build an online presence.

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