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Hamble Valley Festival of Food Exceeds Expectations!

On Saturday 1 September, Hamble was once again transformed into a foodie haven as the annual Hamble Valley Festival of Food  returned to the quay. This year saw over 5,000 visitors head down to the popular event in search of delicious local produce and family-friendly entertainment. With almost 40 foodie stalls, which included favourites from…
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Work Experience Week 2

  What have you been working on for your second week, Ethan? My second week has been a lot more varied than last week. There has been a lot of preparation for the Hamble Festival, with signs that have needed laminating, and a tombola that I helped setup. I also attended a meeting for the…
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Work Experience by Ethan

Week 1 reflections: Tell us a little about yourself Ethan… I’m a 20-year-old University Student who is currently studying Multimedia Journalism at Canterbury Christ Church University. Some of my favourite types of journalism are print and radio, especially when it comes to features because they allow you to get really deep into one topic in…
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5 ways to combat Facebook Ad fatigue

Ad fatigue is an issue that will affect even the most successful Facebook ad campaigns.  Do you know how to overcome and recognise it? Ad fatigue doesn’t just mean that users are getting annoyed with your ads; it means a measurable impact on a campaign’s performance. Compared to other online advertising platforms, the audiences on…
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The Southampton and Region Hoteliers launch their first ever Hospitality Awards

The Marketing Collective are proud to sponsor ‘Mentor of the Year’ Award   The Southampton and Region Hoteliers Association launched a new award scheme at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel this week; to celebrate the Southampton hotels who go above and beyond the call of duty. The 2018 Hospitality Awards have been designed to seek out…
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Luxury self-catering opens at Houghton Lodge & Gardens in Hampshire

  The Launch of The Apple Rooms Visitors seeking a unique countryside retreat in Hampshire have been truly spoilt with the opening of new self-catering accommodation at Houghton Lodge Gardens, near Stockbridge. What was once a collection of dormant cow sheds of one of Hampshire’s most beautiful, privately owned historic houses, is now a bespoke collection of…
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Work Experience by Milly

Reflections on Week 1 I have really enjoyed the time I’ve had in my work experience placement so far. In my first week, I am already beginning to develop new skills and I have discovered and learned about new aspects of marketing. At the beginning of the week, I built my skills in graphics and…
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Print media is back

Print media is back in fashion!

It seems that our lives are some what digital these days. Walk away from your phone for just a minute and feel the anxiety levels rise as you begin to panic you are about to miss something vital! As more and more studies show our digital dependence has a direct link to our mood levels…
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Running a business is like running a race!

  ** Congratulations to all the finishers in the ABP Southampton Marathons and London Marathon ** This time last year, I completed my first ever half marathon. I had been training for 5 months to run the ABP Southampton Half Marathon in my home city. This morning, almost a year on, I laced my trainers…
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5 ways on how to use Twitter to drive traffic to your website

  Some say that Twitter is dying a slow and painful death – but we at The Marketing Collective think not! There is still a huge demand and need for this social networking microblogging site, and it can bring huge benefits to you and your business if used correctly and creatively.  Do you want more…
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Why you need a marketing audit

If you want your business to move forward, it’s a good idea to look at where you were before you try to get where you want to be. A marketing audit allows you to spend allocated time to reflect on previous marketing campaigns, initiatives and to review your strengths and weaknesses as a business. A…
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How to create effective facebook advertising campaigns

  Have you used Facebook ads? Are you currently using them? Not seeing a great ROI on your adverts? Would you like some tips on how to to step up your game? We have put together some key pointers and tips on how to create effective facebook advertising campaigns. You can throw money willy nilly…
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