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Kara Stanford of KMS Marketing wins award

Kara Stanford of KMS Marketing wins award

Watertight Marketing, the creators of the MD’s essential marketing training programme, announced winners in three categories of their brand new annual awards. The awards were presented by the founder and creator of the powerful Watertight Marketing methodology, Bryony Thomas, at a ceremony in Bristol last week.   Karen Meager, co-founder…

Three reasons to stick to the marketing plan.

Three reasons to stick to the marketing plan.

So, you’ve taken the time and effort to research, compile and write a marketing plan. Your team all think it’s great and the way forward. But are you actually going to stick to the plan, and if you don’t, does it matter? Here are three reasons to, “Stick to the…

Is your marketing built on strong foundations?

Is your marketing built on strong foundations?

If you’re finding that your company’s marketing isn’t quite achieving the goals it needs to, then before you build more of the house, look at what your marketing is built on. 1. Do you have a Marketing Plan? Does your business have a marketing plan that clearly lays out what…

Are you making these common marketing planning mistakes?

Are you making these common marketing planning mistakes?

Because marketing is often perceived to either be a woolly, creative area of the business or a dark art that swallows time and money with little return, many SMEs fail to plan their marketing effectively. Here are the five common mistakes they make and how you can overcome them. Mistake…

Start-up business? My five top tips

Start-up business? My five top tips

Setting up your own business or going freelance can be tricky. You’re skilled in the service you offer or have excellent products but how do convince people to buy them? Here are my top five pieces of advice. 1. Stop trying to sell First, get your head straight: you are not…

Let’s write a Marketing Plan! Three ways for getting an effective plan in place

Let’s write a Marketing Plan! Three ways for getting an effective plan in place

Planning is a good thing. Without a plan, it’s too easy to fall prey to “magpie syndrome” choosing marketing tools because they’re new and exciting rather than to serve a specific purpose for your business. There’s loads of advice on how to create a great marketing plan, but when it…

Join me for practical, fun and useful marketing learning

Over the next six weeks I’m hosting, co-hosting or speaking at several great events. If you’re running a business and you want to step your marketing up, then do book on to one, some or all of these events; each one is different and you’ll get lots from all of…

Stop your business leaking profit

Stop your business leaking profit

Can you honestly look at all your marketing and sales activities up and down the whole Buying Process and say that they are all working hard to help customers make that magical journey from prospective customer to loyal customer? Philip Kotler’s Buying Process neatly lays out the process that every person goes…

KMS Marketing has helped us focus our business and use marketing and PR to achieve tangible resultsMartin Ayreton
Director, FTP Concepts

Kara is a good strategic thinker, who warns us about the implications of taking certain routes if they wouldn’t benefit the business.Simon Fairbank, RSL

Kara and KMS Marketing provide honest, professional, expert advice on how we should structure marketing and PR for our business

Simon Fairbank, RSL