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Darren McCowan

Darren McCowan

Darren is a renowned digital marketing strategist and social media influencer with over 20 years’ experience of developing the marketing strategies for established UK brands. Through expert industry insights, his motivation is to help businesses of all sizes keep abreast of the latest marketing techniques and technologies that will help them thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

How to Build Relationships with Your Field's Digital Authorities

Digital authorities are the celebrities of your industry’s online world; your friends and family members might think nothing of their names, but, within your chosen field, their word carries enormous[...]
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Taking Your First Steps on the Entrepreneurial Stage

The seven stages of entrepreneurship are a bit like Shakespeare’s celebrated ‘Seven Ages of Man’ from the play As You Like It – but in a world where you get to select the exit strategy of your choice.
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How to Give Great Customer Service in the Social Media Age

When you think of customer service, perhaps you think of a desk in a shop with a smiling lady, ready to greet and alleviate any issues people have had shopping there. If that is the first thought to[...]
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5 Steps to Finding Effective Guest Blogging Opportunities

Guest blogging allows the switched-on business owner or marketing manager to establish themselves as an expert within their field, build relationships within their industry, and ultimately drive[...]
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Mobile Marketing: 3 Key Areas You Can’t Neglect

When you go out, what are the crucial possessions you can’t leave without? Keys, check; wallet/purse, check; phone…phone? Where’s my phone?! It’s incredibly likely that your smartphone is one of the[...]
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5 Ways Your Site’s User Experience is Alienating Customers

Imagine you’ve just walked into a coffee shop that you’ve never previously visited. Once inside, you find that there’s a lengthy queue, the cashier will only accept a cheque, the sugar and napkins[...]
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How Business Owners Can Market to Millennials

Millennials - those born after 1980 - are statistically seen as “unattached to organised politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, [and] distrustful of people.” The Pew[...]
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Is Your Industry Responding Poorly to Social Media Marketing?

Social media marketing is important. Who hasn’t heard that before? Well, it is, but let’s keep in mind that a predicted 61% of small businesses don’t see any return on their social media activities.
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You Can Use Negative Reviews to Boost Your Business

An estimated 88% of consumers place as much stock in online reviews as they do in personal recommendations. It’s no surprise that a negative one can produce a sinking feeling, but the best businesses[...]
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Likes and Shares: How to Build a Facebook Following Fast

Now is the time to boost your Facebook following. It’s a platform which has been somewhat eclipsed by Twitter in terms of social media standing, especially when it comes to small or medium sized[...]
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