Nov. 18, 2022

The Problem With HubSpot

Although we love HubSpot, and we're HubSpot partners, which means we get commission payments, there are problems with the platfor…

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Oct. 18, 2022

How To Market Effectively During Financially Interesting Times

Between the revolving door on Number 10 Downing St, the petrol shortage in France and the rocketing price of food in the USA, it'…

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Oct. 11, 2022

You Can't Buy Half A Pound Of SEO. Here's Why

SEO is often bought and sold as a commodity product, but this approach rarely generates results. To make a real difference, Julie…

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Sept. 27, 2022

Inbound Marketing Explained With Examples

In this episode Alex, Dave & Julie explain inbound marketing. They discuss the pros and cons and provide some very simple real-wo…

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Sept. 21, 2022

Everyone's A F*****g Marketing Expert

Marketing, and in particular digital marketing, isn't the only profession where people think they're an expert by osmosis, but so…

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Sept. 12, 2022

Are Marketing Reports A Waste Of Time?

Marketing reports are a mainstay in most engagements. In fact, the majority of agencies produce them on a monthly basis. But what…

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Sept. 6, 2022

How Digital Agencies Can Truly Make Your Web Presence Sing

Sometimes people only think about the costs when considering working with a digital agency. But the benefits of regularly improvi…

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Sept. 2, 2022

Lauretta Ihonor, Content Strategist, Talks To Us About The Importance…

Effective web content has to tick a lot of boxes. In this episode of Digital Marketing From The Coalface, health and wellbeing co…

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Aug. 23, 2022

Don't Start A Website Redevelopment Project Until You've Listened To …

Redeveloping your website can be a very good business move, but there are some aspects that, if you get them wrong, will bite you…

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Aug. 15, 2022

Beware Agencies Who Are Just Big Corp Lackeys

Experience has shown us that some agencies will, sadly, sell their client the software solution that earns them the best commissi…

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Aug. 10, 2022

Ever Googled The Question What Is SEO? In This Episode We Reveal All …

SEO continues to perplex many business owners and marketing professionals. In this episode of the show, we answer the question, ?…

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Aug. 8, 2022

Create Your Own Digital Marketing Team, Warning This Podcast Contains…

To the uninitiated, hiring a digital marketing agency can seem expensive. In this episode, Alex and Dave talk about how to build …

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Aug. 1, 2022


LinkedIn Pulse, or whatever they are calling it now, is a LinkedIn platform for publishing articles. From The Coalface listener, …

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July 28, 2022

It's Not A Retainer, It Is A Retainer, Is It A Retainer?

The secret to marketing your business successfully is, as Bryony said in Episode 65, consistency. To do that, you either need to …

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July 22, 2022

SEO Tactics That Definitely Won't Help You Grow

You'll find no end of SEO advice on the web. But a lot of it's out of date. Google are forever tinkering with their search algori…

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July 12, 2022

How To Avoid Wasting Money Doing Digital Marketing

There are many ways to spend money on digital marketing and, therefore, many ways to waste money. In this episode, Alex and Dave …

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July 4, 2022

Bryony Thomas, Author Of Watertight Marketing Talks About Effective M…

Bryony is the creator of the Watertight Business Thinking methodology, based on original research in 2005. She has now tested and…

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June 27, 2022

So Your Website's Rubbish, Here's How To Fix It

In this episode of the show, we talked about what makes a website "rubbish". Perhaps surprisingly, this doesn't mean the look and…

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June 20, 2022

What The Hell Are You Doing Google?

For many business owners, the way Google ranks web pages is confusing. They simply don't understand why their competitors are on …

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June 13, 2022

What Is A Digital Agency And How To Choose One?

In a windswept field in Cornwall, Caron and Dave discuss what a digital marketing agency actually does and, importantly, how to c…

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June 8, 2022

Can AI Really Improve Your Digital Marketing?

AI marketing tools promise to save you heaps of time and money, but do they really live up to these lofty claims? In this episode…

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May 31, 2022

Websites Cost About As Much As A Car, Wait What?

It's not unreasonable for businesses to want to know how much they need to invest in their new website. The thing is, it's not ac…

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May 23, 2022

Do You Really Know Your Customer? You Should, Here's How

In this episode, Julie and Dave discuss what are formally called buyer personas. In normal language, these are customer profiles,…

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May 17, 2022

Digital Marketing, Trust And All That Jazz

Authenticity and honesty are crucial to the successful implementation of digital marketing. In this episode, Alex, Julie and Dave…

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