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Does your social media make you look bad?

Does your social media make you look bad?

Here we look at some social media mistakes that could end up losing you sales. Some are easily avoided, others take time and effort to build on to avoid. By sticking to all of them, you will have a much better experience with social media, as will clients and prospects.

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3 Steps to Capitalising on Behavioural Data

3 Steps to Capitalising on Behavioural Data

What do you know about your customers? There might be things you haven’t even realised you’ve gathered. You might even be pondering delving into the world of behavioural data but haven’t got a clue where to start! We’ve attempted to simplify why and how you can gather intent data and use it for your business.

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Four Form Ideas to Increase Your Leads

Four Form Ideas to Increase Your Leads

Here we’re taking a look at getting more creative with the web forms used on your website. The “Contact Us” form is a given on any site, but how do you expect to truly increase your conversions without thinking about ways to incentivise visitors to engage? We’ve broken down four ways that might get you to start increasing those numbers!

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Understanding your Digital Touchpoints

Understanding your Digital Touchpoints

Where does the sales cycle truly being? Is it when a prospective buyer has called in to enquire? The first email your sales team has sent? Or is it built up over time with the various interactions and experiences with your brand, even online? Here we’ve taken a look at the opportunities that “digital touchpoints” provide businesses to leave impressions on their market, ultimately leading to a fuller sales funnel.

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8 ways to make your email marketing a success

8 ways to make your email marketing a success

With so many resources, ideas and variables out there on improving how you email market, it’s easy to forget the simple stuff. Here we’ve put together 8 simple steps that will ensure you get yourself on the right track and achieve the goals you’ve set out for your email campaigns.

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6 Top Tips for running effective email split-tests

6 Top Tips for running effective email split-tests

Split testing (also referred to as A/B testing) is a method of conducting controlled, randomized experiments with the goal of improving a web based metrics. But how many of us are doing it? Do we know what we’re looking for? Here are 6 tips for running effective split-tests to help guide your expectations!

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Using Analytics for your Website

Using Analytics for your Website

When deciding to use Analytics for your website and business, it’s difficult to decide exactly what you do with the intelligence you’re presented with. Unless you have a clearly defined plan, there are always new things to use that data for. Here we’ve taken a look at some of the key questions you might want to be asking when it comes to looking at Analytics for your website.

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The Pareto Effect

The Pareto Effect

You’ve probably heard it, but how can we use it? This entry is a look at the famous “Pareto Principle” (otherwise know as the 80/20 rule). What does it mean? How could we apply it within an everyday sales context? Our CANDDi Consultant Brian has broken it down and even given an example of his real life experiences with it.

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General Data Protection Regulations and CANDDi

General Data Protection Regulations and CANDDi

Much has been made and said of GDPR in terms of how it is going to affect businesses and their ability to market to clients and customers. There has also been some confusion as to what it means for us, so our data expert Ed has taken a look at some of the most relevant principles of the Regulation as it looms closer and how we will or won't be affected.

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Candid Carol

Candid Carol

I first met Carol Griffiths at a previous company, I was part of the telesales team and she'd been bought in by the higher ups to pretty much restructure and turnaround the sales function. I can remember finding her incredibly direct, efficient, and if I'm honest I was shit scared of her. The sales team were not delivering and wasn't as profitable as it should have been - Carol was brought in to troubleshoot and solve this problem. It wasn't pretty, it was frustrating at times, but she wasn't there to make friends and was completely focused on fixing the business problem, and it wasn't personal.

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Suit or No Suit? CANDDi Dress Code

Suit or No Suit? CANDDi Dress Code

As we’re expanding our Sales Team at CANDDi, I’ve been communicating with a lot of candidates to arrange interviews etc (read about our hiring process here) and a question that is coming up quite a lot is “What is your dress code?” because I’m answering this quite frequently, I thought I’d let you all know...just in case you end up in our hiring process at any point!

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How We Hire Sales People

How We Hire Sales People

We’re going through an interesting time at CANDDi in terms of sales. We’ve never had a problem actually selling the system, it solves a huge problem for businesses and there is definitely an appetite for it, where we’ve historically struggled is scaling our sales team - we’ve done some things really well, and other things we’ve messed up on.

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WhatNext? Conference 2017

WhatNext? Conference 2017

We recently attended the annual WhatNext? Conference 2017, a student conference organised by the Manchester Entrepreneur Society. There were a number of great speakers lined up, and the event was jam packed with hungry minds. Read on for words of wisdom from Maria Stukoff, John Kershaw and Tim Langley.... Tim), the venue was awesome, and the audience was packed.

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Linguist in a World of Digital Stuff

Linguist in a World of Digital Stuff

My name is Janie and up until just recently, I must admit that I had little idea about what I wanted to do or what the real world was like. But thanks to CANDDi, I can now brush the dust of my shoulders and say; “はい、分かってるよ!” Yes, I am a near graduate from the University of Manchester, majoring in Japanese studies. Please don’t be shocked, I have no idea myself how I made it this far.

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