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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.

Published 27 Mar 2017 by Saadia, CANDDi
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My Work Experience at CANDDi

I’m Maddy, I’m currently in Year 10 at Levenshulme High School and I’ve recently finished a week’s work experience at CANDDi. When we were all told we would be doing work experience, I thought it would be boring and that I’d hate it, but I loved every single second of it and would love to do it again.

Published 24 Mar 2017 by Maddy, CANDDi
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135 Words to help you convert and close

The words “join us” and “sign up” appear in email campaigns all the time and have the same purpose generally i.e. give us your email address - but do they say the same thing?

Published 24 Mar 2017 by Brian, CANDDi
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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!

Published 22 Mar 2017 by Saadia, CANDDi
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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.

Published 15 Mar 2017 by Saadia, CANDDi
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Improving Visitor Engagement!

Often asked is “how can we better improve engagement on our website?”. Albeit a simple question, it doesn’t always warrant a simple answer. There are a large number of ways in which you can improve web engagement. Here we take a look at some of the most fundamental and “must do’s” in terms of getting what we want from our visitors!

Published 13 Mar 2017 by Tim, CANDDi
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PPC vs Email Marketing

There are four main ways in which businesses opt to market online. In terms of generating traffic however, it typically comes down to two key options. PPC or Email? Here we take a look at the pro’s and con’s for both and what the best way forward might be.

Published 13 Mar 2017 by Brian, CANDDi
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7 Email Marketing Myths

We at CANDDi put a lot of emphasis on the power of email marketing. However, we often come across similar concerns or negatives associated with it. Here we take a look at some of the most common objections or “myths” and debunk them to show you the value it has!

Published 13 Mar 2017 by Daniel, CANDDi
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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....

Published 06 Mar 2017 by Saadia, CANDDi
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CANDDi Culture - We're Getting Fitter :)

For various reasons (Tim is training for a marathon in April, I've had a minor stroke, Brian is sleep deprived with his new baby etc) we are all trying to get a bit fitter here at CANDDi HQ. Tim invited personal trainer and fitness coach, Dally Singh aka The Macro Coach, to provide us with some much needed inspiration and fitness hacks...

Published 02 Mar 2017 by Saadia, CANDDi
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