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Get ready for Christmas advertising

Get ready for Christmas advertising

Get ready for Christmas advertising It's the time of year when we're all starting to feel the goodwill to all mankind!  Christmas is a magical time, for children and adults alike, but if you're running a business, it can also be one of the most stressful. Here's some...

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The Brilliant Benefits of Print Advertising

The Brilliant Benefits of Print Advertising

Print advertising has been around for a long time, with the first recorded English print advertisement having been created in 1477. It is clear to see that print advertising has been the go-to solution for most businesses over the years and it still continues to be to...

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How to Host a Successful Grand Opening

How to Host a Successful Grand Opening

One great way to launch your brand-new business (or perhaps new location), is to host a grand opening event. It can help you connect with the local community in a truly personable way. It’s a chance for you to gain customers, gain exposure and introduce your brand in...

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5 Creative Ways to Attract New Customers

5 Creative Ways to Attract New Customers

One of the main objectives of a small business owner is to attract new customers. For larger businesses where budget isn’t an issue, this can be far less of a challenge. It’s much more straightforward when you have a large advertising budget and pre-existing brand...

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How to Create a Welcoming Shop Window

How to Create a Welcoming Shop Window

So, you have taken the next step and opened up your very first shop. This is an incredibly exciting moment for your business and you’ll be anticipating the moment your very first customer walks through the door. However, you don’t want your first customer to be the...

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5 Tips for Creating a Print Advertisement

5 Tips for Creating a Print Advertisement

When done correctly, print advertising is a hugely advantageous marketing technique. Compared with digital adverts like banners or pop-ups, you can guarantee your printed advert will reach the hands of your targeted customers – without disrupting their online...

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Preparing Your Business for Re-Opening

Preparing Your Business for Re-Opening

For many businesses it’s been a long, few months. Waiting with bated breath for the next announcement confirming when they may be able to re-open. Thankfully the news came recently that from the 12th of April non-essential retail is planned to be re-opened, however,...

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The Power of Testimonials

The Power of Testimonials

When we spend our hard-earned money, we want to be absolutely sure we are making an informed buying decision. That’s why as a business owner you need to ensure that you are providing all the information the customer needs to make a purchase. However, while you are...

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Dates for your Diary 2021

Dates for your Diary 2021

Despite the start to 2021 being a national lockdown, that doesn’t mean we can’t have things to look forward to throughout this year. We’ve put together a list of calendar events, national holidays and celebrations for you to put in your diary. As January is nearly at...

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6 Ways to Promote your Small Business Effectively.

6 Ways to Promote your Small Business Effectively.

When your busy running your business sometimes the last thing on your mind is promotion and advertising.   This task can also seem complicated and confusing. Especially if you’ve never done it before and you’re not sure where to start. One common myth is that...

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The 6 Benefits of Shopping Local

The 6 Benefits of Shopping Local

This year has been a difficult one for us as individuals and in particular small business owners. Whether you’ve been running a business for over a decade or have recently started up your own venture, 2020 has brought about challenges that none of us have ever...

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Print Marketing Isn’t Dead!

Print Marketing Isn’t Dead!

With the BOOM of Digital Marketing it would be easy to assume that print marketing is a thing of the past and is no longer an effective way to speak to your customers. The answer to the question “Is print marketing dead” will be met in the industry with a resounding...

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How advertising can boost your business

How advertising can boost your business

Advertising is prominent in our daily lives, we see it at bus stops, magazines and even when browsing online. Why is it so prominent? It is because it is a fantastic way to boost your business. Find out about advertising in The Link Directories.   Here is a quick...

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Community Matters

Community Matters

Link Directory's main purpose is to keep the community connected. Through this troubling time, we are here to help you promote your business throughout Gloucestershire. Not only is using Link Directories a fantastic way to promote your business or service within the...

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Key Dates for Spring Promotions

Key Dates for Spring Promotions

Finally, we are getting some dry days and it truly seems like Spring is on its way. It is also the time of year when there are a number of celebratory days, so let’s help put some smiles back on people’s faces. Here are some of the significant dates coming up in the...

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Why Print Advertising?

Why Print Advertising?

Because neuroscience has shown that print advertising makes a better impression on us than digital advertising, that’s why! A recent webinar for the WTWH Media website confirmed that numerous studies have concluded that at a brain-chemistry level people process print...

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Mobile Friendly or Mobile Optimisation?

Mobile Friendly or Mobile Optimisation?

I know you realise how important it is to have a website that looks good on a mobile phone. However, you may have heard that some sites are ‘mobile friendly’, whilst others are ‘mobile optimised’. So what’s the difference? Simply put, all mobile optimised websites are...

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Get Ready for Xmas and New Year Promotions!

Get Ready for Xmas and New Year Promotions!

My goodness but this time of year comes around quickly! It hardly seems like a week ago that I was taking down the seasonal decorations. Time to be thinking about the important dates for your promotions over the Xmas and the New Year: Mon 2nd Dec St Andrew’s Day Fri...

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Time to Junk the Jargon!

Time to Junk the Jargon!

It may well be that you studied for a degree at University or have worked in your current business from the ground up. You know your stuff and are not afraid to use technical language and acronyms. The problem is that your audience, the people reading your copy on...

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Ditch Dull Marketing!

Ditch Dull Marketing!

I wonder if you, like me, are turned off by the majority of marketing we receive. The reason? It is dull. If that is the case, then why do so many companies insist on pushing it at us? Three reasons: 1. Dull is cheap 2. Dull is easy 3. Dull is fast I remember the Good...

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Your Key Dates for Autumn Promotions

Your Key Dates for Autumn Promotions

I am sitting here with the light on in the middle of the day as the rain pours down outside. It could easily be autumn already so I am in the mood to be thinking about important forthcoming dates and anniversaries: Mon 2nd Sept School term begins* Thu 12th Sept Fifth...

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How to Avoid Scams, Phishing and Fake Enquiries

How to Avoid Scams, Phishing and Fake Enquiries

I have no doubt that you are well aware of the dangers that the internet can pose for us. There are the obvious ones, such as your lovely uncle the Nigerian Prince, but there are also plenty of scams that are more difficult to detect, especially if you are quickly...

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Writing Content? Keep it Simple!

Writing Content? Keep it Simple!

I saw a Facebook post last week that struck a chord. It read: “Don’t use a big word when a singularly unloquacious and diminutive linguistic expression will satisfactorily accomplish the contemporary necessity.” When you are writing content, whether it is for a blog,...

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Key Dates for Your Summer Promotions!

Key Dates for Your Summer Promotions!

That’s the football season finished and the May Bank Holidays out of the way – it must be nearly summer. Here are some key dates for you: Mon 3rd June Schools first day of term* Fri 7th June Women’s Football World Cup starts Fri 14th June Cheltenham Food and Drink...

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Marketing – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

Marketing – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

Marketing has always been a contentious subject. For many people just the mere word makes their hackles rise and there can be no doubt that at a lot of marketing can be viewed as intrusive and unwanted. Let’s look at the Ugly side first off. There has been a lot of...

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3 Simple Ways Small Businesses can Save Money!

3 Simple Ways Small Businesses can Save Money!

I expect many of you are aware of Checkatrade and use their site. I spotted a useful blog recently which I thought I should share with you as it concerns ways in which small businesses like yours can save money. 1. Switch your energy supplier and save pounds. Business...

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Spring Promotions – the Key Dates

Spring Promotions – the Key Dates

Let’s hope we have dodged the worst of the winter weather and can get ready to welcome Spring. It often pays to get a promotion or two in at this time of year as people are generally feeling a bit more optimistic. Here is a note of some significant dates coming up in...

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Let’s Talk Targets!

Let’s Talk Targets!

As we move into a new year, you may well have been thinking of ways of improving your business. You might have decided that you want more customers, for instance. My question to you would be, “How many?” If you in turn say “I don’t know”, then you’ve got a problem....

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4 Ways to Improve your Client’s Experience!

4 Ways to Improve your Client’s Experience!

If you are looking for some quick and easy ways to increase the number of enquiries you receive and sales you achieve, I have got some tips for you. 1- Be there when they want you. This might seem a no-brainer but you would be surprised at the number of businesses who...

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Key Dates for Xmas and New Year Promotions!

Key Dates for Xmas and New Year Promotions!

Well I’ve got my Xmas tree put up – put up in the loft, that is! Nevertheless it will soon be time for those seasonal decorations to make an appearance. Time then to be thinking about the important dates for your promotions over the Xmas and the New Year: Fri 21st Dec...

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The Secrets of Writing Great Online Copy!

The Secrets of Writing Great Online Copy!

I expect you know from your own experience that reading online is different from reading print. It therefore follows that writing online needs to be different to the way you were taught to write for print. To get technical for a moment, research has come up with the...

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When You Have to Say “No”

When You Have to Say “No”

I understand that some people find it really difficult to say “No”, especially if it means turning down work. On the other hand, if you say “Yes” to everyone you leave yourself wide open to all sorts of problems. You can soon find yourself bogged down with too many...

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Your Key Dates for Autumn Promotions

Your Key Dates for Autumn Promotions

I know it is still August, the sun is still shining and the kids are still on their summer break but it is time to think about some important dates and interesting anniversaries for your promotions over the next three months: Mon 3rd Sept School term begins* Tue 4th...

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10 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

10 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Marketing

I read the other day that nearly a quarter of the world’s population use Facebook. That’s a huge potential market and while I don’t expect you to reach those figures it shows the potential audience social media has. So what can you do to increase your share of the...

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Saving Time = Saving Money!

Saving Time = Saving Money!

I know that if you are working for yourself one of your most valuable commodities is time. Why is it, then, that there never seems to be enough of it? If you want to create more time for yourself you have to learn to work harder, faster or smarter. The chances are...

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Your Key Dates for Summer Promotions!

Your Key Dates for Summer Promotions!

At last we have seen some sunshine! If you are starting to think about summer promotions, here are some of the important dates you need to remember: Mon 4th June Schools first day of term* Fri 15th June Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival weekend Hu 14th June Football...

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Making the Most of your Business Cards!

Making the Most of your Business Cards!

If you are just starting up in business you will be looking at getting a stationery pack together. In my view the most important item is a business card and here are the reasons why: • Professional stationery makes you look like a professional business. It is what...

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The Key Dates for Spring Promotions

The Key Dates for Spring Promotions

Despite the bitterly cold current weather, Spring is definitely on its way. I always think that it’s an ideal time for a promotion tied in with one of the many notable dates. Here is a brief schedule of some of those coming up in the next three months: Thu 1st March...

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New Year’s Resolution? Switch to Direct Debit!

New Year’s Resolution? Switch to Direct Debit!

If you are still debating your New Year’s resolution, I have a suggestion for you.  Why not switch to Direct Debit payments for our services? You will find there are plenty of benefits when using Direct Debits: •    It helps you spread the cost.  Rather than having to...

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5 Simple Marketing Strategies for 2018!

5 Simple Marketing Strategies for 2018!

I am always being asked for ways that small businesses can improve their marketing.  Here are five that are simple and straightforward and can help you grow your business in 2018. 1.    Keep it Local.  The further afield you go the greater the risk you run of...

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Key Dates for Xmas and New Year Promotions!

Key Dates for Xmas and New Year Promotions!

It won’t be long before that Coca Cola truck is rolling and the John Lewis ad is tugging at our heart (and purse!) strings: Christmas is coming! Here are some of the important dates to think about for your promotions over the next three months: Fri 15th Dec      ...

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Why So Many Lists?

Why So Many Lists?

Have you ever wondered why so many articles, blogs, videos and newsletters feature lists? The simple answer is because they are very popular. But why? One of my recent blogs was titled ‘9 Top Tips to Creating a Great Advert’. Someone reading that phrase is not going...

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“Kids Don’t Read, Right?” Wrong!

“Kids Don’t Read, Right?” Wrong!

I understand why a lot of people have the perception that young people don’t read these days.  However, it is simply not true, especially with regard to magazines. The 2016/17 Magazine Media Factbook published in the United States found that 91% of Americans read...

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Key Dates for Autumn Promotions

Key Dates for Autumn Promotions

So that was the summer was it?  Writing this it feels like autumn already so we may as well pack the kids off to school and think about some important dates and interesting anniversaries for your promotions over the next three months: Mon 4th Sept        School term...

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Spring Clean your Office!

Spring Clean your Office!

Never mind spring cleaning at home, even the smallest of businesses can benefit from decluttering your office.  I am convinced that a tidy workplace gives you peace of mind and can lead to more productivity. Start with these five easy steps: 1.    Get your filing...

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Making Content Marketing Work for You!

Making Content Marketing Work for You!

Never heard of content marketing?  You may not have heard the phrase but you’ve certainly seen it in action. Every time you visit a website, be it for entertainment or news, you are engaging with content marketing.  It is the information you are accessing, what you...

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The Importance of a good ‘Profile Picture’

The Importance of a good ‘Profile Picture’

We all know that first impressions count, and we only get one chance to make that first impression. It used to be that the spelling on your CV had to be accurate, now a days a decision can be made as to whether someone wants to do business with you, based on how they...

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Key Dates for Summer Promotions!

Key Dates for Summer Promotions!

As we experience some sunshine, at last, you should be thinking about your new summer promotions.  Here are some of the important dates you need to remember: Mon 5th June        Schools first day of term* Sat 10th June        Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival weekend...

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Video Killed the Radio Star – or Did It?

Video Killed the Radio Star – or Did It?

I find it is often that case that whenever any form of new media makes an initial big splash a death is announced – television will make movies obsolete, for example.  Hence the announcement by the pop group Buggles that music videos will mean the end of radio. Far...

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Why Who You Hang Around With Matters

Why Who You Hang Around With Matters

Motivational speaker, Jim Rohn, famously said that “We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” I wonder if you have ever thought about this – have you ever wondered why some businesses succeed and others seem to constantly struggle?  ...

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Make Deadlines Your Marketing Friend!

Make Deadlines Your Marketing Friend!

Deadlines – some people love them and use them to get their work done efficiently.  Others simply hate them. One of my favourite quotes is from Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  “I love deadlines.  I love the whooshing noise they make as...

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Clean up your business this Spring

Clean up your business this Spring

Now that we are in March, and hopefully Spring is around the corner, this is a great time of year to carry out some Spring cleaning on your business and to help keep you on track for your 2017 goals. Here are 6 top tips of areas to look at: Brush Up Your Business...

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Spring Promotions – the Key Dates

Spring Promotions – the Key Dates

Spring is on the way and it’s an ideal time to tie in a promotion with one of the many notable dates.  Here is a brief schedule of some of those coming up in the next three months: Wed 1st March    St David’s Day & Ash Wednesday Fri 17th March    St Patrick’s Day...

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The Importance of Customer Loyalty

The Importance of Customer Loyalty

This is a great month to think about your relationships with your customers and what it is you could be doing to show your customers some LOVE. I have spoken before about the importance of customer relationships and how having great relationships is the key ingredient...

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Why Not Switch to Direct Debit?

Why Not Switch to Direct Debit?

Some people are unaware that I am happy to take Direct Debit payments for our services. There are a number of benefits to using Direct Debits: •    It spreads the cost.  Rather than having to pay a large sum up front you can spread the payments over a period of...

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Why Advertising now can be a success

Why Advertising now can be a success

The festive season is over and it’s back to business. January is a time of year where we all start to think about where we would like our business to go in the next 12months. According to those who know these things, the beginning of the year is a great time to be...

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Simple Selling Strategies!

Simple Selling Strategies!

When it comes to small businesses where you may be a sole trader, you and the business are one and the same, at least as far as marketing to the public is concerned. There is no way of avoiding it – you are going to have to do some selling. Now I know a lot of people...

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Christmas Ad Wording That Is Oh So Wrong!

Christmas Ad Wording That Is Oh So Wrong!

Seasonal adverts and signs can be fantastic as a means of promotion for your business. However, they are not so clever when things go wrong. Here is a selection of seasonal adverts from a variety of sources to hopefully raise a chuckle: “Stocking Stuffer”. So far so...

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Deadlines Get Things Done

Deadlines Get Things Done

Can you believe it’s December! Where did 2016 go? How has the year been for you? Have you met your targets and goals for the year? Have you thought about what you could improve and implement for next year? This is a great time of year to start to think about your...

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Key Dates for Xmas and New Year Promotions!

Key Dates for Xmas and New Year Promotions!

You can’t put it off any longer – Xmas is coming! These are some important dates to think about for your promotions for the next three months: Fri 16th Dec Schools break up for Xmas* Wed 21st Dec Winter Solstice Sat 24th Dec Xmas Eve Sun 25th Dec Xmas Day Mon 26th Dec...

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Do Away with the Verbiage – Use Short Words!

Do Away with the Verbiage – Use Short Words!

George Orwell in an essay in 1946 encouraged all his fellow writers to use short words rather than long words whenever possible. It pays to keep things simple when composing advertising and marketing material.  You are not going to be impressed if I start using...

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The Importance of Customer Relationships

The Importance of Customer Relationships

What’s the main ingredient to a successful business…….customers! In order to achieve business success, we need to have loyal customers. Did you know that businesses have a 60 to 70% chance of selling to existing customers, while making a sale to a new customer can be...

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Print and Social Media – Make Them Work Together!

Print and Social Media – Make Them Work Together!

I hear a lot of people saying that social media has replaced print advertising and marketing. I’m here to tell you that not only is that not the case but in fact they make a damn fine team! What makes them a particularly good match is the way that they can combine to...

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This Quarters WINNER!!

This Quarters WINNER!!

As you know, each quarter we announce the winner of the FREE advert with Link Directories. This quater's congratulations goes to our winner, Lucy Hatch.    Lucy specialises in Child tuition including English from Primary to GCSE and Grammar entrance tests. Lucy can be...

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Key Dates for Autumn Promotions

Key Dates for Autumn Promotions

Time to put away your sun tan lotion and dig out the scarves and woolly hats. The kids are going back to school and here are some important dates to think about for your promotions over the next three months: Thu 1st Sept School term begins* Tue 13th Sept 100th...

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Call To Action

Call To Action

Does your advert include a Call To Action? What is a Call To Action you may ask? Well by definition, in marketing, a call-to-action (CTA) is an instruction to the audience to provoke an immediate response, usually using an imperative verb such as “call now,” “find out...

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8 Surprising Stats About Print Advertising!

8 Surprising Stats About Print Advertising!

Print advertising may not be as sexy and exciting as advertising via new media and television, but does that mean it is less successful? Here are 8 stats taken from the 2015 Magazine Media Factbook which may surprise you: 1.    95% of adults under 25 read print...

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Why Local Advertising Works

Why Local Advertising Works

Despite this being the Google Age, local magazines are still thriving and recognised as a valuable advertising medium. So how and why do they still work so well? In today’s world we are constantly bombarded by information through television, radio, social media and...

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Seasonal Advertising

Seasonal Advertising

Fingers crossed – Summer is just around the corner. The schools break up next month, and we are all starting to think about our Summer holidays, hopefully spending more time outside in our gardens, holding BBQs and Summer picnics. What does this mean as business...

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The Power of Testimonials

The Power of Testimonials

These days being in business is all about building relationships. Trust is a huge factor when it comes to making a purchase, whether that be for having a new lock fitter, purchasing a new kitchen or bathroom, having new windows, having their garden landscaped or an...

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Key Dates for Summer Promotions!

Key Dates for Summer Promotions!

At long last it looks like the better weather is on its way and you can start gearing up for your summer promotions.  Here are some dates you might want to bear in mind: Mon 6th June         Schools first day of term* Tue 7th June          Ramadan begins Fri 10th...

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Are Children the Future for Newspapers?

Are Children the Future for Newspapers?

People continue to announce the death of print newspapers. The Independent, launched as a UK newspaper in 1986, has announced that it will cease print publication this month. This news has been somewhat counter balanced by the launch of a new national tabloid, The New...

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Key Dates for Spring Promotions

Key Dates for Spring Promotions

It is always important to get promotions tied in with topical dates and anniversaries. Here is a brief schedule of some of those coming up in the next three months: Tue 1st March St David’s Day Sun 6th March Mother’s Day Thu 17th March St Patrick’s Day Thu 24th March...

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Making Print Advertising Work for You!

Making Print Advertising Work for You!

Despite the rise in internet advertising, there is still a vibrant market for print advertising, especially if it is locally related. Here are three simple ideas to help your print marketing to maximise its impact. 1.    Show customer satisfaction.  It is well known...

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Abbey-Link celebrates 10 years in business

Abbey-Link celebrates 10 years in business

It all started ten years ago as a business idea whilst Sarah Gerken was on maternity leave. Now The Link Directories has grown into Gloucester’s leading local set of independent directories, linking local businesses with the local community and publishing Abbey-Link,...

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Key Dates for Christmas and New Year Promotions!

Key Dates for Christmas and New Year Promotions!

It’s that time of the year when people’s thoughts turn to celebrating! These are some important dates to think about for your promotions for the next three months: Fri 18th Dec Schools break up for Xmas* Thu 24th Dec Xmas Eve Fri 25th Dec Xmas Day Sat 26th Dec Boxing...

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Let Us Deliver Your Brochures & Flyers!

Let Us Deliver Your Brochures & Flyers!

Although we are rightly proud of our regular Link Directories, we do have another string to our bow! We are able to deliver brochures and flyers for you too. But what is the difference between the two? Flyers A flyer is usually a single printed sheet used to publicise...

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Key Dates for Autumn Promotions

Key Dates for Autumn Promotions

So that’s the summer over with!  Roll on autumn! Here are some important dates to think about for your promotions over the next three months: >> Tue1st Sept School term begins* >> Sat 19th Sept Rugby World Cup Tonga v Georgia** >> Wed 23rd Sept Rugby...

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Online Companies Move Into Print!

Online Companies Move Into Print!

In an ironic turn of events, there has recently been an upswing in the number of established online companies launching print magazines. It finally seems that companies are acknowledging the benefits of integrated advertising campaigns, incorporating print as well as...

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NME Becomes a Freebie!

NME Becomes a Freebie!

When I was a teenager, every serious rock fan would study the New Musical Express (aka the NME) avidly from cover to cover each week. It was at the cutting edge of music and youth culture generally and helped launch the careers of writers and broadcasters such as...

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Big Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Big Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Every business, no matter how small, needs to advertise to attract new business. However, you don’t need to employ a marketing department to come up with ideas for you. Here are four simple techniques which could help grow your customer base. • Headlines that Work –...

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Key Dates for Summer 2015 Promotions

Key Dates for Summer 2015 Promotions

Summer is fast approaching and it is time to think about significant promotional dates. Here’s what is happening in the next three months: Thu 18th June Ramadan begins     Sun 21st June Father’s Day & Summer Solstice     Mon 29th June Wimbledon Tennis begins    ...

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Why Advertise Locally?

Why Advertise Locally?

In this digital age we are constantly bombarded by messages and advertising via television, radio, email, Facebook and Twitter, amongst others. We filter all this information, picking out what may be relevant to us and our lives and deleting the rest, either mentally...

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Have Your Supper Sing for You!

Have Your Supper Sing for You!

On March 24 2015 McDonalds are holding a global event called imlovinit24 where they will give away 24 different types of gifts during 24 hours in 24 major cities across the world. The event kicks off in Auckland, New Zealand, where customers will receive their burgers...

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Key Dates for Promotions

Key Dates for Promotions

It is always important to get promotions tied in with topical dates and anniversaries. Here is a brief schedule of some of those coming up in the next three months: Sun 1st March St David’s Day     Sun 15th March Mother’s Day     Tues 17th March St Patrick’s Day    ...

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Why Choose Print Advertising?

Why Choose Print Advertising?

Advertising is all around us, from television and radio ads and poster hoardings to online banner ads. It is not uncommon for multinational companies to have advertising budgets running to millions of pounds. Small businesses need to advertise as well to spread the...

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New Year .. new you!

New Year .. new you!

We've all heard the saying New Year, New You!  Well maybe it's time to apply that to your business ... New Year, New Business! The Link Directories is able get your business into 16,000 Gloucester homes via the Hucclecote Link, Tuffley Link and the Abbeylink. You can...

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Promote your Gloucester Christmas Event

Promote your Gloucester Christmas Event

If you have a Christmas event or promotion, why not include your event in the Link Directories.  It's a great way of getting into 16,000 Gloucester homes! Not only that, we want to offer our customers great value for money, so make sure you keep an eye out on our...

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Leaflet Distribution in Gloucester

Leaflet Distribution in Gloucester

Not many people know this, but here at the Link Magazines, we offer a leaflet delivery service.  It's a great way to get your info into Gloucester homes! Simply choose what's best for you: Abbey-Link reaches 6,200 homes: 3,200 in the Abbeymead area of Gloucester and...

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Spends in magazine advertising is on the up!

Spends in magazine advertising is on the up!

Advertising Statistics The Advertising Association, in partnership with Warc, publishes the AA/Warc Expenditure Report, a comprehensive, quarterly review of advertising spend on all major UK media. The Expenditure Report contains quarterly data going back to the early...

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Don’t just take our word for it!

Don’t just take our word for it!

Testimonials are an important building block of any busineses reputation. At The Link Directories we have received dozens of great reviews from our customers. Written testimonials are a great and you can read ours here at thebestof Gloucester, but video testimonials...

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Summer Holidays

Summer Holidays

With a late Easter and all the May Bank Holidays - I don’t seem ready for the Summer holidays, but they are just around the corner and will be here before you know it.... So let us help you advertise your Summer promotion.... Here at Link Directories in Gloucester, we...

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Fathers Day 15 June – Why?

Fathers Day 15 June – Why?

Father's Day is June 15, 2014 in many countries. It is a celebration honouring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on...

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The Power of Print

The Power of Print

Despite important changes in media consumption in recent years, consumers continue to have most trust in advertising in magazines and newspapers a recent study shows. It seems the power of the printed word still rings true and has great value and influence when...

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Easter – what’s it all about?

Easter – what’s it all about?

Since its origins, Easter has been a time of celebration, feasting and traditional Easter games and customs such as egg rolling and egg decorating. Today Easter is commercially important, seeing wide sales of greeting cards and confectionery such as chocolate Easter...

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Don’t forget your Mothers Day promotions

Don’t forget your Mothers Day promotions

Why is Mothers Day so important? For a start, we all have one! But what is the history of Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday? At Link Directories we have the answer. The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when a lady called Anna Jarvis held a...

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We Deliver to 16,000 homes in Gloucester

We Deliver to 16,000 homes in Gloucester

The Link Directories deliver to 16,000 homes in the Gloucester area. One of these areas is the exciting new development at Coopers Edge. If you are looking to advertise your event, promotion or business in the Brockworth area, then our coverage of Coopers Edge near...

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What is The Link Directories

What is The Link Directories

My name is Sarah and I am the owner of The Link Directories, local directories linking local businesses with the local community.  I would like to think that people describe me as a personable, passionate and positive. I’m sure there are some who may say a little...

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Habits help you achieve success

Habits help you achieve success

The Hucclecote Link is celebrating 10 years of publishing this month and so we are celebrating! 10 years is a great achievement in business these days (in fact the Link Directories have been around almost 12 years which is even better) but it got me thinking….. Why do...

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