CORE WEB VITALS – HOW DO THEY IMPACT YOUR DIGITAL BUSINESS

In our last blog, I mentioned Core Web Vitals as one of the key trends and so I decided to speak to our tech team to better understand this myself. And also to bring a simpler understanding to anyone out there who is a Non-SEO professional. 

For most marketing campaigns their main goal is how to optimise on conversions. UX (User Experience) has a tangible effect on overall conversion rates for any online business. A frustrating experience for users is always slow loading time which is directly related to a higher bounce rate- the very opposite of what you wish for your target audience. It’s like coming to a brick and mortar shop only to find that there is debris around the entrance which makes it longer and painstaking to get in. Continue reading “CORE WEB VITALS – HOW DO THEY IMPACT YOUR DIGITAL BUSINESS”

STAYING ON TOP- SEO 2021

Most of us will remember when online advertising first started and how it was the hottest thing for any marketer and brand owner. We now live in an era where the Internet is not just an essential communication tool but a connecting bridge between worlds and cultures.  Continue reading “STAYING ON TOP- SEO 2021”

The DIGITAL FRONTIER- Leading from the trenches

Photo by Marcos Pena Jr

When in 2020 Companies and individuals had to rapidly adapt and adopt new technologies and new styles of communication and working; it brought focus to and the need for brands to be online. Continue reading “The DIGITAL FRONTIER- Leading from the trenches”

What is LEADERSHIP and how does one lead in challenging times

I have been very passionate about understanding what exactly ‘Leadership’ is, and the interesting facets that come along with it. Continue reading “What is LEADERSHIP and how does one lead in challenging times”

Elixir Services Under The Spotlight: CQC Consulting

After a couple of years supporting businesses with their branding and marketing, a new arm of the business was starting to form. After working as a practice manager in the Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery industries, Rosalie had some solid experience with the day to day running of the clinic on many different levels: behind the scenes with the business side (sales and marketing) to coordinating and managing the bookings, patients, staff and last but not the least compliance with the regulations.  The governing body which regulates the private medical sector (along with NHS) is the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and they regulate certain activities within Aesthetics such as ‘Surgical Procedures’, ‘Diagnostic and Screening’ and ‘Treatment of Disease or Disorder’.  Continue reading “Elixir Services Under The Spotlight: CQC Consulting”

STEP IT UP!- The NEW NORMAL

We are at the end of 2020 and there have most likely been some big learnings, challenges and shifts in our personal and professional lives. In the process we have witnessed the advantages of technology in times like this yet also the limitations.  Platforms like Zoom, and Microsoft Teams have seen us through on a professional front, and personally we’ve seen the emergence of apps like House Party, whilst YouTube with it’s independent reporting on what’s happening globally, podcasts and cooking + fitness content seeing a massive explosive growth, INFLUENCER: Global Influencer Marketing Solution, Cameo – Personalized videos feat. your favorite stars that have gained immense popularity during this radical shift of working from home. Some online shopping platforms like Etsy saw their sales doubled to 10 billion $ this year. Deliveroo CEO Will Shu has mentioned that the pandemic has actually accelerated the adoption of online food delivery ahead of its time. Brands that jumped into early adoption of tech like Ebay, Etsy, Netflix, Facebook have now become the every day chant for most people who have the facility to stay connected to the world online from their homes. Amazon, Microsoft, Google – the three major platforms – have now become the unstoppable Digital Juggernauts. At the same time, ride hailing companies like Uber & Lyft along with property rental giant Airbnb have seen their customers vanish. Most high-street retail brands including the iconic John Lewis have now changed their strategy with a promise to its customers of being digital-first.  Continue reading “STEP IT UP!- The NEW NORMAL”

A LETTER TO HUMANITY

There is a common theme that pervades the world right now: Fear.  And for a change we are not writing a blog on strategy/digital/brands etc.  Rather we are focussing on the bigger picture which is affecting us all right now

We’ve found ourselves in a media onslaught – an all out information war – where it’s hard to tell the truth from propaganda, instilling anxiety, fear, distrust and distress in many. Continue reading “A LETTER TO HUMANITY”

Thinking differently: Leading your team and brand in a crisis

Here we are in the last week of August 2020 and we don’t know where we are headed isn’t it?

Even though global lockdown is now being relaxed, businesses are now starting to re-open, holiday goers planning their summer trips and life is moving ahead albeit at a pace which probably none of us understand and yet it is very clear that we are in a Global crisis where we are being asked to step it up quickly each day.  Continue reading “Thinking differently: Leading your team and brand in a crisis”

ARE BRANDS FEELING SAFE?

During times of crisis, brands always find themselves at cross roads. And the current time has left many brands/companies tearing up their best laid plans with the scenario of starting all over again later this year. Also a natural reaction to any form of crisis or catastrophe is to hunker down and protect ‘what’s mine’- where brands focus on short-term profitability, but with demand for most brands either through the roof or through the floor, it is time for a long term game plan.

Traditionally this time of the year has always been the season to review one’s strategy and switch things up a bit, and most brands favour this period to launch a new product/service but this time it’s time to press ‘delete’ on traditional approaches as we take a moment to stop and reconsider.
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Building Digital Loyalty during Adversity- How to get your brand to walk the talk 

These are unprecedented times and everything we thought was normal is now being rapidly re-defined. It’s a time to adapt, appreciate & embrace what is on offer in all directions of life as humanity tries to find its way through this global plague that has affected lives at all levels. The threat of a global recession is a very real and palpable threat to the way we are going to live going forward into this decade.

Over the last few weeks the closure and slowing down of businesses everywhere, including ours, has given us the opportunity to take stock, consolidate and redefine priorities.  A time to understand our team, staff, brand and ourselves on a deeper level, bringing consistency in connection, digitally, through regular Zoom meetings & virtual training etc. Remote working it’s something that we are very much used to, but of course we miss the face-to-face interactions and meetings with our clients. Nothing beats physical connection at the end of the day, but one must adapt and learn to thrive in the digital world during these times and beyond.  Continue reading “Building Digital Loyalty during Adversity- How to get your brand to walk the talk “