About Louise Auty
Louise began her journalism career as a fresh faced 18-year-old straight out of Sixth Form and managed to get three years under her belt before undergoing any official training. During her almost 20 year career she covered everything from cat shows to coroner’s courts before heading to the big city for a couple years at the start of the digital revolution in 2001.
28th July 2020

How Do I Justify My Marketing Campaign Budget?

In today’s uncertain times one of the most common queries has been how do I justify my marketing campaign budget?

With reduced hours because of COVID-19, many teams coping with working from home, the uncertainty over long-term marketing strategies, and the short-term fears about the economy, it’s been a difficult few months for anyone working in digital marketing and social media.

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24th June 2020

Is my social media marketing working?

Working in marketing the biggest question I think most of us ask is how effective we’re being and if our social media marketing actually does anything.
Drawing up a report for our clients, we often have to struggle to find the evidence to justify the budget spend and to demonstrate that posts on social media platforms are worth the cost.

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26th May 2020

How To Improve Your Content Marketing Strategy

Here at Beacon we’re constantly referring to content marketing strategy and how it’s important to get this right as part of your overall digital marketing activities.

The adage “content is king” so clearly declared by Bill Gates way back in 1996, still holds true more than two decades later.

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19th May 2020

Our Expert Guide On How To Meet The Work From Home Challenge

In this time of upheaval, many more people are finding they’re having to switch from their daily office commute and set up a workspace within their home environment.

We’ve spoken to colleagues and other experts who are big proponents of the WFH movement to see how the current stay at home situation is affecting them and their business.

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17th April 2020

The Battle Against The Monster Bots Podcast

Beacon’s Nigel Bridges and Stewart Boutcher made a special visit to the Leeds Businesses Podcast to chat to hosts Rudy Heywood from Famous Wolf Social Media Agency and Steve Twynham from Inspire Radio.

In the podcast Nigel and Stewart talk about the work they’ve been doing with a number of agencies in the fight against the monster bots that steal your marketing budget on Google and Facebook.

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23rd March 2020

What is a marketing insight and why is it important?

A marketing insight – what is it and why should it be of importance to your business and a key part of any promotional strategy?

At its most simple, a marketing insight is a valuable piece of information which comes via research or data analysis and which can be directly actioned upon to benefit your business strategy.

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28th February 2020

What Is A Digital Marketing Strategy? Do You Need One?

No-one working in marketing should need to be told about the importance of having a digital marketing strategy – it’s the map on which all campaigns and customer journeys should be marked upon.
But a surprisingly large number of businesses don’t bother with a marketing plan at all and certainly not one which focuses on how they use social media to create an effective digital marketing strategy.

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21st February 2020

What is Click Fraud and How to Identify and Mitigate Against it.

We’ve published a lot about click fraud but what IS click fraud and do you know how to identify and mitigate against it properly?

This blog intends to give you all the necessary information and tools so you can go away and look at your own social media and digital marketing analytics and pick out what could be bots directing traffic to your website.

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5th February 2020

Are You Missing Out By Not Using Short Links?

We’ve all seen them – the short links which appear in social media posts and digital marketing which reduces a long web address into just a few characters.

But how much do you actually know about them? Why to use them, and where to use them and, more importantly, how to use them?

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11th December 2019

How To Understand The Visitor Journey From Email To Website

One of the most important ways to ensure marketing campaign success is to understand the visitor journey from email to website.

Anyone working in marketing knows that content is king, your message is what sells your business and the various digital channels you use is how you get that in front of your desired audience.

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