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Our client, a global market leader in their specialist field, is looking to appoint a Marketing Executive to join their successful and growing marketing team. The role will be responsible for implementing and controlling offline and online marketing campaigns, advertising and activities for both B2B and B2C markets.
The role will involve developing marketing material both online and offline, sign-off, printing and updating of a range of marketing materials including leaflets, forms, policy documents, mailers, newsletters and sales collateral. The role also involves managing customer communications such as surveys, product/pricing changes and monitoring and reporting competitor/market activity. In addition you will be working within other areas including social media, website, email marketing together with some PR and event management.
You will be a creative marketer with a strong understanding of combining both online and offline marketing channels. In addition, you will have project and relationship management skills and be accomplished at working with third party suppliers including agencies. Finally, you will be comfortable working as part of a team or on an individual basis and possess excellent budget and project management skills.
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Generating new business in the age of Google, Facebook and Twitter
Guy Levine CEO and Founder of Return On Digital will cover the cornerstones of online marketing, in a non-technical, commercial manner, allowing all attendees to choose which strategies are right for their business.
The event is organise by JCI, a voluntary organisation for young professionals which provides development opportunities through business, training, social, community and international events.
Date: Thursday, 24 April
Time: 08:00am to 09:30am
Venue: BPP Professional Education, St James Buildings, 79 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FQ
Price: Free to members , £10 on the door to non-members.
Chris Bush, a Certified Usability Analyst and Head of User Experience for Sigma UK,will cover ...
Chris Bush, a Certified Usability Analyst and Head of User Experience for Sigma UK,will cover a range of UX topics.
6:00 – 6:30 Pizza & refreshments, provided by our sponsors ebuyer and SimpleUsability
6:30 – 7:30 Chris Bush from Sigma UK will talk about Guerrilla User Testing
7:30 – 8:00 Open discussion and networking
Date: Thursday, 24th April 2014
Venue: Simple Usability Ltd, Marshall Mills, Marshall St, Leeds, LS11 9YJ
A monthly event, specifically tailored for women to network and share ideas about UX design.
The latest event builds on their previous meet up and will see attendees presenting informal 5 minute presentations on good and bad UX.
Ladies that UX was the brain child of Lizzie and Georgie to give us women somewhere to have a community that understood our interests, work challenges and family commitments.
Date: Tuesday 29th April 2014
Venue: Sugar Junction 60 Tib St Manchester M4 1LG United Kingdom
A day-long session with various speakers, focussed on creating content that audiences will ...
A day-long session with various speakers, focussed on creating content that audiences will love.
The morning session of this event focuses on answering the broad questions on content marketing - what it is, why it's important, and how to deliver it. The session will also cover social media channels - which ones to use and how to make the most of them.
In the afternoon session there will be a practical exercise which will put to use all of the new strategies learnt in the morning session for a real company.
Graham Allchurch, Head of Content at I-COM
Mindy Gofton, Head of Digital at I-COM
John Allard, Senior Partner at webVM
Date: Tuesday 29th April, 2014
Time: 09:30am - 5:00pm
Venue: The Boardroom St James' Place 61-95 Oxford Street Manchester United Kingdom M1 6FQ
Price: Member: £55.00, Studying member: £55.00, Student: £110.00, Non-member: £100.00
There is no better motivation during an impending Easter holiday and the end of Lent, than ...
There is no better motivation during an impending Easter holiday and the end of Lent, than an egg too big to eat in one go (That's not a challenge!).
In the past week our annual #OrchardEggs competition has been a great success, with over 1,300 mentions on Twitter and the honour of being the Top Trend in Manchester on Monday.
In years past we've had fun watching this competition take off, and the faces of our winners on receiving their prize.
Tweets about "#orchardeggs"
This week the team have been delivering eggs across our beloved Yorkshire and North West to the lucky winners. 2014's eggs were even bigger and we had even more to give away, so the Orchard Easter joy has been further and wider than ever before.
Thanks to everyone who played! Win or lose, I'm sure that you won't be going without any chocolate over the next few days!
Congratulations to our winners (and good luck trying to share it out!). Have a great long weekend from all The Orchard Team.
Marketing recruiter, with a focus on digital and eCommerce. A proud Salfordian.
It's that time again! We're giving away big Easter Eggs bigger than your head, again!
It's that time again! We're giving away big Easter Eggs bigger than your head, again!
Now, all Easter Eggs claim to be 'big', but these are literally bigger than your head. They're massive!
It's our third year of #OrchardEggs, our simple competition to win an Easter egg bigger than your head.
We're going to hop over the easter puns this year and let you get cracking! Simply click the link below or copy-and-paste this tweet...
Here's how it works:
One tweet counts as one entry; two tweets means two entries, and so on.
Give your co-workers a nudge, because a retweet counts as another entry for you too!
We announce three winners at the end of every day and then start a completely new draw the following day.
Sound simple enough? Get tweeting! and a Happy Easter from The Orchard Team.
- The competition will officially start at 9.00am on Monday 14th April 2014 and ends at 2.00pm on Thursday 17th April 2014.
- Tweets posted between 9:00am and 4:00pm* each day will be entered into that day's draw. (* 9:00am and 2:00pm on Thursday 17th April 2014)
- On each of the four days we will give away 3 eggs, by picking entries out of a hat.
- We will announce the winners of each daily draw by 5.00pm on the 14th, 15th and 16th April 2014, and by 2:00pm of Thursday 17th April 2014. Make sure you're following @Orchardtweets to keep up-to-date!
- You can tweet as many times as you wish and enter all four of the daily draws - if you tweet on Monday you will get one entry for Monday's draw, tweet on Tuesday, you get one entry for Tuesday's draw, and so on.
- Anybody that gets their tweet retweeted gets an extra name in the hat for the draw of that particular day!
NB. Unfortunately we will only be able to deliver the eggs to the North West and Yorkshire regions
Passionate about Orchard, business, technology, and my two little men.
Mike talks about the evolution of Twitter, and whether it's lost some of the charm that made ...
Mike talks about the evolution of Twitter, and whether it's lost some of the charm that made it so fun to use.
My feed is a traffic jam of useful snippets of information, articles, images, surveys, results, jokes. It's awash with incredible rich content and it's all useful, well kind of.
Whilst most of the content has been carefully chosen by the poster the sheer noise level has deafened me. I can't read it all.
How much time is being dedicated to trawling the internet or using handy RSS tools to find this content to pack our streams full of juicy interesting bits.
How much time that previously would have been spent on other ventures is now spent publishing a landslide of information to ensure that our feeds are interesting.
How much time do we spend reading this content? When we are faced with a veritable plethora of content how do we choose what to read or find the time to read it all?
Are we victims of creating a landslide of information in an attempt to define our online persona rather than mirroring our real identity?
At Orchard we use social media a lot. We are big believers in Twitter (and LinkedIn). Twitter is a great tool for communicating, listening ,and learning, but it has changed over the last few years. In the last two years it has become a broadcast channel; a medium. Instead of thoughts I see noise. So many of the people I follow are lost behind that noise somewhere.
The humour, the personality, and the humanity has been superseded by digital window dressing, and whilst it's all excellent content, it is not people. The wonderful feeling of being able to join in conversations with people, and interact with friends, colleagues and peers seems to have taken second place.
I'm not sure. Maybe I'm just following the wrong people. Maybe the problem is larger than that. I can’t help but feel that somewhere there's a huge bank of time being spent supplying and consuming information that's surplus to requirements. Time that could be put to better use communicating.
I long for the time before we all learnt how to use Twitter so effectively for commercial gain and point scoring. I think sharing links is a vital part of the Twitter experience, but don't forget to put a bit of yourself into your tweets, and be part of the conversations that made Twitter so unique and enjoyable.
Feel free to share this article, but more importantly, I'd like to hear from you directly on Twitter if you want to carry on the conversation!
The latest viral video is so niche in topic we're surprised it exists, but we're so glad it ...
The latest viral video is so niche in topic we're surprised it exists, but we're so glad it does!
Thanks mainly to smartphones apps, the average consumer is getting better at recognising what a difference good design and UX can make (for those of you still in the dark, UX is how you interact with technology).
Proof of this comes in the form of a music video, which I can safely say is the first of its kind. 'Life's Too Short For Crappy UX' is the perfect theme tune for everyday annoyances whilst on your phone, trying to use a self-service till, or trying to do online banking (ARGH).
Here's the video:
The video was created by Idean, an agency based in the USA and Finland that specialise in User Experience Design. It features rapper Old Man Saxon singing the the virtues of good UX. Hopefully recognition of good UX, and praise for all you UX designers will continue to increase!
I'm unashamedly girly - I love fashion photography, chocolate, and the colour pink.
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