UK Sales

The Good, Bad And Ugly Of The 2016 Christmas Ad Season

Debra Marmor | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Debra Marmor

Not sure when John Lewis's Christmas adverts took on the eager anticipation aura of Budweiser's US Clydesdale commercials, but Aldi's 'Kevin the Carro...

Black Friday's Dirty Marketing Tricks: Watch Out!

Thomas Church | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Church

Retailers pull out every marketing trick in the book to get you to stretch your wallet, or worse, go into debt. Here are some insights into the dirty marketing tricks retailers are preparing for the promotional season.

Seven Highly Effective Ways of Winning New Customers

Mac Attram | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK
Mac Attram

There are countless ways of bringing in new business but, for psychological reasons and because of human nature, some methods are more effective than others. Here are seven approaches that will work for you regardless of the business you are in.

Three Classic Business Tips That Can Persuade a Feral Toddler to Do Stuff

Harry Oram | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents
Harry Oram

My toddler is the fiercest CEO I've ever pitched to. He can cut through the clutter faster than a well maintained chainsaw in the hands of a zombie apocalypse survivor. If I'm trying to cajole him into doing something, he doesn't want to hear a weak sales pitch.

Hitting The Boxing Day Sales? Here's Why You Won't Need To Leave The House

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Tech

The Boxing Day Sales are nearly here and Saturday the 26 December is already looking to one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Whether you'r...

Everything You Need To Know For Boxing Day Sales

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.12.2015 | UK

The festive period brings food, drink and most importantly - sales, sales and sales. You can expect the usual post-Christmas tradition - a stamped...

Avoiding the Pitfalls of 'Regretful Tuesday' Following a Weekend of Frenzied Sales

Henning Ogberg | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Tech
Henning Ogberg

Joining the likes of Barbie and Beyoncé, the hamburger and powered flight, it seems that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two more American imports that have taken up a permanent berth in the British consciousness.

Black Friday At Topshop: Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Style

Black Friday 2015 is here once again and the shopping deals are in full swing. Topshop have one of the best sales around and we're here to tell you...

Why I Am Shunning Black Friday in Favour of #GreenFriday

Ceri Heathcote | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Style
Ceri Heathcote

I will be wearing secondhand kimono jacket upcycled from a dressing gown, staying at home in the warm, away from the craziness and queues of Black Friday and well away from any online stores, except perhaps some of my favourite online second hand clothes stores.

Is Black Friday Finished?

Mark Hillary | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Maybe it's just me, but I'm not really all that interested in Black Friday. I know the retailers get stock especially for the event and I don't want to be climbing over bodies to grasp at a TV bargain. Shops look like combat zones during Black Friday.

The Best Black Friday Sales To Shop Today

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Style

Black Friday comes but once a year... and it's due to cause some serious mayhem today. The event is rapidly becoming the biggest online shopping da...

The Apprentice - Episode Five

Gill Alexander | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

Back in the house, there was an entirely different atmosphere. None of that politeness and decency HERE, thank you very much. "I'd like to raise a toast to myself!" shrieked Charleine, as the others glumly knocked back the booze, hating her.

How to Market a Circus - The Advance Man Book Review

Douglas McPherson | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

Most circus memoirs are written by performers or showmen. But it doesn't matter how good a show is if there's no audience to see it. The Advance Man ...

These Are The Best Sales To Hit This Weekend

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Easter's fast approaching, bringing with it the chance to overindulge in chocolate, eat your bodyweight in lamb and (probably) spend your life's savin...

Three Ways Baby Business Owners Can Stop Those Sales Sick Burps

Suzy Ashworth | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Ashworth

You know that feeling you get when someone presents you with an amazing opportunity to present and sell your course, class or program and part of you is like YES! But as you picture the scene in your head the sense of jubilation begins to fade.

How to Sell a Business

James Caan CBE | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

Be sure to think carefully about these three aspects when you're looking to sell and don't just take the first offer you get. You built this business from the ground up - exit with the confidence that it's in good hands and will continue to be something you're proud of...

Return on Storytelling - How the Dynamics of PR Have Changed

Alastair Turner | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Alastair Turner

By telling great stories, integrating content, media and search and using them in equal measure wise PR people can help companies properly engage with their target audience. In their hands communications can deliver measurable business outcomes. In their hands communications is a corporate differentiator.

In The Market For A Breast Pump?

Mark Young | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Mark Young

Despite the highs and inevitable lows of being a business developer for the last 20 years, I've not only managed to create a great team since 2000 but we've also changed the way our clients think about how to open doors from cold.

Zombie Apocalypse? No Just A Bunch Of Desperate Xmas Shoppers

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

These were the chaotic scenes at London's Smithfield Market on Christmas Eve as people desperately fought for last minute meaty deals... Oh, ha...

Which Retailers Offer The Best Bargains At Boxing Day Sales?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As people wind down for Christmas, there's one thing on the horizon that we can't help but get a tiny bit excited about. And that, fellow shopaholics,...

Five Ways Men Shop Like Pac-Man

Philip T. Wylonis | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip T. Wylonis

Shopping for clothes is the opposite of convenient. I don't know about you but I only shop a couple of times a year, and if I ever decide to visit a clothing store or shopping mall - especially over the holidays - I'm on a mission with a carefully planned exit strategy.

Game, Argos, Tesco All Crashed On Black Friday

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

The websites for Tescos, Argos, Currys and Game have all crashed due to the volume of consumers looking to take advantage of the Black Friday sales. ...

Black Friday Tech 2014: Here's How You Win

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Tech

This Friday one of two things will be taking over your life: Either it's the news that the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer goes live OR it's ...

Business Development Must Be Everyone's Concern

Sara Benwell | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK
Sara Benwell

I've recently noticed two key trends in communications. Firstly, more agencies seem to be either hiring a specific person responsible for business development or relying more heavily on 'pitch' teams, and secondly, I've seen more companies asking for reassurance in new business meetings, that the team that they see is the one they will be working with...

The 'EU Bans Your Vacuum Cleaner' Fuss Really Helped Our Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Politics

The fuss kicked up by Eurosceptic media and Ukip about EU rules banning energy inefficient vacuum cleaners has helped Britain's economy as shoppers ru...