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Dec 2010 - STOP PRESS - This funding is unlikely to continue beyond March 2011.

Train to Gain offer grants of up to £1,000 to develop a response to the current economic recession - including marketing & sales - by action learning projects, in house coaching or mentoring support or personal development activities. The sceme is open to limited companies employing between 5 & 249 employees.
Business Development
Digital Marketing Agency Latitude Group's Q3 Mobile PPC report revealed that in 3Q/2010, clicks on mobile devices accounted for almost 4% of the total PPC volume on Google - up 46% quarter on quarter.
The Marketer - Jan 2011
Time to check / claim your Google Local listing ?

Some positive news - Burger King, Disney, IBM and Microsoft all first opened for business during a recession.
The Marketer - Oct 2010

According to research commissioned by B2 Group, many S.M.E's are increasing their marketing channels in order to enhance their business: these days 42% of S.M.E's use internet advertising as part of their marketing while outbound EMail is used by 38.2%. However, the use of conferences and exhibitions, PR and direct marketing have all increased since the launch of the tracking study in February showing that these platforms remain popular.
Marketing Week p26-28, 8/7/10

According to Nielsen, traffic to the most popular blog hosting sites is slowing down. In contrat traffic to Facebook grew 66% in 2009 and to Twitter by 47%
The Economist p66, 26/6/10

 
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