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Best Marketing Agency in Exeter

Here at Gleave Media we are honoured to have been named as one of the three best marketing agencies in Exeter.

Three Best Rated is a business recommendation website.  It selects what it considers to be the three best businesses within a business category, like marketing agencies, for a given city.  They select businesses based on several criteria such as reviews, pricing, value, trust, general excellence and more are independent of the businesses themselves, consequently making this a really valuable award. Their employees check out businesses they are considering listing for their website, at no stage did they contact us so we had no idea of their due diligence on our business. They only informed us afterwards when they selected Gleave Media Ltd as one of their three best.

Three Best Rated® is an American business based in Austin Texas and was created with a simple goal to find you the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants and health care providers in any city. They check business’s reviews, reputation, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, nearness, trust, cost, general excellence using a 50-Point Inspection.

So I like to give a big thank you for selecting Gleave Media, we’re honoured to have been chosen and would also like to  congratulate the other two Exeter Marketing Agencies who were also selected as well.

Best Marketing Agency in Exeter

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Google local

Does your business think local?

It should go without saying that its no good having a great product or website if people cant find it, almost pointless in fact.

We’ve written previously about the importance of a Google local listing and it is vital that this is optimised so that your business can be found by local customers.  Local information is becoming increasingly important in search engine results pages and Google continues to to show and place importance on mapped and local results wherever possible.

So how does your business fix this?

  • First of all if you haven’t already then you need to claim and verify your Google local business listing, ensuring it has the correct details, name, address and opening times are key.
  • Then optimise content, keywords and contact details, all useful information for anybody searching, you also need to make sure your contact details across the web are universally consistent.

Finally the ‘icing’ on top is by collecting reviews, and yes this is difficult, you’ll ask far more customers than will give you reviews but do you ask?

Just for the record you can read our Google reviews here  and our facebook reviews here both actively collected and always asked for….

Getting your business listing correctly on all search engines shouldn’t be an afterthought – the businesses that succeed will be the ones that make it integral to their strategy from the start. If you need help in ensuring your business is listed correctly then please call us on 01392 241653 or contact us through the website here for a no obligation conversation.

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The World

Why your business needs a Google local business listing

As a small business owner, you should know how important your Google search rankings are. You probably have done at least some kind of SEO to increase your ranking and improve the traffic to your business’s website, but that might not be enough. Since Google searches don’t always cover geographic location, simply showing up in a search isn’t enough to generate the kind of local business that you will need. For that, you will need a Google local business listing.

What is a Google Local Listing?

A Google local business listing is a search engine result that shows users businesses that are local to them. For example, if you wanted to see if a store has a location near you, you would enter the name of the store along with the name of your city. If that store had a local listing, it would appear near the top of the search results page. This is usually accomplished by having a Google+ page for your business, which will allow it to show up near the top of the page for a local search, but there are other things you can do to improve your traffic organically and ensure that potential clients near you find your business before anybody else.

Getting the Most out of Google Local Business Listings

The first thing to do when you want a Google local business listing is to create an account with Google My Business. This will get your business out there and make it easier for locals to find. If your business already has a listing that you cannot access, claim and verify it immediately. Next, fill our your business’s profile with all the relevant information such as your location, your hours of operation, payment options and anything else that a potential client would want to know. Make sure that all of this information is totally accurate and that the profile is 100 percent complete.

Once you have a Google local listing, your next step is optimization. Find other sites where you can add your business’s information, and make sure that you have as much duplicate content as you can. By “duplicate content,” we mean things such as your business’s name, its address, hours of operation and everything else that you included in your Google My Business account. You can also encourage your customers to write reviews of your business on sites such as Yelp, Tripadvisor, and anywhere else your business is listed. This doesn’t mean writing fake reviews, however; that is a dishonest tactic and most savvy web users will be able to see right through it. Reviews will come in time, so make sure you reach out to your customers on social media to ensure that they are treated well and satisfied with your service.

Getting your business listing correctly on all search engines shouldn’t be an afterthought – the businesses that succeed will be the ones that make it integral to their strategy from the start. If you need help in ensuring your business is listed correctly then please call us on 01392 241653 or contact us through the website here for a no obligation conversation.

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New Website for Photobooth Select

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new website for local business Photobooth Select. This new website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features that offers a more comprehensive understanding of Photobooth Select’s products and services.

Photobooth Select booths automated touch screen computer system utilises the latest state of the art photographic technology, which along with a very clever printer produces a touch dry top quality photograph in just a few seconds. They specialise in the hire of fun Photo booths for all occasions, including weddings, corporate events, charity dinners, private functions, promotional events, school proms or simply just a fun party, the possibilities are endless.

The new website has a clean uncluttered design, highlighting the fun aspect of a Photobooth and as you would expect it is fully responsive so it can work in all devices – a must for a new website development – you can find the website here www.photoboothselect.co.uk.

We have recently had our Photo Booth Entertainment Website done by Gleave Media and were very impressed by the level of professionalism and attention to detail. Nothing was too much trouble for Alistair and his team of designers and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them. Many thanks Gleave Media” Mandy and Paul  Photo Booth Select

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coombeshead academy enterprise day

GleaveMedia goes back to school

With my school days well and truly in the past it was a pleasure to be invited to Coombeshead Academy in Newton Abbot to take part in the year ten’s business challenge day. The students were taking part in a “Coombeshead Academy meets The Apprentice” day with the emphasis on developing a campaign to raise money for the schools Ugandan Charity.

GleaveMedia were one of the local businesses who were invited to form the judging panel for the days activities. The students had been tasked to come up with a team profile and logo, a social media campaign, a bus stop poster and a fully costed proposal for a local fundraising event. The students had come up with an array of ideas ranging from a frozen drink campaign, multiple pop concerts and even an idea to host a dinner dance. The students certainly showed a great talent towards coming up with campaigns that contained the “wow” factor and being able to present their ideas clearly and enthusiastically to a panel of peers was very impressive. It’s great to see Coombeshead Academy realising the importance of getting it’s student ready for the world of work by involving the local businesses and seeing the students explore the skills that will be required of them when they enter the world of work is very encouraging.

I certainly enjoyed spending my time out the the office being back at school. It doesn’t hurt to remember we were all that age once and those school years are so very important in building the skills, ability and knowledge that will be required in the future

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Ask your audience

Asking your audience surely has to be an easy way for your business to engage with its customers doesnt it?

By asking your audience you can gain valuable input into what your customer would like to see happen so hopefully you can provide just that.

Up and down the country you will see pollsters asking your opinion, but maybe your business could take it one stage further and ask a direct question about what product they’d like you to sell, if you’re a coffee shop, ask what cakes your customers would like or how about if you own property and a commercial unit is vacant, why not ask….

Tell us what you would like to see in this unit

And as the audience you can answer by simply using the QR code or heading to a web link where you can ask ; ‘tell us what you would like to see in our vacant units’.

So what would your business have to gain from asking your audience? we’ll take the example of the property looking to rent a vacant shop unit:

1.You are making the customers of the shopping centre feel involved somehow in the development of this resource.

2.The shopping centre is seemingly closer to the community as they are asking the community and not just putting another retail unit in that can be found in any high street.

3.The shopping centre is collecting data from everyone who engages from them, could they then use this to form a focus group and get face to face with their audience?

So can you business ask your audience and get them involved in what you’ve done well or maybe you have a direction that you want to go and not sure, maybe this is stocking new products or moving into new markets, either way asking your audience can be a big help.  Of course this should then be embed into a full Digital Marketing Strategy then we are the team to help, please get in touch here.

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Extraordinary Customer Service

Is your business delivering extraordinary customer service?

Extraordinary Customer ServiceCreating a customer service experience that your buyers love is one of THE most important actions for successful selling online – be that a hotel room or a product it doesn’t matter.  We have seen customer expectations increase and standards online rise and this means that extraordinary customer service should be #1 priority for any business.

So what should your business look at changing to make your buyers want to buy again and again from you?

1.Customer want to be confident that they’ll get what they ordered and that they will receive the item quickly – if that is not a physical product then take that to be confirmation of the purchase.

2.What is your returns policy, it is clear and simple and easy for a customer to change their mind – something has come up can the customer amend or cancel whatever they ordered?

3.For anything you do online make sure you use high quality pictures and a really clear and simple description.

4.Listen to all feedback from customers both positive and negative, this can/should give you a gold mine of information as to how your business is performing.

So here you have it some great tips to help your business deliver an extraordinary customer experience . And here is our the sales pitch if you need help for your business Digital Marketing or even just a no obligation chat then why not contact us through the website here – we’d love to show you how the team at Gleave Media can help your business proposer on Social Media.

The Future of Digital Marketing 2013

In July we were doing the rounds of networking events with our 15 minute seminar the Future of Digital Marketing an interactive presentation of 15 minutes highlighting how recent changes in search may effect the listeners profile on Google.  With all the changes happening in search this year and in particular the recent May Google Penguin update it seemed an opportune moment to update our audience in the South West with what they need to be aware of.  As i’m sure you can imagine 15 minutes only gives us the opportunity to scratch the surface, but its a start and if the feedback is anything to go by a well received start.

If you need help to get your Search Engine Optimisation back on track so it is working for your business, then please get in touch through the website here  for a no obligation chat.

To view your copy of the presentation you just use the slideshare link below


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GleaveMedia becomes a limited company

GleaveMedia  announces that it will be becoming a limited company from the April 2013 as part of its future development and growth strategy.

Alistair Gleave, the entrepreneur founder of GleaveMedia will become the Company Director, responsible for overseeing the company through this business transition phase and then leading the expansion of the company thereafter.

Becoming a Limited Company is a natural next step for GleaveMedia, which in a relatively short period of time has courted an impressive client base and achieved outstanding successes. Recently GleaveMedia collaborated with Exeter City Council on their ‘Exeter Together’ campaign and as a direct result of GleaveMedia’s involvement in this campaign online engagement increased by over 6000%.

In just 2 years GleaveMedia has established itself within the current marketplace as a reputable, results driven, forward thinking company with huge scope for growth in today’s digital age.  Alistair Gleave said: “This is such an exciting time for GleaveMedia.  Being a digital marketing company with ambition and innovative ideas, the market place offers considerable growth opportunities. Becoming a Limited Company serves as a base for more effective expansion in enabling us to impact and enrich the growth of more businesses through our targeted digital marketing services. Our decision to become a Limited Company is cause for optimism that GleaveMedia will continue to grow at a fast pace and adapt and capitalise in the era of rapid media change. Rest assured however, whilst our company goes through some changes in the coming weeks, GleaveMedia will continue to deliver a comprehensive and professional digital marketing service to our clients as we always have   . . . this will not change

Alistair also co-founded the organisation ‘GrowMyCharity.com’, in which he utlises his digital marketing expertise to provide ideas, tools and resources to help charities and non-profitable organisations grow and operate more effectively. ‘Grow my Charity’ collaborates with national organisations such as the NSPCC and locally based charities like the St Loye’s Foundation.



GleaveMedia joins the Devon Environmental Business Initiative

Devon Environmental Business InitiativeWe are delighted to confirm that inline with our ethical polices and working practices we have have joined DEBI – the Devon Environmental Business Initiative.

Devon Environmental Business Initiative is a networking organisation set up to inform, support and motivate businesses, of all sizes and from all sectors in Devon, to adopt environmentally sound and profitable business policies. As such these fit exactly with our commitment to not just adopt environmentally sound business practices but also to share these with our growing customer base.

You can therefore be assured that in any dealing with GleaveMedia we will always use the best and most sound practice for whatever we do, be this email marketing or pay per click marketing for example, this is our Plan A commitment.

If you want to talk to a business that delivers on its promises everytime then please get in touch, we’d be delighted to speak to you.

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