5 Sites To Plan Your Annual Leave

Gone are the days of sitting down with a travel agent to plan out your upcoming annual leave. In a few clicks of your mouse you can find that perfect get-away at the best possible price. With competition at an all-time high, finding the right site for your holiday can be difficult. Below is a list of 5 of our favourite sites/apps to use when planning out Annual Leave.

1: Holiday Pirates
‘Cheap holidays, flights, honeymoon destinations, summer holidays, late deals and packages to locations all over the World’. From last minute trips all over Europe to the best deals on flights across the pond, Holiday Pirates is must have newsletter subscription or connect on whatsapp for the latest travel deals.

2: Airbnb
Unforgettable trips start with Airbnb. Find adventures nearby or in faraway places and access unique homes, experiences, and places around the world. Finding a place to stay in advance or last minute for the right price is simple with Airbnb. Their apps UX and UI are perfect for the new wanderlust or the seasoned traveller.

3: Frommer's
As an American I always assumed Frommer’s was an imaginary guide book created for the movie Eurotrip, but it turns out it is not fictional and does have everything imaginable when planning out adventures in a new destination. ‘The essential destination for planning the perfect travel excursion’

4: OpenTable
Make online reservations, read restaurant reviews from diners, and earn points towards free meals. One of the best things about traveling to a new place is trying out the local food, but waiting forever for a table can be a nightmare. OpenTable can help with booking and extensive reviews so you have a better idea of what you are getting into.

5: Duolingo
When traveling to a foreign land part of embracing the culture is also learning a bit of the language. Even if it is just how to ask for directions, or where to find the nearest loo, having a few keys phrases is essential. ‘Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive.’

So no matter where on the globe you are looking to go, the sites above will help. Now as the internet is a vast space of knowledge, we may have missed out on 1 or 2, so let us know in the comment section below.

Happy traveling.


Word of mouth

Now it may seem odd for a Marketing Agency to talk about word of mouth, but as it is a crucial part of any marketing campaign and it can’t be ignored. How can a marketing agency (including us) help with word of mouth? By helping you to share your customers journey with the world.

Your greatest advertisers are satisfied customers. They can be harnessed to help generate new customers or they can be ignored and in turn become your company’s downfall.

First and foremost, BAD REVIEWS are not a bad thing!!! The best way to learn what you are not doing well is to hear back from customers that were left unsatisfied. Now you will not be able to make every customer happy, that is just the reality of life. But those bad reviews can help you to identify short comings in your current strategy.

But you can’t forget about the positive feedback. Sharing it can be done on your website or social media channels. If someone has a positive experience, the best way to get a review or testimonial is to ask for it. Remember, nothing ventured gained.

Word of mouth and a marketing strategy can go hand in hand if done correctly. If you would like more info on how to do it to promote your business to new potential customers, give us a call 0207 537 6602 or send an email to info@coretiummedia.com
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The 5 benefits of blogging

Sometime along the course of running your business someone has told you that a blog on your website would be a good idea. Now I know what you are thinking, 'No one wants to read what I have to say', but your customers and potential customers do. Blogging opens the door for you to be able to express your brand identity, introduce new and seasoned employees to your clients and establish authority in the market place. Below are the 5 key benefits to blogging. 

1: Increases search engine traffic

Search engines love fresh content. And the best content is blog posts. By blogging consistently, you give Google, Bing and other search engines new content to index and you create opportunities to plug in those all-important keywords to increase your visibility on search engine results pages.

2: Establish the tone of voice for your brand

Carefully crafted website content (e.g., a homepage or about page) can’t hold a candle to a blog post when it comes to establishing the tone of voice for your brand. Your blog posts give you a unique opportunity to share your personality, build trust and increasing your brand’s likeability.

3: Establish your business as an industry leader

No matter how small your business is, you can build trust and clout within your industry by providing valuable, expert information in your blog posts. Over time, you become a “go to” resource for educational, inspiring and entertaining content, which can ultimately lead to higher customer conversion rates. This is especially important for small businesses looking to gain credibility to compete with larger companies
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4: Improves conversion rates

Having an active blogs let's new customer know you are open for business.. This one of the main reasons either in house or through an outside source, having at least a weekly blog posting to your site can increase traffic and conversions. A blog with high-quality content also helps build brand loyalty, further increasing your conversion rates. According to Hubspot, overall ROI is also more likely to increase for companies who blog; in fact, businesses who prioritize blogging experience a 13X increase in ROI, year after year.

5: Helps generate inbound links

Without a blog it can be extremely difficult to attract authoritative links to your business website. When you add new content that serves as a resource for other bloggers and media, you start to naturally accumulate inbound links as other authors, columnists, journalists, bloggers and contributors reference and cite that content in their own articles. These links are important for SEO, but can also generate significant referral traffic back to your site.

sources: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2015/05/28/the-top-10-benefits-of-blogging-on-your-website/3/#2fc67dec7afe

http://www.openvine.com/small-business-internet-blog/5-benefits-of-blogging-for-your-small-business