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Marketing Specialists of the Year 2019 - Hampshire. (SME News) 
 

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The business connections group Enterprise Connexions held another of it's successful ECX100 event in Basingstoke today.  
 
With over the 50 bookings the room had a real buzz as business owners returned to the fray, many fresh from a quieter couple of weeks over the summer time. Read our report on the meeting. 
 
We are trustees of the Community Matters Partnership Project (CMPP) meaning we help steer the direction of the charity and help to see that it is compliant in all its activities. 
 
At its heart is CMMPs commitment to and involvement in the community. With this in mind were delighted to take part in a community action day on 2 September. Read more about it here...  
 
Sixth Sense Marketing wins award for it service to SME businesses in Hampshire. 
 
The company wins 'Marketing Specialists of the Year 2019 - Hampshire' from SME News - UK Enterprise Awards. 
 
Does your business employ a single marketing person, perhaps at executive level, or are you considering hiring one? A mentor for your marketing colleague can improve their productivity and contribution to your business.  
 
Many SME businesses will employ one person to execute operational marketing activity. That person might early on in their career, and they may have a line manager whose expertise is not in marketing. A Mentor can be a bridge, so a business gets the best from their marketing hire. 
 
Saturday 22 June 2019 
 
The Twilight Runway Challenge held at TAG Farnborough Airport, raising funds for Community Matters Partnership Project (CMPP). Helping youth aspiration in Farnborough/Rushmoor.  
 
10 things you can do today, for free, to improve the marketing of your business. 
 
1. Does your website have a padlock symbol next to the site address? If not, your site does not have a security certificate and Google may penalise it in the results. Now is the time to arrange the simple installation of a security certificate which your internet service provider can do for you. Expect to pay in the region of £50-£100. 
 
I keep coming across business owners striving for improvement in their marketing return on investment. This can be hard to prove admittedly. 
 
However, when the investment needed is £0 and the audience size is comparable to business and consumer magazines, then does ROI really matter if the decision is no-brainer in the first place? 
 
Mind your head on the low hanging fruit, as you come in and find the tricks that business owners are consistently missing out on.  
 
The challenges faced by the high street are almost daily news with stories of declining footfall, store closures or businesses going into administration.  
 
More cafes, hairdressers, barbers and beauty salons are opening on the high street, reflecting things that people can't do online but there are still opportunities for thousands of independent retailers up and down the country, the small business owners who live and work in their local community who have a loyal following and make a huge difference locally.. 
 
Sixth Sense Marketing Director, Nick Shrimpton, is quoted in an article from Farnborough News and Mail about an upcoming business connections event in Farnborough called ECX100. 
 
Thanks to Stephen Lloyd for including the article in the paper, and to Josie Herbert (Phiness PR) for the drating and media relations liaison with the paper. More details about the event on 26 April can be found on Eventbrite - simply search ECX100 Farnborough. 
 
Sixth Sense Marketing was delighted to attend the first Hampshire Business Expo at the Farnborough International Conference Centre yesterday.  
 
Supported by Eagle Radio, and attended by hundreds of local business owners and c100 exhibitors, the event showcased the strength of local business across Surrey and Hampshire. Despite the gloomy political backdrop, there was plenty of optimism in the exhibition hall. 
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