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Cedar CEO Clare Broadbent

Increasing numbers of brands are developing their own content to share with their audience. Businesses of all sizes can similarly leverage the trust customers have in their company to share relevant, timely content.

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Why SMEs need to treat call handling as an essential component of the marketing mix

Phone calls can often make or break a business's reputation among its clients: so how can you make sure you get them right?

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Small businesses embracing cloud-based marketing for expansion

Adobe spearheads marketing’s move to the cloud

Chinese investment in UK hits $5b

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