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Looking for quality marketing advice to grow your business? Recorded live from Netherlands and England, join Marcel Sterk (MarcelSterk.com) and Darren Winter (Duco Digital) for a motivational and inspiring conversation, full of tips, advice and experience on positive ways to improve your business through marketing.

Looking for quality marketing advice to grow your business? Recorded live from Netherlands and England, join Marcel Sterk (MarcelSterk.com) and Darren Winter (Duco Digital) for a motivational and inspiring conversation, full of tips, advice and experience on positive ways to improve your business through marketing.
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United Kingdom

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Looking for quality marketing advice to grow your business? Recorded live from Netherlands and England, join Marcel Sterk (MarcelSterk.com) and Darren Winter (Duco Digital) for a motivational and inspiring conversation, full of tips, advice and experience on positive ways to improve your business through marketing.

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English


Episodes

Patience In Business

4/14/2019
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A conversation about the temptation of rushing into making decisions balanced with taking too long and missing opportunities. Plus a top tip from using the navigational technique of ’thumbing’ in business so you always know where you are and how to make accurate, quick and nimble decisions safely.

Duration:00:43:46

Do I Need To Redesign My Logo?

4/14/2019
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Do I need to redesign my logo? Can an updated company logo breathe new life into your company and increase sales or should you focus on other business aspects instead?

Duration:00:37:21

Motivation And Inspiration And Where To Find It

4/14/2019
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New ideas and a being able to take a different angle on things can help inject new life into projects. Darren and Marcel talk about the differences of motivation and inspiration and how they use them in their work.

Duration:00:32:59

Three Things We Wish We’d Known Before Starting Business

4/14/2019
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Darren and Marcel chat over tips including easy tools to manage accounts, sales and invoices to avoid the end of year headache, and the benefits of creating a daily workflow.

Duration:00:30:30

Update On 2019 New Year's Resolutions

3/31/2019
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Have Darren and Marcel kept to their New Year's resolutions? Listen in to find out how they have done!

Duration:00:34:58

Things We Love And Hate About Freelancing

2/12/2019
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Are you a freelancer? or thinking about working for yourself to earn some extra cash? Listen in to how you an avoid the 'hate' pitfalls of running a side hustle!

Duration:00:28:52

The Importance Of Self Branding

1/30/2019
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Marcel leads a conversation about how self branding can open new opportunities. Take a listen and let them know your tips at marketingpluggedin@gmailcom or message them on Twitter @MKTGPluggedIn.

Duration:00:41:45

Approaching Clients You Want To Work With

1/30/2019
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When you're working for yourself, approaching new clients can be as daunting as finding them in the first place. What do you say? Do you call or email first? Marcel and Darren cover all this and more. Take a listen and let them know your tips at marketingpluggedin@gmailcom or message them on Twitter @MKTGPluggedIn.

Duration:00:59:54

New Year Marketing Resolutions

12/28/2018
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**A New Year’s resolutions special** Darren and Marcel reflect on 2018 and look ahead to 2019 with fresh approaches to time management and increasing productivity with less working hours. Darren takes a unique approach to 2019 using planning techniques borrowed the fitness sector by adopting a macro, meso and micro cycle approach to setting goals, creating bite sized targets to keep yourself motivated to achieve success. Get inspired and motivated about how you could set out your 5...

Duration:00:46:53

Starting Your Social Journey - Part Two

12/28/2018
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Concluding the the two-part podcast special about building a social media strategy for your business, listen in to Darren and Marcel talk about appealing to different audience types by using social media on B2B and B2C social media platforms and why it really matters. They raise the topic about the future of Facebook, talk through the opportunities available on alternative social media channels, and how to use hashtags/keywords. Did they miss any tips? Let them know by getting in touch:...

Duration:00:57:49

Starting Your Social Journey - Part One

12/28/2018
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A two-part special podcast. Part one (episode eleven), Marcel talks about starting your social media ‘journey’; explaining how social media can be very important to your business and help you build a personal brand with a vision and mission. Darren runs us through the benefits of using SMART goals as an approach to making a social media plan and the challenges of what content to post such as video, when you should post it, how much time you should allocate any why you should never buy...

Duration:00:51:06

Building The First Six Months Of A Business

12/28/2018
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After a short break, Darren and Marcel record episode ten, candidly revealing how they are managing their new business now it has unexpectedly got busy. Listen in to their conversation and pickup tips about their approaches to how they built the first half-year of their business; Darren started his business (Duco Digital) whilst working with a full-time job to save money to cover bills whilst the business grew. Marcel began freelancing in motion video after a spark of inspiration whilst...

Duration:00:51:28

How It All Began

12/16/2018
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Episode Nine gets all nostalgic with Darren and Marcel chatting over the reasons which promoted them to start their own businesses. It's a interesting listen and hopefully inspire you to start planning your own business or secondary income. Get in touch: marketingpluggedin@gmail.com Twitter @MKTGPLuggedIn Facebook.com/marketingpluggedin Visit Marcel's website www.marcelsterk.com Visit Darren's website www.ducodigital.co.uk

Duration:00:49:24

Keeping Motivated

11/30/2018
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In episode eight, Darren and Marcel talk about their experiences and challenges of keeping motivated. Listen in to their conversation and pickup tips on building business relationships, setting goals, getting motivated, importance of motivating clients, and not giving up when it becomes all too much. *Apologies for the poor sound quality in this espisode If you have some tips or advice you would like to share about determining motivation, please get in touch: marketingpluggedin@gmail.com...

Duration:00:58:18

The Importance Of Taking A Break

11/18/2018
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In this episode, Marcel and Darren (with a sore throat!) talk about the signs of when you should consider taking a break, touching on topics of health, taking short naps, improving productivity and noticing societal trends such as how young people are consuming less alcohol and what this may mean to marketers. Get in touch: marketingpluggedin@gmail.com Twitter @MKTGPLuggedIn Facebook.com/marketingpluggedin Visit Marcel's website www.marcelsterk.com Visit Darren's website...

Duration:00:37:28

How To Determine Your Price As Freelancer Or Business

10/28/2018
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In episode six, Marcel and Darren talk about the challenges involved of determining a price for your service including; Price Per Hour; Product Pricing; Project Pricing and Value Based Pricing. If you have some tips or advice you would like to share about determining price, please get in touch: marketingpluggedin@gmail.com Twitter @MKTGPLuggedIn Facebook.com/marketingpluggedin Visit Marcel's website www.marcelsterk.com Visit Darren's website www.ducodigital.co.uk Show notes FreeTrain:...

Duration:00:39:08

How To Become Better At Communicating

10/21/2018
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Have you ever thought “I’m sure I said that..” or “..isn’t that common sense?” you’re not alone. Did you know upto 93% of communication is nonverbal? (body language, eye contact, facial expression). Listen to our podcast for tips, tricks and our experiences in how to become a better communicator and our take on the rising use of emojis. We also discuss business people who only half-dress on morning Skype video calls (why would you do that?) and cold-calling. If you have any questions or need...

Duration:00:54:01

Strategies and Guidance for Better Managing Client Relationships

10/14/2018
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At some point in our career, it is highly likely we will all encounter challenges and difficulties with clients. We discuss our experiences and offer advice and strategies which we adopted in familiar scenarios such as managing expectations of low-budget clients, handling stubborn clients, ‘speedy-Gonzales’ and angry clients. And we discuss the risk of not using contracts or project deposits, why you should always focus on quality and the benefits of keeping a flexible schedule. It’s a...

Duration:00:46:33

Marketing For The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

10/7/2018
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In episode 3, Marcel and Darren discuss how to build a strategy to maximise the last few months of 2018 by overcoming and taking advantage of quiet trading, ensuring you don’t miss out on business opportunities using a marketing planner (free download), why you should make a commitment, setting a marketing budget, why spending more on marketing is not always better for your business and why the ‘Merry Christmas’ email is now tired. Helpful links Download the marketing planner at:...

Duration:00:51:48

Building A Successful Daily Routine To Max Your Productivity

10/7/2018
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In episode 2 we talk about how to build a successful daily routine to max your productivity and help you grow including goal setting, using tools such as Trello, Wunderlist, Focus to do from Microsoft and an insight into the Pomodoro technique. Apologies for the background noise. Helpful links Trello https://trello.com/ Wunderlist https://www.wunderlist.com/ Focus to do https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/focus-to-do-focus-timer-task-manager/9n8gpb2tk8gb#activetab=pivot:overviewtab Pomodoro...

Duration:00:31:54