19th Sep 2017

4 Things Learned Moving from Client-Side to Agency

After 6 years of working in various client-side digital positions, I finally made the leap into agency work this summer. Now that I’ve had a few months to get my feet under the table, here’s…

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11th Sep 2017

A Simplified 6-Step Guide to Start Email Marketing

Let’s look at the stats. About 86% of consumers say they would like to receive promotional emails from companies they engage with on a monthly basis, and by 2020, it’s projected that there will be…

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23rd Aug 2017

Who Will Ultimately De-Throne Amazon as Rulers of Retail?

This piece is less of blog post and more of a question for debate.  In a retail industry dominated or threatened by Amazon in almost every direction, where business plans are regularly being re-written in…

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16th Aug 2017

Venture Stream Announces Six New Appointments

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve made six new appointments in three months as we prepare to meet ambitious plans to treble the size of the business over the next three years.

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15th Aug 2017

Why we recommend outsourced search for our ecommerce clients

Here at Venture Stream, we’ve come to appreciate the benefits of outsourced search services like Klevu and Searchanise in our Magento stores for some time now. The driving reason behind this is that Search features…

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11th Jul 2017

Going Live | How Live Video Can Help Your Business

Yesterday Casey Neistat, YouTube Vlogger and Film Maker, went “Live” on Instagram and smashed over 17k viewers in minutes. I was one of them. For a good 3 minutes, I looked into the phone staring…

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26th Jun 2017

Collay Dennis Joins Venture Stream as Digital Marketing Consultant

As Team Stream continues to grow and expand, we welcome Collay Dennis as our third Digital Marketing Consultant. After recently completing an MSc Masters in Management degree at the University of Durham, Collay joins Venture…

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21st Jun 2017

Affiliate Marketing Conduct 101 – What You Need To Know

Last week Instagram began testing a new tagging system that clearly labelled posts where paid content is present. This comes as part of Instagram’s attempt to introduce transparent marketing on the platform, as growing frustration…

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22nd May 2017

7 tips for working well as a (partially) remote team

Back in the olden days of a whole year ago, when I first joined, Venture Stream was almost entirely office-bound. With the exception of one part-time rebel, we worked in the same physical location and…

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17th May 2017

A Mantra for Digital Marketing Consultants: Always Be Consulting

One of my favourite films is Glengarry Glen Ross, a film about boiler room real estate salesmen featuring an all-star cast of Al Pacino, Kevin Spacy, Jack Lemon, Ed Harris and Alec Baldwin. Baldwin, the…

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11th May 2017

5 Actionable Insights Online Retailers Can Take From Their Site Search Data

When explaining to people what I do for a living, I have found that the most relatable job I’ve had in the world of digital marketing and ecommerce was when I was an Online Trading…

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3rd May 2017

Google Shopping: Segmenting Brand & Non-Brand Traffic

There has always been a “problem” associated with Google Shopping in the fact there are no keyword targeting options, meaning that whether your products appear or not is all dependent on what search terms Google…

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