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CuCo Creative is a integrated branding, strategic, digital agency based in Bournemouth, Dorset that provides creative marketing and advertising solutions to the South Coast, stretching as far as London, UK. CuCo are a RAR recommended agency, a RAR award-winning agency plus DBA members and a D&AD accredited marketing, digital, design, branding agency. We are a creative marketing agency who are experts in delivering integrated marketing campaigns in all areas of branding, advertising, marketing, digital, ecommerce, design, web design and development, WordPress – and offer a strategic approach to marketing consultancy for Bournemouth, Dorset, London, Bristol, Southampton, the South West and beyond.

CuCo’s creative agency HQ is located in the sunny Silicon South of Bournemouth. We’re a branding agency, marketing agency, advertising agency, digital agency, WordPress agency, creative agency, print agency and design agency all integrated into one agency – making CuCo your perfect branding and marketing partner without heavy London agency fees.

Our Bournemouth-based digital, marketing and design teams work together to deliver a wide range of website development skills to a variety of marketing projects for your brand. Our digital services includes web design search engine optimisation (SEO), html emails & email marketing, Google Adwords/pay per click (PPC), database driven websites, content management systems (CMS), social media management, WordPress websites and ecommerce websites.

CuCo are also a creative print management agency, offering full colour lithographic through to short run or personalised digital printing services. We are experts in paper stocks, print finishes, folding techniques and FSC printing. Whether it is rolling out your new brand across creative marketing collateral, print advertising, business cards, business stationary (letterheads and comp slips), packaging, point of sale (POS), brochures, leaflets, flyers or making your brand come to life with illustration or photography, CuCo are the perfect creative marketing agency and web design agency for Bournemouth and London and everywhere in between.

We are a branding agency that is passionate about driving sales through clever social media advertising and marketing, web design and the development of ecommerce websites and WordPress websites, creative advertising ideas and digital marketing campaigns and are constantly winning new clients all the time. So when you business needs to generate leads, refresh your branding or advertising, or improve your website, speak to advertising agency CuCo about our range of creative marketing solutions for your brand.

Whatever your marketing or advertising requirements may be, CuCo Creative are the marketing agency with the branding agency expertise and marketing knowledge and experience to produce your next marketing campaign, whatever the budget or your location – Bournemouth, Dorset, Hampshire, London, Southampton, Bristol or beyond. Call marketing agency CuCo today to discuss your brand on 01202 911959.

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Marketing Manager? Here’s 6 proven techniques for effectively utilising your time

As a Marketing Manager, your time and focus can often be pulled in a million different directions over the course of a day. This can make it seemingly impossible to get your actual workload done. Whether it’s heading out to meetings with clients, holding internal meetings with your team, meeting proposal deadlines or answering an inbox full of emails, where does your marketing role even come in to play? It’s all about getting the right balance. Check out CuCo’s top tips on how to stay on top of your managerial role:

1. Prioritise 

Start everyday by understanding the order in which things need to be completed to create a structure for your day – there is nothing more stressful than realising you’ve missed a majorly important deadline or are late for a meeting that slipped your mind. Put tasks into levels of priority, delegate work where necessary and then focus on completing one task before moving onto the next. Obviously this is sometimes easier said than done, as inevitably newt tasks will pop up and be passed on to you throughout the day (rolls eyes). Don’t panic! Take a second to re-prioritise your list. Take time to make time.

2. Create an Email System

A Managers inbox is often a very busy place and checking emails generally take up way more time than you would imagine. Ensuring you are utilising an effective and organised system will allow you to give yourself a little more free time to spend elsewhere. Of course different systems work for different people but you can easily simplify the email stress by categorising emails into folders such as – Act Now, Read Later and References. Then, once the emails are dealt with, delete or move them into folders relating to that specific client/topic.This system works great for our Marketing team, ensuring we are always on top of important messages and we know where to find an email quickly and easily.

3. Hold Productive Meetings

As a Manager, it is often up to you to organise and hold meetings. In order to maximise your time as efficiently as possible – stick to the point! Try sending a meeting reminder to those invited members along with a brief schedule of what the meeting will involve to allow the team to prepare in advance. This will help everyone involved retain focus on what you are actually there to discuss.

4. Unsubscribe 

Do you really need to be receiving those Groupon deals or Facebook notifications to your work inbox? They are just another reason for 1) distraction and 2) stress. They fill up your inbox and often overwhelm you by giving you the impression that you have 30 emails when actually only maybe 15 – 20 of those are actually important. Do yourself a favour and UNSUBSCRIBE.

5. Use Consistent File Names

Ever get frustrated and catch yourself time wasting trying to find a file you created the day before but forgot either where it was saved or what it was called? Yeah, what a waste of your precious time. This one has a pretty simple solution – use consistent file names. Be as literal as you need to be but ensure other similar files are organised in the same manner. For example, this document is named ‘Blog Post – Top Tips For Marketing Managers’. Another blog may be titled ‘Blog Post – Inbound vs Outbound Marketing’. And guess where they both live? In the Blog Post folder, as easy as pie!

6. Praise Team Members

Last but certainly not least, make your team members feel valued. Employees that value their senior management want to do a good job, want to work hard and want to produce results. Praise them when they do. Employees that receive no recognition for the good and rather only criticism for the bad will be far more unproductive and only frustrate you more. Praise and praise again – a happy team = a happy you!

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