Working From Home: Top 10 Tips

23 Mar 2020
By Jessica Hargreaves Has the time come for you to work from home during this incredibly unusual period of hand washing and social distancing? Fear not my fellow office working fo...
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Coronavirus: Three ways PR can help navigate this issue right NOW...

19 Mar 2020
By Dawn Manning Let's​​​​​​ be honest with ourselves. Just about the only clear thing at the moment is that ​it's going to get worse before it gets better, and we're all...
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Attending the first DMO Summit at Short Stay Show

13 Mar 2020
By Kelly Ramsay We were delighted to attend the award-winning show for the UK short stay industry, the Short Stay Show In London yesterday (12 March).
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Business with Purpose: APT Academy

11 Mar 2020
By Jessica Hargreaves We're BIG advocates for learning, that's why we've helped over a whopping 800 young people discover exactly what it's like working in the fun and varied world...
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Dates you NEED to know for March

2 Mar 2020
By Jessica Hargreaves We've done the graft to recognise the key dates that you NEED on your radar for March!
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Why now is the right time for DMO’s to approach accommodation providers

5 Mar 2020
By Kelly Ramsay As a membership organisation, looking after the interests of accommodation providers in a destination, there have recently been a number of articles in the press which will be of in...
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DMOs and the short-term rental market – your questions answered

26 Feb 2020
By Kelly Ramsay With the ongoing rise of the sharing economy and short-term rental market, it’s clear that this is a sector of the industry that isn’t going away. So, as a Destinat...
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Becoming a Business with Purpose: Unilever

21 Feb 2020
By Jessica Hargreaves If you're regular readers of our blog (if not, why not?) you'll know that we love a good branding or marketing story and often like to share it with you. This week...
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APT Academy - Bethan

14 Feb 2020
By apt academy Dogs. Biscuits. Tea. When these 3 things are involved in work experience, you just know it’s going to be a good week. Arriving through the door on Monday morning, I hones...
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Super Bowl 2020: the results are in

13 Feb 2020
By apt academy It’s that time of the year again, the time for the Super Bowl to grip and captivate almost every American with one of the most watched sporting events in the world.
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Look at that chocolate: how percentages lead to purchases

10 Feb 2020
By apt academy With chocolate, it’s the taste that matters; but sometimes, complicated and overworked packaging distracts from the key information that most craft chocolate lovers base their...
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We're back from the Cornwall Tourism Summit 2020

30 Jan 2020
By Kelly Ramsay Angie and I are back in the office today, after 4 days in Cornwall. Working of course, no holidays here! We watched the storms from the comfort of our makeshift offic...
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Taking on the brand: What to do after the designer hands over your brand

29 Jan 2020
By Dawn Manning Its been days, weeks, months and (possibly) even years in the process of creating your new brand or logo for your business. You've deliberated, debated and injected your vision,...
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You’re probably missing major marketing milestones!

27 Jan 2020
By Victoria Petkovic-Short You’d have to have been living under a rock to have missed the hype about ‘Big Data’ and how businesses are capitalising on information about their cust...
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Marketing Matters - Subscription Value & DMOs

8 Mar 2019
I’ve taken over a business recently and keep getting requests to renew various subscriptions and memberships, including nearly £1,000 for my local DMO. Are DMOs worth it in your opinion, a...
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When Paper Created Print

22 Jan 2020
By Dawn Manning "Paper" as we know it, derived from papyrus that is Ancient Greek for the Cyperus Papyrus plant where a thick-paper like material produced from the pith of the plant and i...
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Dates you NEED to know for February

23 Jan 2020
By Jessica Hargreaves Here are the key dates and events you NEED to know about to maximise your sales in February.
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Dates you NEED on your 2020 marketing plan

15 Jan 2020
By Jessica Hargreaves As marketers, we understand the true importance of having an effective marketing plan in place.
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Beanz on board for Veganuary

8 Jan 2020
By Jessica Hargreaves Much loved British brand, Heinz tweaked their ever popular slogan for Veganuary 2020.
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Marketing Matters - The Brexit Effect

6 Jan 2020
The Brexit Effect: I’ve had a number of businesses contact me with questions around Brexit, and particularly with marketing for recruitment and staff retention. Here’s my guide to overcomi...
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Getting ready for Christmas 2020. Yes, really!

23 Dec 2019
Every year, I meet hotels and restaurants who have tried and failed to increase Christmas occupancy, but whose festive revenues have remained little changed for several years. Same patterns, similar r...
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London Love; do you really need a London agency to PR your business effectively?

2 Dec 2019
Perhaps the most successful PR campaign ever is the one that convinced businesses that they need an agency based in London for PR to be effective.
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It's that time of year...Battle of the Xmas Ads!

18 Dec 2019
By Jessica Hargreaves With Christmas just a week away, we thought it would be the perfect time to share our annual Battle of the Christmas Adverts blog.
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Marketing Matters - The value of using local produce in your restaurant

9 Dec 2019
Writing a quarterly article for Hotel Owner about all things marketing and the current climate; our MD Angie comments on how Brexit could affect local businesses' particularly restaurants with sou...
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APT Academy - Aerin Jen

6 Dec 2019
On the 2nd of December, it was time to start my work experience. At first, I was a bit nervous as I didn’t know how it was all going to turn out. 
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New limited-edition Dunkin’ doughnut candles released

2 Dec 2019
Dunkin’ have partnered with homesick to create a candle that many will remember. They have gone with three Dunkin’ Doughnut favourite based candles.
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We're back from another great World Travel Market 2019

7 Nov 2019
We attended World Travel Market at Excel earlier this week (4-6 November) and took over 20,000 steps each day to discover and explore some of the amazing destinations.  
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A festive feast for the eyes: Royal Mail Stamp Design

8 Nov 2019
By Jessica Hargreaves Depicting traditional nativity scenes and intricate designs, the 2019 Christmas Stamps from Royal Mail are a festive feast for the eyes.  
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Marketing Matters

4 Nov 2019
Our very own MD Angie, who in her free time is also long term resident to Hotel Owner's very own Agony Aunt panel on all things hospitality and marketing. Writing a quarterly article tackling...
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TMI Convention a big hit!

24 Oct 2019
You’d be forgiven for assuming this was a conference dedicated to the text speak acronym ‘TMI’ (too much information) but this is of course the much more valuable and super informati...
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