Look back and celebrate

They say you shouldn't look back, except to see how far you have come. Words of wisdom like these make great soundbites, a meme to pin on your Pinterest board, something you can relate to in the moment. Also an important reminder to look back every now and again, and celebrate what you have achieved. [...]

By |2021-03-01T11:58:23+00:00February 27th, 2021|Marketing|0 Comments

Like a kid in a sweet shop

My name is Alyson, and I am a stationery addict. Always have been. It has been said that I'm like a kid in a sweet shop, except it's stationery. The adrenaline rushes and my eyes dart over the beautiful illustrations, I feel the crisp card in my hands and covet beautiful pens in gorgeous colours. [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:37+00:00April 24th, 2016|Marketing, ThisisNessie Surrey|0 Comments

Let me tell you a story

Storytelling is a timeless, ageless skill. Most of us will remember how we sat as children at story time, cross-legged on the floor entranced by a good storyteller. Even those little fidgets with a short attention span were drawn in, completely captivated. And what about that book you just can't put down, reading 'just one more' chapter [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00February 16th, 2015|Marketing, Networking & Social Media|0 Comments

Alyson Reay: Email Marketing Award Winner

As an advocate of regular emailing to customers, I was both surprised and delighted to have an email drop in my inbox yesterday, telling me I am a Constant Contact 2013 All Star Award Winner! Alyson Reay - Email Marketing award It's always great to have our efforts recognised, and I know my [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00March 12th, 2014|Marketing|0 Comments

Closing the deal

You have a strong lead, interest is being shown in your product or service and you are talking up the irresistible benefits of your offering. So how do you move on to the next stage and close the deal without coming across as the much maligned 'seedy sales person'? At this point I should probably [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:39+00:00February 26th, 2013|Marketing, The best of the rest|0 Comments

Healthy competition

I meet a lot of people offering similar, but different, services to those I offer through Just leave it with me. My business offering also overlaps with many specialist areas within business services. I have never considered this a problem as I take a collaborative approach, and I have confidence in why my clients choose [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00February 8th, 2013|Business Management, Marketing|2 Comments

You are not alone

Did you get it? If you are wondering what this blog will be about, you are not alone, but there will be some of you who will have already guessed what it is. 'Did you get it?' and 'You are not alone' are two subject headings that get consistently high open rates for email marketing, so I thought [...]

By |2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00December 28th, 2012|Business Management, Marketing|0 Comments
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