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september 2007 newsletter

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September 2007

in this issue

Are pop-ups dead?

Bamse - the dog hero

Beat With A Stick Marketing

Business networking to grow your business


Are pop-ups dead?
It used to be a neat way of gaining attention on a website - pop up a window with some special information in it.

Of course the spammers spoiled it for everyone by overdoing it and now everyone has pop-up blockers enabled on their browsers.

So is there any future for using pop-ups? Maybe, but maybe not as we know them.

Read the article

Yes, we know it's the September newsletter on the 1st of October, but thought we would wait till the working week had started before we delivered!

  • Bamse - the dog hero
  • Here's a story to warm the cockles of your heart - Bamse, Montrose's dog hero.

    Bamse was a huge St Bernard dog who was stationed in Montrose in WWII with his owner, the captain of a Norwegian minesweeper.

    Bamse's exploits became the stuff of legend, saving sailors from drowning, collecting them from the pubs of Montrose, travelling on the bus with his own pass, and sitting astride the ship when it went to sea.

    His exploits have been recognised with a statue in Montrose, commissioned by the Montrose Heritage Trust, which was unveiled by the Duke of York. You can now see all this and more at Bamse's website.

    View the site....
  • Beat With A Stick Marketing
  • How many times have you thought about ways to grow your business but you held off because you weren't sure of the best way to start?

    It's a common problem. Marketing can be a large and bewildering field to navigate. If you're going to cross that field, it helps to have someone standing with you who knows the way.

    Our friends at Designate have launched a new programme to counter just this problem. It's called Beat With A Stick, and it's not nearly as painful as it sounds. In fact, if you're trying to grow your business, it could be the single most cost-effective answer to all your marketing questions.

    (and besides, how can you resist something with a name like that?)

    Find out more
  • Business networking to grow your business
  • Blot Design is a member of the most successful business networking group in the world.

    Each week we meet to exchange and refer business between our members. It's a great way of doing business (only one company from any business area can join, so there is no competition between members).

    We're always looking for businesses to join our group. Here's the top 6 business categories we are currently looking for:

    • Interior Designer
    • PR
    • Recruitment
    • Catering
    • General Solicitor
    If you'd like to attend as a guest and see if the meeting could work for your business, please get in touch.

    Interested in joining our group?
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