No Smoking and No Donuts…

Smokin Donut don’t do clichés. They don’t do things by the book.

“I haven’t had a donut since I've been here”

That’s why they work so well, because they’re all about creativity and spontaneity. There’s no such thing as a dull day at work. Sure there are frustrating days (try using WordPress to put together a decent website and you’ll soon understand why they try to avoid it), but there’s always something interesting and entertaining going on. Whether it’s talking to a tablet, getting paid in local produce, tracking the progress of a large bumble bee in a meeting, or struggling to keepMore...

What Did Your Web Developer Do Before They Built Your Site?

Yes it's a rant. A fabulous fat fecker of a rant that blows raspberries in the face of local competition.

Go to a computer (one that you don’t own) and ask the user to open an incognito browser.

“Shouldn't your name be somewhere on your domain's whois entry?”

Next, ask them to type your trade and your location into a search engine. Are you listed? Are you even on the page? If not, think back to when you paid your web developer for building you a website. Did you say, ‘Oh it looks great thanks!'?

And now are you wonderingMore...

How to lose a pitch and what to do about it...

“Judging by their pricing strategies, the competition must be engaged in the full time equivalent of business development dogging."

I hate asking the question ‘is it just me?’ because, well…the answer always seems to be yes. But putting that aside for one moment, is it just me, or is there more insight to be gained from a pitch you lose than one you win?

We don’t lose many pitches because fundamentally they cost us a lot of time and energy so our corporate strategy is all about keeping our current customers happy rather than indulging in an ongoing orgy of newMore...

London or local Intern placement choice for Liverpool University's James Busby

I’ve learnt a lot during my time with Aylesbury’s quirky digital marketing consultancy known as Smokin Donut, discovering to my delight, that office life can be fun!

Dropped right in the More...

Smokin Donut Small Business Saturday UK

It’s not every day you can claim having a pee in No.10 Downing Street (unless you’re a desperate Afghan President) but here I am in the PM’s bog with two very successful business women - who also needed a wee…More...