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Marketing automation tools handle time-consuming, boring and repetitive communications tasks. They run 24/7 in the background. The valuable time freed up can be spent on other, customer-facing business, strategy, or direct sales, for example. Automation works whether you are B2C or B2B. The bottom line is that carefully planned automation programmes will increase the efficiency of your business and generate more, better enquiries and sales. Here's a small selection of posts on marketing automation.

Leading marketing technology provider ShortStack recently analysed over two million 'autoresponder' emails to discover some remarkable stats. Autoresponders are the emails that are automatically sent to those entering an online promotion, such as a sweepstake or competition.

Why is Facebook important to UK brands? Because it dominates the social networks, standing like Goliath and leaving a long shadow across the landscape.