Amanda has recently been invited to write an article for The Houlden Group, the UK and Ireland’s longest established jewellery and watch buying organisation and who also head up Jewellers of Excellence which is a network of luxury independent jewellers, offering an internationally renowned collection of quality watches and the finest selection of jewellery and diamonds.
The Link Magazine is a Digital and Printed Newsletter specifically provided to the Houlden members.
Amanda article is titled “The Importance of ECommerce and a Digital Presence in 2017“.
Amanda has also been invited to speak at the Summer Getaway to deliver a talk on the “Why Digital” Campaign and digital best practises.
We constantly and consistently strive to be the best we can be at Koogar and within our industry by keeping up to date with the latest marketing activities, attending conferences and training days, reading book, watching videos and listening to podcasts.
We are always asking our clients there thoughts on our services and how we help them best. Here are some feedback, testimonials and reviews from various platforms.
As a Business Success Strategy Coach it has never been more important to have an exceptional online and offline marketing presence and that’s why I turned to Amanda and Koogar Integrated Marketing. Having initially seen Amanda as a keynote speaker it was immediately evident her knowledge, understanding and passion for what she does was overwhelming.
Over the past 2 years, we’ve brought all 3 of our businesses over to be managed by Koogar, and delighted with the response, interaction, recommendations and timeframe of execution.
I cannot recommend Amanda and the team at Koogar high enough for anyone who wishes to turn a marketing spend into a marketing investment.
– Jay Allen, MyTrueNORTHUK
I can’t speak highly enough of the time, efforts, ideas, encouragement, support, knowledge I received from Amanda at Koogar. I feel a whole new energy for my business and a complete drive to push things forward now. After one session with Amanda I knew I wanted her with me on my journey. I will be working with Amanda for the next year – I’m committed now!! I can’t wait to see how Amanda’s influence can help mould my ideas and where we take the business over the next 12 months.
Amanda creates achievable bench marks and sets realistic goals. I’m a one man band and having Amanda there to bounce ideas off is just invaluable!
– Joanna Nelson, Papas Tailoring
Amanda has spoken at the University of Chester on two occasions. The first occasion was as Keynote Speaker for the first annual Faculty of Arts and Media, Graduate Day; where graduates from the Faculty return to speak to current students about their experiences since leaving University. Amanda spoke eloquently about the importance of social media for self-promotion and its usefulness in finding work. I was so impressed with Amanda’s approach that I asked her to come back at a later date to speak specifically to the third year students in the Department of Art & Design.
Amanda was a confident speaker who was able get across the many benefits of social media to the future careers of Art & Design students in a way that was engaging for the audience as well as informative, tying in popular culture and motion graphics to get across her message. Students responded well to Amanda’s questions that encouraged active engagement with the lecture and Amanda took the time to stay behind for one to one questions from students, which was a bonus for those students who did not feel confident to speak up in a crowded lecture theatre. I would be happy to bring Amanda back to speak to future students.
– Bernadine Murray, University of Chester
Having attended one of Amanda’s workshops I have found her style of teaching and advice for best practise easy to understand, stimulating and a wealth of information that she will provide in placing you in the right direction to move forward. Enjoyed the event a lot. Punctual and lovely location.
– Nicky Abell-Francis, Zenchi
Recently attended a Social Media for Business course with Koogar – Intergrated Marketing at Coleg Menai-Llandrillo, and learned far more than how to just navigate the different Social Media platforms. She gave us a firm foundation from which to build various marketing strategies tailored to our businesses thus enabling us to draw on our own ideas, rather than mimicking others. Amanda’s style of lecturing is engaging, enthusiastic, very informative and direct. She managed to pass a lot of relevant information over in a way which we could use when we left the course. I left the course feeling much more positive. Thank you again Amanda!!
– Lowri Jones, Plas Brondanw
Went to the most interesting and informative talk with Amanda yesterday. She made me realise I need to tailor my marketing strategy on specific groups. Amanda suggested ideas, tools and resources that I had never even thought about, some i hadn’t even heard of. Thank you so much, I feel as though I’ve come out of your talk with invaluable knowledge to push my business forward.
Just last week Amanda and I attended the Caradoc Medical Services Annual Conference and Awards in Shrewsbury Town Football Club. Caradoc are a not-for-profit medical supplies buying consortium that support medical suppliers in their drive for better prices for their goods and services.
Koogar are approved suppliers to both Caradoc’s suppliers and GP and Dental Practice Managers. This includes a range of tasks from training GP Practice and Marketing Managers in the best practices on social media, to pitching our marketing services to Caradoc suppliers.
At the Caradoc Annual Conference #caradocontheup (30th June 2016), Amanda was asked to present for the 2nd Year to a number of the members, suppliers and GP Practice Managers. The topic of the talk was “Marketing Overwhelm – How to deal with it”.
Amanda talked about how it is essentially important in marketing to not get overwhelmed by the extremely broad range of options.
Instead to focus on your target audience, and narrowing down you marketing effort to ensure you are not wasting time and money attracting people who are fundamentally not interested.
Furthermore, it was about recognising the importance of social media and how important it truly is for engaging with your audience in an effective and engaging way.
One of the main reasons why we gave this specific presentation last week was because we recognise that many of the Suppliers, GP Managers and Dental Practise Managers that Caradoc are involved with struggle with marketing overwhelm just like everyone else.
This is often because it is very new approach, and because there is such a wide variety of options in terms of platforms that it is difficult to know what is best and what is effective. Therefore, we can help any general practice managers, dental practice managers or suppliers with any marketing assistance they may need. From a full marketing plan to a range of smaller bolt-on services and training services, such as social media workshops or one-to-one consultations.
Here is the Founder of Koogar, Amanda at the Caradoc Conference outlining what we do, and why we are the best choice for medical businesses aiming to produce focused and effective marketing communications…
Amanda speaks frequently to business owners, marketing managers and a variety of industry groups on such topics as Social Media, Engagement and Marketing (Digital and Traditional).
“This is a great honor and goal I wanted to achieve” said Amanda. “After speaking for several years, it is gratifying to become a professional participate in such a prestigious society of speakers.”
Amanda has been selected for the “Professional Member” of the PSA. This level is only available to speakers who have given a minimum of 10 presentations, talks, speeches, webinars, training workshops, teleseminars, or other communications for audiences during the previous 12 months.
Audiences have praised Dodd for delivering entertaining, knowledgeable and effective presentations. She often speaks at 6th Form College’s and University groups as well as Conferences. Amanda can offer bespoke presentations on many different digital marketing subjects.
“I attended a talk with Amanda at a Forward Ladies event. I didn’t expect to learn much, as I’ve been learning about social media as a businesswoman with a largely online business for years. I was expecting “more of the same”. I was wrong – Amanda seriously knows her stuff. I was so impressed by the depth of her knowledge and her professionalism. I left the workshop feeling that I had met someone I could recommend to my own clients who often ask me about website services. This woman conveys a high comfort factor – the impression I got was that I would be in safe hands if I handed my website or social media strategy over to Koogar. She’s now a name that is firmly in my virtual Rolodex!” Amanda Alexander – Courage and Confidence for Talented Women
“I attended Amanda’s Future of Social workshop at the recent North West Women’s Enterprise Day. The workshop was recommended to me by someone who had attended Amanda’s earlier session. I’m really glad I went! Amanda has a professional yet authentic delivery style and shared some valuable and thought-provoking pointers. Clearly a leader in her field.” Jane Washington – Management and Business Consultant (Congleton)
The Director, Cindy-Michelle Waterfield of iwantaspeaker.com invited me to hold a #Blab Interview to talk about Integrated Marketing; what is integrated marketing, why it is important and how do you know if you are doing it right.
Here is a direct link – https://blab.im/iwantaspeaker-com-integrated-marketing-for-businesses-w-koogar
Or you can watch this #blab interview below. It is over an hour long ([01:12:32]), so go and grab a cuppa before pressing play.
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