Koogar’s #blab Debut with iwantaspeaker.com

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.

At the end of the interview Cindy-Michelle asks me to share a link to my FREE EBook, so here it is: www.create-a-beautiful-experience.co.uk

I’d love to hear your comments, thoughts and observations so please leave your comment below.

Koogar’s first Marketing Conference (Influence2015)

Influence2015 - Marketing Conference by KoogarInfluence 2015 is an inspirational (Northwest) Marketing Conference for Owner-Managed Businesses and Marketing Managers who want to shake up their marketing for 2015. This one day event will motivate and inspire you to take the action you’ve been meaning to take for a while.

At Influence 2015, we will share our knowledge and the lessons we’ve learned to lead you to a confident plan of action for 2015. You’ll have the opportunity to meet our guest speakers and discover how they have helped people like you.

Date: Friday 17th April, 2015 [Updated: 26/03/2015] Thursday, 17th September

Venue: The Heath Business & Technical Park, WA7 4QX. Runcorn. UK

Influence 2015 will cover a wide range of topics ranging from Data Collection and what to do with it, Niching your business, Podcasting, Clarity of your Message and more. You’ll leave the conference with a number of elements you can immediately apply to your business and retain as part of your ongoing marketing toolkit.

This is an exclusive and intimate event for only 120 delegates!
Do you want to Influence 2015?

Book your ticket today via Eventbrite and Paypal for £79

All delegates will receive a goodie bag with valuable vouchers and giveaways to support their 2015 marketing journey!

Included in your ticket price:

  • Listen to 7 Speakers on 7 different marketing topics
  • Lunch and Refreshments throughout the day – network with other delegates
  • Access to the business exhibition stands – ask the experts
  • Workbook – with exercises from each speaker, keeping your notes in one place!
  • Goodie Bag – with valuable vouchers and giveaways to support you during 2015
  • Business Related Raffle Prizes – all money received will be given to charity
  • FREE All day Parking
  • FREE Wi-fi


Koogar celebrates 8th Anniversary by releasing the PRIME Collection

Prime Collection LogoSince 2006 Koogar’s mission has been to…

Creatively implement a customised marketing solution for our clients, using the technology they need and will use to help them build an authentic brand and experience for their audience.

At Koogar we plan, we design and we deliver!

Gone through the past 3 year recession, the Koogar team have come out the other side unscathed and re-energised, having created a new option for businesses who want more than the standard bolt on service.

Prime Collection will be released before Christmas. It’s aimed at a select group of businesses who not only want to take their company to the next level but also see the value of working with a single provider who can pull everything together for them.

Amanda Dodd (nee Daniels) is the Founder and Creative Director of Koogar and this week the team celebrate Koogar’s 8th birthday on 6th November 2014. Koogar is an Integrated Marketing Agency based on the Wirral and are experts in digital.

The companies who work with Amanda and her team can now choose one of Koogar’s Collections and over 12 months, transform their marketing plan together.

Amanda says, “We say ‘together’, because Koogar want you to stay in control of the marketing elements by helping to make decisions and building your marketing expertise. The benefit to your company is that you have experts on hand who are not only tweaking and enhancing your ideas, we implement them too. Koogar will, ensure your message is reaching the audience you want it to.”

You may notice Amanda and her Koogar car in your area this week as she visits many of her clients in the Northwest celebrating 8 years in business.

Koogar Free EBook Cover - "Create A Beautiful Experience"Visit www.create-a-beautiful-experience.co.uk and download your FREE copy of Amanda’s ebook “Create a Beautiful Experience” to help you create a journey for your audience which in turn allows them to experience you and your brand.

Koogar wins Business Woman of the Year!

Rachel Elnaugh and Amanda Daniels (Koogar) 2013A Wirral based business woman Amanda Daniels, director of Koogar “Integrated Marketing Agency” is celebrating after scooping Business Woman of the Year at a glittering awards ceremony.

Amanda was presented with the award at the Free2Network Annual Award ceremony, hosted and organised by Free2Network, an independent networking organisation who set up the awards as a way of recognising and celebrating the achievements of businesses and entrepreneurs from across the UK.

The award was especially noteworthy as it was judged and presented by the original female Dragon from BBC’s Dragon’s Den, Rachel Elnaugh, who also founded the experience gift company Red Letter Days.  Rachel said she was inspired by the strength of the submissions from companies across the UK.

“There have been so many outstanding entries; it really is quite inspiring reading them all.” – Rachel Elnaugh

On receiving the accolade Amanda said: “Having the award judged by someone like Rachel who has made a success in business herself, made the awards even more significant. To actually win the Business Women of the Year is just awesome and is the cherry on the icing of the cake of what has been an amazing year for Koogar.

I love what I do and have been able to support some superb businesses that have been brilliant to work with. Fortunately they have totally embraced everything that Koogar has set out to do – with the results we all wanted.

Amanda was chosen as the winner for Business Women of the Year for the way that since establishing Koogar  in 2006 she’s built an enviable reputation for bringing together a wide range of digital marketing services including social media, websites, brand design, video, email marketing and marketing reviews to create hard hitting and highly effective marketing campaigns for SME’s throughout the Wirral, North West and North Wales.

Editors notes:

The full list of winners are as follows:

  • Leader of the Year, Sarah-Jane Lupton, A4E (Anglesey-based)
  • Green Business of the Year, Penrallt Consulting (Conwy)
  • Rachel Elnaugh Enterprise Award, Simon O’Rourke, Tree Carving (Wrexham)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award, Bollywood Burnout (Colwyn Bay)
  • Networking Person of the Year, Emma Lazarus-Stockdale (Wrexham)
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Jordan Barnes (Higher Kinnerton)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Jo Beevers, Kokonoir (Broughton)
  • Business Man of the Year, Alan “Travelboy” Hughes (Abergele)
  • Business Woman of the Year, Amanda Daniels, Koogar (Wirral)
  • Start Up Business of the Year, J&PR (Telford)
  • Business of the Year, ACE Lifts (Sandycroft)
  • Special Award – Host of the Year, Vicky Cutler, UW Authorised Distributor (Colwyn Bay)


Koogar are part of Accelerate 2013!

Accelerate 2013 - Koogar Fringe EventAccelerate 2013 is a festival dedicated to the country’s high-growth firms.

We’ve selected the world’s brightest business minds, economists and inspirational speakers to deliver a “one-day MBA” at Liverpool’s Arena and Convention Centre. Jam-packed with practical tips, economic intelligence and panel discussions, ACCELERATE 2013 will help catapult your business to the next level. Read more on the Accelerate 2013 website

As part of Accelerate 2013 Koogar are holding a Fringe Event on Monday 24th June at The Womens Organisation in Liverpool City Centre. (Please Note: This event is available to both men and women, don’t let the building’s name put you off!)

The Workshop is £10+VAT (£12) per person including refreshments starting at 930am – 12:30pm. Book your place here: http://koogar-accelerate2013.eventbrite.co.uk/

During this workshop, Amanda from Koogar will show you new ways of thinking about who you are as a company, how to attract the audience you want by getting them to engage with you on or offline by creating the perfect journey for you and your audience.

You will work through a series of exercises which you can then take away and implement with your company the very next day!

Do you run a company or are you the Marketing Manager? Do you have social media account(s), a website, a blog and yes, you’re updating and tweeting but not getting what you want from it?

So, why not “Create a beautiful experience” online and offline for your audience?

Social Media isn’t the answer to Marketing, however encompassing it with traditional marketing techniques will help with brand awareness, which in turn will help build trust, loyalty and engagement.

Relationships are the most important thing any company should harness in this Digital Age.

So are you building relationships to last or just getting bums on seats?

Agenda for the session:

  1. Traditional Marketing vs Digital
  2. Starts with the website!
  3. S.E.O (Search Engine Optimisation)
  4. Brand yourself “The Expert”
  5. Beautiful Online Experience
  6. Analytics
  7. Social Media
  8. Target Audience
  9. To blog or not to blog…
  10. What are your processes?

By building a strong foundation to your company, the business will then come in organically.

So how do you create brand ambassadors and recognition by using the latest marketing techniques?

Book your place here to find out: http://koogar-accelerate2013.eventbrite.co.uk/