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Our Exporting Journey

As a small business in the service sector, we had no long-term plans of exporting but found ourselves reactively exporting. Basically, we were responding to international enquiries, but we’d never been intentionally chasing them. Here’s what we learnt over our exporting journey!

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Appointment Setting, Business Services, Colleges & Universities, Education Telemarketing, Enterprise IT, Financial Services & Fintech, Lead Generation, Marketing Partnerships, Medical & Pharma, Other Sectors, Professional Associations & Membership Organisations, Public & Third Sector

'Cold Calling' - a thing of the past?

We take a look into why telemarketing is so regularly disputed and the simple qualifying techniques businesses can adopt to avoid those negative associations of a cold call.

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A week's work experience at Blueberry Marketing

This week we had a student from a local school complete work experience with us, as part of their learning they have shared a summary of their week.

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Data Enhancement, Database Cleansing, Database Profiling & Purchasing, Free Data Quality Audit, Other Sectors

B2B Data - Buy or Build?

When it comes to bad data, businesses are losing out. With so many options for sourcing data, what's the best choice for you and your business?

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Blueberry report 28% year-on-year growth

Leeds-based business development agency, Blueberry Marketing Solutions, has experienced a 28% year-on-year growth thanks to some major client wins.

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Blueberry support the launch of CityConnect Cycles in Leeds

We have partnered with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Sustrans and BikeRight! to launch the new CityConnect Cycle scheme in the Leeds City Region.

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Bridging the Gap Between Sales and Marketing

B2B buying behaviour is becoming more complex than ever. With the rise of digital and content marketing, face-to-face sales are no longer the main method of selling, with on average 67% of a sales decision being made through online research (1). These shifts in buying behaviour mean that for businesses to be successful, they need to adapt to the changing nature of B2B sales and ensure that both sales and marketing are successfully working together.

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CIM win for Blueberry Director

Here at Blueberry we are delighted that one of our directors, Pamela Knight, has won the Chartered Institute of Marketing Award for Top Student in Yorkshire 2015!

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Driving Digital: The Lloyds Digital Index and Our Transformation Journey

A small, dedicated group of researchers from Lloyds Banking Group have been working relentlessly over the last five years to put together a report into the Digital Index of businesses and charities in the UK.

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Email Marketing, Other Sectors

Email Marketing at 40 – Mid-Life Crisis or in its Prime?

Email marketing has hit it’s 40s, but instead of having a mid-life crisis it’s maturing like a fine wine!

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Guest Blog: Preparing for University

We've really enjoyed having Sarah in this week to complete her work placement - we look forward to hearing where her studies take her and undoubtedly she has a bright future ahead of her!

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Appointment Setting, Customer Engagement & Relationship Marketing, Lead Generation, Other Sectors

Is telemarketing dead?

The rise of inbound marketing tactics has led to some suggesting that more traditional, outbound marketing channels – such as telemarketing – will die out. But maybe, rather than seeing them as conflicting approaches, we should look at how to integrate the two.

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Marketing Trends for 2019 and beyond

To ensure your B2B marketing doesn’t go out of fashion we’ve taken some time to reflect on marketing trends we think we will all see more of throughout 2019 and the foreseeable future.

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My Apprenticeship Journey

Based on my A Levels I knew I was passionate about marketing but didn’t want to go to University, so an apprenticeship seemed like the best option to fulfil my desire to continue my learning but more specifically I wanted to gain practical skills.

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Other Sectors, Stakeholder Engagement

Our 2018 in Review

After hitting the ground running in 2019, we thought we’d take a breather and reflect on one of our most exciting years to date, 2018! Not only have we been able to expand our internal team, we’ve been given new, exciting opportunities to spread our initiatives and dive deeper into our current service offering as a result. With a continuously developing client list and lots of memorable moments along the way, here are few snapshots of our 2018!

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Putting People First - About Our Blueberry Academy

We believe that people are the core of our business, and that developing our team as individuals, enables them to deliver flexible, response telemarketing that sets us apart from the rest.

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Business Services, Colleges & Universities, Education Telemarketing, Enterprise IT, Event Promotion, Financial Services & Fintech, Marketing Partnerships, Medical & Pharma, Other Sectors, Professional Associations & Membership Organisations, Public & Third Sector

Sales Initiative Guest Blog: 5 Step formula for planning sales events

Holding an event can be the perfect opportunity to sell your business and offering to relevant decision makers. However, if done incorrectly, they can present themselves as a costly expense. We've put together some of the key things to consider when in the planning stage for your event.

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Business Services, Colleges & Universities, Education Telemarketing, Enterprise IT, Financial Services & Fintech, Lead Generation, Lead Nurturing, Marketing Partnerships, Medical & Pharma, Other Sectors, Professional Associations & Membership Organisations, Public & Third Sector

Sales Initiative Guest Blog: 5 Tips For Lead Generation Success

We've been sharing some tips with online sales magazine, Sales Initiative, on the most successful approaches to lead generation in a B2B environment.

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Appointment Setting, Business Services, Colleges & Universities, Education Telemarketing, Enterprise IT, Financial Services & Fintech, Lead Generation, Lead Nurturing, Marketing Partnerships, Medical & Pharma, Other Sectors, Professional Associations & Membership Organisations, Public & Third Sector

Sales Initiative Guest Blog: Beyond BANT? Qualifying Leads

We've put together a handy guide on how to use BANT qualification to your advantage.

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Appointment Setting, Business Services, Colleges & Universities, Customer Satisfaction, Education Telemarketing, Enterprise IT, Financial Services & Fintech, Lead Generation, Lead Nurturing, Marketing Partnerships, Medical & Pharma, Other Sectors, Professional Associations & Membership Organisations, Public & Third Sector

Sales Initiative Guest Blog: Finding the leaks in your sales process

If you're not happy with the outputs of your sales efforts – or are unsure if they could be more effective – how do you plan where to put your resources in order to improve?

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Sales Initiative Guest Blog: Picking Partners to Help You Sell

Faresh Maisuria, director at Blueberry Marketing Solutions, shares some advice on selecting the right outsourcing partner in a guest blog for Sales Initiative Magazine.

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Sales Leads Vs Marketing Leads

We’ve explored where the division between sales and marketing departments can often begin and the affect it has. We now look at how sales and marketing need shared definitions and targets to ensure they can work towards a shared goal.

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Appointment Setting, Business Services, Colleges & Universities, Education Telemarketing, Enterprise IT, Financial Services & Fintech, Lead Generation, Lead Nurturing, Marketing Partnerships, Medical & Pharma, Other Sectors, Professional Associations & Membership Organisations, Public & Third Sector

Selling in the 'Silly Season'

With hot summer days and staff on holiday, summer is often seen as a lull for telemarketing opportunities. So how can businesses buck this trend and realise August's potential?

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Small Business Charter - Summer Reception at the House of Lords

I was extremely honoured to attend the Small Business Charter Summer Reception at the House of Lords last week as a guest of Lord Young of Grafton.

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Appointment Setting, Business Services, Colleges & Universities, Education Telemarketing, Enterprise IT, Financial Services & Fintech, Lead Generation, Lead Nurturing, Marketing Partnerships, Medical & Pharma, Other Sectors, Professional Associations & Membership Organisations, Public & Third Sector

Telemarketing over Christmas

The Christmas build up is well underway, so what does that mean for B2B lead generation? We've been sharing some insider knowledge with online sales magazine, Sales Initiative, on how to approach telemarketing around the Christmas period.

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We're a Northern Powerhouse Partner!

The secret's out – we’re a Northern Powerhouse Partner! We’re excited to hit the ground running as this role will see us broaden our commitment to helping drive the northern economy.

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We've Moved!

After 12 years of successful, and slightly cramped, business at our former offices on Aire Street, we are very happy to announce that we have finally flown the nest and have taken up new, larger residences on South Parade in Leeds City Centre.

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We’ve partnered with Zest Leeds

We're very proud to announce we've partnered with Zest Leeds – a charity right on our doorstep who offer support and opportunity to individuals who live in disadvantaged areas of Leeds.

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Customer Engagement & Relationship Marketing, Database Cleansing, Database Profiling & Purchasing, Free Data Quality Audit, Other Sectors, Stakeholder Engagement

What does GDPR mean for your marketing?

All organisations that handle personal data will be affected by the new European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in some way. Whilst there is some fear around the impact of the new regulations across B2B organisations, it’s important to recognise the benefits too!

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