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5 things I’ve learnt at Studio Cotton

14/02/20
Office Two: Jodie & Weronika's desks and shelves filled with impractical yet pretty objects

Photo Blog: Georgia de Lotz visits Studio Cotton, Winter 2019

15/01/20
Bristol Wales Cat Rescue Ratty, hairless cat by Studio Cotton

Photo Blog: Helping Bristol & Wales Cat Rescue find a home for Ratty with Georgia de Lotz

08/01/20
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How to help marketing emails avoid spam filters and reach your customers

07/11/19
Workshop: The 2019 Christmas tree featured dried flowers from local business, Pretty Wild

5 small website tweaks that will help you sell more products this Christmas

30/10/19
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5 things to scrimp on (and 5 to splurge on) when you’re starting a small creative business

03/10/19
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How to calculate when a magazine advertisement is right for your small creative business

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Bristol Life Magazine, and how to not sell to small creative business owners

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Does RuPaul use Drupal? Discover the celebs’ favourite website CMSs

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Four ways I’ve tried (and failed) to impress that pesky Instagram algorithm

08/08/19
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6 reasons why my marketing agency won’t work with your brand

02/07/19
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The 5 best creative workshop venues in Bristol

01/05/19
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How you can use Youtube to improve your small creative business

30/09/18
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The 5-minute Instagram edit

30/09/18
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Here’s why small businesses need email marketing

28/09/18
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Welcome emails & ancient Greek hospitality

28/09/18
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Why small businesses should organise their marketing into campaigns

27/09/18
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39 social media message ideas for small creative businesses

26/09/18
Workshop: Rubber plant under prints by Little Paisley Designs, Cawligraphy, Niaski and Cairn & Grace

How to get your social media accounts on brand

21/09/18

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