When it comes to marketing your products or running a promotional campaign, the retail landscape can be difficult to navigate without specialist expertise. Our heritage is in retail which means we understand the challenges faced by brands and can speak the same language when it comes to developing processes that deliver service excellence first time… … Continue reading 4 Common Pain Points for Brands
Now in its 14th year, eXPD8 has grown from modest beginnings to become a well-known name in the Retail and Field Marketing industry. We’re often asked where the name originated, so here, eXPD8’s Founding Director Peter Bailey explains. “eXPD8, pronounced “expediate” is an alternative to the word expedite, which means to accomplish promptly, to speed up. At the time we set up the company, we perceived … Continue reading Where did the name eXPD8 come from?
This Monday saw the DVD and Blu-ray release of the eagerly anticipated ‘A Street Cat Named Bob’. Based on the bestselling autobiography by James Bowen, the movie explores the struggles of a recovering drug addict and street busker and his life altering friendship with man’s other best friend (That’s Bob of course). This is a … Continue reading Meeting Street Cat Bob!
I have worked with eXPD8 since the company was set up in 2002 helping them to create teams of wonderful people who deliver service excellence, first time… every time to their fantastic clients. At the outset, one of the first questions they asked themselves – “do we want to be an employer or use people … Continue reading Why it’s good – and now lawful – to employ people!
The first rule of Mystery Shopping is: you do not talk about Mystery shopping… …The second rule of Mystery Shopping is: you DO NOT talk about Mystery Shopping! Luckily eXPD8 are prepared to break the rules and talk about this taboo subject… and under the cover of darkness to protect their identity… a few eXPD8 Mystery Shoppers are also willing … Continue reading eXPD8 unveil the secrets behind Mystery Shopping
Valentine’s Day remains a well engaged occasion and is the next big event to hit the retail calendar. With the grocery sector taking nearly 80% of all purchases, this one day event can provide the much needed sales boost to the start of the year. The market for Valentine’s gifts is set to rise once more this … Continue reading How can retailers woo their customers this Valentine’s Day?
Will 2017 be the year of convenience? From my field marketing perspective… it’s a definite YES! I have looked after eXPD8’s convenience clients for 3 years now and I am a definite advocate for the convenience market. A convenience store is generally defined as a store with less than 3,000 sqft, has the advantage of … Continue reading Why convenience is THE retail sector for 2017!
January can be a busy time of year for brands competing to get a look-in from consumers who are ditching the alcohol and over-indulgence in favour of a pair of running shoes and a healthy eating plan! eXPD8 has a field team of over 2,000 employed people across the UK and Ireland who are ready to … Continue reading eXPD8 can help get your brands in shape for the New Year
Forget Black Friday – it’s now Black Week… or even Black Two Weeks! In just three years Black Friday has transformed the pre-Christmas shopping landscape in the UK. This year, the bargains have been coming thick and fast with Amazon first off the line with daily deals from 14th November, quickly followed by Morrions, ebay, … Continue reading Forget Black Friday – it’s now Black Week!
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to watch the highly anticipated and long awaited Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them film this week. Now, I am normally a bit sceptical about films based on fantasy and magic but nonetheless, I was excited to see what this film had in store for me. … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find – Film Review