New ePrivacy Regulation will hit your B2B sales team’s prospecting activities (yes, you should be concerned)

On the 19th of October 2018 a new draft of the EU ePrivacy Regulation (ePR) was published and it still contains new rules that may greatly constrain B2B sales and marketing teams. The ePR was originally intended to be introduced parallel to, and to compliment, GDPR; However, it has been delayed and may now be introduced in May, 2019. Whilst GDPR is more concerned with the collection and storage of personal data, ePR is the final piece of the privacy puzzle and aims to regulate how personal data is used for, and protected during, electronic communications. As to who must comply with ePR, well it is similar in scope to GDPR and (under the current Brexit deal that is being hotly discussed) we would have to abide by it. This article explores the impact of ePR on marketing and sales teams, although the scope of the regulation itself is much wider… Continue reading “New ePrivacy Regulation will hit your B2B sales team’s prospecting activities (yes, you should be concerned)”

HubSpot: Integrating other cookie scripts into the HubSpot Cookie consent tool

The new 🍪 consent tool in HubSpot will only prevent HubSpot cookies from being set by default.

I couldn’t find a good ‘cookie control’ solution that would work well with HubSpot and 3rd party cookies, so I had to evolve the default HubSpot cookie tool so that it would make it work for my situation. Hopefully you will get some mileage out of this code. I’m not a developer by trade, so constructive feedback is welcome. Continue reading “HubSpot: Integrating other cookie scripts into the HubSpot Cookie consent tool”

Solved: Batch convert PDF to PPT & DOC files in Acrobat X Pro

This guide will help you to setup an Acrobat X action to easily batch convert PDFs in a folder.

Once configured, you can run the action by simply selecting it from within Adobe X Pro. The action batch converts PDF files in to office PPTX or DOCX format files. Once you have this action configured, running the action on subsequent occasions is a piece of cake and a huge time saver! Continue reading “Solved: Batch convert PDF to PPT & DOC files in Acrobat X Pro”

Guide: How to change the Rel=Canonical Link on Hubspot pages and posts

HubSpot offers no official way of changing this important SEO parameter. However, if you do need to change it there is a way! It’s very simple and just involves a snippet of jQuery code. Just edit the code snippet below with the address of your original content and then place it within your post or page to Continue reading “Guide: How to change the Rel=Canonical Link on Hubspot pages and posts”

Scream if you want to go faster…

AKA: Where is our superfast broadband? An open letter to Fastershire, Openreach, Gigaclear, Gloucestershire CC, Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council and Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP

For 4 years now the our development (comprising >300 new build homes in Moreton-in-Marsh) has been promised broadband as part of the ‘Fastershire’ roll out plan. As far back as 2013 the Fastershire status for homes in the development has read ‘exploring solutions’ and then finally ‘Network Build’ in early 2014. Imagine the relief Continue reading “Scream if you want to go faster…”