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Here is a selection of features from Gift Focus magazine.

 

Email marketing – part 1 by David Mackley

David Mackley brings you part one of a two-part series about email marketing

 

Shared Earth opinion: July 2014

Jeremy Piercy, Managing Director of Shared Earth, discusses recycling and how retailers can do their part

 

Insurance advice from TH March: July 2014

July 2014: Gift Focus readers put their insurance queries, concerns and questions to leading brokers T.H. March

 

Design protection advice from ACID

Dids MacDonald, CEO of Anti Copying in Design (ACID), discusses tougher criminal sanctions to protect designers becoming law

 

Up & coming – Hawthorn Handmade

Stephanie Carswell shares her love for needle felting through her company, Hawthorn Handmade

 

Up & coming – Beefayre

Beefayre is a company inspired by nature and the plight of the honeybee. Launched in 2012 by Sharon Jervis, the brand is enjoying continued success with its collection of hand-poured, scented candles, reed diffusers and body & bath products, all made in the UK

 

Shared Earth opinion: May 2014

In the first in a series of new columns, Jeremy Piercy, Managing Director of Shared Earth, discusses the impact plastic bags are having on the environment, and the pending plastic bag tax

 

Online shopping

David Mackley looks at Marks & Spencer and its new look e-commerce system

 

Anti Copying in Design

Secrets – guard them with your life! Says Dids MacDonald, CEO of Anti Copying in Design (ACID)

 

Insurance solutions: May 2014

May 2014: Gift Focus readers put their insurance queries, concerns and questions to leading brokers T.H. March

 

Up & coming – Wiggles & Florence

Susan Robertson, Owner of ceramics company Wiggles & Florence, takes inspiration from her drawings of gardens and houses

 

Insurance solutions: March 2014

March 2014: Gift Focus readers put their insurance queries, concerns and questions to leading brokers T.H. March

 

New kid on the block

David Mackley discusses omni-channel and what it means

 

IP and brand protection

Dids MacDonald, CEO of Anti Copying in Design (ACID) discusses IP and brand protection

 

Company profile - Puckator

Mark Howard, Managing Director of Puckator, shares how the company has grown since its inception in 1991.

 

Up & coming – SOAK Yourself

SOAK Yourself and the concept of the Bath Ritual Recipe Kit was brought to life in 2012 by busy city professional Jackie Hope, who dreamed of escaping the rat race

 

GA News: January 2014

January 2014: All the latest news from The Giftware Association

 

On the search

David Mackley brings you a guide to Google Updates and his views on how to reduce the risk of being damaged by them

 

Insurance solutions: January 2014

January 2014: Gift Focus readers put their insurance queries, concerns and questions to leading brokers T.H. March

 

Introducing fragrances in-store

Gift Focus talks to perfume experts from the fragrance association IFRA UK to see what's getting customers sniffing this season