Oh hell no. The racist ad blunder.

This is what happens when your marketing consultant sleeps on the job.

Source: HuffPo

Lessons from fintech

We don’t live in a world where you can ignore data-driven consumer apps anymore. If your competition has apps that can interact with your customers better, get ready for a swift decline in traffic.


Lessons from FinTech

Fintech (financial technology) wasn’t born because technology was about to do what man couldn’t do with his brain. Nope. It came from consumer-focused companies that realized they needed to scale high quality features—and do it fast. Some of these features significantly alter the traditional customer experience.

How are banks responding? Hire more people based on the thinking the battle is still about the “the war for talent”, so famously coined by the HR department? Or rethink the customer experience: what it looks like today, what it needs to look like a couple of years ahead—relative to competition, and the competencies that are needed to make it happen?

Surprisingly, tech, not marketing, has been the major driving force behind some the most exciting changes we see in customer interactions today. You would think the less time they spend with people, the geeks, the less they know about social interactions right?

Data holds the truth

Truth is, marketers have been living in a dream world. They think everything they do matters and they’re the privileged group who can spell what the future “customer experience” looks like. Nothing could be further from the truth. It has been blindsided by backroom tech innovators whose only approach is to “act with data”.

Look at UK’s Revolut, whose motto should not be taken lightly by traditional banks. They’re aiming to provide the best product, at the best price! This should have been yesterday’s agenda for banks, but it’s not—they’re still struggling at it.

‘The best possible financial product at the best possible price’ – Revolut

What fintech is good at (banks aren’t even looking!)

Fast-paced, idea-brave fintech teams don’t know how to build traditional structures, silos and departments. They don’t! They know speed, efficiency (of code & solution), customer journey, funneling, purchase patterns, interactions, automated compliance and reporting, and all the basics of client servicing and financial governance that need to underlie their products. (Entirely all of the stuff that banks should be experts at!)

So what’s marketing up to?

Ask: What is marketing up to? Is it data-driven? Can you link data to everything it’s doing? Answering “no” means you have dinosaurs in there! Today’s marketing need to be tech savvy and love data as much as the next geek.

SEO Check: Are you ready for Page 1?


What good is your business if people can’t find it?

Welcome to HoshMedia SEO Consulting

If you have a website and your customers cannot find you when they are searching the internet, that is not never a good thing because they will click around—and find your competition.

We help your customers find you on Google and social media by increasing your exposure in a cost effective manner. If you have been wondering how your competitors are so visible in internet searches, we’ll give you the answers and analyze the competition for you.

If you hold to the belief that you are no match for your bigger competitors when it comes to online branding and presence, it’s time to reconsider that. We have experience analyzing the chinks in the armor of bigger competitors and optimizing web brands of smaller businesses to the point they can outdo larger rivals.

The kind of digital marketing we practise is the data-first, ROI-driven kind of marketing that focuses on creating tangible everyday business results—like sales and traffic—and peace of mind. We don’t do hacks (so don’t call us for that), fake reviews, spam marketing or take on backlinks-only projects. (Sorry.)

HoshMedia SEO delivers online marketing services to clients based in Australia, USA, Canada, the UK as well as other countries in Europe.

To find out how to improve your website, contact us for SEO consulting:
seo.uk /at / hoshmedia.top

SEO & online marketing services in London


HoshMedia SEO specializes in helping small teams and local businesses get online, build a strong business presence in Google, and ultimately increase leads, customers, and sales.

Start SEO. Get found in 2017.

Stop thinking only big companies with giant ad budgets can get online visibility.

When SEO is done right, a blog selling absolutely nothing can appear on the first page of Google’s search results page when users are looking for answers to real customer problems like “roofing contractor in north london”, “plumbing contractor in kent” or “home refurbishment in london sw”.

Email us at seo.uk /at / hoshmedia.top to get your seo program started or fixed.

Better  marketing.

Old marketing: Pay for billboard ad space. Hope that the right audience with the right context drives by and looks at your ad.

Better marketing: Pay for search ad space with specific “target keywords.” Search ads appear when customers use keywords that match your target keywords in their online searches.

Search ads are targeted (not served blindly to everyone), specific (eg only London internet users can ever see it), consistent (learn more) and driven 100% by data (view example). And it is highly affordable—you can run  £50/week targeted ad campaigns! Did you know that?

HoshMedia has a strong narrow focus: Help local businesses build strong visibility on google search results. This is the only ground where you can beat bigger and older competition. Let’s explore some case examples?

Connect with us at seo.uk /at / hoshmedia.top

Why should you hire us?


Strategic goals-focused planning & execution: It is an overcrowded world. We produce the best action steps to get you in front of your customers and we implement them with 100% focus on you & your competition.

We do it honestly, competently and fairly.

Let’s talk about that.

We’re dead honest

If something takes 10 minutes, we won’t bill you for 100 hours.

If it is not a good idea for you to focus on 100 keywords for your local business, we will tell you.

SEO is a lot of detailed, nitty-gritty, consistent work. It’s energy-draining. This is why we won’t fill available time with meetings. You will always be updated—but would never have to sit in low-value meetings with us.

High quality SEO work and results

SEO is about getting customers. 

It is not about ads, tweets, facebook shares, pictures, snapchat, instagram—none of those things. High quality seo work means you get more customers.

The way we approach all SEO projects is by putting all options on the table and then strip it down to the most value-adding action plans and program. No fluff.

Our focus is to hit all your important business KPIs. We make sure every seo activity is defined by the business results it needs to deliver—you will experience this “strong focus” from day #1.

With our strong business focus, we do not have a habit of sending you SEO reports that hold numbers and charts about online marketing metrics that go on for many pages.

We speak in one language only: In terms of your business results. That means: understanding your business and intensely scrutinizing your competition. The outcome is a uniquely focused approach to position you in front of valuable customers.

Posting tweets or sharing facebook posts alone will not get the job done. A high quality seo program starts with “business focus” and ends with business results.



We love BUSINESS RESULTS—we believe you cannot run seo projects any other way!

We value clients, their opportunities & challenges and the meaning we get when we help you reach your business goals. So we work hard to protect these priorities.

If you want to get your story out, contact us at
seo.uk /at / hoshmedia.top.

Let’s give the competition a run for their money 😉

Airbnb enters the travel business

Well, it has finally hit the headlines. Surprise, surprise, Airbnb announced Airbnb Flights service to compete with airlines and travel agencies.


New Revenue Sources

Airbnb was busy ramping up Trips, Places, Services, and Experiences when suddenly they added Flights in late-2016 (by the way, they already have Homes).

We should probably call 2017 “The Year of Adding Revenue Sources”.

Is your digital marketing strategy updated and all shaped up to help you grow customers this year?


Airbnb’s story is a great example of how “truly connecting with customers” can unlock the gates of traditional industries and change the rules of the game.

Today hotel chains are silently rushing to have a stake in the “sharing economy”:

Still, I know people in the hotel and travel industries who are absolutely in denial about how things will play out. This is worse than not having an online or digital marketing strategy.

What kinds of new competition and innovative companies are you expecting in 2017, in your industry?

If you want to be visible on search results pages, talk to us:
seo.ca /at / hoshmedia.top (Toronto)
seo.uk /at / hoshmedia.top (London)
seo.tr /at / hoshmedia.top (Istanbul)
seo.au /at / hoshmedia.top (Sydney)

Image credit: Wired.