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Alun John

Alun John is the founder of Marketing Tom Media. He has been involved in Digital Marketing since the early 2000’s. He set up the Accredited Chartered Institute of Marketing Study Centre, Marketing Tom Media, in 2007 and has worked as a tutor on CIM courses throughout this time. Clients he has worked with include the Welsh Government, Admiral Insurance, Confused, Aviva, Sir Robert McAlpine, Hamleys, Virgin, Welsh Water, Transport for Wales and many more.

He has also worked for Cardiff University as a lecturer on their MSc and MBA programmes. He lives just outside Cardiff and loves rugby (obviously) and has a passion for most (not all!) things Spanish. He has also been blogging since August 2003!

Congratulations to all our CIM students

Congratulations to all our CIM students

Another 100% Pass Rate! Well done to all our students who got their CIM results on Friday. Yet again our students have done us really proud. For our July 2021 Assessment we had our second highest number of submissions. 72% of our students got distinctions and merits...

Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People Podcast

Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People Podcast

If you've attended any one of my courses, there's a good chance that you have heard me mention the name of marketing guru, entrepreneur, investor, author and much more, Guy Kawasaki. He was responsible for marketing in the Macintosh division of Apple and says, "I am...

Yet Another 100% Pass Rate For Our CIM Students

Yet Another 100% Pass Rate For Our CIM Students

Congratulations to all our CIM students who either passed their modules or achieved the full CIM qualifications. We are so very proud of you. For the April 2021 assessment board we had a record number of students submitting assignments and we also had a record number...

11 Great Digital Marketing Tools For Every SME

11 Great Digital Marketing Tools For Every SME

As you probably know we deliver digital marketing training to a wide range of organisations. And on our courses we discuss the myriad of platforms that companies are using to acquire new customers, retain existing ones and convert both. The wonderful thing about...

CIM Commendations – December 2020 Board

CIM Commendations – December 2020 Board

his morning we were really pleased to receive a letter of commendation from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. It's always great to receive these and especially as ALL of the students who submitted their assessments in December had only ever...

Digital Marketing Predictions for 2021

Digital Marketing Predictions for 2021

2020 was a year unlike any we have probably ever seen. It was the year that turned business completely on its head and, for many of us, it meant that we had to change the way that we operated and conducted business. As a way of giving our CIM and 1-day course students...

Remote working and the future of work (and even training!)

Remote working and the future of work (and even training!)

It's been a long nine months and for most of us (well, those who work behind a desk!) we  have spent it working remotely from home. With the vaccine on the horizon what does the future of home/office working look like? And, what percentage of us actually want to go...

ReAct Redundancy funding of £1500

ReAct Redundancy funding of £1500

For the past few years we have received scores of applications from people who want to access the ReAct Redundancy scheme. In this time we have developed great relationships with Careers Wales advisers and the ReAct team. The ReAct scheme helps people affected by...

Guy Kawasaki podcast with Sinan Aral

Guy Kawasaki podcast with Sinan Aral

Guy Kawasaki is a big favourite of mine. Entrepreneur, one of the original Macintosh marketers, author, board director of many organisations (like Canva), Mercedes ambassador, and much more he runs a regular podcast where he invites "thought leaders, legends, and...

Why is it worth gaining a CIM qualification?

Why is it worth gaining a CIM qualification?

Whether you are looking to convince your boss, or even yourself, of the value of gaining CIM qualification, here are some facts and figures which may well help you take that decisive step. The CIM is the world’s leading professional marketing body with over 30,000...

Congratulations to our CIM Students

Congratulations to our CIM Students

Well done to all our students who got their results today. You really have outdone yourselves in these very difficult times and made us very proud. We had a record number of submissions for assessments for the July Assessment Board. 17 of our CIM Level 3 and 4...