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Welcome to the CMJ blog, where we bring you jewellery industry opinion, top tips, checklists, interviews and more.

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Small Business Saturday - more important this year than ever before?

Small Business Saturday – more important this year than ever before?

Now in its eighth year in the UK, the Small Business Saturday campaign has grown significantly each year, with an ...
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Christmas, Retail
11 creative Black Friday marketing ideas

11 creative Black Friday marketing ideas

Black Friday is right around the corner, and although many of you are facing Covid-19 restrictions, there are still many ...
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Online, Retail
Your jeweller will see you now...

Your jeweller will see you now…

Last week we held a virtual Growth & Learning Network meeting for CMJ retailers, where amongst other topics, attendees discussed ...
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Christmas, Online, Retail
10 Top Tips for Online Retail this Christmas

10 Top Tips for Online Retail this Christmas

At yesterday's CMJ virtual Growth & Learning Network meeting, we invited guest speaker Chris Carroll from digital agency MGC to ...
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Christmas, Online, Retail
How to put together a social media calendar

How to put together a social media calendar

It comes as no surprise that the online and digital world is growing every day; from consumers browsing and shopping ...
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How To, Online
Are you all set for an early Christmas?

Are you all set for an early Christmas?

With the effects of Covid-19 already affecting traditional retail by driving a surge in online shopping, and with footfall remaining ...
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Christmas, Online, Retail
Launching the CMJ’s new-look website

Launching the CMJ’s new-look website

We are delighted to unveil the CMJ’s new-look website, which went live earlier this week. Over the past few months, ...
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Online
Why online retailing is here to stay

Why online retailing is here to stay

It seems that 2020 has become the year of webinars – with physical learning opportunities unable to go ahead, and ...
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Online, Opinion, Retail
Our time on the Understanding Jewellery course at the Birmingham Assay Office

Our time on the Understanding Jewellery course at the Birmingham Assay Office

Birmingham Assay Office is long-established as an independent centre of excellence and quality assessment within the precious metals industry. Their ...
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Training, u, u
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