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Hello you!

Welcome to the most convoluted email Christmas card ever - which also neatly doubles as the Christmas 2017 edition of Contender. Contender is the monthly newsletter from recruitment-specialist Magdalen Marketing Agency (MMA), covering all things recruitment marketing (kind of).

Those that know us by now will have gotten used to the classic quote in the subject line - the first person to reply back with the correct answer wins a packet of pink wafers and party rings.

Congratulations to Markus Karlsson-Jones for November's first correct answer, which was of course The Matrix. Gushed Marcus; "I knew if I just persevered that I'd eventually be victorious. Truly this is a red letter day". 

This month we have a quick(ish) thank you from MMA, a new advice group for Recruitment Directors, and another one for marketing peeps. In truth, we did have quite a few more articles on things like social media, GDPR and Google Jobs but we decided to hold fire until Jan. You can read all the old Contenders to get the entirety of our thought leadership this year.

And what a year it's been! We hope yours has been as productive as ours, which wouldn't be complete unless we shared our favourite Christmas song ever as office song of the month:

Wishing you a merry christmas and a happy new year, 

All the  team  at MMA 


PS. What do you call a reindeer with no eyes? No eye-deer. Yes we know, it doesn't really work written down. But this was literally the best Christmas joke we could find. Happy to take better ones for next year. Another one we liked but with zero Xmas theme is as follows:

What do you call a woman standing between two goal posts? Annette.

Our Founder / Head of Hot Beverage Production gets all emotional just 'cos it's Christmas. Pathetic.

As 2017 draws to a close and we look forward to 2018, we wanted to quickly look back over the year show our gratitude to all that have been on our journey. 

Join the group to share best practice with fellow recruitment directors

Several clients asked us this year if they could speak to each other, to share information on things like databases, job boards, commission schemes and so on. We're now opening up the network to everyone - please do join if you ever want an opinion from a fellow recruitment director.

Join the group to share best practice with fellow recruitment marketers

Linkedin groups used to be great but now they're a bit rubbish, because Linkedin can't monetise them. The need to ask your peers advice (not just us) burns as bright as the sun, so we've created this Facebook group to help people share recruitment marketing advice and best practice.

Ooh! Err! November Contender

Featuring Genesis, a Linkedin company page guide, how to use apostrophes, and a pregnant friend of MMA feeding soon to be junior pink wafers and party rings.

October Contender

If you missed this Contender, we've got you covered.

In this issue, we explored Facebook's recent privacy changes, learnt about passive sentences and showed you what good recruitment social media marketing looks like.

I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next >>

Did you miss this one? You silly sausage.

In this issue, we introduced you to Rik, tackled the great dishwasher debate and discussed GDPR.

August Contender

Well this is embarrassing isn't it.

So erm yeah..we bad...we were so busy in August that we ran out of time and didn't send one. Like the best builders and all that.

If this link actually works then unicorns exist. Fact >>

Catch up with July's Contender right here. You know you want to. 

In this issue we introduced you to our new starters Phil and Rhi, we also brought to you a case study on our email marketing and looked at the best and worst ads of the month! 

Missed June's newsletter? Fear not, you still have time. 

Three was most definitely the magic number in June, where we talked about databases, apps and lots of alcohol. 

The awkward second album, we pulled it off with our usual mix of amazingness and humility.

May saw the second issue of  Contender, where we discussed newsletters, elections and parties.

The one that started it all off, rarer than a Batman number 5.

April 2017 saw the first ever issue of  Contender. In this issue we introduced the team, shared a copywriting case study and addressed the importance of content.