“How tickled I am.”

“How tickled I am.”

News of the passing of Ken Dodd yesterday struck me with sadness – which was soon replaced by a smile as I thought of the laughter that Ken Dodd had spread throughout his long career, working until last year – he was 90 years old when he passed awa...

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New beginnings – the Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Dog

New beginnings – the Chinese New Year of the Brown Earth Dog

  Tomorrow marks the beginning of the year of the Brown Earth Dog – which made me smile. I have my very own Brown Earth Dog as you can see – and he can be found in many corners of the home, which should mean that 2018 will be an auspicious yea...

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280 characters – will this satisfy Tweeter demands?

280 characters – will this satisfy Tweeter demands?

Twitter has increased the allowable character length from 140 to 280 characters per tweet.  This, along with the inclusion of images, arguably allows users to more fully tell a story, explain a situation, settle a debate, and more.  Yet some users aren&#8217...

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When time is against you

When time is against you

We’ve all been there. An urgent, unanticipated client project landing on your desk. A deadline brought forward. Or a short term project that’s only going to last a few weeks, or months, until you can revert to normal service again. You need extra r...

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Nurturing young and home grown talent

Nurturing young and home grown talent

Summer holidays – the time of year for annual leave and those left in the office wondering where all this work has come from, as it’s supposed to be a quiet time of year, right?  No, not always the case. So you may be thinking about how to cope wi...

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Can’t have your cake and eat it? You can now.

Can’t have your cake and eat it?  You can now.

It’s been an interesting week.  I’ve been managing web projects, investigating certifications, posting on social media, sourcing print quotes and more – all on behalf of existing lovely clients. I’ve been networking, considering invest...

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Will the snap general election change anything?

Will the snap general election change anything?

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a plan to call a snap general election on 8 June. UK political parties are, as usual at odds regarding policy.  But also, and perhaps more importantly at this point, they hold differing views about the way the UK shoul...

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10 marketing predictions for 2017

10 marketing predictions for 2017

Happy New Year! As we launch into 2017, we all anticipate changes to the way that businesses execute their marketing activity.  Data, branding, strategy, suppliers – you name it, there’s probably something written somewhere about how we should be ...

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Can more comprehensive content help you steal the march on your competitors?

Can more comprehensive content help you steal the march on your competitors?

In today’s Whiteboard Friday from Moz, more comprehensive content is identified as being a way to beat your competitors in search rankings due to Google considering this as a key aspect in the quality of your website. We have long been aware of the impo...

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Pokémon GO – helping brands become hip?

Pokémon GO – helping brands become hip?

It’s all the rage.  Kids do it, teenagers do it, even educated parents do it.  Drawn into the now not-so-new phenomenon that is Pokémon GO, launched earlier this month. Pokémon GO is an augmented reality geo-tagging game for smartphones. Taking the...

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