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

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

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.

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?

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

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?

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?

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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Unexpected surprises

Great things often arrive in small packages – or plain white C4 envelopes in this case. Imagine my delight when our postman delivered the mail this morning – it contained an unexpected plain C4 envelope containing a certificate to mark the complet...

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Bank holiday sunshine – who’d have thought it?

Supermarkets and DIY stores nationwide must be thanking their lucky stars, as the late May bank holiday is proving to be almost wall-to-wall sunshine – somewhat different to Easter and the early May bank holiday. So milky white Brits across the land will...

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