Alphabet Soup – what does the Google Alphabet announcement mean for search?

October 7, 2015

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Tech guru and Google founder Larry Page surprised the global media this summer when he informed them that he was establishing a new holding company – Alphabet. This effectively means the restructuring of one of the largest companies in the history of tech (and without doubt one of the world’s recognizable brands). So what does

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Does marketing really add any value?

September 30, 2015

Increasing Gold Bars As Symbol For Wealth Or Treasure

Many of our clients look to us to add real value, and to prove the effect public relations and content marketing programmes have on public perception, lead generation and ultimately sales. There is of course a limit to what any external company can measure and influence; an agency could increase awareness and website traffic a

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Will the Emoji ever become the language of business?

August 25, 2015

A recent report in the technology press explained how the use of emoji was growing so fast that it was now the fastest growing language in the UK. I dismissed this at first as one of those fluff pieces that can find statistics in any data, no matter how pointless. But then it hit me,

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Up Periscope

August 19, 2015

Periscope above the water

Whilst I enjoy films that involve submarines the latest tool in the social media armoury doesn’t feature torpedo tubes or the ability to submerge and stay under water for weeks on end. It does appear that the world of social networking apps is relentless in terms of development.  Indeed it’s difficult to keep pace with

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Bad press – why is the PR profession so appallingly thought of?

August 18, 2015

The comedian Bill Hicks once said if you worked in the marketing or advertising business you should kill yourself. Possibly a bit extreme, but his views on those involved in product promotion, corporate communications and suchlike seem to be echoed throughout modern day culture. Those going into PR pretty much have to recognise that a

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Great content is more than just words

August 10, 2015


Your business will live or die by its ability to get a message out to potential clients and customers. If you’re in the technology or engineering industry, you need to communicate with people in ways they will understand, in places they will see it. That’s a daunting task. For any business, what to do and

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Okay Google, translate this!

August 6, 2015

Representing clients on multi-region campaigns that require translation into multiple languages is great fun. You get to see press releases and articles you write on their behalf in the press all over the world. When traveling to conferences and trade shows abroad you also have the opportunity to learn new language skills and pit your

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PPC and remarketing – a Shakespearian love affair

August 4, 2015

Copas de vino en el hogar. Escriba su mensaje.

In the beginning there were websites. Then came Yahoo and other directories that were compiled by hand. Alongside these sat “yellow pages” style ads that demanded a flat fee. However, with the rapid growth of the internet, lists compiled manually soon became obsolete paving the way for Google’s current dominance in the search engine wars.

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Is drafting a good case study really that difficult?

July 28, 2015

There is no question that a properly prepared and sufficiently detailed case study can be a useful addition to any company’s output of press materials and collateral, complementing other content including product releases, technical articles and comment pieces. Whether for placement in a magazine serving the relevant industry sector, for use by sales staff when

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German trade press turnover increases by 43 million Euro in 2014

July 20, 2015

Coffe with the newspaper

The Deutsche Fachpresse (German Association of Business Media) market turnover 2014 study for the trade and business press showed German trade media earnings up by 1.3% to around 3.25 billion Euro in 2014. Although the annual revenue for all German trade press has risen compared to 2013 it slowed down from a growth rate of

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