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Digital Networking – the Essential Way to Do Business

At the recent Discuss and do event in Frome, Somerset, I talked about the digital game changer and how essential it is for today's  business people to use digital networking to succeed. Discussing the concept of Me-Branding,  I interviewed…
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Branding: Skills, talent and the right attitude

As you probably know I run a digital marketing agency based in Bristol and Somerset.  Finding new recruits with the right skills, talent and attitude is challenging. In fact it is widely accepted amongst many digital media businesses in this…
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Social media and tourism

Tourism and social media seem to be the theme of the week this week, yesterday saw the topic covered at the annual Exmoor Tourism Partnership where I was a keynote speaker. This morning I was talking on the same subject on BBC Radio Somerset,…
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Does my bum look big in this? Opinions on public sector ICT procurement

Being asked for feedback by organisations you supply - either directly or indirectly - is a bit like being asked "does my bum look big in this?". You know what you should say if you are being honest, but do you really want to go there!? So…
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New website for Luton Culture

We're celebrating the launch of our latest website - a powerful and user-friendly site for Luton Culture, a major urban arts and culture charity. Luton Culture manage manage 12 venues and provide cultural services to more than 250,000 people…
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The Joy of Painting – innovation, broadband and Steve Jobs

Among the many words of praise for the late Steve Jobs was this quote from one blogger: "What Steve Jobs did with Apple stopped me from looking at a computer as a tool and began making me think of it as a paintbrush to make my mark on the…

Never mind the trouser press – where’s the wi-fi?

I've just got back from a week away in beautiful Snowdonia (no, that's not my 4x4) and found myself reminded yet again that the best things in life are free - fresh air, mountain scenery, wi-fi. And like all the best things, you don't always…

Blogging your way in – BCC and why it’s good to talk

We're delighted to have just been officially unveiled as one of the magnificent seven Bristol agencies working on the new Bristol City Council web project. We're even more delighted that this has come about because BCC actually did something…

Website launch: Arthur Johnson auctioneers

We've just completed and launched our latest web project, for one of the UK's largest auction companies Arthur Johnson & Sons. It was an interesting and complex development, requiring some innovative approaches to integrating with existing…

Public sector ICT: is the age of the dinosaurs over?

The Government has just published its new ICT strategy - its plans for central government ICT over the next two years. There's a lot of interesting stuff in there, including new thinking (for the government at least) on cloud computing. But…
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Using Social Media to Engage and Empower Local Communities

In today’s “Big Society”, there’s increasing importance for local authorities and other public bodies to engage directly in a two-way dialogue with the people on whose behalf they are working. Social Media  can be an extremely effective…

Bath Half Marathon

Tickbox Marketing are entering the Bath Half Marathon this year, and I am running for Bath Cats and Dogs Home, one of the largest re-homing centres in the UK with over 3,000 unwanted cats, dogs and small animals they help every year. How You…