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Should I personalise my LinkedIn invitations?
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When I first joined LinkedIn in May 2006, the instruction was to only connect with people you would recommend. Most people had a network of 250 tops. Since then things have relaxed as people realised...
Greg Cooper
Greg Cooper
Posted on: 26.10.18
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Q&A with Ashok Vaswani - CEO of Barclays Bank UK
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UWE , in partnership with Business West, runs an annual lecture series that brings top business leaders to Bristol. We caught up with Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barlcays Bank UK , before he gave his...
Lynn Barlow
Lynn Barlow
Posted on: 15.10.18
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Bristol set for city-wide roll-out of ultrafast broadband

In July, a group of Business West Initiative members including The Bristol Port Company, Bristol Sport, First Bus, Wessex Water, Watershed, Bristol University, Bristol City Council and others had the...
Nina Skubala
Nina Skubala
Business West
Posted on: 10.08.18
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Why voice search is just the beginning

With cloud-connected conversational platforms now the norm in homes around the world, Craig Pugsley, Director and Creative Lead at StudioFlow, makes the case for voice search optimisation.
Craig Pugsley
Craig Pugsley
StudioFlow
Posted on: 13.06.18
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6 of the best digital marketing tools to reach new overseas customers

Fiona Parnell, Digital Marketing Specialist for DIT SW, discusses her 6 favourite digital marketing tools to reach new overseas customers.
Fiona Parnell
Fiona Parnell
Posted on: 03.05.18
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Business West launches ‘No More Not Spots’ campaign

Business West is joining a national campaign for ‘No More Not Spots’, with the aim of ending not spots for voice coverage where phone users live, work, travel and play. Working with the British...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 04.04.18
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Has Facebook become a toxic brand?

Cambridge Analytica used user data on Facebook to influence election success (amongst other things) to the highest bidder. As a result, Facebook has suffered a huge hit to it’s share price.
Nigel Barker
Nigel Barker
Business West
Posted on: 22.03.18
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Zero to Hero: Why Brand Videos Need to Cut to the Chase

Video content has a huge role to play in our marketing strategies. But rather than wondering what should be in your video, the big question now is, how long should your video be?
Paul Silcox
Paul Silcox
Ocula Motion Graphics
Posted on: 22.03.18
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Facebook Privacy Concerns? 10 Tips To Limit Your Exposure.
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This year so far has been troubling for Facebook and eye-opening for their customers as the scandal around privacy of information deepens. Let’s face facts, we all know that websites harvest our data...
Ben Hancock
Ben Hancock
Yellow Room Learning
Posted on: 22.03.18
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