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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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How Using a Messaging App Will Boost Your Business in 2018

As consumers spend more time on messaging apps than any other platform, it’s likely that marketing through messaging apps is the next big thing. These brands have already tested the waters and...
Anastasia Sviridenko
Anastasia Sviridenko
TextMagic
Posted on: 16.03.18
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Measuring the Success of Your Social Media Activity

Small businesses often make an effort to grow their social media activity without setting any concrete targets. But it is important to have a tangible goal that can be measured.
Kate O'Sullivan
Kate O'Sullivan
ADPR
Posted on: 13.03.18
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Business West part of team behind successful 5G bid

The West of England Combined Authority, with partners including Business West, has secured £5 million from government to trial a superfast 5G network at tourist destinations in Bristol and Bath. The...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 13.03.18
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How to start a blog and get your content seen

Hoping this year will be the year you crack blogging? Whether you’re new to blogging or a seasoned writer with years of experience, it’s always helpful to get back to basics. Read the ultimate guide...
Freya Jeffries
Freya Jeffries
The Click Hub
Posted on: 05.03.18
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Five social media platforms your competitors are using

We share our insider tips on the platforms businesses need to be embracing right now to stay ahead of the game!
Alice Garland
Alice Garland
Posted on: 20.02.18
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Social media for business in 2018

The value of social media marketing for business purposes has become a must have tool for the marketing mix.
Chris Smith
Chris Smith
Posted on: 16.02.18
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