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Aug
22

Shouting out from the shortlist(s)

Posted by Alizia Walker

The technology industry loves an award ceremony. The excitement, the occasion and, of course, a glass of bubbly or two! What’s not to love? There’s little better than gaining industry recognition for hard work. After all, being shortlisted for an important award is a reason to take a moment to celebrate your team, clients and […]

Aug
21

In the news: exam results & women in tech

Posted by Robert Esom

With A-Level results day fresh in the memories of parents this week – gifting a few more wrinkles and more grey hairs in its wake – and GCSE results coming up, many youngsters are considering what their futures hold. A key issue – one that has been around for as long as the industry has […]

Aug
10

Prepare for post-holiday blues

Posted by Rachel Symons

Is it just me or have the first seven months of 2017 gone by in a flash? One minute I was taking down the Christmas decorations and now we’re in August. The months in-between are a blur and I’m pretty sure June and July didn’t even happen… I’m super excited though – the arrival of […]

Aug
9

The new taboo: AI in the workforce

Posted by Ilona Mosejeva

Artificial intelligence (also AI) –The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. (Oxford dictionary) –The capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior (Merriam-webster) AI is a huge topic – one that almost everyone has an […]

Aug
1

Spoken language is dead, long live spoken language

Posted by Robert Esom

People’s use of the English Language is a bit of an unhealthy obsession of mine. It might’ve been why I studied English Literature at university. However – unlike the majority of my coursemates – it wasn’t the academic musings of snobby aristocrats or the whinging of narcissistic, self-hating poor poets that I cared about. I […]

Jul
17

Top brand-ter (w/c 17th July 2017)

Posted by Mitch Lowes

A sideways look at marketing beyond “Ads, Ads, Ads!” Oi oi saveloy! Welcome to Top Brand-ter, the pilot instalment of a brand new blog series cheering on companies that dish out great chat, and parring off ill-advised corporate shanter. “Is there any need for such a roundup?” I hear you ask, “why would anyone, ever, […]

Jul
13

Frying for our sins

Posted by Callum Booth

Hold your disbelief for a moment – especially if you’re of a vegetarian or vegan persuasion – but let’s think about buying fried chicken for a second. The glass of the door is cool against your palm. You push and it swings open with a whine. A warm wall hits you as your feet thud […]

Jul
12

Getting the most from your Facebook Ads

Posted by Sara Chandran

The old school of advertising is gone. While billboards, television and radio are all still important, online is becoming the heartbeat of the industry. Some facts: Facebook recently announced its ad revenue for 2016 totalled $26bn, a 57% increase from $17bn in 2015. That’s stratospheric growth. So, it’ll shock no one to hear that Facebook […]

Jul
11

Chatbots? They should stick to the jobs they’re good at

Posted by Katie Evans

To connect with customers, a business needs the right messaging. This isn’t ground-breaking, but it’s worth reiterating. How is this message going to be delivered though? Spokespeople? Billboards? Or robots? I recently attended a talk at London Tech Week that looked at how AI messaging is changing brands’ relationships with their customers. This got me […]

Jun
13

SOS NHYC BBQ

Posted by Rachel Symons

Summers are synonymous with BBQs. All we need is a bit of sunshine (even of the lukewarm, English variety) and suddenly the streets are filled with the smell of back garden cooking, the sounds of popping bottles and the sight of groups of friends and family. However, for some young people, the closest they’ll get […]