Big Old House in Lockdown

Day 100: Locked-in with Business Desk

Well, here we are, 100 days since lock down. Whatever happened to April, May and June? While there are positive signs of some businesses emerging and resuming some kind of ‘business as unusual’ and the Prime Minister announcing “Build, build, build” as the mantra to get the economy back on track, there are those less fortunate

B2B social media – Posts with purpose

The latest event from the BMC in the East Midlands attracted a record-breaking audience to discuss B2B success through social media. With a stellar line up of the region’s top social experts including Closer Marketing’s, Emma Bradshaw, specialist LinkedIn trainer, Charlie Whyman and Status Social’s Head of Social Media Management, Jamie Cernick, it promised to

Creating Collaborative Futures for Young People

In the spirit of supporting future talent, we’ve been involved in a successful crowdfunding campaign which funded an innovative work placement scheme aimed at young people (18–24 year olds), not in full-time education or employment. The idea was to match young people with flexible and paid work experience opportunities in a community of freelancers and start-ups. The

East Midlands BMC March 2019

The Rise of the Humans – Are we experiencing purpose overload?

The latest East Midlands BMC talked truth, tribes, authenticity and humans in marketing At the first BMC of 2019, the East Midlands contingent gathered at Accelerate Places in Nottingham for an evening of good food, booze and lively discussion. The evening’s exchange was kicked off by OpenWrks head of marketing and event organiser David Coghlan,

Social Media Acronyms

Do you know your social media shorthand?

Dwindling attention spans and competition for eyeballs mean that marketing communications are under increasing pressure to get messages out quicker than ever. A whole host of acronyms have become a new social media shorthand language.   There is an ever growing list of social media shortcuts to abbreviate interactions. These save time and help to fit in as

Social media platforms

Which social media platform is best for you?

Creating multi-channel social media content is a challenge. Budget, resource and time constraints can limit business’ ability to keep all the social plates spinning. The helpful chaps at Hootsuite have pulled together a really handy guide to working out which social media sites are best for you, depending on your target audience…   https://blog.hootsuite.com/top-social-media-sites-matter-to-marketers/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=owned_social&utm_campaign=social_hootsuite Stress,

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Posts vs Pictures: Facebook for friends and Instagram for inspiration

Facebook’s new report  has unveiled some interesting insights into what social media sites Facebook and Instagram are used for and what users seek to gain from each channel. According to the study by Ipsos Connect, titled “Facebook and Instagram: Motivations and Mindsets”, Instagram is a place where people look for insider perspectives and insights, giving