Minds are like parachutes -

they only function when they open.

Trade organisations

What should a good trade organisation be doing? Brexit uncertainty notwithstanding, UK digital ad spending grew by more than £7bn during the first half of 2019, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB UK), with video alone contributing well over £1bn during...

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Social Media Influencers

Social media influencers – are they worth listening to? Unless you’ve taken up residence in outer space, you’ll have heard the term ‘social media influencer’ being bandied around fairly regularly, yet it’s often poorly understood. Could you define precisely what a...

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Shop smart

The way we shop: how shopping centres are changing   Supporting almost three million workers and generating more than £90bn annually for the domestic economy, the retail sector in the UK is, of course, huge business. It’s also an industry that’s changed dramatically...

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Radio Waves

Is there still a place for traditional radio airtime? The world’s first radio advert aired in the US nearly 100 years ago, the same year the BBC was formed and made its first broadcast from London. Given the BBC’s dominance of the airwaves following its first sports...

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Ready,steady,bake!

In a world of political unease, financial insecurity and environmental turmoil, the words “On your marks, get set, bake” bring a satisfying measure of calm back into our otherwise hectic lives. So, what is it then, about the phenomenally successful Great British Bake...

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The great outdoors?

  There I was thinking that I was just being an old git when I raised concerns about the diminishing number of paper-and-paste 48 sheets nearly two years ago. It was one of those ‘wait, what?’ moments. I had been looking at panel universes for the UK over time...

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