Can you take advantage of the opportunities social media brings but avoid the risks? The easy answer is no. But, as recent social media crises have shown, if you manage a crisis well you can avoid long term damage and, sometimes, even enhance your reputation.
The Evolving World As a software developer with experience in software engineering and testing on large scale high performance websites, I’ve had the privilege of being involved in development processes from conception to completion and revision multiple times over. One observation remains true within each development cycle; the web is truly a very exciting place […]
Digital marketing has taken leaps and bounds in the past few years, with social media now dominating how people hear about your organization and share their thoughts, feelings or images with friends. At the Arts Council England workshop delegates discovered the best way to use digital marketing for their organization, how to avoid the pitfalls […]
At Organic Development we use Git for our version control and utilise Git submodules for handling our SAAS setup for individual components & modularisation. Finding code changes and managing rollbacks can prove tedious at times, so, the following is my findings on how to make these tasks easier. In particular there are three typical commands […]
It’s nothing out of the ordinary for me to be researching new technologies and methodologies to implement in our team at Organic Development. It recently came to my attention however, that an emerging server technology called nginx is reputedly overtaking Apache. Not only this, but this so called ‘nginx’ is more popular than Microsoft’s IIS […]
I recently gave a short talk at the Exeter Web Meetup about a better social web. I have been part of a team developing a generic social platform for websites. We aren’t aiming to be “the next Facebook”, it’s just a set of components that can make a website more social at it’s very nature. […]
‘The best way to reach the inbox is through engagement’ Send people information they want to receive in a way that is engaging, and your marketing campaign will work far more effectively. We’ve put together a few tips to help you achieve this seemingly easy feat… because everyone likes ‘something for free’. If your marketing […]
Get excited, push advertising boundaries, hound your customers and cross your fingers the ASA doesn’t notice your brash behaviour. This could work, but will probably catch up with you in a less than pleasing manner. Before you set out on a marketing campaign, or throw your product into the hands of a third party advertiser, […]
Online Behavioural Advertising covered by UK Advertising Rules from Feb 2013 In the UK, the law requiring websites to gain consent before storing cookies on user’s computers was passed in May 2011, the ICO gave businesses 12 months to comply. A recent study by data privacy management firm TRUSTe shows that over half of 200 […]
Plan UK is the British arm of the global children’s charity, Plan International. They work with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future. A future you would want for all children, your family and friends. For over 70 years, Plan UK have been taking action and standing up for […]
Social media is increasingly used as a collaborative platform for marketing communications, however, those in the legal industry have been slower than others in getting on-board. The generally cautious and conservative nature of those in management may be the reason that ‘UK law firms are failing to keep apace with most other sectors‘, as reported […]
We got together with Four PIllars Hotel to see how much the UK spends, eats and wastes at Christmas time… With some interesting results! What are your plans this silly season? We’re tempted to let someone else do the hard work! Any waste-cutting tips to share? Let us know!