Careers in Digital Marketing

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Careers in Digital Marketing

Join a team of professionals keen to develop and train enthusiastic and creative people

Peter Mayle – Former Mad Man

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Peter Mayle –  Former Mad Man

Peter Mayle, ex advertising copywriter and best-selling author sadly passed away recently. He leaves a legacy of memorable advertising campaigns, memoirs and a proliferation of books and TV series about the pleasures of retirement and property ownership abroad – all inspired by his best-seller, A Year in Provence.

LGBT Allies

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LGBT Allies

This year’s LGBT Awards will take place on 11 May. Among the categories is an award for the best straight ally to the LGBT community – contenders for which include Annie Lennox, James Corden, John Bishop, Dawn French and Ariana Grande. Our money is on James Corden.

Marketing in the Post Media Age

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Marketing in the Post Media Age

Neil’s first book is already being hailed as a dud. Almost totally lacking in literary accomplishment, riddled with bad grammar and woefully ill-informed it is destined to be the great publishing flop of 2018, if not 2019 as well.

Meet Rob Watson, Our New Digital Consultant

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Rob has joined our burgeoning team of specialists, contracted on a part-time basis, to deliver expertise in key areas.

Zybax Clean Up!

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Zybax Clean Up!

Dive into your favourite scuba shop or online scuba supermarket and you may find Zybax Scuba on sale.

Earnshaw Kay are no Puddings!

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Earnshaw Kay are no Puddings!

Rightmove dominates the marketplace for people searching for new homes. However, when people are selling their home, they look carefully at estate agent websites, before they choose who to use!

Goodfish Good to Go!

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Goodfish Good to Go!

The Goodfish Group are an innovative and people focused injection moulding specialist with three facilities in the Midlands.

Huddersfield’s Hottest Attraction

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Huddersfield’s Hottest Attraction

The Live Escape is rated the Number One Fun and Games attraction in Huddersfield by Trip Advisor.

Hendrix Genetics – A real chicken and egg problem!

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Hendrix Genetics – A real chicken and egg problem!

This is how Hendrix Genetics’ own website describes their mission; “A multi-species animal breeding, genetics and technology company, Hendrix Genetics is passionate about animal breeding. We look for innovative, sustainable solutions together with the entire animal protein value chain. For us, better breeding today means a brighter life tomorrow.”

Britain Puts on the ‘Wrong Trousers’ for Charity

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Britain Puts on the ‘Wrong Trousers’ for Charity

The nation takes a walk in the ‘Wrong Trousers’ for a special charity appeal in memory of Peter Sallis.

Huddersfield Town FC – What’s in a badge?

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Huddersfield Town FC – What’s in a badge?

Huddersfield Town fans were delighted by the result of the play-off against Reading, a win which means the Terriers will be playing top flight football for the first time since 1972.

Lancashire Parks – Capturing the Spirit of Orton Grange

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Lancashire Parks – Capturing the Spirit of Orton Grange

Our portfolio of companies involved in the growing residential park home sector continues to expand, following our appointment by Morecambe based manufacturer and park operators, Red Rose Enterprises.

HTTPS and SSL for beginners

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HTTPS and SSL for beginners

Recent announcements from Google and Wordpress suggest that adding an SSL certificate to your website may shortly have an effect on rankings.

Tinsley Bridge – New ID and Website

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Tinsley Bridge – New ID and Website

Our first new website of 2017 is the rebranded and totally re-engineered home of the Tinsley Bridge Group.

Powerful endorsement from Power Contractors

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Powerful endorsement from Power Contractors

When this email from Power Contractors landed this week we had to share it with the world.

Seascapes Launch – Off plan goes to plan!

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Seascapes Launch – Off plan goes to plan!

With no homes on-site, landscaping yet to begin and a price tag of £400,000.00, pre-selling Barton’s new prestige park sounded like a major challenge.

Livery of the Year

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Livery of the Year

Large scale vehicle liveries are a bit of a speciality of ours – see Ice Valley

Content is King

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Content is King

The internet has created an insatiable appetite for content. Previously known as copy and now universally referred to as content – at least in the digital marketing arena – content refers to everything from blogs, social media posts and comments to e-shots and narrative text for websites.

Hot Shots Join Blacksmith

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Hot Shots Join Blacksmith

Two new hot shots have joined Blacksmith recently, to bang away at our digital anvils, otherwise known as Apple Macs.

So Long Ronnie …and Thanks

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So Long Ronnie …and Thanks

Blacksmith looks back on some of Ronnie Corbett’s best jokes.

Client Notice – Telephone Line Issue Resolved

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Client Notice – Telephone Line Issue Resolved

We have now fixed the telephone line issue we experienced earlier this week. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Neil’s On Wheels – Again!

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Neil’s On Wheels – Again!

Don’t panic – this is not a call for sponsorship. However, Neil is off on another major cycling adventure.

Blacksmith House is Safe and Secure

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Blacksmith House is Safe and Secure

Blacksmith House was burgled two weeks ago, but thanks to the wonders of The Cloud, Dropbox and a very cooperative insurance company, we were back up and running in no time.

We Are Hiring! Front End Web Developer

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We Are Hiring! Front End Web Developer

We are looking for a full-time Front End Web Developer specialising in WordPress to play a vital role in the business.

Power Contractors Go Live

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Power Contractors Go Live

Low and high voltage cable installation specialists, Power Contractors, celebrated Christmas with a new website.

FDYL’s Festive F-Zone is Out Now!

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FDYL’s Festive F-Zone is Out Now!

In this issue, The F-Zone travels to the North Pole (by reindeer, of course), to gather a meaningful insight into the life of Sinter Klaas Jr. – CEO of Santa Claus Enterprises (SCE).

The FDYL F-Zone – Definitive Content Marketing

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The FDYL F-Zone – Definitive Content Marketing

November’s F-Zone – the latest digital digest, devised, designed and ghostwritten by Blacksmith, is out now.

The College of Podiatry’s Stamp of Approval

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The College of Podiatry’s Stamp of Approval

Following the launch of their brand new Careers in Podiatry website, the College of Podiatry’s Undergraduate Education Officer, Alison Hart, had some very positive feedback to share with Blacksmith.

Willowgrove Holiday Website Live

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Willowgrove Holiday Website Live

Another part of the Bartons Group, offering affordable and quiet holidays, targeted at what the Americans like to call “seniors”.