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Instagram Stories viewing order breakdown - stalkers beware!



Instagram Stories viewing order breakdown - stalkers beware!

Part 2 of a 2 part Instagram series
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 ‘Deadly Deeds’ raises nearly £28,000 for The Rosemary Appeal



‘Deadly Deeds’ raises nearly £28,000 for The Rosemary Appeal

We are thrilled to announce that our murder mystery dinner was a tremendous success!
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The MAXX team’s favourite Christmas adverts of all time

When someone asks ‘what is your favourite Christmas advert?’ there is always one that instantly pops into your head. It could be because it makes you laugh, makes you cry or because it makes you feel particularly festive. I asked the MAXX team what some of their favourite Christmas adverts were, with some popular choices emerging from the results. Here are the most popular choices, with a few special mentions thrown in.

Our top tips to help your brochure stay in hands and out of bins

Print brochures are an incredibly effective method of targeting your key prospects, but they can also be very hit or miss. How many brochures have you accepted from somebody with a smile, only to dispose of them at the earliest opportunity?

Here we outline some tips to help your brochure stay in hands and out of bins.

The future of influencer marketing

The rise of social media influencers is something that is still relatively new. In the last two years, more brands have utilized this marketing channel and we have seen the impact of this on our social media feeds. At the core of influencer marketing is a personal recommendation. According to findings by CIM, 83% of consumers report that they are more likely to trust the recommendation of a friend over and above traditional advertising. To their followers, influencers are like friends.

Let’s talk digital… Website Reskins

In Digital, we love new projects, no day is ever the same! We can be working on a websites SEO one minute, creating homepage banners the next, knowing you have a website rebuild immediately afterwards. We thrive on the variety of work we have every day, and love to let our creativity go wild!

The new EU Copyright Law - what to make of it?

Last month, members of the European voted in favour of a controversial update to copyright law, proposing tighter rules around what can be posted on platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. As someone who works within the digital communications field, the nature of this latest legislation came with a definite impact. However the more you read around the strong opinions on both sides, the more you realise where this has come from and why it’s happening now. But what is it going to mean for small and medium sized businesses and how is it going to work practically?

Why we use Drupal – the features and benefits

As an established agency with over 20 years of experience, we know a thing or two about content management systems. In this time website design and development has evolved into more than a simple landing page and some thrown together content. The impact of e-commerce, social media and smartphones has presented new challenges as well as opportunities. At MAXX, we are confident in the systems that we use, and have a team of experienced developers who can bring innovative ideas to life. For us Drupal is the content management system of choice.

Benefits of having plants in the workplace

Nothing beats that feeling of walking through a peaceful, verdant forest, full of fresh scents, with the sunlight streaming through the trees, or perhaps ambling around a meandering coastline with the gentle sea breeze lightly caressing your skin.

Wherever it may be, for many of us, there are few better ways to lift your spirits and get away from life’s troubles than by getting in touch with nature.

The Importance of the ‘Near Me’ Search

The growth of the ‘near me’ search has been significant over the last several years. In fact, according to Google this way of searching has grown by more than 130% year on year. Google has said formally and informally at different points that ‘local intent’ searches account for 30, 40 and even 50 percent of mobile queries. Currently, the official figure from Google stands at roughly 30 percent.

How are new search trends such as visual and voice search impacting SEO?

According to Edison Research, 65% of people who own an Amazon Echo or Google Home can’t imagine going back to the days before they had a smart speaker. Voice commerce sales reached $1.8 billion in the US last year and are predicted to reach $40 billion by 2022. This is growth at a staggering rate, and will undoubtedly have an impact on SEO algorithms and rankings. As well as voice search, visual searches are also shaking up the search industry.