Everyday here at Market Avenue Limited we like to bring to your attention a Word of the Day #WOTD! A wide vocabulary strengthens your message and helps to form an effective copywriting strategy for marketing activities, materials and campaign call to actions. Here's this weeks selection. Idiom An expression...

I can already hear the moans and groans … ‘Not another missive about bad English on the web … bla bla bla’. Well, yes it is – and there is good reason for it being here. You may have read an earlier blog entry about punctuation...

Vine is an app owned and created by Twitter that allows you to create and share short video clips. Dubbed the Instagram of video, Vine encapsulates what twitter itself encourages, small, snappy moments or thoughts that appear to be spontaneously shared with the public. Yet...

With sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Vine, Pinterest and many more- social media has never been stronger or more marketable. Instagram is one such site. Recently bought by Facebook for an obscene amount of money, Instagram is an ideal example of a popular site that...

Punctuation in Blogs Just what is it about punctuation in blogs that gets us all on edge?   Start a conversation anywhere, with anyone, and happen to mention errant apostrophes or misplaced commas and the debate will soon get heated. Yes, I know it's not one of the most...

Facebook Graph Search for small businesses Facebook recently introduced Facebook Graph Search for small businesses allowing it’s users to discover information quickly from across the Facebook network. How does it work? Lets say you're planning a holiday in Disney World, and you want to find out if...

Thirty years ago if you lost something in a public place you could probably wave goodbye to it, whether it be your wallet or a pack of cigarettes. But in 2013 it’s a completely different story. If social media is involved that is… When Ryan Bodnar, a...

Facebook Status Update The long awaited update to Facebook is here or will be arriving on your computer sometime soon; some Facebook profiles may take longer to update than others. We are now able to update our status and tell people what we’re doing without having to...

Action For Business Live 5 put together by 10 Staffordshire Marketing Academy members proved to be a huge hit once again. Despite the snow, the marketing focused event, held on 22nd March at the Moat House Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent, went down a treat. But don’t take our...

Twitter and other popular social media websites are all very well and good but apart from including in Tweets and posts “from Staffordshire” or something similar they don’t really make the most of location based networking as some social media sites do. Whether you’re at The...

We love Twitter here at Market Avenue for many different reasons. From its simple to use website to its ability to allow you access of anything and everything that you search for with the infamous # and the search function combined. But, Twitter can also be...

Live Case Study | Marketing Manoeuvres | Networking | March 22nd *** Win a £2,000+ marketing makeover! *** One early bird ticket holder will win strategic, creative marketing input from our whole academy, before and during the event.* You could be featured as a live case study, adopting...

It has always been notoriously difficult to find what you’re looking for when using Facebook search. You were better off 'Googling' whatever you were looking for and then adding Facebook to the end of it! That is, until now. Now there are over 1 billion people on Facebook...

We can all remember our parents blocking us from certain websites when we were kids to stop us getting distracted from doing our homework (well only us that are young enough to have had access to a computer as a kid), or turning the television...

There are many applications out there that enable you to see live tweets arriving on your computer screen as they are sent. These include well known programs like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck. Recently, we were asked to manage a live Twitterthon and although these tools are...