The summer break, more festivals and another bank holiday - say hello (and give a sweaty high-five) to August! We love August - it's the height of summer and there's so much on. We've been very lucky with the sunshine these past few weeks, lets hope...

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Struggling to concentrate and come up with content ideas? Don't worry, we're here to help! With all these heatwaves, comes July. The second half of the year and the month the kids break up from school for the summer holidays! Do you...

The weather has been getting hotter and hotter recently, which can only mean one thing - summer! Here at Market Avenue Ltd we're all very excited for June, as it brings with it festivals, holidays and not forgetting, Father's Day! Do you pay attention to National...

Time to reveal what you may have seen us building up to across social media recently… our #StaffordshireDay competition! We thought we'd spread the love throughout Staffordshire, and beyond, and have a little giveaway. The competition is only open for three days though, so click here to...

There’s nothing more annoying than when you’re trying to write a tweet and run out of space, right? Recently, Twitter announced that it had been testing and thinking about the possibility of doubling the usual 140 character limit, giving users a total of 280 characters to...

Summer seems like a distant memory, Halloween has been and gone and Bonfire Night is over… but don’t feel down, Christmas is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing! Now that you’ve got your copywriting, content and social media sorted with us (hehe),...

Working from home is a great honour. It means you’re being trusted and need to be responsible. It is a privilege, not a right. This is written from my perspective - working flexible full-time hours from home. Your circumstances may be a little different but hopefully...

This great infographic shows the different types of social media personalities. But how do these categories relate to the more traditional psychological study of personality? Personality: Firstly, I should probably explain what we mean when we use the word ‘personality’: Personality (as described by the American Psychological Association,...

So what is GroSocial?   GroSocial is a social media marketing software company based in Utah in America. Founded in 2009 by Zach Mangum, Chris Wright and Kevin Kirkland, GroSocial has one simple purpose: to make social media marketing easier. But what does it do?   Well, anything and everything...

There's been a slight delay in celebrating the news of Market Avenue taking on two social media apprentices. At the end of October Sammyjo and Joe joined the team to take on social media management projects for posting, blogging, campaign planning and building connections. Their work...

1. Question customers already using the product or service. Demo machinery, Products, Talk to operators. Always try and question customers who are already using the products or service. They are already advocates of your business because they have purchased from you in the past and they...

Ever wonder why, when you ask someone to don’t do something, they do the complete opposite. For example, when you ask a child in a shop to not touch an item and they touch it any way. This is because the human mind doesn’t register...

1. 70% Brain Storming, 5% Writing and 25% Editing. When writing a document make sure you spend 70% of the time brain storming, 5% writing and then 25% editing to ensure it is written how you want it to be. 2. Understand the types of questions people...

I was driving down the motorway the other day only to be overtaken in the fast lane by someone clearly suffering from White van syndrome! To make matters worse his sign writing skills (or proof reading) were a little to be desired because 'no job to...