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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...

Can you believe it’s nearly May? The end of April Showers and hopefully the start of gorgeous sunny days and events such as The RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Do you pay attention to National Days? There are plenty of sources online to find out which National...

Can you believe it’s nearly time to turn over to the next page of your calendar? How time flies! Do you pay attention to National Days? There are plenty of sources online to find out which National Days are when. Do be aware that a lot...

So, you've done your research, set up the relevant social media accounts for your business and have put together a content plan to follow. The next big task is to start building your connections so that your profiles are engaging and alive with conversation. Here's a quick...

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...

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...

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...

Well 2012 has been a big year for us here at Market Avenue ltd and a very tough, hectic one. The Christmas break will be a well deserved rest for us all! We thought we’d give you a quick summary on 2012 at Market Avenue and...

It feels like only last month we were celebrating the end of 2011 in the office owned by SSC learning before we found ourselves in our own office. Months went by quicker and quicker and now we are closing in on the last month of...

The shortest correct answer we can think of to that question is yes, when products are launched there should be a sense of excitement and longing going through the minds of potential customers but when it comes to Apple and its iPhone range there just...

As a company who volunteers their time to as business advisors and as Secretary to the Stone and Stafford Young Enterprise Board we would like to cite this blog from the Chairman of the Board - http://conspicuous-cbm.com/blog/staffordstoneschoolsneedyoursupportforthisyearsyoungenterpriseprogramme.html. September sees the start of the next exciting Young Enterprise company programme...

There was a time when people had the perception that you needed a top of the range camera with a couple of hundred pounds worth of lenses to take a great picture but that isn’t the case anymore. Instagram is an app that was launched in...

Why Summer is the best time of the year! Regular visits from the ice cream man. People stuck on computers so they want to engage with people to cheer up.  Make good use of your air conditioning in the office. Can feel more comfortable at work in your casual...

When you hear quotes from worldwide billion pound organisations like McDonalds saying “Our head of social media is the customer” you know that Social Media has the power to make or break a company. Which path you go down all depends on how your business...

For the new cookie law, the site I found that was most useful in creating a cookie code was, http://www.civicuk.com/cookie-law/index Below are some instructions on how you can create the code and how you can import it onto your website. C = Cookie Step 1 Cookie Control uses jQuery....