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  • Advertisers on Instagram pass one million

    Posted on March 30, 2017

    Popular photo-sharing app Instagram has proved that it is not just popular with the everyday social media user, but also with advertisers too, as the platform sees an increase in the number of monthly active advertisers that

    Posted by Alan Littler
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  • Twitter considers paid membership option

    Posted on March 29, 2017

    Microblogging site Twitter is believed to be considering introducing a new paid membership service designed specifically for businesses and those considered to be ‘power users’. In recent years, the company has struggled to

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Study reveals surge of tech words in modern conversation

    Posted on March 28, 2017

    Researchers at the University of Lancaster and Cambridge University Press have released a list of 15 words that have soared in conversational usage since the 1990s, and unsurprisingly the digital world appears to have had a huge hand in shaping the way we talk. Of the 15 words mentioned, 11 are related to the internet […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Why are some websites still so terrible?

    Posted on March 27, 2017

    The internet has come an incredibly long way in at a relatively short time, meaning that websites can begin to look out of date very quickly. For example, recent years have

    Posted by John Murray
  • Features

  • Has the internet killed satire?

    Posted on November 25, 2016

    I love a good bit of satire. Whether it’s old episodes of Spitting Image, Aristophanes’ ‘The Frogs’ or a bit of the Daily Mash – nothing beats good satire. The problem is, does satire remain as satire when too many people believe it? For instance, the spoof news website BFN was originally set up with […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • So you think you don’t need a website?

    Posted on August 26, 2016

    Before I start this post, I must first apologise for the vitriol that is about to spew forth. John, our Content Team Leader, will have attempted to edit much of the hatred and anger from this but, if he’s caught all of it, the word count won’t be sufficient for a blog and you won’t […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • What happens online stays online

    Posted on March 11, 2016

    You may have heard the phrase ‘what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas’ at some point in your life. The phrase refers to Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world, which is also known as Sin City. The notion that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas means that you’re guaranteed anonymity by the […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • Social media

  • Loneliness – down to social media or human nature?

    Posted on March 22, 2017

    A report released this month by counselling organisation Relate gives some sad and worrying statistics about just how many people in the UK feel alone, with one in five of us experiencing loneliness and one in eight saying they have no close friends at all. Particularly notable is that young people appear to be the […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Facebook to complete the set with Stories

    Posted on March 21, 2017

    Social networking site Facebook has recently announced its intentions to add a new feature to its main platform, after introducing it to various other platforms it owns. The company is adding the Stories feature to

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Search

  • Google rolls out Maps feature

    Posted on March 23, 2017

    Search giant Google has officially launched a new feature for its Maps service that allows a user to temporarily send their location to another user. To gain access to this feature, users

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Have you spotted yourself on Google Street View?

    Posted on March 17, 2017

    Google Street View is one of my favourite tools on the internet and, as someone caught in a compromise between wanderlust and laziness, I find dragging Pegman onto streets all over the world strangely addictive. What’s more, it seems like every time I go on it, there’s even more to see and do. As this […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Tech giants create digital ad duopoly

    Posted on March 16, 2017

    According to a recent forecast presented by research group eMarketer, the digital advertising industry will see its duopoly tighten as Facebook and Google continue to assert their dominance. eMarketer’s forecast shows that the

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Infographics

  • Brew Cards Infographic, updated rules

    Posted on October 22, 2014

    Two years ago we produced our first ‘brew cards’ infographic, to help explain the complex rules we have here at Engage Web for brew making in the office. Over time our rules have evolved and grown, partly to make the selection process more exciting and partly to counter for the rule-bending shown by our project […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • The growing importance of infographics

    Posted on August 30, 2013

    In a world saturated with adverts, stories and statistics, and with the internet only a mere click away, there is a real danger of consumers being overloaded – trawling through so much information can be monotonous. A well-designed infographic, however, can set companies apart from their competitors and should also enhance brand awareness. So many […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • Content Engagement Infographic – how people engage with your website

    Posted on August 12, 2013

    As a result of the many different ways people can engage with your website we decided to produce this (slightly disturbing) infographic showing how your website can stimulate the ‘share cortex’ of the brain. Social media is such an important part of Internet marketing these days you need to take advantage of it to make […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
  • Company News

  • SAScon Beta – where things move quicker than the M56

    Posted on December 12, 2016

    Last Thursday, the entire Engage Web team took a trip to Manchester to attend the annual sister event of SAScon – SAScon Beta. Well, that is if we were to successfully traverse the Bermuda Triangle of roads that is the M56. On a

    Posted by Alan Littler
  • Escape to Victory!: Engage Web Team Building Day 2016

    Posted on July 25, 2016

    A much anticipated day on the Engage Web calendar is always the annual team building day, which took place with a twist last Thursday, July 21st. This year, we decided to combine the day with our periodic Company Update, and we each made proposals based on what we learned from our recent visit to SAScon. […]

    Posted by John Murray
  • BNI Hooton goes karting

    Posted on July 22, 2016

    Earlier this month, some of the members from BNI Hooton, a local networking group of which Engage Web is a part, went for a friendly karting session. Now, when I say ‘friendly’, there was obviously some competitive edge to it. Indeed, when the instructor stated there was to be no ‘bumping’, the question of ‘what […]

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
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