Communication is an art. It is an essential, influential and immensely powerful asset to any business. Since the arrival of the digital age, the way in which we communicate has changed dramatically with more people spending more time connecting via Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels. This means less chit-chat and more written communication, more hashtags and more ways to express yourself.
One online platform is fast approaching that level of success which will soon have the millennials asking the question more commonly reserved for the likes of Google, mobile phones and the Sat-Nav – ‘what did people do before Instagram?’
Ronald Regan is quoted with saying ‘hard work never hurt anyone, but why take the risk?’
As part of our Look After Your Mate campaign, we held a creative writing competition on the theme of ‘friendship’ in partnership with The Student Wordsmith. This is the third and last of our winning entries, a short story called “The Outing” by Aisling Lewis.
Who remembers when ASOS originally started out? They had the great idea of creating an internet business where people could find clothes or accessories they had seen celebrities wearing; “As Seen On Screen.” This was some years back now, before ASOS became as average as Daft Punk’s latest album and when Coleen Rooney was considered to be some sort of style icon...
Twelve weeks have whizzed by since Brexit. In that time we’ve had the muddiest Glastonbury on record and an exhaustingly dull European football competition, we’ve witnessed the most successful Team GB achieve all sorts of mad shit at the Rio Olympics and experienced a whole lot of Stranger Things.
Social media is a fickle old game; one minute you’re blushing at the abundance of likes your latest Instagram post has received while the next you’re convinced your Wi-Fi is playing up which would explain the tumbleweed trawling across your account. This is true for the everyday users posting selfies and pictures of their #dinner, to the pros being paid to pose, all the way up the execs in the hot-seats. Just ask Tom from MySpace.
When The Beatles landed at JFK Airport in February of 1964, they heralded the start of what would come to be dubbed “the British Invasion”. Some years later and quite in comparison, The Jackson 5 were believed to best represent Motown's slogan of "The Sound of Young America" – ‘More [so] than any other act on the company's roster’
Gone are the days when people would share grainy photos of their dinner online, publicly renounce a hangover in the form of a #dirtyburger or declare to the world via a stale kale smoothie that they intended to #eatclean.
Some say that variety is the spice of life, whilst others prefer the straight and narrow. In the world of social media, the general consensus seems to be the latter. Facebook was met with great frustration from its users when it introduced the Timeline while Twitter created a monster in the form of #RIPTwitter before it had even adopted its new algorithm format.