September 23rd 2020

Thom Watson

Flaunt Takes on The Skincare Industry: Read The Report

2020 has been a boom for online. As you sit in your home office surrounded by empty Amazon boxes with your peddle bins lined with Ocado bags, we all know why. The skincare and beauty industry specifically has rocketed online over the last few months. This week, THG saw its IPO reach a £5.4 billion

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July 22nd 2020

Lee Fuller

Flaunt Digital Turns Five!

As far as milestones go, this one is a big one. The start of our journey has many comparables to other businesses, starting on a kitchen table, working 16 hour days. We also have some similarities to other businesses in how we talk about ourselves, “we are different”, “we are unique”, the difference is when

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April 15th 2020

Simon Harker

Why Google Thinks SEO Is Great For Your Business

Google’s Webmaster Central Blog is one of the foremost resources for web developers who want to ensure their sites are optimised for the search engine’s organic ranking algorithms. When the blog’s writers share best practice tips to help your website reach its intended audience, it’s definitely time to sit up and take notice. That’s why

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May 23rd 2019

Daniel Dudley

Video Frame Rates: What Do They All Mean?

As one of the most important technical aspects of videography, knowing the correct frame rate to use can be the difference between success and failure. In this blog post, we discuss everything you need to know about the most popular frame rates…

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March 14th 2019

Sam Ward

Top 7 WordPress Plugins For 2019

Plugins are one of the most popular ways to improve and manage any website with a CMS. Our Web Developer, Sam, highlights some of the most essential plugins to implement on your WordPress site in 2019…

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December 11th 2018

Sam Ward

An Introduction To Browser Compatibility

Sam, one of Flaunt Digital’s Web Developers, gives an introduction to browser compatibility. He discusses what browser compatibility actually is and why it’s important, with some actionable tips and tricks along the way…

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October 25th 2018

Daniel Dudley

GitHub Launches ‘Actions’

Software development platform, GitHub, recently announced the upcoming launch of its new feature ‘Actions’. Our CTO, Jamie, discusses the news in the latest episode of Industry Spotlight…

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October 11th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Amazon Launches ‘Storefronts’

Amazon recently announced a new feature known as ‘Storefronts’, allowing U.S. SMEs to have their own ‘Storefront’ on Amazon’s ecommerce platform. We take a look at what this could mean for Amazon and the wider ecommerce community…

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October 4th 2018

Lee Fuller

Welcome To Our New Home!

Following continual growth and several new client wins, we’re excited to announce that we’ve moved to a new location in the South Bank area of Leeds…

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October 1st 2018

Daniel Dudley

Become A Networking Guru With Social Media

Networking events have long been a popular option for entrepreneurs looking to find new connections and grow their business. But the rise of social media has encouraged a new form of networking that millions of forward-thinking entrepreneurs are taking advantage of…

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September 27th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Easy SEO Tricks For Travel Brands

Every day, millions of people start the search for their next holiday. For most of these people, that search starts with Google. We take a look at some easy SEO tricks to get your travel brand ranking at the top of the search engines…

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September 5th 2018

Daniel Dudley

August 2018: Monthly Content Round-Up

In the August edition of our monthly content round-up we take a look at WordPress’ new visual editor tool ‘Gutenberg’, some of the most common digital marketing mistakes, Google’s recent core algorithm update and more…

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August 29th 2018

Daniel Dudley

9 Most Common Digital Marketing Mistakes

There really is no better way to learn something new than by making a mistake, but it always feels better when someone can make that mistake for you. We take a look at 9 of the most common digital marketing mistakes and how you can avoid them…

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August 17th 2018

Daniel Dudley

House Of Fraser: An Organic Search Disaster

Following thousands of missing orders and an outcry on social media, House of Fraser made the decision to shut down its website and cancel all online orders. On the surface, everything seems to follow best practices, but in reality this has been an organic search disaster…

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August 14th 2018

Daniel Dudley

11 Tips To Smash Your Instagram Strategy

With over 1 billion users, Instagram has made its name as one of the most influential social media platforms right now. In this video, our content marketing expert shares 11 inside tips on how to perfect your Instagram marketing strategy…

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August 7th 2018

Jamie Shields

WordPress: An Introduction To Gutenberg

WordPress recently launched its latest update, 4.9.8, which includes a call-to-action to ‘Try Gutenberg’. In our latest video, the Flaunt Digital CTO, Jamie, gives an introduction to Gutenberg and what you can expect from the new visual editor…

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August 1st 2018

Daniel Dudley

July 2018: Monthly Content Round-Up

In the July edition of our monthly content round-up we take a look at the best and worst marketing campaigns from the World Cup, Google’s whopping $5bn fine from the European Commission, our top plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro CC and more…

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July 27th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Google Brings Hotel Ads Into Ads Platform

Google recently announced at its ‘Google Marketing Live Summit’ that it will be bringing Hotel Ads into the main Google Ads platform with the launch of a new campaign type. What will this mean for businesses in the hospitality & events industry?

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July 24th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Google Fined $5bn By The EU

Google has made headlines after receiving a whopping $5bn fine by the European Commission for breaching European Law by using the Android Operating System to ‘illegally cement its dominant position in search’. We discuss what this means and whether this was the right decision by the EU…

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July 10th 2018

Daniel Dudley

7 Essential Adobe Premiere Pro Plugins

Opening Adobe Premiere Pro for the first time can be overwhelming to say the least. One way to make the editing process a whole load easier is by using plugins to eliminate a lot of the manual work. In this blog, we highlight 7 essential plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro…

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July 5th 2018

Lee Fuller

25 Confusing Digital Buzzwords Explained

It’s fair to say the business world is taking huge strides forward in regards to digital and tech. But with just 42% of CEOs having begun digital business transformation there’s still a surprising need for digital literacy in the C-Suite. We break down 25 confusing digital buzzwords…

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July 3rd 2018

Daniel Dudley

LinkedIn Rolls Out Carousel Ads

LinkedIn seem to be following in the steps of Facebook & Instagram with the recent announcement of their new ad format, Carousel Ads. The Flaunt Digital team discuss what this could mean for B2B marketers…

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July 2nd 2018

Daniel Dudley

June 2018: Monthly Content Round-Up

In the June edition of our monthly content round-up we discuss some ideas for your next email marketing campaign, how to maintain a consistent flow of social media content whilst you’re on holiday, Instagram’s new long-form video platform ‘IGTV’ and more…

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June 14th 2018

Daniel Dudley

5 Ideas For Your Next Email Marketing Campaign

Even from the early days of online marketing, email has played a crucial role in allowing brands to reach their ideal customer with the click of a button. In our latest blog post, we’ve rounded up 5 ideas that you could use for your next email marketing campaign…

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June 13th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Microsoft Acquires GitHub For $7.5bn

Microsoft recently announced that it will be acquiring GitHub for a whopping $7.5 billion. In Episode 12 of our Industry Spotlight series, the Flaunt Digital team sit down to discuss what this could mean for the development community…

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June 5th 2018

Daniel Dudley

An Easy Guide To Creating A Blog Calendar

An onsite blog can play an integral part in your SEO & wider digital marketing strategy. But for a lot of businesses it’s something they simply don’t have the time, resources or expertise to do. Here’s everything you need to know about starting your blog with just one hour a week…

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June 1st 2018

Daniel Dudley

May 2018: Monthly Content Round-Up

In the first edition of our monthly content round-up, we discuss our top time-saving tools for digital marketers, how to maintain a consistent flow of social media content, the best marketing campaigns of all time and more…

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May 24th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Content: The Future Of Marketing?

Over the last decade, content marketing has become hugely popular amongst marketers, but it doesn’t seem to be stopping here. We discuss the growing importance of producing high quality content to reach your audience…

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May 16th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Google AdWords Launches New Responsive Ads

Google AdWords recently announced its latest version of Dynamic Search Ads (DSA). In the latest episode of Industry Spotlight, we discuss what this new ad format consists of and how paid search specialists can use it to optimise their campaigns…

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April 25th 2018

Lee Fuller

The Power Of Brand Storytelling

With the modern attention span becoming shorter and shorter, marketers are using more engaging media formats such as video to catch the eyes of potential customers. Our CEO, Lee, discusses the power of using storytelling in video…

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April 12th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Cloudflare Launches 1.1.1.1

The guys at Cloudflare recently launched ‘1.1.1.1’, reportedly the world’s fastest public DNS directory. For everyone that noticed this on April Fools Day… yes, it is real!

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April 5th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Flaunt Digital At Leeds Digital Festival 2018

With over 10,000 attendees in 2017, Leeds Digital Festival has made it’s name as the North’s largest digital festival. And this year’s expected to be bigger and better than ever! Here’s how we’re getting involved in Leeds Digital Festival 2018…

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April 4th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Twitter Tests Breaking News Feature

In the latest episode of Industry Spotlight Lee, Chris & Jamie discuss their take on Twitter’s decision to test a new ‘breaking news’ feature, in which breaking news is the first thing that a user sees on their timeline…

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March 23rd 2018

Chris Hodgson

How To Limit Overdelivery In Google AdWords

Back in October 2017, Google AdWords introduced a new rule whereby your campaigns can spend up to 100% of your budget on a daily basis. Chris explains how PPC Managers can easily regain more control of their AdWords campaigns using a free script…

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March 20th 2018

Daniel Dudley

15 Inbound Marketing Stats You Need To See

One popular marketing technique that you may have heard about is Inbound Marketing, whereby you aim to ‘attract’ your customers rather than pushing your product to them. We’ve rounded up 15 eye-catching statistics to give you an idea of just how powerful Inbound Marketing can be…

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March 14th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Facebook Tests ‘Breaking News’ Feature

Facebook revealed it is testing a ‘Breaking News’ feature in the US, in what could be one of the first steps it has made to encouraging more ‘meaningful interactions’. The Flaunt Digital team discuss what it could mean for the platform’s future…

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March 9th 2018

Daniel Dudley

The Power Of Influencer Marketing

With Facebook’s recent organic search algorithm update, Google Chrome launching an ad-blocker and the ever-changing state of digital it’s becoming increasingly difficult for brands to reach their target audience. This has helped make way for a newer form of marketing known as ‘Influencer Marketing’…

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March 9th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Google Launches AMP Stories

Google is currently testing AMP Stories, a rich content format similar to the likes of Instagram Stories. The Flaunt Digital team discuss what AMP Stories actually are and how they could impact the world of digital…

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March 8th 2018

Daniel Dudley

The Growing Role Of Analytics In Marketing

Over the years analytics has had an increasingly important role in marketing. Even so, research suggests that spend on marketing analytics could increase by 198% over the next three years. The Flaunt team sit down to discuss the growing role of analytics in marketing…

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March 8th 2018

Lee Fuller

Todoist Tool Review

Task management tools are a popular way for business professionals to streamline their tasks and improve productivity. In this episode of The Flaunt Review, Lee shares his thoughts on ‘Todoist’…

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February 22nd 2018

Daniel Dudley

Facebook Loses Users For The First Time Ever

Facebook reported that users were spending 50 million hours less on the platform, with a loss of 2.8 million users under 25 – the first time the platform has ever lost users in the US & Canada. The Flaunt Digital team discusses how this could impact the world of social media…

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February 20th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Google Announces AMP For Gmail

Google recently announced it will be bringing AMP to Gmail later this year. In this week’s Industry Spotlight, the team discuss how this could impact Google as a brand and email as we know it…

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February 14th 2018

Daniel Dudley

How Important Is Good Website Design?

You may have heard the reports of thousands of parents struggling to access subsidised childcare benefits as a result of a glitchy government website. Lee, Chris & Jamie discuss the importance of getting your website design right first time…

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February 13th 2018

Daniel Dudley

The Northern Digital Skills Gap

Did you know there are 1.4 digital vacancies for each person in the digital sector up north? Following Tech North & EY’s report on the ‘digital skills gap’ up north, the Flaunt Digital team discuss some of the key figures…

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February 7th 2018

Chris Hodgson

Google Optimize Tool Review

Back in 2017, Google launched its website testing & personalisation tool ‘Google Optimize’ – one of the most comprehensive free tools in a very competitive market. Find out if it plays up to expectations in our full review…

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February 3rd 2018

Daniel Dudley

Google Update To URLs On AMP Pages

Google recently announced their decision to return the URLs of AMP pages to the publishers, as opposed to ‘www.google.com/amp’. The Flaunt Digital team discuss some of the implications this update could have…

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January 31st 2018

Daniel Dudley

Apps vs PWAs

Also known as Progressive Web Apps, PWAs have taken the digital world by storm with brands like Twitter adopting the new app experience. The Flaunt Digital team discusses some of the key differences from native apps and what the future may hold for PWAs…

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January 30th 2018

Daniel Dudley

Facebook Organic Reach Update

Facebook recently announced their decision to prioritize posts from their friends & family over business posts to ‘improve the wellbeing of its users’. Lee, Chris & Jamie discuss the impact this will have on the organic reach of business accounts…

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November 28th 2016

Chris Hodgson

Facebook Advertising for Lead Generation Tutorial

Have you ever wondered how Facebook can help boost your business leads?  We’re here to help you get to grip with the basics and teach how to start generating more qualified, targeted prospects today. Facebook for business is helping business’ everywhere get their product or service in front of relevant audiences, and we’d like to

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September 14th 2016

Chris Hodgson

Facebook For Business – The Good, The Bad, And The Awesome

Social advertising is becoming a staple in driving online business success.  It’s a costs effective way to engage with relevant audiences, build brand communities and re-connect with valued customers using a variety of ad formats. Facebook have made tremendous strides with their ad serving capabilities over recent years making the platform an essential marketing channel for

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August 12th 2016

Jamie Shields

Fix your Google Analytics events in Google Tag Manager

Recently we came across a problem whereby we needed to change a website from using Universal Analytics to using Google Tag Manager (with Google Analytics enabled within). This process is pretty easy and really common, but no one tells you that if you’ve got Universal Analytics events calls scattered throughout your website, these will all break. The

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June 23rd 2016

Lee Fuller

Google Rich Cards ~ Structured Data Is NOW Even More Important

Structured data is not a new thing, the Schema.org initiative was launched on the 2nd of June 2011 by Google, Yahoo! and Bing. It is a shared vocabulary which provides search engines with more detailed information on web pages, this allows search engines to offer rich experiences within their search results for certain information. You

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June 7th 2016

Lee Fuller

What does it mean when marketers say “create content”?

“Content is anything that adds value to a reader’s life.” ~ Avinash Kaushik With the growth of content marketing over the last 3-4 years the phrase “create content” has become common among marketers recommending strategies for their clients. This is great and generally it is relevant advice, but what does it actually mean? There are so

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June 2nd 2016

Jamie Shields

4 Ways to Optimise Your AMP Content

As we mentioned in our recent article, How to Enable Google AMP on Your WordPress Site, Google’s AMP is becoming an important channel for maximising your content exposure and visibility. However, the previous post simply focused on getting the fundamentals in place for making sure your content is ready and available in your WordPress site.

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May 24th 2016

Jamie Shields

How to Enable Google AMP on Your WordPress Site

Now that Google is presenting AMP-enabled (Accelerated Mobile Pages) articles right at the top of UK mobile SERPs, it’s becoming important for content-marketers and blog developers to look into enabling AMP on their websites. The actual location of the AMP articles varies depending on the term (it seems like terms which are currently trending in

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May 9th 2016

Lee Fuller

What is micro content & why is it important?

With the rise of content marketing’s popularity naturally there is now an ecosystem of terms and techniques that sit uniquely within content marketing. What Is Micro Content? One key term that has become a “buzzword” within content marketing is “micro content”. There are lots of definitions of what micro content is but to put it

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May 5th 2016

Lee Fuller

Do websites with video rank better for SEO?

As video becomes more and more popular online, brands are asking the question “should we be “doing” video?” The short is answer is “yes”. Video is a great way to tell your story and create engaging content that has the ability to not only grab potential customers attention, but also provides an opportunity for you

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October 9th 2015

Lee Fuller

SEO Needs A Re-Brand

I have been doing “SEO” for a long time and have been lucky enough to work across a wide range of clients from small business to enterprise level, this means that i have had the opportunity to gain a good understanding of what people think of SEO and its function. It pains me to say it

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