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12
Nov

Top five tips to optimise your LinkedIn profile

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Unlike other social media platforms, LinkedIn is all about business. It’s for building business connections and…

05
Nov

Tutorial: Using WordPress as a Headless CMS

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WordPress has been around for a long time and is still one of the most popular…

20
Oct

Ten top tips to improve your website’s SEO

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There is no point in having an amazing website stuffed with killer content if no one…

15
Oct

Six pieces of classical music to help you concentrate

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Did you know that September was classical music month? Whether you are an authority on musical…

01
Oct

3 Questions you should be asking about membership websites

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Over the last year or so we’ve seen an increase in clients that needed support with…

03
Sep

Six of the best websites for free images and video

Nothing makes content pop like an eye-catching image or video.  They say a picture is worth…

20
Aug

10 Free marketing tools for small charities

10 marketing tips for charities

Did you know that the 17th of August was National Nonprofit Day? We are a big…

12
Aug

Why video is an essential ingredient in your marketing mix

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Why video is an essential ingredient in your marketing mix Did you know that including video…

13
Jul

Four reasons your business needs a blog

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Creating a blog is time-consuming. There is research, writing, editing… editing again. If you don’t have…

01
Jun

Responsibility update

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If you are familiar with what we do, you might have heard about our charity commitment…

07
May

Creative Blend Charity of the year revealed!

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After many applications, considerations, team zoom meetings… we are thrilled to announce that the chosen Creative…

20
Apr

Accessibility tips when using social media

Social media is great for companies and great for customers. It creates a ton of brand…

08
Apr

Charity applications now open

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Did you know that we are a digital agency with a charity commitment? Yup, that’s right….

01
Apr

Five local community projects that have swapped meeting rooms for online zooms

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Online meeting platforms like Zoom have become indispensable in lockdown. From Monday morning meetings to Friday…

19
Feb

3 Easy changes you can make to your website content that will help those using a screen reader.

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If the last year has proved anything, it is that the internet is one of life’s…

16
Feb

Review: Our top five mindfulness apps

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Mindfulness has never been more popular. The last few years have seen it move from a…

30
Jan

6 + 1 Marketing Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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Whether you love it or loathe it, when it comes to marketing Valentine’s Day is not…

08
Jan

Keeping sane: mental health tips from a small business

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During December we supported local mental health charity As You Are, a non-for-profit charity organisation that…

21
Jan

January charity update: Supporting Sussex Wildlife Trust

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The new year has not only brought us some definitely brisk temperatures but also a new…

20
Nov

Our charity of the month: Pelican Parcels

As part of our Covid-19 charity support, we’ve been supporting the fantastic local charity Pelican Parcels….

10
Sep

The psychological theories behind effective UX design

User Experience (UX) design is all about creating a website or web application that best helps…

10
Sep

Supporting Whoopsadaisy during the pandemic

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Small charities have been hit hard by the pandemic. As a digital agency with a charity…

08
Sep

How to deactivate your Facebook account

We all need a break from social media from time to time. If you need more…

04
Sep

Beginner’s guide: How to use Instagram for business

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Did you know that in 2020 Instagram turned 10 years old? This app now owned by…

31
Jul

5 Brighton projects that inspire us

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Brighton is a vibrant, bold place. A place we’re lucky to call our home. And one…

30
Jul

Supporting RISE during the pandemic

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Lockdown measures seem to be more relaxed with pubs and restaurants now open, and for some,…

24
Jul

How to market your business to the early years community

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Over the past couple of years we’ve supported a fair amount of businesses working in…

17
Jul

What we know from supporting our clients and community during COVID-19

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Although many of us have adapted to our new working environments during COVID-19 some businesses haven?t,…

09
Jul

Infographic: How to create content that really works

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Creating content that really works can be tricky. Where do you start? How do you know…

12
Jun

How to start using Pinterest to promote your business

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Pinterest… is it really worth your time? Can you use it to promote your business? How…

29
May

Five ways to use the 2020 Pantone colour in your designs

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Every year Pantone chooses a colour to inspire creativity among creatives. Kicking off the year is…

15
May

Supporting Grassroots Suicide Prevention during lockdown

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Things are tough right now. Everybody is experiencing lockdown differently, trying to adapt to the ‘new’…

24
Mar

Free online tools to help you connect with others

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Things are pretty crazy at the moment, and with the country on lockdown, a few people…

10
Dec

Top tips to make the most of your Instagram stories

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With 500 million active daily users, Instagram Stories is now a social media force to be…

22
Nov

Christmas initiatives to warm up your cockles (in Brighton)

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Our Brighton streets are getting adorned with colourful lights and the ever-present Christmas tunes are blaring…

11
Nov

Becoming a digital trustee for a local charity

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Here at Creative Blend we believe in doing business differently. So apart from helping our clients…

19
Sep

5 ways to make your website more accessible

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From online shopping to staying connected with others, it is safe to say the internet has…

27
Aug

5 Free Ethical Apps We Highly Recommend

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As many of us strive to make sustainable and ethical choices it is not surprising that…

19
Jul

From Dorothy Stringer to Creative Blend – Work Experience placement

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How did the opportunity come up? Last April I chose graphic design when signing up to…

21
Jun

5 Pride marketing campaigns doing it differently

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Brighton plays host to biggest, brightest and, dare we say the best, Pride event in the…

18
Jun

Charity Update – June 2019

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The last few weeks have been crazy busy but also very rewarding! We’ve started working with…

07
May

5 Helpful tips to run a social media campaign

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Want to give your social media communications some direction and focus? Have you thought of running…

08
Mar

Our 2019 chosen charities

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Did you know that we are a digital agency with a charity commitment? Yup. This means…

11
Jan

6 books that inspire us

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Like most of us, we’ve entered 2019 with a fresh appetite for learning (as well as…

03
Dec

Help us find our next two charities

It’s the time of year we equally love and loathe. We have to pass on our…

30
Nov

Hermione: Why I Chose Creative Blend

When Hermione approached us her confidence and bubble nature really struck us. While we couldn’t offer…

22
Nov

6 festive events in Sussex to warm your soul

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With the flurry of parties and social occasions surrounding Christmas, it can be all too easy…

12
Nov

How PPC Fits Into A Holistic Digital Marketing Strategy

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We are excited to have one of our partners,?Search Seven’s Tom, write a guest blog post…

30
Oct

How Martlets took their #BeMoreSnail campaign digital

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They?re colourful, larger than life and have attracted plenty of admirers since appearing across the city…

01
Nov

#CBsessions | Student special

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We’ve been running #CBsessions for three months now and have helped all types of businesses from…

19
Oct

What is SEO content and how can we use it to our advantage?

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In the slightly amended words of Forrest Gump, SEO and content go together like peas and…

01
Oct

Ways to help your new business that won’t cost you a penny

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Running a business is no financial joke. You know you need to have a strong presence…

27
Sep

4 talks we can?t wait to see at Brighton SEO 2018

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Starting from a seedling of an idea, Brighton SEO has grown and flourished into one of…

23
Aug

5 travel social media accounts doing it differently

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There?s a big wide world out there – just waiting to be explored. Travel companies are…

31
Jul

What is a social media expert?

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When there are 689 million search results for ?social media expert? on Google what makes a…

20
Jul

Brighton Pride – we have it year round

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Could there be a community more proud of their roots and values than Brighton? From the…

09
Jul

Learnings from an ethical agency

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As the good Sir Cliff says, there?s a time for giving and the team at Creative…

21
Jun

Is page speed slowing your business down?

Combined with many other factors, it?s now well known that Google considers page speed to determine…

15
May

Is there light at the end of the Dark Social tunnel?

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Less ominous than its name might suggest, Dark Social is the term on many a marketer?s…

08
May

Should your business invest in a mobile app?

Apps. Who even uses them these days? 197 Billion*. Right then. Not just used for Whatsapping…

20
Apr

‘Why I built an ethical agency’ Q&A with Grant Jennings

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Grant Jennings is the man behind the concept of Creative Blend and the first point of…

29
Mar

4 Brighton events in May not to be missed!

What's on Brighton May 2018

With March not quite providing the spring weather we’d hoped for, our sights are firmly set…

16
Mar

How to use social channels for your business in 2018

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In an era where there?s plenty of ways to get seen and heard online, sometimes it…

01
Mar

5 Apps that make your work life easier

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In a time when free time is precious and workloads are increasing, it’s time to utilise…

15
Feb

6 Brighton businesses that inspire us

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It’s no secret that Brighton is full of quirky creative types who have eschewed the long…

10
Oct

Our guide to optimise your charity organisation

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When asked how they are doing digitally, charities and non-profits often describe themselves as being ?behind…

03
Sep

Three simple steps to optimise your email marketing campaigns

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With more and more of our clients moving their highly valued marketing budget from Pay-Per-Click (PPC…

16
Jun

Acumen Business Convention 2017 | Review

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This year Grant attended the Acumen Business Convention which was held at the lovely Grand Hotel…

19
Dec

Support a local charity this Christmas

It’s that time of year for Christmas cheer and good will to all men & women!…

30
Aug

A very special climb in Kenya

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In 2015, I was very fortunate to visit Kenya alongside a great team of people, our…

16
Nov

The importance of a cracking content plan

?Content is King…? Perhaps the most overused phrase in the content marketing world over the last…

30
Mar

Brighton CRO ? March 2016

Another great event came to Brighton on the 17th of March ? Brighton CRO brought about…

13
Feb

Is this the end of Adobe Flash in digital marketing and what does this mean for your business?

This week Google has announced it?s removal of Flash created banners from its AdWords & DoubleClick…