19/12/2016

Will 2017 be more of the same for social media and digital engagement?

As we head into 2017 one of the most exciting things for us here at 650hours will be the launch of our new website to represent our new focus on great quality content at the heart of all digital engagement. We’re also eagerly awaiting to see which social media platform will be taking the top […]

650chat, Social Media
26/05/2016

Tap into the marketing potential of LinkedIn Pulse

As specialists in digital engagement we know the impact an effective marketing strategy can have on any business. In the past decade, networking with virtual connections has become as important as those in real life. Nonetheless, building your networks via online platforms is as more about what you post and how you share it rather […]

Marketing, Social Media
19/05/2016

Study shows that B2B manufacturers struggle with content marketing

Latest research from the Content Marketing Institute shows that only 18% of B2B manufacture marketers consider themselves effective at content marketing. This is down 8% compared to the 26% recorded last year. A contributing factor to the reduction recorded could be due to the fact that 50% of the organisations participating in the survey were in […]

B2B marketing, Marketing
14/04/2016

Top brands know the secret of Instagram marketing

Instagram is a social media platform that uses visual content to tell a story. It’s a great opportunity for brands to show off products, their company philosophy and involvement in community projects. People are engaging with Instagram posts on levels unparalleled by any other social network. According to Forrester research, Instagram user interactions with brands […]

Marketing, Social Media
22/03/2016

650hours CEO helps boost British business at MSP channel event

650hours CEO Stewart Boutcher was one of 15 channel leaders heading up the recent Transmentum/VARTrends MSP Peer Group event in Milton Keynes. The channel partner event is designed to help VARs and MSPs to better streamline, manage and market their businesses as well as build sustainable recurring revenue. Stewart spoke about How to Build a […]

Marketing, News
03/03/2016

World Book Day is more than just a fad

Since it began 19 years ago World Book Day has instilled panic in parents with last minute costume requests in the first week of March. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity […]

650chat, News
25/02/2016

5 Effective Content Marketing Ideas for 2016

The beginning of the year is a perfect time for content marketers to attract new customers, retain existing clients and for generally increasing engagement and to work on new content marketing ideas. Whatever ideas you may have, your marketing strategy will only be effective if you know your target audience. Here are some innovative ideas you […]

Content, Marketing, Social Media
11/02/2016

Ad blocking will reach hundreds of millions in 2016

For those in the know ad blocking has been around for years – preventing annoying pop-ups or flashy adverts on all sorts of websites. But 2015 was a pivotal year for the technology as it went from being something which was only discussed within the industry to being a cultural pop reference in three episodes […]

Marketing, News
21/01/2016

Think big for your business in 2016

As we enter into the New Year, what are your business aspirations for 2016? The experts say, think big, start small and learn fast. Regardless of your objectives, here are some important factors to consider to help make your business a success.  With the rapidly developing online market, digital marketing is also an essential component to […]

Marketing, News
03/12/2015

Twitter redesigns its sharing options

The redesign of Twitter’s share and follow buttons is now in place. The social media giant has made its first image changes since 2011. The buttons have gone from a 3D look to flat look, currently a popular choice by online platforms for their user interfaces. The buttons will be blue instead of white and text […]

News, Social Media
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