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Map CAKE

The Digital Humanities Hub at the University of Birmingham hosts a series of talks which showcase and question digital technology used to enrich, support and progress learning experiences within heritage and cultural sectors. This week, we sent our digital content manager Hayley Frances along to CAKE, the Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange event hosted by the […]

On a little business trip in Germany’s capital, we visited IFA’s global trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances to grab a peak at emerging trends, products and innovations in technology. Lenovo seemed to take the limelight with the amount of products they had on show. From the YogaTab to the Phablet (yes the […]

The Art of Distraction

Social Viral Marketing We have a few personal app projects in the pipeline and have just won a consulting contract with a rather new and exciting social education platform (more on that later), and in order to make something of these projects, we have to think about marketing. Marketing trends may seem like they are […]

Simplicity is the Ultimate Download We’re easy to please. Simple things please simple minds and all that. We like routine, similarity and habits. The minority of us like a constant change of scenery and want to hippy ourselves out of the hamster machine but generally, we want to feel comfortable and not have to think […]

Walking down the Highstreet, I noticed something that both surprised and tickled me. Why write a marketing slogan when you can tell a story through a group of tiny pictures? The fast food chain has managed to embody the ritual McDonald’s moments in a series of cartoon icons. This universal smiley movement has bypassed native […]

The Internet of Things

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is to invest up to £10 million* in a single collaborative R&D project to demonstrate the capability of the Internet of Things (IoT). Next week, they’ll be briefing the city of Birmingham, and we’re going to be there to see what this new movement is all about. […]

Marketing our brand We’ve been in web development now for over 10 years, but we have never really concentrated on marketing ourselves or what we do. We have a website, we have a mild presence on social media and we have a team of great developers. We have matured relationships with marketing and PR agencies […]

Scotchegg Visits Flatpack

Experiencing Virtual Mobile Worlds With Flatpack Film Festival happening right on our doorstep, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to attend and experience what they had on offer. Taking over Minerva Works, the Electric Cinema and many other venues throughout Birmingham, Flatpack brings an eccentric mix of film, performances, workshops, and events to our local streets. […]

WordCamp Birmingham 2015

Two Days of Events for WordPress Developers This weekend, we attended WordCamp Birmingham, a gathering of WordPress professionals; developers, designers and publishers in the UK got together to code, discuss, workshop, lecture and celebrate all things WordPress. Held at The Studio on Cannon Street, this was our second decent on a WordCamp and it was […]

Seizing the Opportunity Online

#ArtsDigital An event by Arts Council England , supported by Google and curated by Culture 24. On Tuesday, I was very nicely invited to attend ‘Digital Change – Seizing the Opportunity Online’ curated by Culture 24 at Birmingham Hippodrome. Rubbing shoulders with arts organisations from the midlands, I spent the day engaged in talks and […]