27 August 2013

In the news: Are Police Forces Using Twitter Effectively?

Police forces faced harsh criticism at the end of last week after an article claimed misuse of the social channel Twitter.  The article published in The Telegraph hit out at the police for using their official accounts to follow celebrities, sports teams and fashion brands. The police account for Lambeth, South London, was subject to complaints after it was found …

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22 August 2013

Tamar supports The Prince’s Trust in highlighting the exam pressure on young people

Last week, youth charity The Prince’s Trust launched a piece of research, based on interviews with 2,342 16-25-year-olds, revealing the effect of poor exam results on young people’s futures. The research found that one in three young people with fewer than 5 GCSEs graded A*-C expects to “end up on benefits” while young people with few qualifications were twice as …

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13 May 2013

Pets at Work: The interviews. Part 1 – Oli

Those of you who follow us on our social channels will doubtless know that we have an office dog here at Tamar. As well as a wealth of humorous anecdotes, we believe the benefits an office pet bring to the workplace are many – so this week we wanted to spend some time celebrating those little four-legged creatures and the …

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2 April 2013

Introducing Spotlight: The Model for Identifying Influencers | Health and Beauty

Blogging originally started off as a way for ordinary people to digitally document everyday life in the form of online diaries. However, within the last decade or so, the blogging trend has dramatically evolved causing a blogosphere explosion. The power of the ‘influencer’ is something that brands simply cannot afford to ignore. Good news! This month, it’s all about the …

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19 March 2013

Pinterest on the right path to prove value to brands

With ‘Pin it’ buttons becoming as common on product pages as ‘Like’ and ‘Tweet’ buttons, Pinterest is making a notable effort to show businesses the value to their brand of taking Pinterest increasingly seriously with a few key changes: Brand Search Previously if you searched a brand name such as ‘Burberry’, the official Burberry board would be hard to find, with search results showing Burberry …

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21 December 2012

21st December- Remember When Andy Murray Won Gold?

After a tumultuous relationship borne through several frustrating Wimbledon appearances, the country finally warmed to Andy Murray in 2012, as we all cheered him for winning Gold. The chilly Scot finally had a massive grin on his face – Murray described beating Federer as the ‘the best week of my life. Will Murray’s tennis career be complete in 2013, by …

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12 December 2012

12th December- Remember the Paralympics Opening Ceremony?

Today’s top moment, in our ‘Year to Celebrate’ app, is the Paralympic Opening Ceremony. After the spectacular Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, we didn’t quite know what to expect from the Paralympic Opening Ceremony. The lower key, more poignant display was astounding, with appearances from the likes of Stephen Hawking and Sir Ian Mckellen. The theme for the night was enlightenment, and combined with the achievements that followed from …

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10 December 2012

10th December- Remember when David Weir Won 4 Paralympic Gold Medals?

Today’s ‘Year to Celebrate’ entry is a truly remarkable triumph! Not only did paralympian David Weir compete in an outstanding seven races, in just ten days, he completed a total of 35.3 miles, and he won *FOUR* Gold medals! David Weir, achieved his dream of putting disabled athletes on the map…an inspiration to all! Described by head coach of UK …

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6 December 2012

The Hospice and the Ivy

Our history with Tamar’s Lifeline Charity has seen the Tamar team travel as far as Cape Town and Shanghai, but this year we were slightly closer to home with the a rather shorter trip to a very chilly Sydenham. This year we wanted to volunteer for a charity or hospice and hospices don’t come more inspirational than St Christopher’s Hospice …

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