19 June 2015

Customer Service is key on social

For most customer facing companies, social media is often the first port of call for people who use their products or services to complain or ask questions. Unlike with an email address, it’s public – so you know you’re more likely to get a response, a more positive response for that matter, in order to protect the brand’s image. Response Time …

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17 June 2015

Why are people so upset by the new Spotify logo?

A lot of angry Spotify users took to Twitter this morning to complain about the colour change of the Spotify logo on iOS devices. Like any great consumer uproar, it’s even got it’s own hashtag: #50ShadesOfGreen. Despite the arguably minor change, in general the response has been full of negativity and confusion. i’m considering deleting the spotify app simply because the …

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16 June 2015

Twenty Memories of Twenty Years

There have been awards, events, parties and successes, but one of the best parts of Tamar has always been the people, (the dogs), characters and the friendships made. So forgive us as we indulge in a few memories… 20. Henry’s Interview Just over 10 years ago Henry (yes 10 years!) came for his first interview at Tamar, where Neil Jackson said to …

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15 June 2015

5 potential consequences of Adblock on iPhone

Last week, Apple announced that the latest set of changes to Safari, it’s internet browser, would allow users to use Adblock on iPhone and iPad. Of course, Adblocking’s been around for a while on desktops. It is incredibly popular, with an estimated 140 million people using it, especially among the younger demographic. As online usage is increasingly edging towards mobile, the introduction …

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2 June 2015

BrandLove25 – Health & Nutrition

Whether you’re a full-time juicer or haven’t heard of a Nutribullet – you probably won’t have escaped the growing industry of healthy and tailored meal plans delivered to your door. We’re talking anything from the seasonal fresh food boxes for all the family from local suppliers, to tailored juice plans for individuals who require nutritional expertise to get keep them on the health track. The world of …

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18 May 2015

Why did Nando’s react so cautiously to #CheekyNandos?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past week, you’ll undoubtedly be aware of the ‘Cheeky Nando’s’ meme and the internet-based ‘Mega LOLZ’ it has generated. Just in case you’re not, here’s the in-a-nutshell version. An anonymous Tumblr user named ‘Chavvesty‘ (who has since closed his blog down for unknown reasons) responded to an American Tumblr user who …

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22 April 2015

#Mobilegeddon: what to expect from the latest Google update

It’s been long coming, and finally, here it is. For a number of weeks now, Google has given webmasters regular advice on how to optimise for mobile search, having announced a big upcoming change back in February. At last, the much-anticipated mobile-friendly update went live yesterday. Nicknamed Mobilegeddon by industry experts, the update will affect searches in all languages. It will also …

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21 April 2015

Tamar’s #DigitalHistory – The Story of Pinterest

With our twentieth birthday fast approaching, we’ve seen many sites come and go – from the highs (Facebook, Google) to the lows (remember Boo.com?!). We’ve seen them all, and we’ve learnt many lessons from them. Throughout 2014, we released a series of infographics which explored the birth and dramatic growth of some of the most famous brands on the internet. …

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