This year's 'bd2 Christmas do' saw us return to The Low Wood Hotel located on the edge of Lake Windermere for the first time since 2005, which was our initial foray into making a weekend of it. We've since visited all the various hotels in the English Lakes Hotels Group which are all great places … Continue reading Festivities
The growing backlash against the ills of social media generally, and Facebook and Twitter specifically, hit the front pages today following comments from a former Facebook Vice President Chamath Palihapitiya speaking at a Stanford Graduate School of Business event. He talked about the "tremendous guilt" he felt over the creation of the social networking site … Continue reading Unsocial media (part 1)
At this year’s Festival of Marketing we were lucky enough to be one of the first two hundred attendees to receive a signed copy of ‘How Brands Grow, what marketers don’t know', written by Professor Byron Sharp, Director of the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science, at the University of South Australia. How Brands Grow, aims … Continue reading How Brands Grow
Congratulations to the 'Joining Jack Veterans' team following their recent win at the prestigious Emirates Dubai Rugby 7s tournament. For the last six years, the Joining Jack charity has entered a team comprised of legends drawn from the very best of Rugby League and Rugby Union's past players. The team has included the likes of … Continue reading Joining Jack wins in Dubai
Once upon a time, as Ui designers, we were obsessed with keeping images small and optimised to aid download speeds. Now many sites deliver full screen video from the off, with no lag whatsoever. This is enabled by advances in technology, specifically widespread high speed connectivity – superfast broadband, virtually ubiquitous wi-fi and 4G - … Continue reading Lights. Camera. Action.
bd2 was once again delighted to be asked to join the judging panel at this year's Wigan Business Awards. It's the third time we've taken part and it's always a fascinating experience to listen to the stories and successes of Wigan's leading businesses. This year, bd2's position on the panel was taken by Bryony Wright, … Continue reading Wigan Business Awards 2017
One of the overarching themes at this year's Festival of Marketing was the AI (Artificial Intelligence) revolution. Opening speaker, author and TV personality Stephen Fry warned, “If we sleepwalk into AI, we’re in great danger.” Reminding us of the unforeseen success of the internet, Fry advised that it would be no good scrambling to catch-up, we … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence – The power to shape the future