Olwen is OVG's Communications Director and has a particular interest in all things social media. She's a fan of nana-ish activities, running (sort of) and really wants to own a dog named Atticus.

Bots are taking over. And no I’m not talking about the walking-talking type, (not yet, anyway), I’m talking about chatbots. If bots aren’t on your radar – and your business radar – they probably should be. Here’s why. What is a bot? Put simply(ish), chatbotmagazine explains a chatbot as a service powered by rules and […]

About Olwen Shaw

Olwen is OVG's Communications Director and has a particular interest in all things social media. She's a fan of nana-ish activities, running (sort of) and really wants to own a dog named Atticus.

Chances are, you’re familiar with hashtags. Hashtagging words or phrases on social media is not a new concept, but how to use them effectively can still be a bit of a grey area; particularly if you’re new to using social media for business purposes. In this post, we’ll explore hashtag best practice for business whilst having […]

About Olwen Shaw

Olwen is OVG's Communications Director and has a particular interest in all things social media. She's a fan of nana-ish activities, running (sort of) and really wants to own a dog named Atticus.

Social media advertising is projected to generate $11 billion in revenue by 2017. I’ll just let you get your head around that figure for a sec. From that statistic alone, it’s evident that social media will continue to be a huge player for people, brands and businesses in the coming new year. I think it’s […]

About Olwen Shaw

Olwen is OVG's Communications Director and has a particular interest in all things social media. She's a fan of nana-ish activities, running (sort of) and really wants to own a dog named Atticus.

After weeks of sponges, soggy bottoms and Selasi GIFs, it’s time to say goodbye to the Great British Bake Off (as we know it).

About Olwen Shaw

Olwen is OVG's Communications Director and has a particular interest in all things social media. She's a fan of nana-ish activities, running (sort of) and really wants to own a dog named Atticus.

How many points can you score in our Roald Dahl Quiz? To celebrate Roald Dahl Day, we’ve unearthed some Roald Dahl trivia and created this quick quiz for you to test your knowledge! How do you score? 1-2 correct: The Twits 3-4 correct: Fantastic Mr Fox 5 correct: George’s Marvellous Medicine! Tweet your score to […]

About Olwen Shaw

Olwen is OVG's Communications Director and has a particular interest in all things social media. She's a fan of nana-ish activities, running (sort of) and really wants to own a dog named Atticus.

This week on my walk to the office, something caught my eye. It was a giant yellow digital billboard emblazoned  with the words, ‘To Lauren, I’m sorry but I’m leaving you. Here’s why: leavinglauren.co.uk. Adam’.   I expect that if you live in Manchester, you too have seen one of these billboards by now, or […]

About Olwen Shaw

Olwen is OVG's Communications Director and has a particular interest in all things social media. She's a fan of nana-ish activities, running (sort of) and really wants to own a dog named Atticus.

Last night saw the return of the nation’s favourite TV show – the Great British Bake Off. With more soggy bottoms and baking innuendos than you can shake a rolling pin at, it’s safe to say the first episode definitely didn’t disappoint. But how did Twitter react to this year’s launch of GBBO? Here are […]

About Olwen Shaw

Olwen is OVG's Communications Director and has a particular interest in all things social media. She's a fan of nana-ish activities, running (sort of) and really wants to own a dog named Atticus.

In my opinion, this year’s advert for the Paralympic games in Rio has the potential to go down as one of 2016’s greatest trailers.

About Olwen Shaw

Olwen is OVG's Communications Director and has a particular interest in all things social media. She's a fan of nana-ish activities, running (sort of) and really wants to own a dog named Atticus.

Social Media Image Sizes 2017 Optimising social media posts and images can be the difference between having a good social media profile and a great one!

About Olwen Shaw

Olwen is OVG's Communications Director and has a particular interest in all things social media. She's a fan of nana-ish activities, running (sort of) and really wants to own a dog named Atticus.

We’re living in an age where most people are doing one of two things when online: Googling or Facebooking.

About Olwen Shaw

Olwen is OVG's Communications Director and has a particular interest in all things social media. She's a fan of nana-ish activities, running (sort of) and really wants to own a dog named Atticus.