You may remember that earlier this year we paid a visit to Jump Nation for some trampoline fun. As our second work social was looming, we knew we had to top it, so what better way to channel our competitive side than an afternoon of go karting?

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

Easter is an absolutely cracking time of the year. We get to scoff as much chocolate as we want and who isn’t egg-static about a 4-day weekend? But puns aside, this holiday is the perfect time for brands to jump on the bandwagon and hatch a plan (get it?) for the most egg-cellent Easter campaigns… […]

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

So you’ve come up with a really great idea for a blog, you know exactly which angle your blog will be written from and you’ve started to do your research. But the one thing you’re missing is a catchy title that will get your readers thinking. It’s one thing being able to write substantial content, […]

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

Digital marketing is evolving faster than you can blink, and with a new year ahead of us, it’s only natural that we’ll start to see even more changes in the digital tide. But when it comes to the biggest digital marketing trends, what exactly can we expect from 2017 and how will these trends help […]

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

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.

Back in 2011, Snapchat was just an idea thought up by Stanford University students, Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy. Fast forward to today, and it has millions of active users, an abundance of fun features and a chance to connect with your favourite celebrities.

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

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.

If you were a teenager between 2003 and 2008 then you almost certainly had a MySpace account. With the ability to change your theme, add songs to your profile page and experiment with animated icons, MySpace was once the cherry on top of the the social media cake. But how did MySpace go from being […]

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

Since its small time launch in 2004, Facebook has become the largest social network and by the second quarter of 2016 it could boast 1.71 billion monthly active users. In 2006 Facebook ads were launched in partnership with Microsoft and that’s when the game changed! Advertising on Facebook can be hugely effective, however it’s important […]

About Leah Bradburn

Leah just wishes that everyone could get along, like we used to in middle school. She wishes she could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy.

There comes a time in every marketer’s life when they must decide whether to stick with the status quo and go through the motions, doing what’s expected from their industry… Or they can take a chance dare. Dare to be different, dare to mix things up and dare to push limits.

About Leah Bradburn

Leah just wishes that everyone could get along, like we used to in middle school. She wishes she could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy.

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.

The 2016 presidential election has been a global phenomenon, a spectacle on a scale that has never been seen before. From talk of Game of Thrones-esque walls being built across the border to tear countries apart, to supposed death threats aimed at other candidates, the world has been left in awe of the events erupting […]

About Tom Dutson

Tom is currently learning as much as possible about Links and SEO as the resident OVG apprentice. He is a huge fan of Hunter S Thompson, loves playing guitar and you can probably find him at one of Manchester’s bars at any given time (out of work hours).

Facebook has made a controversial announcement this week: to essentially block ad blockers from its site. In a blog post yesterday, Andrew Bosworth, Vice President for Ads & Business Platform said the site will “begin showing ads on Facebook desktop for people who currently use ad blocking software.” Ad Preferences In a poll run by […]

About Hannah Field

Hannah is a passionate fan of modernist literature and can usually be found curled up with a cat and a book, a steaming mug of tea within reach. Though she tolerates living on land, Hannah feels most at home underwater SCUBA diving, hoping to see turtles.

6 Essential Content Marketing Rules Content marketing is at the forefront of the digital universe, helping you build effective customer relationships and raising brand awareness for your business. By creating content that matters, you are drawing traffic to your website and social media profiles and increasing your position on search engine results pages. To help […]

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

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.

Emojis have become a normal part of life. They’re everywhere now, but once emojis were just a crazy idea that may never come to fruition had it not been for a bit of determination and belief. When Shigetaka Kurita thought up the emoji, it was a simplistic 12×12 pixel image in a single colour. Even […]

About Hannah Field

Hannah is a passionate fan of modernist literature and can usually be found curled up with a cat and a book, a steaming mug of tea within reach. Though she tolerates living on land, Hannah feels most at home underwater SCUBA diving, hoping to see turtles.

This week Lemonade has been almost all we can talk about. Even if you didn’t know anything about it, I can guarantee that you have noticed the word lemonade all over the internet. Just in case you still haven’t made the connection (where have you been!?) the lemonade I am referring to is, of course, […]

About Hannah Field

Hannah is a passionate fan of modernist literature and can usually be found curled up with a cat and a book, a steaming mug of tea within reach. Though she tolerates living on land, Hannah feels most at home underwater SCUBA diving, hoping to see turtles.

It’s fairly safe to assume that The Walt Disney Company has taken over pretty much everyone’s childhood. You can’t turn a corner without seeing a poster of Frozen and we’ve all owned a pair of Minnie Mouse ears in our time, right?

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

As Twitter celebrates a decade in the limelight, we take a look back at some of the best tweets which shows just how much we #lovetwitter. When you’re ten you tend to do some pretty crazy things, like eating copious amount of cake and sliding around in the mud. Y’know – kid stuff. Not Twitter […]

About Dane Hume

Dane joined the Content Team in October 2015 before jetting off for a week to Copenhagen. When he isn't travelling the world, he can usually be seen at obscure gigs, watching Ryan Gosling films and making terrible dad jokes. He is also partial to a rum, football and pursuing his dreams of being a stay at home mum.

Benefit your 2016 digital marketing strategy with these 4 easy steps…

About Leah Bradburn

Leah just wishes that everyone could get along, like we used to in middle school. She wishes she could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy.

Want to make millions from social media campaigns? We’ve got your back. The last couple of years have seen an amazing increase in the strategy & creativity of social media campaigns, which has produced record breaking funds being raised for charities, people taking ownership of a brand’s identity & content sharing like never before. To […]

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

We have recently undergone a bit of a revamp, and with that, we are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website!

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

A website for your business – whether it’s a small, home-based or startup business – is a necessity for enabling potential customers to find you through search, and gain a deeper insight into your brand’s potential.

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.

Social media has taken the digital world by storm in recent years, and these days there aren’t many people who haven’t heard the term before. In fact, those that aren’t using social media – whether that be for business or personal use – are actually in the minority. From restaurants to interior designers, almost everyone […]

About Suzanne Goddard

Suze has been part of the OVG Content Team since June 2015. She can usually be found at the theatre enjoying the latest musicals, in the Disney Store spending way too much money or baking tasty treats at home. She is also a massive fan of Harry Potter, French bulldogs and tea.