At 3DMarComms we believe in telling it how we see it. So here you'll find a mix of our thoughts and opinions about whatever's currently grabbing our attention, as well as updates on the great work we are doing for our many clients.

Welcome to the 3DMarComms blog - we hope you enjoy.

Spell check is fine - but it's not everything

3 March 2017

As an ATS (if you need to ask what that is then you're probably on the wrong site) when we...

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Charideeeeeeeee

8 February 2017

Each year we opt to not send Christmas cards or quirky gifts and the like, but rather give a...

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Client Success - what we do, but with a new champion

8 February 2017

As I write this we're now a business of 40 people - and with all those people comes the need...

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HARBOUR helps Redrow increase undergrad placements

8 February 2017

We are officially RUBBISH at promoting ourselves. There are two good parts to this though:...

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Well that's torn it! (hugely delayed response to Brexit outcome)

8 February 2017

Not a lot to say really - we said what we felt before . Brexit won.  Personally I...

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New year...

8 February 2017

... new record for gap between blog posts? Possibly.  Geez - So sorry - how rubbish of...

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a clear 3DMC position

21 June 2016

  #JustSaying

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What Talent Acquisition / Recruitment is all about - basically what HARBOUR helps underpin

10 May 2016

As time ticks along and we keep adding clients, probably one of the most heartening things is...

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Disco Dave day

10 May 2016

Nothing much to this post - other than today seems to be Disco day at HARBOUR HQ, with Dave...

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Striking a chord when recruiting Developers

28 April 2016

We've been going on a bit of a recruitment "splurge" of late, and part of that is...

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It may be raining, it may be pouring - but L&G are far from boring

24 April 2016

The world's largest insurance and investment management organisation with worldwide assets...

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Trying to make up for lost blogs - Christmas & charity

24 April 2016

Believe you me - I get annoyed when I find myself starting blogs "where has the time...

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Christmas festive best wishes

22 December 2015

It's that time of the year when we ask our clients, suppliers and friends to have a little...

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Festive jumper fun

18 December 2015

As we head into our 8th year of company existance, there are some things that have become quite...

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Job Boards, Candidates, Clients and ATSs - some truths & some agro (courtesy of Ri5)

23 October 2015

This has been brewing in my angry draw for a little while now, but today saw the opportunity to...

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Our collective hats are taken off to Joel and his riding compadres

20 September 2015

Absolutely incredible effort. We're very proud of you fella! Children's...

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1,000 miles of "challenge" - a great cause

7 August 2015

Joel - this one's for you fella. (Joel's undertaking a mammouth 1,000 miles on his...

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DDoS - it happens

9 April 2015

This morning one of our client sites was the focus of a sustained DDoS attack. Distributed...

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Red Nose Day 2015

13 March 2015

We're very proud to have been working with Comic Relief for quite a few years now, providing...

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Update 4: a place to call home. HARBOUR Home

10 March 2015

We moved into our new "gaff" about 8 or 9 months ago - and whilst we've been...

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Update 3: working with Pasta, Pizza, Coq au vin or mussels - HARBOUR's got it covered

10 March 2015

As part of our busy time of late we've also launched 2 new complete sites with a 3rd on its...

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Update 2: It's not all about the massive

10 March 2015

We like to think we passionate about all we do for our clients - and that goes for whether...

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New year catch up blog

10 March 2015

January's a bit of a month for broken resolutions - and it would seem that our push last...

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Jumpering for chariddeeee

12 December 2014

So today was Christmas Jumper Day in work, well it was for us anyway - all in aid of Save The...

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The after shock

26 September 2014

A vulnerability called “Shellshock” has come to light that is making the headlines....

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Going walkabout

19 September 2014

When I joined 3DMarComms nearly 2 years ago I was looking for a new challenge and a change of...

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Living up to HARBOUR's strapline for Redrow

27 August 2014

When you’ve been building award-wining homes for 40 years, you’re definitely doing...

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Keeping it real with Harris and Hoole

24 July 2014

Ever heard of Harris and Hoole? Or H+H? If you haven’t, you soon will, as their coffee...

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Recfest 2014 - the post mortem

18 June 2014

Thursday 12th June saw our very first "marketing style" outing when we took the...

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RecFest. It's our kind of gig.

10 June 2014

When I say that RecFest is our kind of gig, I’m not meaning to be flippant. I’m so...

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No longer blagging it.... just blogging it

30 May 2014

So I’ve been here a few weeks now and still loving every minute, I’m seeing...

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One week in at 3D MarComms

15 May 2014

Julie joined us this week as an Account Manager. Not quite a week in she was asked to feedback...

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Its not always all about ATS

24 April 2014

The great things about working from a very flexible platform is that it allows you to do things...

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a nasty sounding thing - The Heartbleed Bug

10 April 2014

You may have heard about a vulnerability that's been discovered with some sites that use SSL...

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OnBoarding Insurance for the last stage of the hiring process.

30 March 2014

When it comes to what’s important to us in life, our families, our houses and our...

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HARBOUR makes Sense

13 March 2014

We love all our clients, but some tug on the heartstrings more than others. So when we had the...

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Coming good on our festive promise

26 February 2014

What's grown into a "bit of a thing" for us is that we don't send out...

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The proof is in the pudding

25 February 2014

And in this case, we’re talking about a nice slice of HARBOUR. Let’s be honest, you...

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2014 - the year of the HARBOUR Dragon

10 February 2014

Something we’ve been thinking about for what seems like forever and working on for a...

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The 3DMarComms festive thing

31 December 2013

It's now a pretty established tradition that we don't send out cards n stuff, but prefer...

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Getting into the festive spirit

28 November 2013

so it's Thanksgiving over stateside today and it just so happened that it corresponds this...

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2nd Annual HARBOUR Forum

24 November 2013

Last week we held our second ever HARBOUR Forum - this time in Reading. We'll update more on...

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HARBOUR Wales - not related to the Harbour Porpoise

10 October 2013

Once again I write a blog with so much to say and so little time in which to say it. We've...

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Man vs food - Shaun vs Alex

5 July 2013

I've done quite a few daft things in my life - but this one I'm willing to blog about,...

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"Say what you see" - a neat little exhibition iPad competition

18 June 2013

We're working hard building a great ATS and ensuring we maintain our great level of support,...

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Dale's got on his bike - literally

26 April 2013

Well - not really - 'cos it's not his bike, but he's certainly breaking it in for...

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So - what have we been up to?

26 April 2013

Now there are plenty of things that we should be shouting about in the name of self-promotion,...

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Playing the fool for Comic Relief

16 April 2013

A month ago it was a great opportunity to 'Do something funny for money' on behalf of...

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Doing our bit for "chariidee"

16 April 2013

Quite unlike Smashey and Nicey we really don't like to talk about it, but at the same...

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A year of nothing? Hardly!

10 April 2013

The reality just hit hard - it's now been over a year since I last blogged. I don't know...

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Busy busy busy - and recruiting too

6 April 2012

One day there'll be time to update people on what we've been up to. No really. 'Cos...

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Reflections from above

9 March 2012

Well I've never written a blog post at c.37,000 feet before, but this seemed an appropriate...

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From a global brand - to education & back again - what a November

4 December 2011

"Goodness me." As we approach the end of the year at Mach 2 then that's probably...

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Some things are worth waiting for - like AshleyKate

4 December 2011

I won't even count up how long we've been waiting for this little launch - but suffice...

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Yelling about HARBOUR and the all important "S" word

10 November 2011

Things have been busy here at HARBOUR HQ. Hell - things have been REALLY busy! But...

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One tiny step for LinkedIn - a giant statement and a UK first (possibly) for us

8 September 2011

We're a small but merry and dedicated band here at HARBOUR HQ. We generally prefer to keep...

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A request for a vote for a young business

8 September 2011

No   not mine! This is a request for you to spend two minutes giving a vote to a...

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What price integrity in New Business prospecting? Yes HotLizard - I'm looking at you!

23 August 2011

It's (probably) a little known fact that we share the same rural location (all be it...

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Nurses, Wine, Yelling and much much more

27 July 2011

No - this isn't a summary of a mad last weekend, but rather a top line on what we've...

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A very Merry Christmas

23 April 2011

Happy Christmas from all of us at 3DMarcomms.

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A new home for 3D MarCommians & HARBOUR HQ

6 April 2011

It's odd to think that only a year ago we were approaching the end of year 2 of 3D MarComms...

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OMG - who stole the past 8 months??!!!

15 March 2011

I'm embarrassed. Horrified and embarrassed. It surely can't have been 8 months...

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Reality check & a quick pop quiz

28 July 2010

OK - so things are busy. Damned busy. You know they (whoever they are) say "it never...

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Lies, damned lies & Adobe surveys

8 July 2010

This came up today in a little back and forth on Twitter & got me so agitated that I wanted...

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Look at us toddle

10 June 2010

It's all been a bit busy of late, which is why my blogging has been neglected (what? you...

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As Spring Sprung so we hoped into a new home

9 April 2010

With the cherry blossom now thick on the trees and daffs pointing skyward everywhere the change...

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Say hello to Amy & Kimberly

2 March 2010

Two hellos / welcomes from us today. Firstly I'd like you all to meet Amy. “If it...

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Fixing homes and losing pounds - all good for business

4 February 2010

We've just delivered two nice little projects that I thought we should just tell you about -...

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A quick sniff of our virtual roses

1 February 2010

Someone commented to me before Christmas on how, having won a mile-stone piece of business, they...

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New year - new recruit (& some clear MI)

19 January 2010

Towards the end of last year we set about recruiting to expand our development capability (which...

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Here's to the best Recruitment (UK) blog of 2009

3 January 2010

Before we all get swept up in the New Year we thought we'd just salute an evergreen presence in...

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Festive times, busy times, happy & sad times

16 December 2009

As we approach the end of the year it is of course generally a time for reflection on the year...

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It's why we do it

6 November 2009

It's been a tough couple of weeks (hence the recent silence on here and other social media...

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Are you a Junior Web Developer?

22 October 2009

Are you: looking for an opportunity to prove yourself? interested in getting in early...

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Heinz Meanz (no) Seamz

12 October 2009

One of the things that Alex and Tony told me about 3D MarComms and HARBOUR was the speed at...

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CareerSiteAdvisor Recruiter Cast 23/09/09

28 September 2009

OK - week 2 and I'm like Johnny 5 in Short Circuit - input, input and more input! ...

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THEO PAPHITIS: Millionaire, Dragon, rubbish employer, hypocrite & Social Media dufus

6 September 2009

Last week I read an article from the Daily Mail (a link I followed I don't hesitate to add)...

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So that was the summer then?

26 August 2009

It's been far too long since I put pad to key in regards to this ere company blog  but...

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A new dimension to 3D MarComms

7 August 2009

It's with a great big smile across my face that I can reveal some of the most exciting news...

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Harbour-ats.com launched with a flash and a bang

22 July 2009

Last Friday we pushed live our ATS product site www.harbour-ats.com. At last we have a...

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Are we nearly there yet?!

9 July 2009

Not only is this the question I've heard alot lately as I drove down to South Wales with the...

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Zappos - Employer Brand leaders & Customer Service gods in action

2 July 2009

OK â“ Iâ™ve been itching for ages to write about what I believe is probably my favourite...

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HARBOUR ATS ready to go truly "entry level"

29 June 2009

We've been on the road for the past couple of weeks telling a lot of people about HARBOUR® -...

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"Recruiting people with tattoos" and other searching questions & debate

10 June 2009

If you've never come across Sirona Consulting's blog ( Sirona Says ) but like a regular good...

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Enough to make you salivate – A site launch for Sculptured Sweetness

1 June 2009

We’ve been spending a lot of time of late working on technical development – as...

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Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us (etc etc)

28 May 2009

Well - here we are then. 1 year - 12 months - 365 days - 8760 hours - 525,948 minutes Not...

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Some thoughts on corporate recruitment blogging

14 May 2009

I recently contributed the following to an ONREC magazine article (if/when I spot it online...

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No matter the medium - some people can't help themselves but revert to shouting

11 May 2009

If you’re a twitterer or read blogs of people who are you’ll almost certainly have...

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HARBOUR ATS - time to pull back the curtain

6 May 2009

It's been a long time coming, certainly from this side of the fence, but HARBOUR is finally at...

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Why you ignore "pretty design" at your peril - whatever you build

28 April 2009

My founding partner in crime, Tony, came across this post and whilst the original is very much...

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Sometimes a seasonally re-skinned site just isn't enough

27 April 2009

If you've popped into this site a few times since we launched it back in the autumn of last year...

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The end of Advertising agencies as we know them

17 April 2009

This is pretty much a completely lifted article by Sean Carton posted on ClickZ.com , but I...

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My my, how a month flies!

16 April 2009

I knew it had been a while since I'd got anything written on this ole blog, but could scarcely...

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Spring has sprung at 3D MarComms

16 March 2009

I must be getting soft in my middle age - but am loving the spring feeling all around me. Baby...

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See something funny this red nose day - Tribal Resourcing

13 March 2009

Just incase you've not seen one of the funniest videos the UK recruitmemnt industry has produced...

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A local business plug - Growing Together, Colchester

9 March 2009

If you live in the North Essex area and are into supporting local business...

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(TM) - a statement of intent

9 March 2009

At 3D MarComms we've been up and running now for just over 9 months. Lot's of it has been what I...

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To collaborate or stagnate - surely that is the question

26 February 2009

Well I certainly think it is the question businesses need to be asking of themselves in these...

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Recruiting: SoMe, Web 2.0, Pros & Cons and the future - some thoughts

19 February 2009

I was recently approached by OnRec.com ("The Magazine for Online Recruitment around the...

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The best, certainly most compelling, Employer Branding presentation I've ever seen.

16 February 2009

OK, perhaps a bold statement, but I really can't think of another presentation on Employer...

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Bom Bom Bom - Bom-bar-dier

12 February 2009

Another day and another collaborative website launch to put on our "Delivered" list. Again this...

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Virgin Careers Portal finished and live

4 February 2009

It's been a busy ole time over the past couple of months for Tony & his techy mates as we...

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Enough to Kindle a new interest in e-books?

4 February 2009

So Amazon are just about to launch their second generation kindle e-book reader - and as...

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Pimp My Christmas Tree - results

2 February 2009

Just before Christmas rather than the usual cards we sent out some flat foam Christmas trees...

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At last - some excellent candidate experience research. It is indeed ACE!

28 January 2009

If you are already aware of the research piece that Barkers & the Guardian have...

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A whole new meaning to your "flexible friend"

26 January 2009

I saw something last year from the BBC about the next generation of e-books, or e-paper to be...

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The future for Employer Branding - maybe

7 January 2009

What follows is a response I wrote to a “discussion” that came from a question...

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Charity viral follow up

7 January 2009

Firstly a very happy New Year to you. Hope that you had a good festive period and 2009 proves...

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‘tis the season to be virally charitable

19 December 2008

Firstly – Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday & Festive Greetings to anyone reading this....

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Festive fun from HereComesTheBoss

11 December 2008

Fact: there's not enough smiling in the world - so when I got the link to this video I was made...

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'tis the season to be snowy

10 December 2008

well - OK - I write this from the far East of England which isn't particularly known for its...

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First thoughts from the new look Monster

8 December 2008

In case anyone who happens across this blog is un-aware of who Monster are, they're one of...

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The internet + (- faux pas / (listening x communicating)) = tangible result

5 December 2008

What I especially love in this game is when something happens that brings home the real...

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Some Friday fun - possibly at Stephen Fry's expense

28 November 2008

Now sometimes you just come across something that is too good to keep to yourself - even though...

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e-Recruitment Best Practice Guide & growing old

26 November 2008

A colleague of mine on the DigitalRecruiting blog, John Whitehurst ( this guy not this one...

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What happens when an ad message goes very wrong?

19 November 2008

If you have a spread of blog feeds (in particular feeds that are from the US) then you will...

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When you change the game & don’t communicate – we all lose

18 November 2008

I’ve been a t-mobile customer for a year now. How do I know that? I know that because a...

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Reviewing wikijob.co.uk - a truly recruitment 2.0 site

12 November 2008

The guys over at MyLongLunch (who look to "harnesses the power of online community to connect...

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Welcome one, welcome all - the first post

7 November 2008

Quite a big day this the launch of the 3D MarComms website proper. As a business we've been...

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