October 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Top 10 Halloween Ads from 2014

This year has been a brilliant one for Halloween ads. I think this is down to a couple of factors; more money being spent on videos due to the ever-increasing engagement on social media and that the UK is beginning to embrace the commercial holiday.

So, here they are, the top 10 adverts from this year.

1) giffgaff

When you're scared, you're not the boss #alltheboss

Love this ad, such a simple concept but with a…


Added by Jane Sherwood on October 31, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Top 5 Banned Halloween Adverts

As we prepare for the commercial holiday that is All Hallows Eve, getting your scary movies ready on Netflix, copious amounts of sweets for the trick-o-treaters which you will inevitably eat yourself. Let's look back at the top creepy Halloween ads created and subsequently banned.


1) K-fee — Ghost Car

2) Phones 4 U - Creepy…


Added by Jane Sherwood on October 30, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

Argos, angst and uncommon sense: Customer service versus personality.

I have recently experienced poor customer service.  “Really!”, “You don’t say!”, “Haven’t we all?”, you cry, and you’d be right to say that I’m not alone.  However, this recent debacle has made me wonder whether businesses are getting this ‘customer service’ lark all wrong.…


Added by James Broadhurst on October 21, 2014 at 18:06 — No Comments

Fun Halloween game provides a treat for women’s health charity

Jumpstart Interactive have just launched an addictive Halloween game, called Fright or Flight in support of national women’s health charity Wellbeing of Women.

Designed and developed by Jumpstart, the aim of the game is to fly a witch on a broomstick through a spooky sky, whilst avoiding an…


Added by Emma Smith on October 21, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Your Mindberg and how it can help your messaging

We’ve all heard the analogy of the mind being like an iceberg - 10% is knowable and 90% resides below the surface.

The thing is, if you think of conscious thoughts as being the breeze that blows on the 10% above the surface and your beliefs, values and programming being the current that pushes against the 90% - it’s easy to understand where most of your influence lies. (And that’s the same for your prospects too.)

If your thoughts and beliefs/values aren’t in alignment you will…


Added by Stuart Young on October 17, 2014 at 16:22 — No Comments

The future internet of things

This month marks 25 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee developed the draft of a proposal for we now know as the World Wide Web.

In fact, it’s hard for many of us to imagine how we ever did our school homework – or anything for that matter - without it! Of course the world is a very different place to the…


Added by Ardi Kolah on October 13, 2014 at 13:53 — No Comments

Deal or no deal – the psychology of shopping

We all love a bargain; there’s something satisfying about saving money, especially if you were going to buy the item anyway. Of course if an offer’s too good to resist, it’s easy to give in to temptation and buy it for the sake of it, even if we don’t need it. It’s only four letters, but ‘sale’ has a profound effect on us.

But why is this?

Apparently, our inherent ability to understand the concept of saving is present from a young age, something shown by…


Added by Michaela Clement-Hayes on October 2, 2014 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

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