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Small Things to Improve Your Work Wellbeing

In Mental Health by Demelza Cristall

Looking after your mental health at work is just as important as it is at home. We’ve put together a little graphic which we’d like you to share, pin, or print and stick onto your notice board – it may help someone out. At DRIVE, we pride our self in a healthy work environment, and each of us advocates a …

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#WorldPhotography: Top 5 Photography Locations Around The World

In Photography by Demelza Cristall

Not only is Demelza a digital content and social media whizz, but she also has a first-class degree in photography. To celebrate #WorldPhotographyDay Demelza has written a blog ticking off her favourite destinations to photograph around the globe. So, grab your notebook and start adding these gorgeous locations to your bucket list. “I love Iceland – the landscape is so …

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Find Out How We Plan a Successful Event Every Time

In Events by Clare Grove

At DRIVE we always seem to be in event mode; with at least one or two every month, if we’re not planning one, we’re recovering from one – often both at the same time! From roadshows to product launches, to parties, seminars and conferences, our clients keep us busy with events up and down the country. Throughout July, we’ve looked …

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Power, beauty & brilliance

In Marketing Strategy by Bethany Bines

Three words that define DRIVE. Power in the knowledge that we can overcome challenges no matter how big or small. We’re a hardworking team; we’re determined and experienced and skilled in so many great things As a team, we have 50 years of marketing experience and in this time (half a flipping decade…!)  we’ve gained a true understanding of the power …

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Our favourite social media stats of 2019 (so far)

In Social Media by Demelza Cristall

Who loves stats? We do! We’ve listed some of our favourite social media statistics, sourced from around the web, to help you keep on top of what’s going on in this ever-changing sector of digital marketing. We’ve prepared a helpful infographic to accompany these impressive stats. Now you can sound super smart when you drop these facts into conversation with …

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business

In Marketing Strategy by Demelza Cristall

A quick straw poll at DRIVE towers reveals a myriad of New Year’s resolutions; lose weight, drink less, exercise more, read more books, buy less ‘stuff’.   As with every year, we all start with the best of intentions, but come Easter, how many resolutions will have stuck? In business, as well as our personal lives, making a list of resolutions …

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DRIVE’s Advent 2018

In News by Demelza Cristall

This December, with some tenacious nagging from the younger members of staff, we filmed a DRIVE Christmas countdown on social media! Don’t worry if you didn’t catch it all as we’ve put together a version complete with all 25 questions and bloopers to spare!

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Why Your Business Really Needs Paid Social Media Advertising

In Social Media by Demelza Cristall

If you were to post on a Facebook business page with 1,000 followers, you might notice that only 30 of them will actually view the content. Unfortunately, this is how Facebook’s algorithm has worked for some years, gone are the days when you could post and expect to reach the majority of your followers. Twitter and Instagram (frustratingly) followed suit, …

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How to Plan a Successful Event?

In News by Bethany Bines

Events come in all shapes and sizes, from children’s parties, to weddings, to breakfast meetings and even conferences. Every event, large or small, needs careful planning to ensure successful, and most importantly of all, stress-free execution. We appreciate that when tasked with planning an event, the hardest part for our clients is often just knowing where to start. Here are …

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Top 10 Instagram Accounts to Follow in 2018

In News by Demelza Cristall

Bored of looking through your friend’s blurry food pictures and awkward family photos uploaded by your mum? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a list of our top 10 Instagram accounts.   Food If you follow MakeItDRIVE on social media you’ll be familiar with our foodie uploads, that’s because we can’t get through the day without three bars of …

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Social Media for Small Businesses: Why is it important?

In News by Demelza Cristall

If you’re thinking about starting your own business or you’ve already dipped your toes into the world of self-employment, with everything else needed to get started, social media is probably the last thing on your mind. It shouldn’t be. When used correctly, social media is an extremely powerful source of revenue for many small businesses. Helping them improve brand awareness, …

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Top 5 Things to do in Folkestone this Summer

In News by Demelza Cristall

The regeneration of the harbour, the abundance of creative shops and delicious cafes, and its scenic coastal walks make Folkestone, one of the best places to be this summer. We’re proud to be located right at the heart of it all and we want you to make the most of our up-and-coming town this season!   Folkestone Harbour Arm Perhaps …

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Marketing Strategy for Small Businesses

In Marketing Strategy, News by Bethany Bines

Creating a marketing strategy for a small business from scratch might seem like a daunting task. Fear not! There is a way you can kick-start your marketing with a simple strategy aimed to increase your brand awareness and build momentum. At DRIVE, we’re massive fans of lists, so here are our top 5 tips for launching a marketing strategy for …

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International Women’s Day 2018

In News by Bethany Bines

Write a blog for International Women’s Day, my team asked of me. International Women’s Day. A day of “gender parity”, a day to ‘#PressforProgress’ and, I read, a day to make the call to ‘motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.’ What in practice does this push, this call for parity, mean …

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“Content is King” (Queen)

In News by Bethany Bines

“Content is king”. A famous quote by Bill Gates in 1996, which I’m sure you’ve heard before. Funnily enough he predicted the boom of HUGE online activity in the 90s – way before all the major companies like Google or Facebook even existed. We would like to make a little change because here at DRIVE, we’re big on equality and …