Keeping the wheels in motion

Keeping the wheels in motion

Our office doors remain closed for the time being, as we work together to keep families, communities and clients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic - however we’re still open for business and are here for clients, existing and new, should they need us.Like many...

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Working from home?

Working from home?

So, home based workers of the UK, how have you found the first fortnight of doing your job from your kitchen/bedroom/garage? We’re now entering week three, with the McConnells’ team doing what they do best; designing, managing, writing and crafting omnichannel media...

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We’re all in this together, virtually

We’re all in this together, virtually

With the seriousness of COVID-19, we are now entering uncharted territory, but as we gradually get used to this new norm – albeit a temporary one – we must remember that we are in this together, and we can all make a difference. This is why, to help protect our staff,...

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Website evolution from a web designer’s perspective

Website evolution from a web designer’s perspective

One of our designers, Sarah has recently been developing the latest version of the Denstone College Preparatory School website. She’s worked on the DCPS account for over a decade and during that time has made her mark on the brand’s development and creative...

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Q and A with Lou – Senior PR Manager

Q and A with Lou – Senior PR Manager

Senior PR Manager Louise Carlin has been part of the McConnells’ team for over four years. Her industry expertise, sharp management skills and dry sense of humour combine to make her a great account manager and fantastic colleague. Lou’s office sits alongside our...

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Personalised TV advertising, streamed just for you

Personalised TV advertising, streamed just for you

Most of us have become familiar with the concept of having ads on devices tailored to our algorithm-ed interests, however, should we now ready ourselves for the same advertising personalisation to enter our TV watching world?I’m not talking about paid-for slots shown...

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Check your definitions or risk weakening your brand

Check your definitions or risk weakening your brand

As part of using (and hopefully enjoying) the English language, it’s a matter of course that at times some words get slightly misused, for no other reason than because they sound good in the moment. Then, because they sound good in that place, people catch on and the...

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Q and A with Matt – Graphic Designer

Q and A with Matt – Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer Matt Thompson recently celebrated his 21st year working at McConnells. His quick wit is as strong as his attention to detail, in a position where his creativity and commitment to the job shine through. Enjoying the design elements of his role, as well...

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Hoping for a voice assistant under the tree?

Hoping for a voice assistant under the tree?

With Christmas fast approaching and the daily use of voice assistants in the UK continuing to rise, we wonder how many stockings will be stuffed with brand new Alexas, Google Homes, or Apple Homepods this year; and just how satisfied their recipients will be. The tech...

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Quick fire round with Sarah – Graphic and Website Designer

Quick fire round with Sarah – Graphic and Website Designer

Our studio has benefitted from the creative talents of Graphic and Website Designer Sarah de Roeck for 16 years now. With her natural artistic flair, Sarah can devise and fulfil a concept to match any creative brief. She studied at Loughborough University School of...

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Search Intent explained

Search Intent explained

What is search intent? Through the McConnells’ blog, we’ve recently been posting explanations of current SEO terminology, in a move to help readers make sense of the jargon and processes that affect both company and customer as we navigate our way around the internet....

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Quick fire round with Izzy – Media Administrator

Quick fire round with Izzy – Media Administrator

We’d like you to meet our team’s most recent recruit, Izzy Brackenbury - Media Administrator. University of Derby student Izzy will be with us until August 2020 as she spends her placement year as a Media Administrator with the McConnells’ Media Buying Division....

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Christmas adverts 2019 unwrapped…literally

Christmas adverts 2019 unwrapped…literally

One of the very first signs that Christmas is in the air, is the release of our UK retailer’s festive ads, which, being in the advertising industry, McConnells takes a keen interest in reviewing! It’s the 15th of November, and so far, we’ve considered a selection of...

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Domain Authority

Domain Authority

Looking for more authority in your domain? Have you come across the phrase Domain Authority? Well, in an online world where getting your company’s website ranking up in that ‘all important’ first page of search results, it’s a term that fundamentally means relevance....

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Hasn’t the camera actually been lying for ages?

Hasn’t the camera actually been lying for ages?

Has anyone else out there become gripped by BBC1’s recent drama offering, The Capture? I’m sure that for many this multi-layered story of conspiracy, legal professionals questionably hanging out at raves, and camera footage alternation has made for compulsive...

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