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How to spot your stories

Spotting Your Stories and sharing your success, Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications
Whoever you are and whatever you do, chances are there is an organisation you know which would benefit from some extra publicity. That could be a business you run, a group you are a part of – from the local Brownies troupe to the pub darts team – or a cafe or shop you like to frequent. Advertising is one way to get the word out. But another, less costly, way is to come up with a story abou...
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Social media for business: How to get started

Getting Started With Facebook and Twitter Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications
Getting started with Facebook and Twitter need not drive you to distraction Do you have a love/hate relationship with Twitter and Facebook? If you’re a business owner, then at some point you have undoubtedly been told that you need to be on Twitter and Facebook and probably LinkedIn too. You may well be heartily sick of being told it and be stubbornly refusing to acknowledge that there is any ...
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Amazon Prime Music and why it’s well worth using

Little Mix and Bruce Springsteen are just two of the artists whose music is available on Amazon Prime Music
If you’re a teenager, or you know any, chances are that whenever they want to listen to music their first port of call is a streaming service. Whether that’s Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Deezer or one of a thousand others, it basically involves playing music over the internet without having to buy that piece of music first. It’s become so popular in recent years that since 2014 the singles ch...
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The Big Gig at St Mary’s on December 3

Earlier this year I wrote this post about The Big Gig, a twice-yearly event at St Mary's Church in Upton where young and talented musicians play songs by the likes of Nirvana, the Black Keys, Bastille and many others. It's always a great night and, as I wrote back in May, it ends in time for a couple of pints afterwards if that's your thing. Tomorrow night (December 3) is the second Big ...
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Upton Christmas Lights Switch-On

Upton Christmas Lights Switch-on Upton's Christmas Lights will be turned on at St Mary's Church in the Wirral village on Saturday December 10 at 5.30pm. The church is laying on music, mince pies and mulled wine at the event, which will be followed by a screening of the sing-a-long version of Disney classic Frozen. The whole event is free and more information is available by ringing the ch...
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Five things schools must remember about their websites

What Schools Must Know About Their Websites: Blog by Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications, School Web Design specialist
Let’s get one thing out of the way immediately: I build school websites, so a blog on what school websites should be like could be interpreted by some as a blog about Why Schools Should Use Me To Build Their Websites. But as well as being a school website builder, I am a parent of four school-age children who attend three different schools, and one of the reasons I build websites for schools ...
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Five things I’ve learned in business

Five Things I've Learned in Business by Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications
Seven months after leaving the Liverpool Echo, I started my own business in July 2015. I am a writer and designer and I work for schools, charities and businesses; what I write and what I design is largely up to them. Some days I am a graphic designer, other days I am a blog writer, other days I am a web designer. I turn my hand to pretty much anything that involves writing or designing and j...
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Graphic Design tips: Simple is best

Graphic design tips by Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications
Graphic design tips 1: Keep things simple Graphic design tips don't come much more basic than keep it simple. In this blog I'll be explaining why that is my golden rule for any kind of graphic design. Whether you’re working out how to use Photoshop on your family pictures or trying your hand at Adobe Illustrator for a bookclub poster, it’s tempting to make use of each and every one of Adobe’...
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