14 for Brazil ’14

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil is fast approaching us and here at Boyd Digital football fever is tightening its grip. In order to celebrate this festival of football properly we are taking a look at 14 of most memorable world cup moments from great goals to bad tackles and glory to controversy. Continue reading “14 for Brazil ’14”

‘We’re a local shop for local people’: Understanding Google Local

It wasn’t so long ago that if someone wanted a specific service, out came the Yellow Pages and a game of ‘which is best/cheapest/closest?’ was afoot. Nowadays if you want, for example, to find a dentist here in Glasgow it takes just one quick search to highlight not just the names and numbers of different dentists, but also show you where they are on a map, when they’re open, what their phone number is and how they’ve been rated too. Continue reading “‘We’re a local shop for local people’: Understanding Google Local”

Boyd Digital Film Festival

Scotland has long been renowned in the world of film for  actors such as Sean Connery and James McAvoy to movies like Trainspotting and Gregory’s Girl as well as lending locations to such block busters as Harry Potter and World War Z. It will come as little surprise to you then that both the Glasgow and Edinburgh International Film Festivals always prove to be extremely popular. Continue reading “Boyd Digital Film Festival”

Everyone’s Favourite Festival Performances

With Radio 1’s Big Weekend taking place across town at Glasgow Green this weekend, a discussion started in the office about just what the best festival performances of all time were. Now we have a widely varying taste when it comes to the type of music we all like, so instead of spending the day arguing over which Glastonbury head-liners were the best, or which of us has been to the best festival possible, a quick solution was proposed: everyone find their favourite festival performance ever and share it. Continue reading “Everyone’s Favourite Festival Performances”

Putting All Your Eggs in Someone Else’s Basket

If you have a business or a website the chances are you will realise the importance of having a good social media presence. Being able to interact with your target audience is a great way to gauge opinion and promote your product and it is often the first port of call for potential new customers.

But just how reliant are we becoming on this? Focussing all of our energies on one platform such as Facebook or Twitter can be a risky business if it means we neglect the quality of our actual site or a wider social net. Continue reading “Putting All Your Eggs in Someone Else’s Basket”