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Ghoulish decorations, pumpkin carvings and scary costumes, it can only mean one thing ….. Halloween is here! At Open we have already been getting into the spirit of the spooky occasion with our annual Halloween competition. If you haven’t already done so, make sure you check out and vote for your favourite pumpkin carving. Across… read more.

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Having witnessed the devastating effects that depression and mental illness can have, especially on those closest to the sufferer, I was pleased to learn that the Samaritans, the suicide prevention charity, has launched Samaritans Radar. Samaritans Radar is an app that monitors the users Twitter page for signs of distress and possible suicidal intent as… read more.

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We’re more used to creative writing and campaign planning than being elbow deep in pumpkin seeds and gooey carvings, but that’s what we’ve been up to this week and it can only mean one thing… yes, it’s our annual Halloween competition! So here are the entries for this year, all we ask is that you… read more.

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Spending time with family and friends, exotic holidays or personal achievements, are these the type of statuses and pictures that you share with friends in your social world? I’m probably spot on, am I not? It’s never a negative picture that we paint our lives in on social media, but a positive. We’re all guilty… read more.

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It is guaranteed that at some point in our lives we will all experience the feeling of nostalgia. Each of us will come across a certain smell, song or taste that will trigger a memory and take us back to a happy and sentimental time in our lives. I must say I have experienced it… read more.

17 OCT 2014

Sharing our success

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We know that we don’t shout about the feedback that we get from the businesses we work with enough, which is something that we are trying to address, so to make a start I wanted to share the following testimonials from two fantastic organisations that we are proud to call our clients: Head of Social… read more.

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For many of us that are trying to watch what we eat, this week can be a tough one. In many newspapers and magazines, across social media and broadcast channels we are faced with a wave of all things chocolate, an influx of tasty detail that is difficult to escape. That’s right this week is… read more.

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Today I had the absolute pleasure of going to a lunchtime event hosted by the Yorkshire Mafia for Leeds Business Week. Unlike other ‘networking’ meetings that I have attended, I always find anything that is arranged in association with the Group to be ‘different’ and often on a larger scale than anyone would expect. I… read more.

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I have a confession to make ….. My name is Naomi Stafford and I am a complete bookworm. I can’t trace back the routes of when my addiction began, but ever since I could read, books have been a passion of mine. I love to read, I love to go to the library, I love… read more.

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Facebook announced this week that it will begin to target its online advertisements based on a user’s geographic location. Providing permissions are allowed, Facebook will be able to establish where a person is through their mobile phone settings and then tailor its adverts accordingly. The adverts will be available to any user who is shown… read more.