Looking for that web designer

lbdesign is looking to hire a web designer for our London office. If you’re a great web designer, big on web standards and interested in working with clients in the UK, US and beyond, then I’d love to hear from you.

lbdesign, a communications design consultancy

As the summer races to a close faster than many of us would like, I am really excited to tell everyone that we’re looking to hire a web designer for our London office. If you’re a great web designer, big on web standards and are interested in working with clients in the UK, US and beyond, then I’d love to hear from you.

Surf over to the job advert on the lbdesign website and read more about it.

While you’re there, you can also check out some photos of our London office that we’ve just posted. Our offices, based in Nice Studios, are a bright, vibrant and happy place — great for delivering creative solutions to clients around the world.

The next Tweet, Tag & Blog session

If you’re interested in learning about how social media can be of help in enabling your small or medium business or charitable organisation to connect with your customers and supporters, then this seminar is for you.

Liam delivering a social media seminar

As the summer drifts along at a frighteningly fast pace, I am excited to share the news that, over at lbdesign, we’re holding our second Tweet, Tag & Blog session. If you’re interested in learning more about how social media can be utilised to build an online presence, increase brand awareness and connect with customers, then this seminar is for you!

Here’s what Rachel Collingwood, director of Nice Images, said of the seminar we ran in May 2010:

“Whey hey! Nice Images loved the ‘Tweet, Tag + Blog’ session by lbdesign and we are working hard using all the excellent ideas we were given and bringing some joy back into our business.”

This valuable training session is being held in London, UK, on Thursday, 23 September from 9.30 am to 12.00 pm. Check out the following page for further details and registration information:

http://lbdesign.tv/news/the-next-tweet-tag-blog

April’s remembrances

Tuesday, 6 April marks the sixteenth anniversary of the start of the Rwandan genocide. On that fateful day in 1994, the almost 1 million victims had no real understanding what was about to befall them. Whilst the world ignored or failed to intervene — myself very much included — thousands of people were slaughtered with guns, grenades, machetes, sticks, clubs and farm implements.

Hope Survivors FoundationIf you’re in London this April, I invite you to join the Hope Survivors Foundation at their official commemoration.  This important event will feature talks, testimonies from Holocaust survivors and 7/7 London bombings survivors, poems, films and music.

Date: Saturday, 17 April 2010
Time: Doors open at 13:00 – the event starts at 13:45
Place: Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-23 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 2EA

The event is open to all; however, space is limited so please RSVP directly to the Hope Survivors Foundation.

If you’re looking for more information on the Rwandan genocide, the ongoing plights of its survivors and the work being done to help those survivors, I recommend visiting the Survivors Fund website.

Blogging here, blogging there

laptop keyboard

It’s been a busy writing schedule for me of late. In addition to my normal publication schedule over at chickenmonkeydog.com, I’ve been writing a few posts for some of my colleagues’ and clients’ blogs. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been asked to contribute some thoughts on blogging and social media with a couple of different websites.

In my role as an associate of The Governance Partnership, I offered some guidance for blogging for small businesses. That particular post looks at some of the blog software options available to smaller organisations, including a programme called ‘Getting British Businesses Online‘, which I learned of from Enterprise UK.

As part of an exciting new blog launched this month by Cockpit Arts, I wrote a piece entitled Social Media: Thy Name is Community Building. The post offers a few tips to those who ponder what sort of material could be useful in building an effective online presence.

Getting your head around online marketing

Over at lbdesign, I spend a considerable portion of my day working with clients on developing and implementing online marketing strategies. As a key market for lbdesign is small businesses and charities, we’ve decided to put together a seminar to cover some of the key points when it comes to using social media to help meet business goals.

Tweet, tag and blog: connecting with customers to build your brandOver at lbdesign, I spend a considerable portion of my day working with clients on developing and implementing online marketing strategies. As a key market for lbdesign is small businesses and charities, we’ve decided to put together a seminar to cover some of the key points when it comes to using social media to help meet business goals. Luckily for me, that means another trip over to London. Yeah!

Our seminar is called Tweet, tag and blog: connecting with clients to build your brand, and will cover the key social media websites and how they can be of use to your business, offer some exciting ideas on how to build your company’s online presence through a combination of social media tools and will deliver a practical guide to implementing a social media strategy for your own business.

More information on how to register is on the lbdesign website. There are two seminars on Tuesday, 20 April, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The seminars are the same, so there is no need to attend both.

The Snownami of ’10

A snow lady

Wow! Did we get some snow here in Philadelphia this past week or what?!? The total snow fall from Friday, 05 February through to Thursday, 11 February was something like four to five feet! Although the snowstorm was worse elsewhere (particularly in Washington, D.C.), it still managed to set a new record locally.

Having grown up in the suburbs of Chicago, I thought that I was used to significant snow fall. Yet, I cannot remember a worse snow storm – especially the driving wind and white-out conditions that developed on Wednesday afternoon. I am not looking forward to another one of those any time soon!

HMD2010: 65 years on from that day

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The amazingly dedicated and hard-working people at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust have done a fantastic job putting together a very moving film about HMD2010. Please do take the time to watch it. It’s about 10 minutes long, but well worth the viewing.

Whilst you’re here, go on and take a moment to light a virtual candle to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

The death of a daily friend

Liam's cafetiere no more

When I came downstairs this morning, I was saddened to see that a dear friend has passed in the middle of the night. Although I did not hear the crash that was her demise, she must have fallen from the dish-drying rack and crashed the counter top below. To think of my dear cafetiere just lying there, all broken and crushed, with no one to hold her in those final few minutes.

So … I guess it will be tea this morning then.