Author Archives: Angela Zhu

Alphonse Mucha and Art in Advertising

Updated 01/04/2020 Art has always been present in advertising, from packaging to graphic design and visual branding – aesthetics have always attracted consumers. Alphonse Mucha (one of my favourite artists) was a most influential figure of the Art Nouveau period, … Read More

Productivity Management Methods & Resources Manual

Updated 25/03/2020 When you gain insight into your personal learning preferences, you can approach your work in a manner that best suits your natural style, including: how you manage your time, problem solving, approaches to decision making, and dealing with … Read More

ARG: The Ultimate Viral Marketing Method?

Updated 18/03/2020 You know about viral marketing and virtual reality, but you’ve probably never heard of Alternate Reality Gaming. This type of advertising is so intense it can literally get in your face.  An Alternate Reality Game (ARG) is the catch-all term … Read More

Clear up communication and simplify support with Help Desk Management

Updated 11/03/2020 It can be challenging to provide consistently high-quality customer service, but with the best tools you can save time and increase efficiency, allowing your staff to help more clients while making the process easier for them as well. … Read More

Don’t Get Lost – Let software manage your quotes for you

Updated 04/03/2020 Word, Excel and Outlook are out of date when it comes to preparing quotes. Why waste vital time with manual operations when you could switch to software that handles it all for you? Here are three ways automation … Read More

Will a career in a capital city make you rich? | SPP #92

London’s population has grown 7.5% in just five years. The capital contained approximately 13% of the total UK population in 2016. Inner London’s population has increased by 300,000 since 2011 to 3.5 million while Outer London’s has increased by 350,000 … Read More

Why did the Science Channel let Mike Hughes take off? | SPP #91

Amateur rocket builder and daredevil ‘Mad’ Mike Hughes suffered a fatal launch accident on the 22nd, during filming for the Science Channel’s (which has yet to comment on whether or not production will continue) show “Homemade Astronauts.” The purpose of … Read More

Yorkshire Tea: Why are people shouting at tea on Twitter? | SPP #90

So, what’s the tea? Top UK tea brand Yorkshire Tea was charged with treason by Twitter trolls and swamped with hate and calls for boycotting on social media after the Chancellor posed with a multi-pack of the popular brew. These … Read More

Is the BBC TV license fee worth paying for? | SPP #89

Phil and Adam discuss if there are any benefits to TV licenses, namely the UK’s BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and what it means to the nation – which may not be very much. They also explore what has changed since … Read More

Do we blame the media too much? | SPP #88

Whenever a celebrity casualty occurs, fingers start pointing. In recent cases, this has been directed towards the media – namely tabloids and social media such as Twitter, which is itself a hotbed of controversial conversation. Everyone likes to weigh in … Read More