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The Budget - Impact on Tech Companies
Although there was very little on business taxation in the Chancellor’s Budget speech, there was a recognition of the contribution tech companies...
What you need to know about the GDPR
If you haven’t already heard of the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), well, let us salute you. It seems to have become a bit of...
A Peoples Powerhouse - people as well as place regeneration for the North
Back in February there was a fair bit of criticism of the Northern Powerhouse Conference – not just for the lack of speakers, but for what seemed...
Spring Budget - Boosts for some, but are our entrepreneurs footing the bill?
“Philip Hammond has vowed to give the UK a “strong and stable platform” for Brexit negotiations as he delivered his first spring Budget....
The Writing Story Project
The Writing Story Project was cooked up in my kitchen at home, one afternoon when my brother and his kids came round to visit. I had left my old typewriter...
How to digitally transform your business
Digital transformation is the adaptation of a digital strategy and ensuring the implementation of that strategy is integrated into your business. It can...
KMS Media - What's new for the New Year and what it means for our clients
With the media landscape being so transitional, 2016 proved to be a fast-paced year for advertising. As a media agency it’s important we stay ahead...
Laura Mashiter, MD of Refresh PR, on the importance of collaboration within marketing in the North
Collaboration is a word that’s thrown around a lot, but what does it really mean and who is it beneficial to? Firstly, it can mean different things...
The top three advertising trends for 2017 - KMS Media offer an agency perspective
With the past twelve months being so fast paced and the digital market being so transitional, it’s been a very hectic year for us here at KMS Media!...
As GDP data shows calmer waters, UK must turn its attention across the pond
“News that the economy has grown by 0.5% since the Brexit vote is extremely encouraging, despite falling from the 0.7% growth rate of the previous...