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Archive for May, 2011

24 May

Buckingham Palace Tours to start soon


Buckingham Palace tours are to begin in July. After the hype of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton it is expected that the tours will be extremely popular this year. So book your tickets soon to avoid disappoinment. Need a place to stay? Book a hotel that is close to Buckingham Palace. Book with Umi Hotel London.

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17 May

Duxburys website goes LIVE!!


Duxburys Commercial is one of the leading firms of independent Chartered Surveyors, Commercial Property Consultants, Commercial Agents and Non Domestic Energy Assessors. In late 2010 they approached 2am Media and requested a complete re-brand.

They wanted to step away from their website’s old, outdated look and move towards a bolder professional image.

(This was the Duxburys Commercial website before 2am Media took over the account).

This was partly because of the current struggles in property market. Duxburys Commercial felt as though they needed to stand out from the other key players in the market, in order to compete. 2am Media have designed a simple, yet strong logo that is bold and suitable for the company. The new iconic logo has high visibility on “for sale” boards on properties and is recognisable to the public.

Duxburys Commercial’s website has been re-vamped by 2am Media from a website with a bland, white background and very little content, to a clean cut, professional looking, multi-functional website that is easy to navigate. The re-vamped website now had a vast amount of content that ranges from a detailed overview of who the company are and what they do, the services offered, recent news about the company, contact information etc. The property search function has also been updated to be more attractive and user friendly.

17 May

Pete Stubbs at Young Artist of the Year Exhibition in Blackpool


Tonight Blackpool College hosts the first Young Artist of the Year Exhibition. The event which is destined to become a regular fixture to the galleries calendar will be attended by 2am’s Managing Director, Pete Stubbs who will be giving a brief talk about the creative industry.

Pete attended Blackpool College many years ago and wanted to give parents and students an insight into life in the creative industry, he will speak about the rise of 2am over the last 25 years and his input into the business.

Regarding his talk Stubbs commented: “I hope the exhibition will inspire young people to imagine the potential and the opportunities available in the creative sector and realise it’s not all airy fairy.”

The exhibition itself showcases the talent of the learners in secondary schools around the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre coast it demonstrates not only the creativity but also the imagination and talent of the local youth.

16 May

Social Link Anatomy – Getting A Feel For The Value of Social


Because of the new research regarding social media’s effect on SEO emerging we thought it would be worth taking a closer look at and go into more detail on social links.


16 May

What is Bitcoin?


Bitcoin is a P2P (peer-tp-peer) digital currency based on user networks.

This currency is based on the principle of the open source/wiki revolution of recent years, meaning there is no central authority rather all actions are taken at a collective level (unlike traditional method of monetary valuation which is based on government or financial authority regulation – known as Fiat Currency).

Is Bitcoin the future of currency?

In an economy that’s becoming far less centralized the relentless drive towards market led decentralisation can be felt everywhere – currency and payments methods are no different. From the advancements made through PayPal to Bitcoin, a full on online not for profit currency for the good of mankind. As commerce becomes increasingly trans-national and as the knowledge economy becomes increasingly dependent on homeworkers it’s likely that this will be developed into a truly global phenomenon.

Think of emails, within a few short years they had changed the way we thought of mail forever, within two decades they have become a real threat to the traditional form of paper mail, mail is now becoming synonymous with email whilst traditional mail forms are taking on derogatory names, most notably snail mail.

Does Bitcoin put the user back in control?

Bitcoin looks to change the way we view money in a very similar way to the way we view mail, by combining old and new technologies, Bitcoin put the user for the first time in direct control of the currency they use for the first time since the advent or the barter society way back in the mists of the stone age.

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