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Taking Time Out

1.12.2016 by Jenn Granger

Sometimes work can feel like a relentless slog and it can be hard to catch your breath, but taking a moment to pause and see how your team is doing is important too; something which is taken quite literally as we go behind-the-scenes in our latest UKFast team video! It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind (name of my first coffee shop) and forget to take time to check in with the rest of the team, and assess what’s working and what’s not. Employee engagement might just sound like another business buzzword, but it’s true that teambuilding exercises…

Still Happy in Manchester

9.9.2016 by Jenn Granger

Although summer seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye, there are still plenty of reasons to be happy. I mean sure, Manchester’s the wettest city in the country, we live under the strapline ‘It’s grim…

Snapping up Facebook’s Fanbase

9.11.2015 by Jenn Granger

With online video reportedly the fastest growing section of digital advertising, recent figures reveal a very interesting race emerging. “Ephemeral” video messaging platform Snapchat is closing in on Facebook when it comes to video views – 6 billion views a…

Video: The Next Renaissance

23.6.2011 by Guest

This is a guest post from Byron Evans, Owner of Wallop Video Why do millions of people watch a cat playing the keyboard? We do (and let's face it we all have) because we can, we can watch whatever we want,…

What Videos Do You Want to See?

22.6.2011 by Jenn Granger

Last week, UKFast hosted a round table titled Video Nations. As part of this, we asked each member of the round table to write a guest blog for us - the first one published yesterday by Brian Barnes of Activideo.…

Video Nation

21.6.2011 by Guest

This is a guest post from Brian Barnes, Managing Director of So here I am feeling quite stumped. How do I write anything informative and stimulating about the new video generation and content? After all I am a dinosaur.…

Happy Birthday YouTube

26.5.2011 by Jenn Granger

The global phenomenon, YouTube, celebrated its sixth birthday yesterday. In a message on their blog, YouTube thanked everyone for their support and revealed two amazing stats on the video site's popularity. First they announced that over 48 hours of video…

A Billion Views, The Planet’s Favourite Channel!

20.10.2009 by Stephen McNamara

If anyone was still in doubt about web users’ appetite for watching streamed content online then YouTube’s latest figures should be all the convincing they need. The website’s founder, Chad Hurley, stated last week that YouTube is now getting over…

Digital Britain – Interim Report = Half-Baked Ideas!

31.1.2009 by Stephen McNamara

Today the Internet is awash with news, article, links and blogs about the new Government report on Britain's digital future. When reading through the various online entries on the subject it is striking just how many different industries this report…

Net Neutrality vs. Net Advancement

20.1.2009 by Mother Superior

New US President Barack Obama’s first term in office starts today and he is expected to deliver sweeping resolutions to many key issues. One of those key battle grounds is the argument pitching the major ISPs against advocates of Net…