Bdaily Insider Behind-the-scenes blog from the team at Bdaily.

Talk of innovation is cheap, but it could be worth stacks

by Tom Keighley

‘Innovation’ is a stalwart of the buzzword pallet. The term now frequently inspires groans of scepticism, but the often derided term came to mean something for me recently. A trip to the recent ‘Return on Innovation’ conference in Newcastle brought the term to life, real life. Previously I’d found talk of innovation to be cheap - after all, how many stretched businesses can employ real time and energies into pure creation? Speaker Professor Roy Sandbach - a former leader of Procter and…

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‘Continual Improvement’... put simply, making things better

by Sarah Callender

This is something we all aspire to achieve when running a business, but the reality is that embedding ‘continual improvement’ as standard practice takes huge amounts of effort and needs to be embraced as part of the culture of an organisation. In the early stages of taking on Bdaily, we all agreed that we needed to be able to measure and track our performance better in order to inform the decisions we were making across the business. So, we built systems…

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Blogging for business

Blogging on Bdaily

by Simon Tapson

As blogging gains popularity with the budding business writers in our community we felt it appropriate to give everyone a quick update on our self publishing platform. We have 3,000 existing bloggers, with 567 of those publishing articles last month; a number which is growing steadily. Your own blog already exists Clicking on my name at the bottom of this page will take you to the home of my Bdaily blog or, after publishing an article yourself, clicking on your own name will…

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Introducing the newest member of the Bdaily team

by Clare Burnett

This has been my first week as the Bdaily’s new Yorkshire editor, although I’ve been up in Newcastle with the Geordies for my initiation. We’ve had a growing presence in God’s Own County for a while now but I hope, in my new job, to get the stories and successes of Yorkshire’s businesses delivered on a modern platform, already big in the North East. Although I went to Trinity College in Dublin, I’m a native of Yorkshire, bred in the Ripon…

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Online content marketing can achieve 30% more value - put down the newspaper!

by Graham Vincent

Online content marketing can be more effective than conventional methods of advertising. Although still widely employed, a full page advert in a newspaper is not seen as cost effective and relevant to an audience as the ‘21st century’ method. The internet is predominantly where people source their news - and therefore, even subliminally, see advertising - and more and more SME’s are taking advantage of this. Bdaily Business News were recently commissioned by AOL Networks to write a featured article for the website. AOL…

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Congratulations to our July iPad Mini Competition Winners!

by Eleanor Cook

Congratulations go to our July iPad Mini competition winners: Michael Coates from Protostar and Alison Young from Alium Partners! Thank you to everyone who participated in the competition and watch this space for future Bdaily prize giveaways!

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Off to pastures new

by Miranda Dobson

Exactly a year since I started as a journalist with Bdaily, today is sadly my last day at the company. As many readers will know from my previous Bdaily Insider blogs, I was the first journalist to venture out of Bdaily’s starting place in the North East, and I’ve been heading up the North West news for the past six months. I’m extremely proud of the work I’ve done with Bdaily, and I have learnt a ridiculous amount, not only about…

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Twitter fall

I lost thousands of Twitter followers overnight, why?

by Simon Tapson

Why have I lost thousands of Twitter followers overnight? I’ve seen this question posed on countless blogs, support forums and daily over Twitter. As we have now been at the receiving end of it I thought I’d attempt to shed some light. The background: Upon acquiring Bdaily last year, Ground Six also inherited a list of their digital assets, including the @BdailyNews Twitter account and associated followership. We spent some time sorting through our followers and filtering out the accounts that were inactive…

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Map of the regions

Hunting news in the regions

by Miranda Dobson

We can talk about how fantastic developments in communication and technology are until the cows come home. And of course, they are great, and forward thinking is a principle that Bdaily is founded on. But when it comes to writing engaging news stories, the importance of having a real, personal connection with the area you’re covering is paramount, and not something that can be replaced with even the speediest of broadband. At the beginning of 2013, Bdaily made its first step…

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Bdaily App

Bdaily app: business news on Apple and Android

by Simon Tapson

Today our app was launched on the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPad and on Google Play for Android. It has been a hectic year at Bdaily to date and we have embraced every nail-biting second of it. Though I’m certain I don’t speak solely for myself, I get most excited when we pull together the numbers, poll opinion and come to the consensus that what our readers really want is: more tech. With that in mind, may I present to you…

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Bdaily and you: a burgeoning relationship

by Graham Vincent

So your company wants to broadcast your insight into a pertinent issue, but you want to be seen to be quick to the punch and get your message out promptly. Print media doesn’t allow for this. But Bdaily Business News does. Now, you can boost credibility and establish yourself as an expert within your particular sector by publishing content yourself direct to your own profile on Bdaily. Your business benefits by the immediate publication to the right audience, as well as…

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betterthanbdaily

It’s like Bdaily, but better

by Simon Tapson

Yesterday we rolled out a series of site-wide design changes to better accommodate the increasing quantity of stories being generated by our journalists in the field and the wider professional community. These changes are the result of studying months of usage data and are intended to provide the best possible user experience with the cleanest, simplest interface. Upon navigating Bdaily you will now find that the content is better arranged to highlight the different types of article, sources and sectors available…

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