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Author: Mark Waugh

Amy Bould and Sallie Allen with lots of mince pies and Christmas cakes

Cancelled Christmas party brings food bank boost

With Christmas parties off the menu this year, Be Bold Media has teamed up with Newport’s food bank to spread some festive cheer in the community. Newport Food Bank is helping families in the town registered with the local authority as needing extra support, providing them with hampers containing both essentials and seasonal treats to

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Famera. Not really getting it

Is it time for a Zoom alternative?

First there was the novelty of having all of your meetings online. Then came the fatigue of being on camera for much of the day. So what DO you do when all those Zoom meetings make it feel like Groundhog Day? With typical human ingenuity, the video meeting space is moving on, offering us new

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UK vaccine a victim of the rush for breaking news

Today we saw a perfect example of how the breaking news of the same story can be conveyed in very different ways with the different use of just one fact. At about 6.50 this morning I was looking at an iPad as a BBC breaking news alert announced the Oxford and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine was

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Expensify CEO says 'Vote Biden'

Would your business take a political stance?

This is a question many a business person has asked themselves from time-to-time. The answer is usually a resounding ‘no’. Received wisdom is that business stays out of politics, at least overtly. Donations may be made with a view to an end (and in there lies a whole other discussion) but that’s not the same

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Pay up to be part of the solution

So often in business it’s the less glamorous stuff that matters the most. The form filling, the legal agreements, insurances, policy documents and the endless rest of it. Any business owner though will tell you that the fundamental thing is quite simple and obvious – getting paid. It’s something we have a bit of a

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Don't take a wrecking ball to your business legacy

Legacy of Covid-19 behaviour by businesses will linger

Reputations of businesses and their owners are being made and broken as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds. It has long been said that you can tell the character of a person by how they react when the chips are down, something that is now proving true of firms faced with the stresses of the times we

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Coronavirus clarity is essential for business

We’re going to go through many stages of dealing with coronavirus in the coming weeks and perhaps months, but one thing business needs to get right is communication around it. There are still many unknowns, but that shouldn’t prevent anyone from having a plan and what might not yet have made it to the top

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Your IT security is a PR issue

Your IT security might seem to be a million miles away from your reputational concerns. It’s all passwords and servers and the daily doses of user error (and the printers never doing what they should, obviously). What recent days have shown us yet again is that data breaches make headlines. Today alone we’ve got a

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