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Call us for a chat on +44 (0)20 7836 3678 or email Amanda Francis

  There have been some rather negative stats of late from the AAR in relation to the decline of new business pitches. Looking at their chart below, you could be forgiven for wailing “We’re all doomed” before retreating into a corner of self-pity and waiting for the world to end. However, our experience so far … Read More

Our Social Times will be hosting a breakfast event on 16th September which aims to help you build your agency into a world-beating success. The event will run from 8.30-10.30 am at The Marlborough Suite, in Dukes Hotel, London SW1. Featuring insights and Q&A sessions with guest speakers who have grown multi-million pound marketing agencies … Read More

Alchemis is delighted to be a sponsor of the inaugural UK Agency Awards taking place on Thursday 10th September 2015 at the Emirates Stadium in London. It is the UK’s first awards recognising excellence in the way agencies are run, marketed and grown. The awards are open to agencies from the entire spectrum, including creative, … Read More

We are very proud to have recently been confirmed as full members of the Direct Marketing Association. We were visited by the DMA’s compliance team earlier this year and were found to be compliant in all areas, after a couple of small tweaks! The DMA’s Code is the code of conduct to which all DMA … Read More

In an increasingly frenetic society, consumers want access to information instantly and at the touch of a button. Smartphones are fast becoming THE device of choice when surfing the net with 80% of users owning one – the rise of App usage goes hand in hand with this. A recent Nielsen survey showed that 89% … Read More

Here is a campaign I wanted to share with you all: Ban Bossy I would describe myself as a confident, direct, a no nonsense type of girl. But I have also been described as aggressive and bossy. This campaign encourages girls and women all over the world to lead; from school girls, to teachers, to … Read More

I’ve seen a few dirty tricks in my time. I’ve worked in one form or another in advertising, media sales, contract publishing and business development companies over the past 20 years. I have seen people selling ad space in directories and magazines that would never be published – well maybe just a short print run … Read More

Following my last blog about bitcoin being just a little bit shady, it seems HMRC have decided to be all charitable to the concept by eliminating VAT from all transactions. Well if HMRC are giving it a free pass, who am I to argue? Or would I be too cynical if I said that maybe, … Read More

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year or so, it is almost inevitable that you would have seen the blanket media coverage about Bitcoin and its phenomenal rise in value. Now, just in case there are any rock-dwelling folk waking from hibernation and reading this blog, here is a link to … Read More