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The Hub

Where we share our digital insights and all things BBI

BBI at UpFront 2017 Conference

Article posted on 22.05.2017 by Tim Butler

Our Technical Director Tim Butler reviews UpFront Conference 2017 in Manchester.

Bing It On

Article posted on 01.03.2017 by Andy Brownlie

Last Tuesday, I had the privilege of being invited to Bings 2nd annual Manchester Connect event at the Bridgewater Hall.

BBI Scaling New Heights

Article posted on 06.02.2017 by Big Brand Ideas

Our good friends over at Climbing The Walls very kindly invited us along to the VIP opening of their brand new Climbing Centre.

A slice of Dismaland in Macclesfield

Article posted on 17.11.2016 by Big Brand Ideas

After the success of the month-or-so long exhibition back in 2015 from world renowned street artist, Banksy, the mighty Macclesfield has got its self a piece of the action.

"Alexa, is this the future?"

Article posted on 10.11.2016 by Paul Gregory

Due to my interest in new technology as well as the need to have someone else to talk to around the house I ordered the newly released (in the UK anyway) Amazon Echo Dot...

We came, we saw, we conquered

Article posted on 18.10.2016 by Jon Butler

If you’ve been checking in with us on social media you might have noticed that we’ve been all about the glitz and glamour lately.

BBI Goes Gold for MCR!

Article posted on 14.10.2016 by Big Brand Ideas

BBI are supporting Go Gold MCR which is celebrating the success of Team GB Olympic and Paralympic teams

Kicking Business Goals

Article posted on 07.10.2016 by Big Brand Ideas

BBI are going to be kicking goals at Macclesfield Town Football Club as this seasons Major Sponsor...

Latest Tech Round-up

Article posted on 06.10.2016 by Tim Butler

Tim Butler our Head of Web Development has given his insights into the latest Tech updates and Development releases, looking at what is currently happening in the world of Digital Tech!

Top Tips to Protect your Brand on Social

Article posted on 02.10.2016 by Jodie Houghton

Our BBI Digital Content guru Jodie Houghton gives us her top tips on protecting and managing your brands reputation on social media…

A brief story of how we celebrated a Christmas Number 1

Article posted on 19.09.2016 by Alex Mocock

BBI, Magnafi and One Minute Briefs went to celebrate with The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir

We’re nominated for an MPA award

Article posted on 02.09.2016 by Big Brand Ideas

Big Brand Ideas and Magnafi have been nominated for an MPA Award in the Best Collaboration category!

What's in a game?

Article posted on 11.08.2016 by Jodie Houghton

In early July two students from Salford University joined BBI. Both they and the team had one goal in mind; to make an amazing mobile game.

Our favourite Snapchat Geofilters

Article posted on 27.04.2016 by Big Brand Ideas

As part of our ongoing support for Morphman (running 7 marathons in 7 days) we created a Snapchat Geofilter and ran through our past favourites.

Look out for Big Brand Ideas at the Northern Business Expo

Article posted on 08.04.2016 by Big Brand Ideas

We’re going to be at the Northern Business Expo from 14-15 April at Event City, so come and find us at stand D20 where you can also play our new game Expodash.

Do you #LoveYourNHS? Big Brand Ideas DO!

Article posted on 18.12.2015 by Adam Britton

With just one week to go until the big day, The NHS have released their single ‘A Bridge Over You’.

Our Naughty vs. Nice Secret Santa Wishlist

Article posted on 09.12.2015 by Big Brand Ideas

Here at BBI we love a bit of designery finery and a general appreciation of beautiful needless products, gadgets and luxuries.


Article posted on 26.10.2015 by Nick Entwistle

A look back at the #OMBLIVE event sponsored by Big Brand Ideas

DSMMCM1516 Social Media Cup

Article posted on 23.10.2015 by Big Brand Ideas

Big Brand Ideas is sponsoring the DSMMCM1516 Social Media Cup

BBI is off to #BrightonSEO

Article posted on 15.09.2015 by Big Brand Ideas

I am being allowed out of the office to travel down to Brighton for BrightonSEO on Friday.

Do your tweets represent your brand??

Article posted on 08.09.2015 by Big Brand Ideas

Tweets started to appear on mobile search around May this year, but over the last week people started to notice that tweets were now appearing in Desktop searches

Nick Entwistle joins BBI

Article posted on 15.07.2015 by Nick Entwistle

Nick has joined BBI in a Creative Director role

Turn your website into a leads engine

Article posted on 02.07.2015 by Adam Britton

Pretty much all companies in the country have their own website by now right?

To Degrade or to Enhance...

Article posted on 01.05.2015 by Tim Butler

Searches of the web on mobile devices have overtaken desktop based search.

Twitter Starves the Troll With Algorithm Update

Article posted on 22.04.2015 by Jodie Houghton

Twitter are developing an algorithm that will predict abusive texts.

The Evolution of Lead Generation

Article posted on 24.03.2015 by Lynne Parkinson

Buyers overwhelmed by an abundance of information are ignoring messages.

Traditional Car UI's Reimagined

Article posted on 20.03.2015 by Rob Bolt

Car UI's are probably one of the most recognised of all.

Alto's Adventure's Beautiful Design

Article posted on 04.03.2015 by Rob Bolt

An endless snowboarding odyssey.

Are you ready for the mobile era?

Article posted on 18.02.2015 by Jon Butler

Google has now started to warn Webmasters of non-mobile friendly sites.

How to Distribute Your Content and Boost Your Blog’s Traffic

Article posted on 21.07.2014 by Big Brand Ideas

Sharing your content on a handful of social media channels isn't enough.

Responsive UI for Mobile Devices

Article posted on 27.03.2014 by Tim Butler

Total traffic from mobile devices makes up as much as 50% on some of sites.

Happy Christmas 2013 from Big Brand Ideas

Article posted on 23.12.2013 by Big Brand Ideas

Big Brand Ideas would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas!

Google Authorship Issues

Article posted on 16.12.2013 by Jodie Houghton

A useful info-graphic to help avoid some of the pitfalls of Google Authorship.

Our Family of Origami Elephants is Growing!

Article posted on 03.10.2013 by Jon Butler

We are actively adding to our team of specialists across the digital spectrum.

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