From Mixed Realities to V21...they’re still Capturing Reality.

By Claire Cutts & Joe Clark, Owners at V21
It’s a year since Mixed Realities, now known as V21, completed their first 3D Virtual Tour of Derby College’s iconic Roundhouse, for Roundhouse Events.
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Mainframe 2018 Awards - Shortlist Announced

By Charlene Sharp & Hana York from Mainframe Derby

Wednesday 28th February saw us announce the shortlist for the Mainframe Awards 2018.  Here is the list of the amazing people, companies and projects selected by our judges. 

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Facebook Newsfeed Changes - Our Thoughts

By Ben Meakin, Creative & Digital Marketing Manager at Fluid Ideas
There’s one powerful American that causes a stir in the world of social media nearly every day, but on January 12th, an announcement from the man who’s platform garners the attention of 2bn of us around the planet sparked a frenzy amongst digital marketers across the globe.
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Mainframe Jobs Board - Now Live!

By Charlene Sharp & Hana York from Mainframe Derby

Curated jobs for the digital & creative community in Derby & Derbyshire.

We thought you'd like to know the new Mainframe jobs board is now live! It's all about getting our community talking directly. We want employers in our region to find the great talent we know exists locally and we want our local talent to stay local.

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Mainframe 2018 Awards - Nominations Now Open!

By Charlene Sharp & Hana York from Mainframe Derby

We know that some of the UK’s most talented digital & creative businesses call Derby and Derbyshire home.

The Mainframe Awards are an unprecedented opportunity to highlight and celebrate these talented creatives and their work.

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Flipping GDPR – a customer view for better business benefits

By Chris Dobson, Consultancy Director at Aquila Insight
With less than a year to go, a large majority of UK businesses across all industries and sectors – both large and small – are scurrying around trying to find out the impact of this regulation. Unfortunately even at this stage, it’s obvious there’s still uncertainty of what GDPR means for their business. But all are certain of one thing – if they don’t comply they could face huge fines.
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5 Semi-Dangerous Thoughts On Digital Engagement

By Jack Williams, Archer Hampson

My business and life is entirely based on the success of digital media, yet the digital world is one that I at least partially detest.

Don’t get me wrong. I need the world to drown in websites, video content and an ever-growing number of social media channels if we at Archer Hampson are to be successful.


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Are you eligible for an Elevator grant?

By Mary Dansie, Nottingham Trent University

Did you know that your business could be eligible for an Elevator grant?

Creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire wanting to buy in external expertise can access a grant which refunds them 30% of the supplier costs. Projects should be temporary and related to supporting business growth. Elevator grants are available from the Big House team at Nottingham Trent University.

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Marketing Is Changing

By Tim Elliott

The title of this blog post and the corresponding talk I gave at the Mainframe event in October is one I have ‘ummed and ‘erred about for a while.

Despite being 100% true, marketing is definitely changing, it always does - marketing is always changing!

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Video - To DIY or Not To DIY

By Sam Houghton, Drew Davis and Robert Dawes from Future Proof Films

During our talk at Mainframe, we noticed that lots of people had questions about shooting video themselves and whether or not they should self-shoot or hire a professional for particular projects. So we thought we'd write a short post on when to self-shoot and top tips for shooting video yourself.

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