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What is The Studio 4 doing about GDPR?

What is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)?

This is a set of European Regulations which will change the way European Countries process personal data on both digital and paper documents. The regulation comes into force on the 25th May 2018 (This does not change because of Brexit).

The underlying principles of the GDPR are essentially similar to those as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 (and related regulation).

Quick overview

Focuses on the rights and freedoms of data subjects and their Personally Identifiable Information Comes into force on May 25th 2018 Significant Penalties for non-compliance and for breaches The need for GDPR

The need for greater enforcement of personal data privacy principles and the creation of rights is greater than ever.

Your personal data is your personal property. When you disclose your personal information, there is a risk that it will fall into the wrong hands. These regulations … [Read More]

Experiences, Opportunities and Benefits of working at The Studio 4

My first few months at The Studio 4 have been personally and professionally eye-opening. From my first experience in driving in heavy snow on my way to work, to working with brand-new clients across various sectors, there has been numerous occasions in my short time where The Studio 4 way of working differs to what I have experienced in previous roles.

As in almost any career, communication is key. Having originally come from a company with an extensive number of employees, constant communication with teammates was largely non-existent. The Studio 4 however is comprised of a relatively small team where communication is key and every member of the team needs to get involved to ensure that the projects handled are completed at the highest standard.

Another key point to The Studio 4 is the importance developing relationships in the workplace with colleagues and with clients. Building relationships with people involved … [Read More]

Does your company need to be more social?

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram; at what point does your company have enough of a social presence, and will there be yet another new social platform we will all be using before the end of the year?

Most companies now have a social media presence of some kind, some companies are now even employing people purely to handle their social media, but how many posts do you need to make, one a week, one a day, one an hour?

When it comes to how many, it all depends on what you have got to say, if you can post regularly without repetition with relevant information, then regular posts can be worthwhile. An estate agent that has 50 properties for sale may post 2 or 3 times a day, however, a company with a small product range may only post once a week because they simply do not have enough to … [Read More]

What do marketers do?

Our latest recruit at The Studio 4, Laura Gee has recently graduated from Keele University and is now learning how a degree in marketing differs to working for a marketing company. Read her first blog to find out how she is adapting to a career in SEO and social media.

The one question that University doesn’t actually teach you the answer to. They can teach you all the theory in the world, but one thing I’ve come to realise is that being a marketer isn’t something that can be taught. Of course, I highly value the education I received at University and found it worthwhile, but the real learning began when I started my job here at The Studio 4 two months ago. In fact, I strongly believe that marketers never stop learning.

A large part of my job as an SEO (search engine optimisation) and Social Media analyst involves … [Read More]

Looking to do work experience?

Here at The Studio 4 we value work experience, and believe in helping young people develop their skills. Over the last few weeks we’ve had a number of young people in from various schools or colleges to experience everything marketing has to offer. Whether they’ve wanted to try a little bit of everything or focus on one area we’ve given them important tasks to expand their knowledge and confidence. Working on real projects for our clients, we like to give them the responsibility and creative freedom they may not get elsewhere.

Over the last 2 weeks we’ve been joined by Tom, who came to us to expand his graphic design knowledge and learn about what it means to be a graphic designer. We’ve had him designing business cards, logos and even websites. We asked him what he thought about his work experience here at The Studio 4 and here’s what … [Read More]