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December 1, 2017

How to get engagement on your Facebook page without paying for ads

Getting engagement on your Facebook page seems to be getting harder as your newsfeed mostly shows sponsored content these days. As much as we love paid Facebook ads here at…
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December 1, 2017

Our Top 6 SEO Predictions for 2018

2017 has gone by so fast and there has been a lot going on in the SEO world. With massive fluctuations, all the way to the basics of SEO becoming…
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November 16, 2017

How to Effectively Time Manage Your Online Business

In this day in age, managing your time effectively is one of the most important things you can do. In the majority of occupations, being able to time manage and…
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November 10, 2017

Top 7 Must Have SEO Extensions for Google Chrome

For an SEO specialist, the essence of the role is to refine and optimise websites. In doing so, you will regularly find yourself doing a lot of repetitive tasks. So…
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November 3, 2017

Why You Should Avoid Duplicate Content

Just like in the Matrix, duplicate content can be a really bad thing. For your website, this will hurt your search engine rankings if you have it on your website.…
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October 20, 2017

What is Bounce Rate and How to Lower Your Score

Bounce rate can often be overlooked in the world of SEO, especially as your typical SEO expert is very busy fixing technical optimisations, building links and more. How a page…
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October 11, 2017

How to Increase the Memory and Speed of Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Being able to crawl a website to find errors and missing data is essential for today’s SEO experts; no other program does this better than Screaming Frog SEO Spider. It…
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October 3, 2017

What does SEO stand for and what does it mean?

SEO can be very hard to understand, there are numerous angles, challenges and tactics that you can employ when practicing SEO. So, what does SEO stand for? The answer to…
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September 26, 2017

What is Robots.txt and how you can utilise it

Robots.txt is a standard text file placed within the public root directory of a website, to instruct web robots (typically search engine bots) how to crawl pages throughout a website.…
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July 14, 2017

6 Powerful SEO Growth Hacks You Should Be Using to Boost Search Rankings

Search rankings don’t happen overnight, but it doesn’t have to take 6 months either. There’s no set rule from Google that stops you from getting on the first page within…
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June 23, 2017

Checking your XML Sitemap

What is an XML Sitemap? An XML Sitemap is a document that assists search engines such as Google, Bing understand a websites content. It allows webmasters to add additional information…
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BlogWebsites
June 2, 2017

How to Deal with Google Fluctuations

Google fluctuations can be an SEO’s nightmare, with positions jumping up and down more than a Kangaroo. For many this is worrying because it may show weaknesses in your SEO…
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January 4, 2017

What Do Frank Sinatra, Mourners and Fake Twitter Followers Have in Common?

What do Frank Sinatra, fake Twitter followers and professional mourners all have in common? We explore how social imitation works and how it could help explain why people flock to…
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August 15, 2016

Tips on how to achieve better CTR in SEO

The importance of click-through rates A common question within the SEO industry is whether organic click-through rate (CTR) impacts rankings. This topic has been debated for years within the industry…
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August 5, 2016

6 Ways to Humanise your Brand on Social Media

Why should your social media be humanised? There’s approximately 2 billion internet users on social media at present, and with this, organic reach has now become the proverbial, ‘needle in…
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August 1, 2016

Creating Infographics for Marketing

Many people in marketing these days will tell you that infographics are overused and are not as effective as they once were. This may be partially true but there is…
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BlogWebsites
July 28, 2016

How to get better Google PageSpeed Insights Score

PageSpeed Insights is an online tool which helps identify performance related best practice on any given website, it provides suggestions on a webpage’s optimisations, and suggests overall ideas of how…
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July 28, 2016

Why Facebook’s live video

Why Facebook’s live video is a powerful tool for marketers As the world becomes more connected and more social, brands are increasingly looking to drive growth through transparent, scalable, and…
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July 21, 2016

How to measure social media results without submitting to analysis paralysis

The debate on the marketing potential of social media platforms is over, and the results are in. Every brand should be on social media, and those who aren’t are still…
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July 18, 2016

Top signs of a good high quality backlink

As any SEO will tell you, building links towards your website is a massive factor for online success. It not only helps to generate referral traffic but is also a…
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July 14, 2016

Conversion Optimisation

How to boost your marketing ROI by reducing a single point of friction Conversion Optimisation is perhaps the most important ongoing effort related to your website. So much effort is…
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July 13, 2016

How to link a stylesheet to your HTML Page

Follow up blog from Junior Web Developer Shahram Zamani’s blog: How to create a simple HTML page. Now you know how to build a basic web page including a <head>…
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July 5, 2016

5 Signs to invest more in social media

Do you often get told that you should invest in social media marketing? We understand that with this, a few of the following questions spring to mind: How is social…
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June 30, 2016

More than a plugin: How to build and deploy an effective SEO strategy

In today’s internet landscape, search is king. Desktop and mobile operating systems have made web search the easiest way to find anything online with commands like “Hey Siri”, “Hey Cortana”,…
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June 17, 2016

Oculus rift – Blending the line between real life and a virtual one

For me, my first exposure to Virtual Reality was a film I watched called the Lawnmower Man. It was one of its kind at the time, and the applications of…
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BlogContent
May 18, 2016

Branded Content – Content Marketing’s next big thing

Branded Content – Content Marketing’s next big thing There’s no questioning the fact that content marketing is here to stay. Content Marketing Institute’s 2016 trends report states that marketing departments…
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February 25, 2016

Facebook Reactions – what’s it all about?

Facebook has recently released its new version of the ‘like’ button, named Reactions. For many years, Facebook users wanted the option to express their opinions more without typing an essay…
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February 16, 2016

Team Bravr Supports Children Growing Up In Poverty

Team Bravr Supports Edukid At Bravr, we take our work very seriously and do our best to help those in need. Last year the team took part in a 5k…
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February 3, 2016

Team Bravr ran to help raise money for Friends of the Elderly

On Sunday 18th October, Bravr employees woke up early to take part in the Battersea Park fun run to show their support for national charity, Friends of the Elderly. The…
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October 5, 2015

iSuperdrive appoints Bravr

iSuperdrive appoints Bravr International luxury and supercar hire company iSuperdrive has appointed digital marketing experts Bravr to accelerate is digital offering. iSuperdrive is the world’s only luxury, prestige and supercar…
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April 21, 2015

Mobilegeddon: What you need to know

Mobilegeddon: What you need to know Today marks the launch of a Google algorithm update that will affect mobile search rankings. Mobile friendly websites will rank higher in mobile searches,…
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March 27, 2015

Bravr launches new online presence for DigitalGurus.

Bravr launches new online presence for Digital Gurus About Digital Gurus Founded in 2008, Digital Gurus is an award-winning digital recruitment agency with offices in London, Dubai and Australia. As…
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February 26, 2015

How to control your social media crisis

Social Media Manager Laura Hall shares her top tips for managing a crisis using social media A social media crisis is like a wildfire. It can’t be unlit, but it…
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February 10, 2015

10 Great Art & Design iOS apps for designers on the go

Bravr’s design expert Cai Simpson explores some of the best apps for digital design enthusiasts. Creating design on mobile technology has not always been easy. It has only been through…
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January 30, 2015

In the Bravr Labs new Car Part Comparison site: Compare.Parts

Bravr CEO Shahin Fard shares a sneak peek of his exciting new project Compare.Parts and explains why it could be game changer for automotive consumers. Outside of running Bravr, I…
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January 12, 2015

Is digital part of your automotive marketing strategy in 2015?

Online Marketing Manager Erdal Enver explores the importance of digital marketing to the automotive industry. If you work in the automotive industry, a strong digital marketing strategy has become a…
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December 15, 2014

Top Reasons to Blog for Business

Bravr's resident content expert Adilla Parish explores the importance of blogging for businesses. Last month we looked at the history of the blog; where the phenomenon originated and the astronomical…
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December 8, 2014

Top 10 WordPress Plugins

Junior Web Developer Shahram Zamani explores his favourite WordPress plugins One of the great things about WordPress are the number of useful plugins available to help you optimise your website.…
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December 1, 2014

The Top 5 Excuses For Not Using Social (and why they are bogus)

Is your business still not using on social media? Social Media Manager Laura Hall explores why it’s time to stop making excuses and start getting social. The problem with social…
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November 21, 2014

Filtering your Travel Photographs with Photoshop

Photoshop expert Cai Simpson shows how you can make your holiday snaps pop by using Photoshop’s filter effects. Difficulty: Beginner It can be frustrating when your holiday photos do not…
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November 14, 2014

SEO pre-launch checklist

Launching a website? Bravr CEO Shahin Fard looks at some key factors that should be on every pre-launch checklist. Whether you are launching a new website or redesigning an existing…
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November 7, 2014

The Good the Bad and the Disavow

Cleaning up spammy link profiles has become a priority for SEOs – but could the process be doing more harm than good? Online Marketing Manager Erdal Enver investigates… One of…
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October 29, 2014

The History of the Blog

In the first in a series on the importance of blogging, Bravr's content queen Adilla Parish explores this history of blogging. Anyone can blog. Every day via email, social media,…
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October 24, 2014

How to create a simple HTML page

Junior Web Developer Shahram Zamani shows you how to create a basic HTML page from scratch. HTML stands for Hyper Text Mark-up Language and is the coding language used to…
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October 17, 2014

So you’ve decided to revamp you social media presence – now what?

Do you know what it takes to have a killer social media presence? Bravr’s Social Media Manager Laura Hall gives her top tips for taking your social media activity to…
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October 7, 2014

Simple Text Effects in Photoshop

Our resident Photoshop expert Cai looks into some of the more simple effects within Photoshop. Creating effects around your type can be essential for high quality pieces of art and…
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September 19, 2014

Content is King – now add some visuals

Online Marketing Manager Erdal Enver explores the importance of content in a post-Google Panda world “Content is King”: we hear this statement on a regular basis from reputable online sources,…
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September 19, 2014

Project 12k – Think Pink (Part 4)

In the latest edition of Projeck 12k, Bravr CEO Shahin Fard paint the case for his custom built watercooled PC. If you have ever see the TV show Pimp my…
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September 18, 2014

In The World of Digital Marketing, do Spelling and Grammar Still Count?

Bravr's Content Queen Adilla Parish explores if spelling and grammar still matter in the age of text speak In a world where more and more people are using txt spk,…
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September 18, 2014

Why you shouldn’t trust your social media presence to an intern

Social Media Manager Laura Hall explores why you should reconsider letting the intern control your social media presence All too often prospective clients come to us saying that social media…
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August 29, 2014

The benefits of building a WordPress website

Junior Web Developer Shahram Zamani explores the benefits of using WordPress. We work with a variety of web building platforms here at Bravr, but time and again we find ourselves…
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August 15, 2014

How to use Smudge Brushes in Photoshop

Cai is back with another tutorial showing you how to make the most of Photoshop. This week, Cai shows you how to use smudge brushes. In this tutorial, I will…
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August 1, 2014

Project 12k – Stripdown (Part 3)

Bravr CEO Shahin Fard is building a custom water cooled PC. The aim is to build a workstation using a custom Corsair Carbide 540 and three UHD displays. In part…
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July 25, 2014

Social media: in-house vs agency?

Social Media Manager Laura Hall explores the things you need to consider when deciding if you should outsource your social media The chances are that if you work in marketing, you…
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July 17, 2014

B2B PPC Tips: How to Reach Decision Makers

B2B PPC Tips: How to Reach Decision Makers Head of Digital Erdal Enver explores how you can make your B2B PPC campaigns more effective. Paid Search, or PPC as it…
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July 9, 2014

Removing Freckles and Blemishes in Photoshop

Bravr's resident Photoshop expert Cai shows you his favourite method for removing unwanted spots or blemishes from an image. Have you ever had a photograph taken of yourself and disliked it…
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June 27, 2014

The 5 key benefits of clean coding

Junior Web Developer, Shahram Zamani, explores the benefits of clean coding. As websites evolve, code becomes messy. Additional elements get added by different developers who all have their own preferred…
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June 20, 2014

Travel providers: is your online presence competitive?

Bravr’s Business Development Manager Robert Hughes draws upon his years of experience in the travel sector to explore how the industry has changed – and what travel providers can do…
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June 13, 2014

Project 12k – The Case (Part 2)

As explained in part one, Bravr CEO Shahin Fard is building a custom PC. In part two, he explores his choice of case and what this will mean for the…
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June 11, 2014

Determining The True ROI Of Social Media

Bravr Social Media Manager, Laura Hall, explores how you can gain an understanding of the true value of social media. Social media is a hard sell – and that’s coming…
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June 6, 2014

Project 12k – The Spec (Part 1)

Bravr CEO Shahin Fard discusses on making the leap from building fast cars to fast PCs with Project 12k Pre-warning: This article is going to get terribly geeky. On my…
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June 3, 2014

Photoshop Tutorial: Lighting Manipulation

Our resident Adobe Photoshop expert Cai Simpson takes you through how to utilise Photoshop's lighting enhancements effectively. In this article you will learn how to enhance images by using a…
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May 9, 2014

A Minus for Google Plus?

When Google+ was launched in 2011 it was heralded to be the social media platform for the elite; a more selective, more private form of Facebook set to take the…
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May 8, 2014

The Bravr guide to mobile optimisation

The stats Optimising for mobile is not an option, but a necessity. The 2013 Digital Future in Focus Series by Comscore revealed that the growth rate of mobile digital commerce…
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February 17, 2014

A Flying Start In Search Engine Optimisation

CEO Shahin Fard looks back over his years of experience in travel SEO and shares some of the wealth of knowledge he has picked up along the way. I remember…
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February 6, 2014

A Decade of Facebook

Is anyone else bored of statuses that start “Here’s my Facebook movie. Find yours at….”  This week Facebook celebrates its tenth birthday and to celebrate, users are being given the…
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February 4, 2014

Bravr increases Torque Developments International’s Website horse power

In most organisations there is one, in some there are many. In ours, proportionally, there are a quite a lot of us. What are we referring to? “Petrol heads”, or…
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January 24, 2014

A Vine Day For Celebrations

There is no denying it; the world of Social Media is changing. A few years ago Social Media barely even figured in a typical marketing plan. It all changed with…
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January 20, 2014

Who Do You Think You’re Talking To? Make Your Content Count

Content is content, right? Not necessarily. In order to make your content work for you, you need to know who your target market is, what the purpose of your content…
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January 16, 2014

Going Universal; Upgrading From Google Analytics

The Geeks at Bravr are busy migrating Google Analytics properties to the shiny new Universal Analytics.  Here we take a look at the main differences between the two systems and…
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January 7, 2014

Giving your laptop hand gestures

Picture this, we're all busy away working in the office, headphones on concentrating on catching up with the hundreds of emails over the holidays. Trying to get the attention of…
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September 30, 2013

Be Bravr. Take a Short Cut

You can’t be CEO of a company, build (and race) your own shiny cars and look this beautiful without taking a few shortcuts. At Bravr we focus on understanding and…
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January 28, 2013

London and Kent Construction

"As much as we love the challenge of working on large-scale multi-lingual, multi-regional PLC website builds. We equally enjoy taking a break to work on smaller builds." bravr were approached…
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December 13, 2012

Working in Digital Marketing

Working in digital marketing is exciting; it’s a growing industry and entry level jobs give young people a chance to shine. You have to be tech-savvy yet understand the traditional…
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December 13, 2012

The Year of Digital

As we approach Christmas and the end of the year, Bravr discuss how 2012 can aptly be named the year of digital. From an exponential increase of mobile device use,…
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November 29, 2012

5 Simple Ways to get #Retweeted

Twitter is the most prominent tool in digital marketing for sharing concise, engaging and inspiring content.  Whether you have a team dedicated to social media or currently lack social media…
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October 30, 2012

Content is King

A plethora of algorithm updates by Google have been implemented this year, focusing on quality of content corresponding to search engine ranking positions (SERPs). Google is now steering away from…
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October 18, 2012

Step-by-step guide on how to hide your information from Apple

By default, all Apple devices running iOS 6 will now have an option "Limit Ad Tracking" that is switched to "Off". This means that advertisers can use your data to target…
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September 24, 2012

The Top 3, PPC and Me

The appearance of PPC (Pay Per Click) adverts have changed significantly in recent years. There is now more of a focus on the top 3 results on Google when compared…
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September 5, 2012

Defining the Value of Social Media and SEO

Social media, audience engagement, social metrics and enhancements of search engine algorithms all effect business marketing and show the value of change in online platforms when devising online marketing strategies.…
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August 29, 2012

5 New Flavours of Smartphone Behaviour

Ten years ago Nokia were excited to announce the 3510i, the first phone to bring GPRS to the masses. A decade on and things have certainly changed, phones can now…
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August 15, 2012

The future of social networking

They took the world by storm with the revolutionary micro-blogging site Twitter, now it’s time to take things to a whole new level, cue Branch. Ev Williams and Biz Stone…
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August 14, 2012

Smiley Little Printer sets out to revive hard copy

Technological trends have been dominated with the digitised form, that is, imagery is increasingly being presented in refined pixelation over traditional forms of print such as ink and paper. Cue…
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January 3, 2012

Xchanging appoint digital marketing agency bravr

London, UK, 3rd January 2012- Xchanging has appointed bravr.com, a UK-based digital marketing agency, to support its website redesign and enhance their online presence through search engine optimisation. Bravr.com, formerly…
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December 19, 2011

Helping homeless is London

On Saturday night, bravr director Shahin Fard teamed up with the Children of Christ charity to reach out to homeless people in London. 25 people ventured out into the backstreets…
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November 10, 2011

Custom thumbnails for Facebook Shares

We love sharing content at bravr. We regularily post content we produce on behalf of our clients across social media sites. Our Facebook social media optimisation is extremely popular with…
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November 1, 2011

equals3 is now bravr

Why have we become bravr? We are very proud of what we have been able to achieve under the equals3 banner since we founded the business in 2006. However we…
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November 1, 2011

Fertility App launched on ipad/iphone

bravr has just launched a cutting edge iphone and ipad app for women and couples trying to conceive via assisted reproduction. Commissioned by the Barbados Fertility Centre, the UK-based digital marketing agency…
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August 1, 2011

BrazilHealth appoints Bravr

Brazilhealth.com has appointed bravr.com, a UK-based digital marketing agency, to create and maintain its digital platform.  Bravr will support its search engine optimisation (SEO) strategy and implementation, content creation and…
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April 1, 2011

FV Hospital appoint bravr for international marketing

FV International Hospital, Vietnam's leading private hospital has appointed bravr to build and implement its online marketing strategy for international patients. FV Hospital is a leading JCI accredited, multi-disciplinary hospital…
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November 1, 2010

World Travel Guides appoints bravr

Columbus Travel Media, the publisher of leading online travel content portal, the World Travel Guide, has appointed search specialist, bravr, as its retained search agency. This permanent appointment follows initial…
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