27th April 2012 0


I had chat with Melvyn Prior, presenter of BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Morning Show, about the future of the newspaper industry today.

Placing an emphasis on a diverse portfolio of services to distribute the news, the need for daily papers to go weekly and exploring whether the issue is a generational matter, the discussion could have gone on a lot longer.

1st March 2012 0


It may seem that Google is getting too big for its boots with the news that they have been recommended to freeze their privacy policy – apparently what they propose to implement has been classed as ‘illegal’ by the EU, due to its vague wording and lack of transparency.

The French data protection watchdog, CNIL, is reportedly investigating Google’s privacy guidelines that would allow Google to pool data from emails, videos, social networking and other services to track our behaviour and use it to ‘target advertising’.

20th January 2012 0


We’re busy! Really busy! We need someone to come in and help us out. So, if you’re looking for a short-term paid placement, an internship as they say, and would like to have a month’s experience of life at Lava to put on your CV then get in touch.

Ideally, we need someone who has already spent some time in a PR, social media or marketing agency as they’ll be delivering integrated communications campaigns for our broad range of clients.

If you’re hard working, have a good sense of humour and a can-do attitude, plus experience of copywriting and delivering PR activity then we want to hear from you before the end of January as we need to grow an extra pair of hands sharpish (before someone jets off to South Africa to tie the knot in fact!)

23rd September 2011 0


The BBC has introduced a beta version of the BBC.co.uk home page, which – after a period of testing – could well be rolled out across its other sites. Matt shares his thoughts on what the changes mean for web designers and content creators.