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When it comes to social media, it can be hard for marketers to keep up. With constant changes in trends and new technology always evolving, it’s...
Working in PR can be demanding at times. To make sure you’re performing at the top of your games, it’s vital you take time out for yoursel...
It’s all about visual information these days. Infographics offer a great way to communicate information in a way that’s digestible for you...
Posted: 27/07/2017
At one time, SMS was a relevant and popular channel for communicating with consumers. However, it’s being used less and less these days – ...
Posted: 20/07/2017
Marketers spend most of their time these days talking about the evolution of digital channels as technology becomes ever more sophisticated. So is it ...
Making mistakes when handling the media can cost customers and brand recognition. How can you ensure your business has a happy relationship with the m...
Whether it’s appearing at an event, delivering a new business pitch or presenting your marketing strategy, public speaking is an important skill...
Gamification is the latest big thing when it comes to marketing and technology. But aren’t we too old for playing games? What are the benefits o...
Although the digital revolution continues, print is still very much a big part of our lives. So what do you need to think about when designing for pri...
Posted: 15/06/2017
Many freelance creatives and marketers still rely on traditional portfolios; whilst these are important, freelancers must harness the digital world to...
Whilst social media and the internet is not something we immediately think the over-65’s would be interested in, we’d be completely wrong....
In 2017 Journalists and PR Professionals face a brand new set of challenges. So what’s hot this year for comms gurus? The news industry is chan...
It may seem ludicrous to many of today’s creatives and designers that one day our design industry might be run by robots. But automation is alre...
Social media for businesses can be a hugely effective tool for boosting productivity and profit. How can you ensure your strategy is hitting the mark?...
Chatbots are getting big. Many marketing departments are considering how they can use chatbots to improve their customer experience – Have you? ...
Posted: 05/05/2017
Many Graphic Designers dream of joining a top award winning studio. Getting the gig can be daunting, but how can make sure you make it big in a top st...
We all get a lot of emails and most people will open an email depending on the subject line. So how can you make sure you’re created an effectiv...
For a number of years now, digital technologies have continued to grow and become dominant skills in most workplaces. As this need for digital has gro...
The business card, despite the growth of digital, still very much has its place in today’s market. As it’s here to stay, how can you ensur...
In the marketing and creative agencies, one thing is guaranteed; nothing. Techniques and tools are always changing and as such marketers and creatives...
The last few years have brought us new digital channels and innovative technologies when it comes to marketing and communications. But just how much o...
The internet has made communication more effective than ever before. Social media has given brands the opportunity to communicate directly to their cu...
Posted: 16/03/2017
With each passing tax year new legislation is almost guaranteed to mean changes for employers. So what can employers expect this year? The Apprentice...
In today’s creative market a portfolio is a must. It’s likely you’ll spend hours making your portfolio as impressive as possible, bu...
Posted: 02/03/2017
The emoji, at least for now, is very much here to stay. Given their popularity, marketers should consider using them as part of their messaging for ul...
PR is a busy business but it’s vital that you get everything right when sending your press release to journalists – any mistake can see yo...
Web Developers are becoming more and more popular these days! If you’re just starting out in the industry, how can you make yourself stand out f...
The world of marketing depends on innovation and creativity. A team that isn’t motivated will struggle to find inspiration and as a result the w...
There comes a time in any writer’s career where they quite literally seem to run out of words. Writer’s block is common and can have disas...
It’s a fast paced world out there for designers and at some point in any designer’s career they’ll find themselves burnt out, comple...
Posted: 17/01/2017
So Instagram has been around for a while now, however the last year for Instagram has been huge; with big increases in both consumer and brand users. ...
It’s a competitive creative market out there, and with new and exciting channels available designers are finding ever more creative ways to demo...
So here it is! With the festive season behind us here at FS1 we’re getting ready for what’s going to be hot in 2017 – so what should...
The freelance industry is booming. These days there are countless opportunities for creatives to go it alone and enjoy the privilege of working for th...
Here at FS1 we’re delighted to have had the chance to interview Drew McMillan, Head of Internal Communications and Innovation at Virgin Trains. ...
Posted: 06/12/2016
Websites have ruled the roost for a while now, and with each year they become ever more sophisticated and innovative. With so much information out the...
Content Marketing remains an important part of any integrated marketing strategy and its popularity is only set to grow in 2017. So what trends should...
So LinkedIn in a great way of keeping up to date with your colleagues, associates and clients of the business world, and let’s face it, every no...
So it really is almost the most wonderful time of the year! This week the big players of the Christmas Ad released this year’s efforts, and that...
In today’s 24/7 world, with access to email and work more fluid than ever before, companies are starting to see the benefits of offering flexibl...
The digital arena these days just gets busier and busier. As a vital tool for brands to communicate with their customers, digital is a key part of any...
There’s no denying it, video is on the way up. Video is becoming a standard channel of choice for marketers and many big brands are embracing th...
Posted: 18/10/2016
In the busy world of marketing, advertising and design, it’s almost inevitable that one day you’ll find yourself thrown in the deep end. T...
Black Friday is coming, and consumers will be expecting GREAT deals. Digital marketers need to be prepared and ready to make their mark on the occasio...
There’s a whole load of content out there these days. It’s busy out there, and with so many companies producing great content, it’s ...
Many marketing and design graduates will undertake an internship in an agency environment. Some are lucky enough to join well established and world fa...
Posted: 19/09/2016
There’s a buzz of excitement here in the FS1 office! We’re delighted to announce that FS1 Recruitment has been named as a finalist for the...
The PR world is not what it used to be. New digital platforms and the emergence of content marketing has changed the face of PR dramatically. So how h...
Traditionally most marketers required a qualification in the field to secure a long term and successful career in marketing. However, with new and eme...
The freelance market can offer ultimate flexibility for designers and marketers, but it can also sometimes be inconsistent. So how can you make the mo...
Near enough every professional working in sales will at some point make a cold call. It’s a traditional and well used form of communication to w...
With new and innovative digital channels becoming available in the communications industry, it’s easy to forget that the humble email still need...
The design industry has gone through some profound changes over the last few years, and with continued advancement in new technology it’s only s...
Group interviews are less popular than they were a few years ago, however it’s vital to be prepared for them in your job search in case you&rsqu...
The design industry has changed dramatically over the last few years, with new technology and digital products changing the design world in so many wa...
Here at FS1, we know there’s no escaping the fact that in the marketing and communication arena in 2016 it’s all about digital. And why wo...
With technology advancing every day, it’s becoming more common for creatives to work from home. Those embarking on a freelance career will find ...
Don’t get us wrong, here at FS1 we LOVE digital! It’s new, it’s accessible, and a great channel for marketers. But it doesn’t ...
Can you believe it? Twitter celebrated its tenth birthday this week! Time flies when you’re having fun! So, in tribute to this ever growing and ...
In 2016, it’s still all about digital, and there’s no sign that this is about to change. Whilst it’s still a relatively new industry...
There’s very exciting times ahead for us here at FS1! We are delighted to announce that our very own Head of Client Services Nicola Roberts has ...
Here at FS1 we understand the importance of social media, both for the marketing industry and in our own lives away from work! It’s been a long ...
Here at FS1, our specialisms lie in Marketing, Digital, Sales and Communications. Since we opened our doors in 2009 we've seen the demand and support...
The world of marketing has changed. When traditional led marketing campaigns ruled the world, marketing budgets were typically set in stone and market...
Posted: 08/02/2016
At FS1 we work with a number of small and large local advertising and marketing agencies, all creative, all ambitious, and all committed to ensuring t...
For any copywriter or PR professional, writer’s block can be a real strain. Continually finding the inspiration to write can become a bit of a s...
It’s a tough market out there, and for graduates in particular it can be difficult to secure the dream job when at the start of their career. It...
Digital and UX development is a growing industry and an excellent career choice for many people in today’s industry, with many people taking the...
As if finding a new job wasn’t hard enough! With a variety of recruitment agencies and industry sources offering SO MUCH information, it’s...
OK, so there’s no getting away from Christmas now, but doesn’t it feel like it’s already been the Christmas season for ages? Why is ...
When is it OK to offer your services for free? For aspiring marketers and designers, getting your first job in the sector can be tough. Similarly, th...
How much are you worth – and how can you seal the salary deal? It’s a question that has plagued job seekers since the dawn of time. What ...
Make your LinkedIn Profile stand out LinkedIn is becoming a must have tool for professionals. Whether you’re in full swing in your job search, ...
Is it too early to start thinking about what will dominate marketing in 2016? It seems so, but when you think Christmas is only 6 WEEKS AWAY (Eek!) pe...
Freelance or Studio – what’s best for you? For designers and creatives, one of the biggest questions of their careers is whether or not t...
So we’ve turned the clocks back and our evenings are getting darker by the day, and with Christmas around the corner it can seem tempting to hol...
Happy Birthday to us! Yes, we’re now six years old; since 2009 we’ve been supporting the local marketing, creative, digital and sales indu...
It’s the big debate. Recruiting within the creative and design sectors, here at FS1 it’s clear to us that digital communication is well on...
Can you believe it? We’re not sure where 2015 has disappeared to, but we’re already on the brink of one of the busiest times of the year, ...
We're getting our running shoes on! On 25th October at 9am, the FS1 team will be taking part in the MK Food Bank Corporate Relay! Some of our team m...
Kick starting your creative career can be tough and there’s lots of competition out there! To get on the career ladder, most creatives will star...
  Job offers are exciting. Don’t lose the joy! Here at FS1 the highlight of our job is delivering the happy news of a job offer to a cand...
Here at FS1 we work with a number of freelancers across the marketing and creative sectors; some are new to the game, looking for work whilst search f...
Keep up that job search this summer! It’s been a glorious summer (sort of) and there’s signs that the hot weather will last long into Sep...
Things to remember to create a top notch design portfolio Just ask our leading lady when it comes to design and creative recruitment, Nicola Roberts;...
We spend most of our waking lives at work, so it’s vital to get it right. On average people have around 5 different jobs in their career, and it...
The Big Debate: Agency v In House Working in creative and marketing recruitment, here at FS1 we speak daily with people looking to make a big decisio...
Creative Marketing Ideas for a Sizzling Summer Is anyone else feeling the heat?! Although summer is a glorious time of barbeques and never ending Pim...
It’s All About Digital: Top Digital Trends for 2015 We’re not sure how, but it’s already less than six months until Christmas 2015....
The brand new FS1 website is now live and fully responsive! In a growing mobile era.  Where more than a billion people access the web primarily ...
Posted: 24/02/2015
Our Thoughts on 2015 So Far So it’s been a rollercoaster already, Christmas is far behind us and we can’t quite honestly believe it&rsquo...
It’s that time again! The nights are drawing in, we can’t stop singing “Let it Go” from Frozen (although we’ve been sing...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ll probably know that digital is at the forefront of communication thes...
CRINGE! You’ve decided to accept the job offer of your dreams, the contract is signed and sealed and the only thing left to do is write a resign...
Most people searching for a new opportunity know that the CV is key. It’s the first opportunity for you to showcase your skills and experiences ...
Adele Evans runs the MK Half Marathon for Leo’s Appeal The Date: Monday 5th May The Venue: Milton Keynes The Challenge: Adele Evans to r...
Posted: 14/04/2014
Have you noticed the change in today’s employment market? Constant bombardment of agency calls, interviews coming out of your ears – sound...
FS1 was proud to attend the first MK Internal Communications Networking Event of 2014 last week, sponsored by FS1 Recruitment, supported by The I...
FS1 Recruitment is pleased to announce we have adopted Milton Keynes Hospital’s Leo’s appeal as our Charity of the Year Leo’s Appea...