Articles by Gem Bend

What are AVE and Vanity Metrics and Should We Measure Them In PR?

“We don’t want much, we just want to be in all the papers, on the front page of the internet – oh and if you […]

How We Prepare for the Red Rose Awards 🌹🏆

If you follow us on social media or read our blog, you’ll know we’ve been waxing lyrical about our work with this year’s Red Rose […]

Dark Social: what is it and why does it matter? 🗣📲

We text, iMessage, WhatsApp, direct message and Snapchat every day – and the chances are, as we chat, we’re sharing links with our friends, loved ones […]

Catapult Your Brand Into The Emoji Revolution! ❤️👌

At 3ManFactory, we ❤️ emojis. We’ve even labelled our offices with them… And we’re not the only ones. Emoji has officially been crowned the fastest growing […]

PR, Marketing, Advertising – What’s The Difference?

Whenever people describe what I do, 9 times of out 10 they give the same answer. “Advertising…and stuff.” 3ManFactory is an integrated marketing agency; we […]

A Day In The Life of a Senior Account Manager

As a Senior Account Manager at a busy integrated marketing agency, I often wear a lot of hats. As well as overseeing the client campaigns […]

7 Reasons Brand Managers Should Consider Snapchat

Snapchat – the popular social network that lets you send messages, photos and videos that all self-destruct. Everything on the platform has a maximum shelf […]

We’re on SNAPCHAT! 📷👻

We’re on SNAPCHAT! We’ll be sharing snippets of office life, showing off our fab new place… & of course playing around with the filters! Keep your eyes […]

Twitter Launches Conversational Ads

Twitter has updated its ad platform to allow real-time, conversational advertising, that allows consumers to interacts with, and alter, brand messages. The introduction of Conversational […]

Twitter’s Changing – ‘Beyond 140’ is Coming 😱

Twitter as we know it, is about to change. Gone will be the days of 140 character limits, snapshots of information and quick, fast paced […]

John Lewis: #ManOnTheMoon

On Friday major retailer John Lewis marked what many declare ‘the start of Christmas’ when they launched their highly anticipated festive ad campaign. Famed for […]

A Beginners Guide to Vloggers

Vlogging – it’s the internet craze taking teens by storm, catapulting young adults into celebrity status and influencing the way brands market to youths, but what […]

The Power of Social Media & Fashion

Social media has influenced and changed brands across the board, but there are strong arguments to suggest one sector has benefited more than most; fashion. […]

1 Billion People Log Onto Facebook – In 1 Day!

A staggering 1 in 7 people on Earth logged in to Facebook in a single day this Monday when the social networking platform reached a […]

3ManFactory’s Double Win at the Lancashire Business Awards!

We’re delighted to announce we’ve been named ‘Best PR & Marketing Agency’ at the Lancashire Business Awards, hosted by Downtown in Business at Mercure Blackburn […]

3ManFactory Shortlisted as Best Digital Agency in Lancashire

Another proud marker in the 3ManFactory story; we have been nominated for Best Digital Agency in the Lancashire Business Awards 2014. We’ve worked tirelessly to position […]

We Passed Our PRCA Audit!

We found out recently that we’ve passed the PRCA Communications Management Standard (CMS) audit – and we’re delighted! Who Are The PRCA? The Public Relations […]

PR Census 2013: The Results Are In!

Towards the end of last year, the PRCA, the professional body for PR practitioners in the UK, carried out their 2013 census. They urged PR […]

2013 in Google Searches

Google have released their annual list of the most popular search terms to show us what we were looking at online in 2013. Let’s take […]

Festive Wishes From Hootsuite

As a customer, it’s nice to feel valued. It’s even nicer when it’s out of the blue! Today we received some early Christmas presents from […]

Social Media Round Up (December)

It’s been a busy few weeks in the social media & tech world; from new appointments to iPhones in China, it’s all been going on […]

Bitcoins: What Are They?

Recently, the papers were full of stories about called James Howells – an unfortunate chap from South Wales who accidentally threw away bitcoins worth an […]

Google+ Custom URL Update

Last week we told you all about Google+ launching their Custom URL feature, and we also told you about our qualms surrounding the options available […]

Lancashire Business Awards

On Thursday 7th November we got our glad rags on and headed to Stanley House in Blackburn for the Downtown in Business Lancashire Business Awards […]

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