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Kirsty Meredith : New Project Manager at MadeByShape

Hiya! I’m Kirsty and I’m the newest addition to the Shape team. I started my new role as Project Manager three short weeks ago and each day here at Shape since then has been a learning curve for me. It has definitely been a big change going from studying at...

What can we wear in business meetings?

I think culture, appearance, language, attitude, passion and first impressions are very important when meeting clients. But is there as fashion checklist we have to adhere too when in business? Or is it industry relevant? I think it depends on what brand you’re representing, who you’re meeting and what impression...

How we recruit individuals here at MadeByShape

Everyone has a different approach to recruitment, there’s no right or wrong way of doing it across the board. What works for us, might not work for another agency or company. But in this article, I will describe who we employ, why we do it and the process behind it...

5 things you should know about GDPR

It was proposed by the European Commission to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union. The main goal for the new regulations is to help users take control of their personal data and give back control to them. Following a successful vote by parliament in December...

How ‘Netflix and chill’ became an urban term

The days when the term ‘Netflix and Chill’ consisted of lonesome, solitary innocence are well and truly behind us, for some they aren’t even memorable. So, just how did the innuendo-free phrase become the sexually-fuelled euphemism it’s known for today?

Google chrome now has a new built in Ad Blocker

Google Chrome, one of the most popular web browsers, have introduced a new built in Ad Blocker to their software, which could work towards altering the world of digital advertising as the internet now knows it. The programme will now filter out ads that don’t meet the regulations set out...

Are we allowed to use emojis in business emails?

Emojis are becoming part of our day to day life, no matter of age or gender. So we pose the question: Is there a place for a smiley face in your emails? Can they provide emotional context within business communication or are they being misused?.

Kylie Jenner's tweet about Snapchat sees stock value fall by $1.3bn

There was international uproar when Snapchat dropped their new update at the end of February. The update saw a whole new makeover for the app; relocating some of the users favoured settings such as ‘stories’ and giving sponsored, celebrity accounts their own page. The changes left many unsettled and unhappy...

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