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Jun 21, 2013, 08:35 ET

Facebook's New Hashtag Feature Allows Brands to Better Monitor and Engage with Real-Time Conversations, says Punch Communications

 Facebook's recently released hashtag feature, which began rolling out globally last week, provides brands with more opportunities to monitor...

May 31, 2013, 08:35 ET
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Brands Should Manually Audit Their Backlink Profiles to Eliminate Web Spam, Says Punch Communications

The recent Penguin 2.0 update has once again highlighted the importance for brands to have a full understanding of their backlink profiles and a...

Apr 11, 2013, 08:30 ET

Dealing with Google Algorithmic Updates Retroactively Results in Significant Periods of Poor Visibility, Says Punch Communications

 Integrated social media, PR and SEO agency Punch Communications is advising search teams and webmasters to adopt a more forward-thinking...

Mar 08, 2013, 14:33 ET
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Brand Pages Need To Combine Words and Pictures in Facebook News Feed, Says Punch Communications

The announcement that Facebook is to carry out a major redesign to its News Feed, including the increased value of images, will present greater...

Feb 08, 2013, 08:30 ET

Businesses Should Integrate SEO and Social Media Efforts to Improve Visibility in Facebook Graph Search, Recommends Punch Communications

 Due to the strengthening relationship between Bing and Facebook, businesses should consider combining SEO and social media strategies to help...

Dec 27, 2012, 08:30 ET

Analytics Are Key to Long-term Brand Activity on Google+ says Punch Communications

 The introduction of analytics to Google+ pages and communities will be key in ensuring that brands continue to invest time and resource into...

Nov 09, 2012, 08:35 ET
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Brands Should Carefully Adhere to Terms & Conditions When Running Social Competitions and Incentives This Christmas, Warns Punch

 Brands should carefully adhere to social networks' specific terms and conditions when running competitions and incentives pre-Christmas,...

Sep 28, 2012, 08:35 ET

Businesses Need to Get Wise to Local and Mobile SEO Opportunities, Says Punch Communications

With continued growth in UK smartphone and tablet ownership, mobile search is becoming a hot topic for brand marketers, meaning businesses must...

Sep 20, 2012, 08:40 ET

Whilst Google Update Brings Diverse Domain Results, Businesses Still Have the Opportunity to Dominate First Page, Says Punch Communications

 The most recent update to Google.com's algorithm, which reduces the instances of single domains dominating organic results, offers better...

Aug 27, 2012, 12:05 ET

Punch Communications Advises Brands to Capitalise on Google+ Vanity URLs as Soon as They Are Available

With the news that vanity URLs for Google+ accounts will be available imminently, integrated PR, search and social media agency Punch...

Jul 06, 2012, 04:00 ET

Punch Communications Appoints Tyler Sox in Its Continued Integrated SEO Service Expansion

Integrated social media, PR and SEO agency Punch Communications has announced the appointment of account manager Tyler Sox. Bringing almost four...

Jun 27, 2012, 12:00 ET

Punch Communications Announces Winner of Unconventional 'No CV' Recruitment Campaign

Integrated PR, search and social media agency  Punch Communications, has today announced the outcome of 'No CV' - a highly unconventional...

Jul 26, 2011, 13:02 ET

New Users are Urged to Avoid Overshare by Email on Google+, Says Punch

  New users to the 'Google+ Project', which is being launched publicly this week (July 31st 2011) should proceed with caution when sharing...

Feb 23, 2011, 12:31 ET

Real Royal Renaissance

Thanks to a hefty increase in positive PR, the Royal Family is enjoying something of a renaissance which savvy retailers are capitalising on,...

Feb 16, 2011, 09:00 ET

Trades Supermarket Appoints Punch Communications to Handle Integrated PR

The shopping comparison website for tradespeople and DIY enthusiasts, fronted by celebrity DIY and gardening guru, Tommy Walsh, has appointed PR...

Dec 15, 2010, 15:45 ET

Competitions Prove an Increasingly Advantageous Method of Encouraging Fan Engagement Through Social Networks

Punch Communications, a leading PR, Social Media and SEO agency is advising brands that are looking to increase their engagement with online fans...

Dec 08, 2010, 09:00 ET

Fostering Long Lasting Relationships with Clients and Consultants is Beneficial for Both Parties' Futures, Says Punch Communications

If a rapport is struck between client and consultant and the effort is made to maintain the relationship after business together has ended, both...

Dec 01, 2010, 13:55 ET

Social Media is Becoming a Significant Influence Within the Court System, Says Punch

Access to social media channels is becoming influential within the court system, says SEO agency Punch Communications.  With social networks...

Nov 01, 2010, 09:00 ET

The Rules of Crisis Relations Remain In Place, Despite The Breadth and Volume of Online Channels

The rules of crisis communications or crisis management should remain exactly the same irrespective of whether the news is breaking via traditional...

Oct 29, 2010, 07:28 ET

Companies Should Be Promoting Their Website and Social Media URLs Side by Side for Maximum Reach, Says Punch Communications

To ensure that the communication preference of every audience member is catered to, therefore reaching the maximum amount of people, all the...