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Mar 02, 2015
Social Media Experts Blog: How to find out which social media channels are the perfect match for your business
"We all do it. We hear about the launch of an exciting new social media platform and we sign up immediately hoping and dreaming that this will be the ‘next big thing’ to boost marketing efforts. 9 times out of 10 though, it’s just a meaningless fling. You explore, check it out, and before you know it, you’ve forgotten your log in and have a constant reminder in your inbox of the little fling you had a few months ago.
Feb 26, 2015
Congratulations to our friends at IHG on their Manchester expansion
 We want to congratulate IHG on their announcement that they are to build a 210 room Crowne Plaza hotel and a 116 room Stalybridge Suites property in our city centre on Oxford Road. 
Feb 23, 2015
Pantone Colours of the Oscars Dresses 2015
Oscars eh? Yeah, yeah, yeah, who doesn’t love a bit of Patricia Arquette? And Eddie Redmayne did an’ a ‘alf do a good Stephen Hawking. However, we’re creatives so we’re into the fashion, and more specifically the colours. 
Jan 30, 2015
Why Instagram is better than Vine for Video Marketing
According to TechCrunch, Instagram is the social network that is growing at record breaking speeds. With over 300 million users, half of whom joined over last year, it’s too big to ignore. Brands – its time to join the Instagram party.
Jan 22, 2015
The Social Network of Advertising Icons [HubSpot Infographic]
 The clever beans over at HubSpot have well and truly impressed the pixels with their latest infographic offering. The series of infographics imagines the digital social profiles of leading advertising icons - this one showcasing the Father of Advertising, David Ogilvy, is our favourite.The infographic's clever format, akin to a Facebook profile page, curates famous work, quotes, and other life details of the infamous 'Madmen' of the advertising industry.
Jan 22, 2015
Design advice for non-designers
Your brand is the heart and soul of your organisation; it’s the one thing everyone thinks of when they hear the name of your product or service, advertisers often call it the “brand concept”.
Jan 16, 2015
Web and Graphic Design Trends of 2015
The creatives at pixel8 are ready to take on 2015 with gusto and are already well on the way to building their online portfolios with fresh, exciting projects. We’ve asked our designer, Jon and and our digital marketer, Sian, to share their insights on web and graphic design trends for the year ahead and what design influences we will see creeping in to a browser near you soon.
Jul 02, 2014
Facebook controversy over ‘emotional manipulation’
A current topical story relates to Facebook experimenting with how social media can affect user’s moods. Over the course of one week in January 2012 they manipulated 700,000 user’s feeds; for some they reduced the amount of negative pots that they saw when scrolling through their news feeds and for others they reduced the amount of positive posts user’s would see.

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