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London Marathon

The idea was created in a pub by former Olympic champion and journalist Chris Brasher and athlete John Disley. Now it’s the largest annual fundraising event in the world. Since its launch, runners have raised over £830 million for charity!


Coffee anyone?

Are you the kind of person who needs a coffee or 2 to start the day? If so, you’re not alone. The coffee market is growing fast. It has been said that by 2030 coffee shops will outnumber pubs, as consumers prefer artisan coffee to alcohol!


New Year, New Look!

It’s a new year and companies start to put some plans into place for the year ahead. These could be…


Countdown to Christmas!

Another year has flown by and last year we gave you a little insight into what’s been going on here at Obvious HQ. So, here’s what’s been happening this year…


Tips on Content Marketing

Content marketing is an important part of any marketing strategy if you want it to be effective, regardless whether it’s for a small business or a larger corporate organisation.


National Curry Week

The temperature may be dropping, but this week marks National Curry Week in the UK, so things are about to heat up again!


London Fashion Week

British Fashion Council first established back in 1983 with London Fashion Week launching in 1984. This week marks their 66th edition and is held twice each year during February and September.


How Steve Jobs started…

Later this year, we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the iPhone with Apple planning to launch a major re-design this autumn.


International left handers awareness day!

13th August is a day to celebrate everyone who is left-handed and to raise awareness for everyday challenges left-handed people face in a world designed for right-handers.


When life gives you lemons, grab salt and tequila!

And don’t forget your sombrero as it’s National Tequila Day on 24th July. Responsible for some of the well-known cocktails, the Long Island Iced Tea and the classic Margarita!


Is print advertising dead?

As much as digital media has developed at light speed and has become more ingrained within our daily lives, print advertising is still very much alive and kicking.  


Obvious rebrand Bake & Bite!

We’ve been working our socks off here at Obvious HQ and we’re extremely proud to announce that we’ve been working with our client, Country Choice, on their brand relaunch for their food-to-go business, ‘Bake & Bite’.


Everybody loves fish and chips!

On the 1st Friday of June, fish and chip lovers all over the UK are coming together to celebrate the nation’s favourite dish. It’s become part of our national heritage and it would be difficult to imagine life without it. But why is this simple meal so popular?


Get stuck in – it’s Sandwich Week!

Sandwiches are simple and can be part of any meal of the day. But do you know how it got its name? John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, regularly ordered meat between two pieces of bread so he could continue playing cards without getting his hands greasy.


Why your business needs a blog

Do you want to start a blog for your business, but you’re scratching your head trying to find reasons why and struggle with the concept of what to write about? Do you know what the impact of having a blog can do for your business development?


St. Patrick’s Day

It’s a day of heritage, pride and celebration. Not only is it celebrated in Ireland, but it’s now celebrated in other countries across the globe and everyone wears green! If you want to experience the party then you need to head to Ireland!


Pancake Day

It’s that time of year again when you put batter in a pan, create the perfect pancake and add your favourite toppings! Pancake day is also known as Shrove Tuesday, this is a Christian festival to mark the start of lent.


The 5 steps to a great website

So you have a website for your business, but it was designed quite some time ago and you’re now considering whether it’s time to give it a facelift. But what are the key factors you need to consider when reviewing your existing website?


Dry January Challenge

If you were challenged to give up the booze for 31 days, would you accept the challenge?!


Eat, drink and be merry!

It’s that time again! Are you ready? Of course you are! Christmas dinner is one of the most looked forward to meals in the UK.


Countdown to Christmas!

Countdown to Christmas! 2016 is coming to an end and what a year it’s been! While reflecting on the busy year we’ve had, we wanted to give you a little insight into what’s been going on at Obvious HQ.


Why start-ups need marketing

Many start-up companies believe marketing is something they can do themselves until they establish a great turnover. However, the truth is your business should have a strong marketing strategy right from the start if it is to succeed.


Remember, remember the 5th of November…

The 5th November marks the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot when Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Dummies have been made and burned on bonfires since the 13th Century, initially to remove evil spirits.


Trick or treat?

With Halloween just around the corner, a predictable trend starts on Google search to seek out the perfect outfit for an upcoming Halloween party.


The art of beer & food matching

The matching snack that traditionally goes with a pint of beer is usually something salty like crisps, nuts or pork scratchings. However, have you ever wondered what other food best complements your favourite brew? Then look no further as we have put together an infographic to help you!


National Burger Day – grubs up!

National Burger Day was created by Mr. Hyde and is celebrated annually as one of the world’s most popular comfort foods.


Happy National Chocolate Day!

We all love a bit of chocolate, however, it’s a continued debate between friends and family members as to what is the greatest ever chocolate bar.


Us Brits love a BBQ!

Us Brits love a BBQ!

Summer is approaching and us Brits love a good barbecue and the great outdoors! The air will soon be filled with the smell of sizzling meats, enjoying beverages and of course, the sunshine! Even the men will turn into cavemen when there is food to be cooked over a fire.


How to boost your business using social media

There are many businesses that have Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, however, these aren’t being used to their full potential to gain maximum exposure and build brand awareness.


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Is your website mobile-friendly?

Mobile internet usage is increasing year on year and with more people using smartphones and tablets than ever before to check emails and social media, do their online shopping and research information, it’s become critical that your website is mobile-friendly.


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Tips on what makes the best business card

The business card is the smallest marketing tool you possess, but they pack a real punch when it comes to getting your name out there. From small businesses, independent retailers to global organisations, a business card can do a lot for your brand and your connections.


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Celebrating Easter & all its glory

Easter is the preferred holiday for those with a sweet tooth as well as spending time with their families. But what is it?


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Valentine’s Day is approaching!

Valentine’s Day is approaching and it’s one of the biggest gift-giving holidays of the year. In medieval times some people couldn’t write their names, so they would sign their cards with an ‘X’ and kiss it.


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Movember – the month of the moustache!

It’s that time of year again where the annual month long moustache growing marathon is kicking off around the world, challenging men to grow moustaches to raise awareness for men’s health and of course, women can get involved too by fundraising for the men in their lives.


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Why content marketing is king

Content marketing is not a new trend – it is simply the growth of digital marketing such as search engine optimisation, social media marketing, video, design and other creative mediums.