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Work Experience With Zest: Sarah Yousaf
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24 July 2017
Zest Digital

Work Experience With Zest: Sarah Yousaf

Earlier this month, Sarah Yousaf joined us for two weeks as part of the Didcot Girls’ School work experience programme. At the end of her time with us, here’s what she had to say: I chose to do my work experience at Zest because I would like a career in...
Zest Digital Selected For Google Elevator
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1 June 2017
Alex Minchin

Zest Digital Selected For Google Elevator

We’re pleased to announce that Zest Digital has been selected as one of 30 agencies out of 30,000 to take part in their exclusive 2017 Elevator course. “The main goal of the programme is to help high-potential agencies grow faster – so we’ve invited...
Launch Time At Zest
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9 May 2017
Alex Minchin

Launch Time At Zest

We’re proud to be able to unveil our new website after a lot of hard work in and around our day-to-day duties to our clients. It’s been an exhausting but fun process and after many delays, we’re (you’re) finally here! It’s been an...
Joining The Ranks: Farah Ali
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9 May 2017
Farah Ali

Joining The Ranks: Farah Ali

I’ve been at Zest for around a month and a half now, working as a digital marketing executive, it definitely seems as if I’ve been here for a lot longer – but that’s a positive thing! When I started I was really overwhelmed, as it is with starting any new job; having...
Annual Review 2016
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21 December 2016
Alex Minchin

Annual Review 2016

I really enjoy these moments at the end of the year, when I take the time to reflect on another fantastic year at Zest. I’m writing this sat in the office, dressed in loungewear and slippers, with a depleted but jolly team. The phones are silent, and we’re...
How We Created An Editorial Calendar Using Basecamp (Step-By-Step)
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2 November 2016
Tom Brown

How We Created An Editorial Calendar Using Basecamp (Step-By-Step)

Average read time: 15 minutes How to create an editorial calendar using Basecamp Busy? Me too. When used correctly, an editorial calendar can help you with just that. Save yourself hours of planning every week Slay unnecessary stress Recognise your content team’s...
Joining The Ranks: Matt Czastka
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24 August 2016
Zest Digital

Joining The Ranks: Matt Czastka

Hello, people! I’m Matt Czastka (very silent “z”, pronounced Chaz – ka) and I am the new Digital Marketing Executive at Zest. I’ve recently joined the team and so far it has been great. I’ve been getting stuck into a few projects and client meetings and will...
Joining The Ranks: Lloyd Sutton
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23 August 2016
Lloyd Sutton

Joining The Ranks: Lloyd Sutton

Hello, world! After a fun-packed day of meeting, greeting and reading the handbook (such a good read!) I’m finally inducted. Hi, I’m Lloyd Sutton and I am the new front-end digital designer at Zest. Back in 2008 I headed off to Bournemouth University to study Business...
Company Shortcuts Business Blast Seminar: Using Big Data For Big Growth
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14 March 2016
Zest Digital

Company Shortcuts Business Blast Seminar: Using Big Data For Big Growth

Earlier this week, Alex Minchin spoke at Company Shortcuts’ Business Blast Seminar: Using Big Data For Big Growth. Alex’s talk was titled: “How to use data to acquire, engage, and convert more customers”. With Event Chair, Paul Stephen, leading the way, the day was a...
Social Media Presentation At Bucks New Uni: How To Get A Job In Social Media
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11 February 2016
Sarah Knight

Social Media Presentation At Bucks New Uni: How To Get A Job In Social Media

On February 4th, I was lucky enough to be invited back to Bucks New Uni (or Bucks Ad School as it is known to the Creative Advertising students) and present some of my top tips on how to get a job in social media. Having graduated from Bucks New Uni in 2013, it was...
Joining The Ranks: Hugh Overend
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9 February 2016
Hugo Overend

Joining The Ranks: Hugh Overend

It’s been only seven days since I joined the team at Zest Digital, but I feel so settled and welcome that it already feels like I’ve been here for months. Cheesy, I know, but true! Getting to know the awesome team (family is probably a better word) and acquainting...
Social Content 2016: Where To Publish Your Content For Maximum Reach
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5 January 2016
Tom Brown

Social Content 2016: Where To Publish Your Content For Maximum Reach

Collaboration is the core of digital marketing. The success of a campaign is not defined by any one business area but the coordination of these teams in order to produce work that has been optimised for the most impact. I’ve explored the importance of teamwork before...
A Year In The Life Of A Zestee
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21 December 2015
Zest Digital

A Year In The Life Of A Zestee

As the year draws to a close, we often find ourselves looking back at the last twelve months. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your business, support, and continued input. It’s been an exciting year, and we’re going into 2016 stronger than ever....
What I’ve Learned About Social Media From Working In An Agency
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16 December 2015
Sarah Knight

What I’ve Learned About Social Media From Working In An Agency

As 2016 approaches, it’s getting to that time when everyone starts to reflect on the year past. You look back on your relationships with friends and family, career decisions, holidays, budgets and spendings, and somehow everything gets categorised, allowing goals to...
GUSTO Event – Informal Drinks Evening
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11 December 2015
Zest Digital

GUSTO Event – Informal Drinks Evening

  In celebration of another great year here at Zest Digital and because, well its Christmas. The Zest Digital team played host with the help of 1855 Wine Bar to an informal evening of drinks and great conversation. Thank you to all who attended and we wish...
Team Zest Speak At BBFUK 2015
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30 November 2015
Zest Digital

Team Zest Speak At BBFUK 2015

Buckinghamshire Digital Summit Is your business embracing the digital revolution? This was the question behind the Buckinghamshire Digital Summit, an event which examined the changing face of digital, while inspiring business owners to look at their own digital...
BIMA Digital Day 2015 at Wallingford School
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27 November 2015
Alex Minchin

BIMA Digital Day 2015 at Wallingford School

Myself and Peter were absolutely delighted to be invited to act on behalf of BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) this year for their Digital Day initiative. “Digital Day was created in 2012 as a pragmatic response to the digital talent shortage by...
GUSTO Event – Informal Drinks Evening
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20 November 2015
Zest Digital

GUSTO Event – Informal Drinks Evening

We are still on a high from our fantastic GUSTO event launch back in October and are very busy planning our next one for the new year, the details of which will be announced in January. In case you haven’t seen yet, you can view the photos from the first event here....
Joining The Ranks: Matt Baker
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18 November 2015
Matt Baker

Joining The Ranks: Matt Baker

Hello, My name is Matt and I’m joining Zest as a Digital Marketing Executive. After graduating from Oxford Brookes in 2012 I started working for a small web design agency in the centre of Oxford. Without really knowing what I wanted to do, and with a degree in...
Joining The Ranks: Louis Lobban
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12 November 2015
Louis Lobban

Joining The Ranks: Louis Lobban

Well, where to start? – My name is Louis Lobban and I have just joined the ranks as one of Zest’s Digital Marketing Executives. In 2012 I finished college and was looking to start a career. I always knew I wanted to work with computers, but I wasn’t particularly sure...
Digital Storytelling: What Is Your Marketing Saying About You?
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12 November 2015
Tom Brown

Digital Storytelling: What Is Your Marketing Saying About You?

One subject. Six cameras. Six different perspectives. This is the premise to “The Decoy”, a three-minute film by The Lab, in conjunction with Canon Australia. On the surface, the video appears to show how one photographer’s preconceptions about a person can influence...
The Definitive How-To Guide To Lego Project Management
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2 November 2015
James Lawler

The Definitive How-To Guide To Lego Project Management

What do you get when you combine project management with MDF, Velcro and Sheer Spandex? There’s an app for everything these days. So when we needed a solution to project planning and resourcing multiple teams, I immediately turned to the Internet. There are loads of...
What You Need To Know About Video On Social Media
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14 October 2015
Sarah Knight

What You Need To Know About Video On Social Media

When most people associate video with social media they think of YouTube. With over a billion users and hundreds of millions of hours of watched footage every day, this is unsurprising. YouTube has been the online video giant for over a decade now. But what if I was...
GUSTO Event – Ghastly Google: Mistakes That Will Make Your Business Crawl.
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1 October 2015
Zest Digital

GUSTO Event – Ghastly Google: Mistakes That Will Make Your Business Crawl.

The team at Zest Digital are excited to launch the first of many GUSTO events. The title of this Halloween themed event is: Ghastly Google: Mistakes That Will Make Your Business Crawl.  The event will be held on Thursday, 29th October for 6:30pm at House Bar, Oxford....
What I’ve Learned About Building An Agency (Part 3): People & Culture
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1 October 2015
Alex Minchin

What I’ve Learned About Building An Agency (Part 3): People & Culture

At the heart of any successful agency is its culture. An agency is only as strong as its people. These mantras have helped me to understand the basis for growth, a happy workplace, and great work. They shape many of my decisions, and the decisions we take as an...