The Shortest Month, Busy Again

Better busy than bored, I always say – no really, I say this all the time. Ask anyone. And somehow, February, short though it is always manages to be super busy. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have time for a quick update from the Modern Parlance media landscape and that’s what I have on… Read More »

My Latest Reading

Early December through early January is traditionally a slow month for me – clients are winding things up, people go on holidays, the accounting departments suddenly have a lot to do. So I find myself using that time to catch up on articles I’ve bookmarked or white papers I’ve saved ‘to be read’ later.  Here’s… Read More »

Busy as a Summer Bee

Time for a “Summer is Almost Over” update about what has been happening across the Modern Parlance Landscape: FOOD FAIR: On Fabulous Foodie, you’ll find What I Learned at Banbury Food Fair 2016 (Aug 22). The Banbury Town Fair has once again come and gone. As always, there were samples galore to try. We’ve learned… Read More »

Full Steam Ahead Into Summer!

Summer has started with an absolute bustle of activity across the the Modern Parlance landscape. The Banburian, a blog about Banbury and the surrounding areas, launched in May and has already gotten some amazing feedback. The latest posts include a visitor report and a picture gallery from the 2016 Banbury & District Show, a push… Read More »

Shakespeare & Anchovies? Of Course!

I love a bit of the Bard. And spending as much time as I do on the subject of food, it isnt really surprising that I found a culinary approach to Shakespeare as I tend to do for nearly everything else. I first touched on this ages an ages ago on Fabulous Foodie in a… Read More »

Social Media: On the Move, In the ‘Hood

As you have no doubt heard, social media is here to stay and the success of small businesses and independents is increasingly tied to making the most of it. Not only by posting and publishing but by ensuring you boost your social media ROI by being available to customers on the road and in the… Read More »

Short Month, Busy Month

Been a hugely busy month so far here at Modern Parlance. The blogs have had a bit of a redesign, the Modern Parlance website is crisp and working well and I’m awash in a world of words.  I’ve been outlining – actual outlining – for an upcoming food piece I’m rather excited about (more on… Read More »

Helping Felines Stay Flu-Free

B.A.R.K.S. (Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service) is a small, local, self-funding, volunteer-run local charity dedicated to the rescue, care and re-homing of cats, kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs and small rodents. We adopted our cat Harry (aka Mr Moustache) from them last year and we were blown away by the dedication, hard-work and care that… Read More »

All The World’s A Stage – #Shakespeare400

Lots of Shakespeare events happening at the Globe & around the globe. All the world’s a stage, indeed. I’ll be putting together a page of relevant links but check out the hashtag #Shakespeare400 on Twitter for a ton of links to info, online exhibits, schedules of performances, etc. Here are a few quick highlights I’ve… Read More »

Content Marketing Ideas for Small Biz

In Part 1 of my Small Biz Tips – Digital: A Big Boost for Small Biz – I discussed the way that small businesses and independent shops could use content marketing & social media to meet the challenges of today’s consumer-centric marketplace. My intention was to put content marketing in a context non-marketers could understand… Read More »