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February 2009 newsletter

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End of Downloads?

SRG Art & Interiors online shop

Twitter tweets on

Business networking - visit our group!


End of Downloads?
Heard about Spotify? It's a new service that will let you play music live from the Internet.

It's free (if you don't mind the odd advert every now and then) and it's 100% legal.

The record companies have done a deal with Spotify that licenses them to use the music, presumably hoping to earn revenues from the people who will pay for the service without adverts.

Is it the end for downloads/Itunes?

Spotify web site....

  • SRG Art & Interiors online shop
  • This month we've gone live with a great online shop that sells art, cushions, lighting and home accessories products.

    SRG Art & Interiors make it easy for the artistically challenged among us by grouping their beautiful products into matched collections<. You can buy products from these collections safe in the knowledge that they will go together in harmony.

    The products are rather special too; limited edition art, handmade glass and finest quality fabrics - all designed to make your home or office that little bit more special.

    The new site uses the new version of the Blot eCommerce web package, giving SRG complete control over their product database and shopping cart.

    SRG Art & Interiors ....
  • Twitter tweets on
  • Twitter seems to be everywhere these days. You can't pick up a newspaper or listen to a radio station without someone going on about it. If it's not Stephen Fry, it's Jonathan Ross or even Barack Obama.

    If you remember, we told you about Twitter in a newsletter back in October 2007 (we're just sooo finger on the pulse). It's part of a concept known as microblogging where you can post little notes (140 chars maximum) about what you are doing at any particular time. The question we wondered back in 2007 was; is it just a neat communication gizmo for people with runaway egos or minor celebrities (but I repeat myself), or does it have some real value for business?

    What we are starting to see now is that although there are still plenty of people who want to let you know what their cat had for dinner, businesses are finding ways to use it.

    For example, last week, the car hire company we had used in Italy sent an email and at the bottom of the email was a link to their Twitter page. On the page were snippets of car hire gossip and links to offers.

    We've also seen it used for PR, breaking news, sharing technical ideas, business networking.

    It's free, it's quick, it might be time to start tweeting...

  • Business networking - visit our group!
  • Blot Design is a member of the most successful business networking group in the world.

    Each week we meet on a Thursday morning for breakfast and to exchange and refer business between our members. It's a great way of doing business (only one company from any business area can join, so there is no competition between members).

    If you think your business could benefit from networking like this, you're welcome to attend as our guest:

    • Thursday mornings
    • 6:45am
    • Novatel Hotel, Hermiston Gate, Edinburgh
    Our group is thriving. And as it has grown, the amount of business exchanged has increased dramatically. Get in touch if you'd like to come along and see how it works.

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