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Twitter Bird Flew Vaccine…

Twitter is currently having it’s wings clipped by a nasty bug infestation! The black bug is manifesting itself as blacked out tweets, which spread when you roll your mouse over an infected tweet.

 

Twitter Bird Flew Virus

Twitter Bird Flew Virus

As soon as you have rolled your mouse over an infected tweet it automatically populates a string of code into your tweet/comment box and proceeds to automatically post itself to your feed, coughing up black tweets.

Not wanting to get too nerdy on this, but it is generated and spread due to a security flaw which allows you to post Javascript into the tweet box. The creators of Twitter have obviously been very trusting and assumed that nobody would exploit this. You know what they say don’t you… “assumption is the mother of all f*ckups!”.

It’s also not the first time this has happened neither, so you think Twitter would have learnt their lesson by now wouldn’t you, ooops!

The Vaccine
One way to stop this is to not rollover any black tweets if you see them. For those who have been infected, then enter your profile page and delete your tweet.

This black bug appears not to be affecting Twitter Apps, so avoiding access through the main website is also an option. It seems obvious that if there are problems with infected birds then you should hit the deck, Tweet Deck! Basically, don’t log in to the Twitter website – it’s a NO FLY ZONE!

It seems that the main aim of this is to make the news and history by bringing down Twitter, unless we stop it fast! So, get deleting those automatic tweets.

It would appear the individual who created this goes by the tag of “Matsta”.

If you wish to discuss how we can develop your brand or provide graphic design for your product or business, call us on 0191 377 0933 or email us at creative@urbangiants.co.uk

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Russelled UP a new Brand

Urban Giants have recently launched a new brand identity for event refreshment specialists, Russelled UP, owned by North East entrepreneur Stephen Russell.

 

 

 

 

Russelled UP Brand Identity

Russelled UP Brand Identity

 

 

Russelled UP specialise in event refreshments for both domestic and corporate clients, providing an espresso service, juice bar and snacks. Stephen has developed some interesting and unique extra services designed to enhance and drive his clients brands as part of their service range.

The event bar & refreshment specialists can already boast a prestigious client list which includes Mini UK, BMW, NECC and Barclays Bank, and we’ve only just launched their business.

Urban Giants have designed and developed a brand strategy for Russelled UP which includes brand identity and logo design, corporate stationery, advertising, promotional literature, direct mail, cms controlled website and a social media campaign. The brand awareness is already noticeable and will continue to grow and develop as more high profile clients use their services.

Mini UK - Brand Identity

Mini UK – Brand Identity

Russelled UP are providing their unique services for Mini UK this weekend at the Preston Farm garage in Yarm as part of a promotional sales event, so why not pop down and see the quality of their service for yourself.

If you wish to discuss how we can develop your brand or provide graphic design for your product or business, call us on 0191 377 0933 or email us at creative@urbangiants.co.uk

www.urbangiants.co.uk

T: 0191 377 0933
A: Durham, UK

F: /urbangiants
T: @urbangiants

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North East Creatives tag along for Inspiration

For years now businesses have been scared of their competition, fighting them off at every turn. However, for me times are changing, and for the better! Businesses are now beginning to realise that we grow stronger if we stick together, sharing knowledge, resources and experience.

At Urban Giants Design we embrace the competition and love to share creative resources and ideas. We find a lot of information and inspiration through blogs and Twitter, which is why we are looking to introduce a new way of connecting and sharing info. Urban Giants are looking to replicate the success of the Twitter tag #NEfollowers, with the introduction of a new hash tag #NEcreatives

#NEcreatives tag - Designed to help, support & inspire North East Businesses via Twitter

#NEcreatives tag – Designed to help, support & inspire North East Businesses via Twitter

The thought behind this is to work together to establish a knowledge rich network for North East creatives, but also to assist local businesses.

Creative agencies and individuals can share knowledge, resources and tips using #NEcreatives at the end of their tweets – such as new type resources, inspirational sites, breaking creative news etc.

Businesses could also benefit from using the new tag #NEcreatives, by posting questions, queries, job opportunities, pitching opportunities or briefs on Twitter, which would be available for creatives to respond to.

Urban Giants are trying to initiate this new tag to benefit everyone, so why not tag along and start using it today. Show us your support by following us and sending us a tweet @urbangiants

If you wish to discuss how we can develop your brand or provide graphic design for your product or business, call us on 0191 377 0933 or email us at creative@urbangiants.co.uk

www.urbangiants.co.uk

T: 0191 377 0933
A: Durham, UK

F: /urbangiants
T: @urbangiants

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Protecting your companies Brand

Last week Urban Giants Design were pleased to receive official notification that our company brand is now protected by Trademark. It is a relief to know that we have further protected our brand and company. But are you protecting yours? Had you even thought about it? Would you know where to start?

Brand protection is an essential aspect of todays modern business, and one which every business should take very seriously, irrespective of your size. Behind every successful business or entrepreneur there are hundreds of people looking to rip you off and hitch an easy ride.

Your companies brand identity is more valuable than you realise, and is likely to be your companies biggest asset. Consider this… if your clients had their memories wiped overnight and forgot who you were and everything about your brand and company, how much damage would that cause your business? It would be like starting all over again.

Terms such as “Brand Clash”, “Passing Off” and “Plagiarism” are affecting companies more often than you think, and something you should be well aware of from the second you conceive your business idea. If you’ve worked hard to develop a business, you then need to ensure you protect it. You could be in a position where you’re spending a lot of time and money on generating awareness, only for another company to be reaping all the benefits.

Trademarking your brand is just one element in the overall protection strategy. There are various ways to ensure your brand is protected. This protection begins from the moment you consider your company name and market strategy, it should be an integral part of your business plan. It should also be a key factor when enrolling new staff members, or dealing with third party organisations and providers.

Protecting your brand isn’t an expensive process, in fact it doesn’t cost very much at all. This process is more about education, awareness, consistency of application and thinking differently, which we can help you with. There are a multitude of things we can put in place and provide advice on to help you achieve this.

It’s amazing how many creative agencies will design you a logo or a brand without any knowledge of how to protect it. Just have a think if you’ve had a logo designed… did the agency who developed the identity mention anything about protecting it or how to use it? …thought not!

This blog post isn’t meant to scare companies through our front door, because that’s not our style. We aren’t trying to sell you anything, we just provide you with good honest advice. If you are scared of what you’ve read above, then this means you’re passionate about your company and are intelligent enough to realise that protecting it is important. If you are worried or have any questions then feel free to arrange a free chat with us to discuss it. We have delivered free seminars on how to protect your brand and the importance of brand protection to many businesses.

At Urban Giants we specialise in branding, with a passionate interest in protecting our clients and their commercial image. We can advise you on how to protect your brand both now and for the future. If you would like to protect your brand, or discuss the development of an offline or online brand identity and promotional brand strategy, please contact us.

If you wish to discuss how we can develop your brand or provide graphic design for your product or business, call us on 0191 377 0933 or email us at creative@urbangiants.co.uk

www.urbangiants.co.uk

T: 0191 377 0933
A: Durham, UK

F: /urbangiants
T: @urbangiants

Branding & Logo Design | Graphic Design | Design for Print | Marketing | Creative Public Speaking

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