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Chris O'Brien

Keep customers and staff informed with SMS alerts

Another popular use of SMS messaging is to keep customers and staff up to date with information on closures and other information in the event of bad weather. With open rates of over 95% and an average time to open of under 6 seconds SMS messaging is a great method to communication important information to your contacts.

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Chris O'Brien

Have you secured your new shorter, sharper, .uk domain name?

​On 10 June 2014, Nominet (the organisation that manages UK domain names) made .uk domain names available for the first time – alongside .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk and so on. If you want to register the shorter .uk version of your UK current domain, get in touch and we'll register the domain name for you (subject to your right to the domain name). 

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Chris O'Brien

Send a festive message to your customers via text this Christmas

A lot of our customers send out Christmas cards to their customers (we've printed more than ever this year!) and while this personal touch is appreciated by customers the cost of cards and postage can be prohibitive.

We're in the final stages of developing our new small business SMS messaging solution but we can already get your message out via SMS, including of messages for individual recipients.

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Chris O'Brien

We’re taking steps to block SEMalt and referrer spam from our hosting and analytics platforms

Over the past few months we've been seeing an ever increasing amount of "automated" and botnet generated referrer spam coming into websites hosted on our hosting platform and onto sites that we manage on other hosting services on behalf of our customers.   Here we'll explain why automated traffic is a problem and the steps we're taking to combat the issue for our customers.

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Chris O'Brien

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours (2014)

We'll be closing at 3pm on Christmas Eve and you can find our full opening hours for the Christmas and New Year period on our website.

As always our hosting services will be being monitored 24/7 and we can be contacted in an emergency on 01793 230654 (or send an email to hello@obrienmedia.co.uk and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible).

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