On the Podium


On the Podium: The latest updates from Twitter

Bronze: Michelle Obama: “Don’t tweet every word.” The former first lady had an important message for internet users this week. Speaking at the inaugural summit of the Obama foundation, she pointed out that “most of your initial thoughts aren’t worth the light of day”, highlighting that you should think carefully before you post online, rather than just saying what’s on… Read more →

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*POSITION NOW FILLED* Account Executive, Social Media & Copywriting

Closing date: 30th October Full time, salary dependent on experience Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne   Newcastle-based search marketing agency Podium has an outstanding opportunity for an enthusiastic, talented and creative marketing executive to work as part of its growing team. The successful candidate will be required to work across a range of different clients in a variety of industry sectors. We are… Read more →


#OnThePodium: an ode to local news

Trinity Mirror has just announced a new national paper, called New Day, which will apparently be aimed at women (they’re launching on the 29th February – can you see what they’ve done there?!). As a strategic move it certainly seems oddly-timed, because huge uncertainty surrounds the newspaper industry: earlier this month, the Independent became the first national title to announce that it was… Read more →


OnthePodium: the coolest thing you’ll see this year

We know: claiming to have found the coolest news story of 2016 as early as February is a massive call. But we don’t shy away from big calls at Podium. It’s so amazing, we’ve brought the traditionally-end-of-the-week On the Podium feature forward to Monday. On this week’s Podium: Google’s birthday wishes, the Internet of Things, and the Coolest Thing You’ll See All Year.… Read more →


OnthePodium is back: Bowie, the Big Yin, biscuits and SEO funding

Apologies for the longer-than-expected break, but On the Podium is back, fully recharged, and ready for another shot at picking out the biggest, best, most interesting and daftest things that have caught our eyes this week. If you can find another blog this week that covers both the lead singer of Arcade Fire performing David Bowie’s Heroes through a megaphone, and also SEO… Read more →

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On the Podium- Thanksgiving special

As the ‘token American’ at Podium, I’ve been enlisted to write a special Thanksgiving instalment of On the Podium. If you’re not aware, Thanksgiving is the American holiday celebrated today. We get a four-day weekend, spending Thursday gorging on turkey and a sweet potato dish that has marshmallows on top. Then we sleep through an (American) football game and spend… Read more →