Graphic design graduates: get on the Podium!

Graphic design work placement Full time, 26 weeks Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Podium has a new position available for a creative and driven graphic designer interested in gaining experience in a digital marketing agency. This is an incredible opportunity for a graduate to gain agency experience while developing their portfolio. During their time with us they will gain relevant skills and knowledge… Read more →

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We raced a bike, a bus and a Metro – guess who won

Five team members from the Podium office needed to be in Newcastle city centre for an important lunchtime SEO meeting*. We’re a competitive bunch, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity for a race: who could get from Gosforth to Newcastle in the shortest amount of time? Tom took the bus. Matt traveled by bike. Elizabeth, Emma and Steve took the Metro. So… Read more →


We’re hiring: SEO Marketing Consultant

Job title: SEO / Search Marketing Consultant Full time, salary dependent on experience Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne No Agencies Please   Podium is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for an experienced technical SEO consultant to join our growing team at our Regent Centre office. As an SEO consultant at Podium, you’ll help run the SEO strategy and development for our 25+… Read more →


Podium gets funky with event planning

Although we specialise in digital marketing and SEO, Podium is also willing to bend over backwards and do the moonwalk for our clients – quite literally. We recently got the opportunity to put on a wild event for one of our clients, Northern Gas and Power. When we say wild… we mean glow-in-the-dark, fire-breathing, stilt-walking, dubstepping wild: we got to plan… Read more →


Recruitment at Podium: account manager

*Update 2/5/17: we are no longer accepting applications for this position* Account Manager: online content and social media Full time, salary dependent on experience Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne We have an outstanding opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented Marketing Account Manager at our growing digital marketing agency. The successful candidate will be required to hit the ground running and to write online… Read more →

Podium Q&A

Life as an apprentice

As National Apprenticeship Week (6th – 10th March 2017) draws to a close, Podium’s apprentice, Elizabeth, has agreed to answer a few questions about her time as an apprentice. What are you studying? I’m on a Digital Marketing course which involves learning about SEO, copywriting, social media management and general marketing techniques. Why did you choose Digital Marketing? Social media… Read more →

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Copywriting: burying the angle to increase dwell time

Internet advertising revenue, the value of clicks and website dwell time are leading to the rise of a new phenomenon: the buried news angle. Podium copywriter Steve Maybury looks at the issue and explains why the approach may bring short-term gains, but will alienate readers in the long-term. The art of news reporting involves getting the angle of the story – the best, most… Read more →

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Social media integrity: our view on fake news

The last few months have shown us the ‘dark side’ of social media, with an overabundance of fake news stories going viral – and making a serious, real-world impact on huge political and social events. Like how a million people believed that the Pope endorsed Donald Trump: Source: Business Insider N.B.: He didn’t. Apparently, ‘fake news’ generated more engagement in… Read more →