Why Networking Is Like Dating

Although I have been in a relationship for 10 years (married for two and a half) and have not been on the dating scene for a decade, there are many aspects to business networking that remind me of the dating game. The same principles apply: you meet someone and if you like them (or in [read more]


How To Import Trello Cards Into Remember The Milk

As a self confessed scatterbrain, I’m always looking at ways of improving my productivity and organisation. My personal to-do list of choice is Remember The Milk, as an Android user, I love their widget. I’ve also recently started using Trello (thanks to Alex), as here at FireCask my projects are managed as cards. Some of [read more]


Vote for us as the ‘Best Start-Up’ in the COMBAs!

FireCask are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted, out of hundreds of applicants, for the City of Manchester Business Awards (COMBA) in the Best Start-Up category. The COMBAs are hosted by networking group Downtown in Business in association with Manchester City Council and marketing and events company Journey9. There are 14 categories including [read more]


Slides from SMX Israel 2013

On Sunday 6th January, Alex Moss talked at SMX Israel. Below are the slides complete with full transcript of his talk. How to Leverage CTR with Rich Snippets Up to now, everyone’s been talking about exactly what to do, and how to actually implement it. Today, I want to talk about why you want to [read more]


WordPress 3.5 – New Features, Fixes & Addons

Today saw the release of WordPress 3.5. This version is the latest release of WordPress and introduces a lot of new features, and unusually for WordPress, a removal of a feature. I’m going to talk you through some of the new features of WordPress 3.5. Removal of Link Manager Interestingly, one of the more controversial [read more]


Anna Moss wins Young Businesswoman of the Year Award #WiBA2012

I am proud to say that I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Forward Ladies, Women in Business Awards 2012 (WiBA). The award ceremony will take place at the Midland Hotel in the centre of Manchester on 26th November. Forward Ladies is a networking group for women and they organise a wide variety [read more]


Notes from 3 Speakers at #ContentMarketingShow

Yesterday I attended the first Content Marketing Show brought to us by Kelvin Newman who also hosts the extremely popular and ever growing BrightonSEO. Instead of giving brief notes on each presentation I decided to give more detailed notes on the three that stood out the most to me. The presentation I especially enjoyed was [read more]


WordPress Add Theme & Plugin Reviews to Extend

This morning we have noticed that WordPress.org users can now review both WordPress plugins and themes. This addition to WordPress Extend now provides more detail into users’ thoughts, rather than the simple voting system that has been provided up until now. Rich Snippet Integration? Rhys kindly reviewed my Facebook Comments plugin. From looking at Google’s Rich Snippet Tool [read more]



#BrightonSEO in Bullet Points

I attended our first Brighton SEO and can say that Kelvin really does organise a great event. As a one day event with over 1,500 attendees, it was great to see such a range of topics covered from various key people in online and advertising. Here are some selective notes I wanted to share in [read more]