For smaller businesses, websites that work are not just about getting people to the website. It’s also about making sure the website can be managed as quickly and easily as possible – because every minute struggling with a difficult interface could be a minute when business is being lost or customers are not getting the… Continue reading New WordPress website for a Looe-based lettings agency
It’s always nice to work on very local jobs, especially when the business concerned is a true leader in their field. Joshua Preston Marine and Heavy Engineers are based just a couple of miles from our office. They carry out a range of heavy engineering work, mostly of a marine nature, but what they really wanted… Continue reading New website for Joshua Preston Marine and Heavy Engineers
This post is just a quick THANK YOU to all our lovely customers for supporting Clare Associates, and letting us support one of my favorite charities. The Oldies Club is a charity that helps old dogs (aged 7 or older) that have become homeless, both by taking them in and rehoming them, and also by working… Continue reading Thank you to all our customers for helping us support Oldies Club dog rescue
We’re delighted to announce the launch of the new Cornwall : Closer Than You Think website. Created for the South East Cornwall Tourism Association, Cornwall, Closer Than You Think is designed to show the world the fabulous beaches, wild moors, superb fishing, and amazing adventures on offer in South East Cornwall – and, we hope,… Continue reading Closer Cornwall : a website to share the wonders of South East Cornwall
More and more businesses are getting Facebook pages. This is a great trend. Facebook is designed for everyone and their gran to use, and so it’s quick to learn and generally pretty easy to learn. But it’s not the whole web, and shouldn’t be. Facebook funds its vast infrastructure of servers and ever-developing programming by… Continue reading Ways your website is different to Facebook
Marianna G Swimwear is an exciting new designer swimwear brand. We had previously built a website for them using the WordPress content management system and the Woocommerce online shop system, and they were keen to bring a new look to it for 2015. We worked with the lovely Terry Bailey of Bailey4Design and Marianna G… Continue reading Website Relaunch for designer swimwear brand
Most smaller businesses don’t think much about where their website lives on the internet. Often that’s left for the website designer to sort out. Sometimes people buy hosting because someone saw an ad with a big cheap price tag prominently displayed, and thought “that’s cheap, it will do”. In general I find people spend way… Continue reading When website hosting goes bad
When I first saw the whole #icebucketchallenge thing (seems months ago now…), my first reaction was “Great piece of marketing by a relatively small charity”. Except that it wasn’t someone working for either charity – either the ALS Association in the US or the Motor Neurone Disease Association in the UK – who thought it… Continue reading What Charities Need to Learn From #icebucketchallenge
In Part 1, I showed you how social media marketing wasn’t necessarily the right thing for your business. I used four principles (and it’s important you understand these): Know Thyself – Are you the sort of person who loves using social media already, and is constantly tweeting and posting facebook status updates? Or do you… Continue reading Social Media Marketing: Part 2 – Which Networks Are Right For My Business?
Eight years ago, I had an idea while watching BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ – “Wouldn’t it be fun if we could run a competition like this for local sixth form students?” The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. Schools are brilliant at identifying academic talent, or sporting talent, or musical talent or… Continue reading You’re Hired!