We revealed a completed bespoke WordPress build to a client this week and they loved it. Phew! It doesn’t seem to matter how many times we reveal any (almost) finished website/ logo/ brochure to a client, it still makes us nervous.
Yes, we’ve taken the time to really get to the crux of their needs. Yes, we’ve written and agreed a comprehensive design brief. Yes, we’ve discussed complex site maps, style and target audience. Yes, we’ve done everything we say we do, but we’re still just that bit worried in case they don’t like it.
It can’t be just us, surely? I like to think it means we care, really care about our clients and making them happy. It’s not just lip service, it matters to us because it matters to them.
If this sounds like the type of professional relationship you would like to have with your web designers, why not get in touch with Lightbulb. We would love to expand our emotional and creative energy on you.
I’ve been spending some time of late considering the merits of User Interfaces & User Experience. It might sound a bit dull, but it’s far from it. Day in, day out, we design and develop online strategies for our clients. Naturally, we think we’re pretty good at it and I’d dare say our clients agree. The question is – what makes that design happen? What invisible agenda comes in to play? What can we learn from other applications seeking to maximise the magical balance that is good UI and fantastic UX?
This is the scene that greeted Fred and I yesterday evening returning home after a walk. I have never seen the colours so vivid – especially the contrast between the field and the impending blackness of the sky. The weather was humid, yet a cool breeze was blowing in from the North. The whole weekend has been full of weather weirdness. I like it that way.
This week one of our lovely clients asked us to create a multimedia project for their new website…for which we needed to call on the expertise of a Freelance Illustrator. So we thought we’d ask Twitter…
…and wow, we were blown away by the response! So many lovely Illustrators out there got in touch via Twitter and kindly provided examples of their work for us to see. We wouldn’t have had such a speedy response though any other medium, which demonstrates how marvelous Twitter is, and more importantly, how its marketing uses are fantastic.
Thank you to everyone who has been in touch with us this week and we hope to stay in touch and continue the conversations on Twitter.
In the meantime, has this got you thinking about how you can use Twitter for your business? Or how you can integrate social media activity into your marketing mix?
The Clever Metro has taken advantage of QR Code technology to bring their readers further information past the pages of the newspaper. By scanning the code on smart phones, readers are directed to online content and special features.
Once you’ve spotted one QR Code you’re bound to see them everywhere. QR Code scans have increased by 181% over the last quarter, people find them a novelty, but if used correctly can help market both your business, and your brand. Want to find out how they can be integrated into your marketing? Contact us today and we can explore the possibilities of this new technology.
Our work for the National Trust has made its way into the pages of Huddersfield Eye magazine this month. The news of our video work is spreading fast; we really enjoyed working on this moving image project and are happy to see that other people find it enjoyable too. If you want to see what everyone is talking about click here to see the videos we created for Marsden Moor and Hardcastle Crags. Or if you’re thinking about video for your business, find out more about our services here.
According to the latest edition of Hotel Business Magazine, ‘Hotel owners around the world are more likely to use Facebook over any other type of Social Media tool to promote their property and drive bookings.‘ A recent poll suggests that around 65% of hotels agree that they use Facebook to increase bookings and revenue. Lightbulb’s existing hotel clients are actively using both Facebook and Twitter as part of their online marketing activity, and all are seeing measurable results. To find out about how Lightbulb can help your business get involved with online media click here.
Our video projects for the National Trust have been recognised by The Huddersfield Examiner who ran a feature on us in the Business pages. We were very pleased with the promotional videos we produced for Marsden Moor and Hardcastle Crags, and it seems that many other people have been impressed by them too! Take a look at the project in more detail here and why not let us know what you think on Twitter? We hope nobody used these pages to wrap up their fish and chips!
Crikey. It seems like eons ago that we started work on Holmfirth ArtWeek 2011. October 2010 to be precise. This week all final deliveries have gone in and our hard work is well and truly done. A mega shout out to Sophie and Amy for all their hard work, and to the other volunteers at ArtWeek for getting everything together. Here at Lightbulb we’re delighted to see everything in place ready for the grand opening this weekend.
Friday tea time and the heat of the day has finally caught up with Office Dog, Fred. Not even the newly acquired B52 propellor-sized fan seemed to help. Hrmmpph. Creative brain + Fur + Heat = Snooze!
During the recent heat wave we finally gave in and took delivery of our very own watercooler! Phew. Our neighbours at Bronte Water popped round with this little baby and we have been quenching our thirst ever since! It had only been installed ten minutes before Amy slapped a sticker on it! Way to go Toots!
We’re working on some time lapse photography for a client at the moment. Helen decided to rig up the kit to record our regular Friday afternoon brainstorm. Our one hour session has been condensed to little over a minute. OK, so it won’t win any awards but it’s a bit of fun! Enjoy:
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