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By Catherine Dove 01 Nov, 2017

What better way to sell gorgeous products than on a beautiful, sleek and modern website?  

Home by Rachel  provides beautiful home interiors, stunning jewellery and a bespoke range of hand-poured luxury candles. Rachel came to us with a bland but functional website that didn't entice people off the home page, so in our redesign we ensured that the site looked bright, welcoming and interesting.

With large, good quality images and sliders the site began to look a lot more attractive, and the new clearer layout made the site easier to navigate. The intimacy of the brand is represented through the personal feel of the website, whilst the stunning imagery indicates the thought that has gone into each quality product.

By Ellie McDaniel 30 Oct, 2017
In a world where everyone is a 'Professional iPhone Photographer' and point-and-shoots are as affordable as ever, it's important that your business stands head and shoulders above the rest by using professional photography. Anything other than that for your business won't say much for your product or brand and it's unlikely to hit the right spot with your intended target audience.

So now you know you need professional photography, but how can you justify the cost? Good quality photographs can be used for a multitude of different promotional activities, from social media to company vehicles to print marketing - the list is endless! Make the most of the photos you've had taken by using them across a variety of channels - elevating your brand and giving more people the opportunity to see your work.
By Catherine Dove 24 Oct, 2017
On 2nd November Digity's Managing Director Chris Lunn will be running a session on LinkedIn at the annual Cubic Interactive User Group Conference. Held from 2pm – 5pm at The Building Centre, London, the User Group will be packed with professionals from the architectural and engineering sectors. We are delighted to have been asked to speak for Cubic Interactive's delegates on the benefits of LinkedIn and how to make the most of this platform and can't wait for the event. 

We are delighted to have been asked to speak to Cubic Interactive's delegates on the benefits of LinkedIn and how to make the most of this platform. Get in touch with our team on 01189 100 012 or drop us an email at   info@digity.co.uk   to enquire about our marketing consultancy packages or to discuss your upcoming events
By Chris Lunn 29 Jun, 2017
I often get asked about LinkedIn and I'm amazed at how many business owners still aren't using it actively.  In terms of my own use, I go in a couple of times a day via the mobile app and a few times a week via my laptop - and even then I feel I should do a lot more!  So with this in mind, here's my summary to help you get more out of it and once you're doing this well, you'll definitely feel a remarkable difference.
By Chris Lunn 01 Jun, 2017
Over the years we've supported lots of different causes as a company and I'm a big believer in experiencing new things and helping where I can. With this in mind I recently took part in a charity abseil for Emerge Poverty Free and the fundraising went well.  I know a few others who are doing similar things at the moment so I've put together a quick guide to help everyone who is about to embark on a fundraising mission.  

So here are my 8 top tips which are all really quick and easy to implement - I hope they come in handy:

  1. Set-up your online donation page ASAP - we hear the Virgin Money Giving set-up is very good

  2. Tell everyone you know what you're doing via email - create a sincere email to let them know what you're doing, when and most importantly why!  Give them a link to your donation page.  I included some people I hadn't spoken to for a while and others who I flat-out thought would never sponsor me - but I figured if you don't ask, you don't get.  I was amazed by what happened!

  3. Depending what you're doing there's likely to be some training involved so keep people updated via social media (all your accounts) as to progress - with every post make sure there's a link to your donation page

  4. With every donation you receive, thank that person publicly on your social media account and if you're friends with them, tag them in (this will encourage even more support and interest from them but equally it's a subtle reminder to the other onlookers).  Definitely post a link back to your page too every time - I can't stress how important adding links continually is on social media along with great images - either of you or related to the quest!

  5. Add a banner to your email signature - you no doubt send a lot of emails so make use of it with a link back

  6. Ask certain people to sponsor you early - you need momentum for a campaign so the sooner someone starts the ball rolling the better

  7. On the day (or through the days if it's a longer challenge) get various photos and you could even do a Facebook live stream to showcase the event itself - guess what I'm going to say here?  Yes, add a link to your sponsorship page!

  8. In the days after, thank everyone for their support again and remind them why it was so important to you - with a link to your page.  Equally, tag the charity (and use any hashtags) in to all your posts throughout as you'll get extra likes and shares when you do.

Overall you get the idea - hammer home the awareness of what you're doing and you'll wear down those who are either a bit resistant or just lazy.  I set a goal of £250 for my abseil and I hit that after step 2 (inside 24 hours).  As a result of continually following the other steps I ended up generating £848 including gift aid which I was blown away by.  

It didn't take a lot of time or effort, 10 minutes a day in the fortnight before (google image searching and writing some posts) was plenty.

Good luck and if it helps, feel free to copy and share this advice as you see fit.  It's the difference between a little and a lot and we all know every extra pound raised really does help.

The best bit... and this was an added bonus, but people really cared about what I did.  One client even signed up to do it with me with only 2 days to go which was awesome and the whole thing resulted in conversations with people I wouldn't have had otherwise.
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