You read that right; throughout the past few months we’ve been working hard on a plan to start 2017 with a bang, and now the time is finally here we’re ready to unveil our exciting new project, and it’s a good one.
We’re offering websites, designed and built for free by our very own JamRock designers, not just slashing the setup costs for small businesses looking to get their brand online or update their site, but eliminating them entirely. Read More
Most companies have a week or so left of trading before breaking for Christmas – and while the huge brands rolled their big-budget Christmas adverts out several weeks ago, it’s actually not too late to go for one final big, festive push with your current campaign. Read More
It’s time for a glimpse behind the scene; we want to show you what the JamRock crew have been up to lately, and today it’s the turn of our social media department. Here’s a quick run through of the success that they’ve had with Lancashire’s Crazy Sofa Sale Warehouse: well done, team!
In just one month, the Facebook page for Lancashire’s Crazy Sofa Sale Warehouse has grown a huge amount, bringing in over 500 page likes and reaching a huge audience with our posts and videos. More importantly, through social media marketing alone, they have been able to sell well over 100 sofas. Not bad! These levels of reach and engagement far exceed those commonly associated with small, local companies, and are a direct result of our targeting and posting strategies.
Last week, Forbes caught our eye with this article considering the ‘7 SEO Trends that Will Dominate 2017’. After spending a little time chewing it over, our SEO team have had time to think about what these trends could mean for the industry – and what small businesses need to know about them.
So, with this post we’re busting through the jargon to explain what changes to SEO will mean for the average business professional, as well as how big we think the impact will be…
October 31st is finally here – and whether you love dressing up as a twisted ghoul, or simply enjoy the fact that it marks the start of Christmas songs and snowy weather, there’s no doubt that the Halloween spirit has spread through the world once again. We’ve turned up our spooky Halloween playlist and started delving into the most chilling marketing campaigns of the year – which one will be crowned top monster? Read More
So, we just stumbled upon this article about ‘the websites that changed the world’ which, coming all the way from 2006, felt a little bit like a time capsule from a simpler age. An age of MySpace. At any rate, all the usual suspects made it onto the list: eBay… Wikipedia… Google (heard of them?). And, with a few notable exceptions – most of which are still several years old (we’re thinking not just Twitter and Facebook which arguably owe MySpace a debt, but also sites like Netflix, Buzzfeed and maybe even ODesk), any list that we came up with today would be pretty much exactly the same. Even if the examples changed the genre, or type, of site would be the same.
Which left us with a couple of gnawing questions. Firstly, why write another list when there’s already another one out there? That seems like a colossal waste of your time. Secondly, do websites even have the power to change the world anymore?
Ever your intrepid internet explorers, we’re not satisfied to let such a burning sit and stew. So, our team has turned to the task of working out how the internet has changed, what this means for the future of web design and development… and what it means for your company’s website. Read More
Which businesses do you think can benefit from a social media campaign? The youthful tech brands and start-ups that just seem to effortlessly ‘get it’? Well, sure – these companies can probably do pretty well on social media… but the truth is that so can the rest of us. Read More
Being based at the Storey in Lancaster means that we’re surrounded by Lancastrian culture every single day – and this sort of working environment builds a really strong bond between a company and its community. And, while delivering services to Lancaster base companies is one way in which we can help the community grow and excel – by building up local businesses – sometimes it’s important to find other ways to support local people.
So far in 2016, we’ve seen responsive design well and truly take centre stage as the vital asset that every company needs (and since over 50% of all web searches are made on mobile, it’s hardly surprising), as well as visual trends that aim to make the experience of browsing a site that little bit more personal Read More