Be Better Informed – June 2009
Our monthly shout out about what’s buzzing in the Better studio.
We’d like to say welcome to some nice new clients.
It’s a cliche but we’re people people, their drive and enthusiasm for what we’re going to be doing together is what we’re in this business for.
The Enterprise Team (Redcar & Cleveland, LEGI).
Better is delighted to announce that we’ll be working with The Enterprise Team to build a website that will provide valuable practical resources for enterprise businesses and schools in the Redcar & Cleveland area. We’re feeling the infectious drive within the team to support people with ambition, who want to step off on the path to owning their own business and we will be contributing time to developing marketing and PR resources people will find useful as well as building the system to house them. The Enterprise Team is looking beyond the two years it has remaining, and providing a repository for all their amassed knowledge will ensure people can benefit from it for years to come.
The region’s leading independent school has appointed Better to re-design and re-develop its website. Currently moving into development the new website will provide full content authoring across the Preparatory School, Raventhorpe, Senior School and Sixth Form. Functionality and improved call to actions across the website, as well as a powerful and simple CMS designed for all levels of user will support the administration of content. The project will be complete for the new school term.
Marketing: The Art Of conference
Better are supporting Benchmark Communications, to deliver Marketing: The Art Of 2009. Hosted by Business Link, this years event will be supported by a social media strategy aimed at building and maintaining buzz in the run up to the conference in November.
Love Middlesbrough Campaign for Middlesbrough Council
In our first piece of work for Middlesbrough Council we were delighted to help with artwork for the flags and banners that will line the main roads into the town centre. Working quickly, maintaining quality and hitting your deadline needs two teams working together and that’s what happened here. A client who knew what they wanted and knew what we needed to get the job done and a design team with bags of experience, totally at ease working across various media to a high standard.
Sovereign Strategy & The North East Economic Forum
Better is close to completing two pieces of work for Sovereign Strategy. Sovereign’s network draws its strength from the decision makers of international commerce, government and public life. It was established in response to a growing need by public and private corporations, to deal with the increasing complexity of national and international public policy, and communications in a global environment. Better have worked alongside the team within Sovereign Strategies to re-build their corporate website and the website for this years North East Economic Forum.
From the Blog
We’d rather contribute to the conversation than sit on the fence.
That means poking your head up above the parapet to get shot at. We have opinions and ideas we’d like to share so here’s one of our most recent blog posts.
Forget the tools, think about the conversation.
Phew, it’s getting crowded in here!… New ways of connecting people are coming hard and fast with a handful of cool APIs a day being launched to connect to big social media networks and mobile devices as well as pure bred micro blogging tools (Twitter, Pownce, Tumblr, Jaiku, My Say, Hictu) and the new rash of ‘Gauge your happiness tools’ (Moodmill, I Rate My Day and Emotionr). In fact tools are being developed to help us manage all our social media tools more efficiently! The buzz is tangible, in fact it’s overpowering. Continue reading…
From left field.
Design, content and technology are coming of age on the web and this maturation continues at a pace.
It can be difficult to know where to look to see the best sites, so this site collects and categorises them for you to save you the time and effort.
We’re going to send you to a digital playground today. www.linkdup.com
Follow us on Twitter.
Keep up to date with the day to day goings on in the Better studio. www.twitter.com/better_studio
From our Flickr Channel.
We’ve updated our Flickr channel with pictures from some of the recent going’s on in the world of Better.
Recent additions include our visit to Thinking Digital Conference and a trip to London, well drinking in Covent Garden actually!
From our YouTube Channel.
On our YouTube channel we’ve include a couple of Urban Sports Movies. on our YouTube Channel.
The first of Danny MacAskill, a pro ride who is part of the Inspired Bicycles team, which was shot on the streets of Edinburgh. The second is of Damian Walters, a gymnast and free runner. Being go get ‘em guys here at Better we’ve tried these ourselves. We’re now looking to recruit for all areas of the business to cover long term sickness due to injuries received!