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  • Hashtags: Don’t make a hash of it – A simple guide to using them

    If you use any form of social media, you’ll be using hashtags. They form an important aspect of your posts, enabling readers to see what’s important about your post – whether it be a campaign, topic, an event, something trending or just sentiment. Having a hashtag prefix the relevant keywords or phrases enables that keyword […]

  • 10 questions you must ask to any new website client

    This week I thought I would run through our go to questions that we ask all of our new clients in need of a website. Understanding why we ask these could be useful to other designers, who gathering lists of questions to ask their own clients, or perhaps businesses looking to see what they might […]

  • Customer Spotlight – The Deer Park Hotel

    Last December we were really excited to be approached and asked by team at Deer Park Hotel to get involved in creating some promotional materials that oozed the brand. The Deer Park Hotel is an 18th Century Georgian mansion based in Honiton, Devon. With glorious grounds, beautiful boutique hotel bedrooms, delectable dining and more it has […]

  • What were the top terms when it came to search in 2017?

    I have to confess this is a blog we’ve done for a few years running now but it remains one of my favourites. Seeing which search terms were the most popular with Google users provides a real insight into some of the countries key events, interests, trends and more. I know I use Google as […]

  • Merry Christmas from the team

    As we start wrapping things up in the office for another year we wanted to wish all of our clients, readers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! We hope 2017 has been a great year for you and look forward to what 2018 has in store. From the team at […]

  • A simple guide to improved search engine rankings

    What is SEO In a nutshell, Search engine optimization is the process of getting natural / organic traffic to your website through a collection of best practices and measureable processes to drive traffic to your website. SEO is very important. When seeking a service or business, people will often start with a Google search, so […]

  • Hootsuite – Composer Beta

    Have you been trying out the new ‘Composer Beta’ in Hootsuite? Here at Doodlebug Hootsuite is our tool of choice when it comes to scheduling and managing posts to multiple social media networks. If you’re new to Hootsuite or not yet using it our previous blog ‘5 quick tips for using Hootsuite’ will provide some […]

  • Interesting news roundup – August 17

    We’re back again for another roundup of interesting and useful links from across the web. AR and VR 101: What marketers need to know today Next steps toward more connection security How to Perform a Basic Local Business Competitive Audit How to Set Up a Creative Facebook Cover Video 16 Video Marketing Stats to Blow […]

  • How to create a simple WordPress Plugin

    Plugins are a great way of extending the functionality of your WordPress website, allowing you to easily activate and deactivate via the WordPress plugins dashboard. They are a great place to add your custom functions usually dumped within your functions.php file. The thought of creating a WordPress plugin can seem very overwhelming to many, however […]

  • The print process

    Last week I had completed a fairly complex design, I confidently prepared the print-ready pdf for the client’s chosen printer, uploaded, sent the link and moved on to the next project. An hour later I received an email to say that the printers had found an issue with my file and please could I sort […]

  • Branding and marketing taking glamping to a new level

    Lilypod is an exciting new eco-friendly experience that takes glamping to a whole new level! The guys at Lilypod approached us a while back about a new venture they were in the early stages of, they wanted our help when it came to the branding, website and accompanying social media presence. Their enthusiasm was infectious […]

  • House Doodlebug

    As season 7’s much anticipated arrival is finally upon us, we thought a quick summary of our three favourite houses would wet appetites and get you through the working day. Checking out Game of Thrones Wiki gives us a great little round-up. Here are our faves, plus a sneaky little addition: House Lannister – the […]

  • The Creative Process: Expectation vs Reality

    According to psychologists, there are 4 main stages for thinking creatively. They are as follows: Preparation (formulating the problem and collecting ideas), Incubation (unconscious processing of thoughts), Illumination (following incubation, creative ideas occur and become clearer), and finally Verification (self validation of the idea once complete). However, as a creative, the process rarely (if ever) goes […]

  • Helvetica Typeface turned 60 this year!

    Would you believe Helvetica is 60 years old this year! Whether you love it or hate it, you cannot ignore how successful this san-serif typeface is. Designed in 1957 by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann,  Swiss typeface designers, it has since become one of the most popular typefaces in the 20th century. Being such a […]

  • Basics of UX Design: Users and User Personas

    Welcome to the basics of UX Design, a small series of easy to digest articles. During the previous article we covered What is UX Design. This time around we are going to be taking a look at how to find out who your users are, along with learning what user personas are, why they are […]

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