With over 5 million Echo units reportedly being sold so far and Google announcing their competitor, Google Home, the world of the smart home assistant is becoming a reality.
If you have a responsive website, celebrate! Somebody loves you (Google).
Social media is fast becoming important in any business from small artisan cafes to huge manufacturing firms. It's no longer suitable to have someone who knows a bit about Facebook and Twitter responsible for your social presence.
Penguin 4.0 is Google’s latest (and last!) big Penguin algorithm update. So what is the update all about? And what does it mean for your website?
At ExtraMile Communications, we specialise in creating bespoke and responsive websites for the engineering and manufacturing sector. All of our websites are visible on any device (desktop, laptop or smartphone) which is tremendously important in today's mobile first world - today, more Google searches take place on mobile devices than desktop devices.
So I'm one of the newest recruits to the ExtraMile team and as well as coordinating on all of our exciting projects, I'm here to help grow the PR side of the business...
Since leaving university in 2012, I've been fully immersed in the wonderful world of PR and Communications. If you'd like a little summary of what PR (or Public Relations) actually is, here's the explanation I've been trying to get my mum to understand since I chose this as my career path... It's basically getting your product or service seen, talked about and promoted (usually for free!), by the right people in the right industries.
Once again the blog schedule has made its loop around the office and it's my time to write a design blog, feeling fresh from my annual leave break in Amsterdam (it was great, thanks for asking!). This time I have a popular topic that is constantly discussed through other design blogs/social media and I would like to throw my 2 pennies in.
Many myths exist in the realm of SEO. At ExtraMile, we're always keen to dispel the untruths that we hear on a regular basis. Here's our top 4...
By nature, we humans are a conservative lot (with a small "c"). We tend to be fairly resistant to change, we don't like the order of our world to be disturbed and we feel comfortable when our cozy world is in stasis. So when change rears its ugly head, we react strongly, often ignoring the reasoning that has led to the change.
The studio team here at ExtraMile have been recently undergoing some changes (for the better!) in the way that we structure our processes, all in aim to improve the way that we work for our clients. For design, we have been particularly focused on developing the way that we present our work and making the design experience more interactive and engaging for our clients.
I'm now in my third month as Business Coordinator at ExtraMile, and thoroughly enjoying my time here!
I was with my previous company for nine years so starting a new job felt pretty daunting but I knew it was something I wanted to do. I needed a new challenge.
Hello again! It's that time again for me to write a new blog post all about the latest news in design and to update you on what's new in the studio with the designers. I'm sure you've all read my previous blog post on the exciting piece of software that we we're experimenting with in the studio and this time we have stumbled upon another great design tool.
Last week, Lorna joined us here at ExtraMile for a week of work experience. She had an action packed week full of design, SEO, blogging and tweeting. As part of her work experience, Lorna put together the following blog detailing her time at ExtraMile. We're glad she enjoyed her time with us :)
You can bury your head in the sand, or you can raise it above the parapet.
Business owners across the UK are considering the impact of the Brexit vote on their future prosperity and the direction of their companies. Many are fearful that leaving the Single Market will wipe out the European relationships that they have - either with clients or suppliers. They worry that their companies will decline because of lack of access to markets or because the raw materials that they need will become too expensive.