5 steps to an effective design meeting
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.
Going from Windows to Mac
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.
ExtraMile Communications star in their own Art Attack!
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.
A Week of Work Experience at ExtraMile
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 and much more. As part of her work experience, Lorna put together the following blog detailing her time at ExtraMile. We're glad she enjoyed her week so much :)
Post-Brexit Business Advice
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.
“Should I invest in PPC or SEO?”
The importance of search engine marketing is always increasing. It's been discovered that people are much more likely to visit a website via a search engine rather than typing in a URL directly. Because of this, businesses really can't afford to dismiss SEM (search engine marketing) as part of their digital marketing strategy.
But should SEM spend be allocated to Pay Per Click advertising or Search Engine Optimisation?
Marketing Week Live – From sketch to life.
No matter for what purpose, sketching will also play a vital role within the design process (I know I say this a lot). As a tool, sketching allows us to understand, experiment and enhance solutions to problems in a more organic and free manner. This also ensures that a vast amount of time is invested on refining exciting design solutions for our clients.
This approach isn't just something we take on for our clients; we also apply this to our own design projects, which are usually aimed at developing ways to expand our growth as a business. One of our more recent endeavours was for Marketing Week Live...