Your Digital Story

Welcome to this website which launches a collaborative approach to helping you tell your own stories to your communities, funders and customers. We all have our own stories to tell to a wide range of different people. There are a wide range of technologies and services that can help you do this but we don’t all have the skills or up-to-date knowledge to make the best of these.

We have brought together a wide range of skillsets and experience to share our ideas and highlight different services that can help you engage with technologies to build or improve your online presence. There is a big push from Government at the moment to encourage small businesses, particularly in the creative industries to become more digitally skilled. We can help you move forward and develop those skills.

We will be sharing information about various social networking tools and services that can help you get your message out effectively. We can provide services to help you identify your stakeholders, the information they need and the variety of ways that you can engage with them. We encourage you see how important it is to manage all the relationships with your different stakeholder groups, to target your messages appropriately and to develop a cyclical approach to engagement, feedback and evaluation.

If some of these terms feel alien to you we can help you to see how they have a key role to play in your relationships. We also emphasise that your digital stories have to be closely integrated with your face to face communications and interactions. Each feeds and supports the other.

We hope you’ll find the website useful as we will be freely sharing a lot of information to help you and will be providing real examples of how digital approaches can bring your stories to life.

 

Let us help you tell your digital story or stories

Have a browse around. Let us know if this is useful. Tell us what you need to know. Contact us if you are interested in having tailored advice or services. We provide information, training and support, website design, social media management, article and blog writing and other consultancy services. Click on the buttons below to find out more or explore through our menu above.

 

 

 

 

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Animated explainer videos

Have you noticed that many companies are using short animated explainer videos to get their message across. Why have these become so popular? Well – they help you tell your stories and can help establish your brand (with memorable characters or visual elements). They should be an important element of your marketing and promotion strategy.

They get you noticed!

In terms of getting noticed and engaging your audience videos are generally much more effective than text. Well made videos make good use of graphics and audio to capture the attention of your clients. They can attract more visitors to your website.

They get shared on social media!

Videos are more likely to get shared than text so they can really get your message out much further.

They help you show up in web searches!

Animated videos are good for your SEO (Search Engine Optimisation). Google ranks interesting content higher and videos count as interesting content.

What kind of video would work for you?

You could consider a range of short videos starting with an animated ‘explainer video – which explains what your business or service does. How does it help people? What critical problem does your business solve… You can also have videos for specific products or to describe different aspects of your service. You can include a voice over or have music to accompany the visuals. Go and see more of the videos that we have made for our clients.

Do you want us to make you an animated video?

Find out more about how we can help you

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Free online courses

Starting a business

The Open University has developed a platform called FutureLearn that offers free online courses from Universities and other organisations around the world.. The range is fantastic and covers many subjects from astronomy to forensic science to medicine… Go along and browse through the range of courses available now.

From 7th March there is a new series of two week courses run by the University of Leeds aimed at people starting a business. They are designed for those studying at school or college. Throughout the course you will join a community of online learners, providing an opportunity for interactive learning with other students both in the UK and internationally.

 

Starting a Business 1: Vision and Opportunity

Starting a Business 2: People and Networks

Starting a Business 3: Customers and Competitors

Starting a Business 4: Business Processes

Starting a Business 5: Managing Finances

Starting a Business 6: Funding Your Business