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Parkers Farm Cottage & Caravans

In business, if your company stands still it will inevitable go backwards which is why its so important that your website is regularly updated and reviewed. After all, for the vast majority of businesses a website is their shop window to the world. Over time, your businesses services/products will evolve and Parkers Farm Cottages &…

Dartmoor Preservation Logo Re-Brand & Website

Hoot Media Ltd have been working closely with The Dartmoor Preservation Association (DPA) to update their website and logo, which was in need of a revamp. The Dartmoor Preservation Association (DPA) has been at the forefront of protecting and conserving Dartmoor since 1883 and is one of the oldest organisations of its type in the country….

Survival School

A long term client of Hoot Media Ltd, Survival School is a forward thinking company that always embraces change. Over time the website has also adapted to various scenarios such as monitors becoming bigger initially then the demand for mobile web browsing. As technology improves, buyers demands change and their preferences evolve, the design of…

How Important is Google Analytics?

Monitor & Track Site Information Google Analytics is a digital marketing tool that businesses are often unaware of. It allows you to measure results from company websites, comparing the data to previous time periods, a simple way to monitor your sites traffic. Data It also shows you data from channels that are directing traffic to your website, including: SEO, PPC, Social Media, Referrals & Direct…

New Red Herring Events Website

Red Herring Events has been a long term client of ours for roughly 9 years. Based in Brockenhurst, Hampshire Red Herring Events have twenty years experience in catering for parties, weddings and corporate events along the South Coast, London and the Home Counties. Their professional, highly skilled team of chefs create a menu specifically tailored to their clients taste, preparing…

Hoot Awarded New AADO Logo & Website Contract

Hoot Media are pleased to announce the launch of the new Association of Anaerobic Digestion Operators (AADO) website and logo. Both the responsive website and acronym logo was delivered on-time and on budget with the responsive website taking inspiration from the recently completed logo. The brief was short and to the point, ‘to provide a clean, minimal website that is…

6 Web Design Trends Worth Considering

1. UI Patterns – Increased Usage Responsive website design is becoming increasingly popular due to a combination of the rise in WordPress sites & other theme purchasing sites like Themeforest. This results in a lot of websites looking very similar, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. From research into the way we consume the web, it has…

‘Upgrade to Internet Explorer 11’ says Microsoft

Old versions of Internet Explorer are being ‘killed off’ Microsoft announced as of yesterday they will no longer be supporting early versions of Internet Explorer (7, 8, 9 & 10). They are aiming to push users towards using the new Windows 10 and Edge, the latest versions of Windows. Internet Explorer 11, the most recent version…

Why use WordPress for your website?

Why is WordPress an award winning platform? The award winning WordPress platform has been around for over 10 years now and is widely used across the globe by various companies both big and small. Why? Because it’s one of the easiest, user-friendly publishing platforms out there are as far as websites go. The WordPress back-end…

WO Salon Torquay

About WO Salon WO Salon (White Orchid Salon) is based in Torwood Street, Torquay. WO offer the best in modern, traditional and cutting edge hairdressing, they can even create the perfect bridal hair for your special day, tailored to your all your wants and needs, putting the Torquay salon amongst the best stylists for bridal…

How Social Media Benefits Torquay Businesses

Facebook – How Can It Help Your Torquay Business To Grow? Facebook is often undermined when it comes to using it as a business tool. People’s perceptions are entirely wrong on the subject of marketing through using Facebook. There are over 1.19 Billion users currently with active profiles on Facebook and 88,000 Facebook users living…

Hair Salon Mobile App Launched

Newton Abbot hair salon, Pure Elegance at Giovanni’s is the latest Devon salon to take advantage of the ever growing demand of mobile app usage. The app includes click-to-call, Google Maps, opening times, social media networks, last minute times and salon booking system integration to name but a few. Their last minute appointment alerts allows Pure Elegance to easily notify their…

Website SSL Hosting

Boost your search engine status Google’s page ranking system is the most important part of the search engine, Google recently announced that they’re using HTTPS as a factor towards your ranking. Currently this factor is affecting fewer than 1% of global queries, however, Google also noted that this could easily change and have more weight…

Why You Need A Business Email Address

Unprofessional Names An email address reflects your business and professionalism. Potential clients may be put off when they discover your email address is something unprofessional for example ‘krazykathy@gmail.com’. You should avoid using personal email address’s as it can instantly put doubt into a customers mind, you should try and brand your business at every possible…

‘Winter is coming’ for the Allen Valley Stoves website

We are delighted to launch the new website for Allen Valley, based in Bodmin, Cornwall. The family run Cornish company provides their customers with a full stove experience from choosing a stove to suit their needs through to annual servicing and chimney sweeping. Today, the average user now decides within a matter of seconds whether…

The Top 10 Website Mistakes Businesses Make

1. Trying To Do Everything On The Cheap Is A Big No No! With running a business comes a lot of expense, money can sometimes be tight and this can tempt people to cut corners and choose the cheapest option. This can save you money, yes, however you could be damaging your business for the…

A new gear for The Driving School South West

We have recently launched a brand new website for The Driving School South West. The driving school is dedicated to providing quality personalised driving lessons from both male and female driving instructors to students of all ages throughout all of Torquay, Torbay, Teignbridge and The South Hams. As part of the brief, we have integrated and built a bespoke…

Never use a website theme! Why?

The advantage of a theme is that can be installed with ease and will cost no more than £100. The down side is that a lot of the themes are very similar, so this means the website is often unlikely to look original, or unique. If a theme isn’t exactly what is desired it will need to be customised anyway,…

10 ways Social Media can benefit your business!

92% of marketers in 2015 claimed that social media marketing was important for their business! This shows big potential for social media marketing to help increase sales, but often people are unsure of how to use social media and which one is best; such as Facebook, Twitter, Google plus etc. Lack of understanding on how…

New Look for Westcountry Tiles

A brand new website launched for Westcountry Tile Centre. The Cornish company has been a client of Hoot Media for over 8 years now and required a contemporary design that is easy to navigate and enables customers to discover Westcountry Tiles top sellers. The minimalistic colour scheme really helps to highlight products meaning there is no difficulty in customers finding exactly what they need for their own…

We’ve moved to Dartington

As a number of clients are aware, in the New Year we moved to our new studio office in Dartington. The location is a logical choice, with an equal distance from Plymouth, Exeter and Torquay whilst the office offers great facilities and speedy broadband. Based at the ‘Dartington Space’ which is south of the Dartington Hall, there are wonderful views across Dartington and Totnes. Should…

BBC Countryfile Features Dartmoor Farmers

On Sunday 21st September, Dartmoor Farmers was featured on the ever popular TV programme, Countryfile. First aired at 7pm the programme is to be repeated this coming Sunday and focuses on the skills, landscapes and farming in Devon. For those of you who missed it, you can catch up again on the BBC iPlayer, by clicking here The Dartmoor…

Having a Social Media Presence is no longer an option

With the massive use of social media together with the change in search engine algorythms means that having a social media presence for your business is no longer an option.  Below are some convincing reasons why every small business should be using social media. Social media marketing increases awareness of your business “100% of business…

Why all businesses need a Mobile version of their website NOW

According to research, by 2015, mobile Internet use will surpass desktop use. So, if you think a mobile website is a waste of your valuable business pounds, think again. The whole world is “going mobile.” This huge increase in mobile browser usage indicates a significant shift in how users interact with online content.  The good…

New Look for Devon Hair Salon

Award Winning Devon Hairdressers, The Andrew Hill Salon, has launched their new website, andrewhillsalon.com The design is minimal and contemporary, making for an uncluttered intuitive user interaction. The black and white look reflects the quality experience and expertise at the salon, whilst dovetailing with the evolution of the Andrew Hill brand. Their new responsive website integrates…

Hoot Media get a mention in the UK Financial Times!

Thanks to the Search Engine Optimsiation work undertaken by Hoot Media for client Andrew Hill Salon a Hairdresser in Newton Abbot we have been interviewed by a Financial Times Business Columnist. The story in the Financial times was prompted by a Financial Times Columnist who happens to also be named Andrew Hill.  He was interested…

New website increases orders significantly

For over 8 years Hoot Media have looked after House Signs In Slates website and online marketing. Building upon the success of their existing website we developed 4 years ago, with its bespoke sign designer and effective search engine optimisation, House Signs In Slate wanted to revamp their website and stay ahead of the game. With this in mind, the website…

Same make, different model for Mercedes On Lease

Hoot Media were approached in the summer by Mercedes On Lease to design and develop a new website. Mercedes On Lease provide the lowest personal and business car leases on all Mercedes models across the UK. The new design needed to include a lot of information without being overwhelming to users or looking cluttered; integrating call to actions such…

Putting the Chicken, Before the Egg

Established in 2004, Laydilay Eggs have been providing fresh organic free range eggs across Devon. The eggs are sold in local shops and delis as well as used in cookery schools, cafes and restaurants; throughout the county such as Newton Abbot, Ashburton, Totnes, Dartington, Dawlish and Torquay to name a few. It was important the new…

New Website for Dunn & Baker Solicitors

Hoot Media are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new site for Dunn & Baker. A Devon based solicitors who have been providing legal services to private clients and the business communities of Devon for over 100 years. The new site enables Dunn & Baker to maintain their extensive range of services for both business…

Broadcasting from Torquay with Palm FM

Torquay based Radio Station Palm FM recently commissioned Hoot Media to upgrade the existing website. Broadcasting throughout Torbay and South Devon, hundreds of people visit the website daily for a whole host of reasons, from simply listening to the station to entering a competition or checking on the traffic and travel reports. The design needed to be intuitive for…

Your website is the cornerstone of your marketing and a vital tool in selling your services. Clear marketing combined with a new web design will benefit your business in increased online visitors and therefore increased enquiries and sales.

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