Everyone wants to have a successful agency, but just how do you go about maximising your profitability? I was lucky enough to be invited by The Wow Company to attend Building A Super Profitable Creative Agency by Spencer Gallagher, who has been there, done it and bought the t-shirt.
At yesterday’s WordPress Birmingham meetup I decided to ask everyone what was plugin had they recently used for the first time. Here are the results; Permit Press Regenerate Thumbnails Author Sure Cron View Main WP Developer from Automatic Codestyling Localization Front End Editor Advanced Custom Fields Loco-translate I just have to find the time to check […]
We are always trying to enhance our workflow for WordPress projects. Here are a few plugins that we use to save time and speed up our delivery process.
Most of us are familiar with Twitter as a great communication tool, but perhaps not as familiar with its “Advanced Search” feature as an effective research tool. Read on to find out how you can use Twitter’s own search engine to build your customer base significantly; through a process we, at StudioA2, call “active listening”. […]
Networking is an important business skill – and one that’s tricky to master. How do you start? What do you say? How do you strike up an interesting two-way conversation? Many people don’t feel comfortable networking, but here are my top five, tried-and tested networking tips. They’ll help you get the most out of networking […]
At StudioA2, for over two years now, we have been proud members of BNI. It has become one of our best marketing methods to generate new business. BNI (Business Network International) is a form of referral marketing. “98% of businesses rely on referrals to gain new business but only 3% of businesses have a strategy […]
Have you been enjoying the summer? We’ve been busy bee’s this summer from working with some of the top London design agencies converting their beautiful designs into pixel-perfect WordPress websites, having the privilege of giving a talk and sponsoring WordCamp to attending a dinner discussing how we can help our clients build a £1 Million creative agency. As summer sadly comes to an end […]
I attended my first WordCamp at the weekend and had the privilege of presenting a talk, here are my slides.
In the world of online business, search engine optimisation (SEO) is arguably the most powerful marketing tool in a company’s arsenal. Over 80% of all web sessions now start with a search, and it is the methods and techniques of SEO that will help your website get on to that all-important first page of major […]
This video tutorial demonstrates how to add a theme thumbnail or screenshot to you WordPress theme.
I’m pleased to have attended another well organised WordPress London event by Keith Devon over at Google Campus London. A lot of us techy people already know how to create WordPress plug-ins and custom post types for WordPress for use within the WordPress admin panel. But what if you also need to create beautiful matching custom icons to go […]
Outsourcing – the process of contracting a third party to carry out a particular service or function for your business – has become a very attractive industry in recent years. Outsourcing companies are able to take on the jobs that you cannot, or may not want to, in-house. In the world of online business, hiring […]
The last few years has seen the internet become the driving force behind most business. Online companies continue to thrive, while traditional brick and mortar businesses struggle under the weight of the recession. With more and more new and existing companies taking their ventures digital the outsourcing industry has seen a massive upturn, with services […]
Being a self taught developer, I found it hard to meet other developers and designers. Being sat at home, with a book, and a print out of an online tutorial it is hard to imagine who exactly produces this kind of information. The first chance I had of meeting a developer who I did not […]
This WordPress tutorial will introduce you to building your first WordPress theme. In Part 1.1 we’ll be learning how to build a basic theme that will display some “Hello World” text.
The world of online business is a highly competitive one, and while running a web-based venture can be extremely lucrative, it requires a lot of hard work and a helping hand. When it comes to finding success online, the quality of your product or service can only take you so far; to really thrive you […]
There’s barely a TV programme today that doesn’t have its own Twitter hashtag feed streamed onto its website; and business, sporting and political events effectively use social media to broadcast well beyond their viewing or attending audiences. This is exciting, dynamic modern-day journalism, and the beauty of it is that it’s accessible to everyone. We […]