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Journal - Tagged ‘ Social Media ’

Some witterings from the team at Hutchhouse...

WordPress Marketo Forms and Tracking – A New Plugin from Hutchhouse


WordPress Marketo Forms and Tracking – A New Plugin from Hutchhouse

We’ve been working with Marketo as a result of the demand to use it from our customers and we’ve found it to be a very powerful tool if used properly. It harvests User data, forms sales pipelines and personalises the User Experience of your site or application.

Most of the integration with your site will be to do with tracking web analytics and gathering data. The web analytics are simple to install, so if your a WordPress site owner a plugin is a good option, however the overall integration of forms is left a little to be desired. In fact our clients and the team at Hutchhouse couldn’t find what we needed.

Social Media marketing and PR talk at the University College Birmingham


Social Media marketing and PR talk at the University College Birmingham

Back in June Hutchhouse was invited talk at University College Birmingham. Having stumbled across our company, Lecturer and Year Manager Jo Bates called to ask if anyone at @hutchhouse would be interested in helping out with one of the workshops taking place in November by giving an hour-long presentation.

How Google is changing SEO


How Google is changing SEO

SEO (Search engine optimisation) is important because every second your website is not indexed by Google, you are missing out. Find out how Google is changing the way it indexes websites and how to take advantage of these changes in five easy steps.

Increasing website traffic through social media


Increasing website traffic through social media

Increasing website traffic through social media

They may seem to be the sort of websites that friends use to communicate with each other but social media plays an important business aspect as well.  In the last six years the use of social media has almost quadrupled providing a free means for businesses to reach millions of people.  Many users of social media are there to talk to friends.  With the right attitude you can infiltrate a market of casual users by introducing your business into these discussions.  Social media isn’t a fad; it’s a revolution.

Analytics & Analysis


Analytics & AnalysisAn important difference between traditional media and web based media is the ease and accuracy with which we can track and analyse how people are interacting with your brand. And the great thing about web based media? You can tweak and tailor your offering at the flick of a switch.

There is an expectation that, when a new site is launched, the time and effort that the site has taken to create is enough and that the project can be put down. This is true in the very short term, but take this viewpoint at your peril. The work has only just begun.

Running a website or campaign is an evolution, not a revolution

This perfectly describes the process of marketing online. So how do we glean the insight with which to make the decisions which construct and contribute to your online marketing efforts. Well, suffice to say, we make sure that we track everything and then we look at the stats.

Google Analytics

At the very least your site should be tracked using Google Analytics, it’s free and very simple to install. It’s part of what we call the standard web toolkit here at Hutchhouse and it’s incredibly powerful. You can track the standard stuff, visitors, page views etc, but it’s so much more than a bean counter. The insights that you get from your visitor flows and user journeys help you make important decisions about, not only your next marketing activity, but also content, site architecture and tone of voice. These insights should provide the lessons for which you learn how to best optimise the user experience for your audience.

Social Media Tracking

We install social media everywhere nowadays, but another important part of our web toolkit is the ability to track social media activity on your website. As with web analytics this helps you to best optimise the position and layout of social media share and follow buttons on your site and to think about how you offer these options in the context of the content they relate to. You’ll soon see which content has the best viral uplift and therefore attracts the most visitors and you’ll also be able to see what people are saying about that content to gauge whether it is positive. This all helps you write and edit more engaging, sharable content in the future.

Marketing Automation

At the very least you should be aiming to understand exactly who is visiting your website or application. The simplest way to do this is to gather user data based on a sign up for a newsletter of when you deliver some content by asking for the user’s email address. We use 3rd party systems to collect that information and, based on your requirements, we select a system which uses the information to market to your customers in the way that suits your business. Simple integrations may be between your site or application and Campaign Monitor (an email marketing tool), whereas a more complex solution might be full integration with your CRM, including progressive data capture and lead management. We provide great integration solutions for most 3rd party applications such as:

Digital Marketing


Digital MarketingEvery business should have a website and everything that differentiates your business online will prove crucial in the success of your internet marketing strategy. This goes further than design and build, it’s about ideas and bringing those ideas into a coherent, structured digital marketing plan.

Online Digital Marketing

We can provide the ideas, the know-how and the delivery for any successful online marketing campaign. Along with our partners, we have every skill-set covered. We can develop your marketing plan, produce and activate the campaign, all the while relying on our experience in design, production and search engine optimisation ensuring that your campaign is a success.

Effective Web Strategy

We strongly believe that the root of a strong web strategy should be organic and that for the majority of brands the goals should be medium or long term. That’s why we focus on the established online media channels to provide the mainstay of your digital strategy. Online content creation, commentary and social media should form the cornerstones to your online presence and ultimate success, whilst pay-per-click marketing, online advertising, email marketing and link building fulfil more campaign specific goals.

Social Media

The growth of social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook have raised the value of a good social media strategy to new highs. Social media has become a free and accessible way of marketing to your customers.

We offer our customers the ability to tap into these digital marketing channels, setting up and customising accounts and creating campaigns which can help in a number of ways including:

  1. Customer service
  2. Promotional sales
  3. Search engine visibility
  4. Market research

It’s hard to get the tone and objectives right when you market to customers online and that’s where we come in – helping you set up campaigns with specific goals and clear guidelines on engagement with your audience.

Get in touch to see how we can help you.