12 Web Design Trends For 2020
12 Web Design Trends For 2020

If you want to make a great first impression on potential customers, your company’s website should be both user-friendly and beautifully designed. Employing the latest web design trends will help you to attract more visitors to your site and encourage them to explore it further. This could potentially result in additional leads and sales. Most […]

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Digital marketing for business growth in 2019
Digital marketing for business growth in 2019

It’s crazy to think the first quarter of 2019 is nearly at an end. January is over, February felt like it lasted about a week and we are already chipping into March. I’m sure if you are a business with the correct mindset; ending 2018 you set yourself and your business goals and targets to […]

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Preparing your website for Christmas marketing

Sure it may seem a while away but Christmas is starting soon in terms of design and prep for most companies. Preparing your website for the Christmas season should be of top priority, you want your website ready as soon as possible so you can start promoting Christmas goodies and offers and to gain more […]

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Using social media to drive traffic to your website

So you’ve done all this work to drive traffic to your website why would you want to give people a reason to leave your website straight away? This is what you’re doing if you take no care in where you place your social media icons or care about what you put on social media. Where […]

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Geometric Web Design – Web Design Trends Of 2018

The big trend at the moment is using polygonal shapes and geometric layers in the design of websites. It’s taken over as its own style almost replicating the art movement of cubism. This distinct design focuses on shapes and geometry top create patterns, grids, and planes across a website. Using geometric layers A geometric shape […]

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Affiliate Marketing Explained

The dream for most businesses is to earn a passive income, aka make money whilst you sleep. For most people, this is first done through affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is where someone’s product or service is promoted by another business or company (usually on a website) to receive a commission. A popular way of affiliate marketing […]

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Using moment marketing to increase sales and engagement during The World Cup.

The World Cup is an international event that happens once every 4 years, where different countries from around the world organize their best football teams to battle for pride and The World Cup trophy. For a normal person this is an opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy it with family and friends as you […]

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Google Rankbrain
What is Google RankBrain and How Does it Work?

Google’s RankBrain has almost everyone in the digital world confused, curious and craving more knowledge. As with every other time that Google releases an algorithm update, the SEO industry momentarily loses the plot whilst they try to regain Google’s narrative. We all run around with furrowed eyebrows trying to figure out what is going on […]

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Attracting more customers around Christmas
Attract More Attention Around Christmas Time

In the world of digital marketing and ecommerce, Christmas equals social media and email marketing. If you are not focussing a large part of your attention and marketing efforts into social media then we believe you may be wasting your time and efforts elsewhere. People go social-crazy over Christmas and there is as much activity […]

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Don't leave it to the grinch
Christmas Marketing : Don’t Leave it to the Grinch!

The Christmas period is a hugely busy time for many businesses, especially those involved in the retail industry. Therefore, a Christmas campaign is perhaps one of the most essential elements of your annual ecommerce strategy. It is believed that consumers spend at least 25% more time online throughout the festive months than the rest of […]

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Mobile web design blog
Mobile Site vs. Responsive Design

Forget UFC! Check Out DFC: Mobile Site vs. Responsive Design Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Digital Fighting Championship Tonight’s main event we have two courageous fighters. Both a mobile site and responsive web design will optimize your site to be more appropriate for smaller screens; both will offer simpler navigation and faster load times. In […]

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Content marketing blog
Why are we Reading the Same Old Shi…

Why are we reading the same old shiny, yet valueless content over and over again? (We know what you were thinking!) Now the title of this blog isn’t exactly the best title ever penned, nor is it the most creative; but it did get your attention. Fundamentally, this is what creating effective and engaging content […]

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digital dawn
unit36: A New Digital Dawn

Every now and then in a company’s lifetime, a shake-up is required to freshen things up a bit and to keep momentum rolling forward. Perhaps the company name doesn’t fit anymore or the size of the business has outgrown its original status. Whatever the reason, a rebranding exercise should be positive, proactive and fit for […]

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Logo design blog
Logo Design in 2015 – New Trends

2015 is already shaping up to be another pivotal year for web design, with many distinct changes and innovations now coming into play. The next 6 months will throw up many more new trends and design techniques for us all to learn and follow; several of which will rest under the category of logo design. […]

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Content is king
Content isn’t King – Content is Country

The phrase content is king has been thrown about quite a bit in the digital marketing world over the last few years. It’s an adage that has caused many debates on its validity. Having quality content on your site is a must, that much is a given. It also helps to have the same standard […]

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Branding performance
Apple vs Ronseal – Branding vs Performance

Apple Inc. versus Ronseal. That’s quite an odd contest we hear you say. Yes, it seems strange for us to be comparing two completely different brands at total opposite ends of the retail world. One is a global superpower and manufacturer of sleek, modern and expensive electrical devices; the other a provider of wood care […]

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Web Design 2015
Web Design Trends For 2015!

It’s the third week in January; the festivities are well and truly over, the holiday blues are fading and we can take a sober moment to reflect on the 12 months we have just left behind. What a year it’s been; from Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp to Kim Kardashian breaking the internet – we’ve had […]

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Future for SEO
The Future For SEO

Since the dawn of the Internet, search engines have been the only way to efficiently search for the information you require. Almost no users remember the URL of all but their favourite websites, and most will remember key search terms (which are much more intuitive to discover and remember), and attempt to use these through […]

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Lead generation web design
Top 10 Tips For Lead Generating Web Design

There is a constant struggle in marketing between trying to create the best possible product for your consumers, and using the appropriate marketing techniques to reach your customers with news of this product. No matter how good your product may be, if consumers aren’t aware of it, they won’t buy it. The field of web […]

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Veloflo bike ride
Unit36 Helps Veloflo Reach Huge Charity Goal

Isn’t the Tour de France great! Everyone has well and truly caught the cycling bug! One person who has really caught this bug is our Head of Creative, James. Last month he took part in his second charity cycle challenge, which was called Veloflo (Velo-London-Florence). Upping his previous mileage, this cycle was a grueling 1,100 […]

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Manchester central library
Manchester Central Library Reborn : Launch Event

Just over six months ago we were absolutely chuffed to find out we had won the contract to design and develop the new website for the new Manchester Central Library Development Trust. Last night he had the great honour of being invited to Central Library Reborn event, being one of a select few to see […]

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Illuminati web design
We Are The enlightened – Illuminati Bar Project

Late last year we worked with Illuminati Bar, a new cocktail bar that was launching in Burnley targeting students and young professionals wanting to let their hair down. The bar owner wanted the help of a creative agency in developing their idea of a unique symbolic brand and identity which would flow throughout their online […]

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Social marketing
Social Media Marketing : Quality over Quantity

So we’re here to go over a few things in regards to Social Media Marketing, mainly the argument of ‘Quality over Quantity’ and how to achieve this. If you’re new to social media marketing and you’ve finally decided to take the leap into social media marketing for your business, we’ll start with the basics. First […]

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What makes a strong brand
What Makes a Strong Brand?

As a branding agency in Manchester we are constantly surrounded and exposed to the world’s leading brands. It is hard to exist in today’s society without a company trying to strike an emotional thought provoking connection through their iconic branding. But are you relating to the design of the brand or what that brand represents? […]

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Creative Cup
Creative Cup 2013

Unit36 is pleased to announce that they will be participating in the 2013 Creative Cup. Date: Sunday 13th October Location: Power League, 20 Union Street, Manchester, M12 4JD. About the Creative Cup: The Creative Cup started 4 years ago by Ian James Cox with the intention of raising £10k for various charities. So far the […]

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Responsive web design
Responsive Web Design [INFOGRAPHIC]

Imagine taking off like a rocket into space, well this is similar to the effect that switching to a responsive website can have for your growing business. But what if your missing the rocket fuel? Well if your current site is a standalone static site then it is time for you to change. One in […]

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Music and creativity
Can Music Really Fuel Creativity?

Thousands of different sounds are absorbed by our ears every single day shaping our experience and memory of that day forever. Obviously some sounds are more important than others, for example speech is more important than the sound of a flushing toilet, however, they all play a part in designing our experiences of that particular […]

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Social Media Marketing part 2
Social Media Marketing Explained (Part Two)

In our last Social Media Marketing Explained blog post we discussed some of the basic guidelines for successful Social Media Marketing Strategies. In part two we aim to go into Social Media Engagement Strategies in more detail covering sweepstakes and promotions. Social Media Sweepstakes Sweepstakes and promotions are a great way to keep fans and […]

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Can Cycling fuel creativity
Can Cycling Really Fuel Creativity?

What a year it has been for British cycling. Earlier this year I attempted to ride with a group of cyclist from London to Barcelona. 1000 miles in 10 days all in the cause of charity. Many might think this is a crazy thing to attempt however I love a challenge and it turned out […]

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