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Exe estuary at Topsham photographed by Andrew Butler

Exe estuary at Topsham photographed by Andrew Butler

Leica M9, Summilux 50mm

MCN Use Kevils Photos by Design Credo of Exeter

Motor Cycle News, Kevils feature, photographed by Andrew Butler

Motorcycle News Use Kevils photos photographed by Andrew Butler for Design Credo of Exeter. Is this the ultimate freebee or just stringing it all together?

OK, here’s the story. I like motorbikes, I like riding them and, I like photographing them. I could simplify this to ‘that’s what I do.’

I have already mentioned some of this here. No, the story I want to touch on is how all this online stuff can work.

Consider,

 

  • I photograph a bike and post the images on the DesignCredo blog
  • Kevil’s link it to their Facebook page
  • My blog gets several hundred hits via Kevil’s Facebook within a day or two
  • Motorcycle News (MCN) call Kevil’s up with an idea for a feature
  • Editor of MCN phone me to ask to use the images (I assume this is someone joking with me)
  • MCN publishes Kevil’s feature (100,000 ABC circulation)
  • Facebook and blog get yet more hits
  • I found Kevils through eBay and Facebook
  • Kevil’s didn’t have to pay for this

 

Emprical Data Supports Hunch (shock-horror)

Sometimes it is hard to point to empirical data but WordPress in particular is great because the built in Stats allow us to see analyse traffic that has come to a site. We can see what posts get visited most and what sites people have been referred from (eg Facebook and Tumblr.) It has only been a couple of weeks since these photos have been posted but I can already see that there are quite a few links to the post from people’s sites including Tumblr and niche interest websites. The total number of hits to the Kevil’s post continues to rise daily.

Kevil’s have a product that people want. Design Credo take great bike photos. Between us we have made a bit of noise, for not a lot of effort.

Oh, and yes MCN are paying for the shots.

Footnote


I posted this at 10:13, Tweeted to my account, posted it to Linkedin and Facebook. By 10:32 it had been re-tweeted in Wilkinson Grant’s Daily online news.

At DesignCredo we don’t just make websites or take photographs, we show you how to use them as tools to work for you.

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The Exe Estuary photographed by Andrew Butler

The Exe Estuary photographed by Andrew Butler

The Exe Estuary photographed by Andrew Butler

Photographed whilst banging along in a rib on the way to the River Exe Café .
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Leica M9 28mm Summicron F16 1/350

Mark Ormrod

Mark Ormrod

I had the unexpected pleasure of meeting and listening to Mark Ormrod talk this morning during a breakfast business networking meeting at Woodbury Park near Exeter.

Frequently one is left with little other than the aftertaste of poor coffee following such meetings, this one was a massive exception.

Mark spoke at length about his life experiences, it was captivating and inspiring. Further to that he spoke of the work of the Royal Marines Association (RMA), I would urge you to visit Mark’s personal website and that of the RMA.

I suspect few of us can fail to have been moved by Mark’s at time jaw-dropping sense of humour, whilst at the same time I imagine we have all been deeply educated and informed.

The injuries I sustained in Afghanistan changed my life…… but they do not define it….. The skills and qualities that I have learnt in the military are what got me to where I am today. I hope to use the knowledge and experience I have gained since that fateful day to continue down the path I am on, continue to learn, grow, improve and keep setting and reaching my goals.

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Commercial Property Location Photography & Brochure Design


Exeter graphic design company Design Credo have produced a commercial office brochure design for the Forum in central Exeter.

Working on behalf of Turner-Locker Exeter’s commercial property agency, the project has so far included photography, graphic design and print management.

The Forum offers a prime office location in central Exeter with excellent local facilities and close proximity to the Princesshay shopping facility

Property Photography

All aspects of the building were photographed by Design Credo including interior and exterior photography.
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New Mini-Site For Park5 by Design Credo of Exeter

Park 5 Website by Design Credo of Exeter

Exeter website design company Design Credo have created a new mini website to promote the modern office suites available for rent at Park5 near the M5 J30 Exeter.

Park5 benefits from a superb location at the gateway to Exeter with a great proximity to: transport routes, local commerce on Sowton, local facilities.

Companies involved in the overall project include Tiger Developments, Alder King and Haarer Goss.

The mini-site website is a quick loading liquid design based on a Matthew James Taylor layout. This fluid structure is quick to load and is tried and tested on the troublesome IE6 browser (many ‘corporates’ are still stuck in the IE6 dark ages). In addition code is structured to allow content important for SEO to appear towards the top of the page.

Search Engine Optimisation is of vital importance to any site. In a competitive market a site that can be found by search engines will ultimately reap dividends.

As part of this project DesignCredo have also undertaken:

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  • Location photography
  • Brochure/folder design
  • Print management
  • Signage design

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The website is deliberately designed to be a fast-loading mini-site and is part of a package that Design Credo are able to offer to commercial property agents, property developments and asset management companies.