What’s on our desk in August?
It’s been a while since I’ve shared an update from the Bamford Media studios. We’ve been rather busy!
As the business continues to grow, I was pleased to welcome our first full-time employee to the team in July. Georgie joins us from another local marketing agency, bringing with her stacks of enthusiasm and a fresh perspective on all things content and social media marketing.
In terms of active projects, we’re completing a couple of chunky thought leadership pieces at the moment, writing up white papers after conducting interviews with key individuals from the clients and their own customers.
We’re also doing a lot of audio editing, after spending a day with a local firm of accountants and recording 12 segments to include in the first season of their new audio podcast. There’s another day of recording coming up towards the end of the month, which will feature conversations with their team members and clients, before we package up each episode ready for publication.
Following a request from our local Chamber of Commerce, we built and put live a local directory website last week. This is designed to become a hub for local news, events and business listings, fulfilling a much needed service for our village community. In addition to building the site, we’re managing it on behalf of the Chamber too, updating content and promoting it using a variety of social media channels.
We’re building another website for a local charity, after creating a set of brand standards for them and commissioning the design of a new logo.
And we’re building a couple of new websites for financial services firms right now; one is a scrolling single-page site and the other a multi-page website. In both instances, we’re working with our friends at Codepotato in Hampshire, who are handling the techie stuff, leaving us to work our magic with the website content.
Our first in-house project, FinCart, is continuing to grow, with close to 100 articles now added to the site and our customer numbers already in double figures.
We recently closed the early-bird registration for our first one-day conference, Bamfest, which takes place in Guildford next June. Before reopening ticket sales in September, we’re planning to rebrand this conference and give it a more descriptive name.
In the next few days we’ll be launching our 30 day social media challenge; a free email course designed to get more financial planners engaged with the use of social media for their marketing. Watch this space for more details.
We’ve also got a number of new in-house projects on the whiteboard, waiting for the allocation of some time to turn these ideas into a reality.
That’s about it from us for now. We’re waiting on a green light on a couple of other large projects, as well as waiting to re-engage with a few of our existing clients once the summer holidays are finished.
We hope you’re having a great summer and staying cool during the heatwave.