Andi Wilkinson Business Finalist

Andi Wilkinson Finalist Business Person Of The Year

We are very proud to announce that Andi Wilkinson is a finalist for this year’s business person of the year in the borough. This is her second time in the finals in this category. Made by Factory was also nominated for the best upcoming business in 2016, An award we were happy to take home! […]

WordCamp Manchester Design

artwork from Manchester Wordcamp 2018

I love a good WordCamp and I have been happy to have been part of the organiser team for WordCamp Manchester for several years. The WordPress Community is a fantastic group of people and I have made lots of friends there. This year I led the design team for the 2018 Manchester Event. After the […]

Why Google AdWords is Now Google Ads

Why Google AdWords is Now Google Ads 1

Google AdWords launched way back in 2000 with 350 advertisers. Since then it has gone through many iterations, so it’s no surprise that 2018 brings a major overhaul to their suite of advertising products. So what’s changing apart from the Name? When Google AdWords becomes Google Ads, what will advertisers need to do to stay […]

Made By Factory Are Greater Connected

Greater Connected Made By Factory

Over the past three months, Made By Factory have been part of a select cohort of digital agencies in Manchester to take part in the GM Business Growth Hub’s Greater Connected programme. Greater Connected: What is it? Greater Connected brought together digital agencies, with panel experts and speakers for three days. It’s an intensive training […]

Taking Digital Marketing to WordCamp London

WordCamp London Text on background - So you have a website, now what?

Teaching at WordCamp London Last year at WordCamp London, I gave a talk on digital marketing. As part of the WordPress community in Manchester and beyond, I’ve been involved in WordCamps for some time. Speakers and guests attend WordCamps from all over the world to listen in on a variety of topics about web and […]

Getting The Most From Your Email Marketing

getting the most from an email campaign

In a time when people are becoming ever more tired of the onslaught of emails, it still manages to be a powerful ally in your sales arsenal. Done right, it can lead your audience down a carefully crafted funnel and right in the path of your product or services. Done wrong you’ll anger them royally […]

The Consumer Path To Purchase. Why SEO is Never Quite Enough

Micro Moments Google Partners Manchester

If you are a business with an online presence, the end goal of your online presence is for people to buy your product or service right? Most of us know about SEO, but is that enough? Are you relying on SEO? So you have a website. Great! How are people going to find it? Ignoring all […]

Helping Business Go and Grow Online

Go and Grow Online - Factory Deliver digital workshops

This week we held the first of our training sessions for small and micro SMEs in Manchester, in partnership with Enterprise Nation and their Go and Grow Online programme. Covering everything from choosing the right equipment and how to set up your working environment, we took our audience through a series of steps to empower them […]

Made By Factory Are Joined by Googler Ben Tennant

Ben Tennant Joins Factory From Google UK

We are super chuffed to announce the arrival of a new partner in our small but growing digital team at Made By Factory. Enter Ex-Googler, Ben Tennant! Ben Tennant, joined Made By Factory on January 1 2018 as a company director, equal partner and head of PPC. Ben joined us from tech company giant Google […]

We Go To Web Summit 2017

Web Summit Lisbon

Every year, the biggest tech conference in the whole universe takes place in Lisbon. They call it Web Summit. I went to check it out. Arriving in Lisbon, orientation started at the airport. Signs were up and a team were waiting to point us in the right direction. With over 60,000 delegates arriving in the […]

Factory @ WordCamp 2017

wordcamp 2017

There’s nothing like a good old WordCamp and ‘up Norf’ we pride ourselves on good old Northern hospitality. WordCamp 2017 was no different. This year marked another year for WordCamp Manchester at Manchester’s Metropolitan University. Around three hundred attendees came from all over to learn about all things WordPress This year as part of the […]

Factory Advise Business to ‘Go and Grow Online’

Go and Grow Online

This year our small Manchester digital agency is part of a campaign called Go and Grow Online.  Even now, in 2017, almost 50% of business have no online presence. That’s why we have joined the team at Enterprise Nation this year to advise business in all things digital. What is the Go and Grow Online […]

Exploring Singapore with Enterprise Nation

Trade Mission Digital Agencies Enterprise nation

This month, Me, Andi Wilkinson boldly went where no Factory team member had ever been before. Singapore. The mission was organised by Enterprise Nation and took a delegation of company directors to various locations in the fabulous city of Singapore. The city was striking. To go so far across the world, a fourteen-hour flight and land […]

Hand-Picked By Google

Made By Factory Google Elevator | PPC Company Manchester

As a Mancunians, We were “proper chuffed” to be picked for the Google Elevator programme. So my business was chosen as only one of thirty agencies in the UK. Chosen for what? Chosen to take part in Google’s elite fast track to success coaching programme ‘Elevator’. Get Me! It’s a three-day course in London, over […]

WordCamp Europe. A Mancunian In Paris.

WordCamp Europe Made By Factory. WordPress Experts.

When I sat drinking Zombies with WordPress Wrangler Tom, in Sandanista in Manchester, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. WordCamp Europe. WordCamp Europe was in Paris. Uniting 1900 attendees from around 80 countries. There were another 1000 or so who joined via live stream. It was something amazing to behold. I embarked […]

WordPress Contributor Day for Dummies

WordCamp Manchester

I want to demystify WordPress Contributor Day. I’m currently working on organising and shouting out about the contributor day for WordCamp Manchester so I thought I would come to Paris and see the biggest WordCamp Contributor Day in Action. When I first heard the term ‘WordPress contributor day’ I imagined it was a day for […]

Borough’s Best Upcoming – We Won!

boroughs best upcoming Manchester Business Awards Factory Digital Agency Manchester

We are thrilled to announce we were winners of Rochdale Business Awards boroughs best upcoming Business of 2016. Andi Wilkinson was also a finalist in the Business Person of the Year category. Andi was pitched against finalists from much larger and well-established companies. Why we are boroughs best upcoming business As a digital marketing agency […]

WordCamp Manchester 2016 #WCMCR

WordCamp Manchester

October gave rise to my first WordCamp in Manchester and a fun time was had by all. If you have never been to a WordCamp there is something for everyone in the WordPress community, whether that be as a designer, a developer or a website owner. It turned out to be a great weekend put […]