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How Will WordPress 5 affect your website?

By Andi Wilkinson

This week WordPress announced its release date of version 5 for December 6th 2018. This morning it’s here. The response from the WordPress community has been less than positive. This is the first major release since 2014, and it’s bound to be a cause for concern. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg gave only three days notice with his announcement, this coming at a time when millions of online businesses rely on…
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Factory @ WordCamp Manchester

By Made By Factory

The fifth continuous year of WordCamp Manchester (WCMcr) took place at the end of October. We were all involved in one way or another with this epic event. (Yeah I am calling it Epic, no bias on my part as the lead organiser at all, honest). Andi contributed her classic retro pop art and brought her arty skills to everything from the posters to delegate badges. Andi also managed a…
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Taking Digital Marketing to WordCamp London

By Andi Wilkinson

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 business. I felt though, there was a missing piece of the puzzle. I mean, for…
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Factory @ WordCamp 2017

By Andi Wilkinson

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 organising team. I was responsible for a contributor day. When I first heard the term…
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WordCamp Europe. A Mancunian In Paris.

By Andi Wilkinson

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 on my journey. The first time I had ever travelled overseas alone, I felt so…
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WordPress Contributor Day for Dummies

By Andi Wilkinson

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 all the volunteers and speakers to get together. I’m not sure to what purpose, I…
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WordCamp Manchester 2016 #WCMCR

By Andi Wilkinson

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 together by the WordPress Community. There were a host of fantastic speakers full of knowledge and expertise…
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WordCamp 2015: Creating the Manchester Wapuu

By Andi Wilkinson

What’s a WordCamp you say? WordCamps are locally organised conferences that cover everything WordPress related and are attended by everyone from WordNoobs to experts, creators, & contributors. WordPress if you haven’t heard of it, is responsible for over a quarter of all new sites on the web. As a CMS, WordPress has rapidly increased in popularity and is often our platform of choice. WordCamp told me to create a Manchester Wapuu…
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WordCamp Manchester Design

By Andi Wilkinson

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 2017 Event, I sat down with this year’s Lead Organiser, Hugo Finley in Mackie Mayor…
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Why Your Website Speed is Everything

By Andi Wilkinson

If your website is slow, you can forget nearly everything else, your visitors will get bored and leave. like waiting for a meal, people aren’t going to stick around forever, and even if they wait this time, they won’t come back. What do we mean by page speed? Simply put, page speed is how fast the content on your page loads onto a screen, Not to be confused with Site…
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The 10 PPC Trends You Need to Know in 2019

By Andi Wilkinson

Another Year and more tools roll out in the world of PPC. How are you supposed to keep up with all the latest PPC industry trends? Our guide to PPC Trends in 2019 has the answers! Google AdWords Becomes Google Ads Last year, Google AdWords became Google Ads mainly because their platform outgrew the name ‘Words’ making way for interactive content, video and so many more options. Ad Copy is…
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9 most important PPC changes you need to know about in 2019

By Ben Tennant

As the dust starts to settle following last week’s Google Marketing Live event in San Francisco, Factory takes a closer look at the key Google Ads discussion points, Digital Marketing enhancements and PPC changes. Google Marketing Live provides Google with a platform to launch and discuss new marketing innovations that we can expect in the coming year and beyond. It is all about shaping the future of digital and Google’s…
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17 Tips on How to Write a Great Website Brief

By Andi Wilkinson

In this guide, we will establish what is needed to deliver a web design project and how to write the perfect web design brief. A great agency will establish a detailed brief with you before starting on your project. Starting with a killer website brief is a great way to get on a good footing with any digital partner you choose to work with. It can help you get like-for-like…
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Lose those Google position 1 PPC marketing blinkers!

By Ben Tennant

PPC marketing success always comes down to two main factors – strong foundations and a constantly evolving digital strategy. Choosing the right road to PPC marketing success? When looking for real PPC success, you need to make sure you have 1 very clear SMART goal in place. This goal should then have a number of various KPIs that are being tracked to allow for the success you desire. If you…
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4 Key Pointers for Success with Mobile & Google Shopping

By Ben Tennant

As our mobile devices are now such a significant part of our everyday lives, it is worth noting that this also means they are a significant part of your business’ future success. If your business is in the retail industry, then it is essential that you are geared up for victory through mobile eCommerce and Google Shopping. Consumers are increasingly turning to their mobile devices for everything from initial inspiration…
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Who are we anyway?

Since you made it to the bottom of this page, you may want to know a bit about who we are. We're an independent Manchester digital marketing agency founded by Andi & Matt Wilkinson in 2013. In 2017 Andi & Co teamed up with data savvy ex Googler Ben Tennant & between them, they continue to create clever ideas for a vast range of clients across many sectors.

We have developed digital campaigns & online strategies for companies including Provident Financial Group, Movado and local government. Andi personally specialises in digital strategy for relevant online visibility and future proofed web development. She is a board member for Manchester Digital, a digital advisor for TSB & Enterprise Nation and has won several business awards

As a former Googler, Ben has up-skilled many digital agency owners and staff members to increase their knowledge and usability of Google’s products. He has been a keynote speaker for a Google Ads event at Google head office.

Matt is an accomplished photographer who has been nominated as a finalist in Landscape Photographer of the Year & has prints on sale in John Lewis Department stores. He has also had some of his product shots featured in GQ Magazine. Matt has shot high end products, hotels and restaurants & he's also a skilled graphic designer.

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4 Key Pointers for Success with Mobile & Google Shopping
4 Key Pointers for Success with Mobile & Google Shopping
4 Key Pointers for Success with Mobile & Google Shopping
4 Key Pointers for Success with Mobile & Google Shopping
4 Key Pointers for Success with Mobile & Google Shopping
4 Key Pointers for Success with Mobile & Google Shopping

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