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Hybrid mobile apps and why they can change your business

Hybrid mobile apps and why they can change your business

It goes without saying that lots of companies have benefitted from investing in a mobile app for their business. Whether it’s for expanding their eCommerce market reach or simply communicating more effectively with their customers, mobile apps have transformed the digital...

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2016: A Year in Digital

2016: A Year in Digital

So… 2016, eh?

It goes without saying, it was a momentous year. Trump, Brexit, more celebrity deaths than probably the past decade combined… but things were very much on the up at Elm House Creative!

The Elm House Creative digital team...

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Some tips on writing web content

Some tips on writing web content

Years and years ago, in the distant pre-internet days, nobody was writing for the web. Because, well, there was no web. 

That meant that a copywriter like me would generally be writing for print, TV or radio. And each of those disciplines had its own writing nuances which you had...

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New Northern Ireland craft beer advertising

New Northern Ireland craft beer advertising

I think every creative team has a hit-list of the types of account they would like to work on. Personally, I’ve always wanted to write some ads that needed a long research trip to several Hawaiian beaches. Unfortunately, gigs like that don’t come up every day. 

But...

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Not another Wordpress SEO versus Joomla SEO blog

Not another Wordpress SEO versus Joomla SEO blog

It's the age old debate among us Open Source CMS aficionados... what CMS is better for SEO, Wordpress or Joomla?

I had a friend ask me about it after someone had told him that his Joomla site was "terrible for SEO"... 

Let's get one thing straight right away, SEO and...

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Recaptcha blues...

Recaptcha blues...

Isn't ReCaptcha the most annoying thing on the web? I'm glad you agree! For those reading who don't know what ReCaptcha is, it's those little "Enter this text to prove you're human" boxes:

recaptcha distorted text

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At last, some practical advice about online passwords

At last, some practical advice about online passwords

We've all been there... typing in 5, 6, 7 or 8 different passwords, each more complex than the last, in order to satisfy the sites rules for password security.

What a pain. And it turns out, as I've been saying for years, that it's all for nothing.

I first stumbled across this...

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Our top 5 Chrome extensions and tools

Our top 5 Chrome extensions and tools

Here at The House we're quite the Google aficionados... not only do we use Google Apps for Work (what you don't?) but our Digital guys are a wizz with Google Webmaster Tools and Analytics.

Above all, we're massive fans of Google's awesome web browser Chrome. From regular invisible...

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