“It’s the most wonderful time of the year …” as Andy Williams will surely be warmly warbling to us in countless shops, restaurants and across the broadcast media over the few days left before The Big Celebration. We certainly agree – and it does indeed look like being by far the Webbyist Crimbo yet, with online shopping now more than ever proving to be the channel of choice across just about every market sector.
All we want for Christmas here at Websmart is another year as brilliant as 2012 has turned out to be for us, thanks to our burgeoning band of lovely clients! Over the last twelve months, we’ve been fortunate enough to continue helping some great local and national companies to make the most of the glittering business opportunity – a fitting description all year round, not just at Christmas – which the web represents.
We’ve been privileged to exercise our design, copywriting and SEO skills for a growing list of companies including, Sensient Technologies, (https://www.sensientindustrial-europe.com) for example. As world-renowned manufacturers of colours, flavours and fragrances, it’s highly likely that products they have developed will be adding extra sensory appeal to many of the gifts we’ll all be giving and receiving over yuletide.
2012 also saw us welcome Arbortec (www.arbotecforestwear.com) who, as their name implies, design and produce scientifically advanced, yet comfortably lightweight boots and gloves for foresters and arborists. Given the nature of their business, maybe your own Christmas tree will be among those felled by the hardy outdoor types who are so well protected by Arbortec’s excellent products.
While we’re out in the fresh air, let’s mention our new friends NBC Bird & Pest Control, (www.nbcbirdandpest.co.uk), the national network that so expertly delivers innovative and ethical bird, pest and wildlife control services for homes and businesses. We’re proud of the way the website we’ve produced for them tells the compelling story of how they help customers to manage bird and pest problems in a way that shows compassion and concern for our environment and the creatures with whom we share it.
Well, the weather outside may be freezing, but we’re glad to say the public’s reaction to our work for 019sweatershop (www.019sweatershop.com) is anything but chilly. 019 Sweatershop has brought fashionable knitwear design and manufacture back to the UK, using a unique technique that enables them to produce beautifully made, affordably priced garments in just one, stylishly seamless piece. And yes, their latest collection does include a selection of superb, seasonally patterned Christmas jumpers, well worth checking out.
One of the most gratifying series of events for us this year has been to win not just one, but three awards from Heart Internet. In April, this highly respected company, famed for bringing their customers cutting edge web hosting solutions at budget-sensitive prices, handed us their Bronze award for our site for Roger Griffiths, an accomplished photographer, (www.rogergriffithsphotography.co.uk).
In July, Heart made what had been a rainy summer bright and sunny for us with their Silver award for our www.funky-bunny.co.uk website – you may be dancing to Funky Bunny’s DJs out in the clubs over the holidays or boogying off all those Christmas calories at home to the top tunes on their online radio station.
Then, in September, proving that good things so often come in threes, our pulse was set racing yet again when we won the Heart Gold Award for www.swapboards.com a hi-energy site which, since its launch has become a frequently visited shopping and social hub for the snowboarding community.
So, may we take this opportunity to wish all our clients, suppliers and friends the happiest, webbyist Christmas and an even better New Year. Speaking of which, we’ve already got some big news lined up for January – details in our January blog …