Facebook campaign is flavour of the month

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VK Flavour Facebook Campaign

VK is the best performing ready-to-drink brand in the UK, offering seven flavours of pre-mixed drinks with a vodka kick. VK wanted its customers to choose the next flavour in its range, so it asked Perceptant 101 to build an interactive Facebook application that would let fans suggest their ideas and choose which one will make it to market.

Perceptant 101 built the VK: What’s your Flavour? interactive application on the VK Facebook page, to drive new fans to ‘like’ the page and encourage interaction with the brand. Fans who share their ideas for a new flavour are entered into a competition that could see them winning a year’s supply of the drink. Interaction is guaranteed through a voting application that enables fans to vote for their favourite flavour suggestion and easily see which flavour is ahead in the vote.

As well as driving engagement between VK and its fans, the campaign is inspiring users to interact with each other by sharing the competition on Facebook and other social networks. So VK can be sure that it’s giving fans the flavour they want, and those fans are happy to spread the word across a range of social media.

Links:
Global Grands: http://www.globalbrands.co.uk
Perceptant 101: http://www.perceptant101.com

About Perceptant101
From humble beginnings in London, Perceptant 101 is now one of the UK’s fastest growing providers of Website Design, Web Development and SEO services.

Headquartered in between Sheffield and Chesterfield, close to the Peak District, the company houses many of the UK’s leading Website Designers and Web Developers. Over the last 12 months alone, the company has won numerous awards for its work with Drupal, PHP, WordPress, Joomla, Magento and more.

To contact Perceptant101, please call +44 (0)1246 267990 or visit their website http://www.perceptant101.com

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Game, set and match for PHPFox powered social network

Perceptant101 - PHPFox Developers

Perceptant101 Develop & Design Social Tennis Network

Max Hastings, Head of Junior Tennis at the world famous Queens Club in London, wanted to provide the tennis community with their own social networking platform – one that would include all the functionality of Facebook to connect players and fans.

Max had tried numerous companies which promised to deliver the site, but each of these had ground to a halt and failed to complete the project. He asked Perceptant 101, the award winning website designers and web developers, based in Sheffield, to build a site that would include everything for an interactive tennis community, from breaking news, player Twitter feeds and video to tournament updates, live scores and training tips.

Perceptant 101 used the PHPFox social network platform to develop the Social Tennis Networking site, creating a unique theme for the community that fitted well with the client’s branding. It integrated news feeds from the ATP World Tour news site, as well as live scores for all the ATP World Tour tournaments and Twitter updates from players. Google Maps API was also integrated into the site, so members can search a world map to find other tennis fans and players, and arrange to meet up and play a match.

Perceptant 101 delivered the live site within three weeks of being contacted by Max, and it’s now working on more enhancements and marketing for the site.

Social Tennis Networking has already attracted a community of members from across the world, as well as drawing interest from retailers wanting to advertise on the network.

Links:
Social Tennis Networking: http://www.socialtennisnetworking.com/
Perceptant 101: http://www.perceptant101.com

About Perceptant101
From humble beginnings in London, Perceptant 101 is now one of the UK’s fastest growing providers of Website Design, Web Development and SEO services.

Headquartered in between Sheffield and Chesterfield, close to the Peak District, the company houses many of the UK’s leading Website Designers and Web Developers. Over the last 12 months alone, the company has won numerous awards for its work with Drupal, PHP, WordPress, Joomla, Magento and more.

To contact Perceptant101, please call +44 (0)1246 267990 or visit their website http://www.perceptant101.com

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Drupal Site Puts International Software Firm on Top of the World

Perceptant101 is a Drupal Design and Drupal Development Company

Drupal Based Website Breaks New Ground

Identity Management & Cyber Security software specialist Intercede Plc needed a new corporate website to promote its solutions and services across North America, the UK, Europe and Asia. Following a length selection process, Intercede put the project in the expert hands of Perceptant 101, an award winning website design and web development business based between Sheffield and Chesterfield in the UK.

After gathering business requirements from key directors and experts across the business, Perceptant 101 wireframed the site and provided three different mock-ups for approval. The selected design was then refined and presented to the Intercede board.

Perceptant 101 developed the new site in the Drupal content management system and hosted it on a dedicated server in the US.

Intercede’s new 120-page website is a hit with Intercede and its customers, who have praised its wealth of easy-to-access content including case studies, press releases and brochures.

The site positions Intercede as the world’s number one provider of identity management systems, promoting its key areas of operation across North America, the UK, Europe and Asia. And in its first two months of operation, it has generated over 300% more visits than its predecessor.

Links:
Intercede: http://www.intercede.com
Perceptant 101: http://www.perceptant101.com

About Perceptant101
From humble beginnings in London, Perceptant 101 is now one of the UK’s fastest growing providers of Website Design, Web Development and SEO services.

Headquartered in between Sheffield and Chesterfield, close to the Peak District, the company houses many of the UK’s leading Website Designers and Web Developers. Over the last 12 months alone, the company has won numerous awards for its work with Drupal, PHP, WordPress, Joomla, Magento and more.

To contact Perceptant101, please call +44 (0)1246 267990 or visit their website http://www.perceptant101.com

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Insurance Website Boosts Business

Example of an Insurance Company Website Design

Baslow Insurance launches new website

Baslow Insurance wanted a new website design and web development partner to build a new website that would attract new customers, engage visitors, rank well on search engines and showcase its entire range of products. Its old site, which hadn’t been updated for five years, simply wasn’t up to the job, so the company asked Perceptant 101 to design and develop a new one.

Starting with a blank sheet of paper, Perceptant 101 crafted a unique one-off design that was instantly approved by Baslow Insurance. It then constructed the site using HTML5 to offer simple but effective navigation and instant access to the company’s products and services. Perceptant 101 applied its expertise in search engine optimisation (SEO) to make sure the site would feature prominently in web search results.

Both Baslow Insurance and its customers are delighted with the new website, which has received numerous commendations from users. The site ranks well on Google and is attracting an increased volume of visitors – in fact, it generates over 200% more new enquiries than the company’s previous website did.

Links:
Baslow Insurance: http://www.baslowinsurance.com
Perceptant 101: http://www.perceptant101.com

About Perceptant101
From humble beginnings in London, Perceptant 101 is now one of the UK’s fastest growing providers of Website Design, Web Development and SEO services.

Headquartered in between Sheffield and Chesterfield, close to the Peak District, the company houses many of the UK’s leading Website Designers and Web Developers. Over the last 12 months alone, the company has won numerous awards for its work with Drupal, PHP, WordPress, Joomla, Magento and more.

To contact Perceptant101, please call +44 (0)1246 267990 or visit their website http://www.perceptant101.com

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Zencart E-Commerce Store Combines Fashion with Function

Perceptant101 are Zencart Developers based in Sheffield, UK

Zencart Store Mixes Fasion with Function

Based near Cambridge, England, Catieb Designs is a creator of chic, glamorous and high-quality jewellery.

Catieb Designs wanted to enhance the looks and functionality of its Zencart web store, which was being slowed down by its hosting and riddled with incorrectly styled pages, text, images and headings. The company needed an e-commerce site that was as stylish and well-made as its own designs, but it was becoming increasingly frustrated with its existing web designers and developers and decided to look for a more stable and experienced partner. After researching the market, Catieb Designs chose Perceptant 101 to put things right.

Perceptant 101 moved the site to its secure, dedicated UK hosting environment before configuring the MySQL Zencart database and setting up the environment to ensure optimal performance. Once that was done, Perceptant 101 correctly configured a number of Zencart plugins to provide the functionality the company wanted, and implemented several styling improvements to visually enhance the site and correct design flaws.

The Catieb Designs website now combines consistent styling with faster, more streamlined performance, delivering the functionality and flair that the fashion house needs.

Links:
CatieB Designs: http://www.catiebdesigns.com
Perceptant 101: http://www.perceptant101.com

About Perceptant101
From humble beginnings in London, Perceptant 101 is now one of the UK’s fastest growing providers of Website Design, Web Development and SEO services.

Headquartered in between Sheffield and Chesterfield, close to the Peak District, the company houses many of the UK’s leading Website Designers and Web Developers, as well as a proven track record across a range of Open Source technolgies including Drupal, PHP, WordPress, Joomla, Magento and more.

To contact Perceptant101, please call +44 (0)1246 267990 or visit their website http://www.perceptant101.com

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Bead Business Says Hello to Joomla and Virtuemart Store Update

Perceptant101 - Joomla experts and Virtuemart developers

Perceptant101 help Hellobeads to next level

Hello Beads is the UK’s largest e-commerce store for beads, findings, kits and bits to be used in beading and jewellery-making. Its five-year-old e-commerce system was falling behind in terms of functionality, with the company having to manually process card payments over the phone. Hello Beads asked Perceptant 101 to upgrade its online store to the latest versions of Joomla and Virtuemart, install online card payment processing and make the site easier to use.

Perceptant 101 got to work on the complex task of upgrading, investigating and reconfiguring the five-year-old Joomla content management system and Virtuemart e-commerce system. To make payments easier, it installed the Cardsave online card payment plug-in before setting up and styling the new payment gateway. Various new features were implemented within Virtuemart, making it quicker and easier for users to choose their products, get quantity discounts and place their orders.

Hello Beads is now using the latest stable releases of the Joomla and Virtuemart systems. With an e-commerce site that runs faster, is easier to use and allows online card payments, the company now offers a far more streamlined user experience to online shoppers.

Links:
Hellobeads: http://www.hellobeads.co.uk
Perceptant 101: http://www.perceptant101.com

About Perceptant101
From humble beginnings in London, Perceptant 101 is now one of the UK’s fastest growing providers of Website Design, Web Development and SEO services.

Headquartered in between Sheffield and Chesterfield, close to the Peak District, the company houses many of the UK’s leading Drupal, PHP, WordPress, Joomla and Open Source specialists.

To contact Perceptant101, please call +44 (0)1246 267990 or visit their website http://www.perceptant101.com

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Facebook app packs a powerful £1,000 kick

Avengers Movie Website Compeition

Kick Energy Avengers Campaign

Innovative drinks developer Global Brands wanted to promote the ‘Marvel: Avengers Alliance’ game competition it’s running on cans of its Kick Energy drink. It asked Perceptant 101 to develop super-powered web content that would promote the campaign and engage fans.

Perceptant 101 sprang into action to develop a web site and interactive Facebook application that would drive new ‘likes’ and engagement on the Kick Energy Facebook page.

 

 

Kick Energy Facebook Campaign

Kick Energy Avengers Facebook Campaign

Fans who ‘like’ the page can get involved in the Avengers Alliance Facebook game and enter the competition, with one lucky winner receiving an Ultimate Superhero Experience weekend worth £1,000. There are 20 Marvel Gaming Packs to be won, each including 5 Marvel console games, 5 Marvel Superhero comics and 3 Marvel DVDs. And to make the experience engaging for all, everyone who enters the competition receives an exclusive kick-start power-up code for the Facebook Avengers Alliance game.

Thousands of fans have engaged with the page – and with the competition still running, many more are certain to join in.

Links

Kick Energy web page: http://kickenergy.co.uk/theavengers/

Kick Energy Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KickEnergy/app_199580076812465

Perceptant 101: http://www.perceptant101.com

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Model behaviour from rebuilt WordPress website

Wordpress Developers

Perceptant101 Rebuilds Popular WordPress Website

Model Ruth Crilly’s well-known website A Model Recommends is a popular place for fashion and beauty tips. But when the WordPress site was hacked it displayed far from model behaviour and started redirecting people to virus-ridden websites. Ruth called in Perceptant 101 to rebuild it.

A thorough investigation of the site determined how much damage the hacker had done and what content could be saved. Perceptant 101 then moved the hosting of the site to its own dedicated servers and hardened the server configuration so it would be more resilient to hacking attempts. A robust backup system was also established, to make sure content couldn’t be lost in the future.

Perceptant 101 then reinstalled the WordPress content management system and upgraded it to the latest version. A thorough cleansing removed all malicious code from the content files before the freshly scrubbed WordPress theme was reinstalled and all the archive content imported.

Restored to its former beauty, the rebuilt website is now functioning with a grace worthy of the catwalk. And beneath its stylish exterior it’s also a model of resilience against future attacks.

Links:

A Model Recommends: http://www.amodelrecommends.com

Perceptant101: http://www.perceptant101.com

 

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Academy Drupal portal upgraded to A+

AET

Drupal Portal Upgraded to A+

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) helps primary and secondary-level academy staff to ensure their establishments provide top-class education. It called in Perceptant 101 to improve the performance of its Group Service Comms portal, which provides resources and joined-up working opportunities for school and college staff. With every page taking 30 seconds to load, it was clear that the portal ‘must try harder’.

Perceptant 101 investigated the problem before reconfiguring the portal’s Apache and Linux servers. AET’s Drupal content management system was upgraded to version 6.5, with optimised configuration to make sure it was working as efficiently as it could. Then, after a thorough check for plugin conflicts and upgrades to the latest plugin versions, the portal was ready to perform.

AET has seen huge improvements in portal performance since the project. The portal’s pages now load in just 2-3 seconds, making it an A+ resource for academy staff.

Academies Enterprise Trust: http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org

Perceptant101: http://www.perceptant101.com

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Hotel Chain Breaks New Ground With WordPress

Perceptant101 develop new website for Casa Hotels

Hotel Chain Break New Ground with WordPress

Casa Hotels, part of the Global Brands Group, turned to Perceptant 101 regarding development of a new website for their hotel chain.

Built entirely in WordPress, a leading content management system, the new site took over 10 weeks to bring to fruition.

Including online booking, virtual tours, photo galleries, an events diary, special offers promotion and integration in to Twitter, Facebook, Tripadvisor and The AA, the finished site has already won acclaim and positive customer feedback.

This new style of hotel website marks a new era for hoteliers requiring the strengths of a leading content management system, coupled with a quick and cost effective build process and ease of maintenance.

For more information regarding our WordPress development and WordPress design services, please visit our website (http://www.perceptant101.com) or email us, info@perceptant101.com

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