A month in the life: July 2018

Here’s a month in the life of Xpand, through July 2018.

Can you believe it’s August already? We can’t! The year really is flying by! It’s been another packed month for us here at Xpand HQ, with new websites and projects, some more fantastic results, and even an appearance by a Hollywood A-lister!

Two New Live Websites

We’ve set not one, but two new websites live this month. The first was for commercial transport company Walkers Transport, which we’ve been working on for the last couple of months. We were proud to set it live in July, and we’ve already had some fantastic feedback from the client.

Walkers Transport

We also went live with a website for a dental practice in Muswell Hill, London. Having previously worked with a few clients in the dental sector, we knew we’d be more than up to the challenge on this one! We’ll be continuing to work with Muswell Hill Dental Care Centre to generate leads, and we’re looking forward to seeing some more great results.

Muswell Hill Dental Care Centre

The Summer Holidays Won’t Stop Us!

Despite it now being the big summer holidays, we’ve been pushing forward with our work for Wykham Park Academy in Oxford. They’ve recently rebranded and have asked for our help with promoting their new brand and getting some PR coverage, so we’ve put together a full PR strategy for the next 6 months. We delivered this to the client at the end of July, and they were very happy with our suggestions. We’ll now be working with them to implement the strategy, and we’re confident that we’ll see some fantastic results. We’re hoping for an A* on our work!

Speaking of Wykham Park Academy…

As well as delivering our PR strategy to Wykham Park, our web team are currently hard at work creating their brand new website. At the same time (we’re good at multi-tasking here at Xpand!) they’re also working on constructing a website for the national shop fitting company, PEC. Watch this space on those – we’ll update you as soon as we get those live.

Some More Great Results (Which We Love!)

We’ve been continuing to work with our long-standing client Your New Smile on their social media advertising, and are continually getting better and better results. In fact, the client is so pleased, they’ve brought an additional two practices on board for us to work our magic with.

We’ve also got some pretty great results for our client HG Spaces. You may remember back in April when we set their website live; well, we’ve been working away at their PPC advertising. Their objective was to receive 6-7 new enquiries per month at the 12 month mark; we achieved this within 3 months with £18,000 worth of converted sales – and a few others in the pipeline!

HG Spaces

A Trip To The Big Smoke

Jag and Simon took a ride down to London at the beginning of July to visit one of our retainer clients, legal firm Johns and Sagger. The client was more than pleased with our work on their SEO, and happily signed up to another 6 months of work.

Unfortunately for Jag and Simon, the meeting was over long before their train home was due, so there was only one thing for it… beer in the sun!

Trip to London

Mariah’s Networking Debut

Here at Xpand, we place a lot of emphasis on the team’s professional development. We like to make sure that everyone is learning and developing new skills, and for our digital marketer Mariah, that means networking and business development. She accompanied Jag to a Simply Networking event at Brown’s in Leeds, and did a great job making new contacts. Watch this space – you may see her around on the networking scene in the next few months!

Smashing Targets (And Not Just Professionally)

You may recall us mentioning that our digital designer Si was training hard to run the Leeds 10k in July. Well – he did it! The race took place earlier in the month (on one of the hottest days of the year, we should add) and Si managed to complete the run in just 1 hour 2 minutes. Well done Si – a fantastic achievement! He’s signed up to run the Yorkshire Half Marathon next, so we’ll keep you updated with his progress.

Leeds 10k medal

World Cup Glory

Sadly, not for England – Simon won the Xpand World Cup sweepstake with France. Well done Simon (we’re not bitter about it at all!)

World Cup 2018 sweepstake

And finally… An Appearance By A Hollywood A-Lister! 

We had a very exciting day at Xpand when TV crews turned up outside to film for the new Agatha Christie series, ABC Murders. As if seeing all the filming happening wasn’t exciting enough, we were amazed to find out that there was a Hollywood star hanging around outside our office – none other than JOHN MALKOVICH! Ryan managed to snap a couple of sneaky photos – how cool is that?

John Malkovitch


John Malkovitch

Never a dull moment here in Saltaire!