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Google's Core Web Vitals
What are Google Core Web Vitals & Why They’re Important for your Business

Google's Core Web Vitals were established in 2020, and essentially, they are a set of metrics that measure the user experience of a web page. These metrics include loading speed, interactivity, and visual stability.  Since 2021, core web vitals are a ranking factor for search results. Meaning, websites that meet these ...

Web Security
Why Web Security Is Essential for Your Business

No website is immune from cyber-attacks or data breaches. No matter the size of the business, a data breach can be devastating for the company and their customers.   The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) estimates that over 2 million instances of cyber-fraud were reported by UK businesses in the past year, with 49,000 ...

Sustainable Web Design
Sustainable Web Design: Why It’s Important

If the Internet was a country, it would be the 7th largest polluter - Sustainable Web Manifesto  It's easy to believe that the Internet is an intangible, invisible world, a place that has little impact on the environment. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. Every online activity, such as searching the web, sending ...

Corporate Christmas Card
What Does Your Corporate Christmas Card Say About Your Business?

With the festive season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about sending out corporate Christmas cards. Christmas cards are a wonderful way to spread some festive cheer and doubles up as a little bit of self-promotion.  With so many other businesses gearing up to send out their own Christmas cards, it’s important ...

Ready for GA4?
Is Your Business Ready for GA4?

It is estimated that Google Analytics is used by approximately 55.49% of all websites. Given that Google Analytics is one of the most popular website analytics tools, the fast-approaching shift from Google's Universal Analytics to Google Analytics 4 (GA4) is something that all businesses should be aware of and start preparing for ...

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Social media is an ever-evolving, accessible space for marketing your business. Its many platforms have diversified in recent years to accommodate more responsive, immersive, and creative marketing tactics, enabling businesses to engage with their customers in new ways. Crafting a social media presence that complements ...

Is Duplicate Content Still An Issue For SEO?

Recently, Google’s John Mueller shone a spotlight on one of the longest running debates in SEO: duplicate onsite content and its implications. Read on as we explore why duplication has been given such negative connotations as a practice, and we’re weighing in on Mueller’s latest take on the topic — assessing whether duplication ...

Top Hacks for Hitting a Bullseye With Your SEO Strategy

Want the perfect blend for a successful SEO (search engine optimisation) campaign? Combine precision with creativity and add a little bit of practical thinking and you’ve got it! Securing wins needn’t be overcomplicated — so with this in mind, we’ve compiled our top hacks for hitting a bullseye with your SEO strategy, ...

Dutch Spotted Sheep Society Website by H&H Reeds
Agricultural and Breed Society Website Design: Our Top Tips

Here at H&H Reeds, we are proud to work with many of the dedicated Breed Societies that safeguard the integrity and sustainability of the UK’s leading cattle and sheep breeds. As part of H&H Group, we collaborate closely with numerous businesses associated with the livestock sector in website design and digital marketing. ...

Emerging Trends in Web Design for 2024

2024 is now in full swing, as we head deeper into the year, the landscape of web design is set to evolve with new trends and technologies. These advancements are expected to redefine user experience and interaction in significant ways. ...

Universal Principles of Effective Web Design
10 Universal Principles of Effective Web Design

Web design is a unique blend of creativity, practical functionality, and engaging content that captivates and educates, holding user attention. It's an art that requires understanding user experience, visual aesthetics, and technical skills. This article delves into 10 principles of effective website design, each integral ...

WCAG 2.2 Accessibility
Discover WCAG: Your Key to Website Accessibility

WCAG, which stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, are a global set of recommendations that help ensure your website is usable by everyone. These guidelines, established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), offer a straightforward and effective way to make your website user-friendly and accessible for all....

The Power of Print and Digital: Integrating Direct Mail and Digital Marketing
The Power of Print and Digital: Integrating Direct Mail and Digital Marketing

In an increasingly digital world, cutting through the noise of endless emails and online ads to stand out from the crowd has become more challenging. While many have shifted away from printed marketing solutions in recent years, printed marketing materials have consistently demonstrated higher trustworthiness and recall ...

Sustainable Web Design
Sustainable Web Design: Why It’s Important

If the Internet was a country, it would be the 7th largest polluter - Sustainable Web Manifesto  It's easy to believe that the Internet is an intangible, invisible world, a place that has little impact on the environment. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. Every online activity, such as searching the web, sending ...

Your Business’ 2021 Christmas Wish List 
Your Business’ 2021 Christmas Wish List

Thinking about what your own business needs this Christmas is just as important as keeping your customers happy throughout the festive season. With this in mind, H&H Reeds has created a wish list dedicated to taking your own marketing efforts from strength to strength in the new year and beyond, covering both online and ...

Responsive Web Design vs Mobile First

First let discuss the difference between Mobile First and Responsive web design.  A mobile-first website is always responsive, but a responsive website isn’t always mobile-first. A responsive website is a technical approach, while the mobile first is an intentional design choice centred around the understanding of how people ...

The Power of Print and Digital: Integrating Direct Mail and Digital Marketing
The Power of Print and Digital: Integrating Direct Mail and Digital Marketing

In an increasingly digital world, cutting through the noise of endless emails and online ads to stand out from the crowd has become more challenging. While many have shifted away from printed marketing solutions in recent years, printed marketing materials have consistently demonstrated higher trustworthiness and recall ...

Ready for GA4?
Is Your Business Ready for GA4?

It is estimated that Google Analytics is used by approximately 55.49% of all websites. Given that Google Analytics is one of the most popular website analytics tools, the fast-approaching shift from Google's Universal Analytics to Google Analytics 4 (GA4) is something that all businesses should be aware of and start preparing for ...

Netflix vs Reality: Emily in Paris’ Take on Marketing

Both releases of the Netflix hit series ‘Emily in Paris’ have prompted real life marketers to do one thing: enter the search term ‘marketing jobs in Paris’ into Google and romanticise over strategy meetings with a view of the Saine. The show follows Emily (Lily Collins) carving out a career in the French capital, bringing ...

Search Data Reveals The UK’s Favourite Things About Christmas!

It’s near enough impossible to avoid the debate of how your Christmas dinner takes shape, from the non-negotiables on the plate to the unspeakable additions — Yorkshire puddings, we’re looking at you! We’ve gathered historic Christmas search data using Google Trends to determine the overall top choices for festive foodies ...

Your Business’ 2021 Christmas Wish List 
Your Business’ 2021 Christmas Wish List

Thinking about what your own business needs this Christmas is just as important as keeping your customers happy throughout the festive season. With this in mind, H&H Reeds has created a wish list dedicated to taking your own marketing efforts from strength to strength in the new year and beyond, covering both online and ...

5 Steps Towards A Sustainable Marketing Strategy

The recent COP26 conference has bolstered the ongoing issue of sustainability, pushing the emphasis on businesses to operate ‘greener’ to the forefront of mainstream consciousnesses. For marketers, joining these conversations will be fundamental for developing future proof strategies that align with ‘greener’ values, while ...

New Livestock Industry Website Serves National Market

H&H Reeds, are proud to announce the launch of a new website for the national Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA) that provides a major new service to the national livestock industry. ...

Becca Davidson's Journey through the Mini-MBA in Brand Management by Marketing Week

Becca Davidson, our talented Creative Designer at H&H Reeds, has recently had the opportunity through the H&H Employee Trust Fund, a dedicated initiative by H&H Group, to pursue a mini-MBA in Brand Management led by Mark Ritson of Marketing Week. ...

A Sad Loss for H&H Reeds: Phil Gowling, a True Gentleman

It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we acknowledge the sad passing of Phil Gowling, previous Director of H&H Reeds, who very sadly after a short illness died on 29th January. Those who met Phil would know he was a true gentleman and will be a friend and colleague whom we will miss dearly. But most of all ...

Bullseye for Professional Darts Website

H&H Reeds proud to deliver new Professional Darts Players Association website in time for historic World Darts Championships. Carlisle based print and digital marketing experts, H&H Reeds, are delighted to be able to claim a professional connection to the recent World Darts Championships, dominated by the two British ...

Unwrapping the Brilliance of Our Christmas Card

At H&H Reeds, we have been delivering exceptional printing services since our establishment in 1878. With over a century of expertise, we take pride in our commitment to quality, sustainability, and personalised service. That's why, this year for our Christmas card, we are delighted to showcase an innovative and eco-friendly ...