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30 August, 2013

Increasing Online Sales through Responsive Design

It is widely publicised, and a quick glance at your website statistics is likely to confirm that online shoppers are making purchases on numerous devices.  According to Specific Media and Research Now, in 2012 the average UK household had 5.5 … Continue reading →

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26 July, 2013

Tokenisation: What it is and How it Can Help Drive Sales for Small Online Businesses

Online Shop Orders

One of the priorities for online shop owners is to provide an inviting and fulfilling shopping experience for their customers. A big part of this is to ensure that the checkout process is simple and convenient with the minimal number … Continue reading →

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29 June, 2013

War Widows’ Association Website Goes Live

The new War Widows’ Association website went live on Wednesday, just ahead of Armed Forces Day.

The website has been developed to provide useful information to existing members and to encourage new memberhips and associationss. It is fully responsive, … Continue reading →

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4 June, 2013

SAScon is Back

Now in its fourth year SAScon returns this week with a line up of leading search and social speakers from across Europe. Organised by the community for the community this year’s event takes place at the new the new MMU … Continue reading →

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1 February, 2013

Keeping Skilled Graduates in the North West

Over the past few years Manchester has become home to some of the most recognised and award winning digital companies in the UK along with a huge number of fast growing e-tail operations. Our sector employs thousands of people in … Continue reading →

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29 January, 2013

Technical Lead Vacancy

We’re currently looking for a technical lead to join our dev team in Manchester.  This is a new role for us and there’s plenty of scope here for the right person to make a difference.

Ideally we’re looking for someone … Continue reading →

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29 January, 2013

Creative Use of Product Placement

Over the weekend we went for a walk over Beesom Hill in Moorside. The snow was at least 8 inches deep and the views were stunning. On the way home we passed the entrance to Bishops Park and I noticed … Continue reading →

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17 October, 2012

We’re Seeking a PHP Developer with 4 Years Commercial Experience

We’re currently seeking a PHP Developer to join our team in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

Interested? Further details and information on how to apply can be found on our recruitment page.

Strictly no agencies, consultants, jobs banks or digital recruitment Continue reading →

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30 May, 2012

We’re Hiring – Digital Account Manager Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen and we’re looking for a capable and highly proficient Digital Account Manager to join our team in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

Full details can be found on our recruitment page.

All of our recruitment is … Continue reading →

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10 May, 2012

SAScon Conference 2012

It’s the SAScon conference next week and it’s looking like it’s going to be the biggest yet with a great line-up of speakers that includes the UK Commercial Director of Twitter, Bruce Daisley.

SAScon (short for Search, Analytics and Social … Continue reading →

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23 April, 2012

We’re In – Step 3 of 3

We’re in! The Vanilla Storm team now resides at

Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP

Tel: 0161 212 1460

The telephones are now switched on and Courtney is ready to take your call.

Thank you for your patience.

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23 April, 2012

In Transit – Step 2 of 3

Toot toot, beep beep. We are now on route to our new office in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester.

Please make a note of our new address :

Vanilla Storm
Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP

We’re hoping the phones will … Continue reading →

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20 April, 2012

We’re Packing – Step 1 of 3

We’re in the process of packing in preparation for our move on Monday. The phones are currently switched off but we’re hoping to be up and running again by 11.00 on Monday morning (23 April).

Please note that your web … Continue reading →

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17 April, 2012

We’re Moving

Exciting news!  Vanilla Storm is moving next week.  We’re packing up our offices in Heaton Chapel and moving to Piccadilly Gardens.

We will be contacting clients today with new contact details and timings but for now here’s what you need … Continue reading →

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19 January, 2012

20 Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

When you run your own business time is often in short supply. It’s easy to push marketing to the bottom of the to-do list when deadlines are looming. But what happens when the project finishes?

Adopting a good marketing plan … Continue reading →

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4 January, 2012

Happy New Year – Our Year in Review

New Year Image

Christmas goes too quickly doesn’t it? All of a sudden we’re back in the midst of it and those cosy days spent curled up watching box sets and eating speciality cheeses are quickly forgotten. The bells signal the start of … Continue reading →

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15 November, 2011

Kitting Out Shaw Cubs

Well don’t they look grand.

We’re the proud sponsors of Shaw Cubs Under 8s. The junior football team was formed at the beginning of the season and are part of the North Wilts FA Minor League.

It looks as … Continue reading →

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3 November, 2011

All Change

So, we changed our website. In fact we’ve changed just about everything – the logo, the design, the structure, the content.

It’s been a long time coming but we’re thrilled with the results and have received lots of positive feedback. … Continue reading →

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11 October, 2011

Website Designer Vacancy

We’re looking for a creative and enthusiastic website designer to join our busy team.

Vanilla Storm is an established web agency with an exciting and expanding portfolio of work and a diverse client base. We currently have a vacancy for … Continue reading →

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29 September, 2011

90 Minute Delivery on Online Orders

Interesting interview with Shutl’s founder and CEO, Tom Allason.

Shutl provides a fast delivery service for online retailers, allowing delivery of goods in around 90 minutes. 90 minutes!

Interview via Spreading Jam.… Continue reading →

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1 September, 2011

Tips on Applying for Jobs in Digital

Getting a new job can at times be frustrating and extremely time consuming. This is true whatever industry you’re in and especially in the current climate. Opportunities are scarce and competition is fierce. Earlier this year we advertised for an … Continue reading →

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24 August, 2011

QA / Support Analyst – Update

Thank you to everyone who applied for the QA / Support Analyst role.

We had a good response to our ads and we’re delighted with the quality of applicants. We’re currently working our way through the shortlist and will be … Continue reading →

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16 August, 2011

Torrill goes Coast to Coast

Torrill Bainbridge and Friend

The office is very quiet this week and certainly less tuneful. Our project and community coordinator, Torrill Bainbridge (pictured left), is taking part in a coast to coast bike ride.

The four day cycle ride started yesterday in Whitehaven and … Continue reading →

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2 August, 2011

We’re Looking for a QA / Support Analyst

We currently have a vacancy for a QA / Support Analyst to provide first line support to Vanilla Storm clients and to test ecommerce platforms, CMS and other applications.

We’re situated in Heaton Chapel which is about a 10 minute … Continue reading →

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