Friday, 23 April 2010

Pay-as-you-go e-marketing

Finally, a sensible pay-as-you-go e-marketing service!

Callisti was in contact with Contact Multimedia's team in Glasgow and it was a breath of fresh air knowing that small organisations that need intermittent e-marketing services don't have to sign up to a monthly contract or get charged hefty set-up fees.

The user interface is very straightforward and any imported email lists are checked externally to ensure the email addresses are recent, not spammy, and that the end client has a proper opt-in/opt-out policy for subscribers.

The reporting system is easier to grasp and there is ready reckoner guide for what the average response is to e-marketing campaigns depending on the nature of your organisation.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2010 Arts Festival in Dumfries and Galloway. The organisation uses a third party booking system called "The Booth" which allows visitors to book from an online allocation of seats at events.

Most of the ticket sales are still available using the ticket hotline number (01387 253383) which is handy for many of the events being run in partnership with other local organisations and venues.

Part of the event itinerary during the festival is the "Fringe" which lists some of the events on during the period of the festival - these are listed as part of a wider range of events being hosted in the region during the arts festival.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Planting potatoes - news

This won't win any design awards but is an informative website - some fooling about with Google news displays on seed potatoes (Note: always be very specific about the search terms you want the news for...)

The client has been providing content covering a range of methods for growing potatoes in space-restricted areas - the use of old tyres is a favourite.


Ah. New standards. What do you think the worst browser will be?