We have four core values at Platypus Digital.
They guide how our team do things day to day, month to month and year to year. They guide what questions we ask when we interview potential new employees. And they guide how we work with our clients.
They are more than the …Read More
Two years after the great ad switch-up of 2016, it’s time to change your Google ads all over again. That’s right, there’s a new ad format in town. Responsive search ads.
First, we had search ads, the 25 character headlines, 70 character description ads that we had to split across two …Read More
A lot of people come through to our website because they’re interested in social media training. We can’t say we’re surprised.
There are so many different ad formats and audience types you can utilise that it leaves people totally baffled.
Here are top things to try if you’re just starting …Read More
It’s finally happening. A year after Google gave us the new Adwords interface to try, they’re taking the old one off us and forcing us into modernity.
As of July 10th, you’ll no longer be able to flick between old Adwords and new Adwords. You’ll have to use the new …Read More
Digital breeds data
If the only data you track is how much your brand’s Twitter following and Facebook likes are increasing each month, you are not tracking enough.
If you look at Excel spreadsheets packed with every number that Google Analytics stores each month, you are tracking too much.
Here are the top …Read More
Digital fundraising is big. More charities are investing in digital fundraising teams and more people are donating online than ever before.
Is your charity set up to take full advantage of that?
Here are the four essential elements of raising money online.
1. A plan
You wouldn’t set on any journey without …Read More
Google Analytics is an excellent tool for charities. It’s free (always important when you’re a non-profit and your budget is tight) and it can give you incredible insights into your web visitors.
Used correctly, you’ll gain valuable information about content that encourages people to volunteer or donate.
But it can …Read More
If you’re a charity, you’re entitled to $10,000 a month of free advertising through Google Ad Grants. Hurray!
All that traffic sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
But there are conditions to your grant that can make it difficult to get the traffic you might be expecting.
Here’s how to get the best out …Read More
We have a fun rule in the office.
Anyone who sends an email to another colleague has to donate £5 to a charity of the recipients choice.
It’s transformed the way we communicate with one another in such positive way that we’re encouraging everyone to do it.
Communication is the key
We trade …Read More
Trying to get digital knowledge to spread beyond the confines of the digital team can be the work of a lifetime for a head of digital in a charity.
Even if you’ve got a digital team of a reasonable size, your organisation’s digital outputs are always going to be limited …Read More