Blog

January 24, 2023
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Marketing, Web
The world of digital analytics is constantly evolving, and Google has recently announced the retirement of Universal Analytics in favor of their new platform, Google Analytics 4 (GA4).
December 16, 2022
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Marketing, Web
Is AI here to save the day or to steal our jobs. AI has come leaps and bounds recently but is it up to the task?
July 8, 2022
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Studio
We recently celebrated the launch of  the book ‘Coley’s Champs’ the story of the Essendon 1962 & 1965 premierships’
Sometimes we may need access to your Google My Business listing to ensure we can get the best from your SEO campaign.
This question pops up a lot. A lot of business owners feel they don’t want to overcomplicate things by developing their branding, however, in most cases they already have a brand and don’t even know it.
Bendigo Ernest Hotel website nominated for an Awwward.
March 18, 2022
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Web
au direct names are general-purpose – they’re open to anyone with a verified connection to Australia who wants to create or manage an online presence for themselves or their organisation.
Stoke Design Co is proud to be a part of the Commerce Ballarat Be More Digital Program.
January 30, 2022
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Studio
Marnie joins us with a wealth of experience in the graphic design field, bringing a thorough knowledge of branding, design and marketing to the Stoke Design Co team!
This year, Stoke Design Co visited Fed Uni’s EYE, not for the free beer, but to present the Stoke Design Co awards (there’s two!)
November 26, 2021
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Studio
Last night was finally the night. Broken up over two events (damn restrictions) we finally got to celebrate as a group with all of our fellow finalists in person!
November 9, 2021
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Studio
We are looking for a design superstar to join our ever-growing team!
As part of our continuing partnership with 15Trees, we have recently contributed 120 trees to 2 new planting sites.
August 20, 2021
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Studio
We would love to introduce you to Zan.
August 11, 2021
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Studio
On the back of our Awwwards nomination, we learnt we also received an appreciation on Orpetron
July 20, 2021
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Studio
Today, we received notification that the website we had completed for The Provincial Hotel Ballarat has been nominated for an Awwward.
December 30, 2020
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Marketing
Through these odd times, more and more business is moving online, so are their customers.
We get it though. They save time and money. Right? But in the long run, over the life of your website, do they?
June 11, 2020
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Web
We take a very systematic approach to website development. We share the guidelines below to ensure that both the client and our team are on the same page throughout the process.
The team at Stoke Design Co are always on the hunt for new tools that assists in helping us deliver higher quality projects. This one was too good not to share.
From drab to insta-wow, you can save a bunch of time by utilising photo presets to tweak your images into the perfect shot. There are thousands upon thousands of presets out there; I’ve handpicked some of my favourites to help improve your images used on your website and socials.
Google Analytics is a powerful digital marketing tool, which provides incredible insights into the performance of your website. But why do businesses tend to underutilise the power of Analytics?
Colour plays a vital role in the correct reflection of your brand. This has a significant impact on the way a brand is viewed by the public. No matter if it’s a brand for yourself, a small company, or a corporation the effects of colour will not be based on your cash flow. When thinking of colour options for your brand it’s always best to take a look at other brands to get a clear idea on how colour schemes play a role in brand perception.
A Google my business listing is that one thing we all have but are we using it to its full potential? It’s more than just a mark on a map or a place to display your phone number. Let me run you through the basics on your GMB and ways you can leverage its power to boost your own websites ranking.
We are often asked by clients what the difference between domains, hosting and SSL Certificates are. Most clients are not aware that it takes multiple components to make their new website accessible to the world. We will explain the difference between all the components necessary to get your website live!
Content is the cornerstone of today’s commerce—and the best and brightest businesses know it. From Fortune 500 companies like eBay, Sony, GM and UPS, to international news giants like Forbes, CNN, Reuters and The NYT, to tech companies like Samsung, IBM and TechCrunch, but why are more than 75 million websites, including 55% of the top 1 million most visited websites in the world, choosing WordPress?
We at Stoke Design Co get a lot of enquiries from clients that have attempted to build their own business website. Website builders like Wix, Weebly and Squarespace claim building a website is ‘easy’. There are however many reasons why you shouldn’t use a DIY website builder.