The importance of blogging

I love blogging

We all know how social media has grown to become such a big part of our lives these days, but did you know how important it is to use a blogging platform if you’re in business and trying to grow interest in your website? With Facebook, Twitter and Google+ now dominating the way we digitally communicate with each other, blog posts can sometimes get neglected. Not good if you’re trying to build your business with the help of strong search engine rankings, because blog posts will ping out across the net as soon as they’re published, spreading the word like… Read more »

Exhibition stand design for Naidex 2013

Person demonstrating wheelchair product on a stand

Following our successful Planning an exhibition stand for 2013? marketing campaign, we were delighted to win a three year contract to design, build and install a 108 square metre exhibition stand design for the UK’s largest supplier of mobility scooters, Suffolk based TGA. The brief was for a contemporary exhibition stand design with an open and inviting feel, to increase the company’s profile and reinforce their position as market leaders. Other requirements included the ability to use it at both 12 x 6 and 12 x 9 metres – and for it to accommodate a minimum of 15 scooters with… Read more »

Professional photography of pipe art!

Industrial photography example

‘Pipes as a work of Art’ sounds a bit weird but that’s what we were doing last week. Our client builds massive equipment for use in offshore rigs and they wanted to show off the high quality of their work with some equally high quality professional photography in Norwich. Part of the equipment is made from hundreds of stainless steel pipes that are formed in to shapes and assembled in a concentrated array. Just looking at this makes your mind boggle at the exquisite work and painstaking attention to detail. But how to show this off with out all the… Read more »

Website running too slow?

Man sitting at laptop looking frustrating

With a website now being the most important sales and marketing tool for many businesses, it is imperative that it performs well. Websites that run slow are a major turn-off for site visitors, with the majority choosing to click away after just a few seconds. So what can be done? The first thing to do is open your website on a browser that isn’t cached and note the time it takes to fully load your web pages. If that time exceeds 3 seconds per page then you have a problem. You’ll then need to try and identify the root of… Read more »

Google search trends

Google Trends example screen shot

Ever wanted to grab a quick snapshot of who’s searching for what out there? Well now you can with a neat little tool called [Google Trends], which will give you instant search-word trend analysis, plus some useful comparison options too. It won’t do the work of a [Search Engine Optimisation – SEO] programme, but it is a great way of keeping up with trending interests online and can be useful to businesses looking to keep tabs on some of the strongest product and/or service search terms currently being used. Google’s [Inside Search] blog tells us that since launching it at… Read more »

Websites for smartphones

Close up of smart phone user

As more of us are using smartphones these days, what better time to assess whether your website is actually smartphone friendly? Does it still look good when viewed on a smartphone device… and more importantly, can you still read it ok? If you think people are happy to manually expand and horizontally scroll your content until they find what they’re looking for, then I’m afraid you’ll need to think again. With around 46% of visitors now accessing websites via their smartphones and tablets you can forget designing a website for a desktop device only… those days are over. So what… Read more »

Alzheimer’s modular exhibition stand from GGS nears completion

Shell scheme graphics for Alzheimers Research UK

Finishing touches to the exhibition stand we are building for Alzheimer’s Research UK are being applied in the GGS studio. The stand, which we will be used at conferences throughout the year, including BNA 2013 (Festival of Neuroscience), The Alzheimer’s Show and the Badminton Horse Trials will be assembled on-site by  the client. This modular construction has been specially designed with self-build in mind and our clients will be coming to the studio in a couple of days to see how it all goes together. Piece of cake!

Website design in Norwich… for NR Asphalt

Website design portfolio example

When your client happens to be the largest road maintenance, hand-laying, patching, reinstating contractor in East Anglia and is in need of a brand new website fast, you pull out the stops and get on with it! This new website design for NR Asphalt was developed and published in just two weeks, replacing an earlier one that we did for them a few years ago. The new website embraces up-to-date technology, responding to the device that is accessing it and incorporating the power of social media. It also allows the client easy access to a simple-to-use online editing control panel…. Read more »

Design apprentice for GGS

Kate Pritchard on work experience at GGS

Hi, my name is Kate Pritchard and I’ve just joined GGS on an apprenticeship scheme arranged through City College Norwich. Prior to this I have been working at Curry’s and PC World (where I still work on Saturdays) but I feel that my new job is much more suited to my skills. I finished studying my A-Levels last August, my favourite subject at the sixth form college was Media Studies as it allowed me to be creative and design my own pieces of media; such as magazine covers and horror film trailers. This was great practice for me as at… Read more »

New GGS online catalogue now available!

GGS exhibitions catalogue

In an effort to enhance the user experience of our website we can now offer access to a comprehensive range of portable display stands and accessories via this shiny new online catalogue. It is packed full of exhibition display ideas and will prove to be a very useful resource for your future exhibition project planning. Click here to view >