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Advice, tips, events and news from Made in Scotland

Our blog is where we communicate all our latest news to our followers.  You will find articles relating to our most recent projects, in house events, success stories, achievements, website advice & guidance, tips & tricks, charity work & community engagement.
Happy St Andrews Day
St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and has a long history of veneration there. The cult of St Andrew was established on the...
Happy Thanksgiving USA from Made in Scotland!!
Did you know about Scotland’s influence in the USA! A careful examination of a map of the United States can...
Why automate your website and digital services?
Automation saves time and increases efficiency within your business and business processes allowing people to spend time on other worthwhile...
The Importance of Ecommerce Post COVID-19
In light of the current situation we find ourselves in, the popularity and indeed the importance of e-commerce has exploded....
Why do our clients choose Made in Scotland?
When we ask our clients “what made you choose Made in Scotland for your web design project?”, we often hear...
Your digital future is now
Come on let’s get the job done, get the sales up, engage with your audience and achieve brand success. It’s...
Google Supporting Local Business
I was encouraged by Googles Vice president Ronan Harris on ITVs Good Morning Britain programme (not the tax stuff). It...
Social Media Friend or Foe?
At Made in Scotland we realise that social media strategies for business can be time-consuming, tedious, and challenging to keep...
Why is moving online the best advice for small business owners?
With the current business climate & thousands of people still working from home, taking your business online is the best...
It's time for digital reincarnation
Recently we highlighted the uncertainty of the global pandemic, everyone’s focus has shifted to adjust their strategy tactically in business...
Stay away from digital danger
Most of us are trying to reassess and rewire our lives just now in the midst of the current health...
Why you need to market your business
Do you ever feel that you are working harder than ever before? Times are tough just now; we know that...
How to choose a digital marketing agency
What is your reason for hiring a Digital Marketing Agency? Could it be that you want more enquiries, better engagement...
Digital Partnerships
There have been some famous and successful partnerships throughout history, Lennon and McCartney, Laurel and Hardy, Sonny and Cher, Ant...
Achieving success via your digital strategy
Let’s face it at this moment in time we all have been looking inward and asking questions of ourselves and...
Doing things differently
I hope everyone is doing well and healthy, this has been a testing few months since entering lockdown. I felt...
Responsive web design
What makes your website stand out? Graphics? Design? Content? Interactivity? It could be argued all, but none of these components...
Ten reasons why your business should have a website
The average time people spend on the Internet is about 6 hours a day browsing websites and social media. So,...
Work effectively from home
With the coronavirus pandemic, many companies including Made In Scotland, have made the decision to begin working remotely. Many companies...
Is your website user friendly?
There are a number of factors when a customer decides to browse your website that makes it user friendly. When...
How to prepare a product to sell online
When we buy or sell online, the decision we make on choosing a product can depend largely on the presentation...
5 mistakes when creating a website
A website is one of your company’s most important assets. When a user lands on your site, it’s usually the...
Coronavirus - An industry pandemic
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a pandemic in connection with the COVID-19 virus. The coronavirus has reached over...
Communicating with customers in your network
The modern customer has no time to wait, everything must happen here and now. Their high expectations are usually accompanied...
The rise of social media marketing
Nowadays companies have grown to learn that social media can be one of the best ways in marketing their products...
Ekos - Website Launch!
We are excited to announce the launch of the new EKOS website. EKOS specialises in providing independent and evidence-based research...
How to create your company logo
A company logo is almost as important as its name. In fact, both are integral to one another. So how...
Highlander Security Shredding website re-design
Having previously developed websites for Highlander International Recycling and Highlander Security Shredding, we approached the Highlander Clan with a new...
Combining colours and web design
The art of combining colours is a field that is useful not only in the work of a web designer,...
Refreshing your website
Once a website has been created, it can remain in this state until the end of time. However, as design...
KUDOS website launch!
KUDOS needed a way to showcase their specialist facilities management services online to promote the launch of a new partnership...
How to start selling online
Thinking of starting an online store? E-commerce is developing at a cosmic pace, and getting set up with an online...
Colour of the year
Web design trends for 2020. Traditionally, we have entered the New Year with a forecast of the trends that will...
Creating effective hashtags
Responsible for marketing your company or running your own business and looking for information on how to increase the reach...
Print Design & Sign website launch!
We are excited to bring you the brand-new website for Lanarkshire’s Print, Design & Sign. Print Design & Sign are...
What is the difference between website optimisation and positioning?
SEO explained. SEO, or search engine optimisation, is a part of search engine marketing that uses organic tactics to gain...
Google Chrome blocking mixed content
Will this affect me? Mixed Content has always hurt your SEO, but starting December 2019, google will begin displaying a warning...
Free advertising budget for non-profit organisations
Share your story with organisations all over the globe using the power of Google Ads. Made in Scotland can help...
Interrupt 19 digital festival
Made in Scotland were invited to this year’s Interrupt19 Digital Festival, exhibiting our knowledge and services to students & lecturers...
Photoshoot for Pomphreys
Pomphrey’s Solicitors and Properties first became a client of Made In Scotland’s in 2015, when we created a new company...
How getting a website is like buying a car
When speaking to current and potential clients, the team here at Made In Scotland Agency like to explain our website...
Motherwell vs Celtic sponsorship competition
Made In Scotland Agency were delighted to sponsor the Motherwell vs Celtic match, on Saturday 10th August. Motherwell FC gives...
Digital transformation with Made in Scotland
How did we make it to Lanarkshire’s number one for Web Design? Well we’ve been around since 2008 but more...
US Blind golf champion - Barry McCluskey
Barry McCluskey was registered blind after a skin condition named Keratoconus damaged his cornea but is refusing to let the...
Social selling and employee advocacy
These are both effective marketing activities that your employees can participate in to; increase sales, enhance brand authenticity and employee...
Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2019
Made in Scotland Agency were pleased to once again offer their support to the project, by being both main sponsors...
Made in Scotland score at Hampden
Expo Scotland delivers another fantastic business event in Glasgow. We value the importance of telling our stories, branding and creatively...
Kiltwalk Glasgow 2019 - Spirit Aid
We made it! Made In Scotland were delighted to take part in what was a record breaking KiltWalk for 2019....
LBEA go digital with Made in Scotland
Business Excellence Awards event. The team at Made In Scotland are delighted and proud to announce we have successfully secured...
Using video trends to your advantage
As much as it is a really great feature to have on your site, creating a video is easier said...
What is SEO? Why is it important?
Search engines are the primary method for navigating the internet for almost every business – from service providers to products...
Top elements of a successful landing page
Landing pages serve many purposes, and outstanding website design is essential in order to have the best landing pages, even if they...
Why should you choose a WordPress website for your business?
People will often ask, why should I use WordPress? Is my old site not good enough? Why do I need...
5 things on your website that are killing online conversions
When you have plenty of traffic coming to your website but the visitors are not converting, it can be very...
I want to buy online, but how do I know a website is secure?
I’m sure that we have all been on a website before that has a badge with “trusted” written on it...
The importance of colour in website design
Choosing an appropriate colour combination in the website design process is considered one of the most important (yet often overlooked)...
The rapid growth of mobile marketing in 2018
In the UK alone, there are now 80 million mobile phones. And, according to the reports of one of the...
Funding your website build and how to apply for funding.
Funding for a website is possible if you are a business owner looking to launch a new product or a service....
Why are website beneficial for small to medium-sized businesses?
Are you eligible to receive funding for a website? Your business information is available online 24/7, and having a website is an...
Important factors concerning the usability of your website
Having a website that is visually appealing is incredibly important. It gives the user an insight into the business, gives...

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