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CMC Photography Lisburn

New Content Management System website launched using the WordPress Platform, with a E Commerce module intergraded, via Woo Commerce. CMC Photography is based in Lisburn, and specialised in contemporary portrait photography. The main purpose of the site was to allow Christine to showcase her services, a separate module has also been written to allow her to create client areas to preview a photoshoot remotely during these tricky times of social distancing.

Visit CMC Photography

Studio55 – Shopify E Commerce CMS Platform

What is Shopify?

Shopify Inc. is a Canadian multinational e-commerce company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. It is also the name of its proprietary e-commerce platform for online stores and retail point-of-sale systems. The platform allows end users to get an e commerce website up and running relatively quickly, in the example below Studio55 were able to have the client online within 5 working days from initial go with the project.

E Commerce on the Shopify Platform by Studio55

Our client, based in Belfast, Co.Antrim Northern Ireland required an e commerce platform to sell their products throughout the UK & Europe. Turnaround was tight from initial content they wanted to go LIVE with the website one week later. This is where the power can come from Shopify – in basic terms you can signup for an account – within the hour have a basic website up and running. Shopify host directly, with the only technical element for the user, pointing the DNS records on their domain to the shopify URL. Shopify itself has a series of base frameworks to allow you to choose from, or you can add your own bespoke framework, which is what Studio55 designed in this case. Although not as many options as the bigger platforms, like Woo Commerce or Magento it serves it’s clientele, with a quick turnaround time and no large upfront cost, the platform costs $29 per month.

If you have an e commerce project that you are interested in getting deployed on the Shopify platform, get in contact with Adam McGreevy at Studio55 today.

 

Month Three at Home

Today mark’s me (Adam) working from home for three months. It’s certainly a new world and way of working, I miss the Studio and the others in there. Benefits we have saw though is clients embracing new technology, such as video conferencing, WhatsApp for Business, people getting “online” a lot more and seeing the benefit of it. Web traffic on the majority of our sites is up significantly, with some of our e – commerce / WordPress with Woo Commerce going up by 500%. The spirit and pro activeness of some of our clients has been unreal, and see the new business opportunities being developed and explored is something that makes me proud of our community in Northern Ireland.

Looking forward to getting back to full capacity and getting the BBQ on again in the near future. The plan is to update you with some of the projects I’ve been working through since late March. In the mean time, take care.

Christmas Holidays Closure

Hi Guys, just a heads up that Studio55 are closing today for the Christmas Holidays. We are closed from Friday 21st December, to Monday 6th January. During this time, this email – adam@studio55.ie will be monitored for support issues only. Emergency cover will be provided during the holidays, and all extra requests will be postponed until our return. From us all, have a great Christmas and Happy New Year, we are looking forward to an exciting 2020!

Studio55 support the Beth McGurk Charity Classic

Studio55’s Managing Director Adam McGreevy recently supported, a great day out at Ardglass Golf Club for the Beth McGurk Charity Classic. Well done to Andrew Davidsonn from Demesne Contracts, playing with the Studio55 4ball, who won with an impressive 2 over par. The guys also managed to win the team competition with the third member of the team Stephen Murray from ubrandit.

£1200 was raised during the Beth McGurk Charity Classic.

Modern Web Design for Graham Secretarial Services

Giving back the gift of time

Graham Secretarial Services provides administrative support as a Virtual Assistant within the business community, supporting small and medium sized Companies as well as Sole Traders and individuals. When Liz approached Studio55, she had recently just undertaken a company rebrand, with new Logo and Corporate Design. Effectively we were given a free reign to produce a design that reflected the style and service provided by Graham Secretarial Services. A modern design was produced in keeping with the new corporate identity. The design was then deployed onto the WordPress Content Management System, which will allow Liz to keep control of the content and updating of her website.

Interested in a wordpress re design? Talk to Studio55.

The Consummate Pro Golf & Travel

Creating the greatest golf experiences in the world

Welcome to the Consummate Pro.

For almost three decades we have been involved in fashioning and delivering unique golf experiences for clients from all over the world. Our forte is creating golf vacations to the UK & Ireland but we deliver memorable golf experience all over the world, from Australia and New Zealand to the Middle East and across the USA. The aim when we start creating every client trip is simple. We set out to produce an unforgettable golf trip that’s ‘your trip, your way’. We listen intently to our clients wishes and desires and then we do everything we can to not only match them, but to exceed them with the itineraries we produce.

Visit their new website – https://theconsummatepro.com/

Studio55 Sponsor U23 Irish Cycling Squad

Studio55 are delioghted to announce a Partnership deal with Team Bio Racer FR Services DHL cycling team for the 2019 / 2020 season. The primary goal of the team is to develop elite U23 riders from Ireland. Adam, Managing Director of Studio55, a keen cyclist himself was keen to be involved from initial stages.

“As part of the sponsorship, Studio55 have provided a Content Management System website, built on the WordPress platform. This platform will allow ease of updating for the management of the team, it’s also an ideal way to showcase the sponsors currently backing the team, as well as giving the right professional image for attracting new sponsors into the team. We are also hosting this platform on a dedicated server, with an SSL certificate, all managed from our Studio, just outside Moira, Co.Armagh.”

Good luck for the remainder of the Season from Studio55

Adam takes on Fore Business Ambassador

Hi Guys – I’ve taken on the Fore Business Ambassador role for the #belfastnorth group at The Royal Belfast Golf Club. —- Below text taken from Fore Golf Facebook

 

Please come and join Arron and I in wishing Adam McGreevy from Studio 55 the very best of luck….!

Adam has put himself “FORE”Ward to run our Belfast North group hosted at Royal Belfast GC.

Adam comes with years of experience in both networking, building networking groups and of course he LOVES his golf…!

New website for Studio55

Studio55, have just relaunched on a new website.

“We aim to try and redesign our site every two years, it’s nice to try and showcase some of the new work and happenings within Studio55. Within the next two months we have some very exciting developments to share with you guys, so check back soon. We have also been making a push on various social media platforms, just to show another side to what we get up to out of work. It’s exciting times!”

Adam McGreevy – Owner of Studio55

UBRANDiT – Branded Merchandise Website now LIVE

UBRANDiT was formed in 2017 but Stephen Murray. With over 20 years industry experience, Stephen started trading as UBRANDiT, to specialise in the production and supply of printed & branded promotional material, serving the UK, Ireland and further afield! With vast knowledge and experience in the printing industry, the aim is to ensure that your branding requirements are fulfilled with 100% satisfaction.

Our sole mission is to provide you with striking promotional materials that demands attention and helps you achieve your marketing goals, at competitive prices.

Whether you are looking for an advertising gift to mail out to your prospects, business gifts for staff retention or a yearly give-away for your existing customers, we can provide a promotional product to suit your precise needs based on your budget and brief to enhance your brand and corporate identity.

We offer exemplary customer service and our attention to detail means you can be confident that your message will be totally accurate avoiding any costly mistakes.

Aeron Wheels CMS – WordPress & Logo Design

Aeron Wheels are located in Co.Down, Northern Ireland. Aeron’s signature products are hand built carbon fibre bicycle wheels, for Road, Mountain Bike and Cyclocross disciplines. For the ultimate everyday carbon fibre wheels, ride Aeron.

With years of wheel building experience Aeron Wheels was the brain child of Ivan Chambers, keen cyclist and member of a local club in Co.Down. Having a passion of cycling and wheel building Ivan began to source and test various products for his own wheels, this developed further into supplying local riders with custom wheel builds. After a few years of research and many miles under his belt and guidance and feedback from other test riders Aeron Wheels was formed with the confidence of supplying industry leading products.

Studio55 provided a CMS content management system for Aeron Wheels built on the wordpress platform, we developed the logo and branding to showcase Ivan’s brand, and created the social media channels and graphics, looking forward to getting onto a set of wheels and trying them out. Check Aeron Wheels out online at www.aeronwheels.co.uk

Nigel Allison Prints Now Available online

Studio55 are pleased to announce a new e commerce website for long term client Nigel Allison. Nigel was born in 1971 at Kellswater, Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland. From an early age I developed drawing and painting skills. I went to collage in Belfast in 1990 and studied Graphic Design. After leaving college, I spend 3 years working as a Graphic Designer for a large advertising company near Belfast. I alway Enjoyed painting and was keen to exploit my talent as an artist.

I had my first solo exhibition at Clotsworthy House art gallery, Co.Antrim in 2000 with over twenty paintings on display. After gaining much recognition as a local artist many of my works are now being exhibited in local galleries. Read more

SSL Certificates and why to get one

Google Chrome have started reporting websites that were not encrypted with an SSL Security Certificate as Insecure. Many of you will have received an email from myself explaining this and showing examples of HTTPS websites vs non secure website formats. Below are some points from my Hosting Team, explaining in more detail why now is the time to act on getting an SSL certificate and converting your website to display the HTTPS version. Read more

Safer Internet Day – It’s today!

Today, 7th February 2017 is Safer Internet Day. I had been planning on writing a piece on this, my hosting company had be contacted by a local school, about sharing a picture on Facebook. We’ve all saw this before, but since it was local I jumped on the bandwagon and shared. I’ll post in a few day how many it has reached, but by lunch today over 200 on my business page.

Back on topic – here is the official press release from safterinternet.org.uk

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Studio55 top of the list

Studio55’s Adam McGreevy was recently in attendance at the Lisburn City and Castlereagh Council Entrepreneur’s event at the Civic Centre in Lisburn. The topic of the day was how to use Social Networking in hand with Actual Face to Face neworking. It was a great event, one similar to what Adam spoke at last year on SEO for small business’. Studio55 are actively involved in a referral organisation based in Lisburn, local business’ supporting each other via word of mouth marketing, if your interested in coming along, contact Studio55 on hello@studio55.ie

Introducing the Belfast Bullfighters

Studio55 have just launched a new CMS website for the Belfast Bullfighters. A project that has been four years in the making, Belfast Bullfighters brings together an incredible cast of musicians to play a unique brand of contemporary Celtic Rock. This collective is headed by Dave Marks, who writes and arranges all of the tunes and features the likes of Darragh Murphy (Pipes & whistles), Donal OConnor (Fiddle), Guthrie Govan (Guitar), Darby Todd (Drums) Matt McGinn (vocals) and many more.

Visit the website – Click here

Noble. Holywood launches new website.

Studio55 are delighted to showcase a new website for one of the newest and best restaurants in the province. Noble, based in Holywood Co.Down opened at the tail end of the summer. Pearson Morris – The Cook, trained in Michelin star kitchen, Saul McConnell – The Butler, best Restaurant manager in Ireland 2015. All of us at Studio55 wish Noble every success, the guys deserve it!

 

5 Reasons your Brand’s Website is Still your Most Important Marketing Tool

Social media marketing has exploded as a practice and has brought with it a wealth of articles discussing the diminishing effect it is having on the importance of a brand’s own website. Some have gone as far as to say that there is now an opportunity to completely remove your company’s website and replace it with a well maintained and strategic social media presence. Whereas this might appear a “cutting edge” strategic move, there are several reasons that a website remains your most important marketing tool:

1. Unrestricted creativity

Every social media platform will restrict in some way how you display your brand and the type of content you share. Examples of frustrations that exist are limits on the size of files that can be uploaded, the character length of a post, the layout of your profile or the dimensions of your artwork.

Such formulaic formatting can make it difficult to stand out from the crowd, particularly for creative brands who need to promote innovation and differentiation as characteristics at the heart of their company.

A good developer will help bring out the non-conformist in you, helping you believe “anything is possible” in website design and development. Building a “bespoke” website is the fast lane to bypass the congestion of the more static brands on social media.

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Virtual Reality Show London

Studio55 have recently launched another new project, the Virtual Reality Show London. Build using a Content Management System, the site showcases what’s on offer at the VR show in April 2017. The site has intergraded with a an external booking system, and has every other element being controlled via the Admin access to the CMS system. Need help with a project like this? Talk to Studio55 today!

 

VIRTUAL REALITY IS A TRULY IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY –  to fully appreciate this incredible tech, you need to experience it for yourself.

In April 2017, London will host the ground-breaking Virtual Reality Show – the first in our international series of interactive VR events. We’ll give 10,000 attendees the opportunity to try out VR products, experience our incredible interactive Show Features and meet the top brands and innovators working in VR today.

Check out the site here – http://www.virtualrealityshow.co.uk/

Another Engineering Firm joins with Studio55

Studio55 have just relaunched a new website for D E Services, based outside Lisburn.

DE Services was launched in 2000 with our clients benefiting from 30 years experience in the industry. Having built up long term relationships with many engineering firms Denis Easton has established DE Services as the leading machine tool repairs and maintenance company in Northern Ireland.

DE Services is the preferred supplier for sole traders through to larger enterprises offering a personable, professional service. We pride ourselves in our ability to carry out maintenance and service achieving ISO 9001 accreditation.

Distributors of world leading brands in measurement and work holding solutions.

DE Services offer a full range of welding solutions. We provide products from global manufacturers and offer full back up for repair and calibration.

 

Click Here to view the website

SEO for Small and Medium Sized Business

Studio55 had the pleasure of talking at a recent event, hosted and ran by Lisburn and Castlereagh council. Studio55 were delighted to be the lead speaker at the event, which was based on what small and medium business’ can do to improve their SEO within their website. We covered what is SEO, what some of the major types of SEO are, as well as including some practical examples of what you can do. If you would like more information on the presentation, or would like to view a copy of the presentation, drop Adam a line at, adam@studio55.ie

Studio55 to Sponsor Lisburn BMX Club

Studio55 are delighted to announce a new sponsorship deal with Lisburn BMX Club. Lisburn BMX Club was reformed in 2012 with the aim of re-introducing BMX cycling to the Lisburn and surrounding areas, establishing a club capable of competing at regional and national levels. It is led by a committee of enthusiastic, hard-working volunteers who have a wealth of experience at Local, Regional and National BMX racing in Ireland. Final touches are currently being put in place at the new purposely built facility at Bells Lane Lisburn, which is due to open within a month. The second round of the national series is due to be held here in May, more to follow.

CLOUD COMPUTING JARGON BUSTER

The Cloud, data on-demand, online storage… however you look at it ‘Cloud Data’ is all around us. If you’re hooked up to the internet in some way (which we assume you are reading this) you are likely to be immersed in Cloud Data some way or another… but what does it all actually mean, what is the meaning and practical use of “Cloud Computing” and how can you utilize it?

In this guide we’re going to take a look of the some the key points around Cloud Computing, how to best utilise cloud data, the change from hardware to Cloud and hopefully quell some of the jargon surrounding the Cloud. Our expert guide in this article is Craig Sharp, MD from Abussi Ltd. Read more

Stuck for a different Christmas Present?

One of Studio55’s clients is Causeway Cycle Adventures. They provide hire bikes and cycling tours around the North Coast. What makes them different is that they also provide tours on E bikes, an E Bike is a pedal assisted bike with helps you pedal via an electric motor, so it’s ideal for people who haven’t been on a bike in a long time, or don’t have the fitness but still want to enjoy the freedom that the bike gives. For 2015 Ivan is offering gift vouchers, it’s worth a look. Check his website out – http://causewaycycleadventures.co.uk/

 

 

Where is my cloud data stored?

Cloud storage has made storing our data a simple and accessible task. But much like using any service over the internet, a security-conscious voice echoes from the back of our minds. Rather than saving your precious data on a hard drive you physically touch and shove under your mattress for safe keeping, cloud storage puts your data in the hands of corporations and placed into the cloud.

For some, that can be a scary thought. Delve into the practices of cloud storage however, and you can grab a little reassurances over where your data is being stored. Read more

Government Propose New Internet Surveillance Laws

The government have come under a heap of criticism recently after announcing some new privacy-reducing internet laws. Included in a draft of the Investigatory Powers Bill, internet firms will be tied to keeping a record of people’s online activity for a total of 12 months.

The bill has been labelled by Prime Minister David Cameron as one of the most important pieces of legislation his current government will pass. After years of intense debate over Britain’s powers of surveillance, three separate committees all recommended a serious overhaul to our legal framework on the issue.

Security chiefs and policing organisations feel reform of their powers is long overdue, with the current legislation described as confusing, fragmented and full of grey areas. Central to their complaints is that the current laws were written before the boom of the digital age, leading to hiding places online for those who are a threat to social security. Read more

MTB Day at Castlewellan Forest Park

Had a great day out at Castlewellan Forest Park with Jonathan and Robin. We hit up the Red MTB trails, it was Robin’s first time out at the trails, we had a great time and all home in one piece! Team building at it’s best and what better way to spend a Friday afternoon. We’ll be organising a Christmas ride out soon, many of Studio55’s clients are from the Cycling community, so there will be a road and MTB spin coming up. Stay tuned! We had a great coffee and buns in Hillyard House – check out their website http://hillyardhouse.co.uk/

Warmflow Charity Golf Day

Studio55’s Adam McGreevy took part in Warmflow’s charity golf day in Banbridge Golf Club a few days ago. It was a team event, and Adam was playing on Reach EPS’s golf team. The event was raising money for the Cancer Fund for Children, a local charity based here in Northern Ireland. The team managed to finish second, great golf but even more delighted to announce that over £5000 was raised for Cancer Fund for Children. To read more about this charity, visit their website – http://www.cancerfundforchildren.com/  A big thankyou goes out to Stephen from Reach EPS who invited me up to the event to represent them, I was honored to to selected, thanks again Stephen. To view some of the range that Reach provide, click here – http://reacheps.clothingrange.co.uk/catalogue.asp

Microsoft Hosted Exchange Training

Two members of Studio55 were down in Dublin yesterday at Microsoft headquarters, attending training on Hosted Exchange and Azure services. Many will be asking, what is that, or what does it mean to me? The majority of clients within Studio55 are now running their email service with Microsoft, on their Hosted Exchange platform.

Studio55 in-line with our IT partner IPS can deliver day-to-day management of your email services so you can stay focused on your business. We make it simple for your company to communicate and get things done by offering a variety of reliable, business-class email solutions to meet your needs.

We are currently offering FREE migration onto this platform. Without doubt, at this stage, this is the industry leading platform for business class email. Costs start from £6 per month, the training attended has allowed us to build on our current platform, allowing easier migration of email services for our clients as well as planning and implementing future beneficial functionality to clientèle on the Hosted Exchange Platform.

Interested in migrating on this platform? Contact Us today! We’ve some exciting news regarding our relationship with Microsoft due for publishing next week.

 

The Sunflower Trophy 2015

Over the weekend I attended the Sunflower races here in Northern Ireland. This is traditionally the season finale, as it combines as the final round of the Irish Superbike Championship. I made a late call on going, having had history with the event, with sponsored rides and clients being past winners, I’d heard on of our clients was on his last outing for a while in the superbike class. It was great seeing David Haire starting from the front row of the grid, he had a great meeting. It was also nice to see our other clients represented at the event as both sponsors of riders, teams and the event itself. Boyce Precision Engineering were present, as an event sponsor, as well as team and rider sponsors for Jonny Campbell, Wilson Craig racing and of course supplying parts to one of the leading Irish Superbike teams. It was good to see the EHA Group represented as one of the sponsors on one of the bikes. Studio55 would be interested in some sponsorship opportunities for both rider or team for the 2016 season. If interested, drop us a line at, hello@studio55.ie.

Cheers, Adam McG

New Website for Studio55

Hi Guys, we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new website. Our website has been redesigned to allow us to blog directly on our site as we had previously. The plan is to keep you up to date with happenings within Studio55 as well as client news, industry articles and how the cycling team is progressing. Be sure to check back soon.

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