2016: A Year in Review

Ola Bello By Ola Bello on 20th Dec 2016,

2016 has been a year of many ups and downs, it has brought us Brexit,Theresa May, Andy Murray becoming world’s number 1 and a dismal performance by England at the Euros. But what has it brought Estate Apps?

It’s was a huge year for Estate Apps - not only for our team but for our forward thinking clients who have built their business with us. As 2017 nears, we take a look back at some of the best moments from 2016!

New office and New recruits

We kickstarted 2016 by moving into a bigger, more spacious office which was essential for us as we continue to grow. Not only did we relocate, but we’ve also expanded and recruited two new members who have settled in fantastically well. Here’s a brief message from them both:

Kat - I joined in March to undertake the social media management for Estate Apps. With a love for all things digital media related, the role has been a perfect fit for me. Even more than that though, the team are awesome which makes the ‘work’ not like work at all. We’ve had a great year together and I look forward to what 2017 has in store for us.

Ola - From my very first day here at Estate Apps, I sensed a real strength of unity and togetherness in the team, which has unsurprisingly been the backbone for recent successes. They welcomed me with open arms and I can only be grateful for everything they have done for me. It's been an absolute pleasure to work with the team and I’m looking forward to the new year, onwards and upwards!

Events

NAEA Masterclasses

Due to the meteoric rise in recent years of social media as a marketing tool, estate agents have been keen to see how they can incorporate this into their strategy. With social media being one of our specialisms, it was great for us to deliver numerous masterclasses for NAEA across several different regions.  

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Introbiz (Wales Biggest Business Expo)

As ever, we’re constantly striving for ways to expand and Introbiz Expo provided us the platform to do so. The event was based in Cardiff and was crammed with over 250 exhibitors and 10 keynote speakers. There were plenty of things to take away, from the plethora of business cards, to the lovely networking and the knowledge gained from the insightful keynote speakers. Making the occasion sweeter was the nearby sight of our good friends from Citrus Content, who we enjoyed a lovely meal with to end the occasion.

Milestones and Awards

Twitter Milestone:

On December 20th 2015, 4000 followers, nearly a year on, We now have over 5,700 followers. We’d like to thank each and every one of our followers for their ongoing dedication to our mission of inspiring and educating estate agents about digital marketing.

Award for best video marketing award:

Our promotional strategy for Introbiz saw us win the best marketing video award and to receive such prestigious recognition for our work was a real honour. We believe this is total testament to all the creative work we have done this past year and hopefully there will be many more awards in the new year.  We now have over

Award winning website for Lumley Estates

We helped Lumley Estates win the Dezrez website of the month award and we couldn't have been more delighted for them. Their website, was described by Dezrez as ‘clean and simple whilst still supporting the brand’.

Our appearance in the Estate Agent Today article

The web designs for our clients Lumley Estates and Rockett Home Rental gained attention from Estate Agent Today who wrote an article on the incorporated video footage that was integrated onto our client’s website homepage.

With trends showing that nearly 70% of web traffic will be video views from 2017, we recommended video footage that could be incorporated onto their website for our forward-thinking clients, Rockett Home Rentals and Lumley Estates. This was a resounding success and featuring in the Estate Agent Today was great but the biggest triumph was from our clients who were delighted with their websites.

AVRillo Project

AVRillo are conveyancing solicitors, founded by the Piccirillo brothers, Angelo and Tony. They come with a vast amount of knowledge and experience, hence why they have won a staggering 16 awards in just 12 months. They have been an absolute pleasure to work with and we can’t wait for 2017 where we expect to see more developments.

2016 has seen us make a number of changes to AVRillo’s website with the emphasis put on making the website more user-friendly and also more SEO driven. The whole structure of the site has changed and we expect more changes to happen in the new year with new apps on the horizon, so watch out for this space!  

2016 has been an incredible year and we expect more of the same excitement in 2017. As a company that prides itself on designing quality responsive websites, social and content management, we’d like to thank each and everyone of our clients for their continued support. We’re excited for what 2017 holds for us and our clients.

We wish you a very special Christmas and a wonderful New year!

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