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CuCo Creative is a integrated branding, strategic, digital agency based in Bournemouth, Dorset that provides creative marketing and advertising solutions to the South Coast, stretching as far as London, UK. CuCo are a RAR recommended agency, a RAR award-winning agency plus DBA members and a D&AD accredited marketing, digital, design, branding agency. We are a creative marketing agency who are experts in delivering integrated marketing campaigns in all areas of branding, advertising, marketing, digital, ecommerce, design, web design and development, WordPress – and offer a strategic approach to marketing consultancy for Bournemouth, Dorset, London, Bristol, Southampton, the South West and beyond.

CuCo’s creative agency HQ is located in the sunny Silicon South of Bournemouth. We’re a branding agency, marketing agency, advertising agency, digital agency, WordPress agency, creative agency, print agency and design agency all integrated into one agency – making CuCo your perfect branding and marketing partner without heavy London agency fees.

Our Bournemouth-based digital, marketing and design teams work together to deliver a wide range of website development skills to a variety of marketing projects for your brand. Our digital services includes web design search engine optimisation (SEO), html emails & email marketing, Google Adwords/pay per click (PPC), database driven websites, content management systems (CMS), social media management, WordPress websites and ecommerce websites.

CuCo are also a creative print management agency, offering full colour lithographic through to short run or personalised digital printing services. We are experts in paper stocks, print finishes, folding techniques and FSC printing. Whether it is rolling out your new brand across creative marketing collateral, print advertising, business cards, business stationary (letterheads and comp slips), packaging, point of sale (POS), brochures, leaflets, flyers or making your brand come to life with illustration or photography, CuCo are the perfect creative marketing agency and web design agency for Bournemouth and London and everywhere in between.

We are a branding agency that is passionate about driving sales through clever social media advertising and marketing, web design and the development of ecommerce websites and WordPress websites, creative advertising ideas and digital marketing campaigns and are constantly winning new clients all the time. So when you business needs to generate leads, refresh your branding or advertising, or improve your website, speak to advertising agency CuCo about our range of creative marketing solutions for your brand.

Whatever your marketing or advertising requirements may be, CuCo Creative are the marketing agency with the branding agency expertise and marketing knowledge and experience to produce your next marketing campaign, whatever the budget or your location – Bournemouth, Dorset, Hampshire, London, Southampton, Bristol or beyond. Call marketing agency CuCo today to discuss your brand on 01202 911959.

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Why choose WordPress for your CMS

Here at CuCo, we love using WordPress as a CMS – we use it power our own site and that of most of our clients. The simplicity of the admin side of WordPress means that our clients not only receive an excellently designed and built website from us but they are also able to easily edit the site themselves.

WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the internet – with over 50 million WordPress powered sites Worldwide. It is used by over 14.7% of Alexa internet’s ‘top 1 million’ websites and as of August 2011 powers 22% of all new websites.

Some well known brands that use WordPress are:

  • Pepsi
  • Nokia
  • Nikon
  • Sony
  • Reuters
  • The New York Times
  • Fisher Price
  • And…CuCo!

An example of a website we’ve recently produced can be found here – the client contacted us because they specifically wanted a website using WordPress.

Here are 10 reasons why WordPress is so popular and why we use it for most of our clients:

  1. It’s free and cost-effective
    The most obvious advantage of WordPress is that the source code is completely free and doesn’t come with any hidden costs. This makes it a very cost-effective code base to choose if you require a new or re-designed website and one which you can easily edit yourself.
  2. Very user-friendly
    Once we’ve completed a website for a client using WordPress they can easily update content themselves, using a ‘simple text editor’ which allows you to make quick and easy changes without having to come back to us (although we are always on the other end of the phone if any help is required at any stage!).
  3. Brilliant for search engine optimisation
    The coding and structure of WordPress means that it is great for search engines. Plus, WordPress comes with several built in SEO tools, including the ability to use .htaccess to create apparently static URLs called permalinks, blogrolling and pinging. There are also a number of third party plugins and hacks which can be used for SEO.
  4. Fully customisable
    As well the excellent functionality which comes with the basic package of WordPress you are also able to add plug-ins to fully customise your site; photo galleries, sliders, shopping carts, forums, maps, forms – the list is virtually endless. The most popular ones which we use for clients are contact forms, twitter feeds and newsletter subscriptions.
  5. Built in blog
    With blogs becoming more popular by clients as a way of improving rankings on search engine sites such as Google, the WordPress blog functionality is one of the best. It allows for; categories, tags, threaded commenting, easy theming, widgets and anti-spam solutions – plus much more!
  6. Easily accessible from anywhere
    WordPress sites are usually built on relatively simple and accessible technologies. The web pages render HTML and CSS allowing them to show up on iPhones, Blackberrys, Android, iPad etc. It’s also easy for alternative browsers such as text only browsers which are excellent for those with disabilities.
  7. Your website can stay current
    With WordPress you can easily update to the current version – just by clicking a button. With no worries about compatibility with other software and networks.
  8. Interaction with visitors
    The WordPress blog allows visitors to leave messages or posts which means you can have interaction with potential and current clients.
  9. Multiple users
    Your company may need to have several people updating your site – for instance different blog authors. With WordPress you can easily create individual accounts for each user and assign them with different access levels.
  10. Support
    WordPress is supported by a large base of developers who are constantly improving the offering – which means you are always getting improvements in technology, completely free.

WordPress 3.3 has now been released here are the top five things you need to know about the latest version:

New media uploader – the uploader now allows you to drag and drop, so it’s easy to get video and photos onto your blog.
Pop-up menus – forget endlessly scrolling through menus trying to find what you need, hidden options now pop-up with a mouse scrollover.
iPad optimised – so you can blog from the comfort of your tablet.
Improved co-editing – when that pop-up “Mike is currently editing this post” crops up, it now actually means he is editing that post, not that he was looking at it an hour ago.
Tumblr import – You could always import your other social media, but now Tumblr has been added, making filling your site with endless images much easier.

The above points are just the main advantages of using WordPress for your CMS – to find out just how it be beneficial for you, get in touch. Call us on 01202 911959 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required

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