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What people say
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Some client testimonials
As a small organisation with limited in-house expertise, Thirty8 has been a lifeline for us. This is a friendly, down-to-earth agency that is deeply committed to helping arts & heritage organisations with their digital. Mike took the time to get to know our organisation, and has consistently gone beyond the call of duty to support and advise us. Thanks to Thirty8, the apparent complexities of our digital ambitions have become far less daunting, and we are making great leaps in pursuing our digital goals.
Stefan Marianski, Digital Officer, Freud Museum
Project: Freud Museum
I have worked with Thity8 Digital in the past and it was an easy decision to work with them again on a new project. This time it was to evaluate the Britten-Pears Foundation’s digital offer and work on a two-phased website project.
I knew I was in safe hands to deliver a new website on a limited budget and on an even tighter deadline. They supported me throughout the process and project managed to perfection. Phase one of the website is complete and I am look forward to working with them again on phase two later this year.
Ella Roberts, Communications Manager, Britten-Pears Foundation
Project: Britten-Pears Foundation
Thirty8 Digital helped enormously with MoDA’s online presence. They made some great suggestions that have made a big difference in the short term, and helped us achieve greater clarity on new developments in the longer term. Brilliant!
Zoë Hendon, Head of Collections, MoDA
Project: Museum of Domestic Architecture digital strategy
Thirty8 Digital were fantastic to work with – they were friendly and very helpful throughout the process of building our heritage website. We had particular ideas about what we wanted from the website and they were able to make them happen. It was important for us to work with a company who understands archive collections and we would recommend them for any similar projects. A key requirement of our website was to make it as accessible as possible and Thirty8 Digital were very responsive around developing accessible content.
Annie Ward, Heritage Project Manager, Leonard Cheshire Disability
Project: Leonard Cheshire Rewind website
We are generating a huge amount of rich multimedia and narrative which we wanted to publish online to complement our exhibitions programme. User research has shown that our audiences engage better with longer form content rather than just a database front-end.
Thirty8 Digital developed a stunning, flexible theme which allows us to rapidly develop narrative content in a way which is complementary to the exhibition development process.
Mark Pajak, Head of Digital, Bristol Museums
Project: Bristol Museums storytelling
We chose Thirty8 Digital to create our new website as they have a great track record within the heritage sector. They understood our time pressures and our need to reflect a range of sites, venues and services. They responded to our brief with a well-received design, and gave realistic and practical recommendations to delivering the website in our timeframe. I felt the team put in a lot of effort and dealt well with various challenges along the way.
The website has really lifted our online offer and we have received lots of positive comments about the site. It’s also really easy and quick to update. We are pleased to be working again with Thirty8 Digital as we develop our site towards the next phase of our Plymouth History Centre project. The knowledge that Mike and the team have in all manner of systems is really valuable and this seems to be continually growing!
Fiona Booth, Digital Engagement Officer, Plymouth City Council
Project: Plymouth Arts & Heritage website
We knew we made the right decision to work with Thirty8 Digital from the get go. Their knowledge of the heritage, digital and marketing world is second-to-none and their friendliness and enthusiasm for our complex project made the experience all the more enjoyable. They took the time to understand the many changes to our organisation (name change, new branding and new offer) and project managed the job to perfection. And it’s not the end, they are invested in our future and we have plans in place to make our new website bigger and better than it already is. We have had such positive feedback from our peers that I have enjoyed recommending Thirty8 Digital to them all!
Ella Roberts, Handel & Hendrix in London Communications Officer
Project: Handel House Museum website
We chose Thirty8 Digital to work on our Designated World Cultures website because of their experience in working with collections data and their solid reputation in the museum sector.
Their work with our Collections Database website’s API to pull object data and images into the new website and making it a seamless part of the overall product delivered exactly what we hoped for. We also used the new website as an opportunity to create an online look and feel around the RAMM branding. Thirty8 Digital were positive and responsive in testing this and in helping extend a print brand into a web product.
The new website needed to be responsive to reflect the rise in visitors accessing the website via mobile. Thirty8 Digital responded to this, and contributed to clarifying the navigation and site content for visitors. Importantly Thirty 8 digital delivered on time, on budget and facilitated the development through collaborative software.
Rick Lawrence, Digital Media Officer, Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Project: Royal Albert Memorial Museum, World Cultures
Thirty8 Digital certainly made, what seemed a challenging project, run smoothly. By gauging the full staff’s opinion on the old website and where we should be heading with a new one, Thirty8 Digital were able to combine everyone’s thoughts and help us create a clean, easy to navigate, informative website with plenty of scope for further development.
With regular scheduled meetings, translations of anything & everything technological, contacts with designers and fellow consultants, and bringing everything together meant that, alongside our hardworking website team, we were able not only to stick to schedule but get a little ahead!
After the website’s launch, the continued support we have received from Thirty8 Digital has been wonderful. While we may not now be in constant communication with Mike and Rachel, as we take on the maintenance of the site ourselves, the fact they are only a phone call or email away is of great reassurance; especially when a need arises and it is sorted in no time at all.
Helen Hayden, Head of Marketing
Project: American Museum website
Working with Thirty 8 Digital is one trick you can’t afford to miss!
Head of Marketing, Royal Cornwall Museum
Project: Royal Cornwall Museum
Freud Museum is a small organisation with limited in-house expertise, and Thirty8 Digital has been a lifeline for us. This is a friendly, down-to-earth agency that is deeply committed to helping arts & heritage organisation with their digital. Mike took the time to get to know our organisation, and has consistently gone beyond the call of duty to support and advise us. Thanks to Thirty8, the apparent complexities of our digital ambitions have become far less daunting, and we are making great leaps in pursuing our digital goals.
Stefan Marianski, Education & Digital Strategy Officer
Project: Freud Museum: digital strategy
The report that Thirty8 Digital developed is packed full of good information and recommendations and I think it is is going to be extremely useful as we move forwards
Linda Spurdle, Digital Manager, Birmingham Museums Trust
Project: Birmingham Museums Trust website scoping report
You and your team have provided us with an excellent piece of work which we can build on or update if we need to for a stage 1 application
Sue Woolgar, Collections Manager, Southampton City Council
Project: Engine Room
Thirty8 Digital are rather like a good pair of thigh-high boots. Bold, comfortable and they help you stand out from the crowd, but the engineering is top notch. A perfect combination of solid engineering and loveliness.
Project: Mark Stevenson
Thirty8 Digital have provided us with a great looking new website. Mike and his team were a pleasure to work with, accommodating our uncontrollably changing deadlines and working patiently to help us – 100% website novices – to understand the technical aspects of the project that we had to be exposed to (and Mike was very good at keeping this to a minimum). I felt in safe hands throughout and am really happy with the end product. It was a pleasure to work with Thirty8.
Angela Hind, Director, Medical Research Foundation
Project: Medical Research Foundation website
I can wholeheartedly recommend Mike and Rachel who have been the power behind the scene of our website and social media presence at the Bath Half for three years now.
As a small web-based business delivering personal service to tens of thousands of customers, the tone and content of our digital communications is our lifeblood. Thirty8 Digital met and exceeded our expectations. Rachel sensitively developed and applied our brief, and delivered required content in an assured tone, within timelines. It took a lot of pressure off us during our busiest trading period. We’d be happy to recommend her to other clients seeking similar services
Besides being 120% technically reliable and willing to work whenever, they are well ahead of the game in terms of IT development and easy routes to achieve goals, instead of expensive custom builds. It doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated to work.
Plus they are 100% easy going and approachable, and so very patient holding our non-techie hands through the scary digital world – to achieve quite startling results.
Andrew Taylor, Race Director
Project: Bath Half Marathon: website development and digital communication
When we wanted to make updates to our website we needed a web developer that would be able to take a complex, in-depth issue and present it in a fun, professional, coherent, comprehensive and navigable way, and Thirty8 did not disappoint! It was an absolute pleasure dealing with the Thirty8 team. They were immediately responsive to any queries and their creativity and patience made working with them a real delight. If you are looking to create nice web content around your organisation and initiative then Thirty8 are a great partner. I would highly recommend them.
David Addison – Virgin Group
Project: Virgin Earth Challenge website
Working with Thirty8 was an absolute pleasure. They are friendly and approachable, but totally professional and delivered what we asked them for on time and to a standard that exceeded our expectations.
Steve Boneham, Consultant Trainer, JISC NetSkills
Project: JISC Netskills training resources
Interesting, engaging, great knowledge, simply explained, overally just great! I would definitely work with Mike if I have an opportunity in my job and I would definitely recommend him as he is knowledgeable and has an ability to create trust between him and the audience.
Lenka Cmelakova, MA student
Project: Bath Spa University workshop
Thirty8 Digital developed a Google Analytics workshop for a team of our staff with a wide range of digital competencies. Mike tailored it perfectly to the needs of the group and was a thoroughly engaging speaker/facilitator. What was made this session particularly useful was Mike’s comprehensive knowledge and experience of how to develop digital engagement in the cultural heritage sector. Highly recommended
John Coburn, Digital Coordinator, TWAM
Project: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museum Google Analytics training
“Thirty8 Digital came highly recommended to us and we are delighted with the results. They have delivered a fantastic website at a very reasonable cost. Thirty8 Digital took the time to understand what we were trying to achieve and explained the technical aspects clearly and succinctly. Mike’s wide-ranging advice, from services our website should offer, to engaging with social media and monitoring traffic was invaluable. Our website not only looks great, but it is easy for us to use, which is a real plus!! Thanks Rachel and Mike!”
Paula Higgins, CEO of HomeOwners Alliance
Project: HomeOwners Alliance website
Blue Sail worked with Rachel and Mike on a project helping the South West’s top museums grow cultural tourism. The sound, practical advice and imaginative ideas they offered to the museums on digital marketing were perfectly pitched. Rachel and Mike were easy to work with – unfailingly positive and constructive – and we would love to collaborate more in future.
Lorna Easton, Director of Blue Sail
Project: MLA ‘Culture on Tour’ project
We wanted a new website developed for our unit in preparation for the 100 year anniversary of the MRC. Thirty8 Digital came recommended to us and we are more than happy with the finished result. During the development stage we were kept involved during each step of the process and they were very receptive to last minute changes that came up while the site was being created. After the launch of the site they have been quick to assist with any issues that have cropped up and Mike came up to see us to deliver some onsite training that meant we were able to start updating and making changes to the site ourselves. I would have no hesitation in recommending Thirty8 digital to future potential clients.
Project: Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit website
Thirty8 Digital were fantastic. They guided us through the process without making us feel stupid, kept in close touch, listened to what we wanted, coped with us changing our mind about things and still delivered on time. The site and animation produced have been incredibly well received by the public and by government. We would recommend Thirty8 Digital unreservedly.
Rich Mitchell, Professor of Health and Environment
Project: Measuring Big Society
The team at KCA London loved working with Mike and Rachel of Thirty8 Digital. Their technical expertise, creativity and iterative approach to website development meant that, together, we have produced a website we are really proud of. Mike and Rachel really took the time to understand who we were as a company and what we wanted our website to achieve. The training was fantastic, meaning we have complete autonomy over our website content and a thorough understanding of how social media can improve web traffic. Working with Mike & Rachel has inspired us to communicate our own stories as well as we communicate others.
Kate Cole, Managing Partner
Project: KCA website