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Digital Rockstars

 

The digital world is full of TLAs (three letter acronyms) it's like a whole 'nother language. At Digital Doodle we speak less geek and focus on ROI, so you can LOL all the way to the bank without the WTF. 

Digital Doodle is a multimedia collective based in Christchurch, New Zealand. We offer a range of digital design services at extremely competitive prices, without sacrificing quality. We are able to do this through being a collective, calling upon resource as each project requires and retaining low overheads. 

We focus on small business solutions, so whether you need a website, social media campaign, Google AdWords, logo, brochure, or any marketing activity we can help. 


FAQ

How much will A Website cost?

$1,500. Generally. That's refreshing eh, an upfront realistic indication of cost and not a bad one at that. Digital Doodle specialise in small business solutions so our average websites (much like the ones you'll see below) are around this value. For an online store this would be around $3,500. 

Will there be ongoing costs?

Yes. Websites are much like cars, they need fuel, servicing and maybe one one day you'll want to turbocharge it, or add a cup holder. The most common and predictable costs are hosting and domains. Hosting for our typical websites would be around $200 a year, with the domains (ie www.digitaldoodle.co.nz) being around $30 per year. For an online store the hosting may be around $200 per month, and then transaction fees on top of 2% or so depending on your payment gateway. At Digital Doodle we only use maintained CMSs (content management systems). What that means is we won't hit you with a bill every month to update your CMS as the platforms we use release all updates automatically and within the hosting cost. 

CMS, Content Management System... does that mean I can edit my own content?

Yes! We use SquareSpace for most websites, and Shopify for online stores. These are two incredibly slick and easy to use CMSs. Editing content is easier than adding a TradeMe listing! Now we'd forgive you for not believing us on that, as if you've ever used a clunky CMS of yesteryear that may seem like utter balderdash, so let us show you - make a time to have a chat

What is a responsive website and why do I need one?

A responsive website is simply a website that adapts in size to a users device, ie their desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. You know those little three horizontal lines for a menu when you view a site on your phone these days? That's called a hamburger menu, one of the many responsive design techniques to allow for better content consumption on small screens. Responsive design removes the need for the old 'pinch and zoom' in-and-out-and-in-and-out to make text legible on handheld devices. What was a nice to have is very much a critical performance factor of a website now with Google prioritising their rankings of mobile friendly websites. And how do people find things these days? They Google it. 

I get a lot of emails from Nigeria saying they can get me #1 on Google, Sounds good?

Great, maybe check your spam settings. If someone claims they can get you on the first page or ranked #1 on Google chances are they're intending on using 'black hat' techniques or they're also totally going to send you that £6,000,000 inheritance they just can't trust anyone else with... Google is a very large, sophisticated company with lots of whizz brained propeller heads building complex algorithms to ensure the most relevant content for a search is ranked first. Which figures; Google's sole objective is to direct people to the website that will give the user the greatest value, it's how they stay the number 1 search engine. And unless you can honestly say your website for the corner dairy that sells Coke is more relevant to the consumer than the Coke Facebook page when they search for "enter Coke competition" then maybe we should be content with ranking #2. 

Spotting spam / malicious / phishing emails is becoming more challenging each day as these cunning folk get even craftier, and this is common and alluring spam, however it is also risky. 'Black hat' SEO (search engine optimisation) techniques will eventually be noticed by Google and your domain can be blacklisted. That means no ranking, at all. We've seen people get hit and it is a difficult recovery process. If you want to know more simply Google 'black hat seo'. 

If you want to rank well on search engines it's kind of like the basic reality of eat well and exercise to stay in shape - you need a well built website with good code and structure, as many other good sites linking back to you as possible and most importantly - relevant, quality content. 

Recent Work


Global Research

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Logo design 
  • Website design & development
  • Business card design
  • Poster & infographic design

ABOUT Global Research

Global Research are qualitative research analysis specialists. Digital Doodle work with Global Research on a regular basis to provide strategic marketing advice, collateral and graphic design.

Also completed recently was the new Global Research website featuring case studies, key service areas and latest news articles. 

We have loved our relationship with Digital Doodle over the last three years – they respond quickly to our requests, but also challenge and push us to move beyond our preconceptions to present our full value to the world. Doodle not only provides technical and design excellence, but combines business nous. We cannot either look fantastic and engaging or present our story in a way that sells – we have to do both. Kat projects our brand with style and professionalism and authentically packages our story to present our value to the world – Digital Doodle is digital genius.
— Patrick O'Neill, Managing Director, Global Research

FFNZ (Forests for New Zealand) 

Services Provided

  • Logo design 
  • Website design & development
  • Vehicle signage
  • Business card design

About FFNZ

As a new business, FFNZ required a brand and marketing collateral for their launch. Digital Doodle provided all of their requirements from logo to website to vehicle signage. 


Blush Beauty & Skin

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SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Website design & development
  • Graphic design
  • Strategic marketing advice

ABOUT Blush Beauty & Skin

Blush Beauty & Skin is a beauty spa in Rolleston. Digital Doodle have been working with Blush for over 5 years, building their first website in 2009 and then relaunching their new, responsive website in 2016.  


The Institution

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Logo design 
  • Website design & development
  • Business card design
  • Building signage
  • Social media marketing

ABOUT The Institution

The Institution is a craft beer and cocktail bar in New Regent St, Christchurch. They required a logo, signage, website, business cards for the launch of the bar.

Digital Doodle have recently rebuilt their website in SquareSpace with full menu detail and soon-to-be-launched online bookings. 

Doodle have drummed up significant band awareness around The Institution in very little time, building a loyal following with strong social media engagement.
— Ryan Gebbie, Co-Owner, The Institution

Hot Damn!

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Logo design 
  • Ecommerce website design & development
  • Business card design
  • Store signage
  • Email campaigns
  • Social media marketing
  • Google AdWords

ABOUT Hot Damn!

Hot Damn! is a lingerie boutique, originally a physical store that then transitioned to online only in 2015. Digital Doodle have been working with Hot Damn! since 2011, providing all brand, marketing and digital requirements, 


SRS New Zealand

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Website design & development
  • DVD production

ABOUT SRS New Zealand

SRS New Zealand is a local sawmilling company that produces timber products for the domestic and export markets, Digital Doodle have built three websites for SRS over the years,
and continue to provide digital support. 

The website Doodle designed and launched for us has generated a surprising number of enquiries. Many of these have been converted into sales, both nationally and internationally. We are very impressed with how the site portrays SRS as modern and professional company.
— Paul Gillett, CEO

Flowers Girls

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Logo design 
  • Ecommerce website design & development
  • Digital marketing advice

ABOUT Flower Girls

FlowerGirls are a florist in Halswell, New Zealand. Digital Doodle built their first ecommerce website in 2009, and launched their new responsive online store in 2015. Olivia from Flower Girls has a very distinctive style and feel for the store and business, which Digital Doodle worked with her to incorporate in the website design. 

I’m really pleased with the site, we have been getting lots of good feedback from it which is great and quite surprised that we are getting orders through it already!
— Olivia Stewart, Owner

DesignA Electronics

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Website design & development 

ABOUT DesignA Electronics

Two websites were created for DesignA Electronics by Digital Doodle, one for DDS and this one above, for the main DesignA corporate website. The two were required to feature similar designs
for consistency of brand and ensure a clean, professional feel.

 


Home For Sale

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Website design & development 
  • Online marketing

ABOUT Home For Sale

This property in Rolleston needed some help standing out from the competition. 


Get In Touch

FREE QUOTE

We love meeting new businesses and getting to know how you work. Contact us to arrange a free, no pressure meeting where we can have a chat about your business and how we might be able to assist.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! Please contact us on any of the details below for to discuss your digital requirements and arrange for a free consultation.

Phone : 021 994 407

Email: info@digitaldoodle.co.nz

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