Category: distilled
  • A New CEO at Distilled

    In order to avoid any confusion, I thought I’d start with the facts: Last month, Will Critchlow took the reins as CEO of Distilled. Co-founder Duncan Morris is moving to become Chairman and will be bolstering our growing investment in R&D. That’s the punchline, but I’m sure it raises as many... Read more

  • Pinterest: Not Just Interior Design & Cats - There’s Real Money To Be Had

    Think Pinterest, and you might think it’s just a platform for perving over rainbow layered cakes, or watching people try and fail at recreating hairstyles that require scaffolding and a week off work to achieve. The thing is, Pinterest is a whole lot more than that. It’s a money spinner, and one that’s crazily underutilised by businesses. Want to see some facts and figures and some unnecessary caps lock? OF COURSE, YOU DO. Read more

  • You Could be a Better Presenter, Here’s How

    Get to grips with all elements of presenting, from nailing your key messages, to getting quality feedback, designing your slidedeck and tips for the day itself.

    And if you're a fan of TED talks, check out the free video of Aaron Weyenberg that we've included in this post. Read more

  • The Schedule is Now Live! Paradise Awaits...

    The SearchLove San Diego 2014 schedule is now live, folks! So let’s see what’s in store this September 11th and 12th for our annual West Coast conference. After all, it’s just 4 weeks until Paradise Point is overun by eager online marketers. If the conference is anything like last... Read more

  • The Long and Short of Responsive Design

    This is a guest post from Corey Eastman of design and development whizz kids, Climax Media, the enterprise web architect agency who help both large enterprises and funded startups innovate through connected web platforms. When conjuring up ideas for our Creative month here on the blog, we couldn’t... Read more

  • Expecting the Unexpected: Edge Cases in Web Design

    In 1976, Swiss watchmakers Omega were responsible for constructing the scoreboards for the Montreal Olympics. No gymnast had ever achieved a perfect 10.00, and the IOC maintained that it was “not possible”.

    When creating a user interface, it’s easy to assume that everything will turn out like you expect. Distilled's Front End Developer, Richard Westenra prepares us for the unexpected when it comes to design. Read more

  • Researching Creative Ideas: 10 Dos and Don’ts

    Back in March, I spoke at BrightonSEO on the not-so-SEO subject of design. Slightly taken aback by the love I got from Slideshare and Twitter for my speaker deck, I thought it time to do a quick refresher, focusing specifically on the often-overlooked research and analysis stage in these... Read more

  • The Doctor Will See You Now: In conversation with Content Strategist, James Gunter

    Doctor Who fanatic, bourbon swiller and content strategy buff. These are just a few of the things we know about content strategist James Gunter. Catching up with Gunter in his Salt Lake City dwelling, TARDIS themed mug in hand, we caught up with the strategist for a bit of a tête-à-tête on Google... Read more

  • Why Niche Markets Should Keep Big Websites Up at Night

    “Uneasy is the head that wears the crown” – Shakespeare In his recent Webmaster video, Matt Cutts talks about how to compete in search with other well established brands online: How on earth are we supposed to compete with them? They rank for everything! We get a very similar question from a lot of... Read more

  • Invite Your Audience Backstage: 4 Tips For Making Content About Your Business

    Taking viewers ‘behind the scenes’ has been a staple of DVD extras for years – it’s a relatively cheap way to create additional content for hardcore fans to enjoy. The Game of Thrones crew, say, have gone all out on their ‘backstage’ strategy, with a dedicated blog full of production notes made... Read more

  • The Only Way is Up: This Week’s DistilledLive Video

    This week we’re pretty excited to be hosting the very first DistilledU Masterclass. During this jam-packed day, our expert consultants will give an introduction to search marketing at a central London venue. Here’s Bridget Randolph and Tom Anthony to explain it all a bit better… You can read... Read more

  • Is the Internet Making Us More Intelligent as a Society?

    This week the internet turned 25. Hard to imagine a time without it, huh? But how much is it doing to expand our minds and share knowledge? Is the internet really making us more intelligent? “The internet makes those giants easier to find” “It is quietly eroding our ability to... Read more