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Welcome to Digital Storm, Bournemouth’s premier digital design and marketing agency! We are a team of professionals dedicated to helping businesses of all sizes succeed in the digital world. Our services range from web design and development, to branding and marketing, to SEO and more.

No matter your goals or budget, our team of experts can provide the right solution to help you reach your goals. With 20 years of experience and a commitment to excellence, we are confident that we can make your business a success.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. We look forward to sharing our insights, tips, and stories with you.

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#DigitalStorm20 Competition

#DigitalStorm20 Competition

Joining our #DigitalStorm20 competition is as simple as sharing a smile! Dig through your photo albums and uncover those cherished memories from the past two decades. Whether it's a spontaneous adventure, a heartwarming moment with loved ones, or a hilarious escapade,...

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My Work Experience at Digital Storm

My Work Experience at Digital Storm

Hello, my name is Isabella, and I'm currently doing my work experience at Digital Storm for 2 weeks. As of right now, I’m 15 and a year 10 at Bournemouth School for Girls and I'm very interested in digital work and design for my future so Digital Storm will help me to...

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Is Email Marketing Worth Your Time?

Is Email Marketing Worth Your Time?

The first thing you want to know is whether email marketing is effective, right? You’re probably hoping I can give you a straightforward answer. A simple yes, or no perhaps? Often, articles like this spend 1,000 words to argue both sides of the story. 10 minutes of...

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Pizza, ping pong and a new office

Pizza, ping pong and a new office

We’ve had a big week. After almost 18 months of working from home, we’ve moved back into a brand new office. We’ve also taken on a Marketing Executive, Bethany, who will be getting stuck into strategy, social, and all things Digital Storm. Curtis has already raided...

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Dorset Chamber Campaign Goes Live…

Dorset Chamber Campaign Goes Live…

What a week we’ve had. Two new websites are live and we turned some LinkedIn marketing around for the Dorset Chamber campaign in a matter of hours. The team are ready for the weekend, but first, let’s talk about Peer Networks. Peer Networks is a support programme...

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Thank you for Making 2020 Bearable!

Thank you for Making 2020 Bearable!

In March last year, the business world was turned upside down. We didn’t know whether we would be facing a national lockdown like other countries in Europe. If a lockdown was on the cards, what did that mean for Digital Storm? Could we run a fully-remote agency?...

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Meet Natalka: Our New Marketing Manager

Meet Natalka: Our New Marketing Manager

Imagine starting a new job amidst a global pandemic, third national lockdown and post Christmas break. That’s what I decided to do. I'm the new Marketing Manager at Digital Storm. I joined at the beginning of 2021 and thought it was about time I introduced myself. I’m...

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Meet Mike

Meet Mike

Hi! I’m Mike, I’ve recently joined Digital Storm as a Marketing Intern between my first and second-year studies at university. Having lived in Poole all my life and discovering Bournemouth University offered a Marketing course that covered everything I was looking...

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Meet Chris

Meet Chris

Hi, I’m Chris and I have just joined the marketing team at Digital Storm as a new Digital Marketing Assistant. I have recently finished my degree in Marketing Communications at Bournemouth University. During my time at uni, I completed a 12 month internship with Visit...

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Excited to join the Bournemouth Chamber!

Excited to join the Bournemouth Chamber!

Digital Storm are really pleased to have joined the Bournemouth Chamber of Commerce. Working in the town centre, we understand that there is lots of opportunities to integrate ourselves within the local community and help to strengthen the local economy. We currently...

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AUB Graphic Design Network Event 2019

AUB Graphic Design Network Event 2019

Digital Storm were happy to spend last night (Tuesday 19th February) at the Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) for the 2019 Graphic Design Network Event. The intention of the event is to give second year, BA Graphic Design students the opportunity to present their...

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Get your shirt together!

Get your shirt together!

In the Digital Storm office it was a far cry from a miserable blue Monday. Instead it was filled with laughter as everyone turned up to work wearing brightly coloured, yet hideous, Hawaiian shirts! The reason... It was a dress code for many agencies based in...

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Digital Storm Reflect on 2018

Digital Storm Reflect on 2018

As we kick off 2019, we thought we would take a look back over 2018 and what it has meant for us. Digital Storm started the year in high spirits having just moved into our new office in Bournemouth town centre; a move which allowed for additional office space for...

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Meet Our New Design Intern, Blanca

Meet Our New Design Intern, Blanca

Hi, my name is Blanca and I'm from Spain. I have just finished my degree in Graphic Design at EASD, the School of Design and Arts in Valencia, where I have been living for four years. I’m currently doing an Erasmus programme for three months at Digital Storm, where I...

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The future of WordPress & your business

The future of WordPress & your business

For many years, WordPress has been the leading system for website content management and today it is still growing rapidly as a market leader. However, WordPress is about to change. WordPress core developers have been working hard on a new structure for building...

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Whats an internet minute in 2018?

Whats an internet minute in 2018?

If your still of the belief that your business doesn't need to be online in 2018 then please let us draw your attention to this infographic that was produced by Lori Lewis and Chadd Callahan of Cumulus Media. This infographic displays the number of activities online...

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Successful Women in Business Mother Award

Successful Women in Business Mother Award

We are really pleased to announce that Lesley has been nominated for the Successful Women in Business #SWIBawards under the category ‘Successful Women Business Mother Award’ sponsored by the Live Laugh Love Ladies Club. Lesley is a fantastic example of how to run a...

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Investing in the Future of Dorset

Investing in the Future of Dorset

At Digital Storm we started taking on apprentices back in 2016 and that is a decision we haven't looked back on as a business. Therefore, when the opportunity to help The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership with a promotional piece for...

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Our newest team member

Our newest team member

Hello, I'm James. I'm currently interning at Digital Storm as part of the digital marketing team. I joined back at the beginning of January. I’ve lived in Bournemouth my whole life loving the seaside air and the creative industries that fill the Bournemouth high...

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Say Hello to Theo

Say Hello to Theo

Hi, I’m Theo and I joined the digital marketing team at Digital Storm in November. After finishing my A-Levels and enjoying the summer, it was time to start my career. I started searching for apprenticeships and this is where I discovered Digital Storm. After working...

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Digital Storms New Offices!

Digital Storms New Offices!

The team at Digital Storm are really pleased to have moved offices on the 1st November. We moved back to Bournemouth 3 years ago and we have really enjoyed being back in the town centre and being part of the ever expanding digital hub that Bournemouth and Poole have...

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Welcome Oli, Our New Designer

Welcome Oli, Our New Designer

Hello, I’m Oli and I’m the new Designer at Digital Storm. I joined in September and have been working alongside Leah to ensure a seamless transition for clients as she leaves to go on her maternity leave. I’ve lived in Bournemouth for the past 4 years and studied...

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Importance of Design in Ecommerce

Importance of Design in Ecommerce

Importance of design in ecommerce sites: There are many elements when deciding to sell online with an ecommerce site but you must not neglect design. It's important to realise that design is more complicated than simply 'what it looks like'. A well designed ecommerce...

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Life as a Web Development Apprentice

Life as a Web Development Apprentice

After being at Digital Storm for a few months now, I think about how it felt when I first started. My everyday life is completely different compared to how it was while I was at college. I still learn something new everyday thanks to my wonderful and supportive...

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My First 3 Months in a Digital Agency

My First 3 Months in a Digital Agency

It’s just passed 3 months since I started working for Digital Storm and can I just say, where has the time gone?! It seems like last week I was walking out of my final A-level exam. The last few months have flown by, but working with such a great and professional team...

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How to choose the right Digital Agency

How to choose the right Digital Agency

Driven by the increase of mobile and tablet devices, Digital Ad spend in the UK grew to £4.777 billion (up 16.4%) in the first half of 2016. If you are looking to expand your digital advertising, you need to be sure the money spent will give you great results in...

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The StartUp Britain Bus is in Bournemouth!

The StartUp Britain Bus is in Bournemouth!

StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading business ­people to unleash entrepreneurship across the UK. Lesley Simmons (Director) and Sindorela Kosta (Digital Marketing Executive)...

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SEO myths 2016 #1

SEO myths 2016 #1

SEO Myth #1 – I must submit my websites to the Google directory The idea that for good SEO you need to submit your website to the Google directory for it to appear in SEO search results is not true. While a brand new website can submit its URL to Google directly, a...

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Bournemouth Coined the Hub of Digital

Bournemouth Coined the Hub of Digital

Bournemouth & Poole Have The Fastest Growing Digital Economy Bournemouth has been dubbed as the fastest growing digital town in the UK according to the report by Tech Nation. During the study they found that the number of digital startups was up by 212% since...

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Bournemouth’s Durley Chine

Bournemouth’s Durley Chine

There is an exciting time ahead for one of our clients who is embarking, alongside the Bournemouth Council, in running the new café, takeaway, kiosk and shop at Bournemouth’s Durley Chine. Beach visitors will soon be able to enjoy stunning sea views at a brand new...

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How fast can you grow?

How fast can you grow?

Like many other businesses, Digital Storm are building our company to be thriving and successful and we are looking at our next phase of growth – but how do we get there? This is a question we often ask ourselves. For this reason, we attended the Growth Accelerator...

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A little bit about OOYH

A little bit about OOYH

For several years now, Digital Storm have been proud to be the marketing partner for Out of Your Hands. If you’re unfamiliar with Out of Your Hands, it’s an educational campaign that aims to inform young people about the risks of mobile and online crime, and educate...

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My first networking event

My first networking event

On Wednesday, we attended a complimentary and informal business networking lunch at The Italian Villa in Canford Cliffs, (one of the regions premier corporate event venues). We enjoyed a pass around lunch, courtesy of Beales Gourmet, featuring gourmet lunchtime...

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I wanted to say a very BIG thank you for all your help with the new website. It looks absolutely fantastic and is exactly how I want our chamber to be seen. It’s a very important part of our whole look and feel as a chamber. A personal thank you to each of you for your hard work, patience and creative excellence.

Ian Girling

CEO, Dorset Chamber