Barques is an established and successful digital agency in Birmingham. We help businesses to get seen online, build bigger audiences and sell more.
Need a new website? Want to improve your Google search results? We can help.
Building a brand means turning every online interaction into a personal connection, so it’s important to focus on memorable experiences that resonate with your audience.
To achieve that, we start with strategy. We’ll work with you to create and deliver a digital marketing strategy that considers what you do, how you do it and how customers interact with your business.
Our digital experts specialise in responsive website design and development, backed up by intelligent and ethical search engine optimisation services.
What does that mean? Your digital content will be clear, stylish and easy for customers to use on smartphones and desktop computers. The result? Your website is more likely to rank highly on search engines.
Choose from a range of additional services to meet your needs, each one tailored to you. So whether we’re building an app, email template or crafting campaigns through social media, you can be sure of a product that’s as unique as your business.
Barques serves various industry sectors, including commercial property and construction, retail, leisure and tourism, education, financial services, professional services and food and beverage.
Whatever you need, we’ll help you to meet your online ambitions.
If you’re thinking of developing your digital presence, choose an experienced web development agency with in-house SEO specialists.
Unlike other agencies, all of our designers, programmers, developers and SEO specialists are based in-house, so you know exactly who is working for you. We use the latest innovations in web development, SEO, HTML email design and social media, making it easy for your prospects to find you when they’re ready to buy.
It’s why our clients come back to Barques, over and again.
Here’s how we can help:
Digital marketing strategy
Don’t leave your marketing goals to chance. At Barques, everything begins with a strategy. We’ll start by taking an in-depth look at how your customers interact with your business and help you to create a plan that’s built on extensive research and sound metrics. We’ll finish by creating a custom-built campaign that makes every step of your customer journey meaningful.
Our creatives design eye-catching websites that work hard and look great. We’ll give you a detailed view of page designs, navigation, components and user interactions, that reflect your brand and bring your new website to life. Crafted with optimum UI and UX functionality, we’ll make sure your customers enjoy a memorable user experience and can always find what they’re looking for.
Working primarily with PHP and the WordPress and Magento 2 platforms, our talented in-house developers work hand-in-hand with our creative team to produce responsive, thought-out and bespoke websites that perform on search engines and are easy to use on your desktop, phone and tablet. Once built, we’ll make sure every web page is road tested before being deployed.
Increase your sales with an ecommerce website that’s crafted for conversions. Whether using Magento 2, WooCommerce or a completely bespoke platform, we make it easy for your customers to navigate, search and buy directly from your website. And we’ll optimise your site for mobile, so that your products and services be bought 24/7.
Need your website to integrate with back-office or third-party systems? From CRM systems to property portals and payment gateways, we know that well planned systems integration can reduce costs and increase revenue. We can even build custom APIs to integrate features and functionality between our web apps and websites.
Search engine optimisation (SEO)
Properly executed, an SEO campaign will result in more potential customers visiting your website. Our in-house experts will guide you through the complex world of SEO ranking factors, focusing on the 4 pillars: onsite, offsite, content and technical SEO. We’ll make sure your website is easy for search engines, such as Google, to index and rank. From page speed optimisation and link building to keyword research and title tags/meta tags and local SEO, we can be your one-stop Birmingham SEO agency.
As a web agency, we don’t just build great websites; we make sure they function effectively all of the time. Investing in your site’s maintenance will allow you to call on the experts, whenever you need them. Receive regular website reviews, access the latest online security updates and make ongoing development improvements. Your website is in safe hands.
Effective email marketing is all about personalising your message for consumers. We specialise in purpose-built HTML email design, that looks as good on every device. We’ll help you to plan your email campaigns, manage your mailing list and improve your open and click rates. Talk to us about stunning designs, which are spam tested for maximum efficiency. We’ve got you covered.
Consumers are increasingly engaging with brands via hand-held devices. We fuse creative ideas with cutting-edge technology to develop attention-grabbing apps that work across all platforms. We can work with your business to craft attractive, functional and user-friendly web and mobile apps that provide great experiences your customers will love.
Looking to drive more traffic to your website? As a digital marketing agency, we’ll guide you through the process of buying Google Adwords and help you to deliver pay-per-click (PPC) advertising campaigns that pack a punch. Ask us for advice on how to announce a new promotion, launch a new product, or drive ticket sales to a digital destination of your choice.
Your customers spend a lot of time on social media. Being on the right social platforms is how you’re going to find them, engage with them and build trust in your brand. Let us deliver eye-catching content and memorable social media marketing campaigns that will place your company in the right conversations and get customers talking about your brand.
We’ll help you to craft engaging copy for your website in a way that builds long-lasting customer relationships and gets people excited about your brand. From blog posts and webinars, to photography and video production, we produce great online pieces of content that search engines love.
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To meet its growth ambitions, Visican identified the need for a new website and marketing collateral to ensure its packaging products look as good online and in print as they do on the shelf.
A suite of new assets and a slick, modern website was an immediate success. Our quality-focused content, supported by SEO and social media campaigns, resulted in increased web traffic, enquiries and new business leads.
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