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100k and rising as innovation drives growth for auctioneers

A recent upgrade to our Hummingbird CMS “Auction Box” plug-in has helped one of our auctioneer clients hit 100,000 monthly visits and 1.5 million page views for the first time.

 Arthur Johnson, one of the UK’s largest auction companies, launched the new online bidding platform last month, and has already seen customer engagement boom.

They hit the 100,000 mark for the first time within days of launch and as word spread among their customers, they saw 1,000 new likes on Facebook in just 24 hours.

Page views – primarily users searching for items to buy – have also passed 1.5 million a month.

MD Phil Poyser said: “I’m delighted with that – it’s phenomenal.”

Auction Box is a website platform created by Tickbox to interface with ATG Media’s Bidmaster online auction software – the most widely used auctioneer platform in the UK.

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Digital Museums consultancy and training

Tickbox were commissioned by the South West Museum Development Partnership to deliver digital engagement consultancy and training to nearly 40 museums across the region.

Drawing on more than 8 years experience of delivering digital strategy and implementation projects for museums, arts and heritage organisations across the UK, we have been helping the museums to improve their use of digital platforms across their whole organisation.

The project involved auditing and reviewing existing digital engagement in the museums, and delivering interactive workshops to support development of their digital strategies.

Following the final tranche of workshops, we organised a regional forum bringing together museums who had taken part in the programme to share experiences and selected a number of ‘Digital Champions” – museums for whom engagement with digital has been transformational and who will continue to share their knowledge and experience with partnership members going forward.

To find out more about this project, visit our Digital Museum blog.

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Adopt a Wetland app fundraises for WWT

screenshot of adopt a wetland appWorking with international conservation charity The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) we’ve developed an interactive, image-led web app to allow donors to “buy” a virtual plot of land at a number of the charity’s wetland centres.

Users can view and select acres of land to adopt – leaving a message and sharing their new purchase on various social media platforms.

The app launched for WWT’s Slimbridge wetland centre, and following it’s success has now been rolled out to three more their nine centres across the UK.

See the Adopt a Wetland app in action here.

Tickbox has been working as the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust’s digital partner since 2008 and we are currently re-developing their website on our Hummingbird 3.0, open-source based charity CMS system.

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Interactive Cost Model app for AECOM

Working with Fortune 500 company AECOM, we’ve developed an app to allow cost modelling and costs data management for complex architectural projects.

The app allows AECOM to give approximate costings and change projections on multiple elements of multi-million pound developments in a matter of minutes by comparing and analysing cost criteria from a database of thousands of projects.

We designed a web-based app that ensures AECOM are able to access vital data on the move and on multiple devices, while ensuring security of highly valuable data.

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.

AECOM’s architectural projects include the McLaren building in the UK and the new Freedom Tower in New York.

 

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Web app drives online donations for hospice

Our Tribute Fund web app for St Peter’s Hospice has raised £50,000 in its first six months.

The app allows users to set up and share tribute pages to loved ones who were cared for by the Bristol-based hospice, and to donate to light a virtual candle in their name.

The Tribute app has led a significant increase in online giving for the hospice since launching the new *Hummingbird CMS-based site from Tickbox in September last year.

Online donations of nearly £25,000, as well as shop sales and event registration, have seen total direct online income for the site top £100,000 in six months.

Also, the website had the largest number of visits ever during March –  21% higher than the average for the previous 12 months and 30% higher than the 12 month average prior to the new website (7,617).

*Hummingbird is Tickbox’s  Content Management System, designed and built on open source platforms to support the work of charities.