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Digital Museums project concludes with forum finale

We’ve come to the end of an exciting and rewarding three-year project working with nearly 40 museums across the South West to help them develop digital strategies.

The SW Museum Digital Engagement Project, on behalf of the SW Museum Development Programme with funding from Arts Council England, will conclude with a special forum at Bristol’s M-Shed on 26th March, when we bring together some of the museums involved to share what we all learned.

It’s been a fascinating project, and we’ve learned as much  from the museums as they have from us, and we’ve seen many of the museums really take off with their digital engagement as a result.

We’ve also developed and tested a series of tools and measures for museums to develop, manage and track their digital engagement, which we will be using to support other museums going forward.

The forum will  recognise some of the museums where there’s been a digital transformation, as our “digital champions” pass on their experience.

Our work with the museum sector will continue with new projects and on our dedicated museum digital marketing blog – The Digital Museum.

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.