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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.



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. 


Social media campaign for Creative England

Tickbox were commissioned to develop and deliver a social media campaign on behalf of Creative England for their Starter for 10 project.

The project invited startup business to pitch their ideas in a series of “pitch battles” with the chance to win business support and a £10k investment.

We were given less than four weeks to engage businesses across the South West in all creative industry sectors in order to find enough high quality competitors – all from a standing start, with no online presence for Starter for 10.

By careful targeting and engagement with active online networks, influencers and aspirational businesses, backed up by the creation of engaging shareable content, we were able to more than beat all targets for the campaign and deliver a successful programme that has now been rolled over to a second year.

Tickbox Marketing have a proven track record in delivering effective social media engagement. Get in touch to find out how we can help you with your social media.


AuctionBox: Auctioneer Content Management System


AuctionBox CMS is a cost competitive, “in the box” solution from Tickbox, designed to complement the power of Bidmaster, the most popular Windows system for Auctioneers.

The CMS makes catalogue and sales management simple, elegant and effective and the e-marketing tools and consultancy provided by Tickbox has had a transformational effect on our clients’ business.

Auctioneers Arthur Johnson & Sons, of Nottingham have been using AuctionBox since 2011 and in that time have seen:

  • Significant reduction in admin time for auctions
  • Massively increased reach – visitor numbers up from 5000 a month to 70,000 a month
  • Record sales driven from online engagement
  • 100% reduction in press advertising costs, with all advertising now delivered online

To find out more about how AuctionBox can help drive sales and profits at your auctioneers, visit the AuctionBox website.