2017- still ticking all the boxes

During 2017 our development team has been busy with several major site relaunches for prestige customers.  While we have also run a national programme of tech and training (Volunteer Makers) supported by Arts Council England. The year…

Riding the wave of the volunteering revolution

Tickbox has long been involved in creating innovative technology ideas with organisations for and with arts, heritage, charities and community organisations. As a marketing and technology company we strove to create a digital platform along…
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Tickbox launches largest national programme on Future of Volunteering for museums

A two-year Arts Council England-funded programme to help museums attract the next generation of volunteers is launching with two regional seminars in London and the North West in January.
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We have moved...

Its business as usual, but from a new home! Exciting things are happening at Tickbox and we wanted to share the news with you.
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Goodbye SHA-1, Hello SHA-2

Google Chrome (and similarly FireFox) is deprecating support for SHA-1 before the year is out. So the time to check and upgrade is paramount. All SHA-1 support will be removed by the end of 2016. Your site will continue to be served, but with that unruly error: "Your website is not trusted.".
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DirtyCow moooo-ving to a server near you

No you read that right. DirtyCow - or copy-on-write for those inclined - is the latest hidden vulnerability to hit unprotected servers and in some cases Linux driven smartphones.

Pioneering Volunteer Makers goes national with Arts Council England support

Innovative volunteering programme Volunteer Makers has been given Arts Council England backing to deliver its programme to museums across the UK. The company behind Volunteer Makers, Bristol-based Tickbox, have been awarded £100,000…

Attack of the botnets - what can you do to keep your WordPress site safe

If you have a WordPress site, its probably being attacked by hackers right now. In fact industry research suggests that there are more than 3,300 automated bots attempting to access any given WordPress site at any time. Does that mean WordPress isn't secure? No - WordPress is simply the world's most popular website development platform. Sites build on other platforms will be attacked too, but the sheer number of WordPress sites means the figures add up. So what can you do about it?

Tickbox awarded "Best Arts & Heritage Marketing company in the UK"

Tickbox Marketing’s “good with digital” ethos and strong community based record in finding tailor-made technological solutions for a wide range of clients has been recognised with an industry award. The Bristol-based digital marketing…

Tickbox rolling out museum volunteer engagement programme nationally

Building on an extensive digital museum training programme in the South West and a pilot volunteer engagement programme, we are looking to roll-out a national Volunteer Makers Engagement Training and Support Programme. Tickbox will be building…
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The Volunteer Revolution - Volunteer Makers

Today we are launching Volunteer Makers (VM) pilot training programme. This is a training and technology programme for arts, heritage and charities that is a rethinking of how organisations are working with volunteers. It is driven by the principles of the digital revolution, but taking this virtual engagement into the reality of real-world working together.
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Keeping clients up to date with responsive roll-outs

Having a site that works responsively on all major devices and platforms has become essential for usability and SEO - and we've been helping some of our clients with updates to their sites.