In august 2020, 26.6 percent of all ukl retail purchases were made online

eCommerce Still Riding High

Narrative Industries News

Despite shops reopening, eCommerce is still taking a sizeable percentage of retail purchases as consumers prefer to shop online. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 26.6% of all UK retail purchases were made online. The …

Facebook Buys Snopes

Narrative Industries News

EDIT: This was an April Fool’s Day joke. It is not true. We thought it was obviously a joke to anyone with half a brain… but then conspiracy theorists started citing it in blog posts and we started getting a …

The Entrepreneurial Work-life Balance

Narrative Industries News, SEO

One of our Founders, Alec East, was interviewed for The Guardian in an article about the entrepreneurial spirit and finding a work-life balance. We only discovered it because we spotted the backlink when checking our professional SEO tools. The reporter was …

FontDeck is closing

Narrative Industries News, SEO

As of 1 December 2015, you won’t be able to create a new account on Fontdeck, the professional webfont service, and it will stop working on 1 December 2016. Obviously we will start migrating affected clients’ sites to one of …

The OED gets more responsive

Narrative Industries News, Strategy, Thoughts

People can be averse to change, even when that change is necessary & inevitable. The recent news that the Oxford English Dictionary is adding twitterati and meh have caused a bit of a fuss on the interweb because of this aversion to change, however …

Fall of the Robots

Narrative Industries News

As a society we put a lot of faith in technology; sometimes too much. Every once in a while it’s worth remembering that even the most advanced technology can be every bit as fallible as a human being and, occasionally, it can …

ROTW Innovation Award

Narrative Industries News

A huge congratulations to Rhythms of the World music festival who picked-up a Most Innovative Organisation/Business award at this year’s Flame awards. We’re very proud to be part of the award winning team, providing web consultancy to this exceptional non-profit music festival, alongside other …

Freelance Devs Wanted

Narrative Industries News

Narrative is a web consultancy based in Bedford. We help organisations use the internet more effectively. We are currently looking for experienced freelance & full-time PHP developers and/or HTML/JS/CSS coders to join us. If you live around the Bedford area, …

Fashion eCommerce website

CP Company Online Store

Narrative Industries News

We worked with CP Company to make their online retail more efficient. The results are now in and the work we did has proven to have consistently increased revenue and reduced operational costs compared to their previous supplier… and here’s …

Festival Website for ROTW 2014

Narrative Industries News

After a two year hiatus, the 2014 Rhythms of the World music festival went off with a bang with a weekend of music, fun and merriment at the Priory in Hitchin. Hertfordshire’s favourite music festival has grown from humble beginnings, with …

Eugene Goostman is Human

Narrative Industries News, Thoughts

Eugene Goostman is a 13 year old boy… or, at least, that’s what a number of people in a test at the Royal Society in central London believed. In fact  Eugene Goostman is an artificial intelligence programme which managed to …

Cleantech web design for Arctern Ventures

Arctern Ventures Website Design for Cleantech Fund

Narrative Industries News

ArcTern Ventures (formerly MaRS Venture Fund) is a privately-run, cleantech investment fund out of Canada and a partner of the innovative MaRS Discovery District. With a wide range of companies in their cleantech investment portfolio covering everything from smart metering …

Rhythms of the World Festival 2014

Narrative Industries News

Rhythms of the World Music Festival is back for 2014! This year,  The Priory in Hitchin will once again play host to Hertfordshire’s favourite festival. The not-for-profit, family friendly festival has been run entirely by volunteers since 1992, supported by grants, donations …

Creative Domains

Narrative Industries News, Strategy, Thoughts

  Having a memorable domain name is one of the recommended requirements of a decent website but you might have noticed that almost every domain name you can think of has already been taken. The problem is that there was …

Soul Bay Press Web Strategy

Narrative Industries News

Soulbay Press is an independent book publisher operating out of London, Sydney and Eastbourne.  They specialise in novels whose main characters skirt the edges of convention; they champion poets who flirt with reality and occasionally they uncover and republish old …

Social Learning Network Branding

Narrative Industries News

The Social Learning Network is a new generation of virtual learning environment used by schools across the country. An innovative and focussed company in a competitive field, they were aware that their branding would be an important to contrast them against …

Spiral Branding

Narrative Industries News

Narrative Industries Web Consultancy created the branding for Spiral, an online learning resource and part of the Social Learning Network’s range of services. Spiral is aimed at the pupils and takes a more collaborative approach to helping pupils learn. The …

Paul Costelloe Studio

Narrative Industries News

We developed a simple brand & web strategy for Paul Costelloe Studio, a new online store selling limited-edition ladieswear exclusively designed by Paul Costelloe. Renowned as a fashion designer with a love of detail & fine tailoring, Paul Costelloe’s range for women …

Congratulations Tom!

Narrative Industries News, Thoughts

We’d like to congratulate Tom Rand (one of our clients) for being awarded the Outstanding Commitment to the Environment Award at this year’s Earth day Gala Dinner.

Graphics for One Chance featuring James Corden

One Chance

Narrative Industries News

We’ve wrapped on the graphics for the new feature film about Britain’s Got Talent winner, Paul Potts, rise to fame.

Fashion Website

Narrative Industries News

We’ve just launched a new site for Four Marketing, the company behind oki-ni, Stone Island, C P Company & Woolrich fashion brands

M-commerce Launch

Narrative Industries News

We’ve just launched a new ecommerce site for Intelligent Pelican, optimised for mobile commerce

Hitman Trailer for MTV

Narrative Industries News

The Hitman movie is adapted from a video game and, as part of the film’s promotion MTV were giving away a trip to Russia. We created a Hitman Trailer for MTV with our own, original  Russian-themed animation and mixing it with …

Advertising for MTV

Narrative Industries News

Another MTV project for a film promotion, this time for romantic comedy Heartbreak Kid starring Ben Stiller. The MTV promotion included a holiday competition to win a trip to Mexico which gave us licence to have some fun with the …