Cambridge WordPress: your site as a marketing portal


WordPress as a Marketing Portal

Simon Ellington (above left) from Brand Unify has been using WordPress for about 5 years. Simon is 9 parts designer 1 part web designer so chose WordPress because of how accessible it was for someone non-technical.

Brand Unify uses WordPress as a framework to build marketing portals which help organisations control and streamline their marketing activities which can become challenging for multi-location organisations.

Simon will give a demonstration of a marketing portal and talk about how WordPress has risen to the challenge without the need to be a php whizz.

You can find (and follow) Simon Ellington here:

Chris O'Dell (above right) from Foxdell Codesmiths has been developing software using the Microsoft technology stack for over 20 years to build web, windows and back-end systems.

For the past 8 years he has also been using WordPress, building sites and plugins for a wide variety of side projects.

Chris' philosophy regarding WordPress is that it makes a great platform for getting a minimum viable product up and running and in front of those it matters to most, your potential customers.

In this talk he will go through why he thinks WordPress makes a great starting point, and how it can be used as a software foundation to get your product up and running.

You can find (and follow) Chris O'Dell here:

This meeting is sponsored by Twin Dots ( the leading branding, design and development agency in Newmarket. Twin Dots has clients like Cambridge Marketing College, 450 GSM, Racing Welfare, and Devam the jewellers.

The usual format:

18:45: Roll up for a couple of beers in the foyer, & chat, mingle etc.

19:15 start: Everyone introduces themselves: 20 seconds max, mainly describing their involvement with WordPress.

2. Up to 3 * 3 minute pitches. Share discoveries, useful tips, requests for help with charitable projects.

3: WordPress News with our star reporter Ben Attenborough.

4. Presentation Local Development

5. Clinic: Bring along a problem, and the audience will offer advice. If we can't, maybe we'll have a solution by next meeting.

Kinda aiming to finish the formal part by about 21:00, depending on everyone's enthusiasm to chat & discuss.

6. Beer & networking: We should leave by about 21:45 at the latest.