Code in the news Jun 2013

Since our last update, we’ve been keeping ourselves busy with new business wins, award dos and plenty of boundary-pushing projects , plus a little something for ourselves — a total re-brand of our website.

Here’s a closer look at what’s been happening round our way over the last three months.


Back in April, we received the superb news that we’d been chosen to handle digital marketing for Chester Zoo’s Islands project, a £30m development due to open in Easter 2015 that will allow visitors to journey through exotic lands to discover a whole new host of animals.

We’ll be helping to build anticipation and keep the public up to date in the lead up to the launch of this exciting new attraction through a comprehensive blog and communications campaign. Reports of our win made it into the Manchester Evening News, and onto the Insider Media, Huddled and The Drum websites.

On the home front, our Senior User Experience Developer Branny got inventive and created Map escape, a plug-in designed to help out users during those times when they rotate their screen and annoyingly get stuck in a map — a simple but effective idea that’s already helped lots of developers create a better on-site experience.


May saw us score a hat trick of award wins for some of the great work we’ve been doing for even greater causes.

First, our Refuge Support a Friend campaign won Cause Related Marketing Strategy of the Year at The Drum Marketing Awards (we also received a commendation for our work on the Oxfam website in the category); then, we picked up Website of the Year for Oxfam and Best Communications Campaign for the Refuge campaign at the Social Impact Awards.

And, away from the awards side of things, coverage for the mockumentary video we produced for the Brother labelling campaign back in January just keeps on coming — it made it onto Creative Showcase this month.


After many, many months of making tough decision after tough decision, a few heated debates and, of course, lots of very hard work, we launched our slick new website and branding in early June. The resulting spike in website visitors, lovely tweets and Facebook comments and press coverage (from Prolific North, MEN, and The Drum, amongst others), meant a celebratory barbeque — or two — was in order here at the Code office…

Elsewhere, our CEO Tony was interviewed for The Drum’s ‘Digital Manchester’ supplement, which also ran a press ad featuring our new branding.

The first half of this year’s been phenomenal for us — big thanks to our brilliant clients, and the whole Computerlove team for their continued dedication.

Be sure to check back for our next news round-up later in the year.