Code in the news May 2015

The last three months have seen us release a number of exciting projects, share our expertise far and wide and even visit Downing Street!

Here's what happened at Code in February, March and April.


Back in February, we conducted some research into [how we used websites in 2014][0]. And we weren't the only ones who found the insights interesting -- Communicate Magazine and BDaily both featured their own rundowns of the stats.

And we looked forward as well as back as Tony shared his thoughts on the digital trends he believes we'll see emerge in 2015 with both The Drum and Direct Commerce Magazine.

February also saw the launch of our new interactive campaign for Brother, 'Next Time Label It' (the videos for which was actually filmed in one of our offices), which received coverage from Prolific North, The Drum and B2B Marketing.

Last but not least, our founder Louis was invited to 11 Downing Street to celebrate the 11th birthday of the Ideas Foundation, a charity we work with that identifies and nurtures creatively gifted young people. Pretty cool, huh?


After many months of hard work, the Amnesty international website went live in March, earning us coverage on The Drum and Figaro Digital websites.

Gavin and Drew shared their UX know-how at Manchester Fashion Network's Psychology of Online Shopping event, and Tony spoke at the Manchester Digital Revolution conference.

And we also launched our latest campaign for Electrical Safety First, The Unbeatable DIY Challenge, news of which was picked up by The Drum.


Towards the end of last month we were delighted to find out that we'll be up for three Big Chip Awards 2015 -- we're nominated for our work with Hillarys in the 'Best B2C E-business Project' category, with Amnesty International in the 'Best Not for Profit Project' category and with [HMV][19] in the 'Best User Experience' category. Finger's crossed!

Louis gave a talk on how Code have traversed that last 16 years of ups and downs at the Art of New Business' Agency War Stories event.

April was also a busy month for side projects here at Code, as we launched two pieces of work that Computerlovers had lovingly crafted in their spare time.

We wanted to have a go at designing and building something specifically for the new Apple Watch, so we created Flip On It, an app that makes decision making easy -- this story was covered by Prolific North and Figaro Digital.

And we also came up with the Election bullshit filter, designed to help disengaged young voters decide how to cast their vote in the election. As well as winning an FWA Mobile of the Day award, the quiz-based microsite created plenty of noise on Twitter and received a ton of coverage from sites including Mobile Marketing Magazine, Design Week and The Drum.

Introducing the Election Bullshit Filter