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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Where is Funky Howler based?

We have offices in London & Hampshire

What sort of clients do you work with?

We work with a variety of clients from international brands to SMEs across multiple sectors such as cosmetic, food, fashion, Recruitment,music, luxury and hospitality.

What Ecommerce platforms do you use?

Our experienced Development Team work closely with the world’s best ecommerce platforms, Magento, Shopify & webflow. Magento has been built specifically for ecommerce and therefore already has scores of features and functionality required for a successful ecommerce website. It is an all-inclusive ecommerce platform, fully responsive and highly scalable. Whereas new kid on the block Webflow is fully customisable at a faster rate than the typical Shopify and Magento platforms.

How do I improve the UX on my Website?

Improving the UX on your website couldn’t be easier with our skilled team of UX researchers. Gathering data from various areas such as User Testing, Heuristic Evaluation, Competitor Analysis and Analytics will give you the information so you can make informed choices to ensure your website is delivering your business goals and maximizing your ROI.

How do i get more leads from my website??

Our team of Data Analysts will be able to analyse your data to help increase traffic to your website and increase your sales. Using data from a variety of different sources like Google Analytics and User Research they will produce a highly visual report that will detail just how your website is performing with real time data. Based on these findings our highly experienced Data and UX Teams will make recommendations that will increase website conversions, drive sales, provide a great customer experience and deliver your business objectives.

What is a CRM?

CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management and is an IT platform used to store and manage your customer interactions from across various channels such as email, website, calls, meeting notes and your own marketing. All your data will be stored in one place giving you a much clearer picture of your sales information from across your sales team. Using a CRM System means your company will be able to develop strong customer relationships and drive business growth.

How Much does Pay Per Click Cost?

Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns basically cost as much as you would like them to. You can set a daily budget to ensure that your costs do not spiral out of control. For more details contact our experienced PPC Team who will discuss how you can significantly increase your sales through paid advertising.

How Much does PPC Cost?

Pay Per Click when implemented correctly, is one of the best ways of putting the right traffic on the right website page. Our experienced Paid Team will use techniques such as creating a negative keyword list, filtering out low performing keywords and will ensure your PPC ads are compelling to maximise your ROI.

Is paid search only for big companies with big budgets?

Absolutely not. Paid search is based around keywords and bids. Our PPC Team will work with you to determine your keywords and set your budget accordingly

What is Performance Marketing?

Performance marketing focuses on programs in which you pay for performance, that is, when specific actions such as clicks, leads or sales occur. The goal is to achieve measurable conversions. Performance marketing campaigns take place in digital environments so it’s essential to have precise tracking tools.

What is Native Advertising?

Native advertising is a form of paid media where the ads fit the form of the platform where they’re placed. While PPC and social media ads technically qualify as native advertising, most native advertising is articles published or promoted on editorial sites. Native advertising has grown steadily because
(1) it’s not ignored like display ads are and
(2) it’s not filtered by ad blockers.

What is data-driven marketing?

Data-driven marketing refers to having strategies and processes to leverage data to gain deeper insight into what customers want. When you understand the who, what, where, when and why of how consumers respond to your marketing efforts, you’re empowered to make better decisions and further enhance and personalize the customer experience.

What is Display Avertising?

Display advertising is an online form of advertising used to promote your company brand, message or product on third party websites or search engines, using a wide range of different formats such as text, images, video and audio.

What is Programmatic Advertising?

Programmatic Advertising is the automation of buying digital advertising space using software technology. Using this method of advertising can be hugely successful as our PPC Team have more control over planning, optimising and targeting your adverts.

Can you do Social Media Advertising?

Yes, we can create a social media advertising strategy, depending on your business requirements, that advertises across multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram or LinkedIn.

What IS SEO?

Simply put, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the practice of helping your website to become more visible, through organic search results, for people looking for your products, brands, services using search engines like Google and Bing.

How can i get to the top of Google?

We work with a ‘white hat’ first approach to SEO. This means we will never do anything we deem to be unethical and against the guidelines provided by all the major search engines. We use data from a variety of different sources such as web analytics, Google Search Console or Bing Webmaster Tools so that we can build a picture of what is needed to help your website grow its digital footprint and improve your online ROI.

How much does SEO Cost?

Your SEO campaign budget will be determined by what search terms you would like your website to be ranked for and in which area you’d like to be ranked i.e. locally or nationally. Using our Research & Discovery services we will be able to determine exactly what is needed for your SEO campaign.

How long will it take to see results with SEO?

In most circumstances, SEO is viewed as a medium to a long-term channel. The time that it will take to experience an uplift in performance will often depend on your starting point; was your website built in a search-friendly manner? Does it experience technical barriers and obstacles? Has your domain ever been penalized for breaching Webmaster Guidelines? Has any previous search engine optimization activity ever occurred and, if so, what did it consist of? How much time are you willing to invest into your monthly efforts? All these variables can play a part.During the onboarding process, Funky Howler will undertake analysis to empower the team to build the right plan for your campaign. This will also help us gauge how long we believe it will take to begin achieving your campaign goals and objectives. This will be shared with you via a detailed project roadmap and discussed with you during client meetings and calls.

What is Data Analytics?

Data Analytics is about understanding your data and using that knowledge to drive actions. It reveals the trends and outliers within the data which might be otherwise difficult to note. It is a scientific way to convert raw data into information that helps guide difficult decisions. The nature of data and the problem which needs to be solved using the insights from data guides the choice of statistical tools and techniques. Domain knowledge and expertise are also very important to interpret and apply the results obtained from analytics. Lastly, in our experience, the best data analysts are those who have the ability to dig into the data but can also layer common sense and domain knowledge into their recommendations.

WHAT Can Analytics Do For My Business?

Businesses are using analytics to make more informed decisions and to plan ahead. It helps businesses to uncover opportunities which are visible only through an analytical lens. Analytics helps companies to decipher trends, patterns and relationships within data to explain, predict and react to a market phenomenon. It helps answer the following questions:

What is happening and what will happen?
Why is it happening?
What is the best strategy to address it?

Collecting large amounts of data about multiple business functions from internal and external sources is simple and easy using today’s advanced technologies. The real challenge begins, when companies struggle to infer useful insights from this data to plan for future. Using analytics businesses can improve their processes, increase profitability, reduce operating expenses and sustain the competitive edge for the longer run.

What do analytics projects or engagements look like?

A typical analytics project or engagement is generally divided into the following four stages:

Stage 1 - ‘Research’
where the analyst helps to identify and understand the problems and issues that the business is facing or would be encountering in the future. At this step there is significant interaction between the management team and analysts.
Stage 2 - ‘Plan’
where the analyst helps decide what type of data is required, sources from which the data is to be procured, how the data needs to be prepared for use and what methods to be used for analysis.
Stage 3 - ‘Execute’
where the analyst explores and analyzes data from various angles. The analysis paves way to interesting results that are shared with the management. Based on these results, strategies are formulated to tackle the problems identified in stage 1.
Stage 4 - ‘Evaluate’
where the analyst measures the results of the strategies formulated and executed. This stage helps learn and revise future strategies and processes.

What does a good business strategy using analytics look like?

A strategy built using analytics is a set of simple implementable recommendations that efficiently uses the information drawn from the data. An effective and efficient strategy suggests best use of the available business resources.It helps to find solutions for some of the biggest problems faced by the company. The process followed to formulate the strategy might be complex, but the final result is actionable and useful for management.

When is the right time for me to deploy an analytics strategy?

Analytics is not for one time or special event, yet it is a continuous process. The businesses should not take their attention off analytics and plan to adopt it as a regular business function. The business has to make collecting, cleaning and analyzing data a routine and a support role to functions that do not have the capability to do so. Most businesses look towards analytics when they face a problem and think the solution lies within their data. Once businesses start appreciating the potential analytics has to solve problems, they begin to use it to take all kinds of strategic and regular business decisions.

What can you film?

We can offer both on the ground and above ground for both photography and film. Video is filmed in 4k Resolution.

How High can you fly?

We're restricted law to 400ft above ground level. This is to allow separation from with other aircraft who might be flying in the area. In terms of distance, we can fly up to 500m away from us as long as we maintain visual line of sight with the drone at all times. These limits are actually quite generous and allow us a lot of scope. Any higher than 400ft and things start to look less interesting and more flat. That said, it's not unusual to buzz around at 400ft to get those nice high wides!

Can you fly at night?

Yes we can. Unlike most drone operators, we have an extended permission which allows us to operate at any time, night or day. Our Pilots are qualified under CAA rules

What happens if it rains?

We will monitor the weather in the days leading up to the shoot and advise you if we believe that it might be questionable. Ultimately, it's your responsibility to make a weather call and we would need 24 hours notice if you do want to reschedule. That said, most of the time we can find between gaps in bad weather to fly in, so it's less of an issue than you may think!

Funky Howler has designed, built and maintained our website over a number of years.  Changing legislation means that our website has to continually evolve and remain compliant within the legal framework that we operate.  They proved to be proactive, flexible and someone we can depend on.  Moreover, they are very interested in the effectiveness of the website to our business model and frequently suggests improvements that help bring in more traffic.

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