purestone. we are a digital marketing agency



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We are a digital marketing agency. We specialise in the design and build of websites and the creation of digital campaigns that inspire conversation and engagement. Our work fuses proven experience in Technology, Creative and Marketing Strategy. The result is award winning websites and campaigns that drive commercial gain and deliver return on investment.


what we do.

the purestone mix

conversations. websites.

  • development.

    A technical playground where we conceive, build and develop robust, innovative and highly creative websites and bespoke applications. We are experts in .NET based content management platforms. We develop exceptional front ends through proven skills in jQuery, HTML5, CSS3 and Silverlight. We work to best practice and industry leading development standards.

    development.

  • social.

    How do you deliver value and commercial returns from the indisputable power of social media? It can support business development, customer support, PR, marketing and product development but without clearly defined goals and KPI's it can become time consuming and intangible. We mould social media to meet the individual needs of our clients and ensure it seamlessly integrates with the wider marketing mix.

    social.

  • mobile.

    Let's state the obvious. Mobile cannot be ignored. The mobile audience cannot be ignored. It's a rapidly growing area and opportunity. We saw this coming quite a while ago and have developed expertise in the design and build of both mobile friendly and mobile specific websites. Whilst we're there let's add our track record in application design & development for tablets & smartphones.

    mobile.

  • design.

    Most agencies can design a website that looks good. Not many can take it further than that. We can and do. Our approach has usability and experience at its heart. We create websites that interact and mould to user needs and motivations. Our sites have won awards for their creativity but more importantly business for our clients.

    design.

  • microsites.

    Campaign microsites can be high impact destinations that evoke excitement and curiosity in target audiences, bringing to life products, services and solutions in unique and innovative ways. Typically afforded more freedom than a main company website these sites can become truly dynamic and tailored experiences that drive high levels of audience conversion.

    microsites.

  • sitecore.

    We are an accredited Sitecore Partner. The Sitecore Customer Engagement Platform (CEP) truly embodies the Purestone philosophy towards digital engagement. It wraps its powerful .NET based technology, CMS and analytics stack around the principle of the personalised web experience. It allows us to genuinely craft intelligent and dynamic journeys based on personas and insight.

    sitecore.
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  • analytics.

    A website without analytics is pointless. Analytics allow us to step into the shoes of the target audience. We can see and experience the website as they do. Purestone are experts in a number of analytics technologies including Google Analytics (GA). We help our clients setup, configure and map GA to marketing and commercial objectives for the website. We provide on-going support, insight and recommendations as a stand-alone service.

    analytics.

  • sitefinity.

    We have developed extensive knowledge and expertise in the design, build, deployment and on-going support of Sitefinity websites. We fuse our strategic thinking and creativity with technical excellence resulting in innovative and robust websites that truly engage with their audiences. Our best practice development and project management process ensures Sitefinity projects are delivered on time, on spec and on budget.

    sitefinity.
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  • ecommerce.

    We have designed and built fully functional e-commerce based websites for large and small organisations. Some simple, some complex. All are focussed on optimising conversion and sales. User reviews & endorsement, the influencing power of social media and mobile also form part of our strategy.

    ecommerce.

  • umbraco.

    We are an experienced Umbraco partner. When a licensed CMS product isn't fit for purpose the open source based Umbraco is a more than capable alternative. Powerful and flexible it allows us to flex our Microsoft .NET development muscles without constraint. Creative isn't handcuffed by the CMS which gives rise to highly engaging and innovative websites, microsites and applications. If you're in need of an Umbraco partner - get in touch.

    umbraco.
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  • search.

    Great SEO needn't be rocket science. A well balanced and user centric search strategy will deliver results – gaining the right presence among a self-qualified audience being the ultimate result. It's crucial to remember that SEO is only part of the bigger digital picture – how it works, integrates and influences other marketing activities will ensure the best possible ROI is achieved.

    search.

  • video.

    Video, animation and rich media not only elevate web experiences to new levels but are also highly versatile. A single piece of content can be pollinated across on and offline activities. We have enlivened propositions, educated audiences and sold products all through the innovative use of rich media and video.

    video.

  • email.

    Email may be a granddad of digital but it's still one of the most effective ways of building multi-layered and effective conversations with an audience. We understand email. From the psychology and science behind it to the technology that drives it. We have an exceptional, award winning track record in designing and delivering eCRM and email strategies.

    email.

  • apps.

    When out of the box doesn't cut it. We have hand-crafted game changing web applications for numerous organisations to help them overcome the seemingly insurmountable. PowerPoint management systems that support thousands of sales people to highly flexible real time booking systems we have a class A pedigree in bespoke development.

    apps.

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  • email.
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why we do it.


retention.

Don't just use me and move on. Keep me happy. Talk to me. Tell me I'm great. Tell me I'm important. In a challenging climate retention is more critical than ever. We have won awards for our ability to design multi layered digital conversations that retain and build customer relationships. Dynamic and highly personalized customer journeys that educate, entertain and add genuine value in the short, medium and long term.


acquisition.

Acquisition through digital can be short, direct and highly impactful or teased and built across time. We tailor make acquisition strategies that deliver genuine cut through and stand out. We are experts in converting analytics into meaningful insight that drives sales and support sales teams. Differentiation in a digital world dripping in content is a challenge. One we're up for.


launch.

We launch products, services and solutions on behalf of our clients. We create digital assets that bring the 'thing' to life. Be it an interactive video, LinkedIn campaign, iPad app or fully immersive microsite we are experts in crafting digital campaigns and experiences that deliver exceptional results.


who we do it for.


how we do it.

the website design & build process

about us.

  • established. 05'
  • 14%
    growth in 2010
  • 0% debt.
  • 19% growth in 2011.

key agency people.

simon butler simon butler

simon butler co-founder

A flair for strategy and planning as well as a wealth of commercial acumen gained client and agency side make Simon a highly experienced and proven agency head.

loves: Golf, Queen, Radio 2, The Who, Spicy Chicken Bhuna
hates: Radio 1, bad manners, poor spelling and grammar, being late

james smee james smee

james smee co-founder

Client side marketer by trade and training that jumped agency side. An award winning strategist and planner with a passion for digital creativity.

loves: The Vocal Orchestra, Skiing, Football, Running, Glastonbury, Film, Box Sets
hates: Pointless social media, people on the tube with rucksacks, liver and Jedward.

simon billington simon billington

simon billington creative director

Simon has experience across the full creative gambit - from print to pixel. Has pioneered digital creativity at Purestone delivering exceptional websites and digital campaigns.

loves: Apple, The Saints, gadgets, burgers, coffee, berets, Johnny Cash
hates: Tea, low res screens, Internet Explorer, salad.

louise watt louise watt

louise watt head of production

Has 'run the show' at leading digital agencies across the UK. Has played a pivotal role in helping Purestone 'grow up' and is unyielding in her want for excellence and perfection.

loves: Bright colours, falafel, German beer, small QAT lists, digital
hates: Large QAT lists, creepy scopes, meat

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we are the bomb!

We are only as good as the people we employ. Everything we do stems from them. We want the best people. We want the right attitude. We want hunger. We want ambition. We want pride. If you like the sound of us and feel you fit the profile then tell us a bit about yourself and we'll see what happens. We're all ears.

speculative approaches

We are ambitious and growing. If we're to realise our potential we know we can only get there by bringing in the brilliant and ambitious. So although there might not be an 'on paper' opportunity list above that's applicable if you think you've got something interesting to bring to the party then get in touch.

how to apply

Let's keep it simple to start with. Email jobs@purestone.co.uk, tell us why and what and we'll take it from there.