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WallChimp is coming to Ideal Home Show 2015

1 Aug

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The Ideal Home Show is the place all designers, brands and interior designers flock every year to see the latest trends and to inspire their new ideas. With seven dedicated show areas catering to every need and taste, this is the only place to visit when making your home ideal. From Interiors, to Home Improvements, with Food & Housewares, and Woman, plus Technology, Gardens and Shopping the enhanced sections give you more choice and bigger brands, all under one roof. Plus see exclusive show offers, new product launches and items you won’t find on the high street.

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Wall Chimp has secured a 20msq space at the Manchester show 5th – 7th July 2015. We can not wait to set up and show everyone in the industry our amazing wall stickers, not to mention to get out and meet all of our customers face to face. We have some great ideas for you to test and try new products as well as having the chance to sit down with one of our members of staff and custom design and produce your own wall sticker on the day.

More details will be released as and when we get them, wallchimp would love to see you there, so make sure you get your tickets and come and visit us.

Check out this years show video below!!

 

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Wallchimp Digital Marketing Partnership with fellow SBS Winner Metalfrog

10 Dec

Metalfrog Studios Limited is delighted to announce the new website we have designed for fellow Theo Paphitis #SBS Winner, Wallchimp Limited, based in Hartlepool, Cleveland.

Wallchimp specialise in the design and creation of custom vinyl wall stickers. Whether for home of for business, Wallchimp has an enviable reputation for quality, delivery and customer service. The business, founded by Luke Robertson, has many corporate clients including Boots, Animal, EDF Energy, and Body Shop, plus many more that you can view here. In addition, it offers a custom wall sticker design service and also has many off-the-shelf designs, including a “Banksy” replica which can be fixed to your wall. Frequently purchased wall stickers include kitchen and wall clocks, famous quote wall stickers, and stickers designed for children’s bedrooms with motifs of famous brands such as Walt Disney.
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Metalfrog has been working with Wallchimp Limited for 6 months now. Initially, we simply worked on getting its old website to top positions on Google. However, it became very apparent that the old web design was tired, outdated and was not as flexible as it could be. Equally, the content management system of the website was very difficult to manipulate and manage for search engine marketing proposes and for simply adding and editing content.

Metalfrog had a discussion with Luke, and it was clear that the only effective method of turning more traffic into more business was to create a new, custom-built website.

The first part of this process was to create a new custom logo design. This had to be as quirky as the brand we were recreating, as well as be corporate enough to look professional. In addition, we worked on the basis that the design would be used not only on the Internet, but also across various media, signage and company vehicles.

Our graphic design team came up with the logo after a couple of attempts, and Luke was delighted with the result.

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Subsequently, we set about creating a fun, professional website with the express aim of making the customer journey simple, and creating more business on-line. In addition, we designed a website which search engines will love, and which is mobile friendly too!

Director, Luke Robertson, said of the relationship with Metalfrog Studios Limited:

“I found Metalfrog Ltd after winning Theo Paphitis SBS award and immediately seen that they were not like any other SEO company I had previously been receiving quotes from. Metalfrog came up with a return on investment strategy for Wallchimp at a cost effective rate which I am very happy with. I chose to work with Metalfrog over a local company due to their past experience and the level of trust that we witnessed within the team after meeting them in Norfolk.  Our experience with Metalfrog up to date has been great re-designing the website and logo which I am very pleased with. Whilst the website was being changed Metal frog pro-actively where doing SEO on the old site to help our ratings for when the new site went like, this included social bookmarking and backlinks focusing on certain key words we choose to be relevant to our business. There has been a huge difference in website branding and I now feel we have a strong Brand and vision for Wallchimp thanks to the new site and logo that came from Metalfrog. We are now focusing on our SEO to make sure that our customers can find our amazing new wall stickers.”

The future is very bright for this business. We already achieved top 20 Google positions for the website on all three earch engines such as “custom wall stickers” and “wall stickers’. In fact, in some areas we have raced above well known high street e-commerce shops such as Not on the High Street.

This is a remarkable business, with a young, energetic, and creative owner, who is not content with simply having one avenue with which to sell his products. The future is bright with Wallchimp and Metalfrog Studios Limited in a digital marketing partnership which is already producing results after a very short space of time.

We are in the process of implementing SEO into the new site, as well as looking at phase 2 of the project which will likely incorporate a full mobile version for tablets and smartphones

Wall Chimp Wins Theo Paphitis SBS

3 May

ccbb34056b1dfd6e5c037a5e06ad37fc078cf465A Teenage entrepreneur is hoping to capitalize on the backing of millionaire businessman and TV personality Theo Paphitis.

Luke Robertson owns Wallchimp, an online business selling wall stickers for the home and office, which he set up after leaving sixth form college last year.

The young businessman launched Wallchimp in October of last year and has watched it steadily develop from an Ebay venture to a growing organisation with over 600 customers.

And his business has now caught the eye of Dragon’s Den investor Theo Paphitis in his weekly Twitter chats, so much so he invited him onto his Small Business Winners programme and Tweeted about Luke to his 340,000 plus followers.

Luke, 19, from Hartlepool said: “I use social media a lot to promote the business and follow Theo Paphitis on Twitter. He holds an online chat with small businesses between 5-7.30pm every Sunday night using the hashtag #SBS.

“He chooses six businesses from all of the Tweets and as an #SBS winner you get his seal of approval and you get your business on the front page of his website. You’re also invited to meetings and talks and can access help through his website and speak to other Small Business Sunday winners.

“I was over the moon he selected Wallchimp. My website hits immediately went up by 600 per cent and my Twitter went mental. I’m seeing sales increase from all of the online PR too!”

Luke left English Martyrs School with 11 GCSEs grades A’s and B’s before heading to sixth form college where he attained A* grades in A-Level Product Design, Graphic Design and Photography. But instead of heading off to university he decided to go straight into running his own business.

And he believes he made the right decision. Luke said: “I have no mortgage commitments or loans hanging over my head so I can focus on the business. I love being my own boss and couldn’t imagine working for anyone else. I learn so much by running a business hands-on and for me it has been the right decision to go straight into it.”

Luke hopes to grow Wallchimp internationally and is confident it will be the first of many businesses he gets up and running.

He added: “I’d love to live in America one day and hope to see Wallchimp grow and grow. Now I have gained experience of running a business I am always on the look-out for other opportunities.”

To see Wallchimp’s extensive range of wall art stickers or for bespoke inquiries visit www.wallchimp.co.uk.