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A Shropshire digital marketing company says major brands have overreacted by pulling their online advertising in a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to the news that adverts are appearing next to extremist content.

A Shropshire firm has marked its 21st anniversary with a new website for customers across the world. Nexus Collections, based in Church Stretton, first opened its doors in 1995 and has been working with clients in Shropshire and beyond ever since. The company supplies branded conference and…

The success of the Team GB gymnasts in Rio will create a new generation of youngsters wanting to emulate Olympic medallists, according to the chair of the Independent Schools Gymnastics Association. June Walden said youngsters in schools are spurred on by the achievements of double Olympic champion…

We’ve been chosen by Google to host an exclusive Local Meet Up at our office in Shifnal on November 25 at 5pm The meetup will be a chance for businesses to connect directly with Google’s advertising experts via a live stream, ideal for businesses in the area who are looking to grow their online traffic and enquiries by advertising on Google. We only have 10 places available so we are inviting interested businesses to enter a draw to win…

On Bank Holiday Monday, Radio 4 listeners were treated to the sound of Ascendancy’s very own Helen Culshaw. Helen was invited to chat to Woman’s Hour about the challenges faced by women in rural enterprise, and went off to BBC Radio Shropshire to record her piece alongside Polly Gibb, Director…

Recently, we’ve had quite a few questions from clients about Google Authorship – specifically how to go about setting it up. For the uninitiated, Google Authorship markup is a bit of code that links the content on your website (articles or pages you have written) with your Google+ profile. The result of this is that your Google+ profile picture and a link to your Google+ profile appear next to content you’ve published in…

Today, 27th May 2013, marks the 10th anniversary of WordPress! During this relatively short period of time it’s gone from being a simple blogging tool to a fully fledged content management system. WordPress now powers just over 18% of all websites on the internet (according to W3Techs). This…

Those following the progress of our favourite content management system/blogging platform, WordPress, will no doubt be eagerly anticipating the release of version 3.5. The finished version is scheduled to be unleashed on the internet on December 5th 2012, but we’ve got our hands on it early! We’ve been having a play with the beta version, and can give you a sneaky peek at some of the enhancements that are coming in this release.…

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just launched a new WordPress-powered website for Stipersones and Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme. Normally we wouldn’t blog about the launch of a new website – but we’re really proud of this one, so it gets a…

Are you baffled by the thousands of WordPress plug-ins on the market? Not sure which you need? Here are 3 of our current favourites that are simple yet effective to try on your site. Why we love WordPress As you know, we’re big advocates of WordPress, not least because it’s a simple platform to…

We’d like to say a big thank you everyone who came on our second WordPress in a Day course yesterday. A great time was had by all and we received some excellent feedback. If you’re interested in a WordPress training course geared towards the beginner with friendly tutors, great food and free parking, please get in touch today. Our next course dates are: Tuesday 22nd May 2012 Wednesday 20th June 2012 Thursday 19th July 2012 Click here…

We’re big fans of WordPress at Ascendancy. The open source blog/CMS is our tool of choice when building new sites for many of our clients. It’s dead simple for clients to add new content to their own site, and easy to add new functionality, with new third-party plug-ins being created every day. As some of our readers may already know, we started out as an SEO agency, so we’re big on ensuring that our clients’ websites perform well in…