At the beginning of 2015, James & Lyndsey Maiden combined their skills and experience to form WeDigMedia Ltd., a company that provides a range of media services:
- Website design, development and ongoing maintenance
- Content creation and assistance
- Design and production of material for print
- Video and podcast production and editing
- Social media account mentoring and training
After my degree in Environmental Science and Business Management, I started working in the voluntary sector with conservation and youth organisations. I first got involved in websites and graphic design in 2001 as a volunteer website manager for Cardiff Friends of the Earth.
I honed my web and other skills whilst employed as the network coordinator for a network of international aid organisations, including Oxfam, Save the Children, CAFOD and Christian Aid, as well as smaller organisations within the sector. That role covered all aspects of organisational coordination and external communications. I then went on to read for a PhD in that field.
I have been self-employed since 2007 and trading since 2009 as ReallyGreenWP, designing and building websites, and producing e-newsletters and printed material. In addition to those, services, I also developed a specialist WordPress hosting side to the business, “Better WP Hosting”.
I have worked in a number of voluntary sector organisations with communications at the heart of all my roles. I began with more traditional media forms, working with the BBC, National Geographic, ITV and other large media corporations, with story telling and engagement with people at the core.
In my most recent role at the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (since 2005), I developed both their website and online communications from nothing to a significant level, which has received great recognition from other Wildlife Trusts. I worked hard to ensure that they were always ahead of the game when it came to online communications.
I developed social media accounts that are now extensive, lively and engaged with the community, and also developed training for groups on how to use social media.
I used my photography, video editing and audio recording skills extensively whilst working at the Wildlife Trust and prior to this with organisations such as UNA Exchange, Oxfam Cymru etc. This is an area of work that I have particularly enjoyed, interviewing a variety of people and encouraging a conversation about their passions at work.
In my role at We Dig Media I’ve been working with clients to develop their online social media presence, taking their own video content and turning them into professional looking videos, taking videos for clients and working with clients to design case studies and other printed materials. I am also training people in taking their own video and on how to deliver effective social media messaging.
Other great people we work with
We work with a number of other professionals who provide graphic design and copywriting expertise to ensure our clients receive a well rounded dynamic service.