WeDigMedia Ltd. provides full range of marketing services:
- Website hosting, design, development and on-going maintenance
- Design and production of material for print
- Video and podcast production and editing
- Social media account mentoring and training
- Content creation and assistance
- Search Engine Optimisation
- Materials for exhibitions
- Presentation and displays
- Brand creation and management
WeDigMedia: A sustainable business
James and Lyndsey Maiden combined their media, communications and website design skills to form WeDigMedia Ltd. at the beginning of 2015. Their huge collective experience in the third sector and commitment to environmental sustainability have shaped their approach to both family life and business practices.
They run their digital marketing agency from their small-holding in Carmarthenshire, growing their own produce and keeping carbon emissions at a minimum. WeDigMedia supports the small market garden – Gardd Sadwrn, wildflower meadow and wet woodland at the smallholding. Gardd Sadwrn (Saturday Garden) as part of their ambitions to improve their sustainability.
Director, Dr. James Maiden
Website Design and Development, Brand Development, Project Oversight
Initially creating his first business in 2009, James is exceptionally skilled at designing and building websites and providing all associated client assistance and production. James also developed and runs a specialist WordPress hosting service, which was the first “managed WordPress” hosting in the UK to be carbon neutral.
A degree in Environmental Science and Business Management led to James working in the voluntary sector with conservation and youth organisations. His early website and graphic design experience began in 2001 as a volunteer website manager for Cardiff Friends of the Earth.
James’ web development and other digital marketing skills were honed through employment as the Network Coordinator for a group of international aid organisations, including Oxfam, Save the Children, CAFOD and Christian Aid, as well as smaller organisations within the sector. The role covered all aspects of organisational coordination and external communications, resulting in James reading for a PhD in that field.
Director, Lyndsey Maiden
Multimedia Production, Content Design and Social Media Training
Communications has been at the heart of all of Lyndsey’s roles in a number of voluntary sector organisations. Beginning her career with more traditional media forms, she has worked with the BBC, National Geographic, ITV and other large media corporations.
Lyndsey worked for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales from 2005 until the launch of WeDigMedia Ltd. She developed both their website and online communications from scratch, including social media accounts that are now extensive, lively and engaged with the community. She also provided social media skills training, ensuring that the Wildlife Trust was recognised as a sector leader in terms of digital presence.
Lyndsey is highly experienced in the fields of photography, video editing and audio recording. She used these skills extensively whilst working at the Wildlife Trust and, prior to this, with organisations such as UNA Exchange and Oxfam Cymru. She specialises in designing case studies through both print and multimedia and in training clients in video production and delivery of effective social media messaging.
Other great people we work with
We work with a number of other professionals who provide design and content production expertise to ensure our clients receive a complete and dynamic digital marketing service.
Collectively we have designed and developed around 200 websites for a wide variety of organisations, mainly in the third, arts and environmental sectors. We continue to support these websites that serve over 1 million visitors and generate almost £1m in online sales, bookings, donations and membership subscriptions each year. Oli and his team has a growing reputation for high quality design with work recognised by D&AD, It’s Nice That, Roses Design Awards, The Independent Music Awards, Awwwards, The Independent and a range of other press.
Most of our work is in Wales and in the north of England, though we have clients across the UK, as well as in the US and EU.
Writer and Editor, Ruth Smyth-Bonfield
Web Content Creation and Search Engine Optimisation
Ruth is an experienced writer and editor with exceptional website content management abilities. Her content writing is under-pinned by thorough technical research, application of Search Engine Optimisation techniques and analysis. Ruth’s excellent grammatical knowledge and deep understanding of audience and style were forged in her former career as a secondary school Head of English.
Graphic Designer, Andy Hodge
Design and branding
Andy is a graphic designer with over 20 years’ experience. He works with a broad range of clients including local businesses, advertising agencies, charities, arts organisations, musicians and public sector organisations. Whether it’s a simple leaflet or a complete re-brand, Andy provides a friendly service and takes care to understand client requirements and current trends to produce effective branding.
Web Editor, Raoul Bhambral
Web Content Management and Editing
Raoul has a broad range of expertise that includes project management, advocacy and producing materials and events. He is a passionate campaigner and communicator, particularly on environmental issues. His fine eye for accuracy and detail first developed as an award-winning commissioning editor for Friends of the Earth’s local campaigner magazine, Change your World.
Engagement and Consultation
Julian has been active in the voluntary sector in Wales for 30 years. He has managed branding and communications for Oxfam Cymru, Friends of the Earth Cymru, Fair Trade Wales and global sustainability charity Bioregional. He is an expert in participative management and leadership who has facilitated consultation and planning sessions with diverse groups of people to agree policy, campaigns and communications plans.