We are Ballyhoo
As an established digital agency, we offer a range of services designed to help you prosper online.
Our goal is simple; solve problems and create successful websites. We achieve this by drawing on years of experience, knowing our industry inside out and by paying attention to emerging trends and technologies.
Based in the heart of England, in Longbridge, Birmingham, we are ideally placed to work with organisations across the UK and beyond.
After over a decade in the industry, we’ve worked on a broad range of projects; we hope yours will be the latest addition to the list.
/balɪˈhuː/noun: extravagant publicity or fuss
We’re often asked what Ballyhoo means. Not a word you hear every day, is it? Ballyhoo is defined as “extravagant publicity or fuss”, and it was chosen because we believe that our approach to web design and digital marketing will get your products and services in front of people.
Meet the Team
Anthony’s role is to manage your project and get the most out of his team. More likely than not, Anthony will meet with you and be your main contact during your time with Ballyhoo.
Anthony’s vast experience is vital to the success of the projects we take on. He has a holistic approach to working with clients and looks at what is best long-term for your business when recommending which approach to adopt.
Alison is our Creative Director*. She has worked alongside Anthony to build the business since it was founded in 2009. Her passion is design and UX, and she has a laser eye-for-detail. In other words, she’s a web developer’s worst nightmare.
*In reality, Alison’s role encompasses too many tasks to mention; in essence, she keeps Ballyhoo running smoothly and moving forwards.
Online Marketing Manager
Sam manages online marketing strategies for our clients, working to identify areas for improvement and helping you to make the most of your website. His knowledge and skills can help you turn an online presence into an online success.
Sam is always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone and, as part of the management team, he is a key voice when considering company strategy and implementation.
James’ coding skills help us to create the reliable and efficient back-end systems that do all the hard work behind a website’s interface. His logical approach and extensive programming knowledge mean he is an asset to any project when innovation is required.
James also manages our hosting infrastructure and is excellent at troubleshooting any issues that arise.
Marketing & Support Officer
Rebecca helps to keep the team organised and supports our clients with day-to-day activities, including website support and maintenance.
She also manages Ballyhoo’s internal marketing efforts by creating and posting social media content, and keeping this website up-to-date.
Check Out Our Office
We’ve been based in South Birmingham in Longbridge Technology Park’s Innovation Centre since 2013. It’s a supportive, inclusive space for like-minded businesses.
Our current office suite has been refitted to reflect the Ballyhoo aesthetic and create an environment where the team can thrive professionally, express their creativity and enjoy coming everyday.
We’re Google Partners
As Google Partners, we have the ability to create, monitor and maintain Google Ads campaigns for our clients.
Our Google Partner status means that we consistently uphold high standards, with access to training and Beta features – meaning we can set you up to grow and stand out in your industry.
Google Cloud Partner
We are also Google Cloud Partners (also known as a Google Workspace Reseller) – meaning that we are dedicated to creating and managing Google Workspace for our clients.
You can benefit from professional emails and word-class collaboration tools such as Google Docs, Sheets and Meet as well as Cloud storage.
We’re also well versed in Google Analytics, ensuring we stay on top of new features and achieving Individual Qualifications in measuring and analysing website performance.
We can help monitor your website to help with growth and optimisation, including the transition to GA4.
“Huge thank you to the team at Ballyhoo for creating our website for us! Anthony and Rebecca interpreted our brief precisely, created a wonderful website for us, responded to our feedback and adapted the site accordingly. We are also really exciting that our website is now on Green Hosting! We would highly recommend Ballyhoo!”
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Certified Green Hosting
Both this website and our clients’ websites are all hosted on green-certified servers that use renewable energy to run. We’re proud to say that our hosting infrastructure has produced zero carbon emissions since 2020.
Verify this for yourself by visiting our profile and let us know if you’d like to display the green hosting badge on your website!
Ecologi Climate Action
We are proud members of Ecologi – tracking our carbon footprint and helping to plant trees and fund climate positive action.
Since 2021 we’ve tracked over 36 tCO2e of business emissions; however, we have prevented 120 tCO2e through verified carbon avoidance projects and planted 1,895 trees in reforestation projects across the globe.
Living Wage Employer
Ballyhoo is an accredited Living Wage Employer, licensed by the Living Wage Foundation.
We pay all of our staff above the UK Living Wage and are committed to high employment standards and paying staff for the real cost of living. This allows us to support our team and their families – we truly value our team and we want them to know this.
The Primary charity we support is Acorn’s Childrens Hospice, a charity close to our hearts which supports life-limited children and their families in the Midlands.
We support numerous other charities though, most recently organising a 2022 Christmas food bank appeal for B31 Foodbank and a Macmillan Coffee Morning in our building.
We have pledged our alliance with Clean Creatives, stating that we will never work with fossil fuel polluters, declining any contracts with clients within the fossil fuel industry, helping towards a sustainable future in the creative industry.
We are proud to say that we have never worked with a fossil fuel client and never will.
Help to Grow
Help to Grow is a Government scheme that gives business the opportunity to get together with other businesses over 12 weeks to support them with their growth action plan.
Our MD Anthony Chaffey is a Help to Grow Mentor, providing his time for no cost to help other business owners and building on previous mentoring experience.
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