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We offer services designed to help you find success online.

Ballyhoo

/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.

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.

Meet the Team

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Anthony Chaffey

Managing Director

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.

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Alison Chaffey

Creative Director

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.

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Sam Bispham

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.

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James Holt

Web Developer

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.

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Rebecca Page

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.

Ballyhoo brochure

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Coming Soon – How We Work

We have a process. We don’t mean that in a pretentious “we’re creatives” way, we really do have a tried-and-tested methodology that helps us produce great results.

We’re at the start of an exciting journey and we want you to feel assured that what’s coming is going to be a smooth, enjoyable ride – with no nasty surprises. So, we’re creating a helpful guide to explain each stage of the web design and development process, and how you’ll be involved.

Check back soon to see the interactive guide.

Our Office

We’ve been based 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 to everyday (post-pandemic, of course).

Google Partners

We are proud to be Google Partners – meaning that we are dedicated to creating and managing strategic Google Ads for our clients. Our Google Partner status also means that Google observe our activities to ensure that we consistently uphold high standards. What’s more, we get access to training and Beta features – meaning can set you up to succeed, and help your company grow and stand out in your industry.

Community

Working with our community is something we try to do whenever possible, and we’ve been fortunate to be involved in exciting local projects.

As a proud sponsor of Longbridge Light Festival, a contemporary public art project celebrating the history and transformation of Longbridge, we contributed our skills as web developers to one of the art projects.

We’ll continue to provide support where we can to local initiatives and we’re always open to new ideas, please get in touch if you have a project to discuss.

Image: “Stop the Clock” art installation at Longbridge Light Festival 2014

Accredited Living Wage Employer

Ballyhoo is an accredited Living Wage Employer, licensed by the Living Wage Foundation. We pay all of our staff the UK Living Wage or more, 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.

We support Acorns Children’s Hospice

Ballyhoo supports Acorns Children’s Hospice. Acorns holds a special place in our hearts, and the work they do to support life-limited children and their families is beyond compare in the Midlands.

You can find out more about the vital work Acorns does on their website, where you can also donate funds to keep this lifeline open to as many families as possible.

Longbridge Device Lab

In 2015 we founded Longbridge Device Lab. An open device lab is a free to access public project which provides hands-on access to test websites and applications across a range of industry representative smartphones and tablets.

Although the lab is unfortunately no longer up and running, we are still immensely proud of establishing the Midlands’ first open device lab and we continue to support the initiative.

Image: (left-right) MP Richard Burden, Ballyhoo’s Anthony Chaffey & Alison Chaffey, and Innovation Centre Manager, James Teal.

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