Istomedia LtdCertificate of Excellence 2019
Edinburgh, Midlothian(1 Review)
Edinburgh-based Istomedia Ltd has been building websites and helping people promote online since 1995. With over 500 satisfied clients, we feel confident we can help you promote your goods or services in the best possible way.
Our experience covers from web design and development to social media promotion. Past clients include famous brands like Jaegermeister, KTM, Ducati, and the University of Edinburgh but also scores of smaller clients such as Edinburgh B&Bs and local companies, along with American and European companies. Our Greek subsidiary's clients include hundreds of small clients but also local heavyweights such as the Ministries of Education and Development, Rea Maternity Hospital, and Sigalas Winery.
Company owner, Nicholas Rossis, Ph.D., is also an established author with 16 published titles, which he has successfully been promoting for years (most of these have repeatedly reached #1 on Amazon). This has helped with our specialization in both book promotion and copywriting projects.
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Istomedia Ltd Q&A
What makes a great website?
We have identified the following characteristics of a successful website:
- Structure: Users must be able to quickly locate and retrieve the desired information.
- Navigation: Ease of navigation is an area that requires specialized knowledge, which we possess (Istomedia's owner has also taught this to postgraduate students at Napier University). For example, a common mistake is a disappearing menu, which results in the user having to use the “back” button repeatedly.
- Content: All content must be updated frequently, and information included on a website must be accurate. Users tend to visit fresh websites more often, while inaccurate information commonly results in dismissal of the entire website.
- Design quality: Graphics must be clear, legible and interesting, with the balance between form and function maintained.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
We have created a short questionnaire to help you understand what will be discussed during our first meeting. It contains the usual questions that we ask you and it helps you to think about them and perhaps to think about aspects that you hadn’t considered before -for instance, the existence of competitors’ website which you like and which you might want to emulate.
You can download it from http://www.istomediahost.gr/docs/projectplanner_en.doc
What do you love most about your job?
Helping people realize their dreams. Working as a web developer and Internet marketer holds a particular appeal to me, as Internet marketing and web design require the perfect blend of creativity and practicality; a challenge I particularly enjoy. I also love writing, so copywriting and book promotion are things I feel passionate about.
What inspired you to start your own business?
It was 1995. I had just started my Ph.D. in Edinburgh when my supervisor asked me if I had any experience with this newfangled thing called the Internet. I said I kinda I did. "Good," he said. "You have 3 days to build us a website for the Cybercafe project."
To everyone's surprise (mine, included), I did. I spent 3 days asking around and reading (Google didn't even exist back then) and did manage to build a website that wouldn't win any awards, but did the job. Thankfully, my subsequent jobs did manage to win awards--or, at least, honorable mentions!
Why should our clients choose you?
Since we started out in 1995, we have accumulated an experience few others do, with over five hundred customers throughout the UK, Europe, and the US. Even so, we pride ourselves on our low prices!
Istomedia Ltd Services
We wish to serve all clients, from the smallest company to the largest organization. We believe that we have the necessary experience to offer complete solutions. What sets us apart from other companies is the fact that we can develop a website from scratch using a simple text editor. At the same time, we have become WordPress experts, allowing us to customize each website according to the client needs, using any content they desire. We believe web design offers infinite possibilities, and it is a shame to repeat the same design over and over again.
Social Media Management
What is the best way to use social media? This may sound like a simple question (e.g. “make a Facebook page”), but in truth, a company’s choices are ever increasing. The “explosion” in social media demonstrates how important it is for a company to have the right person helping them navigate these confusing waters. Istomedia’s specialized professionals can help companies in this. We can help design, implement and support a social media campaign that will achieve the ideal result.
Company owner, Nicholas Rossis, Ph.D., is an established author with 16 published titles, which he has successfully been promoting for years (most of these have repeatedly reached #1 on Amazon). This has helped with our specialization in copywriting projects. We have been composing web content on behalf of our clients for years for both websites and blogs.
Company owner, Nicholas Rossis, Ph.D., is also an established author with 16 published titles, which he has successfully been promoting for years (most of these have repeatedly reached #1 on Amazon). His blog, www.nicholasrossis.me, has been helping for years writers and authors build their brand and discover new ways to promote their work, and he is considered an expert in the tricky field of book promotion--a field which requires constant attention as it changes constantly.
From November 1995 to present.
I have been managing web development teams of up to a dozen people while engaging with clients on a day-to-day basis. From time to time, I have also been hired to consult with companies in regards to their Internet/social media presence. Finally, I am looking after a number of social media accounts on behalf of my clients and arranging ads and promos.
In 2007, we developed for the Hellenic Ministry of Development the OPCE (Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Programme 2007-2013) portal. The portal hosts all calls issued by OPCE and is maintained by the personnel of the programme through COMET – our easy-to-use content management environment. Link: http://www.antagonistikotita.gr/english
Premade and custom book covers and author services. The site, developed in 2016, includes a full e-shop. Link: http://www.jsmarx.com/
An international design and architecture office. Link: http://formarchitects.archi/
The website and e-shop of Santorini island’s award-winning winemaker. Link: http://www.sigalas-wine.com/
Zeus Capital Management
An international privately held investment management company, specializing in real estate investments, active in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. Link: http://zeuscm.com/
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