November was another busy one here at CookiesHQ – another Lockdown hit, new Cookies joined us and we recorded some fresh podcast episodes. Let’s take a look at what’s been happening…
Shop Here Not There is live - Your alternative to retail giants this Christmas
Each year we choose a local charity to fundraise for throughout the month of December. This year, in true 2020 fashion, we’ve done something a little different…
When Boris Johnson announced Lockdown 2.0, we immediately thought of the impact this would have on Bristol’s small, independent shops and creators. We got to work brainstorming ideas of how we could help, and came up with Shop Here Not There
Where you shop matters – now more than ever. Shop Here Not There is an online directory of local small businesses that need your support this Christmas. There’s a fantastic array of traders available offering everything from experiences to clothes to homeware to food & drink. We’re adding more stores daily, and it’s completely free to get listed – just complete the form on the homepage and we’ll send you everything you need.
A tale of two agencies with Atomic Smash...
10 years ago, best friends Piers and Dave decided to set up an agency called Atomic Smash fresh out of University. At the same time, Nic & Nat took the plunge and started CookiesHQ just a few months shy of their wedding.
Over those ten years Atomic Smash and CookiesHQ have grown at a similar pace, so Nic and Nat sat down with Piers and Dave (remotely, of course) to talk all about their experiences of starting up and growing an agency, and doing so with someone that you’re so close to personally.
We had a lot of fun recording it, and hope you have a lot of fun listening – the episode definitely delves into some interesting topics that you don’t really hear about when two agencies talk shop.
Welcome Sunny and Happy Anniversary Emilie!
We welcomed Sunny to the team as a new back-end developer and celebrated Emilie’s one year anniversary of joining CookiesHQ!
We’re still growing the team so if you know of anyone that fits the bill, send them our way.
Romaric's API research
Romaric is doing some exciting research on web extensions to open up some exciting doors for our clients. To help their product interact with another one that lacks the necessary REST APIs, he’s been looking into simulating user interactions in a Chrome extension. It’s looking promising so far. Watch this space!