Utterly bonkers!

What an amazing but crazy few days The Gab have been experiencing.

No doubt if you have ‘liked’ us on FB you will be au fait with the goings on – if not then have a read.

So, we have been incredibly excited to be be participating in Spirit FM’s War of the Works this week. 

What is it? Basically two Sussex businesses pitted against each other to win pizza. Ridiculous? Hell no! Think of the publicity!

We are facing Tann Westlake in Rustington who are an award winning digital marketing agency (kinda like what we do but with richer clients and posh offices) and, without jinxing it, Team Gab have been beyond awesome so far with scores of 8, 9, 8 so far (obviously it’s Wednesday).

Being part of such an incredible bunch of people is just the absolute best feeling ever. As a pretty much one (wo)man band we have had to call in clients, friends and family and they have certainly stepped up to the challenge.

What will tomorrow’s quiz bring? Certainly more gobbledygook from QG that’s for sure, poor Crouchie will need a holiday once this is over.

Wish us luck and make sure you listen in! 

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Spirit FM

Today’s the day that we at the Gab take part in Spirit FM’s War of the Works – 10 questions in one minute across 5 days – gulp!!!!!

With a varying team each day including several of our fantastic clients – Bespoke Bakes, K&R Decorators, A D Hicks Carpentry and several other local businesses let’s hope that between us we have the knowledge!

MiniGab is incredibly nervous (as am I to be honest) so roll on 11.45 when the first round will be over.

In other news, the new website for Dog Mind UK in Petersfield is ready to be launched. Work continues on The Hypno Lounge in Worthing and, hopefully, we can make a start on the new, official home of Petworth Football Club and the redesign of J G Jones Groundwork Services.

We’re delighted that the new website for Petworth Builders & Roofers is already getting hits – nothing more exciting than seeing that first job enquiry pinging through!

That’s quite enough name dropping for one morning, please listen in to the show, there’s still time to come and join us. Scared.com!

Introducing minigab.com

Whenever I feel a bit jaded I think about my children and how unique they all are. I thought therefore that I would do a quick pick me up blog about a very valuable member of the Gab family – Little Miss MiniGab.

minigab web designer

As some of you will have seen on our social media, MiniGab has designed, and is building, her very own website minigab.com -it’s extraordinary seeing an 8 year old so aufait with technology (thanks PPS) – and loving so much working with Mum, teamwork at its best.

From designing and uploading her logo to setting up pages and starting to think about copy/content I think we have a successor to the throne…watch this space!

minigab website homepage

Next post….I promise….will be a bit more factual (maybe). Until then!

For more information on what we actually do for a living please visit Gift of the Gab proper

TFI Friday

So I had every intention as I got to my desk at quarter to seven this morning of putting in a full day’s ‘proper’ work. Instead I got stuck into producing apples for my website. Say whaaat??

You all know I’m a bit bonkers but this was actually a good ideas. When I first set up the Gab one of my Facebook cover pictures was of a crate of Granny Smiths with a random red (haven’t a clue) apple in the middle – my caption? Why blend in when you can stand out.

Anyway, when I was meant to be sleeping last night I had the amazing idea of recreating it for my website  ah, it’ll only take an hour I thought – hmmmm it’s now 18.48 (to be exact). As if that wasn’t enough I then had the super-duper idea of, instead of blogging on my ‘proper’ site, revitalising this old thing to use for my nonsense.

In the midst of all this farting around I then managed to convert the groundworks (other company for those not in the know) website into some sort of floral thing and have now had to place THAT under construction – nice picture of a hard hat but don’t tell the hubby.

I think some very late nights are going to be in order and I promise I will put a sensible blog up next detailing ACTUAL work. Apologies to my clients for the complete lack of work 😦

Sod it, think I’m going to have a beer or six, cheers all and TFIF.

 

Working our a***s off!

Busy but productive week at the Gab thus far, I am looking forward to spending a few precious hours with my youngest daughter shortly – summer holidays in full swing along with the massive amounts of mum guilt that walks alongside.

Working our **** off is the answer!

We have a wonderful mix of clients across the UK who we undertake weekly promotion for in the form of social media marketing – scheduling posts, sharing content, creating engagement and, basically, getting them work!

A lot of these clients we have been with since we started and have built or re-built their online presence with them, our weekly service includes the maintenance and updating of their websites, upkeep of Google pages and pretty much anything they need! Luckily only one or two are demanding 😉

See, we can’t go one post without mentioning the W word can we!

Work continues on the Woo Commerce site for the great Banana Ink and their range of plush embroidery for toys, clothes and work-wear, we just need to stock the shop now!

The Hypno Lounge is now firmly underway, Gabi is loving what we have done so far and we are now working together to move the project along.

Exciting news this week when we had a call from a local company Petworth Builders & Roofers wanting a new website – we love doing things from scratch and have lots of ideas for this one – construction sign is up and we hope to get started very soon……

That’s about it then for this week – a trip to the beautiful Mewsbrook Park in Littlehampton is imminent (special activity morning today) – it also means I get to say hello as they are clients! Happy Friday to you all! 🙂