Marketing your dog-friendly property

If your property is dog-friendly, it’s worth spending some time re-evaluating your offering every year. Trends shift and needs change. Above all, dog owners love taking their furry friends wherever they go. Interestingly, stats suggest that demand for dog-friendly holidays has doubled in 2021, with 5.8 million Brits looking to… Read more

Making changes to market and grow your business more sustainably

As a global society, we are becoming more and more aware of our environmental impact. According to Forbes, a whopping 77% of us want to live more sustainably. This is an encouraging figure for the hope of future generations. Over the past few years, we have seen companies from small… Read more

Mastering the hospitality mindset

Diane Knight is an award-winning self-caterer who owns and runs Sara’s Cottage in Cornwall along with her husband, Terry. The couple recently achieved two gold awards at the 2020/21 Cornwall Tourism Awards. That’s a pretty good indication of excellence at play. So Emma and Andrew had a chat with Diane… Read more

Helping you get results from your social media platforms

Following yesterday’s government announcement that most of the UK is back in lockdown and what that means for holiday rental owners, we’ve got a little something for you. If social media baffles you, this could be just what you need. And it’s free – our gift to you. Hopefully the… Read more

Hygge – how can it help you create the perfect rural retreat?

What is hygge? Picture this, it’s a Sunday morning and it’s snowing. It’s absolutely freezing outside, but you’ve got nowhere you need to be. The fire is on/the heating is all the way up. You’re wrapped in a cosy blanket relaxing on the sofa, looking out of the window. To… Read more

What makes a great website: why you should choose us

You’ve made it to the final blog in this series. A big thank you for making it this far! In this blog, we will discuss why you should choose ACT Studios to create your new website. We’ll delve into key success factors for websites and tell you why ACT excels… Read more

New! Social Media Management service from ACT Studios

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Social Media Management service. (We’ve actually been piloting it for a while now).  “I have been working with the marketing team at ACT Studios throughout 2020. During that time the reach of my Facebook page has increased by 50%. They… Read more

Could seasonal photography boost your bookings?

Covid-19 is having a massive affect on both domestic and international travel. On one hand, self-caterers benefit where more British people are vacationing in the UK. But further restrictions and changes to legislation have forced holiday makers to cancel or reschedule their plans. More than ever, it is increasingly difficult… Read more

What makes a great website: industry know-how

Part four of this blog series will discuss the importance of industry know-how when creating a fantastic website. Industry know-how refers to how well you know your guests/customers and sector. This includes things like: how up-to-date you are with professional changes in your industry and general trends. Further, what encourages… Read more

What makes a great website: navigation and CTAs

We’re now mid-way through our 5 part blog series. Today we’re here with blog 3: navigation and CTAs (calls to action). This blog will feature how to create the best user-experience and drive the user to buy. In summary, the takeaway message is simplification. Web visitors should navigate your website… Read more

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