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theEword appoints 8 staff

Source: Prolific North
Date: 14th November 2013
8 new staff have joined theEword, in SEO, PPC and account management.

theEword wins Best SEO and PPC Agency

Source: Prolific North
Date: 17th May 2013
theEword has been named Best SEO & PPC Agency at the 2013 Prolific North Awards.

New hires at theEword

Source: Prolific North
Date: 29th April 2013
theEword announces a string of new hires after a record start to 2013.

theEword unveils Jockey microsite

Source: Prolific North
Date: 11th March 2013
theEword has unveiled a new cross-platform microsite for underwear giant Jockey.

Strong growth continues at theEword

Source: The Business Desk
Date: 6th December 2012
theEword has reported a record year for revenue, with strong growth in client and staff numbers.

Record growth for theEword

Source: North West Business Insider
Date: 5th December 2012
Trafford-based specialist search marketing agency theEword has enjoyed a year of record growth.

Ralli turns to theEword for its digital future

Source: Buzz North West
Date: 14th November 2012
Leading Manchester solicitors Ralli appoint theEword to manage the digital marketing strategies across their brands.

theEword goes legal with Roberts Jackson

Source: Buzz North West
Date: 10th October 2012
Leading industrial disease solicitors Roberts Jackson choose theEword to manage their online strategy.

Finding new clients in the digital age

Source: EN for Business
Date: 13th September 2012
theEword holds a free event in Manchester city centre, advising the legal sector on finding new clients through digital.

Parasol appoints theEword for PPC

Source: The Drum
Date: 21st August 2012
On the back of a successful SEO campaign, Parasol has appointed theEword to run its PPC account.

Media Mix: Polaris. Mere PR; Rippleffect & more

Source: The Business Desk
Date: 12th July 2012
The Business Desk discusses our work on the website of Paralympic cycling champion Simon Richardson MBE.

How to rank highly in the search engines infographic unveiled by theEword

Source: The Drum
Date: 6th July 2012
The Drum publishes our in-depth SEO infographic.

Business matters: white papers

Source: North West Business Insider
Date: 30th June 2012
North West Business Insider talks to our CEO Al Mackin about how companies can benefit from writing white papers.

Member's news: Manchester's best website revealed

Source: GM Chamber of Commerce
Date: 29th June 2012
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce covers the release of our Manchester SEO Report.

Manchester's best websites "adopt SEO strategies"

Source: EN For Business
Date: 27th June 2012
EN For Business pores over our numbers in the Manchester SEO Report.

Manchester property companies in SEO success

Source: North West Business Insider
Date: 27th June 2012
North West Business Insider takes a look at the Manchester SEO Report, focusing on the strong performance of property companies.

Bridgewater Hall comes top in theEword's best Manchester websites

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 25th June 2012
The Manchester Evening News breaks the story about the publication of our Manchester SEO Report.

The T Word with Al Mackin: Don't hate the search engines, hate the game

Source: EN For Business
Date: 1st June 2012
EN For Business runs a new column written by our CEO Al Mackin - this week, looking at Google's algorithm updates.

How greater Manchester became the centre of the regional universe

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 11th May 2012
The Manchester Evening News asks our CEO Al Mackin to explain what makes Greater Manchester special.

The Eword celebrates successful first quarter with £525,000 worth of new business

Source: The Drum
Date: 2nd May 2012
The Drum reports on our record-breaking start to 2012.

Record first period announced by theEword

Source: How-Do
Date: 2nd May 2012
How-Do covers the news that we've won 15 clients and business totalling £525,000 per annum since the start of 2012.

Big Chip Awards shortlist 30 Greater Manchester companies

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 26th April 2012
The Manchester Evening News announces who has been put forward for the 2012 Big Chip Awards - we've been nominated for Best Use of Search.

How-Do Awards 2012 - shortlist announced

Source: How-Do
Date: 21st March 2012
How-Do reveals that theEword has been shortlisted for Best SEO & PPC Agency in the 2012 How-Do Awards.

Employers to receive £5.6k for taking on ex-offenders

Source: EN For Business
Date: 7th March 2012
EN For Business asks our CEO Al Mackin for his thoughts on the government's latest back-to-work initiative.

4 North West firms honoured at Digital awards

Source: EN For Business
Date: 1st February 2012
EN For Business talks to our CEO Al Mackin about being named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Creative firms take to the pitch for charity

Source: Creative Boom
Date: 26th January 2012
Creative Boom covers our involvement in the JCI Manchester Charity Tournament.

Brown Shipley Crowned Charity Football Champions

Source: Ralli Solicitors
Date: 26th January 2012
Ralli Solicitors reviews the JCI Manchester Charity Tournament, which featured a team from theEword.

Gongs for internet pioneers at Digital Entrepreneur Awards

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 19th January 2012
The Manchester Evening News covers the Digital Entrepreneur Awards, where our CEO Al Mackin was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

New role for Mackin as theEword eyes growth

Source: EN For Business
Date: 30th November 2011
EN For Business covers Al Mackin's change in job title as theEword positions itself for continued growth in 2012.

TheEword boasts impressive growth

Source: GM Chamber of Commerce
Date: 30th November 2011
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce covers our latest financial bulletin.

Spectacular year sees theEword turnover hit £1.4m

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 29th November 2011
The Manchester Evening News goes in-depth on the financial results underpinning our best ever year.

TheEword reshuffles as revenues jump

Source: The Business Desk
Date: 28th November 2011
The Business Desk covers the latest developments at theEword.

Management shake-up at The Eword

Source: How-Do
Date: 28th November 2011
How-Do covers the changes in job titles at the top of theEword.

theEword makes Nolan MD as Mackin becomes CEO

Source: The Drum
Date: 28th November 2011
The Drum reports on the new job titles given to Al Mackin and Daniel Nolan at theEword.

Managing director of search marketing agency theEword, Al Mackin gives tips on 'pay-per-click'

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 25th November 2011
The Manchester Evening News talks to our co-founder about paid search advertising.

OPINION: Stay on top of your Google rankings

Source: Liverpool Daily Post
Date: 11th November 2011
The Liverpool Daily Post runs an opinion piece by our MD Al Mackin, which outlines the likely impact of Google Panda Flux on businesses.

New clients search out theEword

Source: EN For Business
Date: 4th November 2011
EN For Business reports on our latest contract wins, which include both SEO and PPC accounts.

Contracts/Deals: theEword enters recruitment with ePeople

Source: Recruiter
Date: 3rd November 2011
Recruiter covers the news that we've been invited to look after the search engine optimisation campaign of UK and Ireland recruitment agency ePeople.

TheEword celebrates busiest quarter in its history

Source: How-Do
Date: 2nd November 2011
How-Do reports on the influx of new clients at theEword.

Eword enjoys succession of new contracts

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 2nd November 2011
The Manchester Evening News rounds up all the client wins in what has been our busiest-ever quarter.

The SME Club is here!

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 16th September 2011
The Manchester Evening News explains what to expect at The SME Club. Our MD Al Mackin will be the first person to provide advice as part of the project.

theEword releases geolocation smartphone tools

Source: How-Do
Date: 9th September 2011
How-Do announces the launch of theEword Labs, which opens its doors with six free smartphone tools.

Manchester Masters seeks employers

Source: Manchester Confidential
Date: 9th September 2011
Manchester Confidential reports on preparations for next year's Manchester Masters graduate scheme. Our involvement is mentioned in the article, and Betfred.com's managing director Chris Sheffield has some words of praise for Jamie Goodwin who had a placement at theEword.

Logged in with...Al Mackin

Source: The Business Desk
Date: 30th August 2011
The Business Desk has a one-to-one with our managing director Al Mackin.

On the move

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 24th August 2011
The Manchester Evening News on the latest appointments in our content and marketing teams.

Two new faces at theEword

Source: How-Do
Date: 19th August 2011
How-Do reports on the news that two talented Mancunians have joined theEword's books.

theEword takes two

Source: The Business Desk
Date: 19th August 2011
The Business Desk announces the arrival of the two newest members of theEword.

Manchester quartet create web brand-management service

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 8th August 2011
The Manchester Evening News covers the launch of our jointly run crisis management service Mayday Mayday.

Mayday Mayday! sees agencies join forces to counter PR attacks over the web

Source: How-Do
Date: 4th August 2011
How-Do reports on our Mayday Mayday collaboration with PR agency Tangerine PR, social media specialists Juice Digital and renowned lawyer Steve Kuncewicz.

PR, digital and SEO agencies work with legal firm to launch crisis PR service

Source: The Drum
Date: 4th August 2011
The Drum announces details of Mayday Mayday - a new crisis management service that we helped to create.

Betfred.com signs up theEword

Source: EN for Business
Date: 20th July 2011
EN for Business on our major Betfred.com PPC win.

Betfred hands PPC business to theEword

Source: The Drum
Date: 20th July 2011
The Drum reveals that theEword has been chosen to manage the PPC account of Betfred.com.

Betfred cashes in with theEword

Source: How-Do
Date: 20th July 2011
How-Do reports on the exciting news that Betfred.com has appointed theEword to run its PPC account.

Google boosts CALM campaign

Source: Liverpool Daily Post
Date: 20th June 2011
The Liverpool Daily Post reports on the work we're doing for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) as part of the Google Grants Programme.

Suicide searchers presented with CALM choices

Source: How-Do
Date: 17th June 2011
How-Do outlines details of the free PPC service we're offering to the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

Google +1: What it means for your business

Source: EN for Business
Date: 10th June 2011
EN for Business holds an exclusive interview with our managing director Al Mackin on the implications of the new Google +1 button.

Awards and new arrivals

Source: GM Chamber of Commerce
Date: 31st May 2011
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce rounds up the new starters at theEword and discusses our shortlisting in the How-Do Awards.

theEword search brings in fresh faces

Source: How-Do
Date: 20th May 2011
How-Do confirms details of the latest employees to join our ranks.

Mobile matters for theEword

Source: The Business Desk
Date: 25th March 2011
The Business Desk discusses the work we've done on the Atomico mobile site.

theEword develops mobile site for Atomico

Source: The Drum
Date: 24th March 2011
The Drum covers the launch of the Atomico mobile site, which was developed by theEword.

Atomico goes mobile with theEword

Source: How-Do
Date: 24th March 2011
How-Do reports on the mobile site build that we undertook for London venture capital firm Atomico.

News Analysis Is Twitter set to be gobbled up by Google or Facebook?

Source: The Drum
Date: 18th February 2011
The Drum asks our MD Al Mackin where he stands on the rumoured sale of Twitter.

Melbourne boost business

Source: SNS UK
Date: 18th February 2011
SNS UK reports on theEword's decision to team up with server hosting specialists Melbourne.

Melbourne to launch cloud computing service

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 16th February 2011
The Manchester Evening News covers the launch of Serverlove by web-hosting firm Melbourne. Meanwhile, our managing director Al Mackin explains why we decided to appoint Melbourne as theEword's server host.

Who is moving where? Bannana Kick, Fifth Ring, theEword, Cognition

Source: The Drum
Date: 11th February 2011
The Drum interviews our business development manager Kleon West and developer Matthew Pettitt.

theEword appoints Sheffield as chairman

Source: The Business Desk
Date: 24th December 2010
The Business Desk reports on our new appointment - technology entrepreneur Chris Sheffield.

Manchester Confidential hires theEword

Source: The Drum
Date: 13th December 2010
The Drum covers the announcement that we will be working alongside iconic lifestyle magazine Manchester Confidential.

Manchester Confidential shows confidence in theEword

Source: GM Chamber of Commerce
Date: 13th December 2010
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce reports on the news that we have been asked to handle Manchester Confidential's SEO strategy.

Sheffield to join theEword

Source: EN For Business
Date: 1st December 2010
EN For Business confirms details of our latest appointment. The publication has previously awarded Chris Sheffield the title of Technology Entrepreneur of the Year.

Sheffield becomes theEword chairman

Source: The Drum
Date: 26th November 2010
The Drum discusses our latest high-profile appointment. Chris Sheffield will join theEword after enjoying hugely successful spells at Eunite and Million-2-1.

theEword appoints Chris Sheffield as chairman

Source: GM Chamber of Commerce
Date: 26th November 2010
GM Chamber of Commerce covers the announcement that renowned business leader Chris Sheffield has been chosen as our new chairman.

theEword appoints Chris Sheffield as chairman

Source: How-Do
Date: 26th November 2010
How-Do reports on the news that technology entrepreneur Chris Sheffield has agreed to join theEword.

theEword's MD is in the running for Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Source: GM Chamber of Commerce
Date: 20th November 2010
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce discloses that Al Mackin, MD of theEword, has been shortlisted at the 2010 Digital Entrepreneur Awards.

Trafford Park's Eword offers free training to businesses

Source: Trafford Messenger
Date: 20th November 2010
The Trafford Messenger reports on the launch of theEworkshops.

Free SEO training from theEword

Source: GM Chamber of Commerce
Date: 16th November 2010
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce spreads the word about theEworkshops, where we share our knowledge with local businesses.

Debt Consolidation boosts theEword

Source: How-Do
Date: 14th October 2010
How-Do discusses the news that we have been picked to manage a new SEO brief.

42 Under 42 Unveiled

Source: North West Business Insider
Date: 11th October 2010
North West Business Insider reveals that our managing director Al Mackin has been selected for the prestigious North West 42 Under 42 list. The list identifies the region's top young entrepreneurs and business leaders.

theEword secures debt deal

Source: North West Business Insider
Date: 11th October 2010
North West Business Insider reports on the news that theEword is now handling the SEO strategy of DebtConsolidation.co.uk.

Manchester financial practice teams up with theEword

Source: GM Chamber of Commerce
Date: 8th October 2010
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce covers our latest contract win.

theEword moves out, moves in and wins 3 new contracts

Source: How-Do
Date: 15th September 2010
How-Do covers all the latest happenings at theEword as we settle into our new office and pick up some important client wins.

Trio of new clients and new office for theEword

Source: The Drum
Date: 7th September 2010
The Drum outlines the exciting developments taking place at theEword.

Out with the old, in with the new at theEword

Source: GM Chamber of Commerce
Date: 7th September 2010
The GM Chamber of Commerce reports on the latest happenings at theEword. A busy period has seen theEword win three major contracts, move offices and hire a new SEO coypwriter.

Rapper Dizzee Rascal gets some extra Juice

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 26th August 2010
The Manchester Evening News covers Juice Digital's social media campaign to promote the No Fear Extreme Energy drink, involving a certain Dizzee Rascal. It also reports on the partnership between Juice Digital and theEword.

Juice Digital and theEword to partner up

Source: The Drum
Date: 2nd August 2010
The Drum discusses the fact that theEword and Juice Digital have decided to work together.

Juice teams up with SEO specialist

Source: North West Business Insider
Date: 2nd August 2010
North West Business Insider covers the announcement that theEword and Juice Digital will be joining forces over the coming months.

Juice Digital and theEword join forces to offer combined digital agency offer

Source: How-Do
Date: 2nd August 2010
How-Do reports on the exciting collaboration between theEword and social media marketing agency Juice Digital.

Social Media. Sorted

Source: Tangerine PR
Date: 27th July 2010
Tangerine PR outlines the plan for Social Media. Sorted, including the thoughts of Juice Digital's managing director Steve Downes.

Free introduction to social media

Source: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Date: 26th July 2010
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce tells its members what to expect from Social Media. Sorted.

Social Media Sorted by theEword and Juice Digital

Source: How-Do
Date: 26th July 2010
How-Do previews Social Media. Sorted, which theEword has organised with Juice Digital. The event will feature speeches from theEword's managing director Al Mackin, Juice Digital's managing director Steve Downes, Pannone's media partner Mel McGuirk and Forever Manchester's chief executive Nick Massey.

Entertainment businesses are the Twitter stars in Manchester

Source: The Wall
Date: 8th July 2010
Ben Bold of The Wall assesses how news and media organisations are missing the mark on Twitter, based on the findings of the Manchester Twitter Report. The Wall is a digital blog from the publishers of Revolution and Brand Republic.

Salford's Twitter winners and losers

Source: Salford Online
Date: 8th July 2010
Salford Online discusses the Salford Twitter accounts that made it into the Manchester Twitter Report and those that missed out. This detailed report also includes an interview with report author Tom Mason.

Research paper ranks Manchester Twitter accounts

Source: Trafford Messenger
Date: 8th July 2010
The Trafford Messenger covers the launch of the Manchester Twitter Report.

Twitter rules Manchester

Source: What Happened Last Night
Date: 7th July 2010
What Happened Last Night mounts an impassioned defence of Twitter following the publication of the Manchester Twitter Report. Unsurprisingly, the entertainment website focuses on the top nightlife accounts in our research.

Life is connecting, growing and tweeting

Source: Didsbury Life
Date: 7th July 2010
Didsbury Life responds to news that it has been named in the 'Ones to Watch' section of our Manchester Twitter Report. This blog explains how Didsbury Life started out on Twitter.

theEword studies Manchester Twitter accounts

Source: How-Do
Date: 6th July 2010
How Do reports on the launch of the Manchester Twitter Report. The north-west media portal even apologises for not engaging enough on Twitter.

How Manchester can reach the Twitosphere

Source: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Date: 6th July 2010
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce publishes our press release about the Manchester Twitter Report.

Hubbub and Twitter

Source: Hubbub
Date: 5th July 2010
Hubbub praises what it calls a "top-notch report on Twitter usage within Manchester". This blog picks out some of the key features of our Manchester Twitter Report.

Manchester nightlife and leisure top for Twitter

Source: North West Business Insider
Date: 5th July 2010
The North West Business Insider breaks the story about the publication of our landmark Manchester Twitter Report.

Put social media in safe hands

Source: Press Gazette
Date: 14th June 2010
Daniel Nolan, managing editor at theEword, talks social media marketing and how businesses can achieve healthy returns on investment.

Keep talent in Manchester!

Source: Manchester Metropolitan University
Date: 25th February 2010
Manchester Metropolitan University covers the results of this year's Manchester Masters. Here at theEword, we are proud to be participating in the scheme once again.

Manchester's media Masters win big opportunity

Source: Manchester Evening News
Date: 24th February 2010
The Manchester Evening News reveals the results of the 2010 Manchester Masters final. Some of this year's winners will be offered placements at theEword.

Growth continues at theEword

Source: How-Do
Date: 29th January 2010
SEO firm theEword has announced that it has doubled in size over the space of the last year - from seven members of staff to 15 - and has just taken on two online marketing assistants through the Manchester Masters scheme.

theEword set to break 1m turnover barrier

Source: The Business Desk
Date: 28th January 2010
The Business Desk report on theEword's trend-bucking period of growth as the company approaches the 1 million turnover barrier for the first time.

New staff help theEword double up

Source: Salford Online
Date: 27th January 2010
Salford Online reports on theEword's local success story. As the company adds two new members of staff to its roster, the total comes to eight for the year - meaning the digital agency has now doubled in size.

Hubbub reveals agency roster and industry supporters

Source: How-Do
Date: 17th December 2009
theEword's involvement in the Hubbub media and marketing conference taking place at Manchester Central on 22 and 23 June 2010 is revealed. Our agency was hand-picked to provide support at the event by organiser Moorfield Media.

theEword offers a free digital consultation

Source: How-Do
Date: 4th December 2009
How-Do help us to announce our new SEO Coffee initiative, which invites representatives from local businesses to pop into our office for a coffee and a croissant and learn more about SEO and online marketing.

Expansion, new starters and wins at theEword

Source: How-Do
Date: 1st December 2009
How-Do report on our latest contract wins and new members of staff as we take on Rachel Holce in the online marketing department and Nick Price in development. The article also mentions our TopSEOs award.

theEword named in top ten SEO companies

Source: Crain's Manchester Business
Date: 9th November 2009
From Crain's:

A North West search engine optimisation (SEO) firm has made it into a list of the top agencies in the UK. The nationwide survey was carried out by American online research firm TopSEOs and saw Trafford Park-based theEword take the number nine spot. Up to 300 SEO firms are monitored each month and judged on customer satisfaction, results, creativity and cost. Al Mackin, theEword's managing director and one of Crain's 40 Under 40, said the firm's first appearance in the list follows a remarkably successful period.

theEword in SEO top ten

Source: North West Business Insider
Date: 4th September 2009
Our debut in the TopSEOs list of the ten best search engine optimisation companies in the UK is marked by our first appearance in the North West Business Insider's weekly newsletter.

Britain's Got Talent star DJ Talent raps for Unit, optimised by theEword

Source: How-Do
Date: 26th August 2009
Here is How-Do's typically tongue-in-cheek take on our involvement in DJ Talent's BOGOF Bingo advert. theEword optimised campaign terms to the top of Google in 24 hours.

theEword appointed by Miller Metcalfe

Source: How-Do
Date: 7th July 2009
This story from How-Do details our commission by Bolton-based property firm Miller Metcalfe, who signed us up to produce a targeted microsite aimed at valuation conversions, as well as provide other services.

theEword wins Buckingham Bingo

Source: How-Do
Date: 10th June 2009
Buckingham Bingo awards a marketing, design and development contract to theEword, reports How-Do. The Manchester SEO firm has been tasked with bringing the bingo operator's web arm up to date.

theEword launches Enlighten'd new site, wins brief from Antony Hodari

Source: How-Do
Date: 20th May 2009
How-Do reports on theEword's two latest success stories, as we roll out a brand new site for our client Enlighten Enviro, and celebrate winning an SEO, PPC and design contract for Antony Hodari, one of the biggest law firms in Manchester.

theEword relaunches online

Source: How-Do
Date: 8th May 2009
How-Do report on the launch of our new website, with details on the freshly introduced photo galleries, portfolios, news section and Twitter feed, along with a mention for Tom Glass and Mark Baker, who took part in a sponsored shark dive.

theEword add two new staff

Source: How-Do
Date: 30th March 2009
News report by How-Do announcing the latest additions to our growing team; Adrian Mursec becomes our senior developer and Stephen Dixon joins as a designer. The article also reports on theEword having picked up several new clients.

Appointments the word for theEword

Source: North West Business Insider
Date: 26th March 2009
From the appointments section of the North West Business Insider. This report details the latest additions to our technical and design teams.

theEword launches ShopLaptop with prime Google position

Source: How-Do
Date: 13th January 2009
How-Do reports on the successful launch of ShopLaptop, detailing how theEword's initial SEO consultancy had led to the website hitting top ten positions for its primary keywords and page one positions on over 500 other related search terms.

theEword wins contract to manage website

Source: Crain's Manchester Business
Date: 12th January 2009
Crain's Manchester Business announces that theEword has won a contract to provide SEO support and consultancy to ShopLaptop. They also pick up on the site's successful launch and strong search ranking positions.

theEword expands with Newsquest, The Magazine and KDS staffers

Source: How-Do
Date: 4th December 2008
A year during which theEword payroll expanded from two to ten is topped off by the arrival of three new team members, reports How-Do. Mark Baker joins the company as online marketing manager, while former The Magazine deputy editor Tom Mason becomes our new copywriter.