Intune-Media Blog Web Design and Development Blog Wed, 17 Dec 2008 19:11:14 +0000 en Purchase the finest ethical cashmere from outer mongolia on the new CocoonU website Wed, 17 Dec 2008 19:08:07 +0000 Jessica Intune Intune Media are pleased to showcase our latest website

We recommend a visit to this unique website for purchase of the finest ethical cashmere from outer mongolia for your loved ones. CocoonU source from nomadic herders who inhabit the Steppes of Outer Mongolia - a far cry from mass produced items from China. The love affair starts with the first touch.


Like all luxury goods, public and industry perceptions often assume that all is equal and that the best is the best. Cashmere is cashmere surely? Well only in the same way that wine is wine!

To ensure that your cashmere items are the absolute finest, there can only be one source - Outer Mongolia and CocoonU in particular.

CocoonU combines classic design with only the best raw materials and an ethical trading model. All of our products are made from 100% pure cashmere from Outer Mongolia. The severe winters in Outer Mongolia results in Cashmere fibres that are thinner and longer than that from other sources with fewer indents along the length of the fibre - this makes for super soft yet resilient yarns and the unmistakable ‘soapy’ feel. Cheaper cashmere often feels very soft due to the numerous machanical processes it has been through but it will not have the lifespan of finest cashmere such as ours.

The Cashmere goats which supply the raw material for CocoonU products are raised organically using centuries old nomadic herding methods and are combed rather than shorn. We don’t mix inferior hair and yarn with our cashmere and refuse to compromise on quality.


“Having spent most of my life working abroad and travelling I experienced a wealth of cultures, beliefs and personalities. My experiences made me realise that to buy the best product once and gain a lifetime of use was an ethical and valuable approach to life.

The source of these products gives us all something to think about - the self-reliant and family oriented way of life of nomadic herders leaves a light footprint on the planet whilst supplying outstanding raw materials for your cashmere.

Our human resources policies are exceptional and rival the HR systems used in Western Europe. Our staff are paid more than the minimum wage, have the right to join a union, go on strike, and enjoy freedoms unheard of across the border in China - where most cashmere is currently sourced. Even cashmere ‘Made in Scotland’ is often manufactured using yarn from China.

In bringing this luxurious yet eco-friendly range to you I hope that in the coming years you will find that you can’t go wrong with a CocoonU purchase.” Vanessa Streeton, CocoonU Founder


Not only do CocoonU produce our own range of finest quality cashmere, but we can produce bespoke items for fashion labels, corporate clients and even individuals.

We can incorporate subtle design cues from your existing products and brands, even including basic images within the pattern. We use knits with high quality yarn in any colour and combinations of gauges for products ranging from scarves, shawls, socks, gloves, pullovers, travel sets, cardigans, jackets and blankets.

Whatever products you wish to give as a corportate gift, CocoonU can make them from an eco-friendly and ethically sourced exceptional material. To date we have been working closely with global luxury brands in sectors as diverse as yachting, fashion, professional sport, interiors, motoring and executive aviation.

For more information contact vanessa - or visit to shop online

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new website launch! Farrahs of Harrogate Tue, 02 Dec 2008 10:53:05 +0000 Jessica Intune Today we are proud to announce the launch of the brand new Farrah’s of Harrogate website. The new website showcases their wide range of delicious toffee, cakes, drums of biscuits, boxes of fudge, gift sets, sweet bags and bars as well as providing information for trade enquiries.

Farrah’s has become famous for Original Harrogate Toffee. Established in 1840, now recognised the world over for our distinctive Blue & Silver Embossed Tins. Farrah’s now offer far more than just Toffee. You will see as you browse through our site our product range now exceeds 250 different products. We supply over 750 retail outlets in the UK and currently export to 8 other countries.

If you have a retail outlet and are interested in any of their products please visit their website, complete the trade enquiry form and they will send you their full brochure and pricelist. Over 200 of their products are available. You can have as many different products as you want, all with your own designs.

If you would like to order individual farrahs products please visit

Farrah’s Original Toffee. A wonderful treat for the whole family.

If you are a confectionery business and would like to discuss your website, contact for a free consultancy on your online sales potential in 2009.

site launch! Sun, 12 Oct 2008 09:48:26 +0000 Jessica Intune Ok, so you’re happy with the design, we’ve got your content in there, it’s been fully tested, so what are you waiting for ? :-) Last minute nerves when it comes to launching a website are common.

Is it the best it can be? what will people think of it? what will i do once it’s launched?

Successfully launching a new website is an art form. By breaking the process down into a series of small steps we’ll it into more of a science and make your chances of success much higher.

Intune Media will put your mind at ease. We’ll make launching your new website fun, motivating and financially rewarding.

In the first few weeks we’ll help you understand, the key is in driving a huge amount of traffic to your new site. A ‘viral’ launch. Traffic has to come from getting links from popular news sites, blogs or perhaps social sites. This is the only way your launch will be a success.

Our aims when launching your new website:

1. Get as many links as possible
2. Get as many visitors as possible
3. Get as many subscribers to a blog or news feed as possible for those important future campaigns

Simple, but effective. It is very important to take advantage of your initial storm of publicity to build some foundations for future success. The links you build from your launch will help your search engine rankings. The subscribers you build in your first few months are the people who will help grow your brand for the years to come.

With millions of sites being launched every year people shouldn’t expect to get traffic without doing some work on their marketing. A wise business would budget accordingly for marketing their site in the first month to stand the best chance of generating a substantial return on investment.

you would think…

A wise business would make sure their product is valuable to consumers, or people will visit, leave and be uninclined to return. There’s not alot we can do about that one tho, that’s up to you ;-)

what is web 3.0? part 2 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:01:11 +0000 Jessica Intune Intune Media are on a mission to bring the latest web trends to your business and make you lots of money. We’ve been following web 3.0 rumblings. Here’s part 2 for you:

Web 3.0 explained with a stamp (pt II: techniques)

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Contact us to learn the benefits of web 3.0 for your business’ online presence.

what is web 3.0? part 1 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:51:06 +0000 Jessica Intune Intune Media keep on the cutting edge of web design, development, marketing and management by spending literallly hours researching and testing the latest developer trends. We’ve heard the rumblings of web 3.0 for some time now, but what is it all about?

Dutch internet strategy adviser Freek Bijl has released a clear and easy to understand presentation we thought you’d appreciate. It’ll give you an idea of what web 3.0 is and what technologies it uses:

Web 3.0 explained with a stamp (pt I: the basics)

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Watch this space; we’ll keep you updated with anything else we find on this interesting topic. If you’d like us to review your website for it’s web 3.0 potential, contact us and we’ll be happy to provide you with a roadmap to online success contact us

Looking for a web design company in harrogate? Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:29:46 +0000 Jessica Intune Looking for a web company in harrogate?

We create websites that work. We help our clients make money through their website from the work go! and we support their online business needs 24/7

Intune Media are eager and willing to provide you with a detailed website specification and very competitive cost estimate for any website design and development projects you may have.

If you need help and advice with raising your company’s presence online, please feel free to contact us - why not send us (in full confidence) your needs and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

We’ll try our very best to give you the most competitive quote based on your requirements, which we can even help you formulate.

Rest assured our cost estimates are complete, professional, transparent and accurate - and then we’ll deliver the service we promise - contact us at or check out for further details.

new site launch! HS2 database marketing make it happen online Mon, 11 Aug 2008 17:19:29 +0000 Jessica Intune Intune Media are delighted to announce the launch of the new HS2 website.  HS2 is a database marketing agency based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

“ Direct Marketing is more relevant for businesses today than it has ever been. Increasing numbers of companies recognise the benefits of developing and managing relationships with their customers. They see the rewards of this very targeted and measurable form of marketing activity. ”

In fact in a world where a good online presence is essential to survive, it is those companies who learn to manage the customer relationship effectively across all media that really excel.

Nick Silcocks, HS2

Here at Intune, we couldn’t agree more. If you want to improve your online presence, drop us an enquiry for a free consulation

is your company keeping pace with online marketing? Mon, 11 Aug 2008 10:45:36 +0000 Jessica Intune It really isn’t enough to have a good looking website any more, if your customers can’t find you in the first place….Did you know that search engine marketing is changing. Do you have a strong web partner to keep you on the cutting edge and above your competitors?

We are members of the White Rose BNI and every week we see businesses waking up to the new challenges of marketing themselves online; the old methods of meta tags, hidden text and on-site optimisation are making way for blog marketing, social media and online PR. Search engines are now crawling Flash sites so web developers have to up their game. And so they should. If we promise the best for our clients, it’s up to us to deliver on time, on budget and with visible results.

If you are a clued up business owner, contact Intune Media for a free no obligation website reveiw. We expect you’ll be asking for social media optimisation as standard and some form of social networking element in your new site. As Google continues its move away from a link based algorithm to a social based algorithm, traditional companies websites will start to get left behind unless they have a strong web partner. We’d love to work with you.

We’ll make sure your company’s web strategy is up to date with a plan of action for 2009, integrating search engine optimisation, Pay Per Click campaigns, social media, universal search, linkbait and viral marketing. You’ll quickly understand how powerful an arm your website can truly be to your long term business goals, or i’ll eat my hat!

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2-inspire - free business development event Sat, 02 Aug 2008 17:06:47 +0000 Jessica Intune I had the pleasure to meet Diane from 2-inspire this week and she told me all about their free business inspiration seminars. I think they sound wonderful and i’ve booked onto one on the 31st October. In true intune media style i thought i’d post you some info, incase you fancy booking onto one of their events:

Your Invitation to Join Us for a Free 2 Hour Seminar

We are delighted to inform you of our next seminars to be held in September, October, November and December this year.

We have secured fantastic venues - what could be a better way to start the day than at the beautiful setting of Hazlewood Castle and Rudding Park or the city chic atmosphere of Malmaison in Leeds, enjoying coffee and breakfast followed by a seminar with our inspirational speaker and highly respected business entrepreneur, Rob Northfield.

Rob has worked with top companies including The Bank of England, Leeds United & British Petroleum. The seminars are a must attend event for people who want to positively impact on their leadership skills, employee motivation and company performance.

In two enjoyable hours, Rob promises to impact on your thinking, both personally and in business proving anything is achievable - possibly the best two hours that you have ever invested.

more info


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need a window cleaner? new site launch! darley facilities reaching beyond your expectations Fri, 01 Aug 2008 08:25:28 +0000 Jessica Intune Intune Media are chuffed to bits to announce the launch of their latest client’s website.

Darley facilities are reaching beyond the nations expectations with their professional services, inspiring branding and newly launched accessible and user friendly website.

Since their beginning in 1997 (formerly Darley Window Cleaning) Darley Facilities Limited have become one of the leading window cleaning contractors. They strive to offer their customers the best service possible tailored suit any need or specification. This company is dedicated to Health & Safety and to this end work directly with such companies as National Britannia with their SafeContractor Scheme and Excel Health & Safety, their H&S Consultants.

Darley Facilities provide solutions to make that first impression count. We promote confidence in your company and inspire business and staff to focus on increasing productivity which in turn improve company performance.

For professional window cleaning and a squeeky clean service, we recommend you call Mick at Darley Facilities

Mick realised that consumers are increasingly looking online for products and services. If you are a trade business in the harrogate area and would like to improve your online presence, contact us for a free, no obligation website review.