Pugpig is hitting the road

VW-wideBIGWe’ve decided it’s time for Pugpig to hit the road and go exploring, so we’re attending four events in four different countries over the next six weeks. Here’s where we’re going to be and when – make sure you come and find us if you’re going to be there!

 

Magfest, Edinburgh

On Friday 18 September Sean and Grant are going to be up in Edinburgh for Magfest, the International Magazine Festival and Conference, held annually by the PPA. Find out more here

 

World Publishing Expo, Hamburg

From Monday 5 – Wednesday 7 October, we’ll be on stand 1.255 at the Wan-Ifra World Publishing Expo in Hamburg. James, Sean and Grant will be at the three day event showcasing some of our favourite Pugpig-powered apps, and demonstrating just how easy it is to get an app up and running with Pugpig. Register for the event here

 

Digiday Publishing Summit, Barcelona

Jonny is going to be in Barcelona from Monday 5 – Wednesday 7 October at the Digiday Publishing Summit. The Summit will explore the ways publishers are navigating all things digital and has presentations from the likes of News UK and De Agostini Publishing. You can find out more about the Digiday Summit here

 

FIPP World Congress, Toronto

Jonny will also be joining over 800 people from the world of B2B and B2C media at the FIPP World Congress in Toronto from Tuesday 13 – Thursday 15 October. Make sure you say hi to him (or let him buy you a drink or two) if you are there, and find out more about the event here

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Driving workforce engagement with Pugpig

Earlier this week our very own James McLeod ran a webinar focused on helping corporate communications professionals understand how they can drive workforce engagement using Pugpig. We had some brilliant questions asked during the session, so make sure you listen all the way to the end to hear James being put on the spot by our audience!

 

Driving workforce engagement with Pugpig from Pugpig on Vimeo.

Listen to our Sales Manager James McLeod talk about how you can use Pugpig to create engaging internal communication apps.

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Webinar series: Make better business decisions by understanding your digital audience – in association with Quantcast

Pugpig is now able to offer cross-platform analytics through their integration with Quantcast. In this webinar, we hear from Alasdair Cross (Head of Publisher Business Development at Quantcast) about how gaining a new level of insight into your users can drive your business decisions.

 

Make better business decisions by understanding your digital audience – in association with Quantcast from Pugpig on Vimeo.

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Webinar series: Delivering puzzles to apps for deeper user engagement – in association with Puzzler Media

Pugpig has formally partnered with Puzzler to offer fully optimised puzzles of all shapes and sizes within your app. In this webinar, Sam and Tony from Puzzler Media talk us through the different puzzles available and how (they) can create a compelling app and generate a deeper level of engagement with users.

 

Delivering puzzles to apps for deeper user engagement – in association with Puzzler from Pugpig on Vimeo.

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Webinar series: Using segmented push notifications to keep users engaged with your app – in association with Urban Airship

This webinar sees Adam Butcher from Urban Airship, speak about how the careful use of targeted notifications can keep users engaged and interacting with your brand. With Pugpig’s built-in integration, you can implement a wide range of these push related features into your Pugpig-powered apps.

 

Using segmented push notifications to keep users engaged with your app – in association with Urban Airship from Pugpig on Vimeo.

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Webinar series: How to boost advertising revenue in your Pugpig powered app – in association with Specle

With the digital age of information making it harder and harder to charge for content, never has it been more important for content owners to find new and effective ways to engage readers with their advertising. This webinar sees CEO & Founder of Specle, Tom Beckenham, explain how publishers and content owners can use Pugpig’s integration with Specle to process and deliver ads to their digital publications easily across all platforms.

 

Specle webinar – How to boost advertising revenue in your Pugpig powered app from Pugpig on Vimeo.

 

 

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Kaldor and partners webinar series

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Did you know that with Pugpig, you also get a whole bunch of integrations with third party suppliers?

 

Come along to our series of short webinars to discover all you need to know about the third party integrations ready built within Pugpig. With the help of our partners Specle, Urban Airship, Puzzler and Quantcast, we’re going to introduce you to the additional features you get in Pugpig and explain how they can help ensure the success of your app.

 

Boost advertising revenue from your app – in association with Specle

Wednesday 17 June, 12.00pm

Attend this session to learn how our Specle integration allows you to process and deliver ads to your digital publications easily across all platforms.

Register now

 

Using segmented push notifications to keep users engaged with your app - in association with Urban Airship

Wednesday 24 June, 12.00pm

Attend this session to learn how to keep people engaged and make your mobile customers love your brand through the careful use of targeted notifications.

Register now

 

Delivering puzzles to apps for deeper user engagement – in association with Puzzler

Wednesday 1 July, 12.00pm

Attend this session to learn how puzzles can create a compelling app and generate a deeper level of engagement with users.

Register now

 

Make better business decisions by understanding your digital audience – in association with Quantcast

Thursday 9 July, 12.00pm

Attend this session to understand the new levels of insight you can gain into your users and how they can drive your business decisions.

Register now
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or want more information on any of these sessions.

 

info@kaldorgroup.com

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Three great charities take part in our first ever Hack Day

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Last Friday we held our first ever Hack Day where we invited charities to come along and build an interactive content app in a day. The action-packed day started at 9am with an introduction to Pugpig and a quick training session on using Pugpig Express, before it was all stations go.

 

Our three charities (Place2Be, Stroke Association and Pancreatic Cancer Action) spent the day conceiving, designing and building apps to aid their fundraising efforts and to improve donor communications. On hand to help with any design, code or app-build questions were a bunch of the team from Kaldor, plus Ben Edwards, Head of Front-End Development at Clock.

 

The teams were given thirty minutes to plan their app. this included thinking about their publishing model (continuously vs edition-based), their audience and their content. Once they had these things planned they moved onto the design stage where they worked with JCJ, Dan and Ben to design their apps and to create any new page layouts.

 

After a quick break for lunch our charities put all of this together and built their apps. It was at this stage they branded the app container and created their content, and Alex was on hand to help with this part.

 

Once the apps were built our charities then gave a quick demo of their app and a presentation on its future to our panel of judges from The Economist and Kaldor. The competition was close, but Pancreatic Cancer Action were crowned winners. They are hoping to launch their new fundraising app in June, and we’ll work closely with them over the next few weeks and months, helping them with any technical support they might need.

 

We had a fantastic day, and it was great to set such worthwhile causes up with beautiful apps. Thanks very much to Incisive Media who lent us their offices for the day, Robin and Suprio from The Economist who gave up their afternoons to judge the apps, Ben from Clock for being a huge help on the day, and of course our charities for taking part and for proving that beautiful apps really can be built in just one day.

 

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We had a great time at Mobile World Congress

MWC blogKaldor were at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona last week where we saw the latest and greatest devices being released, attended loads of presentations, looked around the exhibition stands, and had plenty of beers with the good people in the industry. Anastasia and Holly managed to collect every Android pin imaginable.

 

Our CTO (an ex-Chessmaster-extraordinaire) Jon Marks played a game of chess against the world champion Magnus Carlsen (the strongest chess player ever to grace this planet). Jon was given five minutes of game time to play against Magnus, who was given one minute. It was a pretty exciting speed-game to watch, but needless to say Magnus was once again crowned champion and Jon was a very gracious runner-up. Magnus was kind enough to explain to Jon where it all went wrong, and signed photos of his kids playing chess in the sun in Holland Park. Thanks very much to Nordic Semiconductor for giving Jon this opportunity.

All in all, an informative week, and confirmation that the future is indeed mobile!

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