As advocates for open source software (OSS), we often get asked whether open source content management systems (CMS) are as secure as proprietary systems. This debate will probably rumble on for time eternal, but here are a few thoughts on how you can keep your website safe in the meantime....
US Government memo supporting open source software: secure enough for you?12th September 2012Posted byin
Salisbury Cathedral in all its glory.22nd August 2012
We are delighted to announce that we have won the contract for the redevelopment of Salisbury Cathedral's digital strategy and website.
Salisbury is renowned as one of England's most beautiful cathedrals, and is very much a living church as well as being home to the best preserved...Posted byin
Tom Cruise in the film Minority Report: not as futuristic as you might think...08th August 2012
Here in the Herd office, we sometimes (but not very often) like to take a break from day-to-day goings on and do a bit of future-gazing. With our interest in touchscreen technology and the increasing popularity of responsive design, we got to thinking about where this might all be heading....Posted byin
St. Pancras Station plays host to some fun theatre.01st August 2012
Our last post about the goings on in our local community was quite a while ago now, but lots has been happening of late, such as this new venture from interactive theatre company Bread and Goose....Posted byin
16th July 2012
We have won a raft of new website contracts in the last few weeks and are looking for a new developer to join the Herd. If you're an experienced Drupaler, check out the job advert ...Posted byin
Bond's new online health check tool: built in Drupal by Herd10th July 2012
Over the last 6 months, we have been collaborating with the Effectiveness team at Bond to create a new health check tool for the international development sector.
The tool will be used by NGOs in the international development sector to help them understand their strengths and weaknesses...Posted byin
MyBond: a social network for the international development sector14th April 2012
Over the last few months we have been working on an exciting new online community website for Bond, the membership body for UK-based NGOs working in international development.
We've been given the fairly ambitious task of taking...Posted byin
An MSF surgeon at work at the Carrefour Hospital in Haiti12th March 2012
We have just put the finishing touches to a new WordPress blogging platform for Médecins Sans Frontières. MSF will be using the site to share stories and photos from MSF field-workers around the world.
MSF are one of the most...Posted byin
Future100 Awards ceremony at Ernst & Young17th November 2011
Striding Out's Future 100 Awards today highlighted Herd as one of the top 10 socially responsible companies in the UK from a list of 100 winners. Here at our office we're all feeling really pleased with this recognition. Herd's...Posted byin
There are better ways to make the case for online video than this. (Image: Mixy Lorenzo)14th September 2011
Our clients often ask us how they can demonstrate the value of online video to their managers, directors or trustees.
Over the coming weeks we'll be releasing a series of posts looking at some of the reasons why online video should be part of every organisation's communications...Posted byin
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TV's Tommy Walsh in our green screen studio21st June 2011
After a busy week of filming on our new project for the British Safety Council and a fast turnaround edit, "The Safest Games Ever" is now finished!
The film is fronted by presenter Tommy Walsh...Posted byin
ActionAid's trade justice campaign21st May 2011
Over the last two months we've been working with Bond, the membership body for NGOs in international development, to create a new campaigning microsite about economic justice and the Millennium Development Goals.
The site is built...Posted byin
Trailblazers' Tanvi Vyas interviewing Sigourney Weaver at the UK premiere of PAUL21st May 2011
When it comes to exploring issues of social inequality, there’s nothing quite like the power of documentary film to give voice to opinions that might otherwise go unheard. Over the last few months, we’ve been putting this idea to the test by working with the Muscular Dystrophy...Posted byin
First glimpse of Saietta at the MCN Motorcycle Show04th February 2011
Over the last couple of weeks we've been working on the launch film for Saietta a new electric sports bike from Agility....Posted byin
"Mmm... Drupal 7 cupcakes...."10th January 2011Posted byin
25th November 2010
We've just finished a little film documenting Bond's 2010 annual conference.
Image courtesy of schmilblick (Flickr)25th November 2010
We don't necessarily think that video on its own is always the best solution to a problem, but as an integral part of a wider reaching marketing or communications strategy it can play a vital role in ensuring that your messages whether inward or outward facing are understood and engaged with...Posted byin
First draft sketches for our "Lifecycle of HIV" animation24th November 2010
We're only a short step away from uploading the 'Lifecycle of HIV' film we've been working on for The Terrence Higgins Trust (THT).
It's been an interesting project. THT identified that people infected with HIV were...Posted byin
23rd November 2010
Well here we are, our very first blog post as a brand new communications agency.
Over the coming months we'll be sharing the highs and lows of starting up a social enterprise communications company, peppered with a few of our thoughts on all things digital. We've got blog posts...Posted byin
herd about town
- Working on our #socialmediatraining programme today, designed for non-profits and membership orgs - get in touch if you're in need!
- Re-brand of Herd coming soon. We're wondering, what's the best example of digital agency #branding you've seen?
- Have a read of this article which shares 3 ways to boost viewing figures of your #OnlineVideo; t.co/elYhfTrSMD