Sotic presenting at BigWP meetup – London 7th December

Client Login Sotic presenting at BigWP meetup – London 7th December Sotic are delighted to have been invited to present at the next Big WP meetup in London on Thursday 7th Dec at Twitter HQ. The BigWP meetup is open to developers, product managers and editorial teams who work on high-traffic or high-profile WordPress sites and we have been invited to share our experiences of using WordPress to power the British & Irish Lions’ digital platform for their tour to New Zealand earlier this year. Amongst other areas, our lead front end developer Dan Drave will be discussing how we delivered a fast, sustainable WP site and how we married our software with WordPress to create a Sports CMS. More from the Latest Sotic match support covering games from Tiblisi to Galway this weekend Rugby Writers’ Dinner – Doddie steals the show Sotic Office Hours & Support over the Festive Period Sotic appoint two new Directors GDPR – An Overview Blog TagsAberdeen FC accreditation British & Irish Lions camps and courses case studies content content marketing cycling data digital platform engagement events facebook football golf Google Guinness PRO14 IRFU Irish Rugby Ladies European Tour landing page Leicester Tigers LIVE microsite mobile first motorsport Olympics platform Premiership Rugby RBS 6 Nations Championship rugby season tickets seo social media software statistics support Tour of Britain Twitter Ulster Rugby Wales Rally GB website WordPress Your Club Your Lions YouTube Sotic is a specialist provider of award winning web services and software applications to the sports industry.     © 2015 Sotic Limited. All rights reserved | Privacy &...

New ‘Feature Story’ template released for Guinness PRO14

Client Login New Feature Story template released for Guinness PRO14 We’ve developed a brand new feature article template for our client Guinness PRO14 which is now live on the site. The client wanted the ability to run long-form content, such as opinion pieces, interviews or in-depth features from time to time but wanted these to look different to their general news content. Our design and front-end dev teams set to work, researching key elements and then creating a creating a clean simple layout that really pops on mobile and desktop. The template features include: Various text display options such as blocks of standard text and blocks of featured text (for headings/quotes) with the option to set a background image or colour hero images for maximum visibility the use of parallax images for a seamless page transition ability to curate content within sections for easier reading the option to add multiple images as well as in-page ads a progress bar so that readers can monitor how much of the article they have read Using the PRO14 colour palette, the feature articles are instantly identifiable on the site with a gold highlight and by adding the feature article category to the homepage and news aggregators it means that users can filter their news accordingly. https://www.pro14rugby.org/articles/ferreira-kings-relishing-global-game/ More from the Latest Sotic match support covering games from Tiblisi to Galway this weekend Rugby Writers’ Dinner – Doddie steals the show Sotic Office Hours & Support over the Festive Period Sotic appoint two new Directors GDPR – An Overview Blog TagsAberdeen FC accreditation British & Irish Lions camps and courses case studies content content...

Sotic supporting Wales Rally GB, 26-29 Oct 2017

Client Login Sotic supporting Wales Rally GB, 26-29th Oct 2017 It’s rally week at Sotic HQ as we support our client Wales Rally GB who are hosting the penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship from 26-29th October. The 2017 Dayinsure Wales Rally is the only leg of the 13-stage World Rally Championship to be held in Britain, and, as the penultimate round, is bound to feature some nail-biting action as spectators see the world’s best drivers and cars right on the limit. Wales Rally GB Sotic have been supporting WalesRallyGB since 2009 with their digital and press release/email marketing platform. We also provide on-site event support for the duration of the Championship (so keep an eye on our twitter @Sotic for some behind-the-scenes snippets.) The 2017 rally route was announced back in May and Thursday’s action takes place in north Wales while Friday is in the Llanidloes /Aberystwyth area. On Saturday the racing is concentrated in the Snowdonia region while on Sunday the cars and drivers will be near the Brenig and Alwen reservoirs with the Finish in Llandudno. Sotic are a digital sports agency. working across many sports including, football, rugby, golf, sailing and cycling. If you are involved in sport, either as an event/tournament/league organiser, a club, governing body or federation and fancy a chat about how Sotic could assist and support you on digital, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reach us at info@sotic.co.uk or call us on 0044 207 691 2450. More from the Latest Sotic match support covering games from Tiblisi to Galway this weekend Rugby Writers’ Dinner...

John Ludlam

Client Login John Ludlam It is with great sadness that we have to announce the sudden and untimely passing, after an accident at home, of our friend, colleague and director of Sotic, John Ludlam. After a successful career in the City, John set up Sotic in 2002 with his friend and business partner Leo Mindel and has for the past 15 years been a cornerstone of the company, setting the standards for vision, hard work and dedication to clients. His love of sport, and in particular rugby, was infectious and that, combined with his sound business acumen ideally placed him to lead the charge on digital strategy within sport. He will be greatly missed, as both a colleague, but more importantly a friend. Our deepest sympathies are with his family and friends, in particular his children Catherine, Jake and Francessca. We would like to acknowledge and thank all our friends and colleagues who have embraced us with sympathy and support during this difficult time. More from the Latest Sotic match support covering games from Tiblisi to Galway this weekend Rugby Writers’ Dinner – Doddie steals the show Sotic Office Hours & Support over the Festive Period Sotic appoint two new Directors GDPR – An Overview Blog TagsAberdeen FC accreditation British & Irish Lions camps and courses case studies content content marketing cycling data digital platform engagement events facebook football golf Google Guinness PRO14 IRFU Irish Rugby Ladies European Tour landing page Leicester Tigers LIVE microsite mobile first motorsport Olympics platform Premiership Rugby RBS 6 Nations Championship rugby season tickets seo social media software statistics support Tour of Britain Twitter...

Summer Review featuring Leeds Rhinos, Ireland 2023, Tour of Britain, Guinness PRO14, British & Irish Lions

Client Login Summer Review featuring Leeds Rhinos, Ireland 2023, Guinness PRO14 & British & Irish Lions So, summer is officially over, at least here at Sotic, signalled by the commencement of competitive rugby union with both the Aviva Premiership and the new-look Guinness PRO14 competitions kicking off last Friday. Here’s a look back at some of the projects we have been working on over the summer. Over the summer months the Guinness PRO12 became PRO14 with the addition of two South African clubs, the Cheetahs and the Kings. We undertook work to effectively re-brand the website, create content sections for the two new clubs, and re-mastered the fixture list, league table and live areas of the site to adopt the conference style set-up of the new league as well an extra match each weekend. We also revamped the match pages on the site (see here for an example) the Overview, Preview, Report, Live and Performance Stats, improving layout and increasing the amount of information available for users. The beginning of September also sees the annual Tour of Britain cycling event take place. This multi-stage competition features some of the world’s top riders and is part of the UCI’s Europe Tour. Sotic have been working with The Tour since 2013 and fans can follow each stage of the event live on their website until the big finish this Sunday in Cardiff, just 300 yards from the Sotic Office. The 2017 British & Irish Lions tour was Sotic’s third as digital partner to the Lions and while the first match was played on the 3rd June, it was a culmination of...