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2016 The London Tattoo Convention: Website design

The London Tattoo Convention is in it’s 12th year and is held annually in September at Tobacco Dock, London.  We are honoured to have a 12 year working relationship with the organisers and since the launch of the original website, designed and produced by Creative Beast, over 4 million people have visited the site.  We have created a new responsive website design for 2014 to coincide with the 10th Anniversary, and since go-live, The London Tattoo Convention facebook page likes have increased to well over 100,000 and Twitter has grown to over 10K in followers, both continue to grow daily.

The response has been awesome, Creative Beast creates graphics and updates to the website as required and also posts the updates on the The London Tattoo Convention Twitter page.  We also created an e-shot system to target the huge on-line audience – The London Tattoo Convention uses this system to shout about the amazing artists and acts due to appear at the show. Alongside the amazing internet and social media campaign, we have also produced advertising campaigns for magazines ‘Bizarre’ and ’Front’ together with local press publications throughout the UK.

Due to the strength of our long-term relationship, The London Tattoo Convention organisers approached Creative Beast to design and build an additional Website Design for them to sell advance tickets.  Partnering with the online payment provider Barclaycard, Creative Beast produced a brand identity and unique e-commerce ticket website “Kingpin Tickets”. Rather than receiving a printed ticket in the post, purchasers receive an e-mail with a unique barcode. Each purchaser prints their own ticket (or presents it on their smartphone) – saving The London Tattoo Convention postage and printing costs and also allowing them to make the full profit on their ticket sales rather than paying agents fees.  Creative Beast also worked with the The London Tattoo Convention team at the show to scan the tickets – the ticket scans validate the purchase as well as updating the client database and providing statistics surrounding ticket usage.

Visit The London Tattoo Convention website here

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