2013 sees a brand new online look for the SDF as it launches its new website and embraces social media networking with a Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
The new-look website – at the same address: www.scottishdecorators.co.uk – has been completely re-designed to be as clear, clean and user-friendly as possible.
The navigation is simplified with a new kiosk-style format so users can instantly find the information they want.
And there is more colour and images that reflect the Federation’s visual industry.
Customers looking to contact an SDF member can access the updated search function in the ‘Find A Decorator’ section while prospective members can review all the membership benefits and apply online through the ‘Join the SDF’ kiosk.
Members will need a username and password to access the members’ area control panel that includes important, regularly updated information on education & training, apprenticeships, law & legislation, events, and resources such as the SDF newsletter, Decorating Matters Magazine and the SDF app.
The SDF is embracing social media as a new way to engage with their members, the industry and interest groups in different ways. Users can read the latest SDF-related and industry news, find out about new products and SDF offers as well as discover the range of the SDF’s activities and how members can get involved and make a difference to the industry.
Take a look at and ‘like’ the new Facebook page – www.facebook.com/scottishdecoratorsfederation.
The SDF’s dedicated YouTube Channel will host their online videos via the Facebook page and website.
Ian Rogers, Chief Executive of the SDF, said: “After receiving a number of creative proposals, the board plumped for vibrant, Glasgow-based company Pocapoc Creative who just got what we were looking for. Our PR consultant Jenny Kumar of JK Consultancy managed the project and since their appointment in August, we’ve been working hard on our online presence to make sure it’s fit for purpose and appeals to our different audiences.
“We’re embarking on a new and exciting online journey and hope you’ll support us by giving constructive feedback and spreading the word.”
Any members wishing to contribute images for the website of interesting projects should send jpegs no larger than 1mb to email@example.com and include the project details in the email.