Back in January 2016, WDA Branding were appointed to rebrand SDL, formerly known as Shepherd Direct Ltd. The rebrand was a group strategy to pull together all of the aspects of their comprehensive range of property related services.

First on the agenda was to unify the businesses and adopt the “SDL” prefix. This has allowed acquisitions to adopt the new group identity whilst retaining historic recognition. You can read more about the rebranding of SDL here.

More recently, WDA have been tasked with carrying these changes over into their website. Having a go-to place for the entirety of SDL’s property management offering was the main aim – meaning that visitors to their website could not only find all that they needed in one place…but also (with cross-selling in mind) find things they didn’t know they needed.

The new SDL Property Management website is fresh and clean with a place for all services including Lettings, Estate Management and the newly launched SDL Property Partners.

WDA’s Creative Director Chris Redshaw, said:

“It can be a complicated task to amalgamate a multitude of service offerings into one website but SDL were great to work with and more than happy to take our advice on board.

We’ve created a new modular website that can be adapted and scaled easily as the business grows, although the group is already a Sunday Times Fast Track Co with over 400 staff. Whilst making the new website bright and modern, we made sure they kept aspects of the original branding, such as Shep, the trusty SDL Border Collie.”

If you’d like to find out how WDA Branding can help your organisation, you can contact us here, or call the studio directly on 01332 372728.

SDL Website Design

WDA are delighted to welcome Susie O’Neill on board. Susie is a strong digital marketer and copy writer who will lead the team’s digital marketing offering to clients.

Susie brings a strong skill set to the team. She’s a wordsmith, analytics wizard, strategically minded and search engine savvy. Having graduated from Derby Uni with a degree in English Literature and Media Writing, she has gathered experience within digital and content marketing in both agency side and in-house roles. Most recently at Midlands firm, PKF Cooper Parry and previously at a Derbyshire marketing agency providing PR and digital marketing to the likes of Suzuki and Mitsubishi.

From blog writing and website content to social media, technical SEO and analysing data, Susie is a self confessed geek that loves to watch the positive results roll in after she’s taken on a digital campaign.

When she’s not glued to a computer screen, you’ll likely find her hanging out with her dog (Frank the one eyed Shih-Tzu) and checking out the latest Apple tech.

If you’ve got any questions about your digital marketing approach or if you just want to say ‘Hi’, email her today at [email protected] or give her a call on 01332 372728.