ideas we share

EXPERIENCE – COMMITMENT – PERSONALISED SERVICE

Project management and support, website building and digital marketing services in the South of France and internationally…

Based near Lorgues in the Var (83), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France and helping clients worldwide. We offer professional website building and digital marketing services. Whether you need a website for your business or you’re looking to improve your online presence, we have the skills and experience to help you succeed.

We have solutions for any budget.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation to find out how we can help you.

News

IWS support bid relating to the LT1 RFP for the Procurement of Long-Term Electricity Reliability Services in Ontario

We had the privilege of working with a distinguished partnership involved in bids in respect of the LT1 RFP. During our engagement, we successfully executed an array of services aligned with the RFP, including:
• Establishing several project websites (both RFP and ‘Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act’ compliant)
• Providing supporting content, such as PowerPoint presentations.
• Managing Community Engagement Requirements, as specified in the RFP.
• The identification of, and communications with, stakeholders in the community and local government.
• Orchestrating virtual public engagement meetings including production of recordings, transcripts and minutes.
• Providing evidence of activities in support of the proposal submission.

Our services were highly competitively priced and were delivered on time and within budget.

What We Do

WE ARE HERE TO HELP.

We help our clients to present a professional image on the web, on social media, in email and in print. We build engaging, intuitive websites designed to fit large and small screens, tuned for performance and search engine placement.

Why choose us?

  • Business consultancy and project support: from sourcing and producing content to community engagement and communications management, we bring our experience to your business.
  • Website Design and Development: We create beautiful, functional websites that are optimized for search engines and mobile devices.
  • Digital Marketing: We can help you reach your target audience through a variety of digital marketing channels, including social media, email marketing, and search engine optimization.
  • E-commerce: If you’re looking to sell products or services online, we can help you set up an e-commerce store that is secure and easy to use.
  • Website Maintenance: We can provide ongoing support and maintenance to ensure your website is always up-to-date and running smoothly.
  • Content: We can provide photography, video and copy-writing and translation services at very competitive rates.
  • Online Training: We can build interactive training courses, complete with videos, live sessions, assignments, tests and reports.

It’s not just about a website, it’s about working with you to develop your online strategy and digitally market your business and services. We have decades of experience in helping our diverse clients such as shops, educators, government organisations, real estate agents, owners of vacation rentals, artists and charities.

We are committed to delivering high-quality work that meets your expectations.

We are a small business…

We understand that your business needs reliable, high-quality services, just like we do. We do our best to ensure that your site performs well and is always available. But we also know that sometimes, even if everything is done correctly, circumstances can change and sometimes urgent intervention is needed.

If you need us, we will be here to help at any time.

We have extensive experience…

We have seen sites built without proper planning, bolted together with ‘plugins’ and ‘add-ons’ that don’t work together properly causing crashes or service outages. We see sites with uncompressed images or videos, that run painfully slowly, sites that don’t render properly on smartphones and tablets, sites with broken links, missing content or are not sufficiently protected from potential hackers. We know how to avoid these problems, and if you have a site like this, we know how to fix it.

What We’ve Done

EXAMPLES OF OUR WEBSITES

From boutiques to galleries, from property rentals sites to online courses, here are just a few of the many projects that we have worked on:

Who We Are

WE ARE NOT SIMPLY A COMPANY.

We are a collaboration… a partnership between us and you.
Paul Duffin

I trained and developed my career in IT in the UK, primarily at the Hamlet Computer Group. During my time there I progressed from trainee to management and eventually became a Director and then co-owner of the company. I was the technical head responsible for the design and implementation of all of our products. We were market leaders in examinations and assessment systems, with clients in the UK, Africa, India and the Caribbean, including the Royal Air Force Benevolent fund, Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board (OCSEB), the Royal College of Physicians, the British Council, the Caribbean Examinations Council and many more.

We came to the notice of a multi-national company who were looking to become global leaders in educational software through acquisition. They bought Hamlet in 2009, at which point we moved to France.

I have continued to develop my skills to include most recently app development in .Net Maui and video editing.

Gretchen Duffin

I began my career path in the U.S.A. as a Data Analyst which then lead to Fraud Investigator.  It was a fascinating experience and wonderful to have the opportunity to work with dedicated and gifted people.

That career path changed when I moved to England, where I was pulled into marketing, and held various roles in a small company, including researcher, database administrator, photographer, and designer. I enjoyed being part of a small company where one could really make a difference. I was then a marketing and IT manager for a group of companies, a position I held until we moved to Provence, France.

Who We Are

WE ARE NOT SIMPLY A COMPANY.

We are a collaboration… a partnership between us and you.
Paul Duffin

I trained and developed my career in IT in the UK, primarily at the Hamlet Computer Group. During my time there I progressed from trainee to management and eventually became a Director and then co-owner of the company. I was the technical head responsible for the design and implementation of all of our products. We were market leaders in examinations and assessment systems, with clients in the UK, Africa, India and the Caribbean, including the Royal Air Force Benevolent fund, Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board (OCSEB), the Royal College of Physicians, the British Council, the Caribbean Examinations Council and many more. We came to the notice of a multi-national company who were looking to become global leaders in educational software through acquisition. They bought Hamlet in 2009, at which point we moved to France. I have continued to develop my skills to include most recently app development and video editing.

Gretchen Duffin

I began my career path in the U.S.A. as a Data Analyst which quickly lead to Fraud Investigator. This was an eye-opening experience to a special part of the “business” world. It was a fascinating experience and I was blessed (yes… I’m Southern) to be part of a wonderful team and have the opportunity to work with dedicated and gifted people.

That career changed when I took a big leap and moved to a small English town. While living in the UK for seven years, I was pulled into marketing, and held various roles in a small company, including researcher, database administrator, photographer, and designer. I enjoyed being part of a small company where one could really make a difference. I was then a marketing and IT manager for a group of companies, a position I held until we moved to Provence, France.

We would be remiss if we did not also mention the other part of our team who contribute to the day-to-day team-building and our client-welcome committee…

Our Skills

A PLETHORA OF EXPERIENCE…

Together from our backgrounds, we offer a broad range of skills including :
  • WordPress

  • WooCommerce

  • HTML and CSS
  • Project management
  • Testing and Debugging
  • Graphic design for web or print
  • .Net Maui, Blazor, C#, JavaScript

  • Microsoft Visual Studio and SQLServer
  • Adobe Creative Cloud – Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro
  • Software, database and systems design and management

  • Audio Production – Cubase Pro

  • Photography and video : Fuji X Series cameras and lenses | GoPro
  • Technical SEO : security, site speed, canonical URLS, indexation, UX, accessibility, meta data…

WordPress
The ultimate solution for your website needs. As the leading content management system, it offers an intuitive interface, limitless customization through themes/ plugins, and search engine optimization advantage.
WooCommerce
The powerful e-commerce plugin that seamlessly integrates with WordPress, empowering you to have a customizable, feature-rich online store. WooCommerce offers flexibility, scalability, and a user-friendly interface... your pathway to a thriving online business!
PhotoShop
Adobe Photoshop is the ultimate tool for digital creativity. It is the industry-leading software which empowers one to bring imagination to life. Enter into a world of limitless design possibilities, photo editing mastery, and artistic expression.
InDesign
The industry standard desktop publishing software for laying out long-form multipage documents.
Visual Studio and SQLServer
For more specialist or demanding sites or apps, we use the Visual Studio suite of development tools and the enterprise level SQLServer database management system. Visual Studio is an integrated development environment from Microsoft.

What Our Clients Say

TESTIMONIALS

We work hard to provide an exceptional service. Our clients (both French and English-speaking) are based mostly in France, the USA and the UK.  We continuously evaluate the services that we offer and how we provide them using the feedback that we receive.  Read what our clients have to say about working with us…

(reviews are in the original language)

“Fantastic, reactive, prompt service. Nothing is ever a problem. Paul and Gretchen always find a solution. Slick and clever. After years of struggling to find the right platform we now have a fantastic and functional website which is one of our most important outreach tools. We cannot recommend them more highly.”

AA South of France | aa-southoffrance.org

“What a great name for a website, but it is not just a great name it is the ideal name for Gretchen’s and Paul’s website as this is exactly what they do. We have been working together for well over a year now and it is a collaboration rather than just doing what I want them to do. Gretchen and Paul make the ideal team. Complementing each other on their website work, but also complementing me. They understand what I want and tell me if they think it will work or not, give me other ways of looking at it and other ideas to consider that I would not have thought of otherwise. So thank you Paul and Gretchen for everything you do to help me.”

Tessa Baker | Artist | PaintProvenceWithTess.com

“Paul Duffin has been the webmaster for the International Women’s Club of Provence since 2012 when he and Gretchen were approached to create a website for the club by using a WordPress module which was then adapted to suit our requirements. As Administrator of the website my role was made easier by Paul’s rapid response to any request for help, even at weekends, thanks to his attitude of “the customer comes first”. There was no question that we would use anyone else and as a result Paul and Gretchen have just completed a major upgrade and improvement to our Club website with which we are very satisfied.”

Sue Spence | International Women’s Club Provence

The team at Ideas We Share is a provider of excellent work, combining creativity and reactivity. You can count on them to always provide excellent service and always find a solution to any issues that may occur. Prompt and quality service is what makes them unique.”

Catherine | Real Estate Agent | YourLifeInProvence.com

Ideas We Share built me a fantastic website and were very professional in every way. I have had nothing but wonderful compliments on the quality of design and photography. I have had many enquiries and jobs due to their input and would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to expand their business. Thank you Paul and Gretchen for all your help and time.

Patsy Politoff | Artist | PatsyPolitoff.com

We have been working with Gretchen and Paul for over 3 years and have found them to be knowledgeable on everything that we have asked them to do. They have done our website and videos, which have turned out wonderful. We would recommend their work to anyone looking for quality web design.”

Doug E. Rasmusson | Owner | MassageCupping.eu

“Quel bonheur d’avoir eu la chance de croiser le chemin de Paul et Gretchen !!  Finalement, après des années d’un site internet, sans évolution, fait par des “pros” ne sachant pas trop régler les soucis de gestion de mon ancien site, j’ai enfin trouvé un couple professionnel, créatif et efficace, pour réaliser un site internet à mon image.  Je conseille vivement d’avoir recours à leurs services, un exemple de disponibilité et de réactivité, vous pouvez y aller en toute confiance !! Un GRAND merci à vous !”

Jerome Wilm  |  Photographe  |   JeromeWilm.com

“Merci pour la disponibilité et le professionnalisme dont vous faites preuve, depuis la création du site et tout au long des années au cours desquelles il a évolué. Il est très important pour nous d’être accompagnés par des personnes compétentes et fiables … et vous avez toujours su être dignes de notre confiance.”

Ludovic FARGIER | Secrétaire Général | Mairie de Saint-Antonin du Var

“Nous avions un site internet depuis une dizaine d’années… cela prend un temps fou de créer un site, de le faire vivre, évoluer… on essaye toujours de faire les choses avec des bouts de ficelles mais au final le résultat est moyen Il nous a pompé une énergie folle et il nous dévalorisait. Avec Paul et Gretchen, on a maintenant un site internet moderne, qui nous met en valeur, on a économisé du temps pour faire des choses dans lesquelles nous sommes efficaces et qui nous plaisent, ils actualisent notre site presque en temps réel à notre demande, c’est juste formidable. On peut se concentrer sur nos compétitions et continuer d’apprendre et de partager la santé au naturelle ! Un grand MERCI à tous les deux.”

Jacky & Myriam Boisset | Champions

“Le couple idéal pour la création et gestion de sites internet. Paul toujours à la recherche de nouveaux modules et fonctionnalités à adapter à ma demande pour satisfaire les attentes de nos clients sur le plan du développement technique et Gretchen qui possède une maîtrise à la fois des instruments graphiques et création de visuels modernes et une grande connaissance de la fonction community manager. Le plus, les prestataires sont bilingues français et anglais ! Le extra plus, une réactivité avec des réponses et mise en place des modifications quasi instantanées.”

Julie | Manager | Biossentiel

“Après avoir tenter de construire 6 sites linstantcru.com avec des webmasters couteux et incompétents … je suis heureuse d’avoir confié la réalisation de mon site actuel à Paul et Gretchen Duffin. Après des années de galère, j’ai enfin rencontré ce couple webmasters loyaux, expérimentés et fiables ! Que du bonheur… enfin! ”

Marie-Sophie L | Raw Food Chef

Contact Us

LET’S TALK…

We would be delighted to speak with you or to meet with you, in person, to discuss your needs, visions, and to find out if we can help you. Feel free to call us, email us or use the form below…. there is no obligation and you might even get a nice cup of tea (or coffee).  

Paul
+33 (0)6.72.59.05.87
Paul @ IdeasWeShare.com

Gretchen
+33 (0)6.86.48.00.52
Gretchen @ IdeasWeShare.com