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About us

Who we are, what we do, and what 'Laika' means to us

We’re Laika Digital. A freelance collective digital marketing agency based in Northampton, but operating throughout the midlands and London.

My name is Ryan and i started this agency in 2019. I’ve been in the digital marketing space for over 10 years now. Starting as a web designer i gradually moved into SEO over the years. I’ve worked for a number of agencies and start-ups and i’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly in the industry. Laika Digital is primarily a web design and seo agency and our goal is to help local businesses grow their presence online through honest digital marketing techniques. We’re not looking for a quck quid like a lot of agencies out there. We want to work with businesses to help them achieve their goals.

We take a personal approach, and pride ourselves on working with a small number of companies so everybody gets the service they deserves.

What does Laika mean?

I’m glad you asked! Laika was the first canine sent to space. She was sent up by Soviet Russia way back in 1957. Her trip into the great beyond was ultimately a data gathering mission, but it was so much more than that. Laika proved that life in space was possible, her vital signs provided valuable information about the effects of space travel on a living, breathing, thinking creature. Laika’s original name was ‘Kudryavka’ but her tendancy to Bark louder than the other pooches led her to be renamed Laika, which meant ‘Barker’.

What Laika means to us

Well there are a few reasons for using the name ‘Laika’. First an foremost, i’m a dog person. I have two awesome Dachshunds and a spunky little Jack Russel. 

Secondly, the story of Laika the space dog was always something that intrigued me, and the thought of incorperating her into my branding was something that excited me. Laika was chosen because she barked louder than the competition, and that’s something all businesses need to do! Be louder than your competition! Get yourselves out into the great unknown and prepare for adventure. Be like Laika!