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Sharing the load – an easier way to social media success

By |2020-01-20T13:45:08+00:00January 20th, 2020|Articles, Construction industry marketing|

Ensuring social media success relies on a number of factors. Giving the responsibility to one person is not necessarily the best route. We recently made a marketing communications presentation to a large building materials manufacturer. The subjects were widespread, but one area that came up for discussion was the use of social media. One of [...]

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Your brand and your staff

By |2020-01-10T12:21:34+00:00January 10th, 2020|Services|

All employees  play a crucial part in managing your brand, because they can affect what customers and colleagues think of your business. Therefore, it is important to ensure that they understand your brand and believe in what it stands for. If they do, their actions will communicate this to other colleagues and customers. Employees can [...]

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Marketing for start ups and small business

By |2020-01-03T13:11:22+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Our news|

Do you need a marketing department, but can't afford it? Marketing need not be expensive! As providers of integrated marketing communications we like to think of ourselves as the additional arm to any marketing department, but not every company has a marketing department, especially start up companies and small businesses who cannot justify a full-time [...]

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Content preparation for marketing materials

By |2019-12-13T13:35:05+00:00December 13th, 2019|Services|

Early on in the preparation of any printed marketing materials, and ideally before you contact a designer, it is important to prepare as much content as possible to make the process as efficient as possible and minimise costs. A great first step is to plan in outline and in order the information that will be [...]

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Is your branding still working for you?

By |2019-12-06T12:57:18+00:00December 6th, 2019|Services|

Whatever sector you work in, you should reassess your brand’s values every now and then and look to keep your communications fresh, if only to make sure that you are keeping up with changes in your markets and staying ahead of the competition. All successful companies revisit their brand and communications periodically, even the world's [...]

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Creativity for business

By |2019-11-29T14:10:21+00:00November 29th, 2019|Services|

Most people would categorise an advertising agency or design consultancy as being part of the ‘creative industry’. For these types of business it is certainly true that creativity is an important skill, if not the most important skill. Yet, for any business to survive and thrive, whatever field they are in, creativity is a vital [...]

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Email marketing

By |2019-11-22T15:53:10+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Articles, Digital, Marketing|

If you want to send out regular marketing messages then email could be a good option for you. It's quick, low or no cost and you can target the right audiences at the right time. Responses to emails tend to be higher than postal direct mailers because email is so immediate. Measuring results will show [...]

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Get an agency with dirt on its hands

By |2019-11-15T12:23:07+00:00November 15th, 2019|Construction industry marketing, Home, Marketing, PR|

Choosing a full service agency that is prepared to get dirty could make all the difference to your marketing, especially if you're in the construction industry. At a recent meeting with a prospective construction industry client, we were asked, "Would you be prepared to attend some of our installer training courses?" A simple question, and one [...]

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Making a marketing plan

By |2019-11-08T14:15:24+00:00November 8th, 2019|Services|

Have you been thinking you need to get together a marketing plan but just don’t seem to find the time or haven’t a clue where to start? Here’s our short guide to the essential elements you need to think about… Your marketing goals Are you looking for new customers, to increase repeat business, increase awareness [...]

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Why every start-up company needs graphic design

By |2019-11-01T12:47:55+00:00November 1st, 2019|Branding, Marketing|

So, you've got the business idea and you have a plan... One of the next vital steps in the process is naming your business and establishing its brand ethos, including the creation of a visual identity. You could decide on the name and branding strategy for yourself, but this is probably the best time to [...]

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