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Marketing Genius - Studio Venues Branded Goodies Marketing Genius - Studio Venues Branded Goodies
Creating Media have recently done some slightly different work for a long-term contact of ours – Studio Venues. The Studio are a great independent conference and event venue right in the heart of Birmingham. Inspired by our sister company Umami’s blog on ‘new old-fashioned marketing’ they decided to send gifts out to potential clients. To show off their fantastic catering they decided to send loaf cakes in branded tins and branded cotton shopper bags stuffed with goodies. This provided a branded, useful keepsake as well as a shareable treat for some instant gratification. Both products have a strapline across the middle, and a logo with contact...
Apples, Sustainability and local business on Radio 4! Apples, Sustainability and local business on Radio 4!
Today we heard that a fantastic local farm & farm shop, Hanley Farm Shop, have been featured on Radio 4’s Farming Today programme. They are talking all about the organic label, and whether it does more harm than good. Listen to it on Radio 4’s iPlayer . It’s great to hear a local company get a national spotlight – especially one that is linked so closely with many things we’re passionate about at Creating Media, like great food, local issues and sustainability. Hanley Farm Shop is a fantastic local shop, selling beautiful products from a converted barn on Tidenham Chase (a great road with stunning...
Creating Media work - Quadratec Creating Media work - Quadratec
Creating Media have recently created an new website for Quadratec – a local engineering specialist. Quadratec design and develop solutions for a broad range of companies – everything from aerodynamics to robotics and stress testing for high-speed and high-pressure machine parts.   Quadratec are very local to the Creating Media office, being base just of the other side of Portskewett on Severn View Industrial Estate in Caldicot. We love working with great local clients like this. We started the site some months ago, and it quickly grew from our initial conversations. The site now features drop-down menus, a custom contact form and a library of downloadable...
Creating Media's Kickstarter Favourites - Jolly Clothing Creating Media's Kickstarter Favourites - Jolly Clothing
Each week we’ll be blogging about some of our favourite kickstarter projects out there. Crowdfunding is a fantastic idea that’s really been taking off recently, where supporters pledge amounts of money to help innovative new ideas get off the ground. It’s great, because you’d pay that money to buy the product in the shops anyway, so it’s just paying in advance. There are always bigger and smaller amounts too – thank-you cards, bulk packs and exclusive gifts, to encourage people to give whatever they can. Often projects are highly design-led, such as innovative or creative new products (very Dragons Den) so...
Creating Media Work - Chantler Teas Creating Media Work - Chantler Teas
Creating Media have recently created the new logo and packaging design for the fantastic Chantler Teas in Abergavenny. Chantler Teas and Creating Media were recommended to work together by Business Wales, when they felt that their quickly growing business was in need of a professional facelift to match its new market space and allow them to grow further. We began the process by going for a meeting (complete with a cup of lovely loose leaf tea) where we dicussed want Elizabeth and Barry at Chantler Teas wanted from the logo – something that would appeal to their wide range of drinkers but steer clear of...
Creating Media at the Monmouthshire Business Awards Creating Media at the Monmouthshire Business Awards
Friday evening saw the Creating Media team scrubbing up for an evening of glitz and glamour at the Monmouthshire Business Awards finals. Plenty of our friends and clients were finalists, and we were finalists ourselves with our sister company Umami in the category of Excellence in Marketing, against two of the biggest local Monmouthshire companies, Mabey Bridge and Hicks Logistics. No pressure. We entered St Pierre to a reception of sparkling wine and canapés, always a nice way to start an evening, and plenty of fantastic local businesspeople to mingle with and chat to. We were then ushered into the dining room, decked out in...
Creating Media Work - Classic Ironworks Creating Media Work - Classic Ironworks
Creating Media have been working on the website for Classic Ironworks for the last few months, and are very happy to announce that today the site has gone live at Classic Ironworks are a fantastic specialised engineering company from Somerset, and have carried out work on staircases, verandas and balconies across Bristol, Bath and the South West. The website has a brushed metal style background, representing the metalwork carried out by the skilled team, and an eye-catching blue and orange colour theme. The blue was already present in the Classic Ironworks logo, and the orange was added as a contrasting highlight for the...
The divorce of Lloyds and TSB - who got custody of the pointy-nosed children? The divorce of Lloyds and TSB - who got custody of the pointy-nosed children?
It’s now been a month since one of the biggest high-street banks, Lloyds TSB, was forced by an EU ruling to split into two companies – Lloyds and TSB. We have been watching this closely as a design agency, very interested to see what each branch does with their branding. None of us were really fans of the old branding – the bizarre pointy-nosed family felt a little patronising and childish, not particularly want you want from a bank. TSB have reclaimed their logo from before they were swallowed up by Lloyds in 1995, but with an updated edge. A sans-serif font...
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