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03.06.20

After 14 years of building and resdesigning websites for a variety of clients, we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. While a good website will require significant investment, it isn’t all about how much you spend. A website is just one part of your digital strategy and without a defined goal and marketing tactics – it may not offer the return on investment you expect. 

From UX (user experience) to social media, we’re here to cover why an integrated agency is best placed to deliver a website that can help you achieve your goals. (more…)

29.05.20

Football leagues around the world are currently making tough decisions on the end of the 2019/20 season. As things stand, France has taken the plunge and awarded PSG the title, while The Netherlands has decided to cancel all promotions and relegations. While we wait for Project Restart on June 17th, Premier League fans like us are twiddling our thumbs come three o’clock on a Saturday.

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21.05.20

With an estimated 85% reduction in footfall to retail stores during the lockdown period and most hospitality venues shutting down altogether, e-commerce has been the only way for many brands to stay afloat.

With more pressure than ever for online channels to perform, ensuring customers can easily find your products on search engines could have a solid effect on your bottom line. To get you started, here is our beginners guide to SEO for food and drink brands. (more…)

20.05.20

Manchester is our home and we couldn’t be more proud of it. Over the past few months, this unique city has once again shown its enormous strength and resilience. Known for our ‘hive mentality’, collaboration is central to the culture of the city and the thriving homegrown creative industry we’re a part of is the best example of that mentality.

To celebrate our fellow creatives, we teamed up with commercial film production house, Anattic, to create a film for The Business Growth Hub. Read on to find out more about the project and see the video.  (more…)

07.05.20

We are thrilled to announce, following a global, competitive pitch, we have been awarded the contract to deliver an integrated marketing strategy for IRE Oil & Gas FZE, one of the Middle East’s leading equipment suppliers to the oil and gas industry. (more…)

24.04.20

From chia seed brands and kimchi makers, to chocolatiers and fast food giants, most food brands – large and small – have a social media presence.  (more…)

16.04.20

When Hydes Brewery needed a complete re-think of its beer line, ‘The Beer Studio’, we presented a vibrant new approach… Following a competitive pitch, we took Hydes Brewery’s dedication to experimentation and innovation to a new level with a complete rebrand of their popular cask ales range – “The Beer Studio”.

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14.04.20

We’re simply brimming with joy as we announce that, following a three-way pitch process, we have been appointed by The Skinny Food Co to sweeten up the ‘guilt-free syrup and sauce’ brand’s PR strategy

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Working from home during covid-19

07.04.20

Over the last decade or so, home and remote working has increased dramatically, as technology allows us to stay connected and work collaboratively with ease, and employers allow staff to work flexibly to help with work-life balance. 

 

A recent ONS Labour Force Survey found that 1.54 million people now work from home for their main job, and the BBC’s Wake Up to Money programme noted that there was a 74 per cent increase in people working from home between 2008 and 2018. On top of this, there are 4.8 million self-employed people in the UK, who regularly work from their kitchen tables hustling and grinding, driving their businesses forward.

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