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News from the Mews
June 24th marked a key date for our client Lisa Shek, proprietor of Little Things Café. After months of planning and preparation she finally opened the doors at 35 Reform Street. We popped in for a “working lunch” and can certainly recommend Lisa’s delicious cupcakes! Throughout the project we collaborated closely with the interior designer to make sure the brand style was carried through in all the design features, website and printed collateral.
Websites that work!
Over the past few months we have developed and launched several mobile optimised websites including one for new Scottish charity Feisty Women. Campaigning for equal rights for older women,
the site has picked up great traction since its launch with many supporters signing up as members and setting up their own
profiles to engage in the debate.
We have also launched websites for Dundee start-up businesses Fuel for Innovation and Summit Facilities Services. With several others in the pipeline we are very excited to be extending this service to new and existing clients. Please get in touch with our friendly team if you need support to get your business online!
May & June 2019
We were delighted to have been recognised in CV Magazine’s Media Innovator Awards as The Best Creative Marketing Business for eastern Scotland. This demonstrates that the work we are doing for our clients is being valued and applauded.
We have also recently been accredited as a Design Rush Agency and as one of their Top 25 Branding Agencies of 2019! Read their recent press release here.
DesignRush.com is a B2B marketplace connecting brands with creative agencies around the world.
Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail
We’re delighted to co-sponsor the Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce “Oor Rabbie”! He can be found on the quayside outside the Chamber offices and is part of a nationwide trail which is raising vital funds for The Archie Foundation.
May 22nd saw us host our first ever ‘How to create a winning brand’ workshop for local business women’s group Women Ahead. We had a fantastic evening with 12 delegates who are all at different stages with their businesses. Using our custom-designed interactive worksheets, everyone took away actions to improve their brand strategy and marketing efforts. Feedback was extremely positive and we are looking forward to running the workshop again soon. We can also run this workshop on a one-to-one basis for your business. Get in touch if you need some support with your
Doing our bit!
Debbie and Wendy took part in the inaugural ChamberFORCE team-building day at Slessor Gardens the on the 26th June to mark Reserves Day. Our physical and mental agility were tested along with our communication and team building skills. We are pleased to report that our team, which comprised of Donna and Lauren from the Chamber along Lewis from Dundee Gin, came second overall in the scored activities! Make a note to try it yourselves next year. It’s a great way to spend a day with your colleagues!
We are also working closely with the Dundee and Perth Business Gateway advisors to provide Marketing Expert Help to several of their clients. Debbie uses the SOSTAC planning tool as a framework to provide an in-depth marketing strategy document and Wendy is on hand to provide expert advice on all matters relating to branding, websites and other promotional material.
This was all good training for Wendy who is heading to Nethy Bridge during the 2nd week of July with 70 teenage girls on a Rotary Youth Leadership camp. This will be the third year that Wendy has been a mentor at the week-long camp which will see her coaching the girls in activities such as gorge walking, mountain biking and rock climbing to develop their leadership and team working skills!
We’re delighted to have Vanessa Kleinheinz join our growing team as a marketing intern. Vanessa recently relocated to Scotland from Germany to study business management at the University of Dundee. She will be working on a number of tasks including marketing planning, social media strategy and competitor research.
We’ve been impressed with her contribution so far and think Vanessa is definitely well placed to pursue a stellar international business career herself at the end of her studies.
We’re delighted to welcome a host of new clients this year, including Perth-based executive coaches ‘The Mudd Partnership’ and ‘Birken Tree’ who produce and sell the only UK-sourced birch tree water. We’re also excited to be working with newly established Dundee charity ‘Feisty Women’.
Trade Show Exhibitions
We recently completed a series of colourful modular panels for start-up business Turtle Pack. The entrepreneurial company has developed a revolutionary swimming aid for children. This year they will be exhibiting at the Baby & Toddler expo at the SECC as well
as the ISPO Brandnew show in Munich.
The team at The Malting House are passionately engaged with the Dundee community.
We were pleased to support local fundraiser Jackie Campbell with her charity event for Children’s Hospices across Scotland. We created all the marketing material and tickets
for her charity sale next month.
We’re also delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Dundee Rotary Swimarathon.
This is the 6th year that we have supported the event which has raised over £120,000 for local charities, organisations and sports clubs. We provide all the marketing material as
well as creating certificates, trophies and artwork for kit bags, water bottles and t-shirts.
New Services for 2019
From one-off marketing assessments of your business to a full-blown marketing strategy, we’ve now got the in-house expertise to assist you on an ad-hoc or regular basis. Get in touch if you’d like more information or call Debbie directly on 077926 00054.
We’re currently reviewing new software which can produce dynamic online content. This can really bring to life documents such as training manuals, employee handbooks and product brochures. You can add interactive content such as video clips and quizzes. If this is something you might be interested in, we can provide a free demonstration for you.
We know many people are using increasingly accessible tools on the internet and phone apps to create their own logos and designs but then sometimes run into problems when trying to use them on different platforms. For example, the resolution of your artwork may not be optimal for scaling up and the result is a pixelated version which doesn’t look professional. Let us take a look at your logo and develop high quality artwork which will fix the issues so you get the result you need.
Free Digital media planner
Download our free digital media monthly planner to help you get 2019 off to a great start! Print a copy, then consider your key messages and themes, scheduling posts for appropriate days.
Review analytics (such as Facebook Insights) to see which days work best for your business, in terms of engagement and reach.
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