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COMING SOON! THE COBBLER’S CHILDREN’S NEW SHOES!
Posted 26 September 2019 | Branding, Business, change, E-commerce, Established SMEs, Events, marketing, Passion, studio life

COMING SOON! THE COBBLER’S CHILDREN’S NEW SHOES!

At the start of this ‘Month of Design’, we had a lot of work to do, as the month went on we became inundated with new requests for help while existing projects started to accelerate towards deadlines and launches – So our own marketing, blogging and general getting ourselves out there has taken a back seat.

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INTEGRATING DESIGN
Posted 18 September 2019 | Branding, Business, change, Design Theory, Established SMEs, integrating design, marketing, Small Business, Small Business Advice, SME, Why

INTEGRATING DESIGN

Done properly, integrated throughout your business, it is there when you’re not – there for your colleagues, there for your customers.

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Inspiring Young Minds.
Posted 12 September 2019 | Branding, Business, change, Consultancy, Design Theory, Established SMEs, Passion, Physical Media, Signage, Why

Inspiring Young Minds.

A better learning environment – everything designed for buildings where lessons are taught or study is the main aim, should be educational or inspirational or both but never boring.

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September: “A Month of Design”
Posted 5 September 2019 | Branding, Business, change, Consultancy, Design Theory, Established SMEs, Passion, Small Business, Small Business Advice, SME, Why

September: “A Month of Design”

DESIGN should push boundaries that result in finished products people want to pick up. DESIGN should consider all aspects of what is being achieved now and be brave enough to turn the norm on its head to achieve something different!

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Don’t Use a Content Calendar? You’re Missing a Trick.
Posted 29 August 2019 | Business, change, Established SMEs, marketing, Passion, Small Business, Small Business Advice, SME, Social Media

Don’t Use a Content Calendar? You’re Missing a Trick.

You can’t skip another whole week of posting and even you’re sick of the cheesy memes you’ve been putting out about ‘TFI Friday’. It can be really exhausting trying to maintain a presence online and it leaves you wondering why you bother. But you know what? You’re not alone in this.

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Let’s talk about B2B, let’s talk about you and me…
Posted 15 August 2019 | Business, change, Design Theory, marketing, Networking, Social Media, Websites

Let’s talk about B2B, let’s talk about you and me…

Business-to-Business marketing is hard. You build a B2B business by word of mouth, by experience of the trade and knowing people in the industry – regular informal networking and referral.

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What Does a Board Game, a Bumble Bee & ‘A Knights Tale’​ Have in Common?
Posted 3 July 2019 | Business, change, Passion, Small Business, Small Business Advice, SME

What Does a Board Game, a Bumble Bee & ‘A Knights Tale’​ Have in Common?

it is possible to change our environment (and our success rate) by changing our actions or Transforming our businesses…

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Attention to Detail
Posted 20 June 2019 | Business, change, Events, Passion

Attention to Detail

Have you ever heard the legendary “no brown M&Ms” clause Van Halen had in their standard performance contract? The assumption at the time was that it was just David Lee Roth being a Diva and that idea has carried through to the present day but, there was a good reason for that clause being in there.

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Modern Myths and Ice cream.
Posted 5 June 2019 | Branding, Business, change, Design Theory, marketing

Modern Myths and Ice cream.

If you put 21 people in a room, give them a list of Ice Creams and ask them to put them in order of preference Vanilla will always win – it’s the average, the norm, the least controversial or debatable.

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Appreciation, who needs it?
Posted 30 May 2019 | Business, change, Consultancy, Passion, Pricing, Why

Appreciation, who needs it?

Ok, we’re creatives so it’s all about the work, the passion, oh! And the money – just because we’re artists doesn’t mean we can live on fresh air. So do we need to be appreciated by clients as well? Or is that asking too much?

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Adapting business behaviour – Where experience comes from…
Posted 23 May 2019 | adapting business behaviour, Business, change, Design Theory, Passion, Why

Adapting business behaviour – Where experience comes from…

I was a slow learner when it came to reading. My mother – concerned about this, as she was about every aspect of our education, took to sitting on the end of my bed, knitting, while I read aloud from Shadow the Sheepdog by Enid Blyton.

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