Got the marketing ideas but not the skills to deliver?

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Like a car without any petrol or bacon butty without any sauce, even the smallest marketing idea isn’t going to get anywhere without the skills to set it in motion.

At Garda, we work with a number of fantastic clients who come to us with absolutely brilliant marketing ideas but don’t have the skills to deliver them.

After all, not all businesses have the luxury of their own internal marketing department, complete with experienced marketers, designers, photographers and copywriters. This leaves many business owners with inspired marketing ideas, but at a loss as to how to implement them! Read More

Reset your marketing mind set and find your spark again

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Time for honesty now. When was the last time you felt excited about your company’s marketing?

When did a new strategy leave you motivated, enthusiastic and energised?

How long since you felt that bubble of pride as you saw your company name printed on a new piece of marketing collateral?

If it’s been a while, it’s time to fall in love with your marketing again.

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Marketing run out of steam?

Five ways to stop your marketing from running out of steam

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We’ve all been there. We’ve jumped aboard the train of that new marketing idea, whooping and cheering as we pull out of the station. The first leg of the journey goes well…surely this is the best marketing idea anyone’s ever had!

But after a while, things start to get a little tedious. Maybe this idea wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Are we sure it’s heading in the right direction? You never know, there could be a better train leaving from a different platform!

Before long, the whole thing grinds to a halt.

There it is – the sound of yet another great marketing strategy running out of steam, followed by sighs of resignation and frustration.

So how do you stop your marketing plans from going the way of so many before them and ending up on the scrapheap of half-baked ideas?

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A passion for print

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Print. We encounter it everyday, but it’s easy to underestimate the complexities involved in producing first class quality. So when the guys at DB Print approached us for a new website, we knew we had to convey that they were no ordinary printer.

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Winning Ways

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As an agency we proactively look for opportunities to showcase clients in new ways. So we are delighted that long term fit-out client Brown & Carroll, were recently crowned a Top 100 Apprentice Employer in the prestigious National Apprenticeship Service awards. Read More

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Is marketing your business a headache?

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Is marketing your business a headache?

Imagine the scenario. You get to your desk and check your diary to see what the day has in store for you.

Then you see it.

‘Marketing brainstorm’ blocked into the whole day – a bright idea you had eight months ago when you knew you had to plan something in, when you were feeling excited about new business ideas, and when you hoped you might feel inspired eight months down the line to spend some time on your marketing!

How do you feel? Excited? Raring to go? Or doubtful, resentful and wishing you could spend the day doing anything but marketing?

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Do you practise ‘as and when’ marketing?

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How do you go about your marketing? Do you have a dedicated marketing strategy, planned and executed across the year?

Or do you practise ‘as and when’ marketing – implementing the odd campaign when you need it, or when you have the chance, time or inclination to do so?

If you fall into the second category, you’re certainly not alone. Many businesses just like yours take those snap chances to implement their marketing as and when they can, or as and when they want to. Read More

22nd May 2018 in Design, Marketing, News

Got the marketing ideas but not the skills to deliver?

Like a car without any petrol or bacon butty without any sauce, even the smallest marketing idea isn’t going to get anywhere without the skills to set it in motion….

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18th April 2018 in Design, Marketing, News

Reset your marketing mind set and find your spark again

Time for honesty now. When was the last time you felt excited about your company’s marketing? When did a new strategy leave you motivated, enthusiastic and energised? How long since…

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8th March 2018 in Design, Marketing, News

Five ways to stop your marketing from running out of steam

We’ve all been there. We’ve jumped aboard the train of that new marketing idea, whooping and cheering as we pull out of the station. The first leg of the journey…

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9th May 2018 in Design, Marketing, News

Garda strikes gold at the Essex Digital Awards

On the 3rd May we attended the much anticipated, Essex Digital Awards at Hylands House, Chelmsford.

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Cosmos Bedrooms returned to Garda Design recently to design a new website which would showcase their beautiful design and expert installation to their best https://t.co/0V1335h62g #webdesign #marketing #website @COSMOSbedrooms

Do you ever get a great marketing idea but not quite sure if you have the skills to get anywhere? Read our latest blog post to find out more on how to get your marketing ideas in motion https://t.co/a2fVH92zU3 #marketing #marketingskills #marketingideas

Clean & professional #webdesign for @tuningsolution1 a local company that takes it's branding seriously; providing all you can imagine to create your own #smarthome whether it be the installation of an Alexa, smart heating/lighting to a cinema room https://t.co/zVGMIbD0SW

Showcasing your work is imperative in allowing you to show prospective clients, exactly what you can do. Our client #BrownandCarroll do a fantastic job of doing just this https://t.co/XSPw0FNngf #marketing #showcaseingyourwork #casestudies

Good copy is fundamental to marketing yourself or your company. Take a look at why you should give it more consideration than you might already https://t.co/YMKiiHnkv4 #copywriting #marketing #copywriter #SEO #boostyourSEO #sales #B2B #B2C