Is your marketing joined up?

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The number of potential marketing methods for your business seems endless, each one a golden opportunity to develop great relationships with your customers. However, without a joined-up approach, you risk the opposite: confusing them or, even worse, alienating them!

So what do we mean by joined-up marketing? Well, put simply, it’s ensuring that every element of your marketing ties together and works to achieve the same goal. It’s about visual and tonal consistency to reinforce your overall brand. And it’s about avoiding a ‘patchwork’ approach – such as putting all your efforts into social media one month, only to drop it the next.

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Successful Encore for Take the Stage

By | Design, Marketing, News

On July 8th dance and performing arts schools from across Essex, took part in the second fantastic show from Take the Stage, held at the Cliffs Pavilion.

Garda were delighted to have played a part in making this a success by providing a full package of promotional marketing, encompassing branding, website, advertising, social media, stationery and the event programme.

This showcase for young performers has quickly become a highly anticipated annual event, with the next one already booked to take place on Sunday 7th July 2019. We look forward to continuing to work with Take the Stage to ensure another sell-out show.

Four steps to a great website

By | Design, Marketing, News, Web

However you feel about the digital revolution, one thing’s for sure: every business needs a website.

Not only do customers expect you to have an online presence, your website is an invaluable tool for communicating who you are and what you do. It’s where you can showcase your best work and encourage prospects to contact you. But how do you go about it?

To help, we’ve boiled the process down to four simple steps, so you know everything that goes into a great website!

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Got the marketing ideas but not the skills to deliver?

By | Design, Marketing, News

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

By | Design, Marketing, News

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

By | Design, Marketing, News

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

By | News

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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Take the Stage UK

By | News

When an enterprising young Essex actress spotted a gap in the market for showcasing and inspiring local performers, she created Take the Stage UK and booked the Cliffs Pavilion.

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23rd August 2018 in Design, Marketing, News, Web

Is your marketing joined up?

The number of potential marketing methods for your business seems endless, each one a golden opportunity to develop great relationships with your customers. However, without a joined-up approach, you risk…
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10th July 2018 in Design, Marketing, News

Successful Encore for Take the Stage

On July 8th dance and performing arts schools from across Essex, took part in the second fantastic show from Take the Stage, held at the Cliffs Pavilion. Garda were delighted…
Read More
19th June 2018 in Design, Marketing, News, Web

Four steps to a great website

However you feel about the digital revolution, one thing’s for sure: every business needs a website. Not only do customers expect you to have an online presence, your website is…
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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