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May

7 Design Requests To Make Creatives Cringe!

Working in a design studio we sometimes get asked to produce something that makes our creative mojo die a little inside. The job of a Designer or Developer is to educate the client to ensure that what they are asking for is really going to help achieve the objectives they have in mind!

In this blog, we have pooled together some common misconceptions or errors that customers request that hinders their chances at marketing success.

To avoid facing these issues take note of the following to really get the best quality, whether it be a simple business card or a piece of sales literature with a clear focus on acquiring new customers!

1. Can I Have Music Playing On The landing page?

The issue with having music playing on the landing page is that this can be very distracting to a potential customer. The website viewer may already have music playing, this will instantly make them want to get off your web page as soon as possible! It’ll be a shock to certain users who are unsure of where the music is coming from and may have the volume turned up high! It’s unprofessional and doesn’t provide the right message to the target markets! If you need to display some sort of music on your home page the best method is to not have it ‘autoplay’ simply give the user the ability to control the music!

2. Providing The Right Product For The Purpose!

Sometimes people get their heads set on a certain media type. Whether it

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22

May

11 Top Marketing Ideas For Your Restaurant!

Are you running out of new marketing ideas? 
Do you want more reservations for your restaurant or cafe?

Do you feel you are losing business to other restaurants or struggling to think of new ways to promote your business? This week’s blog will be focusing on some of the top marketing ideas for your hospitality business! This blog is full of tricks and tips to best acquire new customers and retain existing ones!

1.Loyalty Programs!

Set up a loyalty programme within your business to keep customers wanting to come back! Loyalty schemes make customers feel valued for the custom. They also can be partnered with some data capture to be used in email marketing activities.

2. Start a blog (much like this one!)

Customers and foodies alike love to read blogs by their favourite restaurants to be kept up to date with the most recent news and changes within your restaurant! This is a great way to engage with your customers, generate more website visits and market your business!

3. Email Newsletters

Send out emails to your customers! Use your email newsletter as a chance to celebrate your success, discuss new menu items, or share special discounts.

4. INSTAGRAM

Instagram should be your best platform being a restaurant serving drinks and food! Everyone loves to take a snap of their fancy meals (Mainly avocado on toast).  Join them and be proud to post up the food & drink you serve and want everyone to see!

5. Trip Advisor

Maintain your Trip Advisor reviews! A bunch of good reviews will increase the likelyhood of someone visiting!

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08

May

Cooking with creativity – On The Rocks

 

The new and improved On The Rocks 

This week’s case study is all about Rugby’s favourite restaurant, On The Rocks. We have been working with On The Rocks since they’ve opened, working closely to provide help with all things marketing. This ranges from menu printing to posters and business stationary! We have also helped On The Rocks with seasonal events they have hosted such as Christmas Parties and Mother’s Day meals. Recently we have been working alongside the rebrand to create a new and exciting website that best promotes the restaurant.

The Website:

The Oxygen Graphics team were involved in the design and development of their multiple page, mobile responsive website. The primary function of this is to showcase menus and adapt a new process of taking online bookings. It features a clever video integration on the homepage.  The video integration provides a landing page that really stands out and makes a visual impact for the visitors on the site.

We have also added an online booking system to the website meaning that admin time is reduced for the staff members. Customers are able to place a booking online….

To get some featured imagery for the websites front page we decided to send one of the team out to take large realistic images of the restaurant. This is in-line with current trends in web design and was the best way to capture the rebranding and give the customers a feel for the restaurant environment.

The site also features an e-commerce portal where you can purchase gift vouchers to spend at the restaurant.

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May

Summer Sizzler – Outdoor Marketing Extravaganza

It’s never been more affordable to promote your business outdoors!

Are you planning any outdoor events this summer? Going to a festival or fete? Selling your product at a fair or farmers’ markets? Sponsoring a fun run or sporting event? Get maximum exposure for your brand with our range of low-cost outdoor displays. Save up to 30% of with our special summer deals!

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Why Advertise someone else brands outside your Cafe, Bar or restaurant? Here at Oxygen we have these new printed patio parasols! These can be totally personalised to suit you. Each panel is customisable and you can design them however you like!

Glimmer –  Water Repellent Parasol – £199 Parasol Frame + Fabric
Optional base – Water filled for stability – £39

Instant Expo’s

Are you exhibiting this year? Did you know its cheaper to hire ‘Space Only’ then pay for an ugly restrictive shell scheme?

Avoid having to blu-tak posters to the wall with one of these new expo booths. They made their debut to the UK last season and now they are becoming increasingly popular.

They work best if you can hire a space which is open on two or three sides. Use both the front and back to create an eye catching display space.

The Booth Line Up:

 

 

Snuggle: New – A cosy booth 1.8m tall with a footprint of 2.0 x 2.4m – Just £795!

 

 

 

 

 

Huddle: Interesting sloped shape rises from left:1.25m to 2.3m high on the right – Just £995!

 

 

 

 

Embrace C: Curves right round on both sides to form hi-backed shape – Just £995!

 

 

 

 

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