Wigley Charity Event

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August

The Wigley Group Open and Gala Charity Event

Event Case Study

Do you hold events or go to exhibitions to showcase your business? We can help design and create all the printing and displays you would need. From sponsorship banners to backdrops, promotional flags to booklets we have it all covered.

Heres an example of what we provided our client last month;

Our client The Wigley Group held its annual Open and Gala Dinner. The Wigley Group are experts in commercial property needs, risks and construction. Over the last few years they’ve managed to raise a staggering £63,000 for the charity. The charity supports The Parachute Regiment, welfare assistance to serving soldiers and their families. Also help raising money for the Wigley Support Fund, which launched this year. Helping retrain serving and injured soldiers.

This year’s Open and Gala was set to be another star-studded sporting event at Staverton Park De Vere. Which included the football legend Kevin Keegan and sports announcer John McDonald.

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Proud to help promote local businesses

Oxygen are proud to have supported and participate throughout the day, which we are fortunate to do so for many years now. This year we provided more than ever, helping to create the great atmosphere this event deserves.

Some of the items we supplied:

Golfing score cards – Creating event specific branded score cards
Sponsored logos for each hole – Each promotional plaque with company details and logos
Sponsored pin flags for each hole – Each individually made with company logos
A4 evening and days event program  – 250 Thick covered laminated 12 page

Make them come

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July

Good things happen when people get together! – Event the right way!

Most of us sell to other people. More than ever, we have to create experiences for our customers. To give them what they can’t get online.

Exhibitions are great for finding new customers and expo season starts in September. But why wait ‘til then?

The comfort zone, It’s a beautiful place. But nothing grows there.

If you want to get extraordinary results, you’ve got to do things out of the ordinary. Get out. Meet people!

The exhibition season is upon us. This is how to maximise your results from any exhibit you hold!

Make them come!

First things first. The invites. For an intimate event, mail something fancy. For a VIP look, your invites should match the experience. Opt for Opuleaf gold or silver foil or StarMarque spot gloss highlights to impress. For a larger event, leaflets inserted into the local paper or pushed through letterboxes will be appropriate.

Be a social butterfly. Multiply your message by posting the event on social media. Get people interested and build the buzz.

Create a bit of a spectacle!

We’re all a bit nosey. Make guests feel privileged to be invited and make passersby wonder what they’re missing out on.

Block out your windows with fabric and “closed for VIP event” posters. Stick a pair of flags either side of your door. Put some dramatic lighting outside. Turn up the tunes. Get them excited upon arrival.

Create a unique environment!

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June

Standing out in a crowded market place – Zoom Recruitment

Zoom Recruitment is a recruitment agency based in Kent who had approached the team at Oxygen to help them develop a way to stand out from the crowd within the recruitment industry.

We helped zoom by rebranding their current logo and creating a new website for them with added functionality.

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The team at Oxygen helped develop and design a new mobile responsive website for Zoom with some unique features that give them a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace. Zoom needed something that would communicate and integrate with their existing systems and therefore communication was key to this process.

Zoom’s old site was unfortunately subject to a malicious hacking. As standard with the development of their new site, we provided them with additional security to ensure this doesn’t happen again. By installing software to run alongside the new site it added another level of security that helped to make the team at Zoom feel more protected against this level of exploitation in the future.

Job Boards:

The larger recruitment sites such as Reed and Monster are cluttered with recruitment agencies and employees pitching jobs to prospects.  This makes it difficult to stand out from the crowd as a recruitment agency due to the sheer amount of jobs being posted. Oxygen helped develop a job board that is personal to the jobs that zoom upload and provided this on their website.

The integrated job board means that clients trying to find a job using the Zoom Recruitment website will only be able to see the jobs that

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02

June

Be A Big Fat Brand Strawberry – Get Picked!

It’s June 2017 (Already) and that means another new and exciting offer of the month! This month we are focusing on all things branding and helping you to develop as companies. It’s all about making the right first impressions and that’s where we come in!

 

Be a great big brand strawberry!

Why are strawberries red? And what the pip has that got to do with marketing? Bear with me on this!

Birds know that red berries are the ripest and tastiest. Strawberries have evolved to advertise their tastiness by changing colour to an intense red. What’s in it for them? Birds eat the fruit, can’t digest the seeds and scatter them around the area.

This made us think. We’re all in business to attract attention and get picked. Right? The trick is making sure it’s YOU that customers want to pick.

 

 

 

 

This is not the time to be shy!

Your logo is a visual shortcut which reminds people who you are!

We design corporate identities for businesses just like yours every day! Let’s think how many times your logo will be seen?Are you proud of it?

You should be proud of your logo. Liberally plaster it everywhere! You’ll definitely use it on your website, Business cards, Business stationary! What about your brochures, folders and price lists?

It may even be on your vehicles or your clothing and don’t forget your signage!

Just how many times will this logo be seen? How many people drive past your premises each hour? What hits are you getting on your site? Your logo could be

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30

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.

COMPfeature

15

August

Covering the Mobile Generation

Compucover have been providing specialist IT insurance against theft and accidental damage since 1996. To date, they have over 500,000 clients and have become one of the UK’s leading specialist IT insurers.

Compucover commissioned Oxygen Graphics to progress their brand with a new, modern logo aligning their brand closer to their target market. The new logo stands up tall, bold and confident, capturing the character of the new branding with a fresh look. The logo has been designed to work seamlessly across multiple channels including, mobile, web & print. The old logo didn’t offer much to the brand image, but now the new logo has become an asset to the business.

The old logo included many of the characteristics of what is considered to be ‘old-fashioned’ logo design such as, drop shadows and capitalised lettering. Now, the new logo is bang on trend with the latest happenings in logo design. Totally lowercase with a geometric design, it presents a cleaner, simpler image that will increase appeal to their target market.

Once the logo was created, we could set about designing and building the new website. Like all Oxygen websites, it is now fully mobile responsive ensuring a seamless experience for Compucover customers across all channels.

 

We introduced a much more graphic theme, using large scale images on the homepage with a slider to showcase the three policy types on offer, business, education & individual. We got rid of the gradient border from the old site and replaced it with an expansive, full page site design to

Rebrand copy

25

July

Does your business need to rebrand?

We get it, rebranding is a big deal. It’s no elementary task and it needs to be taken seriously. Get it wrong and you could end up on a list that you definitely do not want to be on. But take a look at your branding right now… is it communicating the message you really want it to? If not, your brand could be losing you business and you need to act fast.

No matter what the size of your business is, there comes a time when you just need to hit the refresh button. But why? Why do companies of all shapes and sizes undertake such a daunting task? So here are our top 3 reasons for rebranding:

1. Moving with the times

Take a look at your competitors branding. If it’s not better or at least on the same level then you may be in danger of being left behind. Perhaps when you started the business, finances were tight and a logo was produced on the cheap and in double time to just ‘make do’. Now I’m guessing you feel like it just doesn’t suit or business or give it enough room to grow, sound about right?

2. A change in company strategy

What was once a highly effective brand identity may become obsolete due to changes such as target audiences, positioning and even market share. It is vital for your brand to communicate the right message to the right people to ensure success.

3. Reflecting a change in your company’s offering 

So you built your brand around your

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January

Fuzz Muzzle Project

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Last year, Oxygen Graphics had the opportunity to help Rob Hepburn, owner and founder of Fuzz Muzzle, develop his brand of unique, beard protecting and styling balms.

Rob began formulating his own beard products at home, cooking different recipes, until he found the perfect Sticky Toffee Beard Balm which he sold in a local store. News travelled fast and people from different areas wanted their hands on his products. Oxygen Graphics applied their creative skills into the logo, the labels for the packaging of the Fuzz Muzzle balms, oils and waxes and other print material. Fuzz Muzzle’s Sticky Toffee Beard Balm was even featured in GQ Magazine and has received a lot of positive feedback.

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Oxygen worked with Fuzz Muzzle designing and creating the woocommerce website which includes product ordering, content management, Instagram integration and a blogging platform. Fuzz Muzzle and Oxygen Graphics also collaborated with Annie Johnston Photography to produce the great, gangster-style photos for the website and Instagram feed.  We make sure our websites are responsive on mobiles, tablets, PC’s and MAC’s as well as ensuring they perform well on search engines.

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