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Gardening, a year-round love affair . . .
Plant Supports UK have expanded their product range and will need a new 24pp brochure in January 2020. First job when we return from the season of excess! … Before everything starts growing again!
All Change . . .
No political opinions here, just an observation … with the demand for a General Election and the promise of Brexit in January, everything seems to have gone quiet … on hold … Most of our project photography is finished by autumn anyway, as usual. So, new design, PR, events and product launches will be followed up in January 2020 … as promised.
Don’t say the “C” word . . .
Sorry, but we have to shoot seasonal imagery nice and early to meet the needs for brochure print, web and social media use in the run up to Christmas. Thank you to Taylor Wimpey UK for the mince pies … in October!
An expanding team of talent . . .
Hereford Racecourse is a beautiful location for a day at the races; and now they are promoting a new range of wedding packages as a unique wedding venue. We have just designed the artwork for a new, dedicated brochure. Visit the Events page and click on the brochure to view https://www.hereford-racecourse.co.uk/your-venue/weddings
Winning ‘by a head’ . . .
Thanks to our membership of the regional Chamber of Commerce, we have just secured a short-term contract with Hereford Racing & Events. The aim is to drive PR and social media activities for the Cider and Sausage raceday in October; as well as supporting in-house efforts to secure exhibitors, traders and sponsors.
“Let There Be Light” . . .
It’s always frustrating when we need sunny days and cloud intervenes. But June has been a great summer month this year for architectural photography … and it arrived in time to provide our newest client - Taylor Wimpey South Thames region – with some WOW street scenes.
Food with Class … Art Deco-style . .
After a very successful launch for VIP’s, regional press and local suppliers, Centenary Lounge (Worcester) is now seeing great reviews coming through from the press and new customers. For us, the regular production of short films - including ‘Meet the Chef’ and food bytes, will now support and build on social media activities. Go to www.facebook.com/CentenaryLounge
Bovis Homes appointment . . .
Our reputation for providing WOW photography to the housebuilding and construction industry carried across to Bovis Homes Mercia Division this month. We are starting with architectural, street scene photography, as well as show home interiors, throughout May and June.
Big, Bright Launch . . .
The relaunched Great Malvern Farmers Market got off to a great start on 20th April. BBC radio presenter Andrew Easton ‘cut the cake’ to officially open the day, with music and the smells of fresh produce and all manner of prepared and hot foods wafting over Malvern. The vibrant, explosion of colour and our design work was a real draw for passers-by as they came to shop.
From Saskatoon to Pershore . . .
We have just been appointed to help Pershore Juneberries with PR and marketing support, as well as social media activities. Juneberries are native to the prairies of Canada and 300 plants were shipped in a few years ago by Sophie Sidaway; to build a new and unique business for herself. The berries and juice are used in syrups and salad dressings, as well as gin - think cherry and almond flavour - with more goodness than blueberries!
Talk about cross-marketing . . .
Having worked for a variety of food and drink businesses in the West Midlands - and now as business partners with Worcestershire Food & Drink - we have been able to offer so much more to Centenary Lounge. It felt really good to be able to introduce the owner, restaurant manager and chef to a dozen businesses in Worcestershire with a view to using their local produce in the new restaurant. From bread to beer, salmon to salt, chocolate to charcuterie and more . . . all sorted; orders to follow…
Centenary Lounge comes to Worcester . . .
Building on their successes in Birmingham, Centenary Lounge is opening a beautiful new Art Deco inspired, GWR-themed café bistro and restaurant in Worcester. We’re providing design, PR, marketing support, social media management, advert design and campaign management . . . As well as working on the VIP launch lunch in April, a same-day press launch, press packs, postcards and posters.
25 years of WOW photography . . .
Using John, Andy and Dean for their brilliant photographic skills, we have managed to retain the custom of Taylor Wimpey (it was Bryant Homes in 1995) for their national photography. This year will see us shooting street scenes, communities, show home interiors and local amenities in Scotland, Wales and England. . . time to service the cars then!
Setting our stall out, so to speak . . .
Boffy Arts Markets have just appointed us to help relaunch the Great Malvern Farmers Market in Worcestershire. Showcasing local food and drink from April 2019, this will be a vibrant and high-quality outdoor market - adjacent to the impressive Abbey, right in the middle of town. We are designing a logo, stall bannering, flags, postcards, adverts, posters and a web page.
Directors Mandi Doyle and Guy Boardman are looking forward to celebrating the start of our 20th year in January. No other news, in what is often our only quiet month; so “Merry Christmas, One and All!”
Worcestershire Food & Drink
We are proud to be a new business partner with Worcestershire Food & Drink – a non-for-profit organisation and a locally-funded LEP. Having already worked for bakers, brewers and food festivals in our area, we look forward to sharing our marketing & PR experience and providing design & photographic services to local member businesses.
Construction, Communities and the ‘Customer Journey’
Corporate Communications at Taylor Wimpey UK have asked us to provide a specific, varied and comprehensive portfolio of images. We are bringing together a photographic team, providing project management and art direction . . and catering for nearly 40 models . . . including dogs and children!
Newfangled . . .
We are providing concept designs and finished artwork for new business literature, to WiRE member Ali Sherlock at Crescendum. Ali provides friendly information and ‘at home’ support for people needing to know the basics of I.T. and modern communication channels. A clean and simple logo, a square business card and a pocket-sized 6pp leaflet are perfect for the job.
On the West Wall . . .
‘West London’ is the latest regional Taylor Wimpey Business Unit to appoint the M partnership. We have been asked to recce and select some ‘best of what we build’ images at a number of their new home developments; so that they can display them around a new regional office. Further interiors and street scene photography is planned for this summer and autumn.
Networking is working . . .
Since joining WiRE and attending a variety of regional meetings, we have acquired ten new clients and provided a wide variety of design solutions, PR activities and social media support. Most recently - Steph The Chef, Cakes & Catering in Hereford, Crescendum Limited and Long Barn Home have ‘joined the family’.
Chamber of Commerce . . .
The M Partnership hopes to play an active role in supporting Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce members, since joining ourselves in May. Always seeking new work!
Food & Drink to the fore . . .
‘Steph The Chef’ in Cleobury Mortimer has come to us for a new branding - including a logo, signage, vehicle graphics, stickers and banners; to help build awareness of her lovely tea room, local meeting place and cake-decorating supplies. A place for “cakes, coffee and conversation . . .
Duchy Organics Farm . . .
More than 40 attendees saw our Creative Director – Mandi Doyle, present “ The need for Marketing, for All ” at a Herefordshire WiRE morning session at the Duchy Organics Farm.
Wye Get Active?
This is a sub brand that works alongside Way 2 Go Adventures and we are now providing both with engaging, co-ordinated and ongoing social media support on a variety of platforms. We write, upload, respond to and manage this essential C21st marketing activity for a number of clients.
Visit Here . . .
Visit Herefordshire, in association with Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, have asked us to deliver a presentation on ‘The Basics of Effective Marketing’ to their members at a regional forum. For mutual benefit, we will be extending the offer of free Marketing Appraisal Workshops to Visit Herefordshire members in Spring 2018.
WOW photography, please . . .
‘Thank you’ to Sales & Marketing at Taylor Wimpey’s UK head office, who have commissioned The M Partnership to provide WOW photography once again. This year, new development street scenes and interiors with a “Lived-In and Inviting” style will be captured from across the UK.
Way 2 Go Adventures
Gloucestershire-based Way 2 Go are now organising wonderful yoga retreats in the Forest of Dean / Wye Valley from May, complete with secluded Yurts, meditative activities and stand-up paddle boarding! Hopefully our web copy and social media posts will help to make them a great – and very relaxing – success.
A second life for post-modernist . . .
Couture Upholsterer Una Labistour is setting up a new Shropshire-based business – Deuxième Vie – and has asked us to create and issue a local launch press release; as well as providing ongoing marketing support. We wish Una “bonne chance” for the future.
Workshops for local women . . .
Through January and February, we will be holding a short series of free, half-day Marketing Appraisal Workshops exclusively for WiRE members (Women in Rural Enterprise). A really positive response from so many already tells us we should probably repeat this offer later in the year.
New Homes, new brochures . . .
To see the year out, Taylor Wimpey have asked us to project manage and art direct an important portfolio of “At Home” lifestyle photography, for use in re-designed brochures for 2018.
On and On and On . . .
Experience counts for a lot in this business and Mandi Doyle - our Creative Director, started at a small graphic design company 28 years ago. Mandi lends the same enthusiasm as ever, with a level of strategic and creative experience that few can match . . . probably. (View Mandis profile on Linked In).