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!
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.
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 . . .
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).
The Country Style . . .
Using our copywriting skills and our press and media contacts, we have just helped to launch a new online retail browsing experience – www.thecountrystyle.co.uk This beautifully designed website showcases more than 40 amazing designers and a wide range of British-designed products with a rural and rustic theme.
Maintaining a presence . . .
Having grown steadily for 10 years, GiftScribes Gifts seek to continually build awareness for their brand, with our help. Looking to 2018 already, we are designing and booking new adverts, providing editorial copy for targeted trade press and refreshing leaflet copy and design.
Epic Pet Foods . . .
A new, Herefordshire-based business - Epic Pet Foods - has asked us to help launch a range of high quality, human grade, raw pet food for cats and small dogs. We have designed a new logo, an A5 leaflet and provided some web copy. We wish Glenna Stevens every success and hope to help again as you grow.
Seven Up . . .
We have been appointed by Taylor Wimpey Exeter and Taylor Wimpey Bristol to provide street scenes and interiors photography for their new home developments. Given that every regional office works with a significant degree of autonomy, we treat each as a new client.
Women In Rural Enterprise . . .
Our Creative Director Mandi Doyle, is joining WIRE - the national networking platform for women. By regularly attending meetings in Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire, Mandi hopes to find new contacts, develop new ideas and generate new business local to us.
A fruitful endeavour . . .
Britain’s biggest grower of fruit and ornamental trees Frank P. Matthews, has again asked for our PR support. They will be displaying an incredible 300 different varieties of apple as part of the “Mighty Apple Tour” of Worcestershire; visiting the Malvern Autumn Show and the Tenbury Wells Applefest.
May, June & July 2017
North, South, East & West . . .
For many years, Taylor Wimpey - and Bryant Homes before them - have kept us busy with product, street scene and interiors photography throughout spring, summer and autumn. We love the work, . . . just wish we didn’t have to use the motorways!
May, June & July 2017
Christmas? This early?. . .
GiftScribes Gifts have asked us to design new exhibition stand graphics to help showcase their core range of personalisable Christmas decorations. These will feature at trade shows in Harrogate and at the NEC, to catch the eye of wholesale and retail Buyers.
Location, Location, Location . . .
Several Taylor Wimpey regional offices in Wales and England have come to us for location photography. Images will be used in their site-specific brochures and dedicated web pages, for forthcoming new home developments.
Inviting and Lived-in . . .
We are delighted to be retained by Taylor Wimpey for their national photography and 2017 starts with a brief to provide a portfolio of ‘magazine-quality’ interiors in standard show homes nationwide. As always, Mandi and Guy will art direct photography and project manage.
Supporting great British gardens . . .
Worcestershire-based company Plant Supports UK have appointed us to rebrand an already successful business. We’re designing a new logo, leaflets, brochures and product ‘luggage’ tickets; as well as providing print services, frequent social media support and regular customer newsletters.
It's time for Christmas . . .
GiftScribes Gifts have again asked us to provide a portfolio of product photography as their range of Christmas hanging decorations and table top decorations expands further for 2016. We will also be designing a series of leaflets and dedicated B2B adverts for use throughout the year; to maintain and build upon their reputation as key wholesale distributers to the UK Giftware industry.
Taylor Wimpey’s Scotland (West) regional office has appointed the M Partnership for the first time, to provide interiors photography.
20 Years and counting . . .
Even before the M Partnership was formed in 2000, we were working on a corporate rebrand and product photography for Bryant Homes. They have long since become a part of the Taylor Wimpey Group and so we can now celebrate a 20-year relationship. For 2016, the national brief includes imagery of interiors, street scenes and lifestyle for use in most PR, advertising and marketing mediums.
Following the success . . .
BBC2’s ‘Victorian Baker’ was hugely successful and the filming of the historical study inspired John Swift to create two new loaves. Using an almost forgotten ‘sponge and dough’ method of baking honoured the work of his Great Aunt in the 19th century. Targeted and well-timed PR has brought the new Clee Hill Cob and the Quarry Cob to the attention of bread lovers nationwide.
Meeting a housing need . . .
We are delighted to be appointed again by Barratt Homes West Midlands Division to provide both architectural street scene and interiors photography throughout 2016. New home developments in the region will use the imagery in site-specific brochures and sales centres, as well as for PR and their website.
Victorian Baker on BBC2
Victorian Baker is a new, short series due for broadcast in January. Our client - John Swift of Swifts Bakery in Shropshire, is a fifth generation Master Baker; who will lend his expert knowledge and honest charisma to the programmes. Ours will be a supporting role with an intense level of PR for a short period of time - taking advantage of prime-time media exposure for the bakery.
Merry Christmas 2015
After working closely with Swifts Bakery on a number of cross marketing opportunities, we have now been asked to provide a complete portfolio of product photography (who knew there were so many different loaves!!!) Their images will be used to enhance the existing website and in readiness for a significant promotional development in January 2016 . . . November 2015
A Right Royal Romance . . .
The Tenbury Mistletoe Association seeks to promote the town of Tenbury Wells, the internationally-known Holly and Mistletoe Auctions, the crowning of the Mistletoe Queen and the festival celebrations that are so economically important to our local area. For the third year, we hope to attract national TV, regional radio and journalists to the town, through seasonal PR.
Confidence in the Covec™ . . .
We have just secured a new PR and Press & Media Relations contract to support Covec Limited and Bull-it jeans. Our aim will be to inform the motorcycling industry about the incredible strength and safety attributes of Covec™ fabric; as well as securing regular editorial coverage and product placement for the Bull-it range of clothing that incorporates Covec™.
Made To Measure
Colly Brook Fine Furnishings has just appointed the M Partnership to help strengthen its brand and refresh a look whilst retaining a high quality feel all round. Logo’s, leaflets, bookmarks and adverts will be created to showcase the beautiful products, bespoke services and friendly workshops that they offer to a discerning local audience.
Introducing Little Pax® . . .
Frank P Matthews Limited is launching a very special variety of apple – named Little Pax® - and we are helping with trade & consumer PR, B2B newsletters, leaflets for garden centres and press packs for the HTA National Plant Show in June. The life story of this little apple is delightful and the taste? . . . Think Honeydew melon and champagne, with a crunch. . . Well, we had to sample the product!!