New corporate identity and information board for Dronfield’s Lea Brook Valley

New corporate identity and information board for Dronfield’s Lea Brook Valley

AdPlace Marketing and Media has recently completed two design tasks for the Lea Brook Valley CIO (LBV CIO). Known locally as the Lea Brook Valley Enhancement Project, the LBV CIO is dedicated to the restoration of the Gosforth Valley Balancing Pond in Dronfield, North East Derbyshire. The project is designed to enhance the biodiversity of the valley area and involves landscaping the pond, the maintenance & strengthening of wildlife species in the area and encouraging volunteers to help with operations. The work provided by AdPlace Marketing was for the design of new display panels to provide information, a timeline about the project and what is going on at the site. The brief was then extended to the design of a new corporate identity which features a Damsel Fly in a colourful presentation that will soon be seen on promotional materials, public relations and in social media. Tom Walker, communications officer for Lea Brook Valley says: “We are working with various partners within the community to restore the area to its former glory and AdPlace Marketing has helped us to focus the messages and benefits to the community in a visual presentation. This is a two-year project that will enable us to conserve and improve the wildlife habitat and improve accessibility through new infrastructure.” Lea Brook Valley surrounds the Lea Brook in Dronfield and stretches for approximately one mile between Dronfield railway station and the balancing pond – which is situated off Gosforth Drive. Geoff Noake, managing director of AdPlace Marketing continues: “We were very pleased to help LBV CIO in what is an ambitious and highly worthwhile community project....
A diverse range of B2B work

A diverse range of B2B work

As a small, specialist creative agency, we find ourselves doing a wide variety of work for different clients. For instance, in the last few days we have produced a diverse range of B2B work: Reprinted a series of technical datasheets for client in the offshore gas industry Written copy for a new brochure for a waste water treatment client Updated various website landing pages to measure advertising Attended the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing Annual lecture on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in London. CMO of computer giant, IBM, explained  how predictive data helps improve the targeting of ads online – just one of many areas where AI will speed up decision making Have written and broadcast two e-shots to B2B lists Pitched for one new client  Created a hard-hitting new idea for a Charity Lots of other stuff too… There’s something about the diversity of what we do that makes the business we work in so much fun.  Can we help you too? If you could do with our help then give us a shout! A chat about your business and objectives costs...
The Power of Colour in Marketing Proposals

The Power of Colour in Marketing Proposals

I have just watched a seven minute film on YouTube called ‘The amazing Hamleys experience‘, featuring a presenter called Geoff Ramm. It’s well worth Googling. Because what he talks about works. Geoff talks about the power of Personalisation, Colour and Standing Out in your sales and marketing proposals. Some years ago, at an agency I worked for, I ran a tender application for the design and printing of an annual report for a major organisation. The value of the work was well into five figures.  We created the designs. I researched and wrote the quote. We built in a decent margin on what was a tender involving a number of design agencies and printers. I put the original pitch document together in the way Geoff did. Microsoft Word. Portrait. A4. Customer logo. Centered client name. Testimonials, etc. But, in a price-driven tender, how could we stand out. Apart from our stunning creativity, of course! I changed the format of the document. Yes, I kept the portrait format. But made it A5 in size. I added glossy full colour covers. A wire bound spine. And clear film outer  covers. A few days after delivering the tender I got the “you’ve won the business” call! In his film, Geoff says his success rate went up by 25% when he changed the format of his proposal documents. Watch the film and change the way you do things. It works! Start winning. PS: We once designed a sales brochure for an orthodontic manufacturer. On the cover was a full colour shot of a girl, beautiful smile, with a parrot on her shoulder. It...