podcast - world wide what

New Podcast Episodes Out Now!

As you might have noticed elsewhere on the site and across our Social Media feeds of late, we were pleased to announce the launch of our new Podcast series WORLD WIDE WHAT recently…

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Appeal to Local Northants Businesses 

As we noted earlier on the blog, our local communities and businesses are currently facing a challenge, the likes of which many of us have been fortunate enough to ever see…

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Free Digital Marketing Consultations

Well they say a month is a long time in business and the last month has been no exception as businesses across the world and right here on our doorstep here in Northampton have to adjust to some fairly large changes to the way we work for the coming weeks and months.

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Digital Marketing Strategy Workshop for DNV

Well we had a lot of fun this morning in Thrapston, with a group of businesses from the Nene Valley region who joined us for a workshop around building a sound digital strategy.

The morning covered quite a lot of ground from the principles of a sound digital strategy through to tips and tools for making the most of online activity. Hopefully folks left with at least one or two good ideas to put to the test when they get back to their desks this afternoon!

You can download the presentation from this mornings event by submitting your email address in the short form below (just like we talked about this morning guys!) so we hope some of you guys find this useful.

In the meantime, we thank the team at DNV and East Northamptonshire Council for their hospitality this morning and for looking after us. Really hope to be back in the Nene Valley soon for some more fun like this morning!

In the meantime heres some links to some of the tools and resources I mentioned:

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A Week in the Life…

One of the things we love most about running a small studio, is the sheer variety of work we get to throw ourselves into on a weekly basis. While at times it can get stressful moving from completely different disciplines at speed (and thats without counting all of the new things like accounting and admin that is all a new world too!) it helps to stay inspired and motivated and quite often, ideas that spark in one project will inspire something on another part of our to-do list. 

One of the things that helps to keep our to-do list quite so varied is the scale and range of our customers. Here at SVC, we look after the creative and digital requirements of businesses from local councils and training providers, to multinational companies and small local startups. 

These will all obviously have their own distinct range of requirements – some companies approach us with a very distinct requirement in mind – “I need a new website” for example – while others outsource all of their marketing and creative work to us on a monthly retainer. We try and keep our solutions as flexible as possible to ensure our customers are always getting the most of amount of ‘bang for their buck’ whilst offering cost effective options. 

This approach means that on a weekly basis we can be doing anything from writing and delivering social media content, designing and building website, managing the printing and production of marketing materials and collateral and even bespoke requirements such as training or delivering workshops. 

This variety helps us to grow as a business and keep our fingers on the last creative and digital developments for the benefit of our customers. 

You can find some examples of our recent projects by clicking here, or alternatively why not contact us to find out more about how we might be able to help… 

 



Featured Project: WS Holmes

Being a small business ourselves, theres nothing we love more than helping other small businesses help to achieve their ambitions. Just such a project came our way recently when we began working with the team at WS Holmes. 

WS Holmes are a new specialist cleaning company in Northampton who offer gutter cleaning and other specialist cleaning services. Business Director Wayne was looking for a couple of very important items for a small business – a website to advertise his services and some cards to hand out to new and potential clients. 

When it comes to building websites, we specialise in working with WordPress – a really popular and very easy to use content management system that offers users on a budget a way of creating great looking websites with all kinds of functionality built in, for a fraction of a bespoke site being built from the ground up. 

 



Working with Wayne we were able to very quickly put together a simple site that looked great on mobile devices as well as laptops and desktops (all of our wordpress sites are mobile responsive as standard, at no extra cost). Wayne was very happy with the results and was even happier to find out how easy the website was to update and manage when we delivered his free training. 

Making sure that users are comfortable with their new website is a crucial part of the whole process for us, one of the things we really wanted to do when we set out on this journey was to help empower businesses to begin taking control of their online activity and we would be failing in that if we delivered a website that was complete impossible to manage and update.

Find out more about WS Holmes by visiting their website here.

To finish the job we also delivered a nice glossy set of business cards printed on a heavy duty board to give them a really firm, robust finish and Wayne was very happy with how the various projects all turned out. 

In the meantime, you can find other examples of our work by clicking over here.