A Month In The Life: March & April 2018

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We’ve had a busy few months and haven’t had the chance to write our usual “A month in the life” blog, so here’s a quick run down of what we’ve been up to in March and April.

Creating a sweet website in under 2 weeks

We’ve been working with Lindt chocolatiers since 2016. In March they contacted us with an urgent requirement to put together an internal website that helped communicate their internal company goals and values for the new financial year.

We had an extremely tight deadline (which we love!) so Si, our digital designer, and Ryan, our web developer, got stuck straight into wireframing, designing and developing the website. In addition to this, Si also created 20 professionally voiced over animations to help easily communicate each of their key goals/values.

We built a brand new internal website for our client Lindt.

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March also saw us set live two websites for clients that we had created strategies for earlier in the year. TAG Search & Select are an international head hunting agency and Hargreaves Garden Spaces specialise in the custom design and build of garden rooms.

View their websites here:

We created a new website for client Tag Search and Select

 

We built a new website for our client Hargreaves Garden Spaces

We also launched the website for ACoRP (told you we’d been busy!) – a community organisation specialising in supporting the railway community. It was a big job and we were proud to get it launched. View the website here.

Getting busy with animation

As if creating 20 animations for Lindt wasn’t enough, Si was also busy working on an animation for a London based client called Echo Tree. We wrote the script, directed the voiceover, created all the assets and animated them. Let us know what you think!

See our animation portfolio

£47,000 revenue in 4 months

Results are as important to us as they are to our clients and we take measurements wherever possible. One of our long-standing clients, Headway Recruitment, reported £47,000 of turnover between January and April directly attributed to being found on Google via our SEO efforts. We love it when we get a result for a client!

We earned £47000 in revenue for our client Headway Recruitment

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SOLAR 7 taking off

Our SOLAR 7 marketing model continued to take shape. Si finalised the branding for the model and Jag was busy speaking at various events about the seven stages to achieve marketing success. In March and April he spoke at two events with a collective audience of almost 100 people and we’re glad to say the feedback was fantastic!

We've been busy launching the SOLAR 7 marketing model

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549 Easter eggs collected for disadvantaged children

We absolutely smashed our target for the annual JCI Easter Egg Appeal that we get involved in every year. The appeal involves collecting Easter eggs for disadvantaged children around the Bradford area.

We’re happy to say that we collected 549 chocolate eggs in total (with a little help from our friends at Lindt of course!)

We collected over 500 chocolate eggs for disadvantaged children this Easter

Speaking to students at Bradford College

In addition to speaking to the business community about the seven stages to achieve marketing results, Jag also spoke to business and enterprise students at Bradford College about the challenges of being in business.

The talk was well received and hopefully inspired students to eventually set up their own businesses one day!

The team – learning, outings, a birthday and a wedding!

It’s been an eventful couple of months for the team. Simon, Si and Mariah went to the Visual Media Conference to learn about what industry leaders had to say on what’s new in the design for print world.

The team attended VMC in Leeds

We had our quarterly team outing where we ate a delicious meal at The Pit and drank a bit more then we probably should have, but hey, it was a Friday night!

We had our quarterly team night out

Mariah, our digital marketer, celebrated her 24th birthday and Ryan got married in Thailand. Congratulations Ryan!

 Mariah, our digital marketer, celebrated her 24th birthday and Ryan got married in Thailand

Finally, we had a team photo session at the studio. We tried our hardest to be as natural as possible – what do you think?

Our team photoshoot

 

 

 

 

Jag Panesar

By Jag Panesar

Jag set up Xpand in 2007. His core role is to ensure all projects are delivered to exceed client expectations and produce a return on their investment.