Welcome Back Amber!

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Welcome Back Amber!

We are delighted to have Amber returning to the Blacksmith team as Creative Artworker and Designer after her time on maternity leave.

Good luck Amber, we’re so happy to have you back!

Something to Smile About this Christmas!

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Something to Smile About this Christmas!

A very Happy Christmas from Blacksmith and Thank You for working with us in 2019!

A Guide to Choosing the Right Christmas Tree

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Christmas Tree

Sometimes you just need some help choosing the right Christmas tree.

Hitting the Facebook Sweet Spot

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Hitting the Facebook Sweet Spot

Some posts just fly! This little bit of history well and truly caught the imagination of Earnshaws’ target audience.

Josie Arman – BFREPA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner!

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Josie Arman – BFREPA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner!

After a lifetime of devotion to internal sales and the complex art of hatchery planning, we were delighted to see Josie Arman, of our client Joice and Hill, pick up this award.

DIY Digital Photography

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DIY Digital Photography

Sometimes there is neither time nor budget for a pro.
Here are our tips to give your own efforts the best chance of turning out well!

Tipping the Scales for Labtex

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Tipping the Scales for Labtex

After something of a hiatus, Labtex are back with a renewed appetite for marketing. These campaign ideas will be rolled out in both good old-fashioned print and as email campaigns over the next 12 months.

Oxford Foot and Ankle Centre – Podiatry Practice Website

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Oxford Foot and Ankle Centre – Podiatry Practice Website

Podiatry is a specialism of Blacksmith and our work for the College of Podiatry led to an enquiry from Oxford based podiatrist Tom O’Riordan.

UK Leisure Parks – In Their Own Words!

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UK Leisure Parks – In Their Own Words!

The value of a few words of approval from an existing home owner is invaluable in helping to seal a deal.

Absolutely Delighted by Successful Seascapes Launch

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Absolutely Delighted by Successful Seascapes Launch

Successful launch, TV campaign and website upgrade

White Rock – Instant Shelf Appeal for Shepley Spring

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White Rock – Instant Shelf Appeal for Shepley Spring

Following the success of their Ice Valley brand, designed by us, Shepley Spring asked us to develop concepts for a new brand – White Rock!

Future Proofing for Earnshaws

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Future Proofing for Earnshaws

We are really proud of the new website for our longest standing client – which went live in Spring 2019 – and continues to evolve.

UK Towers and Ladders Launched – All in a Matter of Weeks

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UK Towers and Ladders Launched – All in a Matter of Weeks

UK Towers and Ladders is part of The Barton Group. Their name, identity, web site and PPC campaign were created and designed by us – all in the space of two weeks.

New Identity and Website for The Miles Group

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New Identity and Website for The Miles Group

Founded in 1977, The Miles Group is the longest established syndicated sales resource of its kind. They provide a cost-effective and consistently proven outsourced sales solution to the pharmaceutical sector. To reflect their ethos of constantly evolving and embracing changing technologies, we prescribed a new company identity that embodies everything The Miles Group stands for – modern, current and bright.

Generation Z – Digital Natives

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Generation Z – Digital Natives

Born between 1995 and 2012, Generation Z are preparing to enter the work-place, bringing with them a distinct world view, supreme technological sophistication, and communication habits that are significantly different to all previous generations. Their characteristics are set to have a profound effect on their expectations at work, and therefore on the way they are recruited and managed, as they begin their careers.

First TV Advert for Orton Grange

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First TV Advert for Orton Grange

We worked closely with our associates at the TV Agency to create this ad that shows the benefits of the amazing retirement lifestyle at Lancashire Park Homes’ Orton Grange Park.

One Night – Two Awards!

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One Night – Two Awards!

A cracking night for Joice and Hill!

There was joy and relief all round as Joice and Hill scooped two awards in one night at the prestigious, if not glittering, National Egg & Poultry Awards in London.

Joy on the part of Joice and Hill, and relief on the part of Neil who had persuaded them to enter in the first place!

Good Luck to Joice and Hill!

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Good Luck to Joice and Hill!

Hendrix Genetics UK subsidiary, Joice and Hill, have no less than two finalists in tonight’s prestigious National Egg and Poultry Awards.

Pig in the Middle

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Pig in the Middle

All things pig and poultry related were on show at the bi- annual Pig and Poultry Show, which is held every two years, at the National Agriculture Centre at Stoneleigh, nr Warwick, in Warwickshire.

Careers in Digital Marketing

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Careers in Digital Marketing

Join a team of professionals keen to develop and train enthusiastic and creative people

Peter Mayle – Former Mad Man

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Peter Mayle –  Former Mad Man

Peter Mayle, ex advertising copywriter and best-selling author sadly passed away recently. He leaves a legacy of memorable advertising campaigns, memoirs and a proliferation of books and TV series about the pleasures of retirement and property ownership abroad – all inspired by his best-seller, A Year in Provence.

LGBT Allies

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LGBT Allies

This year’s LGBT Awards will take place on 11 May. Among the categories is an award for the best straight ally to the LGBT community – contenders for which include Annie Lennox, James Corden, John Bishop, Dawn French and Ariana Grande. Our money is on James Corden.

Marketing in the Post Media Age

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Marketing in the Post Media Age

Neil’s first book is already being hailed as a dud. Almost totally lacking in literary accomplishment, riddled with bad grammar and woefully ill-informed it is destined to be the great publishing flop of 2018, if not 2019 as well.

Meet Rob Watson, Our New Digital Consultant

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Rob has joined our burgeoning team of specialists, contracted on a part-time basis, to deliver expertise in key areas.

Zybax Clean Up!

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Zybax Clean Up!

Dive into your favourite scuba shop or online scuba supermarket and you may find Zybax Scuba on sale.

Earnshaw Kay are no Puddings!

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Earnshaw Kay are no Puddings!

Rightmove dominates the marketplace for people searching for new homes. However, when people are selling their home, they look carefully at estate agent websites, before they choose who to use!

Goodfish Good to Go!

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Goodfish Good to Go!

The Goodfish Group are an innovative and people focused injection moulding specialist with three facilities in the Midlands.

Huddersfield’s Hottest Attraction

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Huddersfield’s Hottest Attraction

The Live Escape is rated the Number One Fun and Games attraction in Huddersfield by Trip Advisor.

Hendrix Genetics – A real chicken and egg problem!

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Hendrix Genetics – A real chicken and egg problem!

This is how Hendrix Genetics’ own website describes their mission; “A multi-species animal breeding, genetics and technology company, Hendrix Genetics is passionate about animal breeding. We look for innovative, sustainable solutions together with the entire animal protein value chain. For us, better breeding today means a brighter life tomorrow.”

Britain Puts on the ‘Wrong Trousers’ for Charity

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Britain Puts on the ‘Wrong Trousers’ for Charity

The nation takes a walk in the ‘Wrong Trousers’ for a special charity appeal in memory of Peter Sallis.