Voice-Over Virgin

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Voice-Over Virgin

Keen to keep costs down and clearly seduced by the mellifluous tone and gentle Yorkshire intonation of Neil’s telephone manner, Lancashire Parks have used him to voice their TV campaign.

TV Boosts Sales for Barton Group

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TV Boosts Sales for Barton Group

Our most recent daytime TV campaign for Barton Group’s residential park in Devon has significantly increased web traffic, enquiries and most importantly sales.

Home Goals !

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Home Goals !

For a few moments last night, it looked like Japan were going to deliver the biggest shock of the World Cup 2018 so far. Yes, bigger even than Germany losing to South Korea. Sadly, for anyone who routinely supports the underdogs, or indeed teams that eat dogs, Belgium scored a brilliant and crushing goal in the 93rd minute, to go through. A shame.

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!

France and its Appellations

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France and its Appellations

During the EU Referendum, the hapless and ill-informed Brexiteers , waffling on about their leap into the dark, have constantly reminded us that we buy lots of cars from Germany, many with decidedly dodgy diesel engines, and enormous quantities of runny cheese and fine wine from the French.

Wanted – Graduate Trainee / Digital Account Executive & Creative Writer

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Wanted – Graduate Trainee / Digital Account Executive & Creative Writer

Your Blacksmith needs you! We are looking for a highly articulate, confident and outgoing graduate to train as an digital account executive and creative writer. Eventually you will be responsible for developing and maintaining existing relationships with our diverse and exciting range of clients. The candidate must have superlative grammar, spelling and typing skills and […]

Neil’s On Wheels – Again!

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Neil’s On Wheels – Again!

Don’t panic – this is not a call for sponsorship. However, Neil is off on another major cycling adventure.

Unfinished Business

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Unfinished Business

Web developing is a competitive business. There are dozens of companies claiming to offer start-up packages for little investment. They all promise access to a global marketplace and an endless supply of leads, miraculously driven by a simple website, costing a few hundred pounds.

We Are Hiring! Account Executive/Creative Writer

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We Are Hiring! Account Executive/Creative Writer

We are looking for a highly articulate, confident and outgoing account executive with creative writing skills, to develop and maintain existing relationships with our diverse and exciting range of clients.

What is Content Marketing?

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What is Content Marketing?

We like to argue that branding and content are now the twin pillars of marketing. Branding is well-understood by clients, but content marketing perhaps not so well.

Advertising Can Be a Dangerous Game

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Advertising Can Be a Dangerous Game

Sadly, we don’t do a lot of filming in arctic wastelands. We are more likely to be found in the woodlands of Yorkshire filming for Earnshaws Fencing Centres or fine-tuning footage for Barton Park Homes in Somerset.

Earnshaws Fencing Centres Launch Bespoke Gate Calculator

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Earnshaws Fencing Centres Launch Bespoke Gate Calculator

Blacksmith was presented with a brief to build a bespoke gate calculator tool for Earnshaws Fencing Centres’ website – and we are delighted to see it go live today!

Earnshaws Fencing Centres – Location, Location, Location!

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Earnshaws Fencing Centres – Location, Location, Location!

Late summer sun provided a perfect opportunity to update our library of photography for use in next season’s campaigns.

Joice and Hill – Cracking Press Ads

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Joice and Hill – Cracking Press Ads

Press advertising in the poultry sector tends to be very conservative and predictable. Three or four major players all make similar claims for their breeds, based on a combination of traits and factors that add up to better financial returns for producers.

In-house Digital Photography for Ice Valley Water

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In-house Digital Photography for Ice Valley Water

Our ability to provide in-house digital photography in our studio has played an essential role in developing the profile Shepley Spring and its brand – Ice Valley.

Trefoil Steel Co. Photography in a Difficult Environment!

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Trefoil Steel Co. Photography in a Difficult Environment!

Trefoil Steel Co. is a traditional floor moulding foundry in Rotherham.

Neil’s On Wheels

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Neil’s On Wheels

Neil Smith is finally off on his epic fundraising cycle challenge – over the Alps!