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vehicle livery| media village
10th Aug 2018
What is vehicle livery? First of all let’s start with explaining what vehicle livery actually is and how it could help. Vehicle livery is the process of transforming the appearance of your vehicle, through the application of vinyl graphics, to advertise your business whilst on the road. Vehicle livery is often used to revamp your [...]
2nd Aug 2018
The language of Graphic Designers You may now be fluent in the language of print from our previous blog, so let’s add another language and allow you to become multilingual by learning the language of a designer. With the language of print and design under your belt, who needs French and Spanish? Firstly, design is [...]
25th Jul 2018
The power of proofreading The content you write, whether it is for social media, email campaigns or brochures, can be extremely powerful. But no matter how fascinating your designs are and how engaging your content is, common writing errors leave a bad impression, permanently affecting your brand image. Spelling and grammar is a crucial part [...]
Printed marketing | Media Village
19th Jul 2018
Printing jargon for beginners Understanding how printing works (and how to speak the language of printers) is important for any business. Apart from their purpose in making printing conversations easier with their abbreviations, these terms are useful clues that can help you choose the right printed material for your next campaign. Although advertising online and [...]
workplace stress | blog
28th Jun 2018
Stop drop the phone, move away from your desk and take a break. Does your lunch break consist of downing a coffee on the go and shovelling in as much food as you can whilst at your desk still working? Is your email inbox never-ending and you feel like you can never catch up? We [...]
networking
19th Jun 2018
You may have heard the word “networking” being thrown around and not really known what the sales reps and other employees are up to when they go “networking”. But actually, statistics show that 85% of jobs are actually filled through networking and that 41% of professionals have expressed they want to network more frequently, but [...]
14th Jun 2018
An impressive overhead photo no doubt grabs some attention, however aerial photography and video has greatly advanced from photography masts to the introduction of drones. Drones are everywhere; delivering parcels, filming movies, being used in medicine and even helping to sell properties Whatever industry you are in, drone footage can help you in some way. [...]
7th Jun 2018
Brand Guidelines-what are they and why do I need them? From the clothes we wear, to the food we eat and even the cars we drive home in, everything is a brand! It is almost impossible to go even just a few hours without coming across a brand of some sort. The truth is we [...]
1st Jun 2018
6 easy ways to increase engagement by using print and design. With disengaged employees being four times more likely to leave their companies than an engaged employee, every company or educational facility wants their staff or pupils to be motivated and engaged in the workplace. Engagement can be the key to reducing staff turnover, boosting [...]
Media Village Birthday| Print| Marketing
23rd May 2018
It's our 21st Birthday! You may have heard or seen on our social media accounts that we are celebrating our 21st birthday this year.   That’s twenty-one years of being in the print and creative design industry! As our 21st birthday is a milestone for our business, we thought we would talk about how Media [...]
School branding infographics
11th May 2018
Your school, your brand let's make it known Across the country, schools,colleges and other educational institutions are working harder than ever to ensure their quota for new student enrolment is achieved. With a business focus, the difference in revenue for being at full quota or not is massive Whilst we are aware that there are [...]
Photography blog | Creative image
3rd May 2018
With millions of images being posted on the web daily, your companies’ images need to be the ones to stand out against the rest. It is well known that photography and eye-catching visual content generate more engagement and attention online; as we are a very visual society it is the perfect way to communicate. The [...]
Document scanning | Print
25th Apr 2018
Document scanning There is nothing worse than misplacing that important piece of paper you needed so desperately, or spending practically an hour searching through the filing drawers to find it. Document scanning not only saves you time, but also protects your information and stores them securely, thousands of files can be stored on a single [...]
print
17th Apr 2018
I am sure you will all have heard the myth “print is dead” but many have the opinion that it is more alive than ever before! By bridging the gap between the digital world and the print world, the possibilities for design and marketing are endless when the two forces come together. This blog will [...]
12th Apr 2018
Is it time for a logo refresh? Companies, products and services change fast, meaning their brands need to change with them.Not many brands have managed to get this right first time with a logo heavily carrying the burden of a brands impact. It is important to remain on trend but also always consider your brand [...]
1st Sep 2016
For many business owners the beginning of December marks the start of the Xmas period and it is without doubt one of the best times to market your business. So how do you decide what this year’s festivities will look like, how to split your marketing budget and what will have the most effect in [...]
24th Jun 2016
What’s the importance of pen and paper? For a designer, it’s said that there is nothing more initiative than pen and paper. This ‘traditional’ style can help to form successful initial ideas and is always encouraged at the beginning of a creative brief, but why? Below are 4 reasons we think pen and paper are [...]
27th May 2016

Brand guidelines are the core to your company. From the style to the way your business communicates to all existing and future clients. The guidelines focus on a range of aspects, such as the ethos, business values, the logo, colour scheme, imagery and photography, advertising strategies, wording and stationery and anything else unique to your […]

20th May 2016

Over the last 2 years the internet has been awash with Gifs, MEMEs and fantastic photography. Not since the cavemen used wall paintings have we seen images as the forefront of communication. We, as a society, are using images to communicate more than ever as a picture paints a thousand words. Instagram lets us share […]

13th May 2016

Okay, so it’s true we live in a technical age where everything is at our fingertips, we have ‘disposable’ information ‘on tap’ through search engines and we read on average 285 pieces of information daily. We get saturated in the stuff, which means only the best and most relevant information manages to make it to […]

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