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Grow your business with r//evolution and NBSL funding

If you own a business which is based in Northumberland, County Durham or Tyne and Wear and are looking for help with your marketing or web design and development funding is available to help you achieve your goals.

Look no further than r//evolution marketing, as a registered provider for NBSL's North East Business Support Fund, we can take care of your marketing needs and you could receive funding for up to £2,800 of the costs!

NBSL has been supporting enterprise since 2007, helping businesses across the North East create more than 1,000 jobs with their funding and support programmes.

With their latest tranche of funding, NBSL is able to give businesses up to 35% of ...VIEW

Our work with Ali Hutchinson

Ali Hutchinson, an Arbonne Independent Consultant and blogger is passionate about clean eating, fitness, nutrition and wellbeing and wants to support others on their healthy living journey to achieve amazing results.

As a creative marketing agency, we were well placed to create and deliver an engaging marketing strategy for the brand - Ali Hutchinson. We were tasked to target a wider audience, develop a substantial online presence through a new dedicated website, and increase brand awareness to boost sales.

Design

Initially a brand identity was created for Ali Hutchinson, including a logo, colour palette and fonts. The brand was then rolled out ...VIEW

The r//eview with Gill Burgess

Here at r//evolution, we’re proud to have a track record of successful delivery across public, private and third sector organisations. We’ve won several awards for the work we have completed for our clients and continue to provide bespoke marketing services that drive business success. But not of that would have been possible without Managing Director Gill Burgess.

r//evolution is Gill’s baby, launched in her spare bedroom back in 2003, Gill has worked hard to build an innovative creative marketing agency with carefully crafted in-house expertise in every area of our business including Digital, Communications, Design and Online Marketing

We sat down with Gill to find out ...VIEW

Social Media: What you should be doing to make your business stand out

Many people think social media management is as simple as posting content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or any of the other social platforms you might care to mention. According to our Digital Director Adam Blenkinsop, that’s fine if all you want to do is have a presence. If you want to see real results however, social media involves so much more...

If you’re responsible for the social media of your business, there is a lot you could and should be doing, aside from just posting!

Here are 10 things to consider adding to your to do list (if they’re not already on it):

1. Develop your social media strategy

Before you do anything, you ...VIEW

Chrome is set to become more secure - is your website ready?

As Google Chrome steps up its fight against the unencrypted web, r//evolution’s head of development, Sam Leaver, explains what the changes will mean for website owners and how you can prepare…

Have you ever noticed that, when you click on your basket on an eCommerce website the browser address suddenly changes from HTTP to HTTPS? Have you ever really thought about what that means?

In a nutshell, HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol) is particularly insecure for login and transactional pages as it can allow an attacker to intercept passwords or card information as they travel across the network. HTTPS (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure) on the other hand, ensures that ...VIEW

Warming the hearts of your customers this Valentine's Day

We recently took a look at the way media campaigns are encouraging people to change their lives. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we thought we would pull together a few quick campaign ideas which will make people fall in love with your brand.

Last year, Kantar Media reported that, for the 12 weeks prior to the end of February in 2016, overall sales increased by 0.5% compared with the year before. Chocolate sales were up by 13%, sales of cut flowers increased by 7%, and sparkling wine sales were up by 15%.

Whether you’re looking for a quick sales boost or simply want ...VIEW

What to consider when rebranding your organisation

Your brand is often the first interaction customers, potential customers and target audiences will have with your organisation. Getting your branding just right will ensure that you attract the people you want to engage with and give the right impression.

If you’re not sure what you should consider when contemplating a rebrand, or maybe you just want to breathe a bit of fresh air into your brand - without losing any of the messages that go along with it – take a look at these top tips for rebranding.

Your logo isn’t a brochure

Your brand and business has a variety of elements from key messages, history and personality that you want to share with the ...VIEW

How Media Campaigns Are Changing The Way We Live

Over the past few years, media campaigns have had a huge influence on our lives -  changing our behaviours and the way we live our lives.

Many larger campaigns have the power to encourage people to make significant lifestyle changes which shows the huge weight these brands have across a large audience.

There are many reasons why a brand or organisation may set up a campaign - to sell a new product, to promote a healthier lifestyle, to raise money for charity - whatever the reason, getting a campaign to gain traction, go viral and encourage people to do their bit is no mean feat.

When done well, a media campaign can enhance the way we see the world, make us think ...VIEW

Happy New Year from the r//evolution team!

It doesn’t seem like five minutes since we were introducing you to the marketing trends we thought you should be paying attention to in 2016 yet here we are, nearing the end of the first week of January 2017!

We’d like to start this blog with a quick look back at the year we’ve just left behind. 2016 was a very busy year which we spent winning a number of new contracts including RSPB Saltholme, Distance Learning College and The Institute of Supply Chain Management.

It was also the year that we said hello to several new members of the team, growing our headcount to 13 with plans to increase the ...VIEW

Introducing three new faces at r//evolution

It has been a year of growth here at r//evolution – your friendly full service brand communications agency. Following a series of new contract wins across all departments, we're thrilled to welcome three new recruits to the team; Anna Graham, Steph Chalmers and Byren Atkinson.

Anna joins us as our Head of Communications and Content. With significant agency and in-house PR  experience, Anna is perfectly suited to help and advise our clients on all areas of communication, marketing and events. Formerly Media and Public Affairs Executive at Newcastle International Airport, Anna has worked with major international brands including Emirates, British Airways and United Airlines to ...VIEW