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Benefits of Google Plus Business Page
Jun201406

Benefits of Google Plus Business Page

Social media not long ago had two dominant players Facebook and Twitter then along came Google Plus and changed the dynamics of social media as we know it. It's arguably one of the most versatile entrants on the market in terms of product diversification and growth figures. Over the past year Google Plus has grown to become the second largest social media networks on the planet with five hundred and forty million monthly users! More than three hundred million of these users actively engage in its stream. Business owners should not ignore these mind-boggling statistics because Google Plus presents a huge opportunity for them to expand their businesses and increase their profits. Here is how they can do this. ...

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Social Media Cheat Sheet 2014
May201402

Social Media Cheat Sheet 2014

So with more businesses using social media as a form of business to business or brand awareness we thought it would great to help you get imaginative and create a 2014 social media cheat sheet. I'm sure all you tweeps received the email from Twitter last week with regards to their new design in 2014? ...

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Leaflet Design & Print for Charities
Mar201427

Leaflet Design & Print for Charities

NW Design have extensive knowledge and skills in Leaflet Design & Print for Charities. For years we've been helping charities raise their profile with their target audiences, both through offline and online marketing material. With more and more charities suffering shrinking marketing budgets we aim to offer cost-effective design, print, direct mail packs, stands and posters. We're full of fresh ideas and support to help you and your charity really get your message across! So, come and talk to us about your communication ideas and objectives, who would you like to get your message in front of? Let us work with you and show you how we can help – whether its print, design, web or displays we offer affordable marketing material to charities. ...

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Brochure Style Website Design
Mar201407

Brochure Style Website Design

Another site goes live this week, this time instead of a CMS managed site, KKThompson Solicitors Wigan wanted a simple yet attractive brochure style website. The main reason businesses choose a brochure style website is that the message they're trying to convey is simple and one that does not need to change too often. Once the brochure style website design is looking as it should, and the web pages have the relevant content on them, then there's no real need to change this over a period of time. In essence, it is like a physical brochure except it is viewed online, and it is most suited to smaller businesses. While many companies want to control their website content and be able to make changes as and when they would like, if the business is only going to make changes very rarely then it is more cost effective to have a simple brochure style website compared to a content managed site. ...

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Business Stationery Design
Feb201428

Business Stationery Design

Business cards, letterheads and compliment slips, the heart of business communication and every time you use one, you’re sending out a message about your business. At NW Design, we can make sure this message is a positive one with clean, consistent design which reflects your business. Does your business need a refresh? If so we can create new branding for your stationery or we can design and print stationery which complements your existing brand. You can choose exactly what business stationery you require as our flexible service means you only pay for what you need, whether that’s a new design for a business card or a complete stationery overhaul. There’s no point having an outstanding design printed on a flimsy piece of paper so we only use high quality paper for our stationery. Make that first impression count and our 400gsm business cards with  lamination do just that. Quality business cards do make a difference to potential new customers which is why we're not a fan of those cards that look like they've been printed on cereal packets. We also design other stationery items such as envelopes and postcards on request so just let us know what you’re after. Visit our portfolio to view some of the business cards, letterheads and compliment slips we’ve designed or call us to find out more about our business stationery services on 0161 327 2131. ...

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Throw Back Thursday - Theme Park Tickets 1999
Feb201420

Throw Back Thursday - Theme Park Tickets 1999

#ThrowBackThursday where we dig things up from the past and reminisce on days gone by. Back in 1999 (can you believe that was 15 years ago!) we created these tickets for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Pleasureland and Frontierland. As a theme park fan I love looking back over these and remember visiting Southport Pleasureland and Frontierland at Morecambe which is now sadly defunct and was closed the following season. I believe the polo tower still exists at Morecambe, it houses a telephone mast which was leased for 20 years. You can join in on out ThrowBackThursdays on our social sites Facebook and Twitter. If these bring back memories then please share the post. ...

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Slow website speed affects Google rankings.
Feb201419

Slow website speed affects Google rankings.

As we know Google's core principle is: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." With this statement it’s important for us to know that Google is all about positive experiences for their users. Often overlooked when building a website is the time it takes a website page to load. Web page speed and performance is very important to the user experience.  If your site is too slow, you’ll not only be losing visitors, but also potential customers. Studies have shown that users start to drop off at load times of 4 seconds or more and Google recommends a page load speed of 3 seconds or less. Google has also started to factor a website’s speed into account in SERPs search rankings, so when optimising your site’s speed, you should take everything into consideration. Every millisecond and KB counts. ...

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DL Leaflet Design - Kwiktrak UK
Feb201414

DL Leaflet Design - Kwiktrak UK

We recently designed and printed these DL sized Leaflets for GPS Tracking firm Kwiktrak UK LTD. Kwiktrak, a current client of ours required an affordable yet eye catching leaflet which would be suitable to hand out at the Autosport International Show in January. We advised that we'd design a DL sized leaflet because they're cost effective and suitable for shows and exhibitions as they sit nicely in leaflet holders. We produced the above DL Leaflets on 300 gsm board and finished with a gloss lamination to give them that quality feel. We also designed Kwiktrak's exhibition stand graphics which tie together with the above leaflets. At NW Design our DL leaflet design service includes unlimited revisions, we will work with you on your DL leaflet design until you are completely happy with the layout. Throughout the leaflet design process we will contact you with proofs to check that you're happy with the final result before sending your DL Leaflet to print. Over the years we've created a wide range of leaflets, some of which you can view in our Leaflet Design portfolio. ...

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Warrington Town Football Club
Jan201431

Warrington Town Football Club

We've been delighted to be working on the Warrington Town Football Club marketing material for their 2020 vision. In a nutshell, the club are looking for investment and sponsorship to help them become a football league club by 2020. We've created the club a matt laminated A4 presentation folder with numerous branded inserts with information about how you can help them achieve their 6 year goal. The club can now tailor the contents of the folder for their individual purpose. Product information sheets, sponsorship pricing and any other information can be combined within to create a professional looking and focused piece of sales literature. ...

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Responsive Web Design Westhoughton
Jan201410

Responsive Web Design Westhoughton

It has been predicted that in 2014 people using mobile devices to view websites will outweigh people using desktop computers for web searches. When local business and partner Wallace Printers of Westhoughton approached us in November 2013 and asked us to create them an aesthetically pleasing responsive website we jumped at the chance. They had seen what we had done with our own site and blog and really liked the positive results we had recieved. Wallace already had a current website which was created using flash which (all the rage many years ago). Sadly as the web progressed people reallised that flash sites weren't the future and you were left you with a website that was only good if people knew it was their in the first place. ...

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Wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
Dec201319

Wishing all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

We would like to take this moment to wish all our customers A Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year, thanks for supporting NW Design during 2013 and we look forward to working with you in 2014. We will be closed on the 25th, 26th and 27th December 2013 and the 1st and 2nd January 2014. We will be open as usual on all other days over the Christmas period from 9am until 5.00pm. If you have any questions regarding support, design or delivery deadlines over the Christmas period please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 327 2131 or visit our website. ...

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Small Business Website Design Wigan
Dec201306

Small Business Website Design Wigan

We offer a number of affordable Website Design packages to suit all of our clients no matter how big or small. The World Wide Web has become a daunting place and sadly it is full of here today gone tomorrow companies charging extortionate prices for something that really isn’t that great! A professional website designed to promote your business can provide you with an extremely valuable and constant stream of sales leads, but only if your site has been properly thought out, carefully built and managed. NW Design offers a great Small Business Website Design package which is ideal for new-start businesses in Wigan wanting a professional looking web presence without breaking the bank. ...

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