Having worked with East Midlands Trains for over 12 years we know that station works and closures have to be handled quickly, professionally and with a degree of sensitivity, especially given the effect it can have on commuters just trying to go about their day. It can produce any number of challenges, so it’s particularly satisfying to look back at a job well done, as with the recent Ambergate Junction relocation works.
From awareness of the disruption, to customer wayfinding for the alternative services and, finally, removal so that the station can return to normal once works are complete, it’s the kind of project that requires meticulous planning if everything is to go smoothly.
Thankfully that’s the kind of service we offer at m360, and it helps when your client is on the same page too! Hopefully the brief disruption will be worth it for all those passengers enjoying a shorter commute.
With Magento disappointingly ending all support for their Magento 1.x ecommerce system in June 2020, now is the perfect time to consider your options and plan for the future. It may seem an obvious choice to simply migrate to Magento 2.0, but is there a better alternative out there?
Although Magento 2.0 may be the correct decision for some larger retailers, if it isn’t quite right for your needs then this is a great opportunity to move to WooCommerce.
Built on top of WordPress, the most widely used CMS, WooCommerce is the perfect system if you want more control of your store at a fraction of the cost. It’s easy to use and a great alternative platform, particularly for smaller, less complex stores, or stores with a frequently changing product range.
If you feel like your business would benefit from moving to WooCommerce, or even if you would just like us to assess the suitability of migration, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to help.
If there are three things our design-elves love, it’s branding, silly games and Christmas. So we’ve combined all three to create the crazily Christmassy Yule Never Guess!
This fantastically festive guessing game from m360 keeps up our tradition of sending something a little different in place of a traditional Christmas card. We hope all of our clients enjoy the game. Winner Winner Turkey Dinner…
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy 2019 from all of us at m360!
When Alltech asked us to help them produce and assemble a pack of marketing materials, we were delighted to be involved – even if it did mean creating and updating a large collection of material in 4 weeks, when this would usually be spread out throughout a whole year!
Over 28 individual pieces of literature were produced, from species-specific fact sheets to complex bibliography brochures, all designed, printed and fulfilled into bespoke branded marketing folders. These had to be completed and delivered in time for a meeting of Alltech’s global sales team, with around 100 delegates in attendance receiving their 2019 Mycotoxin Global Marketing Materials.
The result is a product that we’re very proud of, delivered on brief and on time!
Another Christmas and another year m360 has worked with Games Workshop to design their Christmas Gift Guide – although, for our studio team, that meant having to get into the festive spirit way back in July for the second year running!
Produced as 3 different guides with product listings in 7 languages, the Gift Guide is a global resource for miniature wargames hobbyists and their gift-buying-relatives alike. Aiming to once again combine Games Workshop’s strong visual identity with that special festive feeling, the team brought a white Christmas to stores and doorsteps worldwide with a new look for 2018.
We’re proud to have once again worked with one of Nottingham’s top companies to develop a Christmas twist for a much loved, well known brand.
August came and went, but not without us welcoming the latest addition to our client services team!
Following 5 years living and working in Cambridge, Craig has just moved to Nottingham to join us as Senior Account Manager. Having started agency life as a print specialist, he says one of his proudest projects was producing a limited edition, leather-bound book that was gifted to the Queen – which made for a particularly stressful press-pass, as it included photos of HM herself!
Outside of work he likes making his own beer, but only get him onto the subject if you have a few hours spare…
Following the successful launch of the VIP club that m360 created last year (did we mention we were finalists in the VMA Awards?!), Scarsdale Vets asked us to work our magic on developing a VIP promotional campaign to recruit new members and create awareness of the pet health benefits of joining the club.
The campaign we developed included eShots, bunting, internal banners, posters and outdoor banners to support the marketing messages about the membership benefits. All pet owners that joined received an exclusive VIP voucher booklet with lots of cost saving offers and a complimentary pet portrait with Mackney Photography.
The next stage of the project will be the launch of the VIP competition website which all pet owners can visit and vote on their favourite pet portrait of 2018 to win the award of VIP of the Year… with a few extra special goodies.
Don’t forget to vote for your VIP of the year when voting opens later in November!
Good luck to all entrants!
The Derby Resignalling is a £200million project to improve journeys to and through Derby railway station. This investment involves the construction of a new platform, rebuilding of the train tracks and line resignalling.
With such big and exciting changes happening and the risk of disruption to rail services a campaign was created to inform passengers of the updates to Derby station and their journey.
In a three part campaign m360 were briefed to redress the station graphics with information about the Derby re-signalling and way-finding signage. Our involvement included the creation of the project plan and station packs – which involved the auditing and introduction of new strategic communication sites.
Our project management also included material & method recommendations and working with our production and installation team to proof, print & install this time sensitive project in-align with the rail replacement services.
m360 were briefed by EMT to create a new bank of corporate images focusing on customers, colleagues and stations. The challenge was to capture what they do best as a brand and reflect their values.
Working with the award winning photographer Garrod Kirkwood and after weeks of detailed planning we set out to capture the day-to-day life on the EMT network. To ensure all aspects of the brief were being fulfilled a portfolio of amazing images were taken to capture the character of station team and on-board staff, the diversity of the passengers, the fleet of trains and behind the scenes service engineers. Luckily we were able to take advantage of perfect blue sky weather conditions to photograph some spectacular scenic routes with Merdian and HS1 trains speeding through the countryside.
The week was hugely successful with the client describing the images as ‘awesome’, ‘best ever’ and ‘exceeding our expectations’. We would like to say a big thank you to all of the passengers and EMT staff members who helped us fulfill our brief, you were brilliant!
We’ve been jumping with excitement whilst working on the Planet Bounce relaunch.
It’s Planet Bounce but not as you know it… Formerly a trampoline park, the popular attraction has evolved into an INFLATABLE UNIVERSE.
As part of this evolution we gave the website that we originally designed and developed in 2016 another upgrade. Now with a new multi planet landing page the website has been given a refresh to allow users the ability to select their mission destination: the Trampoline Park situated in Corby or the new revamped Inflatable Park in Nottingham.
In addition to the web requirements we were also responsible for updating the internal graphics and way finding signage following the changes at the venue.
The launch was really out of this world!
Check out the website we designed and developed: www.planetbounceuk.com
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