A NICE BREATH OF FRESH AIR The Gravitas approach is refreshingly simple. Experienced creatives, account people and digital experts, but not at West End prices. Large agency experience - but no eye watering large agency bills. Attention to detail. We probably spend more time than we should making sure everything works properly. And being a tad old school, we can all spell. Plain speaking, clear thinking and a down to earth methodology. And jolly nice people to work with.
We are prepared to put our money where our mouths are.We show how much we charge and we’re transparent too.The examples later on all show associated budgets.You want to get in touch and hear more?Contact email@example.com or call 020 8783 9660.
SO WHO DO WE WORK WITH? International brands to niche markets. Established companies that want a rethink on their marketing. Start ups that want help from the word go (or even before they press the start button). Clients a mixture of local companies, Europe and USA.
HOW DO WE GO ABOUT IT? We can build a brand right from the start (including naming and logo design) and help set the style for all communications. Or we can work within existing style guidelines. Whichever way you want to play it, we can fit in seamlessly. Did we say you’ll find us nice to work with? Some of our clients have been with us for years, so that must mean something.
ONLINE Digital marketing strategies Website design and integration Content management systems Search engine optimisation Data and analytics Presentations and animation Email build and broadcast Games and viral campaignsOFFLINE Branding Brand guidelines Design
saga photobooksproject:Branding and launchmethod:A brand new site and productfor Saga customers. The sitefeatures all the info on theapp, how to use it and how toorder products from not justphotobooks but also prints,tableware - even personalisedmugs.budget for website and pdfs:£6.0K
integrascoproject:website redesignmethod:A jQuery slideshow detailsthe services that this leadingsocial media comment trackingcompany offers, while the restof the site is a repository fornews and comment all editablethrough a simple to use CMS.budget for website:£8.5K
digital media networkproject:website designmethod:Designed on a Wordpresstemplate this jobs site is easilyupdatable by the client.budget for website:£5K
amethyst riskproject:web design and buildmethod:The original website was amishmash of out of date infoand even more out of dategraphics. We were asked torewrite the entire site andadd extra features such as ablog and news section. Thisalso included the contentmanagement system so that theclient could keep it up to dateafter delivery.budget for website:£5.5K
sony ukproject:intranet design and launchmethod:Design of training intranet inSharepoint, with modules andbespoke carousel, all to reflectthe consumer site’s look andfeel.Have you ever tried to makeSharepoint look “designed”?The good news is that by somecunning tweaking and digitalskullduggery, you can makeSharepoint look a lot better thanit does out of the box!budget for intranet:£12.2K
valet purchaseproject:branding and design ofeCommerce websitemethod:Launch brand through a CMSbased site offering specialiseddiscounts and purchase of everycar model and type acrossthe USA. That’s a lot ofmodels. Does importingnearly 10Gb of images anddatabase management soundcomplicated? Ask Nick, ourresident database developernow the headache pills havetaken effect...budget for website:£5.5K
UK Evaluation Societyproject:web design and buildmethod:Redesign of site with contentmanagement system, emailupdates and forum. Thesite is the main method ofcommunication for all UKevaluation members.budget for website:£7K
skoolpixproject:web design and buildmethod:Design of site with CMS andshopping cart, plus launchemail campaign. Skoolpix doespretty much what you’d expectit to, a very relaxed and informaltake on the traditional schoolphoto. Parents can order theirpictures printed onto mugs,keyrings, etched glass andeven bags and cushions. Theshopping cart variations werethe biggest part of the sitebut altogether it was up andrunning in a short period oftime.budget for website and emails£6K
cognizantproject:email campaignsmethod:A series of personalised emailslead to one of three specificlanding pages inviting therecipient to attend a seminar,each concentrating on adifferent aspect of Cognizant’svertical sectorsbudget for campaign:£4.5K
pitney bowesproject:christmas viral gamemethod:Launched Christmas 2011 thistimely bit of fun invites you tozap the Fat Cats bonuses whilecatching the falling Good Cats- naturally your score can beTweeted or shared on Facebooktoo!budget for campaign:£18K
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key theme exploring regional networks ukes project: newsletters and printed collateral Only connect? Building bridges, method: Design and print of newsletters networking for the future. Evaluation, economic n enhance development and application of skills relevant to employment The publication of the IEF undoubtedly raised the profile of evaluation within RDAs. It also highlighted some of the their evaluation capacity: n all Rdas had developed evaluation strategies and programmes. These are a development and changing n contribute to sustainable development. methodological challenges involved in effective evaluation in the complex context of regional economies. and evaluation was firmly embedded in their project management processes. Evaluation capacity was a key couple of examples of typical institutional structures In order to bring about this change in the English In late 2007, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was part of the National Audit Office RDA performance regions, the eight RDAs, plus the London Development Agency, had a significant budget, totalling over two billion commissioned by central government to undertake a meta evaluation to assess the economic impact of the RDAs. This reviews of 2009/10.5 n Evaluation practitioners from across the RDA projects. introduction pounds in the financial year to March 2010. An enormous impact assessment drew on evaluations commissioned by network met regularly to share good practice. wE havE EnTEREd a TiME of significant change in variety of projects and programmes has been delivered, individual RDAs – resulting in a marked increase in evaluation n The office of Project and Programme advice the public sector. This is particularly the case at a regional from supporting entrepreneurs, to remaking city centres, activity by RDAs in order to meet PwC’s requirements for and Training (OffPAT) had developed a central e-library typical budget for 16pp level, where institutional structures are undergoing a major to dealing with the economic consequences of unexpected evidence (for any one RDA to submit acceptable evidence, it for member organisations to share evaluation reports. reordering. This reordering includes the abolition of Regional events such as the foot-and-mouth outbreak in 2001 and needed to demonstrate that activity covered by 60 percent Many RDAs also published reports through either RDA Development Agencies (RDAs). the 2007 floods. of spend in a specified period had been externally evaluated websites or other regional networks such as Regional ISSN 1743-9 newsletter: This article considers the implications of this change Guidance issued by central government1 early on in 54X to the required standard). The PwC report focussed on Observatories.6 for evaluation in the regions, specifically with respect to the the lifetime of RDAs made it clear that RDAs were expected economic impacts, so their assessment of the quality of n Evidence from evaluations was seen as a central RDAs. We summarise the history of evaluation at RDAs and to evaluate their projects and programmes. The guidance, evaluations submitted as evidence was largely based on the component in the development of integrated strategies consider the consequences of the loss of evaluation capacity in the regions. This period of restructuring presents us with however, was unspecific about the government’s expectations of RDA evaluation. A far more comprehensive view, tailored ability of the evaluations to establish robust Gross Value Added Impact figures rather than other aspects of the IEF. for each region. £950 + print typical budget for 8pp opportunities for applying good practice and learning in the to the context of RDAs, was set out in the 2006 ‘Impact winter 2010 winter 2010 The report was published in 20093 and showed that RDAs 2010 The times they are a-changing newISSN 1743-954X that emerge; but we also face risks of organisations Evaluation Framework’ (IEF)2, which emphasised the need ISSN 1743-954X were having a substantial positive net economic impact on The coalition government is committed to abolishing learning being lost as RDAs close and people move on. for: regional economies. RDAs by March 2012. It is anticipated that some of their programme: n planning and resourcing evaluation The experience of gathering evidence for the PwC functions will be taken on by Local Enterprise Partnerships Rdas and evaluation 1999–2009 n a clear ‘programme theory’ at the heart of the report drew attention once again to the practical difficulties (LEPs). However, at this stage, what LEPs will look like in RDAs were established by the Regional Development evaluation involved in carrying out robust economic impact evaluations practice and how their functions will be funded and delivered £650 + print6 7 Agency Act of 1998. Their purpose was to: n assessing the additionality of economic impacts of a complex mix of initiatives delivering diverse outcomes remains unclear. Other functions will be nationally led; in n further economic development and regeneration n going beyond quantitative outputs and looking at over different time spans. This resulted in further guidance some regions, a debate is ongoing on whether any functions n promote business efficiency, investment and ‘Strategic Added Value’ achieved by investments being issued to supplement the IEF.4 should be retained at either a regional or cross-LEP level. competitiveness n considering environmental impacts of projects and At the beginning of 2010, it was clear that RDAs and The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has n promote employment programmes. their partners had made great strides forward in developing stated in its evaluation strategy that evaluation will remain Key them Exploring e: networks regional 10 spring 2010 spring 2011 winter 20 Key theme: Key theme: Evaluating Impact in Challenges, opportunities and innovation in evaluation practice the Current Crisis