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Do’s and don’ts for annual report design

What you should be doing, and avoiding when creating your next annual report. The do’s Plan – Creating annual reports take longer than you think. You should set a date of when you need the printed report on your desk and work backwards, allowing for collating of the data, writing of the report, design and […]

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Reasons to use Inbound Marketing

12 Reasons to use Inbound Marketing

Inbound marketing techniques and software will undoubtedly have a beneficial effect on the performance of your digital marketing. There are so many Reasons to use Inbound Marketing to increase conversions and sales, but you don’t have to dive in head first and try to do everything at once. The key to successful inbound marketing campaigns is […]

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Why design-led businesses benefit from using a full-service design agency.

Design-led businesses are becoming more and more popular every day. Companies realise how important design can be to business. It can bring lots of benefits and lead to more sustainable success. A design-led business puts an emphasis on design and makes it the main focus of everything they do.

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Ten things Marketers should look for from a full-service design agency.

There are loads of marketers that buy designs from various design agencies, big or small. But, how can a marketer know that they’re getting the best service possible? We’ve used our experience to come up with ten things that marketers should look for in a design agency:

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Report design

Formats and finishes for annual reports

Selecting the correct format and finish to your annual report will add that extra finesse, making it stand out and communicate more than just the facts. There are a huge variety of formats and finishes to choose from for your annual report design. Here we take a look at what you could do to help add that extra wow factor. Paper […]

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The benefits of a long-term relationship with a design agency

All businesses rely on other companies for various products and services. Firms have to pay energy companies for gas and electricity supplies. They also need the expertise of IT providers to ensure their computers are operational. And logistics service providers make sure customers gets their orders shipped on time.

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Inbound Marketing

We solve marketing problems with design

I am quite regularly asked what Toast Design does and the simple answer is: we solve marketing problems with design. This does throw some people as they were expecting a menu of different design services. We do have a list of services, but that’s not what we do, we use these services to solve problems. […]

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Benefits of Content Marketing

The Benefits of Content Marketing – win new business online

Whether you’re winning business online already or planning to improve your digital marketing, the benefits of content marketing are clear; it will help you win more business online. If you sell a product or service via your website, getting sales and new business conversions is a numbers game. You need a healthy number of visitors to […]

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How to engage your target audience with effective marketing design

What is your target market and how do you engage with them? Knowing how to engage your target audience with effective marketing collateral design is a perennial challenge.  Toast is the perfect partner to help you identify who the target audience is, what profile or persona they reflect and then how best to use this […]

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Looking to create marketing materials that are integrated and on brand?

Consistent and coordinated marketing materials project a clear and uniform message Do you want to integrate your marketing materials with your branding? Toast create a broad range of well-designed materials that support your marketing collateral needs, these include newsletters, posters, exhibition stands through to a range of online advert formats. The following topics look into more detail on […]

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Annual-report-planning

Planning your annual report design

Tips on how to plan a successful annual report design. Assign a project leader As there will be a lot of people contributing to the planning of your annual report, it is good to have a project manager to spearhead this and ensure the project runs smoothly. Define who needs to be involved Everyone likes to […]

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Make the logo bigger

Rolling out a new “bigger” brand across all marketing materials

Rolling out “bigger” brand across marketing materials – branding Creating brands can be fun and we have taken a much-used phrase “can you make our logo bigger” (heard a lot in the design industry), to illustrate how you can roll out a new brand across a whole range of marketing collateral and materials. We look at how […]

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Some helpful tips when creating your next newsletter design

Newsletters have always been the go-to option for marketing design teams that want to update or advise their various audiences. The popularity of this format of marketing material is one of its biggest challenges when creating a new one. The question often lost is how do you make the newsletter engage with your audience? If you […]

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Launching a new food product

Launching a new food product

If so there are some key points to consider, and we will certainly be able to help you achieve the right look for your brand. In 2013, the UK grocery market was worth £169.7 billion, an increase of 3.7% on 2012. The market is very well populated and competitive with thousands of new products launched […]

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Successful product launch – designed for maximum impact

If you are looking for help launch a new product in the market or even just a simple new product launch checklist then read on. The most successful product launch is the one that is prepared well and based around a solid strategy with comprehensive planning, as Benjamin Franklin advised – Failing to plan is […]

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Exhibition stand design

What are pop up exhibition stands?

Its a term you have seen used when it comes to exhibitions, but what are they and is it the right exhibition format for you? Pop up display stands consist of a pre-constructed folded down metal frame that ‘pops’ up into place to form a skeleton frame from which you can then attach display graphic panels via magnetic strips. As […]

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Food branding

Marketing Food Products

How to get your food products noticed, you’ve worked hard to develop a great tasting product, but how do you now get your product noticed and sell? – A clear brand identity is key.

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display banner designers

Display banner designers

Creating engaging and informative display banner designs are essential when showcasing your products or services. Toast are display banner designers that have vast experience in creating stunning display materials. Let us help you to generate sells and promote key messages whilst maintaining a strong consistent brand. How do we do this? There are a number of things we […]

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Beer bottle design

Creating great food packaging design

Based on our experience, we have put together 10 tips that we help you to create great and effective food packaging design for your product.

Packaging design

Key tips for great food label design for food and drink products

There are currently around 10,000 new food and drink products introduced in the UK each year. So what do you need to do to ensure that your new product gets noticed, or your existing product doesn’t get lost under the raft of newcomers?

Well designed, clear and consistent food label design is key.

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Magazine design

Stunning magazine design

If you are looking at launching a new publication or thinking of refreshing your existing magazine design then toast are the ideal agency to help you with this.  There are some simple rules you can follow to ensure that the design of the magazine increases readership and promotes your product/service successfully, these include: 1. Identify and engage […]

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Food and drink branding

The key stages of great logo design

Here at Toast Design we have developed a unique 5 Stage process for creating great logo design.

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Brochure design

What is the best finish for your brochure?

There are a multiple of brochure design finishes that you can add to give your brochure that extra wow factor. Toast are experts in this field and our knowledge and experience can help your brochure really pop. Lets take a quick look at some finishes and what they add. Lamination and spot UV varnish Lamination is […]

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Pop up banner design

Outstanding exhibition design

If you are displaying at a show or an event you’ll need some form of exhibition design to promote your product or service. Toast are the ideal design agency to help you with every aspect of your exhibition design. Depending on what event and where you plan to display can make a significant difference to the […]

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Fix my WordPress site

Fix my WordPress site

If you’re looking for a UK specialist that can assist when looking to fix your WordPress website, you’ve come to the right place.  Click here to get your site fixed!   Toast are WordPress experts and we develop exclusively on the platform, so we know WordPress inside-out. From small fixes, to big problems, we’re on […]

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Pocket folder designers

Pocket folders come in all shapes and sizes and establishing the purpose, content and use is important before you start as this will define the type of folder needed.  Toast are experts in pocket folder design – we can help you create the perfect pocket folder that standouts, functional and extends your brand. Following some simple rules can ensure your pocket […]

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Creating Effective Logo Design

There are lots of opinion pieces on logo design and it can be rather confusing, but with over the last 15 years experience working with many businesses we have put together a guide to creating effective logo design.

Effective logo design
Hubspot and WordPress

Hubspot and WordPress

Hubspot has a pretty hefty content management system for sites hosted on their COS, but what if you need to integrate Hubspot and WordPress? As WordPress experts we help businesses that want to retain their existing WordPress install and integrate all of Hubspot’s functionality into their current site. Hubspot and WordPress can play very nicely together if everything is […]

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Infographic design

Infographics are becoming ever more popular as they are great at presenting information in a quick, clear and informative format.  Infographics can also be used in annual reports, presentations, websites and brochures, giving you a powerful tool that can be applied to various materials. Infographic design also provides a great visual shortcut to complex information as […]

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Graphic design support

We’re not a small agency, and that makes us perfect for larger clients that have a need for full-on graphic design support that’s quick and won’t let you down. Capacity and capability We work with many clients, such as Gatwick and Kohler, to provide fast-turnaround graphic design services for everything from artworking a business card […]

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