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The Embankment Pub branding

What is branding?

It involves every aspect of communication you have with customers, staff and other audiences – so what is branding? Here at Toast, we have developed our own unique approach to delivering branding strategies for our client’s products, services and organisations and answer the question: What is Branding? We don’t believe in just making things look […]

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The Toast Team

Looking for a new design agency?

Trust is a fundamental part of the relationship between a client and a design agency. If you are looking for a new design agency then it means that something is wrong with your current relationship. When things go wrong it can be down to a number of different factors, which might be: Service levels have dropped […]

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Branding tips for artisan food producers

We’ve worked with a few food brands recently, all of which can be classed as artisan food producers, and there are two things that they all have in common….

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Food branding

A taste for food brand design

I have a real passion for working with foodie brands, particular the artisan, smaller companies that really care about what they’re producing and have a passion for it.

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Brochure design

Adding that little more to your PDF brochure

Online brochure formats are increasingly becoming more and more popular as they give you the ability to respond to client requests instantly.  The most popular are the PDF brochure format, which can be created from various software packages, but there is a lot more you can utilise from this format that will help enhance the end […]

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Designing an electronic brochure

There is a lot of terminology being used at the moment regarding electronic brochures, epubs (or electronic publications), e-books (electronic books) and iBooks (Apple’s version of the e-book format). This is mainly due to the fact that each major retailer requires a book or brochure in their preferred format, be it on a Kindle, iPhone, […]

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Online brochures

Online brochures or ‘flippy page’ brochures have different names but fundamentally offer the same thing, the ability to view your brochure online.

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Car brochure design

First impressions last with luxury brochure design

In this day and age, with consumers being sold to every minute of the day, it is even more important that you consider every aspect of that FIRST IMPRESSION.

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Kohler brochure design

Creating great catalogue design

Toast Design have a range of clients that require complex sales tools from folders to niche brochures, but all depend on us to deliver great catalogue design.

Effective catalogue design
Content planning

Content planning

It’s very easy to get all excited about the prospect of a new website, but content planning comes first. There’s no point having a website if no one can find it. Getting found is now far more involved than adding a few generic keywords to your site and proper meta descriptions. Content is king, and […]

Plan your content
WordPress website design and build from Toast

Get more from my WordPress website

We have had a recent rush of companies coming to us and asking “how do I get more from my WordPress website?”.  Push a bit and the bottom line is that the website is not bringing in anything like the business that they expected. So if that is you, then you are not alone by […]

Improve WordPress
SEO Services for small businesses

Outsourced design services for PR agencies

Toast Design provide outsourced design services for PR agencies and they are really happy with the results.

Design for PR agencies

Charity brochure designers

Brochures need to work hard these days, never has this been truer than with Charity brochures. Getting the most out of your budget isn’t so much a desire as a business prerequisite.

Brochure design for charities
Search engine optimisation

SEO Tips…

Two of the top questions we get asked by companies we meet is “How much should I spend on SEO?” and “What should I be getting from my SEO budget?”. In this blog, I am going to look at the second question and I am going to base my answer on a recent conversation. Identities […]

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Luxury Brochure Design for brands

Here at Toast we have helped our clients sell everything from widgets to thingy-m-bobs but some of the very best luxury brochure design has been driven by prestigious brands…

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