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TRANSFORM YOUR ESSEX BASED CAUSE WITH OUR HELP

WIN A COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN & MARKETING PACKAGE CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF I AM EMILY DESIGN & MARKETING

At I am Emily Design & Marketing, we believe that doing good is good for business. Over the years, we've undertaken numerous projects for charities, not-for-profits, and community initiatives, often on a pro-bono basis, to support causes in our local community. Turning 15 is a significant milestone for us, growing from one person at her dining room table into a full-service agency with a network of experts tailoring solutions to businesses predominantly across Essex and London, but reaching as far as Brazil!

To celebrate this key point in our journey, we're thrilled to offer a values-based business, charity, CIC, community project, or not-for-profit organisation within Essex the chance to win an exceptional design & marketing package worth over £10,000. Our dedicated team has come together to create this amazing package to help one winner achieve their goals, providing them with all the tools they need for success and to continue doing good in the community. As a thank you for participating, all entrants will also receive a FREE marketing guide.

Join us in celebrating our anniversary and tell us your story by entering today!

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WHAT IS A VALUES-BASED BUSINESS?

A values-based business prioritises ethical principles, social responsibility, and positive impact over profit. These businesses, whether CICs, not-for-profits, social enterprises, charities, community projects, or traditionally incorporated, focus on societal benefits like environmental sustainability, fair trade, and community support, operating with integrity, transparency, and fairness. They invest in local projects, support community events, and collaborate to strengthen community ties, aiming to create lasting positive change through innovative products and services. Our recognition of these businesses stems from our alignment with ORB (The Organisation for Responsible Businesses), and by opening the competition to all values-based businesses, we celebrate those making meaningful impacts and want to help amplify their efforts.

WHAT'S IN THE PACKAGE?

Our team of industry experts has put together an all-encompassing package designed to create a lasting impact on your mission. As the competition gains recognition, we hope to expand the prize fund with additional local support beyond what our team has already provided.

Business Team

DISCOVERY, AUDIT
& REPORT

We will ascertain where you are at and the process to get you where you need to be.

Logos

BRANDING
GUIDELINES

Comprehensive guidelines to ensure consistent and effective branding across all mediums.

Editorial Design

MARKETING COLLATERAL

High-quality materials such as brochures and flyers to promote your organisation

Pile of Newspapers

PR
SUPPORT

Professional support to enhance your outreach and amplify your voice

Typing on a Laptop

MISSION & VISION STATEMENT

Write your vision and mission, including key milestones and the impact you aim to achieve.

UX

WEBSITE DESIGN
& BUILD

A custom-designed, user-friendly website to establish a professional online presence.

Printing Machine

PRINTED MARKETING MATERIALS

Quality print assets to boost your campaigns and outreach.

Business Organization

BUSINESS TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

Educational resources and workshops tailored to your needs.

Logo Design

LOGO
& BRANDING

A fresh brand identity tailored to your unique mission and values.

Social network concept

SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT & TRAINING

Expert guidance on building and growing your social media presence.

Food Photographer

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

Captivating visual content to convey your story and values.

Book Stack

BUSINESS BOOKS & MEMBERSHIP

Access to industry knowledge and resources to support your growth.

  • BRAND CONSISTENCY
    Every business needs brand consistency, from logo design, business stationery, in-house communications and brand guidelines through to external communications in the form of adverts, exhibition material, social media and vehicle graphics – a joined up approach to your brand and marketing can be the make or break of your business. We work closely with you to form a strategy of what you need to do and when you need to do it and ultimately how we can get the highest return on your investment and promote your brand. You may think this kind of design and marketing is for larger businesses but having the right plan in place and joining the dots in a well thought out way is key for any size of business.
  • LOGO & BRANDING
    Your logo and brand is what people base their opinion of you on. Sending the right message to the right audience through typefaces, graphics and colours isn’t a case of creating something that looks pretty. It’s about having a rationale for why your logo and brand is designed in a particular way, how the colours and typefaces speak to your audiences sub-conscious and what message they convey. When we design a logo and brand we supply it back to you in a variety of formats for use in different mediums, we provide a full rationale for each of our designs and ensure that the design will have longevity – we go the extra mile because we know the importance and the emphasis that’s put on your logo and brand, it needs to continue through any marketing you do so has to be spot on!
  • STATIONERY DESIGN
    Stationery design is made up of your business cards, letterheads and compliment slips. A business card is one of the most important pieces in your stationery design as this is quite often the first thing people will see. The options on the design and print of your cards and stationery are endless depending on your requirements and business type; they may include a space for appointments, a price list, have a quirky cut-out, be embossed or hot foiled. Of course, they don’t have to be incredibly fancy we can design cost-effective cards that still have the wow factor or get your message across in a clear and concise manner. Letterheads are used in the majority of businesses but more often than not are used electronically so we make sure that the designs we do fit with how you intend to use them. All our designs are supplied with a word document template so that you can set up invoices and letters and save them to PDF to send electronically or print them on pre-printed stationery. Compliment slips are becoming less used as we do more and more online but for certain businesses who send things through the post, it’s a nice way to get a short, personal message across to the recipient.
  • BROCHURES & LEAFLETS
    Brochures and leaflets come in all shapes and sizes. We often get asked how much we charge for a leaflet – the answer, How long is a piece of string? We work with you to make sure the communication you are sending out is going to the right audience and conveying the right message. We can create online interactive brochures, PDFs with or without hyperlinks and editable areas, eBooks or the more traditional brochures and leaflets, postcards and handouts with a whole host of print processes applied to them depending on your needs. With leaflets in particular you need to make sure you’re capturing the readers attention with a strong, often benefit led headline and providing a clear call to action (CTA). With a brochure, these tend to be a follow up to an already interested prospect. The information has to be clear and concise so that the reader can access what they need to in order to make an informed decision.
  • MAGAZINE & NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING
    With social media and online marketing you may beg the question “Is print advertising dead?” Well, we don’t think it is! It works for a lot of our clients, especially when they are communicating with a local audience or a niche group. Using local press and getting regular editorial alongside your adverts is a great way to reach out to your local customers. There’s still a high majority of people who flick through their local paper or free paper and if your advert is compelling enough then it’s going to get results. There’s a lot of magazines that appeal to a certain niche whether it’s a trade or specific audience, Bridal magazines are a popular vehicle for adverts for our clients in catering, hotel, floristry, wedding cakes, leisure and tourism etc. It’s our job to make you stand out from the crowd and generate a response.
  • EXHIBITION DESIGN
    Standing out from the crowd is so important at an exhibition. We look at what space you’ve been allocated and what you can do with it to promote your business in the best way. Your message needs to be clear and compelling, attracting people over to your stand to speak with you. You can offer a gimmick or two, which we can design and source for you but when they’ve got their freebie in their hand you want them to actually engage with you, capture their details and ultimately make a sale. We’re here to look at how you approach your strategy when attending an exhibition and manage your expectations so that you get a return on your investment as exhibitions aren’t always cheap!
  • VEHICLE GRAPHICS
    Driving round in a branded car or van is an excellent way of promoting your business whilst on the move – so long as you’re a careful driver that is! As consumers we like to employ a business on recommendation, having a branded vehicle outside a customers house whilst you are completing a project is a good way to either spark an interest or nurture the thought of “If it’s good enough for the ‘Joneses’ then it’s good enough for us!”. You never know who might be in the market for your product or service when you’re sat in traffic going from meeting to meeting. Having your vehicle branded can be as extensive as you want, from magnetic signs that stick to your car, a full wrap completely covering your vehicle in a particular design or colour, or some simple graphics on key areas of the vehicle. We can also design a mesh that goes on the windows of your car or van that give the look of a solid design from the outside but you can clearly see through from the inside. This is a good option for those not wanting to add anything directly on to the paintwork of their vehicle. There’s so many options and designs we’ll work with you to find the right solution.

FAQs

Take a look at our FAQs to give you everything you need to know about the competition.

ENTER THE COMPETITION

This is a rare and invaluable opportunity to work with our award-winning team to elevate your organisation and expand your reach. We're eager to see the positive impact this prize will have on a deserving local cause. Good luck to all entrants!

TELL US WHO YOU ARE

Start by telling us a bit about you and your organisation. The person filling in the form needs to be someone with authority within the organisation you are entering. Please don't forget your organisation needs to be based in Essex and you need to be value-based – we will be checking the information submitted and if you do not meet the requirements, you will be disqualified from the competition.

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