We are a creative design, marketing and communications agency, helping you tell your story simply, in one clear voice, by whatever means works best.
We offer creative and cost effective marketing solutions to everyone from startup businesses to large international companies.
We are based in the village of Ardington, Oxfordshire. Oxford, Newbury, Reading and Swindon are just a 30 minute drive away.
We offer Graphic Design, Website Design and build, Branding, Marketing, Advertising, Print Management and Mailing Fulfilment.
Graphic Design is where it all began for us, with both of the company's directors having worked in the design industry for a combined 50+ years! During this time, the technology and the industry have changed substantially, but the principles of good design have always remained the same – combining typography and imagery with creativity to give your marketing the edge.
Started in 2006, the company has gone from strength to strength and is today located in the picturesque village of Ardington, just outside Wantage in Oxfordshire. Just 30 minutes from Oxford, Newbury, Reading and Swindon, covering the whole of Oxfordshire including Abingdon, Milton Park, Didcot and Wallingford.
Our clients range from large international organisations right through to smaller local companies and sole-traders. Each enjoying the same director level contact and creative approach.
Whatever your marketing communications requirements, B&M always delivers results with an original and creative approach within your budget. We do not profess to know your customers better than you do, but we do promise to add valuable strategic input and to offer fresh ideas through independent eyes.
Our services include: Graphic Design, Website Design and Build, Branding, Digital Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Print Management and Mailing Fulfilment.
Creative, relevant and engaging graphic design is at the core of what we do and is fundamental to the visual quality and appeal of the materials that we create.
All this experience has lead to us creating innovative design solutions for corporate identity, branding, stationery, packaging, brochures, signage, newsletters and magazines to name but a few.
We understand how to take a design from a simple idea and brief through to a finished tangible solution. We can take your initial brief or creative concept and bring the ideas to life across a range of different media and marketing collateral.
Imagination, creativity and impact are key, but not at the expense of delivering real results. Our aim is to produce creative, consistent and coordinated design that not only reflects your brand, but gives the right impression in your marketplace.
We can design, create and manage your online presence from start to finish. From designing and building a functional, engaging, user friendly and professional looking website, to domain name registration, hosting and marketing your website, driving traffic and ultimately sales. We can even give you the tools and knowledge to administer and update your website without needing to become a web expert.
There are no shortage of people that can build you a website, but that doesn’t mean that they can design a successful website (just ask to see some of our clients old websites!). We look to fuse creative design, ease of use, best practice development techniques, search engine optimised content and engaging subject matter to create the best possible websites for our clients.
From simple brochure style websites to interactive, content managed e-commerce systems and mobile (Smartphone) friendly versions, we have the experience, skills and resources to create a market leading website for you.
Strip away the jargon and it's about creating an idea that is so persuasive, so powerful and so appropriate, that it cuts through the clutter and finds a special place in the hearts and minds of its audience.
That's our approach to branding in a nutshell. It's about defining and articulating exactly what you stand for, so we unearth what makes you relevant, attractive, credible and distinctive. With that knowledge we can bring your brand to life and tell the right story, to the right people, in the right way.
We'll even help you manage your brand through a brand guardianship programme that helps you to control the output of your own and third party development partners and stakeholders.
B&M can revolutionise the way your company image is perceived, create a new identity or simply refresh a dated look. Helping you to deliver a consistent brand image throughout all your marketing materials and activities.
Marketing Communications means many things, but in the end it's about translating strategy into collateral: everything from promotional literature, direct mail, advertising and packaging, to flyers, websites and emails.
Regardless of form, the aim is always the same: realising your brand's potential. That's why our understanding of how marketing communications fit into the bigger picture of your brand and business are so important.
We've the practical experience that enables us to craft a solution that suits your circumstances and delivers clear benefits and measurable results.
Our approach isn't restricted just to print, digital marketing is now an essential ingredient in any effective marketing mix. Whether it's an online advertising campaign, or a cost effective email promotion, we can help you find, refine and design the right solution.
Printed literature continues to be one of the most effective and dependable ways to communicate with your clients.
B&M can purchase the best possible quality print without any format or capacity restraints at the best possible prices. We draw on our decades of knowledge and relationships with a comprehensive network of trusted suppliers to deliver print solutions that are tailored perfectly to your requirements.
Our team will handle the production and distribution of your print ensuring consistent brand, colour and quality.
You may be used to sending every job to the same printer, but we can save you time and money by placing each piece of print with the right type of printer for the job. We’ll follow your work through every stage of production, giving you regular updates and making sure deadlines are met.
As experts in direct mail we cover an extensive range of services for all of your direct marketing needs, be that design, print, mailing or just storage and ad-hoc distribution. We tailor our service to work around you.
Whether it's a simple mail shot, brochure, catalogue or letter, through to intricate variable data campaigns using bespoke packaging and postal solutions – we'll deliver the best solution.
With access to multiple distribution channels including Royal Mail, downstream access providers such as UK Mail, TNT and One Post, we can significantly cut the cost of your direct mail campaigns.
PPC advertising is a form of online advertising where adverts for your website are displayed on other sites (normally search engines or portals) and the advertiser (that’s you!) pays a small fee each time searchers click through to your website.
The best part is, you are only paying when people are visiting your site. This not only means you are guaranteeing traffic for your spend, but you can accurately measure the success of your advertising.
PPC is ideal if you are looking for targeted traffic, and fast. We can have your ad campaigns up and running in 24 hours and the risks are very low as you can accurately manage your budget.
Our experience means we can help you make the most of your budget; using the right keywords and phrases, creating adverts with great hooks and setting time and geographical locations to generate the most traffic for your investment.
Most people find what they're looking for on the Internet through major search engines like Google. If they don't find your website within the first few pages, you've probably missed them.
Search Engine Optimisation is a procedure where websites are recoded and adjusted to enable higher ranking within the natural results of the major search engines.
We make it our business to understand the dynamics of both organic and intelligent search engine optimisation and to maximise visibility for our clients websites.
By using specialist analytical and reporting software, we can track the success of every change we make as well as being able to supply you with detailed reports of how your site is performing. We often see stark “before and after” differences after optimising a website.
We only use best practice, sustainable techniques to improve a websites ranking. We only look to make relevant changes too, without resorting to filling every page with unwanted content to draw in search engines.
B&M Design & Advertising Ltd
The Carriage House
Tel: 01235 765580
We're based in a lovely period office with views over the Ridgeway, where the kettle is always on.