Creative and Communications

The Creative Duck: Agency – Community – Events

The Creative Duck has proudly built a community of creative minds, in and around Henley-on-Thames. We offer talks and socials that inspire and educate as well as a creative consultancy dedicated to helping brands flourish; from marketing and social media, to web design, graphic design, branding and copywriting.

If you need support to help your business stand out whilst remaining true to your brand’s ethos, please get in touch.

We provide one-off training sessions, project-based work or long-term support.

Please contact Sarah Gilbert, Nicola Nott or Joey McGinn.

Sarah Gilbert – Marketing and Social Media
sarah@thecreativeduck.co.uk
07990 696785

Nicola Nott – Web Design, Graphic Design and Branding
nicola@thecreativeduck.co.uk
07590 298866

Joey McGinn – Copywriting
joey@thecreativeduck.co.uk

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Friday Collective

Friday Collective is a software and automation house working with the latest and greatest tech to deliver tech solutions for businesses and brands.
We specialise in:

  • Mobile app development
  • Portals & Platforms
  • CRM
  • Payment systems
  • SaaS
  • MVPs
  • VR & Metaverse worlds & games
  • Dev ops
  • Architecture
  • Infrastructure
  • Web development
  • Bespoke digital requirements
  • Crypto platforms

We are Google Cloud specialists and a full stack agency, working with companies and brands in various industries across recruitment, charities, community apps, sport apps, time and rota, clinical and client management, VR.

We use Google Cloud data centres in the UK to ensure that data is transferred and stored as quickly and as securely as possible, this in turn makes sure we are fully GDPR compliant.

Please contact: Nadia Kadir

GPC Marketing

We will work with you to find the right ways to market your business and provide practical ideas and support if you need it. From basic training for the Social Media platform best suited to your business and requirements to a full marketing service. We can help you achieve the best results for your business.

Please contact: Philip Chappell

Henley Scan

We are a husband and wife team who digitise/scan photographs, slides and negatives. We convert VHS tapes, camcorder tapes in many different formats and 8mm cine films. We also restore photographs that have been damaged or faded by age, light, ripped or stains. Our bespoke service of editing years of converted films into a highlighted treasured version is very popular and extra special.

We can create photo books and produce visual memory slide shows for special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthday or funerals.

We can also help with storing your visuals on clouds like amazon prime or similar. These can be tagged with special software, to make them very easy to catalogue. We love helping our customers achieve their photographs being accessible and safe from any damage, and enjoy them.

An extra bonus is that boxes of photos and albums take quite a lot of space, they can after digitisation be disposed of or packed more efficiently and we are not alone in having a space premium, especially living in Henley-on-Thames.

Between us, we have technical and creative skills and can probably help you with most media issues.

We pride ourselves in helping others and our high standard of work. We come highly recommended.

Henley Herald

Community news website providing an up-to-date and unbiased news service reported by local people, as it happens, for the people of Henley-on-Thames.

Please contact: Michaela Clarke

Higgs Group – The Henley Standard

Henley’s leading newspaper, published every Friday.

Please contact: Simon Bradshaw

Kathryn Fell Photography

Kathryn is a local professional photographer with a mobile studio photographing family portraits, weddings, PR/events, pets, food and commercial work. The main thing people say about Kathryn is her effortless ability to put everyone at ease she meets and photographs, which is a key skill when relaxing a client. Having worked in branding and marketing, Kathryn understands the importance of brand awareness and perception, so loves to know your brand or product inside out and will help you tell your business story with images for your website, brochures or social media. 

Kathryn has a professional and creative approach, and can mingle in with large groups of people capturing the important events in a natural, relaxed and candid way, allowing you to enjoy yourself while she captures some precious memories for you to look back on. 

Living Streams

Tony Thornby of Living Streams assists SME to generate business at optimal cost by efficiently and effectively improving their online prominence. To ensure that services deliver the best return on investment, he offers a flexible mix of advice, mentoring and implementation.

Founded in 2005, Living Streams’ key services are resilient SEO, Google advertising, analytics insights, LinkedIn Social Prospecting, Sharpspring Marketing Automation and Constant Contact email marketing.

Tony is a chartered engineer with significant experience in product launch, quality procedures, training, customer services and consultancy. Consequently, Living Streams are specialists in digital marketing for high tech companies, manufacturers and B2B service providers.

Living Streams often delivers business benefits for a fraction of what other agencies charge for the same results. Tony also believes that Sharpspring is the best value marketing automation system and that Living Streams charge for it is lower than any other UK marketing agency.

Peppard Creative

We are a web design and SEO agency based in Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire. Peppard Creative enjoy creating and developing innovative and fresh-looking websites, which will help you to promote your business successfully online.

Rhiane Kirkby Content & Media Consultancy

Do you have a brand you want to build or a story you’re just itching to share? Perhaps you know exactly what you want to say to your customers, but not how to say it. With years of experience at the top of the UK media industry, Rhiane can help you find your voice and make sure it’s heard. As programme editor of some of the nation’s most watched TV shows, she learnt the power and value of words. Now she helps businesses do the same by producing clear, captivating content that oozes personality and engages customers.

Rhiane’s content stands out. It will be read and shared. But more than that, Rhiane will promote that content, attracting the attention your business deserves.

Articles, blogs, website copy, press releases, marketing material and social media content…if you’re lost for words Rhiane will find them.

RSB Design

Siobhan Brownlow of RSB Design specialises in design for print and digital publishing. Whatever your creative design needs – brand identity, business cards, promotional literature, magazines or web design – Siobhan can find the right solution to communicate a professional and consistent message to your clients. Friendly and approachable, why not give Siobhan a call for an informal chat to discuss your communication needs.

Studio Stanley

Studio Stanley was founded by Mark Wójcicki in 2011 and has built a reputation for helping businesses create strong brand identities.

Our process starts by researching your business; its DNA, its customer base, the markets it operates in, the challenges it faces. Then we create brand concepts that position your business clearly according to your chosen market.

We see the logo as the focal point of your brand identity – it plays a vital role in creating a connection with your prospects and existing customers. To work effectively your logo has to resonate with your target market both visually and verbally.

Then we create the rest of the identity with the intelligent use of the visual: colour, typography, graphic elements and the verbal: straplines, content writing and marketing. These all play a critical role in creating a successful brand identity.

With Studio Stanley your brand is in safe hands – consider us part of your marketing team and watch it flourish.

Please contact: Mark Wójcicki

Rocket Science

We are a full-service digital marketing agency specialising in working with SMBs and startups. We tie all the digital pieces together so you can focus on getting the day job done.

We understand your time is precious and stretched thin. You want your business to grow and attract new customers. But you’re so busy doing the job, you don’t have time for the marketing to make it grow.

Or maybe you’ve heard your business needs to ‘go digital’ but you don’t know where to start. Your area of expertise is doing what you do best, not managing social media or brushing up the website.

If you need something big like a full digital strategy or a new website, we can help. Equally, if you just need a hand posting on social media, we’re there for you. We even delve into the dark arts of paid social media ads, PPC (Google Adwords), and user experience. We think of ourselves as part of your business and your success is our success.

Please contact: Jon Simmonds

 

We’ve set up a Digital Business Toolkit to help businesses be more effective online during lockdown.

You can find it on the Rocket Science Digital website at rocketsciencedigital.net/digital-business-toolkit
The kind of topics we cover include:

• Social media marketing
• Content strategy
• Finding new customers
• Content strategy
• Creating user personas

We’re adding new content all the time and if there’s anything you need which isn’t there, just ask and we’ll see what we can do.

You’ll find articles, downloadable guides and templates to help you make sure your business thrives through the current crisis, rather than stagnating.

What Are Words Worth

We are a copywriting, content creation, blogging and social media management business; we create the content you don’t have the time or desire to write yourself. Owner Peter McConnell works with clients and agencies to provide the words that explain their business, whether for their website, in print or as a blog. Peter also manages Social Media for clients, building followers, writing and posting content.

Business writing isn’t an art, but it is a skill, one which requires experience, time and desire. If you don’t have the desire to write it’s easy to find an excuse not to. You may know you need to change your website content, that your brochure needs completely rewriting and it really is time to start blogging, but will you ever get round to it? If the answer is no, call on the skill and experience of What Are Words Worth.

Please contact: Peter McConnell

Zeal & Zest

Zeal & Zest is a creative graphic design agency in Henley-on-Thames, working with businesses of all size to provide premium design services and solutions to successfully turn brand visions and ideas into a visually engaging reality.

Zeal & Zest can make a positive contribution to your business or organisation with:

• Graphics that engage with your customers, whether that’s B2B or B2C

• A personalised and friendly service that works closely with you to become an integral and effective part of your marketing team.

• An in-depth understanding of your target market, brand values and ultimately creating visually stimulating design results, on budget and on time.

• The aim to build, grow or reinvigorate your brand identity.

Our creative support is extensive. We create graphics of all sizes from small web icons through to complete building wraps.  Our services include: Logo and brand identity design, social media visuals, corporate graphic design, large format graphics, exhibition design, signage, POS, retail and commercial interiors, cartoons and illustrations and all things product branding and packaging related.

If your business lacks that creative spark then get in touch with me, Chris Forgie at Zeal & Zest to see how we can engage with your brand.

Please contact: Chris Forgie

Zing Films

At Zing, we make powerful intelligent films that help companies solve their communication and learning challenges.

We can manage all aspects of your production from script to screen, delivering an entertaining, engaging viewer experience to ensure your message really lands.

For every project, a bespoke team of seasoned experts is specially chosen for their mix of creative flair and a grounded understanding of your business needs. Based in Reading, we’ve been doing this a long time, picking up the odd award or two on our way.

We never forget that a budget is a budget and deadline is a deadline, whilst always maintaining quality. You’re in safe hands.

Get in touch for a friendly no-obligation chat.

Please contact: Sarah Beadsmoore.

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