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Get your print on!

In the days when so much of marketing and advertising is digital, it is somewhat refreshing to see the amount of print we still generate for both ourselves and our clients. Have a look at some of our printed projects for inspiration… Our biggest project by far is Wightlife Magazine. Printing 300,000 copies a year,…

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Congratulations as Dillon completes his Apprenticeship

This week we celebrated the youngest member of the Solent team as Dillon completed his Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills Apprenticeship! Dillon is our Junior Digital Designer and has been with us for a year and half (time flies), training under our Digital Project Manager. Over this time, he has learnt a variety…

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5 social media marketing trends to adopt in 2019

Social media is constantly changing, it’s the nature of the beast. To be on top of the trends, you need to know what is going on, what is hot right now: Video content You have heard it for the past few years but video content is here to stay and it’s growing. It’s estimated that…

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So what even is copywriting? And do I need it (the answer is yes!)

It’s a question we get asked quite regularly here at Solent “So what exactly is copywriting?” Well, what it isn’t is anything to do with the legalities of copyright – which can be a common misconception. What it is, in a nutshell, is using the written word to persuade consumers to buy your product, visit…

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Turning blue Monday orange…

Blue Monday (statistically the most depressing day of the year) is on the horizon but global brand, Aperol, who are celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2019, are making it work for them with a clever bit of pr and experiential marketing. Aperol will be taking to the streets of London, Brighton and Bristol on the…

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Why you need a marketing agency in 2019…

With the many resolutions that are going on right now, why not make some resolutions for your business this year and consider why you might need an marketing agency to elevate your business in 2019. Here are our top 5 reasons why: #1: Marketing agencies are constantly learning and keeping up with the latest trends…

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Over 150 Pubs in the IW Pub Guide

We are pleased to be working with our friends at the Isle of Wight branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) on a brand new Isle of Wight Pub Guide. Out in time for the famous Beer & Buses in October, the guide aims to showcase the wide array of pubs and bars across the…

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Full Steam ‘A-Ryde-Pier-Head’

We were thrilled to work with our clients the Isle of Wight Steam Railway on a new installation at Ryde Pier Head. Wightlink agreed an area of the Pier Head to be used to promote the Railway and the fact that it’s possible to travel there via Islandline and change at Smallbrook Junction. Ryde Pier…

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Raising over £5000 for local charities

It seems like a distant memory now, but we were thrilled to have helped Wightlink Ryde Slide raise over £5000 for local cahrities. The event always creates a big splash (sorry) but this year was bigger and better than ever. Solent helped with the PR around the event, both before and after, and worked closely…

The Bay CE School
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New all-through school for the Island

The Bay CE School opened as an all-through school for the Isle of Wight in September 2018 and Solent has been privileged to have supported its re-branding and communications. It is exciting and refreshing to see a good news story emerging at a time when education on the Island has been under such scrutiny. The…

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Solent supports the Wightlink Ryde Slide 2018

Once again Solent and was very pleased to be supporting the Wightlink Ryde Slide event last Sunday (22nd July 2018). Our team worked closely with the Slide’s founder Wayne Whittle and his chief organiser Lauren Addison of Lo-Behold Events who in turn worked with the local Fire Brigade, Southern Water and HSS Hire who togther…

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Tea by the Sea

We are very excited to have worked with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust on the branding of their new initiative, Tea by the Sea, which encourages anyone and everyone to come together over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Whether you have baked it yourself or it’s shop-bought, the idea is simple…

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