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Why experience is key to high street retail in 2020

Over the past five years, we’ve seen a staggering growth in online shopping accompanied by a steady decline of physical retail with stores and brands closing. Despite this growth in the ecommerce sector, brick and mortar stores do remain a vital component of the retail and shopping experience. With online giants such as Alibaba, and…

Thea Braves the Shave
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She braved the shave

We are all so proud of our Lead Designer, Thea, who on the evening of Thursday 7th November shaved her head in aid of raising money for MacMillan Cancer. Not only did she get clipped but arranged a cracking event at Strings in Newport with live music and a raffle to raise even more money…

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Increase your impact online this Christmas

Halloween is done, fireworks and Guy Fawkes night are upon us already, which means only one thing… Christmas really is just around the corner!  With less than 50 days to Christmas, it’s a crucial time for your business to ensure you’re ready for some of the busiest shopping periods of the whole year. You’ve probably…

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Happy Halloween from Solent

Never ones to shy away from the opportunity to dress up, the Solent team have pulled out all the stops for a day of fancy dress for Halloween 2019. A couple of weeks ago we each popped 3-4 different fancy dress ideas into a pot and then picked one out… here’s what everyone picked… Jo…

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Solent Celebrate Newport

Solent are proud to have recently completed an eye-catching project celebrating Newport’s role as the Island’s historic county town. Working closely with the Newport Business Association Solent designed a range of Street Banners each with their own distinctive and vivid design. Inspired by the passion points for the project each features a recognisable Newport landmark,…

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Always inspired… Beer & Buses

Our Island home is always inspiring our work and approach to projects, whether it be our stunning coastlines and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, through to the diverse range of festivals, events and gatherings occurring throughout the year.   One of the staples of the Isle of Wight events calendar, is the Classic Buses, Beer…

Wightlife 2019 - Issue 4 - Front and spread
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Issue four of Wightlife 2019 is out now

The bumper autumn edition of Wightlife 2019 is out now. The latest edition of Wightlife Magazine has hit the stands. This bumper edition covers the beginning of October through to the end of December and is packed full of ideas for what to do and where to go this autumn and winter. Learn about some…

Taste of the Wight 2019 - Issue 2
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The summer edition of Taste of the Wight is out now!

The brand new summer edition of Taste of the Wight – your local guide to food and drink on the Isle of Wight – is out now in all good eateries, attractions and supermarkets across the Island. The Island’s premier guide to eating out, Taste of the Wight is now in its sixth consecutive year.…

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The summer edition of Wightlife 2019 is out now.

Hot off the press, the latest edition of Wightlife Magazine has hit the stands! This bumper summer edition covers mid-July through to the end of September and features an exclusive interview with the Island’s Derek Sandy, fresh from his Britain’s Got Talent auditions. Local wildlife expert Carol Flux reveals the best places to spot everything…

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We want you!

The world of marketing and design is a fast paced one. We’re always on the go, looking at new trends, who’s doing what and how we can do our best for our clients to stay on top of this. Are you an enthusiastic apprentice looking to start your career in a Business Admin role? Do…

Thundersport racer Ryan Whitehall sponsored by Solent
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Solent goes motorbike racing

We’re really pleased to be supporting local motorcycle racer Ryan Whitehall again this season. This year he’s competing in the Thundersport GB 600 Elite race series, one of the top categories for amateur riders in the UK. Solent provides Ryan with his sponsor stickers as well as some direct sponsorship. At his latest outing to…

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We’ve been busy this week at Solent…

We have been busy bee’s here at Solent, with some of our major projects and publications all coming together just before Easter arrives. The lead up to the Easter holiday is one of our busiest times and this week alone we have welcomed the latest edition of Taste of the Wight, main season leaflet for…

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