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Sunday, 21 February 2010

Doing Business Through Social Networking  

With the popularity of websites like TwitterFacebook, Myspace, Bibo , LinkedIn  and so on, the usage of social networking websites has sky rocketed in years. It is well known that social networking is the place where people can make new friends, share interests and ideas and do much more. The above said activities are common about the social networking websites while these websites are used for business promotion also. With directorys such as Twellow it is now easy to find and follow local businesses in your area and get to the key decision makers quickly cutting out the hierachy.

Business promotion was the basic idea based on which the social networking websites were launched. Anyone can utilize these social networking websites to their advantage if they own a business. However, traditionally, these social networking websites are development of friendships and online relationships.
The varied use of the social networking websites like Myspace for business promotion makes users stay longer in the websites, establishing groups and communities. These social networking websites provides opportunities for the users to make partnerships in business with the new friends.           

Increasing the presence in the Internet is the key to success for any business. Anyone in business should build a big presence if they want to be found in the market. As social networking websites have much higher traffic than any other websites, all have a better chance of getting noticed if you get out there in those networking websites. It is impossible to find a better place other than these social networking websites to market your business among thousands of people.

Anyone who is into Internet marketing will be aware of the word ‘Backlink’. Yes, the technique of backlinks that is used to drive traffic to your website. These social networking websites are capable of providing effective backlinks to your websites. All you have to do is to create a profile that well describes your website and also include links to your website. Remember that the social networking websites are those which have huge number of visitors and the method of backlinks, if used properly can make traffic flow to your website.

If you ask any businessman, what is the key to a successful business? Most of them will have the answer that, “getting the customers trust us and believe in our products is the key to a successful business”. These social networking websites provide vital opportunities to create trust and loyalty among people. As these social networks involve long term relationships, it will enhance ones trust towards the other.     

Any businessman cannot find a better place other than these social networks to promote his business. So if you are a businessman, get out there in any of the social networking websites and make the sale and start talking.

With marketing techniques evolving gone are the days when a simple leaflet drop would suffice, this will only have a small percentage of success but what it will do is build your image into a brand and make people aware of your existence so dont be disheartened by the success of a leaflet drop as this should be part of a long term campaign to build your name and brand.

Old school techniques are still as relevant today as yesterday and should not be discounted, referals are still the best way and always will be so the best way of getting these is by socialising, so embrace the new techniques, dont forget the old as their is an opportunity for us all to win business this way and stay in close contact with our clients as well.

Over the last few months we have seen more enquiries than ever asking us about e-shot campaigns, building brands and marketing strategys so businesses are starting to realise  a long sustained campaign  is the best way to keep their company growing profitably.

If you want to find out how Fresh can help you market your business effectively then call us on Aylesbury Office: 01296 489998 or Hemel Hempstead Office: 01442 345088
or email: hello@freshdps.co.uk   http://www.freshdps.co.uk/

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Our New Website

Well its taken a while but it has been a busy  first year, but we know we shouldnt neglect our website, its not quite finished yet as there are some little gems still to be added but we thought it was good enough to upload for you all to enjoy. Keep clicking back on it as there will be more happening on it soon. Any comments on it are all welcome, if there are any gliches or anything just use the contact us page and email us.


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Thursday, 4 February 2010

Stop the Press

BIGGEST PITCH YET!!!                   

Fresh pitched against 2 other design and print companys for the contract of designing and printing 230,000 copies of a 24 page booklet for distribution to most of the county of Bucks in February.

It came down to a design pitch challenge where the respected qualifiers had to come up with their own interpretation of the NHS book and one of their brand models that would represent itself inside it.

For Fresh it was a chance to show their creativity and their own unique style, and it clearly impressed. 

We will keep you posted on the finished outcome and show you what the Nhs liked as well, so if you want to be part of the Fresh story then email us on hello@freshdps.co.uk or call us on 01296 489998 or 01442 345088 and you will experience 'Design & Print The Way It Should Be'

Monday, 18 January 2010


With the worst of the snow over, I think we are all glad to get back to normality. For companies trying to win business in a recession the snow was another headache to get over. Every customer we talked to was affected and felt that it was a hindrance we could have all done without.

With the green shoots of the economy starting to peer through lets all hope that the coming year is a prosperous one for us all.  So good luck everybody and Happy New Year.

As for Fresh this coming year, you can expect to see our latest offers on our blog, as well as tax tips on helping your business from Graeme Catten our resident accountant and the first of our quarterly newsletters that will be online and in your mail as well.

We have exciting news coming from our Hemel branch already and some fantastic pitches that we have been winning lately that you will enjoy reading. We will also be interviewing some leading prominent business people that work in Aylesbury who will be giving the benefit of their knowledge to us all.

You will also see the launch of our new website next week, heres a sneak preview.

We welcome all feedback from our clients or if you have a view to express about your business in around in the Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead areas then email us at hello@freshdps.co.uk

The photo of the Clocktower was taken by local historian Karl Vaughan, author of Aylesbury Remembered, where you can see some fanstastic pictures of past and present. Click on the link http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=13002872097 or better still, buy the book as a gift for someone, it is available from www.amazon.co.uk

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


We would like to officially tell everyone that we have expanded and opened up a satellite office in Hemel Hempstead to compliment our existing services in the Aylesbury area. It will be based in Breakspear Park just off the M1 junction as you come into the town centre. We will be offering the same quality of service for getting your business noticed as our Aylesbury branch.

We would like to welcome you all to our new venture and will keep you updated of news and offers as well as all the latest case studies of local companys.

Just in case you need the details they are:

Suite F, Breakspear Park, Breakspear Way, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 4TZ

Tel: 01442 345088 email: hello@freshdps.co.uk

Thursday, 24 December 2009

So this is Christmas..........

As the song goes.... so what have we done?

Well hasn't the year gone quick and I would just like to thank all our clients for all their wonderful support throughout the year, your kind words and encouragement have been a source of comfort in what has been a difficult climate.

2009 was a milestone for us here at Fresh, as it was our first year and a steep learning curve for the 3 of us as Directors, we saw the business sustain and grow and meet our expected target for our first year, we have managed to get a new brand to the marketplace and show that it is here to stay, we have had to be flexible in what we offer our solutions and we pride ourselves on our service, problem solving and cost effectiveness which is why the strapline of ours 'design and print they way it should be ' will always be relevant for Fresh today and tommorrow.

We have added new services to our existing portfolio from design and print and can now offer e-marketing as well as websites and marketing campaigns. We have done complete rebrands and have blue chip clients in all the major sectors.

Our range of services can now cater for most marketing problems, whether it would be for something to giveaway to prospective customers, to being able to design, plan, print, finish, deliver a years campaign.

2010 looks to be an exciting year for Fresh with some big news in January to kick it off and some exciting pitches coming up to win business, so keep reading our blog and supporting us, we listen to all of your comments and take on board all feedback on how we can improve and tell us if there is something we should be offering as a service to you, we value your feedback.

Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year


Sunday, 20 December 2009

A Month  of Calendars                       

December is usually our quietest month of the year since everybody is thinking of Christmas Markets rather than Christmas Marketing, but this year the trend has bucked, back in October we started marketing Calendars more than Christmas Cards and the results were staggering. When we were all predicting a tough month due to the recession and the seasonal month in itself, we had a surprising month due to the amount of companys seeking to get their brand onto their clients desks or walls all year round.

Andy Gerlack commented ' In some respects I am not surprised because if I was on the other side of the fence then I would choose a calendar over a christmas card every day, this month alone we have seen new customers like Maxwell Swim Club, Mix 96, CH Morgan, Booker Tate and S-Com and OSG to name but a few come forward and seek help in getting themselves noticed for the coming year, we prefer to sell this service more than the christmas cards as that is a dying market whereas this is a very profitable fast growing sector'

The solutions that Fresh provided were all bespoke from wall calendars, desktop and totems, so for next year dont forget about that little thing that sits on your desk all year round just there in the background and think that could be YOUR company brand sitting in front of your customer.