We have handled the marketing for Peterborough estate agents City & County for some years and thought you might like to see our latest series of three ads to appear in local magazines.
We are pleased to be working with Peterborough’s newest independent, The Lightbox Cafe. Situated in the city’s busiest square mile for the hospitality sector, The Lightbox is a modern twist on a traditional tea room. With their own pastry chefs busy in the kitchen, customers are offered “brunches & lunches, savoury & sweet” with table service. Owner Eve Warren has exciting plans and we look forward to helping her and the team develop these to their full potential. Fully licensed, The Lightbox enjoys busy weekend evenings with DJs, pop-up restaurants and has its first Comedy Night planned for 5th April.
In amidst all our ongoing work for our clients in the restaurant and property sectors, we were pleased to be given the task of creating the brand image for a new and exciting business in the service sector. We wish Alex Anthony Hair Design every success in the future, it has been a pleasure working with you.
Delighted to announce that a new and independent Italian restaurant is to open in Peterborough city centre later this year and that they have chosen our firm to handle all issues of marketing on an ongoing basis.
We have already been working on the brand identity which has now been agreed. A busy few months ahead then creating the marketing plan and launch campaign for The Pizza Parlour & Music Cafe. We wish them well.
We are extremely pleased to welcome another food-related business to Nigel Davis Marketing. Bread Meat Cheese will be opening as a food retail outlet in Stamford proud of its “artisan hand-held food”.
We have already created the branding to align with the new company’s ethos, ready to push the button on their website, marketing support material and we will also be handling all areas of social media and Public Relations.
We are pleased to welcome to the fold No.3 The Yard. Formerly Jim’s Yard, the Stamford restaurant enjoys a glowing reputation for wonderfully presented modern food in a secluded courtyard setting. We look forward to helping grow the business further through an extensive, ongoing marketing programme.
We are pleased to have created all visual elements and written word copy for the new City & County website. The company is Peterborough’s longest serving (35 years) independently owned estate agency business and is based in the city centre with a satellite office in Crowland.
Our brief from the owners was to bring the site up to date in design terms, to de-clutter and produce customer friendly information regarding the range of services and the home moving process. We believe we have achieved these goals and are very pleased with the end result, as are City & County’s hosting and coding company Blue Monkey.
Nigel Davis Marketing also handles the estate agency’s marketing support and is currently working on a radio advertising campaign for 2015. You can visit the site at www.cityandcounty.net
We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide a marketing management service for the new venture 360cs.
The firm provides high end cleaning services to domestic and commercial properties across the Peterborough area and is looking for rapid growth through 2015.
Whilst we have not worked in this specific sector before , we have been involved with property maintenance companies and our continuing belief is that the same fundamental marketing principles apply whether the business is using a Dyson or a duxelle!
We wish Directors Simon Howitt and James Dawson all the best and look forward to working together.
While many businesses rightly extol the virtues of online advertising and marketing activity, the fact that more than £360million was spent last year in the UK on radio advertising supports the argument that a sensible approach to marketing spend is a balanced one. Online, the printed word, the spoken word and much more besides.
Here, we like to do all we can to offer businesses all the support they need across the marketing spectrum, even down to scripting their radio ads.
Enjoy a glass of red? Leigh Johnson of Bells Farm Vintners enjoys his wine, writes about it and knows more about the grape than the average diner. Here is his review of a Cabernet Sauvignon from a surprising source.
When eating in a restaurant, convention has it that the food is chosen first and then a wine to go with it. However, when a particular restaurant has so many excellent dishes on the menu, sometimes it more fun to abandon convention, choose the wine first and then look for a dish to accompany it. This presents the opportunity to scour the wine list for something a bit different, perhaps an unknown producer, a new grape variety or a new wine region.
This was just the experience we had at the Cherry House Restaurant in Werrington to celebrate a friend’s birthday. They have an excellent menu and one which we know well so I dived straight into the wine list to see what recent gems might catch my eye.
A wine that immediately leapt out at me was the Miolo Lote 43, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot blend. Nothing hugely unusual about the grape varieties (they are the traditional grape varieties of most Bordeaux wines) but what is interesting is that this wine comes from Brazil, a country not known for its winemaking. Unlike Argentina and Chile, Brazil does not really have a wine culture but nevertheless, it is South America’s third largest wine producer, much of its produce exported.
Miolo is Brazil’s largest fine wine producer and Bordeaux wine guru Michel Rolland acts as a consultant and the quality definitely shows. The wine is a dark ruby, almost inky. The nose is wonderfully expressive with ripe black fruits, cedar, pencil shavings and green peppers. On the palate the wine shows great complexity, richness and a roundness that belies the wine’s price tag. Ripe damsons and blackcurrant, leather and tobacco wrapped in a well-judged oak glove with soft, well integrated tannins. This really is an excellent wine and available at the Cherry House Restaurant at £39.95. You would have to pay twice that in a restaurant to buy a Bordeaux wine of the same quality.
If your budget won’t quite run to that, they also stock the Miolo Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon at £23.95. This is a single variety wine and from slightly younger vines than the Lote 43 and although it doesn’t quite have the complexity of the grand vin, it’s a great value entry point alternative.
I had the Miolo Lote 43 with the roast rib-eye beef and it was an outstanding match. It’s very rare to find such an interesting wine in a restaurant anywhere outside of London and to find it on our doorstep in Werrington is an absolute treat. I would urge everyone to give this a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Leigh Johnson Facebook: Bells Farm Vintners