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Motherlode Media Yellow Submarine Digital Campaign

Motherlode Media boards the Yellow Submarine

Studio members Motherlode Media are completing a digital marketing campaign for the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Yellow Submarine which is being screened around the globe.

The project spans a global campaign including theatrical trailers, a website build incorporating a ticketing interface, and produced content for a three-month rollout across The Beatles official social media channels.

On behalf of Apple Corps, they worked with Picture House cinemas in the UK and Abramorama in the US marketing the film’s 50th-anniversary return to the big screen. They also worked with Universal Music to support the soundtrack and merchandise programme.

 

An icon of psychedelic pop culture, Yellow Submarine is a colourful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, wordplay and glorious music.

Yellow Submarine on the big screen

“It’s all in the mind y’know.”

Boson Web join Glove Factory Studios

Say hello to new members Boson Web

We are delighted to welcome Boson Web to the Glove Factory creative business community.

But what do they do? Who are they? Let’s ask them a few questions to out more …

 

Tell us about Boson Web?

We’re an award-winning web agency specialising in WordPress websites. For over 15 years, we’ve helped our clients to stand out online with engaging web design, bullet-proof web development and responsive support.

 

Give us your top 5 quick tips for clients working with a web agency?

  1. Describe what outcome you’re looking for. Set the goals and the anticipated Return on Investment (ROI).
  2. Consider who your audience is, what they want and how you meet their needs. Share that information with your agency.
  3. Explain what you think you need but don’t be too prescriptive. Leave room for your agency to offer ideas and solutions to achieve your goals.
  4. Set a budget and share it with your agency/developer. That doesn’t mean you have to spend it all, it simply helps them to propose the most appropriate solution.
  5. Think about what ongoing support you’ll need and talk to your agency about how they can help ongoing.
  6. Plan your website launch and consider how you’ll drive traffic to your website.

 

Who’s in the team and what item would each take to a desert island?

Rich – An iPod loaded with an Audible subscription – or a kettlebell
Steve – Speedos
Fiona – My golden retriever Casper – a woman’s best friend and would make a great pillow 😉
Will – England shirt
Daisy – A king-size bed
Tom – An inflatable raft with oars
Ash – (still thinking…)

 

Three adjectives that describe Boson Web?

Precise. Loyal. Continual.

 

What are you enjoying most about your new home at Glove Factory Studios?

The view! Our offices overlook the lake. And the atmosphere – there are lots of other creative businesses here.

 

 

Head over to Boson Web to find out more.

Words And Design Kendra Futcher & Jonathan Coleman

Never miss a Rooster Talks! Watch the replays …

We know you can’t always make it to Rooster Talks, our monthly business networking event.

But we don’t want you to miss out on all the smart ideas, wisdom, humour and inspiration shared by our brilliant roster of speakers.

That’s why we record (almost) all the monthly Rooster Talks and pop them up on our YouTube channel.

So, if you’re wondering what you missed – ponder no more!

Here’s the full playlist.

Want to be social and join us for upcoming Rooster Talks?

Book your place – admission is free and you’ll enjoy free coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen too.

Yoga by the Lakes

Yoga by the Lakes

Take a break from your desk to relax with some lunchtime yoga by our lakes.

‘Yoga with Viv’ is a new regular weekly outdoor yoga session (weather permitting!) from Sunflowers Yoga suitable for all levels. Dress for comfort and bring a layer and a blanket, whatever the temperature. And don’t forget the sunscreen.

Sessions are currently confirmed for 12.30 – 1.15pm on Tues 5th/12th June and Weds 27th June and cost £6 per session.

Book in advance to enjoy some fun in the sun. Afterwards, why not treat yourself to a smoothie and seasonal salad from The Field Kitchen?

Find out more and book at Sunflowers Yoga.

Studio Members' News

Studio Members’ Newsround

A brief roundup of the latest developments, news and award successes from the Glove Factory community.

 

Portfolio Perfection

Content Coms has launched a glorious new digital home for its top-notch content portfolio! Take a look at this celebration of their industry-leading collateral in built space, energy & lighting.

 

Content Coms New Portfolio site launched

New Talent at Team Eleven

After winning several new accounts, Team Eleven has announced four new additions to their team of talented marketing strategists, account handlers and designers. A big welcome to Nathan Shellard, Evva Semenowicz, Laura Pagani and Natasha Laming.

 

Finalist at The Techies

Ojo Solutions are worthy finalists in The Techies, a new award scheme form The Business Exchange designed to celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship of the IT community in Swindon and Wiltshire.

 

The Techies Finalists Announced

Platinum Goes Global

Platinum 3D has announced the opening of a new Los Angeles office. Platinum 3D Consultants Inc., will be supporting their international growth and looking after their USA clients.

 

Platinum Open US office

Mostly Making a Difference

Mostly Media has raised an amazing £7,869 for charity CLIC Sargent through various fundraising initiatives, including Mostly Media’s annual Charity Golf Day held at Cumberwell Golf Club in Bradford on Avon.

 

Mostly Media

 

Celebrating the Finest Sports Writing

Awards management specialists Agile Ideas will host the 2018 Sports Books Awards at Lords Cricket Ground in June. Longlisted authors include Jenson Button and Judy Murray with judges drawn from Olympians including Katherine Grainger and Christine O’Hagan.

 

Sports Books Awards 2018

 

Creative Bath Finalists at Glove Factory

Fantastic to see these Glove Factory members appearing as Finalists in the Creative Bath Awards 2018!

And we’re also very pleased that Glove Factory Studios is among the finalists for Creative Space.

 

Creative Bath Award Finalists Announced

Creative Bath Award Finalists 2018

Glove Factory Finalists in Creative Bath Awards 2018

The Creative Bath Awards 2018 includes several of our finest studio members in its roll call of finalists across various creative categories.

We’re proud to have so many talented individuals and companies in our creative community. A special shout out to ojo Solutions who are finalists in no less than three categories!

And, of course, we’re also very pleased to see Glove Factory Studios among the finalists.

The Creative Bath Awards 2018, sponsored by Bath Spa University, takes place on 14th June and tickets are on sale now.

Congratulations and best of luck to you all.

 

 

Pitch at Palace Partnership

Pitch at Palace collaboration with Royal approval

A collaboration between studio members Rednine and Jooka, delivering brand management and video production for a series of events initiated by HRH The Duke of York, continues to flourish.

It brings together the brand direction of Robin Worrall from Rednine in his capacity as creative advisor to the Duke of York, with the video production expertise of James Stapleton and Matt Paish from Jooka.

Over the past year, they have attended a number of high profile events at Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace to film and produce a suite of social media material and online promotional collateral. Together they have created a catalogue of branded films to be used across digital platforms.

Their most recent event, Pitch@Palace Commonwealth saw Entrepreneurs from 39 commonwealth nations come together to pitch their business ideas to an audience of industry leaders, government officials and investors hosted by his Royal Highness.

With an art director, cameraman and editor in attendance, the team creates a visual toolkit that is published during the event, alongside a suite of online materials for broader distribution. Typically the toolkit includes over a dozen short 10-20 second films for immediate distribution to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well as a full length 2-3 minute film created post-event.

See their creative collaboration in action.

Business Excellence Award 2018 for Glove Factory Studios

We are delighted to have been awarded the Business Excellence Award 2018 by Bradford on Avon Business. The award recognises workspace Glove Factory Studios’ role in the growth and support of micro-businesses in the local area.

Set up in 2010, Glove Factory Studios is now an established SME incubator and home to over 50 companies, around 160 people, primarily from the creative, communications and tech sectors. Based in Holt Village on the outskirts of Bradford of Avon, our members benefit from a supportive community, flexible studio spaces and an onsite café, The Field Kitchen.

When companies outgrow their Glove Factory home, they are encouraged to move into larger workspaces in the centre of Bradford on Avon, ensuring the area continues to benefit from the entrepreneurial talent and the inflow of successful businesses.

Tom Marshall, general manager: “It is great to be recognised in this way and further supports the role we aim to play in contributing to the wider business community with the very popular Rooster talks, our free monthly business networking event.”

Glove Factory director, Nick Kirkham: “We’re grateful to BOA Business for recognising our efforts to bring vibrant businesses and employment opportunities to the area. Our vision has always been to create innovative and inspiring workspaces within our rural location, and the support and encouragement we’ve received from the Bradford Business community along the way have been a key element in our success.”

BOA Business Chair, Andrew Eberlin: “We are delighted to award the Business Excellence Award 2018 to Glove Factory Studios. A key part of BOA Business’s role is to build and support a vibrant, resilient and entrepreneurial culture and community in the town and local area. Glove Factory Studios plays an important role in attracting talent to the region, with a number of the growing businesses choosing to move into the town.”

Good Mood Food TV Campaign

Team Eleven’s ‘Good Mood Food’ TV Campaign launched

Team Eleven has revealed a fantastic new TV campaign for client Wiltshire Farm Foods.

The marketing agency’s new campaign ‘Good Mood Food’ takes Wiltshire Farm Foods in a new direction, moving away from celebrity endorsement and instead featuring real people enjoying life, love and friendship.

We felt very strongly that we wanted executions which focused on the audience but we also knew the risks of working with an elderly audience – if you’re too ‘advertising’ they’ll turn off – there would be no grannies at the bingo with pink hair ageing well, this is about aspiration but within reason.

Great work!

Watch Campaign on Team Eleven Website

‘Good Mood Food’ TV Campaign for Wiltshire Farm Foods

 

Rooster Talks at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks 2018: Come to Learn, Leave Inspired

Do you know about our Rooster Talks business networking mornings? On the first Friday of every month, we meet over coffee and croissants to listen to an inspiring speaker from the local business community. Afterwards, you can pull up a chair in The Field Kitchen and chat with like-minded individuals.

We’ve already heard some outstanding speakers this year, and throughout 2018 we have an exciting programme of guests and topics guaranteed to get you thinking.

These talks are almost always fully booked, so make sure you book early.

 

Rooster Talks 2018 Schedule

6TH APRIL: ‘WORDS & DESIGN – THE PERFECT MARRIAGE’
WITH KENDRA FUTCHER & JONATHAN COLEMAN

Kendra Futcher makes a welcome return to Rooster Talks. This time she’ll be examining storytelling through design and the fundamental relationship between words and the pictures. She’s joined by Jonathan Coleman, ex-founder and creative director of design studio Everyone Associates.

Design is storytelling for brands and Jonathan and Kendra will be exploring the important marriage between visual language and copy.

Book Your Place

4TH MAY – ‘WHAT HAVE THE CULTURAL INDUSTRIES EVER DONE FOR US?’
WITH ANDY BURDEN

With over 20 years running arts organisations and projects, Andy Burden will describe some of the strategies for good management that can be transferred from the world of creative artistry to other businesses.

Sharing anecdotes and insightful experience from the worlds of the theatre and other performance, Andy discusses ways of building organisations using good ideas, sensitive artists and very little money!

Book Your Place

1ST JUNE – ‘NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS’
WITH BRIAN HILL

Focusing on the non-verbal communication skills of body language, facial expression and tone of voice, this session will help you discover ways to take your communication and interpersonal skills to an entirely new level, ahead of your competition.

A Certified Body Language Trainer, Brian Hill will provide an insight into an entirely new set of science and research-based communication skills.

Book Your Place

6TH JULY – ‘BUILDING A HIGH-GROWTH BUSINESS WITH NEW PRODUCTS/SERVICES’
WITH DAVID RIDDELL

David Riddell will talk through the characteristics of high-growth businesses and look at how the development of new products or services (innovation!) can play a part. He’ll highlight some of the challenges businesses can face and give you a chance to learn some of the tricks you can use to build your business model.

Book Your Place