How to make Branded Products work for your business

April 6, 2018 by  

Giving your customers a useful functional promotional product with your company’s details to say thank you, or to celebrate an event i.e. an anniversary, could be the catalyst for them to call you, rather than a competitor.

Using promotional merchandise at exhibitions now has become the norm, for example ball point pens or keyrings are often given away to untargeted customers at exhibtions.  However, when you are re-engaging existing customers, you may want to think a little harder… You could try using branded food and drinks.

The beauty of branded promotional products that you don’t have to limit them to customers, why not try issuing these to staff – branded mugs, t-shirts and mouse matts are just a few ideas. These can work as additional forms of marketing when staff utilise these out of the normal working environment.

There are actually so many ways to utilise branded products i business and can be tailored to your customers, your business and your budget.

Continental Market comes to Wentworth Street

March 26, 2018 by  

Pettycoat lane market is only one of the traditional markets in E1, established for over a 100 years, flowing from Middlesex Street and Wentworth road, opens every day between 10:00 – 15:00 and specialised for many of those years in fabrics and lace any anything to do with the East End ‘Rag-trade’, but ‘time stands for no man’ and with time, both the area and the character of the market has changed. Today the main component of the market is made up of a diverse range of food stalls, you can find any kind of street food in the Market from Indian, Spanish, Vietnamese to Turkish. The delicious food smalls start to permeate the local streets from 10am onwards.

This year the local council is encouraging more people to visit the area by having a Continental Market on Wentworth Street, offering additional options of continental foods, fresh food produce, leather goods and crafts. The Continental Market will run from the 4th of April to the 7th and I for one cannot wait to see what the market will have to offer.





Shoreditch’s art wall unveiled

March 22, 2018 by  

Philip Glanville, the mayor for Hackney, has unveiled an updated Shoreditch Art Wall.

The art wall is a feature of Great Eastern Street and has has been used for [Read more]

Eight ways to repurpose your old Business Cards

March 8, 2018 by  

As an entrepreneur/business person you acquire new business cards with each new professional role you take on, therefore the expected shelf life for a lot of business cards is a couple of years. By then, you’ve probably given out many and have another 150 sitting in a cardboard box or just lying around at the bottom of your desk drawer, that’s a lot of paper going to waste.  There are however many alternative ways to use old business cards, here are just some:

  1. Use as a Bookmark
  2. Repurpose and use as gift tags
  3. The thicker card used to produce our business cards work perfectly as labels for files and folders
  4. Use as Moving box labels or Luggage tags
  5. Use the reverse side of a single sided business card as a place card
  6. Keep some business cards in your bag with crayons, for small projects to keep children entertained…….for a little while anyway
  7. Use as Hamster cage filler

You can compost the business cards or cut them down and use as plant markers

Shoreditch eatery launches bar menu

February 21, 2018 by  

A fresh bar menu has been created at Lyle’s, a restaurant in Shoreditch.

Lyle’s will offer customers a range of lunch favourites and dinner snacks in a supplement to the current [Read more]

Self-service beer pop-up arrives in Shoreditch

January 16, 2018 by  

A self-service beer pop-up might head to Chelmsford after stopping in Shoreditch.

The Taste This Beer (TTB) pop-up is free to enter. The festival is Shoreditch-based until [Read more]

Shoreditch plan focuses on office space

December 23, 2017 by  

A fresh plan for Shoreditch is concentrating on the need to deliver more office accommodation.

The proposals for office solutions are still being consulted upon. If Hackney Council approves the vision, then more [Read more]