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Elevate your Email

Elevate your Email

Oh, how we chuckled… When that little girl burst through the door and bundled in on her dad during a live BBC News broadcast with her dad. Celebrity chefs give us light-hearted relief by catching tea towels alight on live morning television as they too battle with the...

DON’T STOP

DON’T STOP

Have you ever run long distance before? Like a half marathon, marathon or triathlon? The 4 deserts? (Kidding, that narrows our audience down a little too much). But if you’ve ever done some kind of endurance event you’ll know that it’s a journey through physical and...

Can you explain what SEO actually is?

Can you explain what SEO actually is?

Did you know our Director, Chris Nyland takes part in regular Digital Marketing podcast? Himself and Ian Hooper from HitPublish come together to interview leaders in their fields, discovering more about their skills and experience in Digital Marketing. This week they...

Tips & Tricks for Email Campaigns

Tips & Tricks for Email Campaigns

Working from home? | Tips & Tricks for Email Campaigns | Nettl of Gloucester & Cheltenham  If you can’t work IN your business right now, it's the perfect time to start working ON your business. Email campaigns can play an important role while you are unable to...

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

We're here as normal It's just we're not there as normal. Inline with Government advice, we're all working from home. We were prepared for this and are fortunate to be able to work remotely from home and carry on as normal. We have the systems and technology in place...

Control Panel Access & Email Set Up

Control Panel Access & Email Set Up

Welcome to your new control panel and email set up. Here's all you need to know; Control Panel Click here to Log In to your Control Panel (where you can check and change email settings)Your log in will be your main email address and a password we will give you. Emails...

Top 5 tips to improve your website visibility in Search Engines

Top 5 tips to improve your website visibility in Search Engines

  Working from Home? Top 5 tips to improve your website visibility in Search Engines Having a digital presence is crucial for any business in this day and age, but if you want it to generate leads and enquiries (and why wouldn’t you?) - it’s not enough to simply have...

Working from home? Top Tips & Tricks for Social Media

Working from home? Top Tips & Tricks for Social Media

"If you can’t work IN your business right now, it's the perfect time to start working ON your business."   Social media plays a huge part in any business, it's the perfect way to get your company name and brand out there for people to see. However, before...

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

In this together The situation with Coronavirus is changing rapidly. Although the majority of people infected have recovered, for individuals and families affected, this will be a distressing time. It is difficult to know what the impacts on the economy or business...

Uppty Bang & Big Top Ideas

Uppty Bang & Big Top Ideas

March uppty bang is here, with sixtastic jolly deals. Uppty bang your business, my dear, hit them right in the feels. Spring has sprung. Now let the customers flow. Uppty bang your marketing online and off. We’re your Nettl, better than a dream. Think of us as your...

Do you come here often?

Do you come here often?

DO YOU COME HERE OFTEN? What businesses can learn about attracting customers from the courtship rituals of real life relationships. approx 5 minute read February was the month of love For some at least. And it got us thinking… “Is being lucky in love really all that...

UPPITY BANG YOUR BUSINESS!

UPPITY BANG YOUR BUSINESS!

Growing your business should be fun. The best businesses use different methods to attract new customers and get more from existing relationships. In February, we’ve pulled together a bunch of deals to give your business more uppity bang. Make your budget go further...

Google My Business

Google My Business

Google My Business is a fantastic, simple, FREE marketing tool for your business. Check out the video below to see its features.

Speed Networking Business Social

Speed Networking Business Social

On Thursday 12th December 2019 we co-hosted our very first Nettl Business Social with The Business Growth Network in association with Gloucester BID and the UK Digital Retail Innovation Centre. Local businesses were invited to join us at the UK:DRIC (which is home to...

How to setup a Facebook Pixel

How to setup a Facebook Pixel

Whether you're thinking of doing diving into Facebook Ads or possibly in the future, or not at all, it's worth adding a Facebook Pixel into your website. It's a great way to start populating a list of Facebook users who have been on your website for retargeting! Check...

How to setup a Facebook Ad Account

How to setup a Facebook Ad Account

Facebook Ad Account Setup with Nettl Thinking of putting some budget towards Facebook Advertisement? Get your Ad account set up properly so you can start advertising or we (Nettl of Gloucester & Cheltenham) can do it if for you. Click here for further information...

Nettl sCARE Packages

Nettl sCARE Packages

Nettl sCARE Packages? What’s up pumpkin, have you got someone in your web? Do you want to keep your website up to date, safe and secure? DUH. Well, we’ve got something fangtastic to tell you.  We offer Care Plan packages to keep your website in check and in the safe...

Need some new print but not sure where to start?

Need some new print but not sure where to start?

Need some new print but not sure where to start? Whatever your business, we have got something for everyone, like seriously, everyone! We are hitting you right in the feels with our top print products for your business!   Hair & Beauty | Barbers,...

Gamify your business!

Gamify your business!

approx 7 minute read In the primary school down the road, bright little 7-year-olds get points for good behaviour. And what do points make? Prizes! Rewards for behaviour has been ingrained in us all since we were children. OK, if you grew up in a decade where prizes...

POP-UP POWER

POP-UP POWER

approx 5 minute read The evening sun shone on a secluded spot of British coastline. Tents and camper vans huddled together behind the dunes. Although not the weekend yet, the hand painted campsite sign already said ‘Full’. It was late in the day but the beach was...

The hidden influence of your logo

The hidden influence of your logo

When was the last time you hired a company or purchased a product because of their logo? You’re thinking probably never, right? (Unless it’s McDonald’s maybe, because there is something magnetic in those golden arches, don’t you think? We’ll get to that in a second.)...

We’re Hiring

We’re Hiring

  Nettl of Gloucester & Cheltenham are recruiting. Could you be our next Graphic & Web Designer? We’re looking for an enthusiastic designer to join our friendly creative team. Working across both our Gloucester & Cheltenham studios the successful...

Top tips to get you exhibition ready!

Top tips to get you exhibition ready!

Have you got a summer full of exhibitions ahead of you? Well, let us help you get prepared so you can smash every show! We are hitting you right in the feels with some of our top tips… Tip 1 is to plan ahead. Seems obvious, right? There’s a lot more to think about...

PRINT IS NOT DEAD

PRINT IS NOT DEAD

Print is dead? Not so fast… Scientific reports show people prefer to read printed material when they are trying to understand something substantive, so why are people so desperate to get rid of print? Print is most certainly not dead, it’s actually on the rise amongst...

Let’s talk merchandise… Eco-friendly merchandise!

Let’s talk merchandise… Eco-friendly merchandise!

Plastic pollution can now be found on every beach in the world, crazy right? In 2016, a global population of more than 7 billion people produced over 320 million tons of plastic – set to double by 2034. With this in mind; it’s super important to help these figures...

We’ve moved to the UK:DRIC

We’ve moved to the UK:DRIC

The secret is out, we've moved to the UK:DRIC! We’ve successfully relocated to the UK’s First ‘Digital Retail Innovation Centre’ (DRIC). We’ve loved offering our website, design, print & marketing services from the beautiful building we made our own on the corner...

How to set up Google Maps on your website!

How to set up Google Maps on your website!

Maps glorious maps, where would we be without them! Google Maps is universally used daily by millions across the globe. It’s important for people to be able to find your business whether it’s online or offline. Click the link below for a quick video tutorial on how to...

How to set up Google Maps on your website!

How to set up Google Maps on your website!

Maps glorious maps, where would we be without them! Google Maps is universally used daily by millions across the globe. It's important for people to be able to find your business whether it's online or offline. Click here for a quick video tutorial on how to set up...

‘Tis is the season

‘Tis is the season

Marketing planned today, turns into sales tomorrow. As we roll into peak season and the Christmas hustle and bustle, it’s easy to put off marketing ‘til later. But now’s the time to be thinking about quieter times in January and February. We all know, marketing...

Hosting options with or without Nettl

Hosting options with or without Nettl

  To host, or not to host? That is the question...   Congratulations on your new, gleaming, tip-top, website. Now it's time to decide how and where you want your website hosted. There are a few options depending on your current hosting situation! Option 1:...

Getting on the Instagram Hype

Getting on the Instagram Hype

Selfies, boomerangs, filters, dogs, cats, carpets, landscapes, shoes… the list goes on. Today, Instagram sits at the forefront of social media platforms - with over 800 million active users a month and 500 million daily active users it boasts higher per-post...

Talk to me about Responsive Web Design

Talk to me about Responsive Web Design

Smart phones and tablets have changed the way we browse the web.  Whether it’s on the move or kicking back on the couch after a hard day’s work, we access our mobile web browsers almost every day. Statistics show that in 2017, mobile devices accounted for 49.7% of web...

Five fonts you shouldn’t use on your website

Five fonts you shouldn’t use on your website

  When designing a website you need to stand out and be unique; the font you use can reflect that. Arial We wouldn't recommend this font as it looks plain, doesn't stand out and looks unprofessional; there are so many other appropriate fonts out there that you...

Five common landing page mistakes

Five common landing page mistakes

Landing pages are used by businesses just like yours to increase website conversions. While there is perhaps no such thing as a perfect landing page, there are many things that can derail performance. So we’ve put together a list of 5 landing page mistakes that...

Nettl newsletter: April

Nettl newsletter: April

  THE COUNTDOWN TO GDPR  ENFORCEMENT 25th May 2018 You'll have heard a lot more about GDPR since we first mentioned it last year. Time is running out. The new legislation comes into force on 25th May 2018. If your business uses email marketing, sends direct mail...

Getting to know Rosie

Getting to know Rosie

Whilst we make it our priority to know you, here's a little bit about us...  Who inspires you and why? Rosie's inspiration is Dolly Parton (aka The Queen of Nashville), who with determination and passion managed to completely turn her life around. Parton grew up on a...

Be credible

Be credible

Unless you’re terribly lucky, your customers have lots of choice where they buy from. The world’s never been more competitive. It takes effort to persuade people to trust you. It takes effort to convince them you’re the right choice. Use all the tools you can muster....

All about Lily

All about Lily

Whilst we make it our priority to know you, here's a little bit about us...  Who inspires you and why? When asked, Lily struggled to choose just one individual, however she did mention Salvador Dali. The Spanish artist's work on surrealism is definitely unique and...

The importance of https

The importance of https

A story about secure browsing The sun is shining through the window of your favourite local coffee shop. You’re sat with your flat white and laptop, about to settle down to some serious web browsing. When, all of a sudden, a rather unsavoury character pulls up a chair...

Winter Website MOT

Winter Website MOT

Security Google are on a mission to make the web a more secure environment. So if you’ve not got an SSL certificate for your site then now is the time. SSL certificates encrypt data sent between visitors and a website. They help keep sensitive information, like credit...

GDPR is Coming Soon

GDPR WILL AFFECT US ALL The law is changing. It affects our business. And it affects your business. It’s not just for big corporations either. We all need to prepare. We want to help you make the changes you’ll need to make. We’ll do our best to be as clear as we can....

Challenge Chris

The Challenge Hi, I’m Chris Nyland. I’m 39. On Friday 9th June, I’m going to attempt to shift myself (and what my daughters tell me is my ‘big tummy’!) the distance of 4 marathons in just 4 days, along the Cotswold Way to raise money for the Superhero Foundation. As I...

Diary of a Nettl Cadet: Designing for Print

Diary of a Nettl Cadet: Designing for Print

Introduction to design for print Today was a big one at the Nettl Acadamy! An introduction to the do's and dont's of print! I found today especially useful and interesting as it really helped give a great understanding of what to look out when designing for print. I...

Domain Name Transferring

So; You would like us to host your website, and you already own your domain name? No problem. You have a few options, depending on your set up and your requirements. Do you want to: (a) leave your domain name (and emails) all where they are and working as currently,...

Diary of a Nettl Design Cadet: Part 2

Week 4: Planning a Project Today at the Nettl of Birmingham Business Store, we looked further into the ways of Nettl, and how a typical project initially starts out. We received a workbook which was full of scenarios of typical clients looking for websites. We had to...

Diary of a Design Nettl Cadet

Nettl Cadet: Introduction Day I'm Lily, a graphic designer, graduated from college last summer and I have been working in the Nettl of  Gloucester and Nettl of Cheltenham studios for about 6 months now. I heard about the Nettl Academy program and have been enrolled on...

How much do Google Adwords cost and do they really work?

Hi Gloucester Nettl! I hope you can you help me? I’ve heard that Google Adwords can be a great way of getting new customers, but do they really work? I can see that you are a Google Adwords partner which means you must know what you are doing. Can you tell me how...

Leave us a review?

Leave us a review?

Did we do a good job? Have you been happy with our service? Fancy leaving us a review? Pretty please? As a Nettl of Gloucester customer, we care about your satisfaction, it’s important to us we get your feedback. If we're doing something wrong, we'd love the chance...

Should you run WordPress Updates 4.7?

Should you run WordPress Updates 4.7?

Wordpress updates, specifically in this case the 4.7 Core Update was released today. Whether to hit that tempting "update Wordpress?" button is the question running through a lot of Wordpress users' minds, as they log into their dashboards this morning. We asked our...

Let’s talk Twitter…

Let’s talk Twitter…

Twitter. Most people today, and a lot of businesses, have a profile. Ok, so not all of them are very active. In fact, out of the ever growing number of accounts - 1.3 billion as of 2015 – only 313 million are active. That’s a huge amount (about 75%) of inactive...

Top 4 Ideas For Your Blog Post!

Top 4 Ideas For Your Blog Post!

You know the feeling, you want to put a blog post up, you know you should, but you end up staring at your screen blankly before anything comes to mind. Inspiration can come from anywhere though, last time I got inspiration from being asked what kind of tea I wanted...

Our Cheltenham web design studio Official Opening!

Our Cheltenham web design studio Official Opening!

There's a chance you might have heard the whisper on the grapevine (who are we kidding. We' hope you've heard, we've had it all over social media) that a Nettl of Cheltenham has opened it's doors. Even though our Cheltenham office has been up and running for a few...

Churchdown Advertising just got easier

Churchdown Advertising just got easier

As far back as 1st March 2013 Churchdown Online, the villages main information website, joined forces with MyChurchdown – the full colour, full content local magazine distributed to 5,000 households bi-monthly. Since then we’ve continued to operate as two identities...

Too Much Tea and Coffee

Too Much Tea and Coffee

In our office, we have too much tea and coffee… It may be that we have a tea addiction. It may be that Angel (Website Genius) loves our coffee machine so much that she keeps buying fancy coffee pods for it. It may even be down to Kaitlen (Social Media Expert) bringing...

Using Facebook for Business

Using Facebook for Business

Facebook. One in five people have an account. If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world (just after China and India). Because of this, one of the best ways to advertise your business and services is to stay active on Facebook…If you're...

Nettl of Gloucester Studio Transformation

Those of you who are familiar with the history of Westgate Street will know that our web studio was once home to John Lawrence Menswear - which closed its doors at the beginning of 2014 after 60 years of business. When we arrived, in February 2015, we knew we had a...

Working with a Google certified partner

Working with a Google certified partner

We, at Nettl of Gloucester, manage and maintain Google AdWords (also known as 'pay per click') campaigns for a number of our customers. This is done by two of our in-house, Google-qualified campaign specialists – who, together, have allowed us to achieve Google...

Who owns my website?

Who owns my website?

You meet the website design company, you share your brief, they provide the proposal, you accept it, they proceed to build one that is tailored exactly to your requirements and provide you with administrator access – and, you pay for it. The answer to the question...

The Perfect Salesman?

The Perfect Salesman?

We have never had a dedicated salesperson for our business – we haven’t really looked for one – but recently the perfect salesman walked into our studio. He’s sounded so good we had to share his story, because he's available to work for your business too if you want....

Is duplicate content really affecting your SEO?

Is duplicate content really affecting your SEO?

As many people will know, a lot of what is considered to be good SEO practice is speculation. It’s credible, but it’s not concrete – which is why a Q&A with one of Google’s Webmaster Trends Analysts, John Mueller, is a rare bit of insight into how the search...

Christmas Opening Hours 2015

Tuesday 22nd - Business As Usual Wednesday 23rd - Closing lunchtime (a few festive shandies will be consumed around some fine Gloucester watering holes, if anyone is out and about!) Thurs 24th, Fri 25th, Mon 28th - Closed Tues 29th, Weds 30th, Thurs 31st - Open (a few...

What businesses can learn about SEO from WordCamp NL 2015

What businesses can learn about SEO from WordCamp NL 2015

As most of you with a knowledge of SEO will know, it is a constantly evolving practice, due to regularly changing algorithms from the biggest search engines. Thanks to a video recording, we were able to watch Joost de Valk, founder of Yoast, talk about the future of...

Google Update: Tweets, Appts, Mobiles and more!

Google Update: Tweets, Appts, Mobiles and more!

It’s not confirmed for certain, but someone has recently managed to capture a screenshot of what is one of the most intriguing and exciting updates to the Google search in a while – in our opinion! Without initially having to visit your website, prospects could be...

Setting up emails

Setting up emails

If we're hosting your emails for you, here's a handy reference guide to how you can get your emails set up and working on various devices. We use 123-reg as a default as the place we buy, register and hold your domain name. With your emails, you have 3 main options,...

A high street web design studio? In Gloucester?

A high street web design studio? In Gloucester?

As we painted and prepared our new high street web studio into the evening, we all wondered how having a shop front presence for a group of graphic design, web designers, developers and marketers might go down. Should this typically back office or basement-dwelling...

Turning 3D realism into fantasy

Recently creating a CGI of a new block of flats located in the outskirts of London, our 3D designer though he could accomplish more. The inspiration came from a competition he found online, one to simply create an "outpost". The general theme of this is extremely...

Nettl of Gloucester Open Evening

On Thursday 19th March, we hosted the official launch of the Nettl of Gloucester studio with our ‘Open Evening’. It was a good chance for us to announce our arrival back on to the high street and putting Gloucester on the Nettl map along with London, Birmingham,...

Gloucester Inspiring Enterprise

Pictured above: Josh spots someone wanting to learn basic 3D software Recently, Nettl of Gloucester made a guest appearance at the Gloucester GLIC building to take part in the unique 'enterprise learning experience' With speaker Chris Nyland and apprentice Joshua...

What are Growth Vouchers?

What are Growth Vouchers?

If you are an independent start-up business, or SME, the government launched a Growth Vouchers scheme last year that we have recently jumped on board with. The focus is to encourage the development of smaller businesses by part-subsidising the cost of ‘strategic...

Time-lapse of a CGI Development

Time-lapse of a CGI Development

As Josh's relentless experimentation with 3D projects continues, he has found numerous time-efficient ways of completing his developments. His latest discovery saved him over two days worth of render time and, to celebrate all the time he had saved, he put together a...

Creating a Good User Experience for Your Website

Website user experience is a hot topic at the moment and, now part way into 2015, I believe we're going to see a huge shift in the way the majority of websites are presented this year. Sometimes I feel that so much emphasis is placed on how best to optimise websites...

Christmas Opening Hours

Monday 22nd - Business As Usual Tuesday 23rd - Closing lunchtime (a few festive lemonades may be consumed in town if anyone is around...) Weds 24th, Thurs 25th, Fri 26th - Closed. Monday 29th - Open, a few less of us and perhaps a few less hours in the working day....

3D / CGI design developments

3D / CGI design developments

As we evolve and improve our capabilities of producing top notch exterior 3D designs, or Computer Generated Images (CGI)'s, from our Gloucester studio, I thought I'd share what we've been doing to improve their realistic look. The tools I'm using are 3DSMax to build...

How to use the WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast

If you're familiar with posting content onto your Wordpress website, but now want to get it found in search engines, the Yoast plugin for Wordpress is awesome. Whilst it should not be taken as gospel, it's a fantastic tool and gives you a really good aid; it's by far...

Google Penguin: Should You Be Concerned?

Having been introduced to SEO only within the past year, it was inevitable that I would eventually stumble across Google Penguin. For those of you that are not familiar with Google Penguin, it is a project Google have introduced to curb improper activities from...

SMS Marketing

SMS Marketing

We're running more and more email marketing campaigns for a client, and as a 'final reminder' for some events they run, they asked us about SMS Marketing. We'd dabbled a little in the past, but not set up a robust system, so it was time to do some research. Our...

Interactive 3D progression

Doffing by schofield101 on Sketchfab As I develop my 3D skills, I love to try new methods of display and interactivity, With this post focussing on the latter. I wanted a way to showcase a client's product more effectively than just using 3D renders, so I worked my...

3D printing escapades

3D printing escapades

For a while now at Absolute I've been practising my 3D design skills, having very little initial experience with the required program, It seemed overwhelming as to how such things could be made. My excitement when I finally got a model 3D printed in sandstone though...

Life After A-Levels

Life After A-Levels

It was about this time four years ago; I loaded up the online UCAS portal to find out the final outcome of my two years of Sixth Form education. After an agonising wait – due to their servers understandably experiencing a flood of traffic – I discovered my fate. I had...

Gloucester Print Shop launches!

After weeks of hard graft, we have another string to add to our bow. We have launched Gloucester Print Shop – a new and simpler way of accessing our wide range of print services whatever the time of day. This makes us the first Gloucestershire based company to provide...

An Absolute Adobe man date

An Absolute Adobe man date

Being a key component in our daily routine, Adobe has been of tremendous use to us. From photo manipulation work, to vector based graphics and template design. So it would only be fair for us to attend a showcase of the latest features would it not? Chief designer,...

Does my business need an app?

There’s an app for that I’m heading to Glastonbury next week – something that was only confirmed last week and means that I’ll be escaping our offices in Gloucester for a few days. Not only that, but I will be going there alone. Despite lacking the camaraderie that a...

A weekend @ Sportbeat 2014

A weekend @ Sportbeat 2014

The fields of Plock Court once again played host to a weekend of music and sport, as Sportbeat Festival returned for a second year. The team at Absolute Creative paid the grounds a visit, lured in by the prospect of hearing the likes of Razorlight, Soul II Soul,...

Diary of a design apprentice – Pt 2

Diary of a design apprentice – Pt 2

VRAY is truly a wonderful thing... Creating a scene in 3DS max is a fun task, but finding the right lighting is a difficult matter. With little experience in this software, I set out on a quest to find the best ways of doing so. With much help from Ian, we discovered...

An Introduction to SEO

We live in an age where the acronymic library is ever-increasing. The internet has become a breeding ground for many TLA’s (Three Letter Acronym’s – excuse the irony), but one of the more interesting and useful ones to business owners is SEO - Search Engine...

Diary of a Design Apprentice – Part 1

Diary of a Design Apprentice – Part 1

Last week it was Jake, now it is Josh! Diary of a design apprentice - pt1 A small diary following the progress and discoveries of a new 3D designer and marketing apprentice. Originally I found my love for creating physical objects as a kid through the usage of Lego,...

Helping to make the most of Gloucester

Absolute are proud to have helped design and build the website for the Four Gates of Gloucester. The FourGates’ is a voluntary, not for profit Social Enterprise company, which seeks to improve the communication and information around our City for residents and...

Your design and marketing

Your design and marketing

Your brand identity and appearance are crucial Would you be proud to hear how your company might be described behind your back? No matter what size your business is, your appearance is essential to stand out from the competition and how you're perceived. Your brand...

We have moved!

Now with added visitor parking! All the Absolute team are safely in our new home, all up and running with no major hiccups. We haven't gone far, just round the corner and we now have visitor parking - so there will be no more nasty traffic wardens to look out for! Our...

Advertise in Churchdown

The low cost and local alternative to large scale advertising. We support the local not-for-profit and independent full colour magazine that reaches 5,000 households and the communal waiting areas throughout the village. The magazine is filled with interesting...

Get noticed with Shiny Business Cards

Get noticed with Shiny Business Cards

We are all attracted to shiny things Whether it's new things, diamonds, dimonties or crystals, shiny things never fail to attract attention. Increase your chances of getting noticed by adding spot gloss highlights to your business cards or other marketing collateral....

Get the most out of your Business Card!

Business cards are one of the first things potential customers will see, so make the right impression! Just placing your logo and contact details on the card is not a good start, see your business card as more of a mini-brochure. Here a few top tips on how to get the...

College Street full for the first time in nine years!

College Street full for the first time in nine years!

The popular tourist pathway to Gloucester Cathedral has had various vacancies over the years. College Street is fully stocked with traders for the first time in nine years. But every unit is now full thanks to the latest letting by Kingfisher Church. It is opening a...

#FFF as a sheet!

Quite often I find myself filling my RAM with useless screenshots whenever I need to sample a colour in HEX format. There are numerous browser extensions such as Eye Dropper and ColorZilla, but I've yet to find an adequate solution for capturing colours from the...

Introducing our NEW range of Business Cards

Introducing our NEW range of Business Cards

We are proud to introduce our new 'Embossini' and 'Opuleaf' ranges from gloucesterprintshop.co.uk. Embossini Business Cards are super smooth uncoated business cards with stylish embossing. The raised detail adds an elegant and impressive feature to your business...

Advertise and Support Gloucester

Support and improve Gloucester and promote your business. We are working with local Gloucester voluntary community groups known as Neighbourhood Partnerships (NPs). We came across two problems: NPs have important and interesting news to distribute but their funding to...

Leave me alone! I deserve a holiday!!!!

The Absolute Team and I have been busy for months creating this new website, now it's all live I think I deserve some peace and quiet! Have you had a look around yet? We'll be busy posting some great content, including tips on stretching your marketing budget to...

Gnome Believes in Gloucester!

We attended the launch event for a new campaign called "Believe in Gloucester" on 29th February 2012, a new initiative by Marketing Gloucester. Held in the prestigious Parliament Rooms at Gloucester Cathedral with a speech from Gloucester resident Phil Vickery, nearly...

Laura sets shining example for Apprenticeship Week

Laura sets shining example for Apprenticeship Week

To mark National Apprenticeship Week 2012, the Gloucestershire College Business Hub is hosting an apprenticeship focused Business Hub Breakfast for small and medium-sized enterprises on Tuesday, February 7. Chris Nyland, director at Absolute Creative, a company...

10 things to consider when starting a business

10 things to consider when starting a business

If you are considering starting your own business sometime soon, we have put together ten things you need to consider before taking the plunge. An article published on the British Chamber of Commerce website highlights a rise in the number of UK start up companies for...

New Window Graphic goes up in the office!

We thought it about time we utilised one of our shop windows a little better and add a little colour to College Street! Our new window graphic, designed by us and created by Dave Riddell and the team at Fast Signs Gloucester using their new HP printer, was installed...

How to use Facebook for Business

With over 23 million Facebook users in the UK in 2010, the chances are you’re aware of the social networking online phenomenon. More and more businesses are finding a value in utlising this social media platform and creating a Facebook business page is simple, but...

Low cost corporate business card printing

Does your organisation order business cards more than 10 times a year? Well here's a NEW way to make the amendments online and send them to print without delay. Ordering business cards should be easy Let's face it, ordering business cards is necessary but incurs too...

Half Price Leaflets and Folded Leaflets in November!

Promote your Gloucestershire business (#glosbiz) in the lead up to Christmas with our fantabulous offer on our Premium Silk 170gsm leaflets! We're offering half price on both standard and folded options throughout November. Check out our leaflet masterclass for some...

We welcome apprentice Laura to the team!

We'd like to officially welcome, and introduce to you, our new apprentice Laura Wareing to the team here at Absolute Creative. Laura has joined us after finishing her studies at Ribston Hall School, Gloucester. She joins us primarily as a Marketing Assistant, helping...

Breaking News!

Two Gloucester Website Businesses link up to provide a total solution for Gloucestershire businesses. SoftData Internet Ltd and Absolute Creative Marketing Ltd are joining forces to provide a total web solution for Gloucestershire businesses. The businesses now offer...

Free Website hosting!

Yes that's right, we're offering award winning website hosting free for 12 months for every website we build for our clients - this isn't a limited time offer, we've been doing it for all of our web design clients since 2007! No matter what website size or spec, as...

Website Design Gloucester

We are a Gloucester based website design company - proud of our reputation for creating engaging and well-designed websites for our clients, that simply benefit their business. Today it’s so easy to get a website created, and its all too easy to get it so wrong. We...

5,000 Gloss Leaflets for £99 ending soon!

One of our most popular offers is coming to an end and we felt obliged to tell you to avoid missing out!!! Our Premium Gloss Leaflets are printed full colour, both sides on a quality 150gsm gloss FSC certified paper, with a guaranteed turnaround time of 3 working...

Gloucester Graphic Designers

Looking for a creative, experienced and reasonably priced graphic design company in Gloucestershire? Look no further! We've been working with a wide range of companies in Gloucestershire and beyond; start-ups, small to medium sized businesses (SME's) through to large...

Half Price Postcard Printing in Gloucester

Postcards are a proven direct marketing tool. Follow these tips and join the thousands of different businesses who use postcards to great success... Don't get stuffed Don't waste time, folding, stuffing and licking envelopes. Postcard + address label + stamp = easy!...

Is Your Stationery Breaking The Law?

We often get asked what details need to be included on a letterhead. Many clients don't realise the legal requirement to feature particular information on their corporate literature. Laws came into force a couple of years ago requiring companies and limited liability...

Leaflet Masterclass

Leaflets are so versatile, it’s no surprise so many of our customers find them an essential part of their marketing. Whether they’re being popped through letter boxes, inserted into newspapers, posted out or propped up on the counter — they look great in glorious full...

Pay Per Click advertising

Pay Per Click advertising has been a revolution in marketing and is the largest area of growth, for good reason. We want to tell you all about it and how we believe it can really work for your business. What is Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising? - It's a way of paying...

Welcome to our new website!

If you're a new visitor, thanks for dropping by - if you've been here before - welcome back! This reincarnation of our website has been a long time coming, if I'm honest almost 12 months in the making!!! "That doesn't look like 12 months work" I hear you laugh! Well...