Direct Mail & Advertising

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Advertising opportunities can become a minefield of choice and decisions

Gone are the days whereby advertising was restricted to magazines, trade journals, directories, billboards, television and radio

Today’s advertising world now includes all this as well as all the online, social media and digital channels that now surround our everyday lives.

The essence of advertising remains the same: Concise and engaging messaging, targeted, relevant, well executed and engaging calls to action.

Choosing the correct channels depends on your target audience, products and services, timeframes and objectives. There’s little point in advertising on social media to the over 60’s, or under 20’s via trade journals; it sounds obvious, but you’ll be surprised how many get it so wrong.

At Williams&Crosby we evaluate your objectives, target audiences, products and services and budgets. Once these details are established we propose the right mix of advertising channels and then set to work on developing innovative, creative campaigns that are highly targeted, deliver results and are aligned with agreed objectives.

The power of direct mail is back!

Back in the 80’s and 90’s we were all inundated with direct mail and coined the phrase ‘junk mail’. Then along came the digital age and the birth of e-marketing. It was great, fast communication with no postage costs and we could even track delivery etc. so we moved away from ‘junk mail’ and created ‘e-junk mail’? Well not really, direct or e-mail only becomes ‘junk’ when it’s not relevant to the receiver.

A well targeted, creative and engaging direct mail piece is a winning formula to communicate and generate increased sales opportunity and that’s what good direct mail should be all about. Add to this the huge drop in ‘junk mail’ due to the increase in ‘e-junk mail’ and the opportunity to stand out has never been better, as we have proved for clients with recent projects. The power of direct mail is back!

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“Williams&Crosby are a very talented creative agency. Their 360-degree vision and ability to immediately see ‘the bigger picture’ makes them a valuable asset to any company. But over and above that, Ed Williams and his team also brings commercial acumen and pragmatism to the task, giving clients the best of all worlds. Committed, passionate, sincere and genuine team players – one of the best!” DEBBIE GARRITTY, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS | Manchester Mental Health & Social Care NHS Trust
“I had worked with Ed and his team for over seven years and have been consistently impressed by the skill and service quality he provides to his clients. Williams&Crosby’s dedication and ability to deliver projects without fail are matched by their insight into the issues that businesses face and their creative passion to push the boundaries. They are a pleasure to work with and can be trusted to hold clients best interest at heart. I would happily recommend Williams&Crosby to anyone." JONATHAN MILLS, LEAD ASSOCIATE | Evoluu
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“We engaged Ed and his team to create a groundbreaking new brand for the remote working/virtual office sector. The result has been amazing. Velocity Virtual looks set to really change the virtual office market and Ed was very inspirational directing my vision for this brand. Williams&Crosby really understood the market and put together a brief that demonstrated an excellent understanding of the target market and customer. We are highly delighted with the outcomes and would not hesitate to recommend Edward Williams and his team at Williams&Crosby." STEPHEN MOORE, MARKETING & BRAND DEVELOPMENT | BE Group
“I found that whenevever I’ve worked with Williams&Crosby they’ve always been highly focused and professional in what ever we asked for. They are a detail-oriented creative agency and always delivered results. I would highly recommend Ed Williams and his team to anyone, and would look forward to working with Ed and his talented team on the next projects.” CRAIG BOOLES, CATEGORY EXECUTIVE | Government Procurement Service
“We have worked with Williams and Crosby since the inception of our business in 2001 and consider them to be a significant component in our success to date. Having helped us with start up materials, exhibition displays and ongoing marketing we can not recommend them highly enough. Their creativity and innovation never ceases to surprise and delight, coupled with a professional manner, Ed and his team are a pleasure to work with. We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Williams and Crosby to you.” GREG SPENCER | VetTech Solutions
“Ed was an excellent boss to work for! My time at Williams&Crosby occurred immediately after college (one of his designers spotted my work in the end of year show), and working there proved to be a terrific learning experience. Taking the knowledge gained in education and truly honing it to the point where I could truly consider myself an industry professional getting to deal directly with clients and also expand my skill set into areas as diverse as 3D Animation and Editing, Exhibition Stand Design and Graphic Design. The opportunities I had under Ed have directly led to where I am now, and that is due to his ability to glean the best work possible from the designers working under him, resulting in a design company where no job is too big or too small." HAROLD WITHERS, FREELANCE GAMES ARTIST & 3D ART LECTURER | Freelancer

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