This week we had Olivia from Fallibroome Academy in with us to gain experience and insight into working in a marketing agency. Throughout the week she worked on a number of projects, even contributing to a number of creative idea sessions. The Onside team thoroughly enjoyed having her here and hope to see her in the future.
Here’s what she had to say:
I had a wonderful time at Onside for my work experience. I learnt a great deal about the varied sections within a marketing agency such as advertising, web design, social media engagement and the importance of marketing. The team at Onside are all truly lovely, inviting people and brimming with enthusiasm for their work. The atmosphere at Onside is very cheerful, encouraging me to feel instantly at ease in the work-place. Which I felt made it easier for myself as quite a systematic, shy person be able to think more creatively and speak up, to share my ideas. Furthermore, I learnt that at Onside they work in such an ebullient environment to explore creative ideas and craft a new diverse concept that correlates with the brand and ensures brilliant results. In my time with Onside, John educated me on how to use social media for marketing, by displaying information in a certain way to create a personality for the company or brand that’s more inviting and welcoming to customers, so the brand has a bigger online presence, which gets companies noticed in today’s high intensity, developing, fast paced market. It was very interesting learning how to set up online profiles for companies on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram, understanding how much social media affects brand recognition and visibility online, such as how creating a Google+ account strengthens a companies SEO. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the whole team over the week, and feel it’s been a great experience.
Alderley Edge is a great place to work – not just because it’s a beautiful village in a great location with bags of character, but because of the vibrant community spirit and friendly people. When we first moved here a few years ago, Onside arranged a friendly one-off game of 5 a side football against our neighbours, The Bubbleroom, in Alderley Edge. The game was such a success and enjoyed to such an extent that we have got together almost every week since, with ever growing numbers. It’s a great way of Alderley locals and businesses to get together, and even some of our regular Onside clients have featured in our starting line up! If you’re available on a Monday evening between 6pm – 7pm at Shots in Cheadle, and fancy yourself as a bit of a baller, then get in touch with John at Onside on 01625 584464 and join the Alderley edge footballers…
Last weekend, we waved goodbye to the legendary Avro Vulcan XH558. First launched in 1956, the Vulcan retired in 1984 and the delta wing silhouette remains an iconic design even today. A vision of Avro’s Chief Designer, Roy Chadwick, the plane has a fond memory for local residents who remember seeing the futuristic designs appear overhead many decades ago. For the younger fans, the delta wing design and incredible sound of the Vulcan XH558 epitomise everything about what a jet plane should be! The Onside team were there to wave her goodbye, and we thought we would share the experience with you in this video. Take a look!
Over the last decade, we have built a reputation as specialists in marketing manufacturing companies. The term covers a wide range of industries, but can be simply defined as a company that ‘makes things’. For our clients, this can range across a wide array of products – cranes, lighting, luxurious kitchens, aluminium sliding doors, windows, incredible timber frame homes, fork lift trucks amongst many more. Throughout this time, we have established and built some really exciting brands, campaigns and ideas, so many, that we decided to showcase a few of them in a book which will be due out throughout the Summer. However, if you get in touch with us (either complete the request form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01625 584464), we can send you an electronic version as soon as it’s complete, or post you a free copy when it lands on our doorstep from the printers. Our clients make great things – we make great things happen
Onside have been growing ever since our creation nearly a decade ago as a Manchester creative agency. 2014 saw us set up a presence in London, and with demand ever increasing in the South, as a Cheltenham communications agency in early 2015. This was largely down to many of our existing clients growing to be based in multiple locations throughout the UK, and in addition to new clients around London and the Cotswolds, we understood just how important it is to meet face-to-face and therefore took the steps to ensure we continued to provide the level of attentive service that many creative agencies struggle to match. So, wherever you’re based, if you’re looking for a local full service design agency, get in touch and get Onside.
As soon as we moved to Alderley Edge, we made it a priority to join in the great community spirit that exists within the village. Despite being just minutes from Manchester City centre, there is a close knit, friendly atmosphere and a unique rural feel. From playing in open mic nights at The Yard, to weekly 5 a side football matches against our neighbours The Bubbleroom, we have enjoyed becoming part of the Alderley Edge ‘furniture’ and known as the ‘Alderley Edge Marketing Agency‘. Taking place on a beautiful Summer’s evening last year, we organised a rounders match in the park. Involving a number of local businesses, and the odd spectating resident, everyone had a great time and blended a relaxing summer’s evening with a bit of fun. We’re planning on doing the same in 2015, so if you’re local to Alderley and interested in getting involved, call John or Dave on 01625 584464.