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We’re a creative agency. We are a close-knit team of creative people who are passionate about what we do. We are friendly, easy to work with and full of ideas that will help bring success to your business.

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We have great ideas. We create effective marketing strategies and design for print, online, branding, advertising and events. We’ll keep you up to date with all the latest marketing trends and beautiful graphic design.

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We work with you. We know the value of developing strong working relationships with our clients. We work with marketing teams, or as your own dedicated design and marketing department.

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We build brands. We believe in building: building relationships, building knowledge and building successful brands. Whether you need a one-off project, or a long-term marketing strategy, we can build it together.

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We love great design. We know that when you mix great ideas together with great design you get results. Good design costs the same as bad design. And we know which one you’d prefer.

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Portfolio We’re proud of our work. We work with lots of well known names, from larger national housebuilders like Barratt Homes and Countryside Properties to smaller, more local, businesses.


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Moat

Moat is a leading housing association, providing quality homes and services. Moat asked Soda to work with them to create a brand and a brochure for a development of new shared ownership homes in Basildon, Essex. The scheme comprised of apartments and coach houses. The target audience was young, local, first-time buyers and the chosen theme was inspired by

high-end champagne brands, because they have a strong affinity with the target market. The luxury theme continued through to the brochure design and print specification. The fabulously glossy brochure was really well received and we are now working on other developments with Moat. www.sodacreates.co.uk


Countryside Properties

Branding the regeneration of a re-emerging area of London. Our first development project for Countryside Properties was the regeneration of a housing estate next to the A13 in Canning Town, East London. We named the development East City Point and designed all the marketing material for it too. We also designed the marketing suite graphics and signage.

East City Point was recently voted “The best presented development� in Countryside Properties’ internal awards. We were then asked to work on their next development, Parkside Place in West London. We designed the branding, a brochure with 3D floorplans, marketing suite graphics and exterior development signage. www.sodacreates.co.uk


Reed in Partnership

A training manual to help students prepare for work. We’ve worked with the marketing team at Reed in Partnership on a number of projects including branding, brochures and presentations. We were asked to design a suite of documents for their Job Searching and Interview Skills course, which helps prepare students in further education for working life.

We focused on creating easyto-use portable documents that comfortably conveyed the relevant information and retained the Reed in Partnership brand integrity. Our design management skills ensured that this large and complex project was delivered on budget within a very tight time scale. www.sodacreates.co.uk


Barratt Homes

Barratt Homes is one of the UK's largest housebuilders. We’ve worked for several regions within Barratt Homes over the last eight years. We work closely with Barratt’s sales and marketing directors to help plan campaigns and ensure that local market requirements are met. We produce designs and copy for brochures and direct mail, posters, signage,

email templates, websites, manage ad bookings with their media buyers and keep Barratt Homes up-to-date with regular meetings and contact reports. Our work has included marketing contemporary developments, such as Waterside Park in London, Acacia Park in Basildon and more traditional schemes, like Bakers Mill in Suffolk. www.sodacreates.co.uk


iQ

iQ is a provider of student accommodation. iQ asked us to design a poster to encourage their existing residents to re-book their accommodation. We developed a creative brief and produced eight strong concepts. The ideas were presented to iQ and they chose the “fridge magnet” idea. This concept contained a £100 promotion offer and

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Octink

Octink is a display specialist based in Brentford, West London. Octink was re-branded in 2009 and, as a result, we were asked to build a CMS-powered website in just eight weeks.

We have devised a monthly HTML email campaign promoting their latest news and special offers.

We work closely with Octink’s managing director in building their online brand. We help Octink understand and use social media to speak to their existing clients and generate potential business leads.

We created a credentials document to help them pitch to potential new clients. We design a bi-monthly internal newsletter, manage all their print, and help promote their products and services. www.sodacreates.co.uk


St James

St James is part of the Berkeley Group. Our brief was to design a brochure, window graphics and signage to help market the commercial units at Grosvenor Waterside, St James’ prestigious development in Chelsea. The design had to appeal to businesses that would complement the high-end, luxury accommodation at the development. We designed

collateral with a simple contemporary look which suited the striking architecture of the buildings and the attractive waterside setting. We worked with Octink who provided us with a detailed survey of the windows. They went on to produce and install our approved designs. www.sodacreates.co.uk


Archers

Archers is a local sign maker based in Isleworth, West London. Archers asked us come up with some marketing ideas targeted at their core business: theatre production companies. The objective was to generate more business from the existing client base by promoting Archers’ wide range of services. We recommended designing a brochure to showcase their work. We also designed a

newsletter and a direct mail piece with Victorian-influenced illustrations and commissioned an illustrator, Aled Lewis, to work with us on the project. We used much of these design elements on their subsequent website redesign. We handcoded the site in HTML and CSS, using jQuery to bring the website to life. www.sodacreates.co.uk


David Phillips

David Phillips is a furniture supplier with a difference. We were commissioned to produce some press advertisements for David Phillips’ sales department. Excited by our designs, they asked us to look at updating their branding. We audited their brand and, from our recommendations, they completed an internal restructuring, creating four

service brands: Next Day, Packages, Design and Classics. We then produced a Packages catalogue. Its success led to Soda designing and printing their 140 page Spring 2009 Next Day catalogue. We designed templates for their marketing and sales collateral including press advertisements, exhibition stands, direct mail, email templates and microsites. www.sodacreates.co.uk


David Wilson Homes

David Wilson Homes has built family homes for over forty years. Our involvement with David Wilson Homes began when we were asked to rebrand a development of large, luxury homes in Newmarket. We re-named the development Duchess Park and produced a beautiful brochure that was befitting of the homes on offer there. We also designed a microsite and produced a short promotional film.

We have designed brochures, signage, advertisements and direct mail for developments across Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Subsequently many of our designs have been used as templates that continue to be used to promote David Wilson Homes developments across the country. www.sodacreates.co.uk


Antony Roberts

Antony Roberts is a popular local Estate Agent. Antony Roberts asked us to look at updating their logo without losing its traditional appeal. Initially we audited Antony Roberts’ existing marketing collateral and brand usage. We then rolled out the new branding to a raft of items including interior designs, stationery, advertising templates, email signatures and web page templates.

We pitched an idea to Antony Roberts which eventually became Circular. It is now a successful four page newsletter for the community which combines property listings with local items of interest. We incorporated Victorian and Edwardian design elements within each issue to reflect the rich heritage of the local area.

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A worldwide open seater racing series. We were approached by A1GPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production director to help produce supporting documents for their sales team. We designed interactive PDFs for each circuit, even embedding movies of racing footage into each PDF so camera positions could maximise sponsorship signage. We set up a central online store for all the documents.

We designed backdrops and invites for post-race interviews and events, such as their end of year Gala Awards event at Hilton Park Lane in London. We designed brand guidelines for two corporate hospitality packages which included designs for security passes, tickets, banners, invites and other promotional material. www.sodacreates.co.uk


Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is a popular doughnut and coffee retailer. We designed the interior signage and point of sale material for the UK store roll-out for Krispy Kreme. We designed and produced posters, menus, signs, price tags, loyalty vouchers and other marketing material for stores throughout the UK, often working to extremely tight deadlines.

We also designed and coded internal order forms, using interactive PDFs to enable stores to keep up to date with the latest marketing collateral. We designed new product branding and worked with illustrator, Matthew Latchford, in designing a series of murals and character designs which reflected the American heritage of the Krispy Kreme brand. www.sodacreates.co.uk


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