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Issue No. 3

TripleAward Success Having won numerous awards in the past, the last three months has seen Creative Media’s winning streak really out in force. Celebrating the success of winning their third Award in as many months, particularly the prestigious South Devon Business Excellence Award where Creative Media received an Award in the ‘Community In-put’ Category. This was in recognition of achievement and a standard of excellence in developing and sustaining curriculum links between education and business over the last ten years. Martin Harris, Creative Media’s MD said, ‘It’s been a fantastic few weeks to win these three awards, especially the two publishing

awards but, winning one of the two Business Excellence Awards within the Community In-put section for me really was the icing on the cake.’ Having set up a publishing arm alongside their design and advertising division two years ago, Creative Media was Finalist in the literature section of the Annual Artsbase Awards for the publication ‘Famous Devon Figures’ and then won the prestigious Devon Book of the Year for their sumptuous coffee table book ‘Brunel’s Hidden Kingdom’.

Devon Book

of the Year Creative Media’s lavishly designed coffee table book, ‘Brunel’s Hidden Kingdom’ beat off 161 new books to win the Devon Book of the Year. The ceremony held on Devon History day at Exeter was in the presence of Cllr Sheila Hobden, executive member for culture for Devon County Council. Charting the development of Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s private residence and garden at Watcombe, this fascinating book has won rave reviews and its award is in response to the quality of the production values as well as Tudor’s faithful and compelling telling of this unwritten chapter in Brunel’s history. In the last two years Creative Media Publishing has published five books, all local history titles and so far three out of the five have won awards.

Prestigious Award. (Fifth from right) - Martin Harris holding Award, pictured with Susan Osman from BBC News 24, Ben Bradshaw MP, Minister for the South West and Nick Bye, Mayor of Torbay.

Brand New

South Devon Guide 2009

At the beginning of last year Creative Media successfully tendered through the procurement process of Devon County Council and won the contract to produce the main South Devon Guide for 2009.

Produced in partnership by South Hams District Council and Teignbridge District Council this full colour, 68 page A4 publication has a distribution of 100,000 and is the main marketing tool for South Devon’s Tourist trade.

Artsbase Award Finalist

New Look

In the recent Artsbase Awards, Creative Media Publishings’ very successful book, Famous Devon Figures, was shortlisted as an Award Finalist. Having partnered up with the Civic Society, Creative Media took the very best biographies from the popular Herald Express Bygones series and published them in this fascinating, A4, fully illustrated book. Launched a year ago the book has sold very well and has gone on to become a very popular publication.

Over the past four years Creative Media has worked very closely with the circus impresario Gerry Cottle and his General Manager Daniel Medley in the continued ambitious redevelopment of the ‘oldest tourist attraction’ in the west country, Wookey Hole Caves. Creative Media have been responsible for designing all their marketing material.

Wookey Material

Daniel Medley the general manager said, ‘This year’s publicity we looked into completely revamping and re-positioning and yet when it came down to it we took advice and found that the style of design Creative Media have consistently produced fits perfectly with our core audience. This years brochure has a completely fresh approach that really captures the essence of the family friendly heritage offering we provide and we are really pleased with it.’

Conference Focus In the last eight years, Creative Media has worked consistently for a number of leading Conference Organisers and clients within the Conference sector producing: branding, corporate identities, mailers, campaigns, interpretation and advertising. Although we always have some conference material on the go, we have focused on some recent successful contracts completed.



Defence is an incredibly important sector that relies on communication through conferencing to supply senior military, government and industry representatives with a forum to discuss the very latest plans, programmes, technologies and requirements. Creative Media has supplied design services for numerous Defence conferences the most recent being Underwater Battlespace and Military Aerospace Test & Evaluation both in London and the Military Interoperability in Brussels.

DfSS International


Recently we finished designing all the material for the 11th Six Sigma and Process Excellence International Conference taking place in Chicago in April 2009. This contract is typical of many conferences we produce material for and consists of the Logo/Corporate ID, then the premailer, then the mailer and then usually the conference brochure as well. Often we are called upon to also provide web banners and new media information.


Material 2009



Creative Media's portfolio for conferencing is very diverse including: Finance, Oil and Gas, Religious Assemblies and The Police Force. Recently we finished all the conference material for the national Performance Management For Police Conference being held in London at the end of Jan 2009.

Creative Media have worked for the Riviera International Conference Bureau consistently for the last nine years supplying Brochures, Exhibition Material, Delegate Guides and also Award Winning Direct Mail Campaigns. Creative Media are proud to be designing the main backdrop Interpretation for their stand at this years Confex 09 Exhibition at Earls Court in London.

Focus on the

Religious Sector Creative Media has always worked consistently for a number of Religious organisations, charities and publishers. This work consists of book design, promotional material, advertising, teaching resources, CD covers and magazine work. Most recent projects have included publicity for a new production of Riding Lights ‘Walkout’ play, a reworking of Pilgrims Progress, several book jackets for Bryntirion Press, a Monastic Education Trail for Buckfast Abbey, conference Material for the Aberystwyth Conference ‘Contagious Christian Living’ and our on-going work producing the Evangelical Movement of Wales Magazine six times a year.

Eccentric World of an original Mad


Back in November, Creative Media Publishing launched their fifth local History Book, ‘Oliver Heaviside, Its My Genius That keeps Me Warm’. This new biography, written by his last surviving relative charts the eccentric world of Torquay’s original mad genius. Martin Harris, publisher said at the launch, ‘Heaviside was an extremely interesting and yet eccentric character and yet the brilliance of his mind means he is one of the most important historical characters in Torbay’s history’.

Invited guests at the official launch at Oldway Mansion.

The Last Mayoress - £12.82 (inc. P&P) Name: Famous Devon Figures - £18.25 (inc. P&P) Paignton After the Railway Came - £12.82 (inc. P&P) Address: Brunel’s Hidden Kingdom - £24.55 (inc. P&P) Oliver Heaviside ‘It’s my genius that keeps me warm’ - £13.82 (inc. P&P) Special Offer, Buy The Last Mayoress / Famous Devon Figures / Paignton After the Railway Came - £33.80 (inc. P&P) (£30 for all three books + £3.80 P&P - SAVING £5.97) To order your copy please send a cheque with the correct amount (inc. P&P) for each book ordered, to: Creative Media Ltd, 35 Woodland Park, Paignton, TQ3 2ST



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