The Studio 4 Blog
We like to keep you up to date with everything that is happening here at The Studio 4, so welcome to our blog.

The Studio 4 look to create a “Stunning and Lasting Impression” at the Construction Marketing Awards

CMA AwardsWhat is it?

The construction marketing awards (CMA’s) “showcases the construction industry’s creativity, innovation and effectiveness in marketing”.

To enter the awards you have to be invited by an organisation within the UK Construction and Built Environment. These organisations comprise of Architects, Specialist Consultants, Contractors, Developers, Manufacturers and Specialist Suppliers.

Entries are submitted by a marketing team or individual that is responsible for a business development or marketing strategy, within the Construction and Built Environment. There are 23 categories that you can enter which include Agency of the Year, Best Product Launch, Best use of Advertising and Best Branding & Positioning.

Our Entry

The Studios entry for the CMAs is for the ‘Best use of Advertising’ for a product launched by flooring specialists Gerflor. The product being advertised was the Taralay Impression Control & Uni Collection, which is a new vinyl flooring product for 2018.

The range is full of … [Read More]

Studio 4 expansion – Moving on up

Office move

We are a people business and ensuring that our working environment is in tune with those creative juices is crucial. Only recently we’ve had to move offices to make sure we’ve got enough ‘elbow room’ to enable our talented team to flourish in a space that both inspires and promotes well-being. 

At The Studio4 we’re passionate about what we do and for who we do it for. Delivering results and top-flight levels of service is what drives our creative and management teams. From designers through to writers, account managers and accounts, we’re all here to make sure our valued clients get the very best ‘full service’ package possible. To that end we are constantly evolving and expanding to enable us to provide brilliant advertising, social media and PR solutions that really cut the mustard. 

That in turn means more talented folks that can take your brief from discussion, through to … [Read More]

How best to compare your website traffic

comparing website traffic

Do you have a mass of data from years of business but don’t really know how to accurately compare monthly traffic? Sometimes simply looking at one month compared to the last will not give you an accurate representation of improvements.

What you need to be looking at: Seasonal trends for your market Marketing consistencies Offline impact
Seasonal Trends

Now when I talk about seasonal trends I’m not simply referring to the effects of weather and public holidays. Instead you need to try to establish the trends of your individual marketplace. Some examples may be:

Traffic increases for one of our clients in February/March with customers preparing for the race season Another client has a peak in traffic in May/June due schools looking at plans for the summer holidays Marketing Consistencies

One of the biggest factors in increases and decreases will be extra marketing activity. For example overall traffic may decrease … [Read More]

Voice Search and the Implications on SEO

We cannot deny that mobile phones are now completely ubiquitous in our lives. The fact that nearly everyone and anyone has a mobile device is something that we have adapted to. Not only this, but as the way we use our mobiles has changed over past years, SEO practices have adapted to this way of living too. However, as technologies move forward, do we need to be doing more to make sure our SEO strategy is in line with the new ways people are searching?

The likes of the Google Home or Amazons Alexa are gaining an enormous presence in not only UK homes, but across the world too. Gone are the days when you needed to pick up you mobile to search for something, in just a few simple words you can find the answer to pretty much anything. With these technologies making further advancements too, online shopping has … [Read More]

What is The Studio 4 doing about GDPR?

What is GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)?

This is a set of European Regulations which will change the way European Countries process personal data on both digital and paper documents. The regulation comes into force on the 25th May 2018 (This does not change because of Brexit).

The underlying principles of the GDPR are essentially similar to those as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 (and related regulation).

Quick overview

Focuses on the rights and freedoms of data subjects and their Personally Identifiable Information Comes into force on May 25th 2018 Significant Penalties for non-compliance and for breaches The need for GDPR

The need for greater enforcement of personal data privacy principles and the creation of rights is greater than ever.

Your personal data is your personal property. When you disclose your personal information, there is a risk that it will fall into the wrong hands. These regulations … [Read More]