WHO ARE WE?
At Oyster Studios our aim is to provide our clients with the best possible service by delivering innovative, practical and creative solutions. Our approach allows us to deliver effective results that work hard to get your message across in the real world. We are a highly creative marketing & design agency based in Hertfordshire, we enjoy what we do and we have fun while doing it. We provide services tailored to your needs, at affordable prices.
We recognise and understand the issues facing businesses and organisations and are experienced in supporting and working alongside them to achieve their goals. This means our perspective is always focused on delivery; making sure you get what you require as quickly and cost effectively as possible. We often look toward new ways of working or utilising new opportunities and processes to achieve the best results. This is underlined by our positive attitude and willingness to tackle new challenges. If there isn’t an immediate solution we’ll find one.
Key to our business are the individuals that shape it. We have extensive knowledge in our personal areas of expertise and the resulting crossover this provides, frequently generates fresh and insightful solutions. Our individuality is at the core of how we operate and is evident in the work we produce and longevity of our client relationships.
What we offer isn’t restricted by our own specialisms. We have an extensive network of partners and associates which means we can deliver across a wide range of services with the same personal touch. And with a truly multi-disciplinary approach you’ll find us flexible, as well as capable, of providing a full marketing and graphic design agency service either nationally or globally.
We have worked across a large variety of sectors but have built up significant expertise in marketing Engineering and Manufacturing businesses, helping to deliver competitive advantage through compelling messaging and high impact design.
Managing & Creative Director
With over 28 years’ experience in the creative industry Iain has worked in various capacities for agencies including AMV BBDO and J Walter Thompson. Recent account experience includes StepStone Solutions, Tesco, Shell, Airbus and Mitsubishi Electric. He has direct experience in brand management, advertising, corporate communications and event support while keeping up to date with developments in the digital sector.
With over 29 years’ experience in the design industry Janine has worked as a designer and creative lead for a wide range of agencies including; Copywrite, Holmes & Marchant, J Walter Thompson and Interbrand. Her account experience includes; Mattel, McDonalds, Walkers, and Tescos and she has direct experience in brand management, retail packaging, point of sale and licensed product development.
Prior to launching his long running agency, GKL Communications, Roger ran the technical division of one the UK’s leading agencies, with responsibility for launching major brands including Apple and Symantec in the UK. At GKL his focus was on technical markets such as Automotive, Building Services and Manufacturing. In this period Roger successfully worked with many major companies including Mitsubishi Electric, Drayton Controls, Mannesmann Tally, CC-Link Partner Association, HMS and Moog Controls.
Marketing & Account Manager
Anne has over 25 years’ experience in marketing. She has worked for several agencies including Hakuhodo and Ogilvy as well as other consultancies on a range of integrated campaigns for clients including American Express, Japan Airlines, NEC and Mizuno. More recently she has set up her own marketing and copywriting business and now joins Oyster to develop strategic marketing solutions for clients and provide day-to-day account management support.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
A compelling brand is everything. As the projection of your business’ persona it carries the heavy responsibility of representing you to the world. At Oyster Studios we understand how important this is so we take the time to get to know you, develop a thorough understanding of your business and only then create a brand that really works hard to tell your story.
Based in our extensive experience we offer all levels of support for your brand. From creation and development through to deployment and management, every aspect is catered for. You can feel confident that your brand communications are in safe hands whether you are launching a new product, looking for a new identity or simply updating your company literature.
Brand creation l brand management l corporate identity l design l concept development l style guides l copywriting l artwork
At Oyster we cover all aspects of corporate communications. Right through from basic stationery sets and promotional literature to large scale and international integrated campaigns.
Whatever your requirements are we can bring to bare our considerable experience in the B2B arena to ensure you achieve the most effective results from your communications. Whether it’s internal comms, employee engagement or promotional marketing activity, we have the capability to support you every step of the way. Not only that but with a proven track record in high impact direct mail, we can also share our expertise to help you create, produce and deliver targeted marketing messages, while ensuring the highest levels of audience penetration.
Stationery l promotional brochures l product brochures l marketing collateral l direct mail l mail shots l design l copywriting l artwork l list generation l print l production l fulfilment
Creating eye-catching and effective consumer communications is one of Oyster’s key strengths, and with our extensive experience across a wide range of markets, we can ensure you leverage your brand to achieve maximum stand out. And with either licensed or own-brand product lines, we can implement existing styles or create and develop a fresh new look across product packaging, point of sale and promotion.
Bold and effective on-site promotion can generate significant results whether you are launching a new product or publicising an event or service. At Oyster we can help you plan and deliver high impact promotions from simple in-store PoS through to integrated advertising campaigns that generate brand awareness and drive sales.
Packaging design l brand implementation l product development l design l artwork l pre-press l posters l point of sale l point of purchase l in-store promotion l shelf-edgers l ticketing l product displays l merchandising l promotional events l product launches l print l production
Our comprehensive range of online services can help you maximise your online presence and get the most out of your eMarketing. Whether you need a company website or simply develop a social media presence we can help. We cover; website design & build, web banner and digital advertising, HTML eMailer production and mail outs, campaign microsites, eNewsletters, asset management tools, CMS systems and online production and project management tools.
Website design l online design l web banner design l online advertising l eMailers l eNewsletters l microsites l design l build l copywriting l production l CMS systems
From campaign planning, through design and production, to delivery we have considerable experience dealing with both on and offline media on a regional, national and international level. We can either work alongside your preferred media agency or schedule and book space on your behalf and, with our in-depth knowledge of pre-press, we can ensure the best possible reproduction for your advertising wherever it may be.
Advertising l design l copywriting l artwork l pre-press l media booking l media schedules l press ads l online advertising l web banners
With over 17 years experience Oyster can support your event activity at every level, offering an end to end project managed solution. From pre-show planning and organiser liaison, through to stand design, show guide and collateral production and post show lead follow up we can help you plan, deliver and maximise your event strategy. Whether you are looking for a low cost pop up solution or a large scale bespoke stand we can cater for your needs.
Show planning l event management l stand design l stand build l show guides l event collateral l event promotion l data capture l display graphics l design l copywriting l artwork l exhibitions l trade shows
We don’t believe in making things unnecessarily complicated but we do appreciate that a little systematic planning goes a long way to ensuring client satisfaction and ensuring projects are delivered on time and budget. Our step by step project management system isn’t rocket science but it will give you the confidence that we will deliver.
First of all we meet your team, research your market, listen and learn to develop a thorough understanding of your organisation. We learn about your project goals, brand values, competitors and target audience. Together we scope out the business requirements and project specification. By immersing ourselves in your business we can ensure our proposals are targeted, innovative and commercial.
Budget sign off
Before any work is commissioned its vital to ensure all parties sign off on the project specification and all related costings.
The next step is to have a follow up meeting where we demonstrate why our creative concepts and marketing solutions meet the brief, appeal to the target audience and set you apart from your competitors. In this meeting we share ideas and fine tune the proposition to ensure it is focussed on the business objectives.
As the marketing design moves in to the production stage we will support you through the artwork design and approval process to successful delivery in print or on-line. Key to good project management is communication, so we ensure we keep you up to date on our progress throughout. We know how important it is to keep to deadlines and for our clients to feel they’re in safe hands.
So how well did the campaign go? Are you satisfied with the results? Are there additional opportunities or avenues to explore? Project reviews are critical to ensure we are continually learning and offer innovative, engaging solutions.
This step-by-step process is fundamental in delivering effective marketing solutions and client satisfaction.