The Business & Innovation Magazine: launched in May 2017, a regional bi-monthly business publication, covering Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and North Wiltshire, it is an essential source for business and industry news. From NK Media, Nicky Godding is the Editor-in-Chief and Kirsty Muir is the Commercial Director of the magazine. With their experience, they connect businesses together with all the latest news from the regions. Every page of this rapidly growing magazine has been designed in-house at Brace Creative Agency by our talented Graphic Designers.
Lou is the primary designer behind the magazine…
“I create visually exciting layouts, adverts for a range of different customers and promotional material including social media posts & newsletters for the business and innovation magazine. I work closely with Nicky and Kirsty to produce new concepts which remain on brand and most importantly help the magazine to stand out from its competitors. The magazine consists of industry, sector and regional news stories so creating layouts which are both eye catching and hold the reader’s attention is really important.” – Lou White, Graphic Designer at Brace Creative Agency
Growing the magazine's online presence was essential for the success of the magazine. NK Media wanted us to create a website which matched the high-quality design of the magazine. Our brief was to design a website with room for growth and expansion, to accommodate the magazines ever-growing audience. The website needed to be informative and modern to set them apart from competitors and engage viewers. Like the magazine, the website needed to cover regional business news, topics and sector updates, and national business news from a regional perspective.
Ryan, one of our Graphic Designers, created the design of the website…
“The aim of Business & Innovation Magazine website was to create something visually pleasing, professional and easy to navigate. Using their current branding with a modern look for the site I have created an impactful design that has a synergistic relationship with the magazine.” – Ryan Simmonds, Graphic Designer at Brace Creative Agency
Featuring an entirely bespoke design and custom development, the website for Business & Innovation Magazine puts the headlines at the focal point. The site provides a wealth of informative articles with easy navigation allowing readers access to the latest industry news and online publications.
The content management system behind the website ensures a user-friendly interface allowing the latest stories to be added quickly to the relevant categories. Bespoke functionality for advertising space throughout the site has been designed by our developers, so this website not only shares business news, it helps generate new business across the counties.
Once the website design was signed off, it was passed over to our Website Developers and Project Manager, Gemma, to get the site built to meet the tight deadline…
“Nicky and Kirsty made managing the project easy because they were able to explain what they wanted clearly and succinctly whilst also having an understanding of the desired functionality of the site. A clear brief is so important for any project, as it focuses our efforts on our client’s unique requirements in order to achieve the best result possible. All deadlines were mutually set (and met) and I felt that we were able to work really well as a team to ensure that the site was delivered on a tight deadline. The NK Media team really were enjoyable to work with and we are really pleased with how the site looks and how well received it has been.” – Gemma Bradbury, Project Manager at Brace Creative Agency
This testimonial we received from NK Media put a big smile on all of our faces…
“Brace Creative is without any exaggeration the friendliest, most responsive and technically talented agency that NK Media Ltd has ever worked with by a country mile…
As we embarked on our journey to have a new website built for Business & Innovation Magazine, we knew that working with an agency who understood our project was going to be hugely important. From the initial meeting to discuss website concept and design the team at Brace Creative impressed us. They were quick to design and develop a brilliant concept that met the needs of our business exactly. But this wasn’t where their brilliance stopped, from design, to delivery and follow-through for Business & Innovation Magazine online, the Brace team have been amazing.
We tasked them to build this website from scratch on the 9th January with a launch date of the 6th March and they didn’t let us down. We gave them an almost impossible schedule to work to (they didn’t believe we meant it, but we did), and they delivered – to a very, very high standard.”
Kirsty Muir, Commercial Director of NK Media Ltd said: The project management from the Brace team during the development of the new website was exceptional and the cost of the new site extremely competitive compared to many website companies, we can’t highly recommend them enough.
Nicky Godding, Editor-in-Chief at NK Media Ltd added: We are delighted with the new site and strongly urge any business wanting to update their current website or create a new one to speak to the team at Brace. We call them ‘Bob the Builder’ because they always say: “Yes we can”.
We are currently working on the Anniversary Issue for May, celebrating 1 year of the magazine. It’s always a pleasure working with the Business & Innovation Magazine, we have formed a great partnership which will continue for many years to come. You can visit the Business & Innovation Magazine Website, or explore our case study to find out more about the project.
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