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October 2006 Newsletter

Hi , and welcome to our October newsletter. It only seems five minutes ago when we were basking in summer sunshine and now Christmas is just a few weeks away! This month we're giving you a great deal on our custom-designed e-cards, plus why not let us give your homepage a seasonal makeover?

This month's features >

Christmas e-cards

Case Study: Wellbeing Clinic

E-Commerce Club

Say hello, wave goodbye

Client Forum

Staff vacancy: Web developer

Technology Seminar

Seasonal homepage makeover

B2B Exhibition

New Clients

Business Roadshows

 

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 Christmas e-cards

You may not be dreaming of a white Christmas quite yet, but the festive season is not far away, and that means it's time to start thinking about seasonal marketing opportunities.

If you normally send out a traditional Christmas card to your customers, but want to really make an impression and stand out from the crowd, then why not send a unique Christmas e-card this year?

Studio 2 are once again offering fantastic savings over a traditional postal campaign with prices starting at just £350 for a custom-designed, personalised e-card.

Why not get in touch today to find out how we can help make this a Christmas to remember. Call us on 0116 242 5811.

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 E-Commerce Club

Studio 2 would like to thank those that attended our E-Commerce launch held at the Paramount Hinckley Island hotel earlier this month.

The club is the UK's first E-Commerce Club and aims to provide useful hints and tips to all businesses currently trading through an E-Commerce site, as well as those wanting to start one up!

Our launch evening tackled the dreaded barriers that stop would-be purchasers proceeding through the checkout process... feedback from the evening was superb!

"Excellent evening…clear & concise."
Jo MacDonald, Comfort Solutions

"Professional, enjoyable and friendly. Useful Tips!"
Ian Sasse, Agents of Change

November's club will cover Search Engine Promotion (SEP).

• Are you struggling with Google ad words?
• Which is best - pay per click or natural promotion?
• Are you seeing the benefit from your SEP?

All your questions on SEP answered in one presentation. Join us and join in the discussion and troubleshooting session to gain insight into what everyone else is doing and how you can get the most out of your SEP.

Timings for the club have been altered slightly due to feedback from the launch, and will be held at the Paramount Hinckley Island Hotel, Watling Street from 5pm until 7.00pm November 14th.

The club will be a monthly event to mark in your calendar every second Tuesday of each month and limited spaces are available for those that missed the sign up.

Simply call Mechelle on: 0116 242 5811 for more details on how to become a member today!

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 Client Forum

The team at Studio 2 Online are pleased to invite you to our first ever Client Forum on Tuesday 21st November.



The forum has been put together to help you get more from the website you have invested in and to learn more about what else you can do to make it work harder.

Your forum has been put together to achieve the following objectives:

Your chance for you to tell us how you think we are doing, and where we can improve.
A chance to find out about new products we are launching and take advantage of great introductory offers.
To learn how to get more from what you've already got.
Your chance to tell us what you’d like to see, and what we should be working on.
To have a bit of fun and get to know the Studio 2 team a little better (perhaps even meet us all for the first time!)


The day has been designed to be light hearted and fun with some real practical tips.
We are working hard to ensure it ISN’T a sales pitch or a number of boring lectures!

The day (Tuesday November 21st) will be held at the Paramount Hinckley Island Hotel, a fantastic venue that has been recently re-furbished, located just off the M69.

To confirm your attendance, please call Mechelle
on 0116 242 5811


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 Technology Seminar

Back by popular demand Studio2, RDC Communications and Aurora Technologies hosted their second technology seminar at the new Marriott Hotel, Leicester.

The event gave the attendees insight into home working and how it could benefit their businesses; the wonder that is IP voiceover and how to get the best from their websites and web providers.

Those that attended said:

"Enjoyable and clear presentations, not filled with confusing jargon."
W.Handford, Scaffold Services Ltd

"Excellent presentation, easily understood and clear"
D.Forrest, Linford Properties.

For those that missed this event, keep an eye on our forthcoming events section for future dates of similar presentations.


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Draw Play!

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 B2B Exhibition

October 11th & 12th saw us attend our first B2B exhibition at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

We were thrilled to be joined by some of our clients, Sally Sturgess from ARP and Steve Scott of Activ4 for the Bob Geldof lunch whereby Mr.Geldof imparted valuable business advice and talked about the highs and lows of starting up a business and staying afloat.

We also held a prize draw at the event for a free Christmas E-card worth £475, and the winner of this prestigious prize was...

Kevin Austin of Austin Audio Visual
Congratulations! Kevin's company's branded card is currently being designed and will be available on our site from Nov 30th.


These are examples of the type of card Austin Audio Visual
will be receiving:


A warm thank you for all that came along and said hello and we hope to see you again some time in the New Year!

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 Business Roadshows

Studio2 have teamed up with ABC Training to facilitate three free Business Growth Road Shows in November.

Would you like to really make money from the internet and make your website work for you?
Do you get frustrated with IT issues that always seem to slow you down and cost money? We have all sat waiting for hours, sometimes days.
How much money have you spent on sales and marketing this year with no return? Join the UK's No1 Business Growth Specialist and learn tricks that will save you money but will also increase your bottom line.
How about your staff challenge? Is it scary with current legislation so oppressive to the small business owner? Employment law and staffing from the UK's leading advisors.
How many sales calls are you missing because your system only has one line? See how telecom can keep you in control, and in touch for less.

The events are booked around the East Midlands and aim to help all that attend increase their bottom line. With experts from IT, web building, human resources, sales & marketing industries, can you afford to miss them?

Each seminar will take 120 minutes and we are offering two sessions for each date, 9.30am or 1.30pm. Dates are:

  • November 9th - Risley Hall Hotel, Derbyshire (M1, Jct 25)
  • November 15thHoliday Inn Express, Walkers Stadium, Leicester
  • November 28thInnkeepers Lodge, Northampton South

Please call Mechelle on 0116 2425811 to register for the morning or afternoon sessions – places are limited so e-mail today!

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 Case Study: Wellbeing Clinic

Based in West Bridgford, Nottingham, the Wellbeing Clinic provides complimentary health services for individuals and businesses.

They approached Studio 2 early in 2006 with the requirement of a new public website providing information about the company and their services. They wanted the site to be business focussed with a corporate look and feel but without appearing dull or boring.

We achieved this with careful use of colour, graphics, photos and text styling.

"We are very, very pleased with the outcome of the site; it looks amazing. It makes us look like the professional company that we are and are sure that it will lead to a lot of new business. Studio 2 were a pleasure to work with and helped us to progress the site along at a good pace."
David Pinnock, Director

www.wellbeing4companies.co.uk



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Whack-a-Ghoul!

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 Say hello, wave goodbye

It is with great sadness that we wave goodbye to one of our longest serving staff members, Michelle McKee, this month. Michelle, who many of you will have known as your first point of contact with Studio 2, has moved down to 'the big smoke'. We'd like to wish Michelle all the best for the future, and thank her for the tremendous contribution she has made to Studio 2 Online over the years.

We are delighted to welcome on board Hayley Freeman, our new office manager. Hayley brings with her a wealth of experience in PA/Office Management skills through working within sales driven environments and specialises in streamlining existing processes for more effective ways of working.

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 Staff vacancy: Web developer

We are currently looking to recruit a web developer with strong commercial experience of web programming using PHP and a strong understanding of internet technologies including database design (MySQL and MS SQL), ColdFusion, and web accessibility.

For more details please click here to visit the Recruitment page. To apply please contact Lucy Jones on 0116 242 5811.


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Skeleton Bash!

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 Seasonal homepage makeover

Why not help your website's visitors get into the Christmas spirit by letting us give your homepage a festive makeover?

Take a look at these examples:

If you are interested and would like to find out more, give us a call on 0116 2425811.

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 New Clients

BluSky Marketing

BluSky Marketing is a strategic marketing consultancy based in the East Midlands. They work with small to medium sized enterprises in London and the Midlands to develop and implement cost effective and creative marketing solutions linked to strategic objectives.

"We chose Studio 2 Online to redevelop our website based on their very strong design portfolio."
Chris Larsen, Director

ARP

Aluminium Roofline Products Ltd. is a family run business situated on the outskirts of Leicester. They specialise in the manufacture of continuous aluminium gutters.

"We chose Studio 2 to do our website as they appeared professional, knowledgeable and friendly. Three weeks into the project and they have not let us down. We’re looking forward to our new website and the benefits it will bring."
Sally Sturgess, Administration Manager

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Studio 2 Online Ltd
Cathedral Chambers
2 Peacock Lane
Leicester
LE1 5PX

Tel:
0116 2425811
Fax:
0870 837 0087
Web:
www.studio2online.co.uk