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Bring Positive Energy Rea and Nathan with their mountain bikes

23/10/2020

Hitting the Trails with a Cultural Expansion Grant

During lockdown my other half Nathan decided to re-ignite his childhood passion for Mountain Biking, so when lockdown lifted we used my Cultural Expansion grant to test our riding skills in the Welsh countryside. We booked a two-night stay in a sizable six-berth safari tent (with fully furnished living, dining, kitchen area, Aga included) in...

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Springblog

25/08/2020

How to make the most of your digital expertise

Digital expertise is one of the most valuable assets a business can use. It can have an enormous impact on a business’s brand, revenue and exposure – arguably, it’s your number one marketing tool.   Here are Spring’s top tips on how to cut through a crowded market and drive brand awareness by using digital...

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25/08/2020

Top 5 social media mistakes

Social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools. But used the wrong way, it could have a potentially damaging effect on a business’s brand and image.  Want to avoid it? Here are the top five social media mistakes businesses make, and how to do much better for your business.  1.Targeting the wrong audience ...

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Springblog

24/08/2020

How Spring is getting the studio ready for 7th September

After six months of WFH, we’re ready to swap our morning Zoom calls for a natter over our monitors, back in our beloved Spring studio.   Lockdown has tested and proved the value of our Ethos, with the Springers throwing themselves into the world of the virtual studio. But, as we tread carefully out of...

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Springblog

19/08/2020

MH Goals launch a Revolution

We love working with brands who are full of innovation and creativity. One of these is our long-term client MH Goals, who make high quality sports equipment that is used at every level of the game from the Premier League to grassroots. MH Goals is an industry leader for British-made sports equipment with an emphasis...

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Springblog

19/08/2020

Improving Healthcare Together

Spring has been working with South West London Alliance to provide strategic consultation support through targeted social media. With plans to make changes to the local healthcare services within Epsom, Sutton and St Helier, SW London Alliance and its associated CCGs formed Improving Healthcare Together (IHT).  IHT’s members were aware social media is an integral...

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Springblog

05/08/2020

Sizewell C planning documents tour the community

Now the application for a Development Consent Order for Sizewell C has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate, and following the government’s process, Spring has been taking the Planning Document to the local community to ensure fair access to the full submission. Because of Covid, this is happening by Library Bus. With the planning application...

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Bring Positive Energy The Spring team

29/07/2020

How Spring's bringing positive energy to an odd time

We’ve all had to adapt fast to the situation, and it struck me that we haven’t shared how Spring’s done so. So how are we keeping our Ethos alive, delivering projects and staying positive and united? One of the greatest challenges felt like it would be maintaining our Ethos when everything was thrown up into...

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Springblog

27/07/2020

Launching Net Zero Leiston

Over the last few months, Spring has been working with councils, consultancies and energy providers to help launch a truly unique and highly ambitious project, Net Zero Leiston. A first-of-a-kind project for a town the size of Leiston, Net Zero Leiston’s goal is to create a net zero carbon community. Stakeholders include community representatives, local...

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Springblog

03/07/2020

How to bring a brand to life: tell a story

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin. Here is the story of a wedding, told by Spring for Bruisyard Country Estate as we brought their brand more fully and clearly to life. Illustrated with character and verve by Louisa Marcq to add even more depth to this glorious venue’s brand. As you wake, you hear...

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Bring Positive Energy Top 5 Tips for Customer Service

24/06/2020

What client services people can learn from the hotel trade: Top 5 Tips for Customer Service

Account Executive Rea’s early career experiences of working front of house in a hotel that had just had a £5m revamp has taught her some valuable and highly transferable lessons about customer service, which she shares here. 1) BE APPROACHABLE The age-old saying of ‘service with a smile’ is well known for a good reason....

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Know What Matters EDF Sizewell C consultation

27/05/2020

EDF submits DCO for Sizewell C

Today, our client EDF has submitted their Development Consent Order (DCO) application for Sizewell C to the Planning Inspectorate. Sizewell C is a proposed two-reactor power station to be situated alongside the now decommissioned Sizewell A and active Sizewell B. It is a multi-billion pound project for which we have delivered the public planning consultation...

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Bring Positive Energy

25/05/2020

Springers' lockdowns are brought to you by the letter ...

We asked the Springers to share the letter that has dominated their (rather active!) lockdowns. Glen Cone, Creative Director: his lockdown is brought to you by the letter S. Spring – Working hard to keep us safe Springers – Always there for you on a bad day Surfing – Walking to my local beach and...

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Improve People's Lives

21/05/2020

Spring puts some Zoom into Southwold businesses

We hosted a Zoom workshop for businesses local to our studio in southwold yesterday, helping them adapt and thrive. Southwold is a wonderful seaside town that’s a real, working town too. Not just because of its busy brewery and distillery that employs hundreds of locals, but also by the wealth of really interesting independent traders...

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Make Excellent Work

21/05/2020

Changing times: Top 5 Tips to spot an excellent designer

There are lots of good designers out there. But good isn’t ever more than good enough, is it? You need excellence. How to tell the difference? Well, here creative director Glen shares five simple things that any excellent designer will consider. Know your onions We’re experts in design but not expert in what you do....

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Know What Matters

19/05/2020

Great and Interesting Things II

One of the ways we keep creativity levels high at Spring is by always being on the look out for clever bits of design and writing that inspire us. We then share these with each other in a weekly round-up so everyone can benefit. It’s called Great and Interesting Things and these are just some...

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Bring Positive Energy

05/05/2020

'Get your optimism back, form a plan, start to look ahead'

It is a difficult truth, but it is by no means inevitable that things will go back to how they were before COVID-19 took hold – in fact, they almost certainly will not. The economy will have certainly changed, the way we view and value different elements of our society may have too. Tragically many,...

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Improve People's Lives

29/04/2020

The challenges for membership societies when social distancing is the thing.

Whoever your members and whatever their interests, they’ll have been impacted by the current situation – and that means you have too.  Add to that the challenges of remote working, a fast-changing news stream and all the other consequences of Lockdown, and these are strange times. We know from our clients in membership organisations and...

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Know What Matters

29/04/2020

Creating legacy through change during Covid-19

We may need to adapt our public information campaigns in these changing times, but their purpose is more important now than ever. Whether engaging hard-to-reach residents in national initiatives or engaging communities to change behaviours, once the messaging and channels are suitably adapted we need to plan for the end of the campaign, ensuring we...

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Know What Matters

29/04/2020

How communications can transform the learning from home experience

School has changed. With most pupils now learning at home and no clear timetable for re-opening schools,our clients are finding that keeping an open dialogue with pupils and their families is more important than ever.   Despite teachers performing above and beyond to deliver education, there is a digital divide. Families might have access to...

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