MAXX launches Orion's new website

Ever wonder if your website is effectively showcasing your company and maximising the potential of your business?

This was just the dilemma that Orion Electrotech - a highly respected and successful recruitment agency – asked us to consider.  Over several years, we have developed a great partnership – offering our insight into how they can enhance their business online and take it to the next level.  As part of this ongoing relationship, we all agreed that the website could work much harder for the business and needed to more closely reflect their goals and aspirations.  

The Top 5 Christmas campaigns of 2016

Written by guest blogger Ellie Selby

Yes, it’s that time of year again. And no, I’m not referring to the baubles and brightly coloured lights, Christmas cheer or carol singers. Nor am I talking about the endless videos on Facebook of our pets gradually disembowelling our slaved-over Christmas trees. What I’m referring to, is this particular blog – and just because I’m no longer in the MAXX offices doesn’t mean I don’t get to forcibly write this Christmas article for you all as per usual. (I am delighted to have been asked, Merry Christmas one and all)!

MAXX Christmas office closure

By MAXX Design

We would like to wish all our clients and friends a very special Christmas 2016.

Please note that the MAXX office will be closed from December 24th - January 2nd (inclusive). However in an emergency, you can reach us on 07787 517871
This year, instead of sending out Christmas cards and gifts, we will be donating to our chosen charity, The Rosemary Appeal.

Real People with True Stories this Christmas

Written by Chris Billingham

As Marketing Manager at MAXX, I have had the privilege of working on a number of exciting campaigns this year, from Reindeer antlers to branded bells, there have been lots of exciting discussions and ideas!

Pantone colour of the year- Why Greenery?

By Holly Snowdon 

2017’s Pantone Colour of the year has now been announced! 

For those who don’t know, the chosen Pantone colour of the year is based on current cultural trends across the globe. It is essentially a visual expression or a ‘colour snapshot’ reflecting the mood of the time. The announcement of the selected colour is particularly exciting for designers and brand owners, as it provides them with essential colour guidance for marketing, branding and product development for the coming year.

Making a Difference to Lives in West Berkshire

Over the last few months, we have been proud to be working with a brand new local charity which will revolutionise the lives of hundreds of people in the Newbury area. The Rosemary Appeal aims to raise £4.5 million for a new cancer and renal treatment centre at West Berkshire Hospital.

We were asked to help create an identity for the Appeal – the charity was named after the late Rosemary Rooke, who donated the land for the construction. Rosemary is also appropriately symbolic for healing and remembrance.

Facebook Workplace: Genuinely Connecting Teams or Another Social Distraction?

Given our use and nigh on obsession with social media, it’s of no surprise that multiple media giants and technology vendors have attempted to migrate this method of communication into the workplace. The justification is that it’s quick, familiar and prompts internal problem solving and praising of achievements across businesses. Plus the providers could likely charge for it; what’s not to like?!

Snapchat Glasses

Following the recently publicised rivalry between the social media giants, Snapchat and Instagram (see earlier blog post), Snapchat is really taking the lead and seizing the opportunity to rethink the company strategy and have a rebrand.  Snapchat is adapting its overall strategy to increase its presence in this highly competitive market, with the intention to really up its game with the company releasing a pair of brightly coloured sunglasses with a built in camera

One Question to ask when CMS Shopping

By Conor Bant, Digital Communications Manager

In this day and age, the vast majority of websites are built on a content management system (CMS). The idea of building a whole website from the bottom up in HTML, CSS and Javascript is an absolute nightmare, especially if it has any functionality. And that’s before you start thinking about making changes…