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Welcome to Stone Create
We are a digital agency

We specialise in design, web development, signage and online marketing. We create websites, ecommerce solutions and bespoke content management systems (CMS).

As a leading digital marketing agency based in Preston, our customers are at the forefront of what we do. We keep them connected to their customers and introduce them to new ones.

With years of experience and proven success, we would love to work with you on your next project.

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Leyland Hose & Silicone launch New Website

Leyland Hose & Silicone supply the highest quality silicone and hose products for a wide range of performance, commercial, personal and bespoke/custom uses.

Stone Create has recently produced a new responsive website for Leyland Hose. From surveying clients throughout 2013, it became apparent that Leyland Hose & Silicone required a new website to provide users with an increased depth of technical information about the hoses and an easy to navigate page structure, allowing for a greater user experience. This up-to-date look and feel to their website will also help to bring them ahead of their competition in the market.

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Fresh new look for 2014!

Toni & Guy has been at the forefront of British hairdressing for 50 years. Our most recent job for Toni & Guy was to update their signage at both the Preston and Southport salon with the latest corporate style. We designed and installed new vinyl graphics for the salon windows, creating a fresh look for 2014. This striking new imagery gives the salons that professional look and feel, helping to further strengthen the Company's brand identity.

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Amipart launches new Parts Catalogue

Amipart specialise in supplying an extensive range of replacement commercial vehicle spares for major vehicle manufacturers. Their range includes replacement parts for brake and clutch, electrical, steering, suspension, rotating electrics, body components and much more.

We have designed and printed our largest publication working with Amipart. This 500 page Parts Catalogue details the extensive range of products that the Company supplies. The design and print is of the highest quality, giving the publication a professional look that further promotes Amipart to its target market.

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Butlers Beyond Belief soars on Facebook

Butlers Beyond Belief provide an entertainment service which is targeted predominantly at the female market. They offer the very best semi naked butlers for any occasions, including hen parties, birthdays, baby showers and ladies nights.

Stone Create was delighted when asked to manage the social media marketing for Butlers Beyond Belief. We immediately turned our attention to the possibilities of creating a focused and extremely targeted marketing campaign through Facebook.

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Web Design & Development

We'll add that extra bit of class and sparkle
to make your business shine

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Here at Stone, building and designing beautiful websites is our passion. Having an online presence has never been more important. Users generally believe and trust websites that look more professionally designed, as it could be a client's first contact with your company. It therefore becomes imperative that the first impression is a good one.

From the simplest to the most complex brief we work hard to produce the highest quality websites and have a constantly growing portfolio of website design projects in Preston, Lancashire and far beyond. We can create every type of website from small mobile sites to highly detailed ecommerce platform and everything in between.

We are specialists in the design and development of a variety of sites:

ECOMMERCE

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With high street shopping decreasing in popularity due to the increase in business rates and the fall in foot flow, online shopping has never been more popular. Therefore it has never been more important to have an online presence that could be key to retail success.

In the modern day if you are a retailer and do not have an ecommerce shop it almost suggests that your business is in trouble – Eurosurgical www.esshop.co.uk

The functionality of an ecommerce website allows for advanced capabilities to improve customer usage, whilst keeping the user experience simple, eye catching and enjoyable whilst also instilling the potential customer with buyer confidence. Traditionally the functions of an ecommerce site consist of product search, search filters, the ability to select a product variables i.e. size or colour, have multiple secure payment methods and the capability of creating online promotions.

At Stone Create we can identify the needs of your business and we can advise upon the best possible functions to make your website at the forefront of modern technology. Once up and running our experienced SEO team can provide some advice as to how to maximise your new websites potential.

CMS

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A CMS or Content Management System is the driving force behind your website enabling its functionality and also the website administrator to keep the website up to date without the need for any programming or website design knowledge.

This gives you the power and confidence that your website is fully editable and provides a very simplified user area to enable you to change pictures, banners, content and also run your own onsite optimisation strategy.

Stone Create can identify the best CMS system for your company, whether it be an off the shelf package like WordPress, Joomla, Umbreco, or Drupal through to a more bespoke solution in which we have the capability to build and integrate with your website.

Wordpress

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WordPress is a CMS platform that was traditionally established as a free blogging facility. As time progressed and more bloggers emerged due to the importance of relevant quality content to a websites Google ranking, WordPress evolved. This evolution has seen the capability of WordPress expand into far more than a simple blogging facility.

At Stone Create we like the WordPress evolution as it enables us to create affordable websites for almost any client's budget, whilst also allowing the look and feel to be completely branded and bespoke in line with the company's corporate identity.

Bespoke

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A lot of websites tend to have a standard structure and a range of functions which are common across all platforms. These maybe the inclusion of header banners, a website search facility, social media icons, a newsletter subscription form and a contact or enquiry form.

However, dependant on the industry in which your business operates there may be something out of the ordinary in which you would like your website to do. This could be anything from an interactive and eye catching design, through to extremely targeted or refined reporting mechanisms.

At Stone Create our website design and development team pride themselves on being up to date with the newest advancements in internet technology and being able to create a unique system to enhance your company's capabilities. Whether this is through creating a modern and unique web design, through creating a completely bespoke CMS system to allow for unique reporting or integration with your stock and accounting systems, Stone Create can help.

For further information, please do not hesitate and give us a call on 01772 642476 or email: info@stonecreate.com

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SEO & PPC

Let us develop your baby online

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We know the importance of business growth and will help you every step of the way to nurture your business to success.

SEO is the process of improving the ranking of a website on internet search engines. We will make sure your website is found for all the keywords and services you want in all search engines. We implement this by understanding your brand and looking at every single component that makes up your site. Working across a number of key aspects, we help to promote your website in the most relevant and opportune areas online.

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SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION

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SEO increases your website visibility, increases the amount of targeted website visitors, promotes your brand / product and various other things. All of this has an end goal of increasing customer conversion through improving the amount or value of sales or enquiries. When it's done properly it will mean more visits and therefore more potential sales, which is why having a site professionally optimised can produce a tangible ROI.

SEO isn't a single action: it's a combination of factors that lead websites to be ranked more highly than others by search engines for the same search query or term and boost the visibility of your website online.

Having your website appear on the first page of your chosen search engine is a huge advantage over your competition, and the higher you can get the better. This is due to human nature which generally restricts us from trawling through pages and pages of results to find what we are looking for. Accompanying this with the structured algorithm which the search engines have generated means that the pages that appear first are more relevant to your search query or term.

How will we do this?

We will work across a number of key aspects to help promote your website in the most relevant and opportune areas online, including:

Analysis

In the initial stages of a campaign, we will spend time evaluating your website to ensure all of the potential "signals" that search engines look for are present.

This will typically involve carrying out keyword research to identify the most high-volume and appropriate search terms which are achievable, and a website audit to look at the finer details of the website and its structure to find out what could be improved from a technical view point for example; your meta data, anchor text,  alt tags and content .

Implementation

Once a number of opportunities have been analysed and explored, we can work with your existing team, or on your behalf, to optimise your website for search. Search engines care about relevance, and we ensure each of the pages on your website are finely tuned to perform as well as possible based on your target market.

Promotion

With your website in its best possible condition to work with search engines, we can then look at the ongoing promotion of your website using SEO optimised digital marketing techniques. This will mean that your website stays relevant to your target market, becomes more prevalent in search results and experiences an increase in traffic. Stone has an experienced team of SEO experts who can guide you through the process of optimising your website.

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SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION

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Our promise

Keeping you informed

A happy customer is a well-informed one.  We will always make sure that you and your team know exactly where we are at with your campaign, and how it's helping your business grow.If you're ever unsure about anything we will invite you over to our office to discuss everything over a posh coffee.

Results driven

We are 100% focused on your ROI. Our solutions are tried and tested through years of experience throughout multiple industries and campaigns. They work because we stick to the rules we have set ourselves. You won't find quick fixes here, but hard work and results.

No false promises

Here at Stone we don't make promises that we can't keep, and we won't hide behind any. Our goal is to make sure you fully understand your SEO campaign, and work with us to achieve those promises and goals.

We believe in reaching our customers goals and where we can, exceeding their expectations
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PAY PER CLICK

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Pay Per Click, also known as PPC is an effective and immediate way of targeting potential new customers through directing relevant traffic to your website.   The basic concept of PPC is that you have to pay the industry value for each click based around the keywords in which you want to be found for. At Stone Create we have many years of experience setting up and managing PPC campaigns and our focus is always on generating the most effective return on investment at the lowest cost to you.

Targeted and affordable - how we run our ppc compaigns

A personal and focused approach:

  • When we take on a PPC campaign, every aspect of the campaign is unique and focused on your specific business and industry.
  • We make sure you have access to an account manager when you need it.
  • Whatever your objectives, be they revenue generation, leads or site visibility, we'll get the most out of your monthly advertising spend.

As each one of our clients has a unique budget for PPC, we have to be able to adapt our strategy to get the best possible results based on the client's investment. This means adjusting CPC (Cost Per Click) values to ensure we obtain every click for a particular word of phrase to lowering or looking for alternative keywords which will allow for a lower CPC. This amongst other techniques is a key aspect of PPC management and having the ability to recognise the need for these changes early on is our specialty. This allows us to further maximise the potential from every PPC campaign we manage.

We're a very hands-on company with an eye for detail:

  • Our campaigns are not just monitored, but re-evaluated and optimised every day to help increase returns.
  • Our work is stats/results-led meaning everything is justified and can be backed with a report on how your campaign is doing and what we have done.

Unlike most companies, we pride ourselves in our interaction and communication with our clients as our successes are based on maintaining a happy and affluent customer base. This means that we take an overly active approach to each and every PPC campaign no matter what the budget, company or industry sector.

Fitting in with your wider digital marketing strategy:

  • We constantly take into account your company's overall business objectives and ensure that they are considered as we manage your PPC account.
  • We ensure all our efforts are integrated with other channels, such as Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Marketing to maximise investment across your whole campaign and ensure a fully-integrated approach to your campaign.

Pay per click can be used as the front line to a marketing campaign or as a back up or accompaniment. Depending on how you are operating as a business and therefore would like to utilise PPC we can adapt a campaign to suit your needs and objectives.

For further information, please do not hesitate and give us a call on 01772 642476 or email: info@stonecreate.com

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GRAPHIC DESIGN & MARKETING

Want to take your business to the next level?
We can make your business take off...

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Having a strong brand is vital. Through our experience, we know the importance of a distinct and cohesive brand identity. Even when we start from a blank canvas, we create compelling designs to communicate your brand effectively across all marketing channels, both on and offline.

As well as graphically perfecting your brand identity, with our own in-house photography studio, we'll make sure your business stands out from the crowd. Our experienced team will ensure that your photos are 'on-message' and can be used in a variety of ways to enhance your online and offline design. Our photo's can then be used for e.g. in the form of product shots for brochures, leaflets and email marketing campaigns.

MARKETING

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Marketing is the management process responsible for identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements profitably. - The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Marketing is anything from the initial ideas, your brand identity, how your messages are communicated, the design and print process and the effective analysis of any campaign that is produced for your business.

We take the time to gain a thorough understanding of each of our client's needs, ensuring a successful business in the long term.

Our in-house expertise will provide you with the most appropriate marketing strategy to suit your needs. Whatever the budget, we will suggest the most cost effective ways to market your business using a varied range of marketing channels.

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Design

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Design is the art of communication, stylising and problem-solving through the use of type and image.

Our experienced graphic designers can assist you with a range of services including:

  • Logo Design
  • Publications
  • Print advertisements
  • Posters
  • Billboards
  • Website graphics
  • Signs
  • Product packaging

We will help you to maximise your corporate identity throughout your printed and promotional material and will work with you when needed to ensure the printing process runs smoothly.

Our creative team offers print ready designs, graphics and imagery for websites and new media. We specialise in producing highly successful artwork for the commercial and public sector, local and national institutions and government bodies. We have a proven track record in managing and producing design and promotional solutions for a range of industries including; leisure & tourism, private & service sectors as well as the retail and commercial markets. So no matter what your business, we have a wealth of experience working with a wide variety of commercial clients.

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Brand identity

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The name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that identifies one seller's product distinct from those of other sellers.

Effective brand identity design and strategy is something every business should think about, whether they are a multi-national corporate giant or a local small business. In a world that's increasingly dependent on fast visual impact, having a strong brand is vital. Through our design experience we know the importance of a distinct and cohesive corporate identity.

We understand there is much more to your brand than just a logo. It is your key asset which embodies the personality and values of your organisation. It is also the strongest marketing tool you possess. This is why we take time to understand your business and objectives to develop branding to create the right impression in your marketplace or resonate with your audience.

We have the knowledge, skills and experience to develop your corporate identity and help you plan your brand strategy, encompassing all the aspects of a trademark, letter mark or logotype, picture mark, typeface and colours.

From rolling out global re-brand projects through to creating new identities, our expertise ensures we create compelling designs to communicate your brand effectively across all marketing communication formats both online and offline.

We've worked with some of the biggest brand names in the UK and our supremely talented graphic designers would love the chance to work on your brand identity and provide you with something unique.

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Promotional

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We know how important it is to get the right branding on promotional material. Research shows that people have more positive views of companies who send gifts.

We work to give your brand the quality that it deserves. Communicating your message and brand in the right way will hit the right buttons! We can provide a range of promotional items including:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • USBs
  • Carrier bags
  • Frisbeess
  • Mugs
  • Keyrings
  • Clothing
  • And much more

Promotional items like these are great giveaways to get your company name and image out there. Whether you're attending an event or just wanting to send out a little gift to customers we'll provide you with a wide selection of great ideas that are sure to place your organisation ahead of the competition.

For further information, please do not hesitate and give us a call on 01772 642476 or email: info@stonecreate.com

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SIGNAGE

Light up your business with eye catching signage that's sure to stand out in the crowds

signage

Signs are any kind of visual graphics created to display information to a particular audience.

Whether it's window graphics, a sign above your door, graphics for an exhibition stand or a fleet of vans, we'll make sure your company maintains maximum visibility of the highest standard, grabbing the attention of existing and potential customers.

Visual graphics are an important part of your brand marketing as well as being a tool to display information. From a small and simple individual sign to an entire sign system, we will meet your requirements and offer you the best solution to your needs.

Whether we are working with public or private organisations, multi-national companies, or self employed businesses, our locally run sign manufacturers ensure your requirements are completed to the highest standard.

Exhibitions

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At Stone Create we specialise in the design, printing and distribution of display and exhibition stands to use at a variety of events, trade shows and retail environments.

As display and exhibition specialists, we can help you advertise your product and service direct to your customers with our extensive range of detailed banner stands display stands, exhibitions and much more.

From a one-off stand design to a full modular exhibition stand perfect for your next event, whatever the size, we will work with you to create the best solution to your requirements. We are equipped with cutting-edge technology and staffed with highly skilled personnel, able to tackle the most demanding jobs effectively.

With so many types of exhibition and banner stands to choose from, it can be a very challenging process to find the right one. We aim to help you every step of the way, even down to the set up on the day of your event.

We have been designing and managing the build of award winning exhibition stands for over 15 years. Our experience and expertise within this field will make a real impact at your event. We want to achieve the best possible design that will get you noticed! Working with you, your brand and your budget, we will create design concepts built to match any specific brief.

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These are some of our most popular exhibition graphics:

  • Portable displays
  • Modular exhibition stands
  • Roller banners
  • Pop up stands
  • Counter stands
  • Folding displays
  • Display boards

We also have an additional range of accessories to accompany your exhibition stand for e.g. lighting, AV, TV's and monitors.

Vehicle signage

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Want to get your company noticed on the road? Consider advertising opportunities for your vehicles. From just simple logos and contact details to full and complete vehicle wraps, we will come up with the perfect design and cost effective marketing opportunity for you and your business. We know that vehicles provide a first impression for existing and potential clients and we want that first impression to be an everlasting one.

We have designed, printed and wrapped a large number of vehicles, ranging from small cars, through to vans and lorries.

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shop signs

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Get your company noticed with compelling signage that catches the attention of your existing and potential customers.

We have designed, printed and installed a large range of signage. Whether it's a small sign above a door, a sign on the front of your business, window graphics or traditional sign boards to attract passers-by, our signs are sure to impress.

We have vast experience in the manufacture of signs and digital print. All signs are of the best quality and designed to meet our client's exact specifications. We will work with you through the whole process, even down to installation of the finished product.

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Neon signage

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Want a sign that instantly lights up a customer's eyes? Without a doubt, neon signs are the most eye-catching, with a typical life expectancy of about 20 years.

A sign like this is a fantastic way to make a place look interesting and lively. Whether you know of a particular design you would like or would like us to design something completely from scratch is entirely up to you.

We can assure that you won't be disappointed with the end product. We'll make sure it is of the highest quality and matches your initial ideas and specification as closely as possible.

For further information, please do not hesitate and give us a call on 01772 642476 or email: info@stonecreate.com

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Clients testimonials

amipart

We have worked with the staff of Stone Create for over 3 years, they have had responsibility for spearheading our 2011 marketing campaign with our catalogue design and its production and more recently they have delivered an industry leading website. From the initial website & brochure design mock-up stage through to the final product, we have found Stone Create to be extremely helpful, friendly and customer focused with excellent attention to detail based on our own specific needs. Requests for design changes and website updates were speedily acknowledged and implemented. We would not hesitate to recommend the services of Stone Create to any company that wishes to market their business more effectively. We look forward to working with them for our 2012 marketing campaign.

Mark Ainsworth - Leyland Amipart
runshaw

The prospectus designs are of the highest standard, the service and all round professionalism of Stone Create has made this project an all round success.

Tim Cahill - Runshaw College
eurosrical

I wanted a brochure to showcase my products in a stylish yet professional manner, with easy navigation for the numerous surgeons. Stone Create helped make that a reality. Not only did they come up with an excellent design, they also gave me loads of useful advice and help with regards to marketing and value added services. I would highly recommend them to any of my friends or business associates.

Peter Cranstone - Managing Director
leyland-exports

Stone Create has given us a professional outlook to our business by creating our brand identity, website, signage and printed media as well as generating company interest through SEO, giving us the confidence to aim for bigger and better contracts.

Ian Lowe - Managing Director
wildlife-trust

We were introduced to Stone Create through a colleague, they have brightened up our marketing which has created a positive effect on the recognition of the centre by increasing footflow.

Lyndsey Poole - Head of Marketing
chester-zoo

Stone Create offers a great design prospective on all the projects to which we introduce them too, whether it be signage or marketing material. From planning to production they never let us down.

Gill Wells - Education Officer
lancashire-council

Extremely happy with all aspects of this marketing project. The organisation was of the highest standard.

Nigel Crane - Premises Project Manager
essential

We have entrusted Stone Create with our brand identity, marketing and presence within the industry. With their marketing ideas and insight, we feel that the company will grow from strength to strength.

John Cooper - Managing Director
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We have used Stone Create for several years for projects. With this one Stone Create excelled with their marketing professionalism.

Leigh Bramley - Managing Director
leyland-hose

I don't really understand marketing and websites but I do understand results. The results from Stone Create are creating great revenue for the business.

Ian Walsh - Managing Director

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