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  • Drake’s Island: Reputation Management

    The Client Drake’s Island is a 6.5-acre island lying in Plymouth Sound, Devon. It has enormous historic significance, as it was from here that Sir Francis Drake set sail in 1577, returning 3 years later having circumnavigated the world. For the ensuing centuries, Drake’s Island has remained a focal point of the defense of what […]

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  • Powderham Castle: PR and media relations

    The Client Powderham Castle is a popular visitor attraction, which includes guided tours of the castle, themed events during the school holidays and a deer park safari. The castle also plays host to a number of high profile events, the most recent of which was Radio 1’s Big Weekend. The Challenge Powderham Castle was on […]

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  • Buckfast Abbey: PR strategy and implementation

    The Client Soon to celebrate its 1,000-year anniversary, Buckfast Abbey is the only English medieval monastery to have been restored and used again for its original purpose, with visitors welcome to walk through its polished aisles and beautiful grounds. Throughout the year, Buckfast Abbey hosts a number of events for the public including an outdoor […]

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  • Met Office - DemandMet Product Launch

    Met Office: DemandMet™ Product Launch

    The Client The Met Office is a world-leading provider of weather and climate services and is consistently one of the top two operational weather services in the world. Their Unified Model is recognised as the leading numerical model for weather forecasting and their supercomputer is one of the largest in Europe and carries out 1,200 […]

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  • Mole Valley Farmers: A Month of Country Sundays

    The Client Mole Valley Farmers is the country’s largest agricultural supplier. Adhering closely to their farming co-operative roots, they provide genuine, passionate support to the agricultural and rural community by offering a wider range of services. Chalk & Ward Advertising has worked closely with Mole Valley Farmers over the last 12 years to help grow […]

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  • Café Royal: UK Product Launch

    The Client Café Royal are a market leading coffee brand across Europe, Asia and Australia, from Swiss giant Delica AG. The Challenge Chalk & Ward Advertising were approached earlier this year to launch the Café Royal brand into the UK; not an easy task considering the highly competitive market, zero brand awareness and a target audience […]

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  • Agincare Live-In Care Services – SEO Campaign

    Agincare Live-In Care Services: SEO Campaign

    The Client Agincare Live-In Care Services, part of the Agincare Group who are one of the largest care providers in the UK. Live-In Care provide much needed care for those with a range of health impairments including Dementia and Alzheimers, they also provide care for young people. The Challenge Live-In Care asked Chalk & Ward […]

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  • Buckast Abbey Tourist Leaflet Design

    Buckfast Abbey: Tourist Information Leaflet Design

    The Client Buckfast Abbey is one of the county’s last surviving working monasteries. Along with its imposing Abbey Church it offers a dizzying array of diverse initiatives, including a conference centre, hotel, education centre, tourist destination, restaurant and home-made produce. The Challenge Chalk & Ward Advertising were asked to help promote Buckfast Abbey’s conference centre […]

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  • Jamaica Inn PR work

    Jamaica Inn: Breathing new life into a lengendary inn

    The Client Jamaica Inn, one of Cornwall’s most famous landmarks, has a legacy that spans centuries. This legendary Inn, restaurant and visitor attraction is situated on the wild Bodmin Moor and was the very place in which Daphne du Maurier wrote her world renowned novel ‘Jamaica Inn’. The Challenge Jamaica Inn was acquired by Surrey […]

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  • Scats Country Stores rebrand animation

    Mole Valley Farmers: SCATS Rebrand Video Animation

    The Client Part of the Mole Valley Farmers group of companies, SCATS Countrystores is a chain of 18 country retailers based throughout the south and south east. Bought in 2001 by Mole Valley Farmers, SCATS has a heritage going back over 60 years. The Challenge With the expansion of the Mole Valley Farmers’ portfolio of […]

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  • Kitsons hire Chalk & Ward Advertising in the South West

    Kitsons: Re-branding

    The Client Kitson Hutchings were a Devon based law firm. It had previously evolved from mergers, name changes and people changes but was still referred to by some of its previous names, as well as some more modern versions such as KH Law for the website. Very confusing internally, not to mention externally! The Challenge […]

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  • The BIG Cake Show Exeter

    The BIG Cake Show: Brand & Launch Campaign

    The Client The BIG Cake Show took place in March 2014. The first year of the three day event was held at Exeter’s Westpoint Arena, one of the largest exhibition venues in the region. The BIG Cake Show was a huge event with the likes of Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Phil Vickery, Mich Turner and many other […]

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  • Chalk & Ward created branding that ensured Mole Country Stores provided an engaging and sympathetic shopping experience for its customers.

    Mole Valley Farmers: Mole Country Stores Branding

    The Client Mole Valley Farmers is the country’s largest agricultural supplier. Adhering closely to their farming co-operative roots, they provide genuine, passionate support to the agricultural and rural community by offering a wide range of services including feed, forage, retail, nutrition and health support. Chalk & Ward Advertising has worked closely with Mole Valley Farmers […]

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  • Hanlons Brewery Branding

    Hanlons Brewery: Branding

    The Client: Hanlons Brewery, formally known as O’Hanlons, is situated within Half Moon Village, Devon. Supplying some of the UK’s favourite ales, such as Yellow Hammer, Port Stout and Firefly Bitter, new owners Jim Bungard and Dan Taylor bought the brewery with an aim to deliver popular ales with distinctive flavours. The Challenge: As new […]

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  • Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre website

    Buckfast Abbey: Conference Centre Website

    The Client Buckfast Abbey is a world renowned, beautiful Church Abbey built by monks in the 1800’s. The Abbey itself is very well known, however, within the Abbey grounds is an impressive conference centre. The audience visiting the Abbey, namely local residents and holiday makers, is very different to the audience appeal of the conference […]

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  • First Edition Books

    Rare & Antique Books: Brand Launch

    THE CLIENT Rare & Antique Books is an online book retailer specialising in collectible modern and children’s First Edition books. Their impressive collection includes authors such as Ian Fleming, C.S Lewis, Rudyard Kipling and classic titles such as Sherlock Holmes and Alice in Wonderland. Since its foundation, the business has gone from strength to strength, […]

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  • Purple Balm Radio Advertising

    Purple Balm: ‘We Understand’ Carer’s Recruitment Radio Campaign

    The Client Purple Balm is a nursing and care provider based in Exeter and Truro. They offer nursing, care and support services across the South West. From 24 hour care to Rapid Response, Purple Balm provide qualified, kind staff to families that need assistance. The Challenge Purple Balm asked us to help them drive their […]

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  • MoleEnergy, Brand

    Mole Valley Farmers: Mole Energy Brand and Literature

    The Client Mole Valley Farmers is the country’s largest agricultural supplier. Adhering closely to their farming co-operative roots, they provide genuine, passionate support to the agricultural and rural community by offering a wide range of services including feed, forage, retail, nutrition and health support. Chalk & Ward Advertising has worked closely with Mole Valley Farmers […]

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  • DS Smith Plc – Brand Guidelines

    DS Smith Plc: Brand Guidelines

    The Client Based in Europe but supplying packaging globally, DS Smith Plc are one of the world’s largest packaging companies. The Challenge DS Smith Plc briefed us to develop a cohesive global branding approach that ensured brand consistency across all DS Smith businesses. Some of the firms within the group had identities inconsistent with corporate brand, so initially […]

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  • SCOMIS – Corporate Identity and Literature

    SCOMIS – Corporate Identity and Literature

    The Challenge: At Chalk & Ward Advertising we worked closely with Scomis, the South West’s largest supplier of IT support to the education sector, to rebrand their business. We designed a new corporate  identity, graphic style and campaign positioning. This was then implemented across all literature and promotional material including, brochure with information sheets, stationery, […]

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  • Francis Clark

    Francis Clark: Marketing Consultancy

    The Client: Francis Clark is the region’s largest accountancy firm, with 7 offices in the south west. With over 90 years of experience, Francis Clark offers a broad range of services. Their professionalism, knowledge and insightful opinion provide long-term relationships with their client base. Francis Clark had grown to a size which required an ongoing […]

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  • Ascot International – National Advertising Campaign

    Ascot International: National Advertising Campaign

    The Client Ascot used to be one of the UK’s highest selling plimsole brands in the 1970s only outperformed by Green Flash. When the large USA brands moved in, the firm found themselves in the high volume/low margin ‘own label’ market. They launched premium brand ‘Azor Shoes’ to counteract this using their London agency. It […]

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  • Glendinning Relaunch & Brochure

    Glendinning – Brand Re-launch and Literature

    The Challenge: Glendinning is the largest independent supplier of quarry and concrete products in the South West. Established over fifty years ago their lorries are a familiar sight on the region’s roads. At Chalk & Ward Advertising we were asked to give their branding a contemporary refresh whilst being sensitive to their proud heritage. After […]

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  • menu selectors design for print

    apetito: Menu Selector Brochures

    The Client apeitito provide tasty, nutricious meals to care homes, private hospitals and local authorities. They, alongside their sister company Wiltshire Farm Foods, also provide food to the public. apetito have been an integral part of the communuity for over 50 years and continue to grow from strength to strength. The Challenge apetito creates and delivers […]

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  • Aidcall Product Advertising Campaign

    Age Concern/Aidcall: Advertising Campaign

    The Client Aidcall are a business that manufactures remote controlled nurse-call systems, sold to hospitals and care homes. The Challenge As part of the Age Concern Group, all the profits go to the charity but commercially-focused competitors sold a product equally effective and similarly functioned but at half the price! Initial discussions found no USP […]

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  • Axminster Power Tools – PPC Campaign

    Axminster Power Tools : PPC Campaign

    The Client Axminster Power Tools have grown from a market town retail store into a market leader in the mail order business. They sell tools and machinery to customers ranging from trade professionals and businesses to amateur DIY and hobby enthusiasts. The Challenge Chalk & Ward Advertising were tasked to create an ongoing PPC Strategy […]

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  • Wiltshire Farm Foods

    Wiltshire Farm Foods: TV Campaign

    The Client Wiltshire Farm Foods manufacture and sell frozen, ready-made meals, predominantly to the elderly or the homebound and are the UK market leader. We found that spend levels had reached an optimum level in the “grey market” titles and national Sunday supplements.  Increasing spend didn’t increase sales proportionately and the market was becoming saturated. […]

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  • Appeal Home Shading – PPC Campaign

    Appeal Home Shading: PPC Campaign

    The Client Appeal Home Shading are a high-end bespoke conservatory blind and window shutter manufacturing and installation company. Their services are offered across England, Scotland and Wales, with show sites predominantly in the south. They offer a bespoke service and a huge selection of quality blinds and window shutters. The Challenge Appeal Home Shading tasked us […]

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  • Chrysalis Courses PPC Campaign

    Chrysalis Courses: PPC Campaign

    The Client Chrysalis are a Not For Profit company who provide fully accredited training courses in counselling, therapy and hypnotherapy. With course venues nationwide, Chrysalis can provide quality support to their service users. Before Pay-Per-Click (PPC) advertising Chrysalis Courses’s primary marketing activity was focused on print advertising. The Challenge Chrysalis tasked Chalk & Ward Advertising to increase the number of […]

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    Careers South West: Website & ‘Unlock You’ Promotional Campaign

    The Client Careers South West boasts over 300 employees and acts as a portal for advice and guidance in employment and career information for 13 year olds +. As well as supporting individuals, Careers South West offers assistance to organisations and businesses, to ensure that they are supporting their staff effectively and to confirm they […]

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  • Chalk & Ward were appointed in 2010 to work with Vospers Motorhouse on the design and production of a major new website for the South West's largest family run dealership.

    Vospers: CMS e-Commerce Website

    The Client Vospers Motorhouse is the South West’s largest independent motor dealership, with a turnover in excess of £350m and some 700 employees. The Challenge: The new Vospers website had to be able to link with multiple data feeds in order to present all live stock of new and used cars. It also needed to […]

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  • Magdalen Chapter Hotel

    Magdalen Chapter Hotel: Offline PR

    The Client The Magdalen Chapter Hotel was recently voted Best City Hotel 2013 by Food and Travel Magazine Readers and “Contemporary Wonderland” in the Alastair Sawday’s Guides. It is situated in the iconic building that was formerly The West of England Eye Hospital. With a leading Chef heading up the theatre kitchen restaurant, a spa […]

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  • Axminster Tools TV Campaign

    Axminster Power Tools: TV Advertising Campaign

    The Client Axminster Tools specialise in hobby and craft woodworking and metalworking tools markets. Based in Axminster, they have a strong reputation nationally and are very well known in their specific circles. Selling a range of products that include; power tools, workshop equipment and finishing supplies, Axminster are used by everyone from the skilled professional […]

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  • Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company Public relations

    Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company: Offline PR

    The Client Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company operate a range of services crossing the south Devon countryside and coastline providing opportunity to explore the area on the historic steam railway runs between Paignton and Kingswear, an inter-connecting network of boats and buses linking areas from Teignmouth all the way down to Salcombe and […]

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  • Careers South West Marketing

    Careers South West: Offline PR Campaign

    The Client With over 300 employees and £12.5 million turnover Careers South West Ltd is the leading provider of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) services in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. In addition to Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay they deliver a range of services across the wider South West including The National Careers Service. The […]

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  • ABode Hotels Design for print

    ABode Hotels: Promotional Literature Design

    The Client: ABode Hotels are a high end chain of boutique hotels incorporating celebrity TV chef Michael Caines’ restaurants. With hotels in vibrant cities including; London, Exeter, Manchester, Glasgow, Canterbury and Chester. They offer a wedding team in house so they are able to provide an upmarket wedding venue, Michael Caines wedding breakfast and beautiful […]

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  • Mole Country Stores, a new way of shopping.

    Mole Valley Farmers: Door Drop Campaign

    The Client: Mole Valley Farmers are the largest agricultural supplier in the UK, with 50 retail stores throughout the country.  Chalk & Ward Advertising manage the entire door drop process, to include creative, media planning and web print procurement.  We work closely alongside the Client’s internal marketing teams to ensure a slick process.  We have […]

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  • Living Homes Door Drop

    Living Homes: Door Drop Campaign

    The Client: Living Homes is an independent  home retailer offering products across Somerset for over 40 years. They provide a friendly service and quality products which include; office, bedroom living and dining furniture, as well as appliances and flooring. Living Homes products and service is a thing of pride for the business and something that […]

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  • Bott Ltd a leading supplier of storage equipment for working environments

    Bott Ltd: Digital Strategy

    The Client Bott Ltd are one of the country’s leading manufacturers of storage systems for workspaces and vehicles. Bott Ltd supply and produce the highest quality systems to improve workspace and efficiency, working with the individual through to fleet managers, from university science laboratories to your local car garage. The Challenge Bott Ltd enlisted Chalk & […]

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  • Appeal Shading SEO Campaign

    Appeal Home Shading: SEO Campaign

    The Client Appeal Home Shading, high-end bespoke conservatory blind and window shutter manufacturers & suppliers. The Challenge Appeal Home Shading tasked Chalk & Ward Advertising’s digital team to increase the number of brochure requests their website achieves through organic traffic, in conjunction with reducing their PPC spend through SEO and improving their website overall. Their […]

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  • MVF Livestock Display Exhibition Stand

    Mole Valley Farmers: Event Design Campaign

    The Client With over 50 stores throughout the country and a turnover of £380m, Mole Valley Farmers are the UK’s largest farming and rural retailer. The Challenge We helped Mole Valley Farmers showcase their MoleCare Animal Health Range of animal health products at The National Livestock Show at The NEC. At the country’s formative livestock […]

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  • Rusty Bike PR Campaign

    The Rusty Bike: PR Campaign

    The Client The Rusty Bike is a pub in Exeter that is one of two, owned by Hamish Lothian, becoming best known for local food (especially game) and ale, their team of dedicated chefs and their ‘farm to plate’ work with agricultural students around the city. The Challenge Chalk & Ward PR were asked by […]

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  • Mole Valley Farmers Corporate Film Animation

    Mole Valley Farmers: Corporate Film

    The Client: Mole Valley Farmers was founded in 1960 by a group of farmers around the South Molton area of Devon.  Not satisfied with the service and ethics provided by input suppliers, Mole Valley Farmers began supplying their own goods including; animal feed, power tools, clothing, footwear and more. The Challenge: Our creative team was […]

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  • Website Development for The BIG Cake Show

    The BIG Cake Show: Website Design & Development

    The Client Devised by MK Events, a company started by Mel Edwards and Kim Vernon, The BIG Cake Show is the biggest cake and baking event ever to come to the South West. Typically hosting Devon based events; MK Events saw a gap in the market in which to bring the growing trend for baking […]

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  • Kirks Insolvency Brand, PR & Digital

    Kirks Insolvency: Brand Launch

    The Client Kirk Hills is a well respected and trusted chartered accountants in Devon and the surrounding areas. Providing business support services including; accountancy, tax and insolvency. The Challenge Chalk & Ward Advertising were briefed by Kirks Hills to develop a new brand, Kirks Insolvency.  We were asked how best to create a brand that […]

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  • Van Guard Radio Campaign

    Van Guard: Radio Production

    The Client: Van Guard design and manufacture van accessories and storage solutions for all makes and models of commercial vans available in today’s marketplace. They invest significantly in design, production and technology in order to respond quickly and efficiently to the needs of their customers. The Challenge: Chalk & Ward Advertising were tasked to generate […]

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  • bradburys website and development

    Bradburys: Advertising, Marketing and Digital Strategy

    The Client Bradburys are a luxury kitchen specialist with showrooms in Bristol and Exeter. Their high-end quality kitchens include German ranges; Alno and Stoneham. The Challenge Since acquiring Bradburys in 2013, Chalk & Ward have been tasked with a variety of Advertising, Marketing, Digital and PR projects across both print and digital platforms. The challenge was […]

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  • Image Tattoo Brand Website

    Image Tattoo: Brand Identity

    The Client Image Tattoo are a new tattoo parlor in Exeter, Devon. Offering unique talent that produces quality, personal tattoos, they also offer discounts for people in the public health and national defence services. The Challenge Chalk & Ward were given the challenge to create an exciting brand to help launch a new tattoo parlour […]

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  • Helmores Estate Agents Door Drop Campaign

    Helmores: Door Drop Design and Distribution

    The Client Helmores is an independent Estate Agent Based in Crediton and is recognised as being the leading agent in the area. They are the oldest established firm in the country dating back to 1699 and have been running for 315 years. The office in Crediton High Street has been extended to accommodate not only […]

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  • teign care and teign housing brand identity

    Teign Housing: Brand Identity

    The Client Teign Housing is a housing association who manages over 3,600 homes across South Devon. This includes rural areas such as Teignmouth, Dawlish and Newton Abbot and as far out as Dartmoor National Park. The Challenge Chalk & Ward Advertising were asked to review the Teign Housing branding in preparation for their 10 year […]

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  • Websites & CMS for Centrax

    Centrax: Responsive Website Design & CMS

    The Client Centrax Gas Turbines manufacture and supply gas turbine-powered generation packages in the 3.9 MW to 66 MW power ranges for all industries including industrial and oil & gas energy markets across the world. Chalk & Ward were appointed to re-design and re-build all three existing Centrax sites (Centrax Gas Turbines, Turbine Components and […]

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  • Hunter Stoves – Developing The Brand

    The Client Based in Devon, Hunter Stoves were the first woodstove company to manufacture in the UK. With a research & development centre in north Cornwall, they produce a range of traditional and contemporary stoves and employ over 100 staff. The Challenge Hunter Stoves have acquired a large portion of the market share over the […]

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  • Brand identity

    Helmores: New Brand Identity

    The Client Helmores, an independent estate agent based in Crediton, Devon, are the longest established such firm in the country dating back to 1699. Chalk & Ward were appointed to work with them in 2013. During the course of the following 12 months we gradually evolved the collateral and marketing pieces introducing new styles and […]

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  • Van Guard: e-Commerce Website

    The Client Established nearly 40 years ago, Van Guard are one of the leading commercial vehicle accessory manufacturers in the UK. Van Guard have vast experience in engineering, ensuring they are at the forefront of innovative van accessory product design. Put simply, “quality commercial kit” is exactly what they offer! The Challenge Van Guard tasked […]

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  • A TV ad that oozed luxury and prestige. The perfect combination for P&O

    P&O Cruises: TV Advertising Campaign

    The Client P&O Cruises first set sail in 1837 and have been a staple of British tourism ever since. With 7 ships, P&O offer cruises to all ages from the UK to a host of destinations. The Challenge This was a self-initiated brief to help the client save money, increase control and manage consistency of […]

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  • Alarmtec Van

    Alarmtec: New Identity

    The Client Alarmtec was established in 1974 and has developed to become one of the country’s leading independent specialist fire and life protection system providers. They approached Chalk and Ward Advertising as they wanted to update their identity and create a solid consistent brand as part of a considered campaign of business growth. The Challenge The […]

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