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As a full-service direct marketing agency, we can create, print, make or deliver anything you want. Take a look at our services, if your requirements are more bespoke please give us a call.

We do... Creative design / Branding / Print / Marketing collateral / Direct marketing / Social media / Website design & development / Direct mail / Copywriting / Exhibitions / Media buying & advertising / Signage & interior graphics / Charities

Creative design

We just love design, especially when it impresses our clients and works for them. Whether it is a full marketing campaign from print through to digital, brand creation, an exhibition stand, or a website; with years’ of experience we will work with you from your initial brief, right through to campaign launch and we’re happy to put the time in too!

  • brand creation
  • brand guidelines and corporate signatures
  • logo design
  • stationary design
  • brochure design
  • direct mail
  • advertising
  • websites
  • digital design
  • exhibition displays
  • banner design and environmental
  • leaflets, flyers, postcard
  • social media assets

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Branding

Understanding the importance of brand equity, corporate branding and how to design it is what we do. We build brand guidelines and style guides to ensure that identities are consistently applied across a range of media, regardless of whoever is creating the collateral where it is used.

Let us encapsulate your organisations’ values and ambitions, providing a visual anchor for your brand. We work with an impressive, national client base and represent international clients too.

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Print

We offer a competitive, punctual service in all types of printing; litho printing, digital printing, die-subliminal printing and web offset, focusing on providing a best quality price fit, between your needs and our proven UK wide network of print industry partners. Whatever your requirements; banners, posters, advertising literature, brochures or large format graphics and building wraps - we offer the same excellent service that guarantees you have your job on time and at the price quoted.

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Marketing collateral

To remain competitive, you need to provide information about your company to employees, investors, existing and potential clients, media, and the general public on an on-going basis. Your company’s success depends on how well you communicate what you have to offer.

Wodehouse specialise in the design and production of such marketing requirements from inception through to completion of your bespoke credentials. This, might comprise of; brochures, newsletters, fact sheets, press releases, and other electronic and printed promotional materials ranging from annual company reports and biographies of key team members.

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Direct marketing

Generating a response from targeted customers is very cost effective and works extremely well if managed correctly. Unlike media advertising, direct marketing enables a company to target particular people with a personalised message. It can be extremely powerful at generating sales, so it is ideal for businesses and charities when combined with specialist data acquisition.

A variety of methods can be used when planning a campaign augmented with direct mail and leafleting but email marketing, telephone marketing, mobile and SMS marketing are also widely used to reach your customers on a one-to-one basis.

A direct marketing campaign with a clear call to action can help you boost your sales to existing customers, increase customer loyalty, recapture old customers and generate new business. We will discuss with you, your direct marketing requirements in a clear and concise way.

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Social media

Passionate about digital marketing and digital creative, we don’t just build websites – we build your brand and business online.

Social media marketing boosts brand engagement; builds awareness and drives traffic. Our team pride themselves on being a valuable extension to your marketing department, to build and maintain your online communities. We provide complete social media management to suit your needs and your budget.  

Let us develop an informed social media strategy just for you; you’d surprised at how relevant social media can be to the future aspirations of your business.

To further enhance our Digital Marketing offering, we work in conjunction with front end associate companies. Working together, we provide clients with carefully planned SEO strategies that combine proven research methods and technical expertise. Online advertising through PPC campaigns will give your business an immediate boost, ensuring you can be seen by as many potential customers as possible complementing longer term SEO strategies. 

Social media may have transformed the way we do business but it has not replaced other forms of marketing altogether. It should be used in conjunction with your existing marketing policy but must have a level of flexibility. Using social media you need to set objectives plan your approach and make sure it dovetails with your overall marketing strategy.

Let Wodehouse show you the way to communicate on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and build real engagement.

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Website design & development

Wodehouse provides effective, stylish and affordable website design, website management and social media marketing. We have built a strong reputation as a Manchester based agency by producing sites which are attractive through exceptional graphics and the use of innovative technology. We create impressive, SEO-friendly websites for brands, products and organisations that want a unique, distinctive, online presence to drive sales and strengthen brand identity. 

Whether you are an individual needing a basic website of a few pages, a large or small business requiring a CMS solution or a custom e-commerce shop, we have the experience to deliver just what you want for your business, on time and within budget.

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Direct mail

For many years Wodehouse has been pivotal in providing reliable, professional fulfilment, bulk mailing, storage and affordable postal cost services to organisations nationwide. We work with blue-chips, charities and public sector organisations carrying out cost effective, high volume direct mail campaigns on time and within budget.

Our aim is to ensure significant postal cost savings for our clients through our negotiations with Royal Mail and Downstream Access delivery organisations - without any compromise whatsoever on delivery. 

Wodehouse is one of ‘the’ preferred direct mail companies with an ever increasing client base offering:

  • Mailing fulfilment
  • Postal cost management & optimisation
  • Print management solutions
  • Personalisation – simplex & duplex
  • Hand fulfilment and packing
  • Poly-wrapping
  • Envelope enclosing
  • Envelope supply & overprinting
  • Data processing
  • List brokering / data acquisition
  • Response handling & data capture
  • Paper enclosing

Our exclusive dependable package - design, print, fulfilment and distribution offloads the need for ‘third party involvement’. Under our control, this timely exercise leaves you with more time to plan other aspects of your marketing activity or indeed to concentrate on managing your core business.

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Copywriting

Wodehouse prides itself on its copywriting skills. Our projects include work with B2C organisations in leisure and travel, construction, education, engineering, retail and consumer finance, and also work in partnership with digital and SEO agencies. Charities benefit through our comprehensive range of services too; through our work, we help clients boost their online profile, improve their search rankings and engage their customers.

Projects we work on include web content, product descriptions, advertising and media content, press releases and technical input. We also help businesses create powerful brand stories and effective content strategies through newsletters and employee advocacy. What makes us different is our uncompromising approach to quality. We genuinely care about giving our clients the very best content, regardless of volume – it is always double-checked submission by talented editors and if we need to change anything, then consider it done.

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Exhibitions

We design and build indoor and outdoor exhibition services for all applications, built in Manchester by our specialist team in our custom built workshop. 

Wodehouse offers purpose built exhibition stands to rival the best in the business. We are extremely proud of our bespoke service, quality and excellence with a high standard for the work we produce.

We understand choosing a supplier for your exhibition can be a difficult and the most important decision in the process. You can be assured that Wodehouse will successfully manage your exhibition requirements, whether it be a modeular pop-up system or a fully bespoke design that needs to be custom built. With a proven track record, we can guarantee you the personal attention you should expect.

Our friendly team are always here to help, whether you’re after information and advice on trade exhibtions, we offer this jargon-free with no obligation. Please do not hesitate to call us with your questions.

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Media buying & advertising

Our tried and tested planning approach to media and advertising services means that we get closer to clients’ decisions; their likes, dislikes, motivations and inspirations. By combining these behavioral insights with the latest technology and media mapping solutions, we can deliver truly effective media campaigns. 

Advertising is one of the most established and effective forms of marketing communication. We can help you reach your audience by planning and executing all aspects of your campaign; from advert conception, design and production through to media space planning, negotiation and buying. 

We have the experience and skills to research, plan and advice on local, regional and national advertising campaigns. We understand the importance not only of traditional published and broadcast media, but also the diversity of direct mail, outdoor poster campaigns, cinema, social media marketing and transport advertising.

We handle the media planning and buying for some of the UK’s biggest companies, creating brand strategies and media communication ideas that are creative, accountable and effective. Offering a full spectrum of digital and traditional media we are totally focused on your engagement rates and your return on investment.

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Charities

We are a direct marketing solutions agency with a difference... We specialise in working with the charity sector.

Wodehouse, over the past few years has been a driving force within the charity community, sharing knowledge and maximising return on investment through specialist donor acquisition. Charities are about real people and real stories; and we know that raising funds is your lifeblood just like any other business. Whether it’s inspiring a first time donation or keeping your long term donors informed, we create strong and eye catching communications that get results - from print to doorstep, web, and email or emerging technology where your message will appear directly to a mobile phone or tablet.

We are an experienced team that is truly passionate about your charity.

Excellent long-term relationships have been developed between Wodehouse and several of the UK's well-known and respected charities including North West Cancer Research, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Muslim Charity UK and many more organisations throughout the country, which are more than happy to provide references.

Contact us directly for references on 0161 875 2487 or email info@whd-comms.co.uk. We provide a complete mailing and fulfilment solutions for charities, to save you time, money, and hassle. 

Magazine and journal mailings for Charities

Do you keep in touch with your donors through a magazine or newsletter? Many charities do, and magazine mailings are a core service provided by Wodehouse. We design, print and distribute these on a regular basis for a host of Charities advising on page set up, positioning, the ASK, the DD mandate and importantly the key message. 

Newsletters are generally designed free of charge for any full service campaign that is booked with us – please quote CMC2017 when enquiring. Some Terms & Conditions do apply.

Direct Mail Fulfilment for Charities 

For charity direct mail is targeted, accountable and cost effective. Wodehouse provides a comprehensive range of direct mail services to charities offering value for money: 

  • Data processing
  • Graphic design
  • Litho or On-demand digital printing
  • Laser printing (sheet-fed and continuous).
  • Inkjet addressing
  • Mechanised envelope enclosing
  • Supply and over printing of envelopes
  • Mechanised poly-wrapping
  • Hand fulfilment
  • UK and International postal services
  • Database Management for Charities
  • Transactional Data

Get the data and insight you need for a successful marketing campaign. Wodehouse can help you with mailing lists, customer insight and database management services.

Business data can decay at over 40% per annum and Consumer data at 30% per annum so it is vital to keep your database clean and up to date.

Why not take advantage of our FREE data quality Audit. The resulting Audit report will tell you exactly what enhancements are possible and importantly, if consumers or companies are no longer at that address - this could save you thousands of pounds in wastage spent on printing, packaging, distribution and postage and improve response rates and the return on your investment.

We have the necessary software in our data processing department that enables us to manage and maintain client data at optimum levels:

  • Database Management
  • Data screening and de-duplication
  • Mort screen and The Bereavement Register
  • MPS, TPS, Electoral Roll
  • Suppression
  • Address Cleaning - PAF / Post coding
  • Royal Mail / DSA Sortation
  • Bespoke Programming

Donation Handling for Charities

We offer a multi-channel donation handling solutions including:

  • Receipt of postal, telephone, email and website donations.
  • Data capture, cleansing and database management.
  • Reconciliation of raffle tickets stubs.
  • Distribution of welcome/donation packs.
  • Banking and thank you – the reconciliation of donations.

Banking and thanking includes receipt of mail, mail sorting and batching, opening, data capture, banking, reconciliation, and archiving. This is followed by the fulfilment of thank you letters sent to the people making the donation to the charity.

On-demand Digital Printing for Charities

At Wodehouse we use the most sophisticated digital printing systems on the market to give you the widest choice in terms of cost effectiveness, speed and flexibility. We can personalise letters (even with integral plastic membership cards attached) to complex personalised mailers, statements, forms and more. We offer a state-of-the art service to meet the most challenging demands.

For greater speed and economy, continuous laser printing is the solution for longer run mailings. We print duplex as well as simplex but without the complexities of joining two machines together. The difference in cost between cut sheet and continuous for duplex printing is truly staggering and the speed of production is equally surprising.

Print Management and Materials Procurement for Charities

As well as handling digital printing ‘in-house’ Wodehouse print management has a wealth of experience of sourcing other print and associated materials so we provide excellent prices and can manage the whole process. We also provide your artwork if required. We regularly procure the following goods on behalf of clients: envelopes, letterheads, identity badges, newsletters, leaflets, brochures, gifts, raffle tickets and promotional materials.

Charity Donations

Wodehouse strongly supports charity and we give generously to several local charities as well as major humanitarian concerns within the Indian sub-continent. We also give substantial discounts to all charities no matter how big or small.

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