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Hi, Merry Christmas!

So here it is, Granny is frantically knitting with a myriad of hallucinogenic colours and Cliff Richard has been resurrected from wherever it is they keep him during the Summer.

Money and time seem to evaporate as you desperately send emails to Amazon trying to find out what happened to all those presents you ordered 2 weeks ago in an attempt to "beat the rush this year". So allow us to present a place of calm, a place where everything makes sense, a place ruled by order and beauty.

Welcome to the REAL DESIGN Studios festive newsletter...Enjoy

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Movember!

CHRISTMAS OPEN / CLOSE TIMES:
The studio is closed from the 20th of December 2014 to the 4th of January 2015
We will have access to studio email (breon@realdesignstudios.co.uk) and will try to deal with every enquiry as we can. If you need to speak with me, please feel free to contact me on my mobile 07941 264 293. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

The Digital Tablet Revolutions
2015 will see continued improvements in digital devices

Dell recently announced the results of its 2014 International Tablet survey of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs). The key findings are that many ITDMs believe tablets in the workplace are good for business, increasing mobility and productivity.

Interestingly, more than half of the UK respondents believed that tablets enabled their workers to be more than 20 per cent more efficient through more convenient access to information or the ability to more easily input information while out in the field.

In the UK, 68 per cent of the ITDMs surveyed said that tablets were part of their mobile device offering for employees. Android was the most used tablet OS by 69 per cent of the respondents' businesses

Support Month

For those businesses who haven't yet adapted tablets, security and data loss, seems to be their biggest concern. With an estimated 24 million UK tablet users, increasing to an estimated 28 million in 2015, can you and your business afford to not make your business tablet ready?

Commissioned by Dell, the 2014 International Tablet Survey was conducted by Harris Poll in summer 2014. There were 150 respondents in the UK.

MacGyver Tip
Shine them shoes!

Quick tip for shining up scuffed shoes in a pinch: Use a damp cloth to wipe away dirt, then apply a small drop of [vegetable] oil to a soft cloth and rub the surface to remove scuff marks.

You can get rid of shoe scuffs using Pledge wax/wood shiner, too

...more from MacGyver in our next newsletter!

MacGyver Tip

Services - What you do all of these? Yes we do!
We do quite a lot of exciting and different services...some might interest you.

Marketing Consultancy - Business Branding - Print & Graphic Design - Website Design & Development - Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) - Viral Campaign Creation - Broadcast Film & Video Productions - SMS/Mobile Marketing - Live HD Video Streaming - Copywriting

Some exciting projects we have be working on
Quick snippet of what we have been up to over the last few months!

Sirius Hull
Sirius asked us to create a new fully responsive, content managed website - consintrating on module for thier news and events along with quick access to thier loans appication process.

Shield Rebrand, New Sites & Print Media
After many years of a brand that was working well, we where asked to update and revie the Shield brands, along with two new responsive site and full print marketing campiagn.

Jobs of the month

Glenbourne - Energy Partnership
Development of new brands is something we crave at REAL. Glenbourne asked us to create a brand that represents their renewable business and ethos, whilst being something abit different.

Probiotic
We were asked to create a label for the a new Probiotic supplement along with a set of 3D renders of the product. We do like unsual projects!

Aqua Shield Rebrand Sirius Hull

For further information on our services please email or call us on 01482 212200

Hot Tips

MAC Hot Tips (Industry Insider Tips)

Cmd(⌘) + Shift + 3 - Take a picture/screenshot of the screen
Cmd(⌘) + Alt + Esc - Open Force Quit dialog box
ALT + 3 - Twitter isn’t twitter without hashtags (#)
ALT + Shift + K - The Apple logo
Cmd(⌘) + Option + Control + Eject - Instantly shut down
Control + D - the Mac's "Delete" key

...HOT, HOT, HOT!

 

Website of the Month
Invoice Generator For Small Businesses

Running a small business has its advantages but it also has its downsides such as not having large cash flows. Keeping costs low is important and that’s why in smaller businesses, one person wears many hats. If one of those hats is the accountant hat, and if you're running a one-person business you may struggle with the simplest things such as creating a professional looking invoice while trying your best to not hire a real accountant.

Invoice To Me is the answer for just such a problem. It gives you a pretty good, printer ink conserving, professional template that you can edit to add your own business name, address, customer details, purchase particulars, and more to. When you’re finished, simply export the file as a PDF and send it (or print and send) to your customer.

Site of the Month

One look at Invoice To Me and you will know how to use it instantly. Every single text field can be edited and replaced with your personal particulars. Each time you open the web app, the template opens with the current date. It’s little things like this that make the app really good. Your invoice can contain as many items as you need. You can add or remove rows from the invoice using the buttons on the left.

Find out more via the website www.invoiceto.me

If you'd like more information on what services we can provide for you and your company, please feel free to give us a call on 01482 21 22 00, 08451 662 901 or via email

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Best Wishes,

Breon & the REAL TEAM
REAL DESIGN

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