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065. Why You Need a Copywriter (Opinion)
065. Why You Need a Copywriter (Opinion) 780 522 Create 8

Why your business needs a copywriter What do copywriters do for businesses in 2019, and why should you consider hiring…

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064. The Nostalgia Design Trend (Opinion)
064. The Nostalgia Design Trend (Opinion) 780 522 Create 8

The rise and rise of nostalgic design Design in every industry is flourishing, and this is largely due to the…

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063. BERT – What we know (Tips)
063. BERT – What we know (Tips) 780 522 Create 8

Does Google’s new algorithm make much of a difference? Google is making significant changes to the way we find what…

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062. Content with Power (Tips)
062. Content with Power (Tips) 780 522 Create 8

How to give your content the clout it deserves? Before we start, we already know that somewhere within the oceans…

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061. The Top 5 Phone Photo Editing Apps (Tips)
061. The Top 5 Phone Photo Editing Apps (Tips) 780 522 Create 8

Need a simple app to edit photos on to go? Under the spotlight of social media, we understand the pressure…

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060. Using Instagram for Your Personal Brand (Tips)
060. Using Instagram for Your Personal Brand (Tips) 780 522 Create 8

Instagram could be the perfect tool With over a fifth of the world currently sharing snippets of their day-to-day life…

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059. The Top 3 Social Media Scheduling Tools (Tips)
059. The Top 3 Social Media Scheduling Tools (Tips) 780 522 Create 8

Which social scheduling software should you use? As the marketing sector becomes more diverse, a hectic schedule means that marketeers…

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058. Is LinkedIn Right for Your Business? (Opinion)
058. Is LinkedIn Right for Your Business? (Opinion) 780 522 Create 8

Is there value in LinkedIn? From the outset, we were always a little sceptical when it came to the use…

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057. Why do You Get 404 Errors? (Tips)
057. Why do You Get 404 Errors? (Tips) 780 522 Create 8

Make sure your links are correct 404 errors occur when a website has been moved or a page on the…

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056. Top 5 WordPress Plugins 2019 (Tips)
056. Top 5 WordPress Plugins 2019 (Tips) 780 522 Create 8

The WordPress Plugins You Need Wordfence Wordfence is the most popular WordPress security plugin. We use this on every one…

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Recruitment Branding
055. How Legitimate is Your Brand? (Opinion)
055. How Legitimate is Your Brand? (Opinion) 780 552 Create 8

Is your brand legit? The simple truth of the matter is when we buy as consumers we are effortlessly pulled…

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054. Does my Website Need an SSL Certificate and What is it? (Tips)
054. Does my Website Need an SSL Certificate and What is it? (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

Why You Should Look for the Website Padlock An SSL certificate (or that little lock you see next to a…

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053. The Evolution of the Chatbot! (Opinion)
053. The Evolution of the Chatbot! (Opinion) 780 522 Create 8

Let’s talk Chatbots, here’s our opinion on the little pop-ups!   In our time working as designers and marketeers it’s…

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052. The UK Food Industry Packaging Rule Book (Tips)
052. The UK Food Industry Packaging Rule Book (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

Packaging rules are put in place for a reason, make sure you stick to them.   Every now and then…

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051. Our Thoughts on Eco-Packaging (Opinion)
051. Our Thoughts on Eco-Packaging (Opinion) 780 552 Create 8

Eco-Packaging, what are we doing to help out? During our day-to-day work as an agency, we tend to operate within…

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050. Remember, Fish Can’t Give You the Middle Finger… Except Fish Fingers (Opinion)
050. Remember, Fish Can’t Give You the Middle Finger… Except Fish Fingers (Opinion) 780 552 Create 8

Thinking outside and inside the box, why packaging needs to be eco-friendly.   Over the past decade, the items we…

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049. Pete completes Tough Mudder for Manchester Mind
049. Pete completes Tough Mudder for Manchester Mind 780 552 Create 8

Mud, 16km Run, Electric Shocks, High Walls, Skips full of Ice, but 100% worth it!   Pete here, just a…

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Products for the global market
048. Designing Products for the Global Market (Tips)
048. Designing Products for the Global Market (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

Going global, is your business prepared in advance?   We understand as a business in its infancy sometimes looking at…

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designing a website
047. Should I be Designing my Own Website? (Opinion)
047. Should I be Designing my Own Website? (Opinion) 780 552 Create 8

Designing your own website, or hiring a web designer to do it for you This happens to be one of…

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outsourcing design
046. The Positives and Negatives of Outsourcing! (Opinion)
046. The Positives and Negatives of Outsourcing! (Opinion) 780 552 Create 8

What is Outsourcing, is it good for your business? We’ve written about the positives and negatives of outsourcing work As…

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045. Localising your Marketing, Does it Work? (Opinion)
045. Localising your Marketing, Does it Work? (Opinion) 780 552 Create 8

As a business, should you be wearing your city on your sleeve? As a business based in Greater Manchester, the…

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044. Is Email Marketing the Best Use of Your Budget? (Opinion)
044. Is Email Marketing the Best Use of Your Budget? (Opinion) 780 552 Create 8

Are unread emails really the best use of your marketing budget? With digital marketing becoming the leading investment for flourishing…

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Google My Business
043. Why using Google My Business is Important (Tips)
043. Why using Google My Business is Important (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

Why, what and how is Google My Business Important? First of all, why wouldn’t you set up Google My Business,…

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042. How to Write a Branding Brief (Tips)
042. How to Write a Branding Brief (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

How to write a branding brief for a designer It’s important for your designer to fully understand your business inside…

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041. Photography Workshop Taster Sessions with Adventure Lumiere – August
041. Photography Workshop Taster Sessions with Adventure Lumiere – August 780 552 Create 8

4 weeks, 4 workshops with industry professionals in all fields of photography These 4 workshops offer a chance to gain…

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Stockport Business Awards
040. We’ve Been Shortlisted for the Stockport Business Awards
040. We’ve Been Shortlisted for the Stockport Business Awards 780 552 Create 8

We’ve been shortlisted for Best Creative / Digital Agency! Woah. This is more of a personal blog post from us…

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Social Media Stockport
039. How to Get the Most Out of Your Social Media Presence (Opinion)
039. How to Get the Most Out of Your Social Media Presence (Opinion) 780 552 Create 8

How to get the most out of your social media presence   We find it remarkable that here we sit,…

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038. How eCommerce Revolutionised the Resale Market (Opinion)
038. How eCommerce Revolutionised the Resale Market (Opinion) 780 552 Create 8

eCommerce and the resale market, what are the possibilities? Firstly I would like us to play a symphony into the…

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ECommerce Stockport
037. The Mystique of eCommerce (Opinion)
037. The Mystique of eCommerce (Opinion) 780 552 Create 8

The Mystique of eCommerce Since the insurgence of the internet it has become increasingly evident that we are so desperate…

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Video Podcast
036. Did Video Kill the Radio Star, or Has Radio Finally Begun its Fight Back? (Opinion)
036. Did Video Kill the Radio Star, or Has Radio Finally Begun its Fight Back? (Opinion) 780 552 Create 8

Did video kill the radio star, or has radio finally begun its fight back? The year was 1980 and a…

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Social Media Tips
035. Websites – Should You Integrate Your Social Media with Your Website? (Tips)
035. Websites – Should You Integrate Your Social Media with Your Website? (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

Integrating Social Media with your website Should you integrate your social media with your website? Integrating your social media always…

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Print Design Manchester
034. Printing – Check Before You Wreck! (Tips)
034. Printing – Check Before You Wreck! (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

In the digital world, one of the most important features of any task is to check that all documents have…

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Tips on Packaging Design
033. Improving Your Company Brochures (Tips)
033. Improving Your Company Brochures (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

When you’re thinking about how to design a brochure, start by asking clients why they think that they need a…

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Web Design Trends 2019
032. Web Design Trends for 2019 with Sam (Interview)
032. Web Design Trends for 2019 with Sam (Interview) 780 552 Create 8

We sat down with Sam, one of Create 8’s web developers to discuss his trends for Web Design in 2019.…

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Tips for Marketing
031. Packaging – How to Make Your Packaging Stand Out! (Tips)
031. Packaging – How to Make Your Packaging Stand Out! (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

When it comes to branding your product, the packaging of your final design speaks volumes about the overall perception of…

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Illustration Tips 2019
030. Illustration Tips, Tricks and Advice with Sami (Interview)
030. Illustration Tips, Tricks and Advice with Sami (Interview) 780 552 Create 8

We interviewed our in-house illustrator designer Sami, to discuss all things illustration.   What advice would you give someone considering…

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Event Artwork Interview
029. Talking Events with Mike Stewardson, Thirty Two (Interview)
029. Talking Events with Mike Stewardson, Thirty Two (Interview) 780 552 Create 8

We sat down with Mike Stewardson from Thirty Two to discuss his top tips on running events, event artwork and…

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Tips for Web Design
028. Sizes for Social Media – June 2019 (Tips)
028. Sizes for Social Media – June 2019 (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

In 2019, few aspects are as important to the overall success of a business as the company’s social media use.…

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Printing Advice
027. Printing Tips with Martin from Fine Print, Stockport (Interview)
027. Printing Tips with Martin from Fine Print, Stockport (Interview) 780 552 Create 8

We managed to get Martin Livingstone from Fine Print in Stockport to talk to us about his tips to do…

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Influencer Marketing Advice
026. Influencer Marketing – Fad or For Real? (Opinion)
026. Influencer Marketing – Fad or For Real? (Opinion) 1024 680 Create 8

Influencer Marketing – Fad or For Real? As of late the spotlight has been pointed with increased scrutiny, right in…

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CMYK and RGB
025. The Difference Between CMYK and RGB (Tips)
025. The Difference Between CMYK and RGB (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

If you are designing anything in colour, you should be familiar with the two most common colour models: RGB and…

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Create 8 Interview
024. Chatting About Create 8 with Pete (Interview)
024. Chatting About Create 8 with Pete (Interview) 780 552 Create 8

In this interview, we’ve delved a bit further into the background of Create 8. We’ve spoken to Pete, one of…

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Nightclub Poster Design
023. How Important is Event/Festival Branding? (Tips)
023. How Important is Event/Festival Branding? (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

Through the power of distinctive and dynamic design, many businesses can harness the immense potential of event branding – but…

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Website Security Advice
022. Chatting Security with Alex (Interview)
022. Chatting Security with Alex (Interview) 1024 682 Create 8

We asked Alex about four quick questions to give you some security tips! Internet Security Tips 2019 How can you…

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Web Design Stockport
021. Why is Your Company Not Selling Online? (Tips)
021. Why is Your Company Not Selling Online? (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

In modern times, one of the key elements to the success of any business is the prevalence of eCommerce. With…

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Branding Designer Tips
020. Tips on Becoming a Junior Designer with Luke (Interview)
020. Tips on Becoming a Junior Designer with Luke (Interview) 1024 682 Create 8

We spoke to Luke about his tips on becoming a Junior Designer. Becoming a Junior Designer What advice would you…

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Nightclub Designer
019. How to Brand Your Event (Tips)
019. How to Brand Your Event (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

One of the most fundamental elements of any success story in the modern world rests with not just the logistics…

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Web Developer Manchester
018. Sam, Our New Web Developer (Get to Know)
018. Sam, Our New Web Developer (Get to Know) 780 552 Create 8

We’ve interviewed our newest team member, Sam Morris, to ask him about his web design style. Sam is a Web…

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Blog Freelancer
017. What’s the Difference Between a Freelancer and an Agency? (Tips)
017. What’s the Difference Between a Freelancer and an Agency? (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

So, you’re looking to create some new logos and branding for your company but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t…

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Branding your company
016. How to Correctly Brand my Company (Tips)
016. How to Correctly Brand my Company (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

When we talk about a company’s brand, what we are really talking about is the company identity that they wish…

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Why are people leaving my website
015. How to Improve Your Website Google Rankings (Tips)
015. How to Improve Your Website Google Rankings (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

A staggering 75% of people never click onto page two of Google after they have entered some keywords into the…

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Luke Heaps Designer
014. Luke, Our Junior Designer with an Eye for Branding! (Get to Know)
014. Luke, Our Junior Designer with an Eye for Branding! (Get to Know) 780 552 Create 8

We’ve caught up with our Luke, our new Graphic Designer, for a chat about himself. What’s your background before joining…

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Alex get to know
013. Alex, Our Head of All Things Web (Get to Know)
013. Alex, Our Head of All Things Web (Get to Know) 780 552 Create 8

We’ve caught up with Alex, our Web Designer, for a chat about himself.   What’s your background before joining Create…

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why are people leaving my website
012. Top Reasons Why People are Leaving Your Website (Tips)
012. Top Reasons Why People are Leaving Your Website (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but unfortunately, everyone judges your website by its homepage.…

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Controversial Marketing
011. How Can You Spot a Controversial Marketing Campaign (Tips)
011. How Can You Spot a Controversial Marketing Campaign (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

It is no secret that companies have used shock tactics in their advertising campaigns for years. The idea is, by…

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Branding is it important
010. Why Is Branding Important? (Tips)
010. Why Is Branding Important? (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

Branding is much more than simply getting your name out there, it also lets people know what to expect from…

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Web Design Stockport
009. What are the Key Elements to Great Website Design (Tips)
009. What are the Key Elements to Great Website Design (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

Website design has been developed into a fine art over the years. Website Developers understand what makes a particular site…

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Xero blog post
008. Xero to Hero! (Update)
008. Xero to Hero! (Update) 780 552 Create 8

We’ve Improved Our Accounts System Another important step for our creative journey! We have now implemented a new accountancy system…

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Get to know pete
007. Pete, Head of Design and Project Manager (Get to Know)
007. Pete, Head of Design and Project Manager (Get to Know) 780 552 Create 8

What’s your background before joining Create 8? It’s an odd one really when I was 18 I started off running…

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Designing Illustrations
006. Sami, Designer and Illustrator (Get to Know)
006. Sami, Designer and Illustrator (Get to Know) 780 552 Create 8

What’s your background before joining Create 8? Before I started at Create 8 I was completing my Illustration degree, focusing…

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Tough Mudder Photos
005. Pete Completes Tough Mudder for Mind Manchester (Update)
005. Pete Completes Tough Mudder for Mind Manchester (Update) 780 552 Create 8

Credit Tough Mudder After two months preparation, Pete managed to complete the Tough Mudder challenge whilst raising money for the…

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SEO Business
004. How to Set Up Your Business (Tips)
004. How to Set Up Your Business (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

Before you start anything Woah slow down… Before starting anything you need to look at your business plan, is it…

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Improving your company
003. How Your Company Can Save Time, Money and Reduce Paper Waste (Tips)
003. How Your Company Can Save Time, Money and Reduce Paper Waste (Tips) 780 552 Create 8

Cluttered desks at Create 8 – 1 year ago Go back a year in our Manchester based design studio and…

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Engineering Company Website
002. We Launch the new Beta Power Website!
002. We Launch the new Beta Power Website! 780 552 Create 8

We’ve taken Beta Power to the next level! Completely redesigning their website from the ground upwards. The organised pages of…

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Charity Image
001. Charity Night Designs in Aid of Solving Kids’ Cancer
001. Charity Night Designs in Aid of Solving Kids’ Cancer 780 552 Create 8

In May of 2016, Sami drove her pregnant friend and then housemate Imogen to the local hospital as she wasn’t…

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