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Provoke Brand Communications Ltd
Kern House, Stone Business Park, Brooms Road , Stone, Staffordshire ST15 0TL
We’re in the ideas business
Ideas that are wildly creative, but always carefully considered. At Provoke, we tailor marketing and design solutions for an impressive range of clients, brands and products in the UK and beyond. We specialise in creating insight-driven experiences based on sound strategy, engaging design and compelling content.
We are creative; we are strategic
Provoke’s multi-disciplined team of thinkers, designers and developers has a knack for ideas. Ideas that will get you noticed. Ideas that capture imaginations. Ideas that will generate leads and increase revenue.
Our focus on creative communications is backed up by years of experience and industry insight. Not only are we great at what we do, we have fun doing it. And we’re always completely open – with each other and with you. With a director assigned to every account, there’s no ‘pitch and step back’ mentality here. We’re as dedicated to your success as we are to our own – they are one and the same. Working as an extension of your team, we want to help you find your audience and speak to them in a voice they trust.
Some of the clients we work with
Like you, we’re driven by results
Tell us what you want to achieve and we’ll get there together. That might sound like a grand promise, but we’re not ones to shy away from a challenge. We have worked with some of the most well-known and influential brands worldwide, and we’ve developed a process that ensures we deliver on our promises time and time again.
- Research We always start with a meeting (or a call, depending on where you are in the world) to explore your needs and agree methods of working that will work for everyone. We then enter the discovery phase, during which we take a deep-dive on your business, from your values and unique selling points to your current positioning in the marketplace and your competitors.
- Insight Using what we’ve uncovered in the research phase, we assess the marketplace for opportunities and look further into your customer base and target audience. We’ll create customer personas to understand their needs, wants and behaviours and carry out customer journey mapping. This is the stage where we distil our findings and share our insights with you.
- Strategy We apply our knowledge, insight and experience to develop a creative strategy that will meet – or exceed – your objectives. This includes supplying a clear roadmap of all costs and deliverables, as well as a schedule of project milestones, meetings and deadlines.
- Execution Next we utilise our design and marketing expertise to bring the strategy to life, creating assets from print marketing collateral to social media content to ecommerce websites – whatever it is you need for success. After rigorous checking by our team, these are presented for your reflection and feedback before being deployed.
- Measure We test and measure the outcomes of our work to ensure you’re getting the promised return on your investment. Review milestones are built in through the lifetime of the campaign, project or asset, and we can work with you on an ongoing basis to maximise your business’ potential.
We tell stories that engage
Our small but perfectly formed band of big thinkers create compelling experiences that will unlock the potential of your brand. We bring a fresh perspective to get where you want to be: creating, managing and transforming brands with strategies based on extensive research, insight and experience.
Thinking / Strategy: We pride ourselves on thinking differently, always with your objectives front of mind.
- With expertise based on years of client-side and agency experience, we carry out in-depth market research, customer journey mapping, competitor analysis, staff interviews and focus groups to gather the insight we need. Considering the big picture without losing sight of the finer detail, we develop strategies that deliver a great return on your investment, whether for your overall brand communications, digital or social media. Our holistic approach helps you achieve sustainable business growth.
BRAND STRATEGY / BRAND POSITIONING / USER RESEARCH / CUSTOMER JOURNEY / CONTENT MARKETING /SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY / SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING
Branding: We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach.
- Everything we do is built on considered thinking. We take the time to understand your business and your audience, and use this insight to position or reposition your brand, distil your purpose and values, design a visual identity and set out your tone of voice. We prepare stellar launch strategies and offer guidance on brand guardianship as well as reputational management based on your needs and objectives.
BRAND IDENTITY / BRAND DESIGN / BRAND NAMING / EVENTS BRANDING / EXHIBITION DESIGN
Marketing & PR: We are storytellers at heart, bringing your story to life through content, communications and campaigns.
- We’re not afraid to question the status quo to create a strategy that works for you. Our considered approach involves a process of research, implementation, measurement and adjustment. We are there for you in a crisis and well as shouting from the rooftops about your successes in press releases. We work as an extension of your team, building long-term relationships to deliver a marked return on your marketing investment.
PRODUCT LAUNCH / MARKETING CAMPAIGNS / MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS / BLOGGER OUTREACH / PR / WHITE PAPERS / CONTENT / INBOUND / OUTBOUND / EVENTS MARKETING
Design: We bring creativity backed up by strategic thinking.
- With considerable experience and an impressive track record in art direction and design for print and online advertising, our focus is always user-centric. Whether it’s a presentation, brochure, menu, packaging, poster, HTML email or your logo, we design to connect with your target audience, not just to look good. We aim to get it right first time, for design that will create a lasting impression.
DESIGN DIRECTION / ADVERTISING / MAGAZINE DESIGN / ANNUAL REPORTS / BROCHURES / PACKAGING DESIGN / CORPORATE IDENTITY / PRESENTATIONS / ILLUSTRATION / PHOTOGRAPHY / POINT OF SALE
Digital: We design and build digital solutions that work for you.
- User experience is the core principle of our digital work, developing responsive websites, ecommerce platforms and native applications. We scope, analyse and immerse ourselves in your business to understand your needs and challenges, then build elegant web and mobile user interfaces to address them specifically. We can also help with content management systems, inbound data capture, PPC and SEO.
WEBSITE DESIGN / EMAIL CAMPAIGNS / VIDEO / ANIMATION / UI / UX / DIGITAL ADVERTISING / APP DESIGN / ECOMMERCE