09 Jul Covid Collaboration
Covid Collaboration – Poppy Design Studio Partner With Pilkington Communications
We are excited to announce a new development here at Poppy Design Studio.
At the start of the year, at a Northants Chamber networking event prior to the COVID19 lock down, we met Jessica and Kim from Northampton based Pilkington Communications. Even though it was a brief meeting, Marie was impressed with Pilkington Communications, who it was clear had the same passion and commitment to put there customers first.
Lock down then hit and we chatted to Jess and Kim on a phone call to continue our talks after hitting it off so well. Having talked through our visions for the future, business ethics and plans, and finding out that Pilkington Communications did share the same visions as us, we made the decision to investigate further.
With the lockdown period preventing us from meeting face to face, we ventured into the world of Zoom to explore working opportunities and begin the start of an exciting new future for two Northamptonshire businesses at either end of the County.
What does this mean for Poppy and their clients?
This means that we refer all copywriting and PR opportunities to our new partners, Pilkington and they refer any design and website enquiries to us here at Poppy Design Studio.
As our clients know, we do not outsource work. Everything we do, is done in house. So when a client needs a service we do not offer from one of own team, we always will try and refer them to a company we trust. We are now able to go that extra mile and work very closely with Pilkington so we are not just referring you to a company we trust, we can do joint meetings if required, we can work closely from either our studio or the Pilkington office. We are putting clients first and offering them more with this exciting partnership.
What do Pilkington have to say?
Jessica Pilkington, Director of Pilkington Communications said “I’ve found through experience that it is a dangerous move to recommend a third-party company to your client if you don’t know and trust them. If it goes wrong we are the ones that look bad – how can you be trusted if your recommendation is poor?
“So, by really getting to know Marie and her team during this period of lockdown, and working together on initial projects, I can be confident that we are equally committed to customer care and great at what we do. We have a similar ethos and this means we can start recommending each other without hesitation.”
Founded in 2015, Pilkington Communications work regionally and nationally across multiple sectors, and it is the unique relationship between their clients and Pilkington Communications that is at the heart of everything they do.
Passionate, dynamic and flexible, their talented team has the expertise across a range of communications disciplines to add demonstrable value and help your organisation truly grow.
Whether it is producing strategic PR plans, creative social media campaigns or compelling digital content, their talented team have the skills to deliver tailored, measurable results across the marketing mix that can help you transform your business.
How The Poppy Design Studio Team Feel
The whole team are really excited about about our collaboration
“We are already working well together, have been recommending each other to our clients and have a very similar outlook and approach to work. Many of our customers ask for help with their website content, blogs and social media. Some also want press coverage and PR campaigns. Now we have a trusted partner and can confidently offer the whole package to all our customers. Let the collaboration continue!“
We’ve been working with Pilkington Communications to redesign their own website during lockdown, complete with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), graphics and a fresh focus on the user experience. In return, Pilkington Communications have written fresh content for our website and will be working with us on the PR campaign for our fifth anniversary.
We look forward to working with Jessica, Kim and the team and are proud to be collaborating with another Northamptonshire business.