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  • Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by Joel Kyari

Fashionista chooses Ex Nihilo for business rebranding!

A former model and local fashionista Naz who runs a rapidly growing and cutting edge beauty salon on Ilford Lane has become Ex Nihilo's latest customer.

Naz who operates the business with her husband Nads desired a very bespoke rebranding of her flyers, posters, business cards and much more.

She wanted to hire an established creative team to work on her project to meet a tight deadline.  Tired of delays and poor efforts by other local designers she chose Ex Nihilo after a very rigorous vetting and selection process.

Joel Kyari led our design team and produced a set of products that exceeded Naz's expectations. She has confirmed that further business will be directed towards us in the next few weeks.  So keep watching this space.  

Naz said:

"Truly the products created by Ex Nihilo are works of art.  They are prompt, efficient and their work exemplary and worth every penny."

Ex Nihilo have many services that could support your business.

If you would like to discuss our variety of merchandising, and printing options please feel free to make contact by calling 020 8514 0861 - choose option 2 for Ex Nihilo, or email info@ofnothing.co.uk

Our many services include:

  • Web Design Services
  • Printing flyers, posters, window vinyls,business cards and much more
  • Logo and branding development
  • Vehicle signage
  • Shop front signage
  • Door to door flyer distribution service currently charged at £30 per 1000

 


  • Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017 by Wilson Chowdhry

Happy New Year! Now its time for five marketing resolutions that will help your business be prosperous in 2017


It’s a new year, which is an opportunity to refresh, change your perspectives, and make a new start. If you haven’t already drafted your 2017 marketing strategy, look at How to Prepare Your Marketing for 2017. If you have put your B2B marketing strategy in place for the year, there are still several resolutions you can make about the execution of your firm’s strategy.

  1. Look at the Data

It’s a digital age with cookie placement, visitor tracking, engagement metrics, and more. The issue many marketers face is that they are overwhelmed with data coming from every angle and every channel. It’s almost too much data. In 2017, we suggest that marketers resolve to look at the data…the data that matters. What data matters?

This question can have different answers depending on your marketing and sales objectives – but a major metric we consider highly valuable is the number of quality leads. An effective marketing strategy doesn’t just drive a ton of potential customer leads. Rather, an effective B2B strategy drives quality leads from the ideal target market.

This year, resolve not to get lost in the sea of data, but to keep an eye on the important metrics and really LOOK at what they are telling you about your marketing efforts.

  1. Try New Things

We’ve said this before: technology is changing how clients learn about your firm’s services, engage with your firm, and evaluate your services. With the influx of new applications, software, devices, and wearables, it’s important to be open to trying new things, approaches, techniques, and channels. This doesn’t mean jumping on the bandwagon immediately for every new social network, sharing resource, or software tool. It does mean taking a careful look at new technologies and resources and evaluating their fit with your marketing and sales objectives.

Resolve to be open to new channels and technologies this year and set aside time for taking a careful look at how they do (or don’t) apply to your clients, services, and industry. A careful vetting process ensures you can maximize new technologies, while not wasting time on fads or useless tools.

  1. Cut What Doesn’t Work

“We’ve always done that.” This statement should never be the reason that you continue to use a certain channel or specific approach. At Ex Nihilo, we like to try new things, especially tools and channels that have proven to be effective for other marketing agencies. In 2016, we tried several new things and the truth is that only a few things worked (i.e., generated traffic and leads). As a result, we’re filtering out what didn’t work – or we are changing how we handle the implementation of those tools.

In the upcoming 12 months, resolve to cut what has proven to be ineffective. If your quarterly direct mail campaign is no longer generating the rockstar leads it used to, cut it and redirect those resources to other channels that are generating leads.

  1. Be Client-Centric

Many of us are working on complex sales and marketing strategies that have a bunch of moving parts, deadlines, and guidelines for roll-out. Because of this, it can be very easy to forget that the focus should always be the client or prospect. At the center of everything we do should be our clients and prospects. Without them, there won’t be much for us to do.

Over the course of the year, continue to actively evaluate how your B2B marketing efforts are helping your current and potential clients. Before the launch of any major campaign, ask yourself, “Does this provide value for my prospects or clients?”

  1. Track, Measure, Repeat

Consistent tracking and evaluation are essential for gauging the effectiveness of B2B marketing efforts and wisely applying a budget. Even with a hectic schedule, it’s important to take a moment to stop, thoughtfully analyze results, and strategize how to move forward. Even when the metrics look great, you can find helpful insights for your overall marketing strategy.

Make 2017 the year that you set aside time to stop all activities, review your progress, and determine next steps forward.

Need help with your 2017 B2B marketing strategy? Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

 

We have many services that could support your business.

If you would like to discuss our variety of merchandising, and printing options please feel free to make contact by calling 020 8514 0861 - choose option 2 for Ex Nihilo, or email info@ofnothing.co.uk

Our many other services include:

  • Web Design Services
  • Printing flyers, posters, window vinyls,business cards and much more
  • Logo and branding development
  • Vehicle signage
  • Shop front signage
  • Door to door flyer distribution service currently charged at £30 per 1000

 


  • Posted on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 by Wilson Chowdhry

Glitter up Christmas with our designer cards!

Still not too late to buy your own designer Christmas Card from Ex Nihilo.  Join the large number of clients using custom designed cards to share Christmas wishes with clients, whilst highlighting their professional services and products.  The custom of sending Christmas cards is over a hundred years old and has become a must do for the more conscientious and customer focused commercial enterprises.  Ex Nihilo can ensure your Christmas card uses themes and images that either promote your business or focus on the festive period. Get in touch with us to see how we can help you choose the right card for your business.

The Christmas card above was designed by Ex Nihilo for a London based church. We can customize cards and ensure that any logos and other essential marketing messages are included within final designs.


Here is a history of Christmas cards to get you in the festive mood:

 

 

The first Christmas card was created and sent in 1843. A man named John Calcott Horsley printed the first Christmas card for Sir Henry Cole, the friend who had given him the idea.

Sir Henry had the idea of Christmas Cards with his friend John Horsley, who was an artist. They designed the first card and sold them for 1 shilling each. (That is only 5p or 8 cents today(!), but in those days it was worth much much more.) The card had three panels. The outer two panels showed people caring for the poor and in the center panel was a family having a large Christmas dinner! Some people didn't like the card because it showed a child being given a glass of wine! About 1000 (or it might have been less!) were printed and sold. They are now very rare and cost thousands of Pounds or Dollars to buy now!

As printing methods improved, Christmas cards became much more popular and were produced in large numbers from about 1860. In 1870 the cost of sending a post card, and also Christmas cards, dropped to half a penny. This meant even more people were able to send cards.

An engraved card by the artist William Egley, who illustrated some of Charles Dickens's books, is on display in the British Museum. By the early 1900s, the custom had spread over Europe and had become especially popular in Germany.

The first cards usually had pictures of the Nativity scene on them. In late Victorian times, robins (an English bird) and snow-scenes became popular. In those times the postmen were nicknamed 'Robin Postmen' because of the red uniforms they wore. Snow-scenes were popular because they reminded people of the very bad winter that happened in the UK in 1836.

Christmas Cards appeared in the United States of America in the late 1840s, but were very expensive and most people couldn't afford them. It 1875, Louis Prang, a printer who was originally from German but who had also worked on early cards in the UK, started mass producing cards so more people could afford to buy them. Mr Prang's first cards featured flowers, plants, and children. In 1915, John C. Hall and two of his brothers created Hallmark Cards, who are still one of the biggest card makers today!

In the 1910s and 1920s, home made cards became popular. They were often unusual shapes and had things such as foil and ribbon on them. These were usually too delicate to send through the post and were given by hand.

Nowadays, cards have all sorts of pictures on them: jokes, winter pictures, Santa Claus or romantic scenes of life in past times. Charities often sell their own Christmas Cards as a way raising money at Christmas.

Charities also make money from seals or stickers used to seal the card envelopes. This custom started in Denmark in the early 1900s by a postal worker who thought it would be a good way for charities to raise money, as well as making the cards more decorative. It was a great success: over four million were sold in the first year! Soon Sweden and Norway adopted the custom and then it spread all over Europe and to America.

 

 

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  • Posted on Friday, November 18, 2016 by Wilson Chowdhry

OMG massive discount on flyers during Christmas!

Christmas is here again and no-one wants to miss the deadline for gifts and corporate messages. Call Ex Nihilo for information on our many products and services that can help your business grow during this busy season.

In addition to our Christmas seasonal range of products we have many other services that could support your business.

If you would like to discuss our variety of merchandising, and printing options please feel free to make contact by calling 020 8514 0861 - choose option 2 for Ex Nihilo, or email info@ofnothing.co.uk

Our many other services include:

  • Web Design Services
  • Printing flyers, posters, window vinyls,business cards and much more
  • Logo and branding development
  • Vehicle signage
  • Shop front signage
  • Door to door flyer distribution service currently charged at £30 per 1000


 

 

 

 


  • Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Wilson Chowdhry

Christmas Offer: Get 50 Bespoke Corporate Wall Calendars for only £175

Christmas is here again and no-one wants to miss the deadline for gifts and corporate messages. Call Ex Nihilo for information on our many products and services that can help your business grow during this busy season.

In addition to our Christmas seasonal range of products we have many other services that could support your business.

If you would like to discuss our variety of merchandising, and printing options please feel free to make contact by calling 020 8514 0861 - choose option 2 for Ex Nihilo, or email info@ofnothing.co.uk

Our many other services include:

  • Web Design Services
  • Printing flyers, posters, window vinyls,business cards and much more
  • Logo and branding development
  • Vehicle signage
  • Shop front signage
  • Door to door flyer distribution service currently charged at £30 per 1000


  • Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016 by Wilson Chowdhry

Get your corporate Christmas cards form Ex Nihilo

Christmas is here again and no-one wants to miss the deadline for gifts and corporate messages.  Call Ex Nihilo for information on our many products and services that can help your business grow during this busy season.

 In addition to our Christmas seasonal range of products we have many other products and services that could support your business.

 

If you would like to discuss our variety of merchandising, and printing options please feel free to make contact by calling 020 8514 0861 - choose option 2 for Ex Nihilo, or email info@ofnothing.co.uk

Our many other services include:

  • Web Design Services
  • Printing flyers, posters, window vinyls,business cards and much more
  • Logo and branding development
  • Vehicle signage
  • Shop front signange
  • Door to door flyer distribution service currently charged at £30 per 1000

 


  • Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 by Wilson Chowdhry

Publish your books through Ex Nihilo!


Ex Nihilo are proud to announce that we now print and publish books and have already added two new clients to our list of satisfied clients.

Last month the book launch of "Drums Tabs and Numbers" was a huge success a that will revolutionize the way people will learn how to play and develop drum playing.  Author Joseph Ommunuma expressed his delight at the completed publication.  He said "From the proof reading to the design and print of the cover and the banners, flyers and posters I found the work of Ex Nihilo seamless and professional.  Moreover book sales on Amazon have beyond expectation, I could not have been in this position without them.  I thank them for all their help."

We have also published British Pakistani Christian Association's new book "Education, Human Rights Violations in Pakistan and the Scandal involving UNHCR and Christian asylum seekers in Thailand."  This seminal report will be launched in UK parliament today.   

Genocide expert Desmond Fernandes, they lead author for the book, said:

"I give me hearty thanks to Ex Nihilo for printing our book with little notice.  Their ability to apply ISBN numbers quickly and market the book through their huge distribution has enabled us to launch our book effectively.  The even event managed our launch at UK Parliament. I thank them for their endeavour."  Learn more about the book Launch (click here)

 

In addition to our publishing service we have a wonderful range of products and services that could support your business.

If you would like to discuss our variety of merchandising, and printing options especially seasonal gifts. Please feel to make contact by calling 020 8514 0861 - choose option 2 for Ex Nihilo, or email info@ofnothing.co.uk

Our many other services include:

  • Web Design Services
  • Printing flyers, posters, window vinyls, business cards and much more
  • Logo and branding development
  • Vehicle signage
  • Shop front signange
  • Door to door flyer distribution service currently charged at £30 per 1000


 


  • Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2016 by Wilson Chowdhry

Art is intrinsic to cultural and social growth but could it be just what your business needs too?

Art has helped design and develop our culture and society from the beginning of time. Ancient mythology developed out of the artistic nature of our forefathers, the cenotaph in London is an international symbol of hurt that war can bring and  has been a focal point for remembering the dead in World War one and two for as long as I can remember, moreover the statute of Alison Lappert once in Trafalgar Square changed the way that disabled people are viewed in Britain.

However, although flyers, vinyls and business cards could easily be classed as pieces of artwork especially when Ex Nihilo's Joel Kyari has been involved, one of our clients has taken the idea to another level entirely.

To spruce up the inside of his restaurant, instead of installing images of country scenes or sporting events like so many other restaurants, he has created an art-board with a copy of the snazzy menu Ex Nihilo designed for him. The idea for him was to artistically display a menu in a main window so clients could choose what food they want before they enter and what better way to display the menu then in large print?  Besides we added a very attractive border.

Now this may not be everybody's cup of tea, however it serves a very functional role and will no doubt serve his business well.  For us it allows us to use our expertise to create custom made solutions for our clients. We have a wonderful range of services that could support your business.

 

If you would like to discuss our variety of merchandising, and printing options. Please feel to make contact us by calling 020 8514 0861 - choose option 2 for Ex Nihilo, or email info@ofnothing.co.uk

Our many other services include:

  • Web Design Services
  • Printing flyers.posters, window vinyls, business cards and much more
  • Logo/branding development
  • Vehicle signage
  • Shop front signange
  • Door to door flyer distribution service currently charged at £30 per 1000

 


  • Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2016 by Wilson Chowdhry

The pen is mightier then the sword.

Ex Nihilo's Joel Kyari with one of the new pens designed and produced for Walk by Faith.

Walk by Faith Ministries are the first group to have benefited from our extended logoed products service. They recently bought some of our customized pens to distribute whilst reaching out to local communities.  They wanted to provide a gift that was both useful, attractive and would induce retention of the product.  So that the people they were reaching out too would be able to contact them easily whenever their message of hope hit home.

The design of the pen was intentionally simple and our client was extremely pleased with the result.

John Casser, said:

"We wanted a product that was in line with our corporate image and would add value to our regular outreach programmes. These pens fit that purpose and have proven to be a big hit with local people.  Churches like business have to be recognized and effective branding is a sure way to growth.  Ex Nihilo have been a real blessing to our group providing a prompt service and a great set of professional products."

Our pens come on a number of different styles, materials, colours and other choices. Moreover, we have a large number of customized gifts that your business or group could benefit from, such as teddy bears, toys, calendars and cigarette lighters to name but a few.  

If you would like to discuss our variety of merchandising options.  Please feel to make contact us by calling 020 8514 0861 - choose option 2 for Ex Nihilo, or email info@ofnothing.co.uk

Our many other services include:

  • Web Design Services
  • Printing flyers.posters, window vinyls, business cards and much more
  • Logo/branding development
  • Vehicle signage
  • Shop front signange
  • Door to door flyer distribution service currently charged at £30 per 1000
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  • Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2016 by Wilson Chowdhry

Writing your way into people's hearts!

Walk by Faith Ministries based in Harrow are a independent church who outreach every Saturday in Harrow High Street. They approached Ex Nihilo for some gospel inspired marketing for their growing church, after having met us at Christian Resources Exhibition.

Their founder John Casser described their aims and objectives and told us about their calling, with intent to help us with the creative design of suitable marketing tools, for them to reach out to people. 

We were strictly advised not to make the flyer to gimmicky seeking purity in concept, based on scripture and the name of their ministry. 

Trusting in our sound biblical knowledge and spiritual inclination, they asked Ex Nihilo to source biblical verses to meet their chosen message on a flyer of simple design.  Here is what we produced [the back page contains church details]:


 

We also designed polo shirts for their outreach teams which again simply had their logo to create uniformity here is an image:


In the same original order we also designed these collection envelopes utilizing their chosen requirements:


John Casser, Founder of the church, said:

"I chose Ex Nihilo because it was important for me that our Church printing services were conducted by a Christian run organisation. It was important for me that anything we produce for the church was designed by those who are connected spiritually with the aims of our church. Joel and Wilson have done a great job and we feel blessed by it."


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