Last year was a toughie, we have to admit, very quiet at Conspiracy HQ. It seemed everybody's budgets were low or non existent meaning there weren't many projects on the table. But we kept cracking on!
We've always prided ourselves on being flexible when it comes to charges and costing jobs. If a client has a budget, no matter how big or small, we always endeavour to get the most of out it for them. Whether that means researching a certain paper or binding method to keep costs down but quality high, or suggesting making use of social media as an additional outlet which we all know saves people a lot of money whilst potentially reaching a lot of people, and of course always sourcing at least 3 quotes for printing or technical stuff. That's just how we roll.
But still it would seem people need or want things cheaper. All the same stuff, value, attention, professionalism, knowledge - just cheaper, less money. Or they can get it cheaper elsewhere. And probably quicker. But somebody is doing it cheaper. How is that? Has the whole world gone freelance? Is it just us? Anybody else having these issues? I'd be really interesting to know, and how you're dealing with them.
Over in our 'shop' though, it's been a huge success. Our gift products on NotOnTheHighStreet having been selling like hot cakes and it's a lot of fun coming up with different ideas and seeing how they sell. So far so good, the personalised record label cards and prints have been really popular, as have the doorhangers. Who knows what the rest of the year will bring there, keep a lookout.
Anyway, back to the birthday!
Birthdays are always a good time to reflect and reminisce, looking back over old projects. Whilst doing that recently we came to wonder which projects our clients, friends and fans rate as our best. That's you guys, if you're reading this. Want to tell us where we did our best work? If you're up for it, simply visit our home page and have a look over our work from 2001 to now, the best projects are all there to see. You can then let us know your favourite month here. Just let us know the month and year. Can't wait to hear what you think. We'll be in Byron celebrating with a burger!
Thank you for your support. Peace!