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January 23, 2016

NOA’s big adventure

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NOA¹s Big Adventure
NOAH, the National Open Art Helper, is about to embark on a great adventure.

NOAH (left) will be crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a Pedalo, alongside Anthony Ward Thomas and his colleague James Ketchell.

In February, they will pedal their boat across the Atlantic Ocean in aid of Hampshire Children’s Hospice Naomi House. They will begin their journey in the Canary Islands, setting off on an extremely long and treacherous trip to the West Indies. They hope to reach Antigua between 45 and 55 days at sea.

NOAH is rousing support for the challenge – inviting everyone and anyone who supports National Open Art to donate what they can for this phenomenal adventure and the extremely deserving cause that is Naomi House. NOA have donated the first £1000 and hope that many other contributions, both large and small, will follow!

Visit the dedicated website here, where you can read more about Anthony and James, track their journey and learn about the wonderful cause they’re raising money for.

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January 22, 2016

Celebrating 10 years of Butserfest with a bang and a new website

Following on from our work on Butserfest 2015, we are excited to have been commissioned to work on this year’s festival. 2016 marks Butserfest’s 10th birthday, calling for the event to be the biggest and best yet.

To realise this goal, we are developing some really exciting projects for the festival this year; one being the creation of an all-new website. The fully CMS controlled site follows a more accessible responsive layout and features engaging video content, a comprehensive ‘Info Hub’ and an interactive photo gallery. Geared towards the target youth audience of the festival, the new site is vibrant, bold and entirely shareable on social media.

With promotion of the 2016 event intensifying as the festival draws nearer, this is a great marketing tool with which to showcase all that Butserfest has to offer!

Butserfest is an alcohol and drug-free festival, founded by East Hampshire District Council, following consultation with local young people in East Hampshire, who felt that there was not enough for them to do in the area. Butserfest has grown year-on-year over the last decade and now has a reputation for being the biggest festival of its kind in the country. Butserfest offers a wide range of music including internationally acclaimed acts while also promoting local talent and introducing young and up and coming acts. The festival also offers a wide range of activities and plenty of market and food stalls for people of all ages to enjoy, while promoting an extremely safe environment and a unique festival experience.

Learn more about Butserfest at



December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas from Mzuri Design

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Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from all of us at Mzuri Design!

We have had a busy year here at Mzuri and would like to say a big, big thank you to all our clients, suppliers and friends for being part of it. We love collaborating with you all and look forward to all that 2016 has in store.We hope you enjoy a well-earned break over Christmas and wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.

Our office will be closed for Christmas from 3pm Wednesday 23 December and we’ll be back and raring to go on Monday 4 January. For any urgent matters during this period please email

We are honoured to work with the inspirational team at Harrison’s Fund and to support the work they do.This year in place of sending Christmas cards, we are making a donation to Harrison’s Fund. Harrison’s Fund is a charity dedicated to funding research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and was set up but Alex and Donna Smith shortly after their beautiful son Harrison (pictured above) was diagnosed. Harrison’s Fund has one goal: to get as much money as possible into the hands of the world’s best researchers who are working to find a cure.harisonlog

Merry Christmas all.

Read more about Harrison’s Fund at their website

December 7, 2015

Partnerships & Sole Traders: Signage, Stationery & Promotional Material.

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Partnerships & Sole Traders

Is your business a partnership, or are you registered as a sole trader? We thought it might be handy to have a quick reminder concerning the rules associated with signs, stationery and promotional material for your business.


Stationery & Promotional Material – don’t forget the small print

Partnerships must:
– state on letters, orders, invoices and receipts the names of all partners and the address of the principal office, or otherwise indicate where a list of partners may be inspected if there are too many to list.
– Invoices must state VAT registration number if your business has one.

Sole Traders must:
– include your own name and business address on all business letters, orders and receipts if you are trading under a business name different to your own. This applies to signage too.
– Invoices must state VAT registration number if your business has one.

These guidelines have been taken from the website and are current as of 16/11/2015.

Wondering what rules apply for limited companies? Find out more about those in our post: Limited Companies: Signage, Stationery & Promotional Material.

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December 3, 2015

Is your Christmas campaign all wrapped up?

Christmas Campaign Wrapped Up

As the first windows on advent calendars are eagerly opened, the countdown to Christmas begins.

Just as you might have started sending out your Christmas cards, it’s time to think about your Christmas campaign, or simply adding a bit of festive feeling into your existing marketing activity or key messages. There’s plenty of time to engineer something brilliant, but we all know how the last weeks of the year whizz by!

However you wish to send your message, the Mzuri team are on hand to help you do it perfectly. We’ve got lots of experience in crafting a wide range of seasonal campaigns, from traditional Christmas cards to animated digital marketing and traditional gifts to something out of the ordinary.



Why not get in touch today to discuss how best to spread your bit of Christmas cheer, keep in touch with your clients and contacts or promote your seasonal products and services?




December 1, 2015

Running a Limited Company: Signage, Stationery & Promotional Material

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Do you run a limited company? We thought it might be handy to have a quick reminder concerning the rules associated with signs, stationery and promotional material for your business.

Signage – clear, there and everywhere
You must clearly display a sign that shows your company name at the registered company address and wherever your business operates. However, if you run your business from home, you don’t need to display a sign there.

Any signage needs to be easy to read and visible at all times, even outside of opening hours.


Stationery & Promotional Material – don’t forget the small print
Any company documents, letters and publicity need to include your company’s name.

On business letters, order forms and websites, you must display:

– the company’s registered number
– its registered office address
– where the company is registered (England and Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland)
– the fact that it’s a limited company (you usually do so by spelling out the company’s full name included ‘Limited’ or ‘Ltd’.)

Should you wish to include directors’ names, you need to list all of them.

If you want to show your company’s  share capital (how much the shares were worth when you issued them), you need to say how much is ‘paid up’, (owned by shareholders).

These guidelines have been taken from the website and are current as of 18/11/2015.

Wondering what rules apply for partnerships and sole traders? Find out more about those in our post: Partnerships & Sole Traders: Signage, Stationery & Promotional Material.

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November 18, 2015

November 17, 2015

Welcome to the team John!

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John Russell

Meet John… the latest addition to the growing Mzuri team!

John has worked in the creative industry for over ten years and joins our team as Senior Designer.

John has taken briefs from brands such as LV=, Virgin Holidays, Disney, The NHS and Kuoni, bringing experience in both print and digital formats after working in one of the UK’s top 50 advertising agencies. His passion to push digital projects and keep his finger on the pulse of all things design helps him to deliver effective, emotive and relevant creative work for our clients.


In order to get to know John a little better, we asked him some questions…

What’s your favourite font?
At the moment, Channel 4’s Horseferry.

Where does your design inspiration come from?
The world, and Wired magazine.

Name one piece of design you couldn’t live without.
My glasses.

How would you describe your approach to design?
Simple, concise and engaging, with an element of humour.

What do you get up to outside work?
Dog walking, watching a good film, cooking, eating and children’s entertainment.

We are excited to welcome John to the team and look forward to introducing him to you in person soon.

Connect with John on LinkedIn.
Email John.


October 6, 2015

Festival fun at Butserfest 2015

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Festival fun at Butserfest 2015Butserfest is an established music festival run by East Hampshire District Council. Unlike most festivals, Butserfest, held at annually at Queen Elizabeth Country Park just outside Petersfield, is entirely drug and alcohol free, its central aim being to provide affordable, fun and safe entertainment for young people.

Following a rigorous tendering process we were proud to win the bid to manage and deliver the marketing and promotion element of this huge project in 2015.


Having joined the project team in June, just over two months before the event and over 6 months after work had started on the planning for the 2015 festival, there was a great deal to do in a short amount of time!

In order to get a clear picture of exactly what needed to be achieved we started with a full strategic review of the festival, its history, objectives, audiences, plans for growth and core values. From there we developed a detailed marketing plan, making the most of East Hampshire District Council’s in-house resources and huge network of  contacts and trusted suppliers that has been built up over the years.

Our work covered:

  • Marketing strategy and consultancy
  • Web development
  • Graphic design (for print, digital and promotional items)
  • Brand management
  • Email marketing
  • PR campaigns
  • Social media planning, development and on-going management
  • Advertising
  • Database management and development
  • Audience and stakeholder communications
  • Market research and surveying
  • Individual campaign development and management
  • Street sales and promotions
  • On-the-day support including fieldwork surveying
  • Follow-up PR and on-going brand promotion, building interest in next year


The pace of the project was intense and involved a large number of stakeholders, all working together to make the event a success for the youth of East Hampshire.

On the day itself, we were delighted to volunteer with the East Hampshire District Council team at the event to see first hand how valuable and enjoyable the event is. Butserfest 2015 was a great success and we were very proud to be part of it.

2016 sees the festival’s tenth anniversary and plans are already developing to ensure it will be the biggest and best yet! Watch this space!

For exciting updates, follow Butserfest on Twitter @Butserfest and like them on Facebook.

October 1, 2015

All smiles at The Dental Hygiene Centre, Chichester

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A unique dental service with a new approach to oral care has recently opened its doors in Chichester. This exciting new venture, The Dental Hygiene Centre, is the only dental centre in the locality (and one of only five nationally) dedicated entirely to oral hygiene.

The Dental Hygiene Centre was launched on 12 September with a special open day designed to introduce its services to the locality. These services include oral health check-ups, tooth cleaning and polishing, preventative advice as well as advice on giving up smoking, teeth whitening services and stain removal. The centre also offers a children’s dental hygiene care service which includes tooth polishing and advice on brushing.

The Dental Hygiene Centre, Chichester

Although The Dental Hygiene Centre is owned in conjunction with Grange Dental Surgery (located two doors away) it is unique in that it is not necessary to be a patient of Grange Dental to use The Dental Hygiene Centre’s services. This unusual accessibility allows people to manage their oral care in a more flexible way, enabling them to receive a freshen up or address any concerns that they may have without registering with a Dentists or in between their regular appointments.

The Dental Hygiene Centre, Chichester

We were asked to work on elements of the launch of the Dental Hygiene Centre and were delighted to manage the design, development and installation/implementation of:

Branded signage and exterior privacy measures | A launch event invitation | A new practice flyer | the development implementation and follow up on a highly successful PR campaign to publicise the launch.

In addition we are also currently commencing work on a website for the Centre so watch this space for more updates!

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