Gravity Digital

Bondholders bring Festé 2019

Ockhams Razor - Belly of the Whale. Photo Credit: Mark Dawson Photography

Ockhams Razor - Belly of the Whale. Photo Credit: Mark Dawson Photography

An impressive twenty Marketing Derby Bondholders are working together to bring Derby Festé to life again with international performers that will bring surprise and magic to Derby.

Derby Festé 2019 will take place on 27th and 28th September and is produced and presented by Bondholders Déda, Derby LIVE, Derby Theatre and QUAD.

Festé attracts more than 30,000 visitors to the city centre which features international performers that have toured the world in a celebration of outdoor street entertainment including dance, contemporary circus, music and comedy. Performers this year will be arriving from events in USA, Australia, Taiwan, Barcelona, Hong Kong and Germany – to name just a few – before they arrive to a warm welcome in Derby.

Museum of the Moon Photo Credit: Luke Jerram

Museum of the Moon Photo Credit: Luke Jerram

Derby Festé is sponsored by Bondholders Derby City Council, University of Derby, Derby Cathedral Quarter, St Peters Quarter, Foundation Derbyshire and intu Derby.

For the first time this year, organisers of Derby Festé have also joined forces with Bondholder Derby Cathedral to bring ‘Museum of the Moon’ to the city in the run up to and during the city’s popular annual event.

Marketing and promotions have been headed up by Bondholder Gravity Digital Ltd, who developed a new website as part of their sponsorship agreement, they also manage the social media, and other marketing activities working closely with creative Bondholder companies, Future Proof Films, JJ Public Relations , Mercia Image, and Code Print.

For people arriving in the city by train, there is also an exclusive offer that has has been promoted by Bondholder East Midlands Railway and the event is widely covered in the media including Bondholder Derby Telegraph.

Visit Derby has also just run a fabulous family festival break competition where entries were invited form people to win a weekend stay including free tickets to the Festé headline event, a meal for four at Bondholder Annie’s Burger Shack and overnight accommodation with Bondholder The Stay Company.

Fantabulosa 185. Photo Credit: Simon Hadley

Fantabulosa 185. Photo Credit: Simon Hadley

Derby Festé Artistic Director Stephen Munn from Déda said: "Festé is a true partnership of a vast number of organisations and businesses – bringing together a range of committed individuals who work really hard to make the annual event a reality.

"It is this combination of talent and effort that ensures that Festé is always pushing boundaries, bringing the unexpected and unusual to the city and creating unforgettable memories.

"The fact that so many Bondholders are at the heart of the continued success of Derby Festé is testament to the widespread passion for cultural activity in the city and we are also particularly grateful for the input from Arts Council England and the Without Walls Touring Network Partnership."

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BaroloSolo - ile O splash. Photo Credit: Vincent d'Eaubonne

BaroloSolo - ile O splash. Photo Credit: Vincent d'Eaubonne


Gravity Digital Visit Downing Street

Bondholder Gravity Digital has been invited by the Rural Business Group to attend Roundtable at Number 10 Downing Street. The invites comes as a result of the web design and digital marketing agency being a previous winner of the Rural Business Awards for best creative agency.

The Roundtable will be hosted by Niamh Mulholland, Business Relations Manager at the Prime Minister’s Office, and will focus on the challenges that rural businesses face and explore thoughts and ideas about how rural based organisations can address these challenges in order to have a real, sustainable impact on our rural communities - enabling them to not only survive but to thrive.

Anna Price, Co-Founder of the Awards and Rural Business Group said; "Our view is that successful rural communities are underpinned by successful rural enterprise in all its forms. We are delighted to be able to share some of our success with other hard-working rural businesses and give them the opportunity to be heard at the heart of Westminster. We look forward to a constructive and rewarding day."

Debbie Porter, Director of Gravity Digital will be attending on behalf of Gravity Digital said; “We are honoured to have been invited to participate in this Roundtable discussion at Downing Street. Gravity Digital has a number of rural based clients and we are proud to represent them, and ourselves with a forward-thinking group of businesses from all over the country.”

Sharon Stevens-Cash, Director of Gravity Digital added; “At Gravity we are a small firm with two offices, one rural and one urban. The disparity between them on essential business services is really striking and so we are pleased to have been invited to share our experiences with the Government.”

'Blooming' good year for Gravity Digital

Three of Bondholder Gravity Digital’s clients will be attending the three largest horticultural shows in the UK this year. 

Mr Fothergill’s and Griffin Glasshouses exhibited at the RHS Chelsea Flower show and will also exhibit at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show and RHS Hampton Court Flower Show over the next few months.  

Leading UK premium sausage brand HECK will also be at Hampton Court Flower Show too.

Gravity has worked with Griffin, Mr Fothergills and HECK for a number of years helping them to engage with followers through social media and digital marketing support.

Debbie Porter, Director of Gravity Digital said: "We are delighted to be covering Mr Fothergill’s and Griffin Glasshouses’ attendance at these fantastic events bringing the shows to their social media audiences. HECK will also be taking van-loads of delicious treats for visitors at Hampton Court as part of their busy events schedule for the year.

“We love attending these shows and we know they leave a lasting impression on visitors, so for people who aren’t lucky enough to attend in person we take the shows to them. We are really honoured to be working with such strong brands and can’t wait for the summer of flower shows to start.”

As each year proves, it is the busiest time online for clients exhibiting for the duration of the shows as their social media channels explode with photos and posts from enthusiastic visitors.

2018 will be even more exciting with the arrival of a long-awaited summer with The Chelsea Flower Show kicking off just after the nation is in high spirits after the Royal Wedding, for which HECK will be producing a special limited edition Sweet Ginger and American Mustard sausage called ‘The Majestic’.

Under One Roof

Three Marketing Derby Bondholders, Mercia Image, Gravity Digital and Square One Creative have combined their resources along with Simply Uniform to create a Full Service Marketing Agency, specifically for the Education sector.

UNDER ONE ROOF was created after the principles, from each Bondholder, realised they were all targeting the same customers and recognised the opportunity to provide Graphic Design, Web & Digital Media, Print and School Uniforms as one.

Amanda Strong, Mercia Image, said “it just made so much sense! We all kept meeting at Marketing Derby events and realised we were all using our sales resources to target the same people”. Sharon Stevens-Cash, Gravity Digital, continued “the sector is so specialist and, of late, has had to become more business orientated, so there is a lot more opportunity to discuss a full marketing strategy with School and Education Establishment Heads”.

After a lengthy brain storm, over a couple of G & T’s, UNDER ONE ROOF was born. Maggie Lucas, Square One, was charged with developing a brand image and styling which would reflect and appeal to the Education sector, Gravity Digital a website, Mercia Image a brochure and direct mailer and Matthew Harrison, Simply Uniform, an array of promotional products and visuals to enhance the campaign.

The results have shown such promise that UNDER ONE ROOF have now taken a stand at the forthcoming Education Show at the NEC, reportedly the biggest Education show in the country with over 7,000 visitors, 1000+ School Leaders and about the same number of trade buyers.

UNDER ONE ROOF have plans for marketing to other sectors in the future. “The collaboration between the companies offers a hugely more competitive solution to any business” commented Amanda “the savings we make on marketing to a business once, rather than four times, will certainly reflect in cost savings to the clients”.

Gravity Goes Google

2018 marks Bondholder Gravity Digital’s third year since its launch as a result of the merger of two specialist digital marketing and website design agencies. Since launching in 2015 the company now employs six people, has won four awards and works with clients in almost every region in the UK.

Gravity Digital is now proud to announce that they have achieved Google Partner status. Achieving Partner status means that Gravity Digital has been able to demonstrate AdWords skills and expertise, met the Google ad spending requirements across our portfolio of managed clients, delivered client revenue growth, and sustained and grown our client base.

Debbie Porter, Director of Gravity Digital explains; “We have always been recognised for providing our customers with an unrivalled service when managing their AdWords accounts and with this accreditation from Google we can continue to drive targeted groups of customers to websites through Pay Per Click (PPC) activity to complement our search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques.

“We work closely with our clients, and this certification means that we are also considered by Google to be trusted and knowledgeable when it comes to raising the profile of a website.”

Working within the internet industry so many things change on a regular basis and keeping up with the latest developments, algorithm changes and advances in technology are the bread and butter for the team at Gravity Digital.

Gravity is Soaring High

Bondholder Gravity Digital is celebrating after being named the Federation of Small Businesses & Worldpay UK Microbusiness of the Year for the East Midlands.

The five person strong firm will now wait to hear if they will scoop the National Award, when all the regional winners in the UK compete for the prestigious title, at a ceremony on May 10th.

Owned and run by three directors, Debbie Porter, Andy Smith and Sharon Steven-Cash, the company provides a complete suite of digital marketing services for over 100 clients including many household names, as well as SMEs.

The FSB’s Head of Partnerships and Events, Juliette Brown explained why Gravity Digital has received this accolade:

“Congratulations to Gravity Digital on achieving the FSB & Worldpay UK Microbusiness of the Year area award for East Midlands.

"What stood out for the judges was the impressive turnover based upon the excellent retention of high profile clients."

Sharon Stevens-Cash, Director at Gravity Digital, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as the East Midlands’ Microbusiness of the Year.

"We work hard to deliver the very best digital marketing programmes for our clients and for this to be recognised is pretty amazing. We are known for being down to earth and results-centred and this award is a testament to our hard working team and honest ethos.”

Gravity Flying High

Bondholder company Gravity Digital scooped top prize at the Rural Business Awards - the UK's only dedicated national business awards for the rural community. 

The digital marketing agency were the outright winner in their category for Best Creative Business.

Awards co-founder Anna Price said: “Gravity Digital was, we felt, quite simply a very professional and well established creative business with strong rural roots.

"We were very impressed with its down to earth approach, 100 per cent client retention rate, and structured and proactive programme of community and charity-based initiatives benefiting the local area. Well done Gravity - a clear winner in this category.

Debbie Porter, Director of Gravity Digital, said: “It’s amazing, we really didn’t expect to do so well. To be considered the UK’s Best Rural Creative Media Agency is quite something and this will certainly help boost our business.”

We’re obviously absolutely delighted,
and it means the world to us. This award recognises the hard work that all the team have
put in and also a big thanks to our clients, without them we wouldn’t be here.
— Sharon Stevens-Cash, Director

Gravity named national finalist

Debbie, Andy and Sharon from Gravity Digital — use the button below to wish them good luck via Twitter!

Bondholder Gravity Digital has been confirmed as one of only five finalists in the Best Creative or Media-based Business category in the UK's only business awards dedicated to the rural sector, The Rural Business Awards.

Run in partnership with the CLA and supported by MPs from across the UK, the Awards aim to recognise the achievements of businesses that operate in the countryside, work with the rural sector, or both.

We are really pleased that our hard work, honest approach and accountable attitude have been recognised by this prestigious awards scheme
— Sharon Stevens-Cash, Director of Gravity Digital

Gravity Digital, which has an office in rural Bakewell as well as urban Derby, has been selected based on its work with the rural sector, as well as its contribution to the local rural communities.

Rural Business Awards joint founder Jemma Clifford commented: "Gravity Digital caught our attention for several reasons. We felt that their down to earth approach and drive to be accountable was a significant factor in their clients’ satisfaction (they currently have a 100% client retention rate) and this ethos is one that fits well with the rural business community."

Sharon Stevens-Cash, Director of Gravity Digital, said: "We are really pleased that our hard work, honest approach and accountable attitude have been recognised by this prestigious awards scheme and we are looking forward to October’s ceremony to find out if we have made it to the top spot. Gravity Digital is a real team effort and so this accolade is a reward for everyone at the firm."

There are 13 Rural Business Award categories, all of which will result in one winner and one runner-up. One of the category winners will also be picked to be the Rural Business Awards Champion of Champions.