Helpline

Becky Charles takes the hassle out of finding the right product or service - you ask the question, she'll provide the answer.

PERFECT TRANSLATION

Q: We are an accessories company based in London and Paris. The Paris office has created a TV ad that we'd like to translate and adapt for use in the UK. Who can help us do that?

A: You should consider giving ViaDigital a call (020 7060 1891). It is a creative production company that specialises in high-quality TV advertising, broadcast and corporate film content and radio ads.

In order to adapt your execution, it can record a fresh voice-over, commission a music score, and organise photography of your UK products if necessary.

It is also happy to write scripts and clear these with the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre. Previous clients include Staples, News International and Nelson.

GARDENING TOOL

Q: We want to promote our latest product in garden centres across the South East. Who can create some innovative point-of-sale work for us?

A: Lexon (020 8330 2900) offers a complete point-of-sale/point-of-purchase package, and can cater to both in-store campaigns or a one-off project.

It can undertake the complete project from the initial design onward, including a full cardboard engineering service. The firm produces high-quality material along with a quick turnaround, and is happy to offer advice on forthcoming campaigns and projects.

A prototyping service is also available and Lexon can send 3-D visuals for your approval, before creating a pre-production mock-up of the unit, so that you can be sure it will suit the required environment.

BROCHURE BUY-IN

Q: We are a supplier of high-end electronic products and want to create a brochure that we can send to potential customers as well as distribute it in stores. Who can design this?

A: Get in touch with Oakwood dc (0117 983 6789). It is an award-winning, top-50 design consultancy with experience across the board.

The services it offers include corporate identity, packaging design, photography, advertising work, website and mobile design, 3-D work, showroom and exhibition design and in-store communications.

It has recently produced a brochure for Hyundai that was distributed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and its other clients include Barbie, BP, Hamleys, Puma, Unilever, Warner Bros, Jaguar and Penguin.

SAY IT WITH CHOCOLATE

Q: We are thinking about what to send our best customers as a thank you for their custom over the past year, and chocolate seems to be a popular choice in the office. Is there anyone who supplies corporate packages?

A: Try contacting Cadbury Gifts Direct (08456 003 113). It offers a comprehensive service for corporate customers, and, as a recognised brand, you can be assured of high-quality chocolate and well-made products.

It is happy to manage the distribution to single or multiple addresses, and offers attractive discounts on bulk orders. It can also supply tailor-made hampers to suit any budget, as well as including your thank-you messages and corporate literature.

- Tel: 020 8267 4305 or email: marketing.helpline@haymarket.com.

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