2018 has not been without its surprises, including an ongoing guessing game as to whether Spring is truly here or not!
It has been busy at Market Accents as we immersed ourselves in client work and a number of projects and initiatives which are close to our hearts. Between creating international strategic marketing plans and then executing smart strategies, campaigns and website builds, we have not stopped supporting our clients, partners and communities as a strong team, linking expertise, countries and European time zones as we bridged our London and Milan locations with the Maltese connection!
Adding to this our certification as members of WE Connect International, and our marketing and creative work across borders, we are certainly feeling the international pull!
And it could not have come at a better time as we review our markets and operations, and understand the opportunities opening up as a result of Brexit. Over the years we have become part of a growing international community of networks and connections.
We are still supporting the UK Economic Blueprint in various work-streams, including the export and international markets stream. We are now also heavily involved in the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women and Enterprise, where we lead on exports and international connections. On a regular basis, we share knowledge through lectures and webinars, directly through our links with the academia and with our clients. All this - together with our voluntary work on the Malta Business Network (MBN) and the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund - means we are never short of inspiration!
Late last year, Noreen presented a webinar to a global WEConnect International business audience on the use of strategic marketing as a tool to build a sustainable growth plan. The webinar covered strategic topics such as understanding market opportunities, developing the offer in line with customer needs and building capabilities which shape the business tactical plan.
Our Creative Director Gordon has also been busy on the speaker/academic front. When not creatively engaged in client work, Gordon is also active on the speaker circuit on design-related matters and is a design tutor at Istituto Europeo di Design IED Milan. Over the last months in addition to creative design and web-build work for clients, he has been busy delivering brand and strategic talks and lectures to international audiences in Italy, India and Ukraine.
Participating in the Commonwealth Forums
Once again we attended the Commonwealth Forums held during April in London. It was another great opportunity to meet with international contacts, including reconnecting with connection we had made during the 2015 Forums held in Malta.
The Women's Forum was a great step forward towards the an empowered future for women and girls, and there are a number of collaborations and initiatives which we will be taking forward as a result, so watch this space!
CGEF - Celebrating 50 years of Sponsoring Girls Education in Commonwealth Countries
2017-8 is a special year for the Commonwealth Girls Education Fund, as it celebrated 50 years of sponsoring girls education in Commonwealth Countries. Year on year, the CGEF's financially supports around 400 outstanding destitute girls in 32 Commonwealth countries, enabling them to finish their secondary education.
We were proud to support this year's activities which culminated in another fantastic Splendours of the Commonwealth Event on April 10, timed to coincide with CHOGM 2018 which took place a few days later here in London. With design by Gordon and creative marketing input from Noreen, who is also a Trustee, the event was a glittering fabulous event.
If you wish to support our activities please visit the website.
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