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Hybrid mobile apps and why they can change your business

Hybrid mobile apps and why they can change your business

It goes without saying that lots of companies have benefitted from investing in a mobile app for their business. Whether it’s for expanding their eCommerce market reach or simply communicating more effectively with their customers, mobile apps have transformed the digital...

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Some tips on writing web content

Some tips on writing web content

Years and years ago, in the distant pre-internet days, nobody was writing for the web. Because, well, there was no web. 

That meant that a copywriter like me would generally be writing for print, TV or radio. And each of those disciplines had its own writing nuances which you had...

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New Northern Ireland craft beer advertising

New Northern Ireland craft beer advertising

I think every creative team has a hit-list of the types of account they would like to work on. Personally, I’ve always wanted to write some ads that needed a long research trip to several Hawaiian beaches. Unfortunately, gigs like that don’t come up every day. 

But...

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Recaptcha blues...

Recaptcha blues...

Isn't ReCaptcha the most annoying thing on the web? I'm glad you agree! For those reading who don't know what ReCaptcha is, it's those little "Enter this text to prove you're human" boxes:

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Joomla - it makes sense.

Joomla - it makes sense.

As you may have noticed, Joomla is Elm House Creative's CMS of choice.

Why? Well because, as an open source solution to content management, there's nothing better. Joomla straddles that line between developer friendly and user friendly... in other words, it sits between Drupal and...

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Video shoot for the new website

Video shoot for the new website

We were delighted to bring on board the very talented Feilimí O'Connor to shoot our website video recently. His obvious talent was brought to bare on the shoot which can be viewed here:

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The shoot took us to the Belfast Print Workshop which, as you can see,...

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Our Jonny launches new career in album design

Our Jonny launches new career in album design

Well, we knew all along he was a multi-talented, many-faceted and uber-creative chap. But now our Jonny is making a name for himself as an album designer - and getting praise for it too. Take a look at Southern Tenant Folk Union's new album and you'll see what we mean. While the album is getting...

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Shooting in Northern Ireland. Talking about Iceland.

Shooting in Northern Ireland. Talking about Iceland.

So there we were - out on the first of a series of shoots that we're doing at present. And during a lull in the proceedings there was a chance to check messages, send emails, go to the loo - or hear sound man Gerard tell Brian all about shooting Game of Thrones in Iceland, Morocco and various...

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Love this: flicking the finger at the Olympics brand police

Love this: flicking the finger at the Olympics brand police

You may have seen this doing the rounds. Apparently the Olympics brand police are going nuts clamping down on any advertising that references the London Olymp--- sorry, those capital-of-England-sporting-competition-things-happening-in-the-year-between-2011-and-2012. Indeed, a "brand army" is...

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Jeez, Larry Mullen!

Jeez, Larry Mullen!

A couple of years back we made a nice little series of Stamp Out HIV Stigma ads. They now live on in cyberspace and every so often we get feedback, like this just in from a guy in New York. I can just hear him saying it: Comment on Larry Mullen HIV:
"I was first like : Jesus! LARRY! Then: oh...

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Radio ads: recognise this scenario?

Radio ads: recognise this scenario?

Ever wondered what VO guys really think about the clients/agency heads on the other side of the studio window? Well, this little movie from VO guy extrodinaire extrordinare extraordiniaire - from brilliant VO guy Jonathan Kydd captures it all.

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Meet our new client

Meet our new client

Good news. Elm House Creative has been appointed as an advertising and design partner of BBC Northern Ireland. We join three other agencies on a select roster to work for Auntie. Looking forward to getting stuck into some nice work.

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