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Launch are a creative web design and marketing agency. Working with clients of all sizes and in all sectors we understand every brand and project has different values and different audiences. We work accordingly to ensure maximum attention to each and every client. We have a very powerful in house creative team with young, fresh designers led by strong marketing directors and management. Our talent and experience produces creativity that is capable of delivering impressive design work for all businesses and of all sizes. We look at of our client’s entire marketing efforts, suggesting amendments and implement changes with the goal of growing brands, products, services and market share giving a great return on investment and ultimately increased profit for our clients.
Launch are a team of specialists with diverse skills and experiences. From company and product branding to web design, digital and social media experiences, eye-catching product packaging to stunning brochure design. Launch has the ability and the drive to make your brand, product or service stand out making a perfect first impression… and to make it a lasting one!
Launch specialise in brand building. We increase your customer loyalty and sales by researching and ultimately using our creativity to position the way the public view your brand.
Scottish Chambers of Commerce, Booth Welsh, Premiership Experience, Wallace Whittle, ammu, Scottish International Airshow, CDM Scotland, GD Lodge Architects, 3b Construction, Clydeforth Engineers, RMS Switzerland, Tennent Caledonian Breweries, Donald Ross Residential, Ingram Motoring Group, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Kays Curling, Lomond Property, UWS, South Ayrshire Council, DYW Scotland, Crucible Alba, JPY, Lynch Homes, , Frazer Coogans
Booth Welsh, based in Irvine and founded in 1989, now employs 280 engineers and consultants worldwide and is part of a global group. The company deliver cutting edge engineering solutions and with an unparalleled track record in multi-discipline engineering, their teams work across all engineering services & solutions. Booth Welshs’ Integrated Engineering Service allows for fewer interfaces resulting in improved cost and project efficiencies. This unique capability allows the company to consistently provide a flexible and responsive service for clients, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget. Their full range of engineering services can combine to create effective solutions to ensure legislative compliance to meet the demands of today’s dynamic market.
Over the past few months, the team at Launch Digital have been working closely with Booth Welsh on developing a new, interactive, dynamic company website. Launch were keen to get involved in the project and worked with Booth Welsh to develop a website which fully portrays the success of the company and their global achievements. The new website was built with emphasis on design and functionality to provide a great user experience across all devices.
“I recently worked with Launch on a project to create our new company website. The brief was to create a site that showcases our vast range of services within the engineering sector, is visually impactful and reflects who we are as a business. From the initial consultation, Launch were able to understand our vision and create a stunning new website that we can be proud to share. The team worked professionally, efficiently and the whole project ran seamlessly. We have received high praise from our team and clients alike on the site and have seen instant results since it’s launch. I look forward to continuing our relationship with Launch on more exciting projects.”
Rebecca Thomson – Marketing & Comms Coordinator
Tennent Caledonian Breweries and Wallaces TCB offered a ‘One Stop Shop’ for the Scottish licensed trade by distributing a vast range of brands and products to outlets across the country. Launch designed and produced a 40+ page trade brochure each month containing more than 2,000 leading brands and products in beer, cider, wines, spirits and soft drinks. The brochure had to promote exceptional value with market leading pricing and great offers across the full range, flexible ordering with the ability to place orders by telephone or online via the new TennentsDirect.com website and a fast, efficient service.
From the success of this brochure Launch were instructed to design a dedicated wine brochure for La Barrique, booklets for Caledonia Best, corporate stationery for Magners and a marketing and advertising campaign for their new brand Hornsby’s Fruit Cider. Launch were also approached to develop a new brand to incorporate Wallaces Express with merger by new owners Tennent Caledonain Breweries. The new Wallaces TCB brand was created and proved to be very successful for the distribution arm.
“Scotland’s pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants are at the heart of our communities and part of the social fabric of our cities, towns and villages. Throughout our rich history dating back hundreds of years, Tennent’s has been the strongest supporter of Scotland’s licenced trade, and today we re-emphasise that commitment. We’ve listened to our customers and will be placing the iconic Tennent’s name back at the heart of our business. With Wallaces Express trading since 1875 and Tennent’s since 1556, we have a proud shared heritage of serving Scotland’s Independent On-Trade and we look forward to continuing this with the new brand.”
BRIAN CALDER, Chief Executive Tennent Caledonian Breweries.
The Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce highlighted the need for concerted action to tackle the problem of youth unemployment. Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Ayrshire was set up to implement the Commission’s recommendations at a local level. They needed to engage with young people, schools, colleges, universities, employers and local authorities.
DYW and the team at launch recognised the need for the implementation of a marketing campaign in order to achieve their goals. This involved the design and development of a website, email marketing campaigns and print designs. From this DYW gained a fully responsive and attractive website, as well as a suite of marketing materials to be used in on/offline communications.
Launch have since designed each of the annual reports highlighting the amazing statistics and making it fun to read which helps get over the great work DYW Ayrshire are doing.
“I appointed Launch as our Creative Agency after a project brief was developed. It was circulated to a number of agencies but Launch’s creativity stood out resulting in our own unique Ayrshire flair to the DYW brand. I have now worked with Launch for a number of years and they continue to deliver on quality and creativity. I have never been disappointed with any aspect of work I ask them to produce and would have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Claire Baird – Project Executive, DYW Ayrshire
Premiership Experience are an award-winning sports tour and events operator, delivering unrivalled sporting experiences across a variety of domestic and international destinations. The company have been arranging unforgettable experiences for school and clubs across the globe for the past 9 years. The team is made up of a passionate, knowledgable and dynamic team who have created a proven track record of providing outstanding experiences and excellent personal service.
Premiership Experience approached Launch in need of a new, modern, visually engaging website to showcase the quality of the company and the amazing experiences they can provide. The team at Premiership were very specific in the brief for their new site with emphasis for the design and functionality to provide great user experiences across all devices. Launch worked closely with the team to develop a website that is unique and creative, with great use of imagery to portray the high quality level of experiences and tours provided by Premiership.
“Collaborating with ‘Launch’ over the last 12 months to revamp our core digital platform has been an exciting journey and we are delighted with the outcome! Following our initial conversations with David & Lauren, we felt Launch shared a genuine enthusiasm about our business and how they could help us develop our presence domestically and overseas through our website. Their proposal demonstrated a clear understanding of the specific business’ needs and a simple cost structure which was unlike any other proposals we received. Darren & Richard have been first class throughout the process working on the website structure and design itself. Always open to discussing ideas, taking onboard feedback and trying new things which ultimately has taken our website from been good to outstanding (bias of course but I hope everyone shares the same views)!
It is often rare to find a company which tick every box when it comes to these types of projects however we have been very impressed with the attention to detail, professional service and exceptional value of work. I would urge any businesses/individuals within our network considering new digital projects to get in touch with David or Lauren for an open discussion.
Big thanks to all the team at Launch!”
Sam Elliot – Business Development Manager
Scottish Chambers of Commerce is the umbrella organisation for 21 local Chambers of Commerce and has built a reputation as Scotland’s premier voice for business at national and international level. SCC promote the interests of their member companies and help them rise to the challenge, seize the opportunity and succeed in the marketplace.
Scottish Chambers approached Launch to deliver marketing material for their two biggest trips in 2018 and their Global Business Dinner including leaflets, posters, banners, business cards, exhibition stands, booklets and brochures.
The first trip was to London where they would discuss key economic & business topics with Lord Ian Duncan, attend a Business Briefing with senior Directors from the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, attend B2B a connections event hosted by CBRE (the world’s largest real estate services and investment firm) and visit the London Stock Exchange & Royal Bank of Scotland. The second trip is to China with a visit to the Great Wall, Market Awareness Sessions, B2B meetings with Chinese companies and a market introduction from Weber Shandwick at the British Embassy. The Global Business Dinner was held at the St. Andrew’s Old Course Hotel with His Excellency Ambassador Liu Xiaoming giving a Q&A. Launch sponsored the event alongside Eden Mill and Unicorn Property Group.
Launch were tasked with making the events attractive to businesses from all over Scotland, advertising and promoting the events and delivering the marketing material. We worked with language interpreters on the Chinese material to make sure the translation was accurate, used image manipulation to merge Scotland with China and overcame obstacles to deliver all material on budget and on time. Both trips and the dinner were a huge success with delegates attending from a wide range of sectors and areas in Scotland.
Launch have since continued their partnership with SCC delivering corporate stationery, brochures, information campaigns, social media assets and will undertake a full rebrand of the identity and all materials in 2020.
“Creativity, flexibility and responsiveness are just some of the reasons that we choose to work with Launch. Having worked with us on several projects, including our bi-lingual marketing and design material for our China Trade Mission, Launch have consistently stepped up to the plate for us. Put simply, Launch delivers!”
Liz Cameron OBE, Director & CEO – Scottish Chambers of Commerce
CDM (Scotland) Limited was established in 1995 and is now Europe’s complete supplier of safety related services. CDM recognised the need to develop a strategic marketing plan. The campaign developed by Launch involved the creation of a new brand identity as well as the design and build of a modern website to attract new and existing customers. Launch re-branded all the documentation and forms to keep the brand consistent in all aspects of the company.
We designed a stunning new company overview brochure to send to potential clients as a detailed dossier of capabilities. We produced a synchronised, three-fold campaign of social media, email marketing and direct, offline leaflet distribution for the training aspect of the company to promote to local tradesmen and businesses in the construction sector. Launch also took on the role of dealing with the sponsorship of Glasgow Warriors focusing on promoting the partnership through social media, email marketing and programme advertising. CDM has seen increased web traffic volumes and brand recognition from the campaign. As well as brand building the campaign has gained several new projects and the training has now expanded into Glasgow.
“We found the Launch Brand Wheel Session very helpful in defining our company’s offering, it helped us to identify the various services we deliver, how our clients view these services and what they think of CDM Scotland as a whole. Launch forced us out of our comfort zone and enabled us to review our marketing in a more neutral way, enabling us to push ourselves towards where we want to be as a brand with more motivation and excitement.”
Mark Cook, Managing Director – CDM Scotland
“Being able to trust them and rely on that relationship has really been an incredible asset to our organization.”
Launch Digital Ltd handles full-service marketing, web design, and development for a Scotland rugby club, helping them to build their reputation as well as information and membership registration capabilities.
“Being able to trust them and rely on that relationship has really been an incredible asset to our organization.”
Aug 28, 2020
The work executed by Launch Digital Ltd on behalf of their client has exceeded project stakeholder expectations, providing every digital asset and marketing campaign deliverable asked for within budget and timelines. Their team is communicative, professional, and enjoyable to work with at all times.
A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I’m COO for a community rugby club with teams ranging from recreational to semi-professional for both males and females. We are one of the biggest rugby clubs in Scotland and are a nonprofit organization.
What challenge were you trying to address with Launch Digital Ltd?
We originally hired them to design and develop a website for us, and we’ve grown in our involvement together from there.
What was the scope of their involvement?
The first project was to develop both an informational site explaining our organization as well as an e-commerce option where people can pay for gear and membership options. The solution they developed uses membermojo and allows for one-time and monthly payments as well.
Since then, they’ve been really helpful with all of our digital marketing work, particularly in developing our presence on social media. When we’ve launched new teams, they’ve helped to create new logos and handle the marketing of those events as well, as well as various one-off events, games, and other ideas on which we need consultation from a marketing perspective.
What is the team composition?
There have primarily been two people at their company who we’ve dealt with, Dave (Managing Director) and Richie (Creative Director), and they’ve both been absolutely brilliant to work with.
How did you come to work with Launch Digital Ltd?
We started working with them because they were local to our area. It was clear right from the start that they were a good fit for us, and we haven’t looked back since.
How much have you invested with them?
The partnership is a bit unique for us because we are able to compensate them for their work through both advertising space on our grounds, as well as through promoting them as our advertising partner on the social media accounts that they have helped us to develop.
What is the status of this engagement?
We first started working together in February 2017 and have been partnering on a variety of projects with them ever since.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
Our teams catch up on a fortnightly basis, so they let us know frequently what’s been done to the website if there are any more changes that need to be made, and how we’re doing in terms of traffic and other performance metrics that they are targeting. We’ve really appreciated having that regular check-in with them.
How did Launch Digital Ltd perform from a project management standpoint?
Their team has delivered every single time, whether its changes to the website, launching a new website, or running an ad campaign. They deliver on time and within budget every single time and made sure that we know exactly when and how they’re going to do it.
What did you find most impressive about them?
We are consistently impressed by their professionalism, their responsiveness, and their dedication to completing everything that they say they’re going to do when they say they’re going to do it. Being able to trust them and rely on that relationship has really been an incredible asset to our organization.
Are there any areas they could improve?
I honestly don’t think there’s anything they could be doing differently. I can’t speak highly enough of everything they’ve done to support us and help us grow.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Pick up the phone, arrange to meet them, and sit down ready for that conversation. As long as you’re in the room with them, they’ll be able to understand what you want and then deliver on it, and they might even come up with suggestions you haven’t thought of in the process.
"They continue to deliver on quality and creativity."
Launch Digital Ltd is working as a creative agency for a youth employment program. The team oversees the localization and branding of the employment center.
"They continue to deliver on quality and creativity."
Jan 22, 2021
Through a years-long partnership with the employment center, Launch Digital Ltd has proven their wide knowledge in marketing. They have delivered creative outputs that meet not only the set timelines but also the desired outcomes. The client commends the team for their consistent, quality work.
The client submitted this review online.
Please describe your company and your position there.
Developing the Young Workforce is Scotland’s youth employment strategy to better prepare young people for the world of work. The main aim is to reduce youth unemployment levels by 40% by 2021 and this target has been achieved - four years ahead of schedule. 21 Regional Groups have been set up across Scotland to connect employers with education.
DYW Ayrshire is hosted by Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce. The focus going forward is to strengthen partnerships across Ayrshire to sustain and build on this progress. Through a transformation in how employers engage with the education and the skills system, we are improving the work readiness of Ayrshire’s young people.
For what projects/services did your company hire Launch Digital Ltd?
We appointed Launch as our Creative Agency after a project brief was developed. It was circulated to a number of agencies but Launch’s creativity stood out resulting in our own unique Ayrshire flair to the DYW brand.
What were your goals for this project?
We wanted to build our own unique Ayrshire flair to the DYW brand.
How did you select Launch Digital Ltd?
We selected Launch as their creativity stood out beyond the others.
What was the team composition?
We worked closely with the team at launch and they are very patient with us and will work until we are satisfied.
Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?
We have now worked with Launch for a number of years and they continue to deliver on quality and creativity. I have never been disappointed with any aspect of work I ask them to produce and would have no hesitation in recommending them.
How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?
Very effective, they were a phone call away if we needed to make any changes.
What did you find most impressive about this company?
They Launch team are very knowledgeable in creativity and marketing.
Are there any areas for improvement?