We are an independent, creative marketing consultancy. We have a broad team of experienced people working with us from account handlers, designers and marketing strategists through to illustrators and web developers and we simply love to provide marketing solutions for any sized brief, any sized budget and any kind of obscene and disgustingly short deadline.
We work on the basis that we are only as good as our last job – this helps to keep us on our toes and gives you only the freshest thinking! We promise never to use words like paradigm shift, value proposition and customer centric and we are honest, professional, creative and fun.
Our management team are from a diverse range of backgrounds and offer some of the most creative and strategic marketing brains north of Watford!
Our team are fully focused on providing you with the best, most cost effective way forward for your design, strategy, brand and planning requirements.
Combined with the skill sets from the rest of our multi-talented team, you won’t find a better and more dedicated bunch!
We are a independent creative, design, marketing, print and fulfillment company.
- Our experience takes us into many business sectors including retail, leisure, education, FMCG, IT and healthcare.
- Our approach is to understand your product, your customers, your market and your brand before we even think about design and marketing.
- We pride ourselves on providing innovative results and driven campaigns that are based upon tactical planning, process and segmentation.
- We work on the basis that although creativity may win an account it certainly won’t help keep it.
- We keep it simple and never try to sell clients work that we don’t love ourselves.
- We have had great success through forming long-term client/agency relationships which means that 85% of all Caramba work is through referral or repeat business.
- We go above and beyond to give our clients an exceptional level of service and truly believe that “everything is possible”.
- Promises are always kept (whatever it costs us in agony and overtime!).
At Caramba we like to think that we are totally different from anyone you have ever worked with before...
We want to enjoy what we do and therefore we work in a relaxed and informal environment. We also want you to feel that we are essentially an extension of your marketing team and that stepping into our office is similar to stepping through the front door of a friend’s home.
We are ambitious but not greedy and therefore our price policy means that you pay for only what you use. We are not going to charge you for picking up the phone and are genuinely passionate about helping you and your business with creative solutions that are provided on budget and on time.
We have a genuine belief that “everything is possible” and rarely fail in meeting even the toughest of objectives. We are relaxed when we speak to you, will never pressure or hassle you for “the next job” and most of all want you to enjoy working with us – 70% of our current accounts have been with us for over 10 years – so we must be doing something right!
Being based in the Midlands and not in the “big smoke” offers us huge benefits in terms of location and overheads, which automatically means lower costs for you!
We are fully transparent with our prices and will charge you only what you use us for. In addition, whilst we will always offer advice on design and strategy and will naturally challenge when we feel it necessary, we never lose sight of who is the customer. We work how you want us to, not the other way around.
At Caramba we constantly look at doing things differently. We consistently work hard to deliver more for less (this helps towards better account retention) and would never look to just protect our turnover.
Lastly, we tackle any brief (no matter how big or small) with the same amount of energy and gusto, and work in a way that ensures we consult with you every step of the way.
Regardless of whether you are seeking a design, strategic or planning solution we will give you the most cost effective solution – not the one that makes us the most money.
Wouldn’t it be nice to go into a meeting and feel that the agency you are working with actually understands your brand and your customers? Wouldn’t it be nice to be told how and why a piece of creative works, rather than just being sold great looking design?
Wouldn’t it be nice to write an agency brief and actually receive a visual response that addresses your business issue, rather than passing as an entry for the Cream awards? At Caramba we think about things a little bit harder.
From creative, bold, tactical, subtle, typographical, engaging, promotional, statement lead, alluring, controversial, motivational, stimulating, informative, thought provoking, sexy, corporate, strategic, engrossing, titillating, offer led, inspiring, cutting edge and original - all of our designs have one thing in common, they are created to sell your ideas, products and services - across and medium at anytime!
What do you want?
Product photography? - well, we would use our in-house studio for this. Shots on location? - we would bring lighting, props, models and our own lunch. Image treatment and clipping? Art direction? Make up & Wardrobe? Stylists? Bags of experience? Energy? Enthusiasm? We have it all here ready and waiting for you.
You name a style and we will draw it!
From 3D and technical through to animation, cartoon, conceptual, fashion, line, people, characters, pop, realistic and storyboard we cater for all tastes here.
We can scamp, colour, illustrate and render to suit any and all of your requirements. We can draw by hand, by mouse and combine the latest technologies to speed up the illustration process – giving you what you want, when you want it!
Do you know your HTML from your SEO or your PHP from your DNS?
If not, don’t worry because we do. We can design simple, easy to use websites through to creating and hosting complex and multilayered sites that offer full shopping cart capabilities, live video streaming and full downloadable content.
Marshall McLuhan once said that "the medium is the message"
and if that's the case then are you doing enough to get in-front of the right market, at the right time and at the right price?
Our no-nonsense approach to media buying means that we can offer you a fully integrated communications service across all media platforms at a budget to suit you. We can plan, negotiate and buy into media channels from press and PR through to direct mail, new media, television, radio and even air blimps (if desired!).
We have large format in-house digital printers, we have select suppliers who can print anything on anything, we have production managers who can pull rabbits out of hats with your cost, budget and deadline requirements. we artwork, we quote, we sample and we can even source that white synthetic polyart II paper that you once saw, liked the feel of but can’t remember the name...!
The dirty side of business is so vital in the supply chain process that we manage it ourselves.
With warehouse capabilities offering us over 10,000 square foot storage space, designated couriers providing live POD tracking feeds, same day and over night deliveries plus enough pairs of hands to pick and pack over 900 monthly POS packs we can manage all of your dispatch and delivery requirements.
On Boxing Day 2004, a huge earthquake hit the Indian Ocean. The resulting tsunami caused devastation across Asia. In response, Caramba made a cash donation to the Tsunami appeal through Plan UK.
Important work is ongoing and will need to continue for many years to come. So we at Caramba have made a longer-term commitment, through the sponsorship of a child in the Philippines. Arni Mechaela Poblon, a 10 year old school girl living in a small rural village in Samar West.
Plan UK provides assistance to communities in over 40 of the world's poorest countries In the wake of the tsunami, they were well positioned to provide immediate help and are continuing to provide assistance through long-term community projects.
To learn more or to get involved with the work of Plan UK visit: www.plan-uk.org
If you’ve got something to say, then we want to hear it!
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Mark Bennett 0770 335 0623
112-116 Park Hill Road
0121 684 8485
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Here at Caramba we're delighted to say that we're busier than ever which means that we're constantly on the look out for more people! So if you fancy joining a young, vibrant, full service design agency with huge plans for growth then get in touch.
In return you will be given excellent career prospects, an enviable salary package and the chance to work on some great accounts.
We are always looking for:
- Account Executives / Managers
- Production Executives / Managers
- Web Designers
Send your CV with details of your current salary to Mark Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Junior Web Designer/Developer
Salary (dependant on experience)
Based in Harborne, Caramba is an independent, creative marketing consultancy, with a broad team of experienced people.
Our new media department design simple, easy to use websites right through to creating and hosting complex and multi-layered sites that offer full shopping cart capabilities.
We are now recruiting for a Junior Web Designer / Developer. The position would represent an ideal first job for a new graduate or a next step up the career ladder for someone already employed within the industry.
Technically you will have a good understanding of website & application development, in order to:
- Develop new web applications
- Write code to support, extend and tune existing applications
- Work with external websites
Your skill set will include:
- PHP, MySQL
Some knowledge of the following would be beneficial:
- Codeigniter PHP Framework
- Adobe Photoshop
If you are all of the above and a good team player with a passion for web technology then we want to hear from you!
Please apply by emailing you CV to email@example.com