Welcome

Ribbon Media is a creative and strategic marketing business with 20 years experience in building stronger brands.

MARKETING

MARKETING

Are you happy that all aspects of your marketing are persuading people to choose you rather than your competitors? If you have any doubts, please get in touch

BRAND

BRAND

Are you proud of the way your business looks? – logo, colours, presentation, messaging, copy, images, website. If anything needs a refresh, please call me

COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION

Are you confident that communications are working well throughout your organisation – visual, written and spoken? If you want to make sure, I can help

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DESIGN

DESIGN

Are you planning a new prospectus or company brochure? Are you considering fresh designs for your promotional materials and advertising? If so, I’d be delighted to assist

Testimonials

It has been wonderful having the support and advice of Christine. Her advice on marketing and branding has been invaluable in helping the school to grow and develop. The “Things are happening at St Joseph’s” advertising campaign increased interest in the school, and she has an eye for detail, which was very evident when producing our new prospectuses. The turnaround of the school, following the successful marketing initiatives and a significant rise in pupil numbers, led the College to receive the TES Independent School of the Year award in 2015.

Andy Colpus, Headmaster, St Joseph’s College

Christine achieved a great deal of high profile press coverage for Royal Holloway and she made a valuable contribution to the development of the College’s brand strategy. She is solution-orientated and always quick to take the initiative. Christine worked well with all levels of the organisation, quickly instilling confidence.

Chris Clark, Head of External Relations, Royal Holloway, University of London

Christine is visionary and strategic with an ability to see issues from a wider perspective and put herself in the position of customers and employees. She has been highly influential in taking all aspects of marketing to the next level. She is constructive, creative and innovative and acts as a catalyst for others to also be creative and innovative in pursuit of progress.

David Truslove, CEO, St Joseph’s College

I wanted to say how very delighted I am with the finished prospectus. I am thrilled with the quality, the photos, the text and the way in which it all fits together. What we have is first class. A special thank you to Christine, for her attention to detail and designer’s eye, and for making all those myriad of decisions which have produced such a ‘high quality product’ – not my words, but those of a parent – and words I echo most strongly.

Grace Hope, Head of Prep School, St Joseph’s College

Christine worked closely with us to create our first brochure to promote TiM’s services. It was a very important project for us and we are delighted with the result. Everybody we have shown the brochure to has said it is fantastic. Its success has been down to a combination of not just Christine’s creativity, but also her patience and ability to listen and work with people in order to achieve the best result.

Brenda Baldwin, TiM (Together in Mission)

Christine from Ribbon Media was commissioned to carry out a ‘mystery shopper’ visit to the school on two Open Days and evaluate the whole experience of a prospective parent. It was incredibly useful to receive objective, candid feedback and we particularly appreciated the format of the feedback and the list of definite action points.

Sue Gutierrez, Marketing Manager, The Abbey School, Reading

About

christine-long
Christine Long
Marketing Communications Consultant

I work with businesses and estate agents, schools and charities to review and improve aspects of their marketing communications – visual, written and spoken – to achieve better results.

My expertise lies in helping organisations to their build reputation and performance: increasing visibility and impact, strengthening brand identity, improving customer experience and engaging effectively with target audiences.

All organisations now need to look regularly at the way they communicate.

For example, do you:

  • connect well with the people you are trying to influence?
  • have the right message, which communicates your value?
  • get a positive response and benefit from recommendation?
  • achieve your targets?

I can help you evaluate and improve your performance in all these areas. Marketing communication is an important investment, because it not only opens up new opportunities for growth, it also cuts down on disorganisation and confusion, which translates into wasted time and money.

I have worked successfully with a wide variety of clients, including Porsche Cars GB, Direct Wines, Royal Holloway, University of London and Independent Schools in Berkshire. Building on my experience in the commercial, educational and charitable sectors, I started Ribbon Media in 2010. This combines my creative skills and cross-sector knowledge with consultancy and design services, providing a professional, responsive and timely approach to your marketing needs. From 2012, I worked as a regular consultant with St Joseph’s College, Reading, which has gone on to win the TES Independent School of the Year Award and the Education Business Award for Outstanding Progress.

I am available for long and short-term assignments that range from strategic planning, marketing support and communication reviews, to the design and production of promotional materials. Graphic design includes prospectuses, brochures, newsletters, flyers, posters, internal communications, infographics, advertising, websites, branding and logo design.

Practice areas: marketing, communications, PR, brand development, creative design.

Education: University of Reading: First Class BA (Hons) English and Classics.

Contact

  • Email: christine@ribbonmedia.co.uk
  • Tel: 0118 970 0165
  • Mob: 0792 014 1724

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