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Canterbury Creatives

The digital landscape is always changing

We are a branding, design and digital creative agency partnering with businesses in Canterbury and throughout Kent.
Perhaps we can help your business to navigate a more profitable pathway through the complex marketing environment of 2022?

In an ever changing world –
Look Great - Do More - Get Found

Cutting through all the tech talk and speaking plainly that's what we've been helping businesses do since 2008. We create solutions that enable clients to target and then reach out to new customers, achieve more online and grow their brand.

Branding Identity

Branding & Identity

Well designed brand elements working together to create a uniform and memorable identity for your business. Saved in any format for use online, in print and for anything else you might need.

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Digital Hosting

Digital & Hosting

Easy to use digital tools and functionality with a clean intuitive CMS dashboard. Custom Web Apps that make business easier and faster. GDPR compliant databases, fast & secure servers plus supported, contract free monthly hosting.

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Marketing

SEO & Marketing

Achievable monthly marketing goals with built in reporting and analysis. Easy page updates, blogging and content editing tools. Marketing Apps and Plugins, along with training and support as you need them.

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Look Great...

Designers in Canterbury

Look Great –
Consistent branding, memorable identity

Consistent branding, memorable identity

A business website's home page should catch the attention of the visitor immediately and make a connection by introducing the business brand as a credible and potential solution to the search query (if any) that was made. The business identity both online and off needs to be be strong, concise and professional looking if it is going to attract more of the target audience and generate leads.

Building trust

The great thing about being a compact, full service agency based in Canterbury is that we are able to offer a comprehensive but uniquely bespoke service to local clients at an affordable price. We mainly work with firms providing professional services and consultancies, both sectors in which credibility and trust are paramount.

Demonstrating integrity

We have created branding and identities for many businesses over the years, from start ups through to long established practices and from individuals through to large consultancies. We've even worked with a couple of major public service organisations.

We are happy to lead and coordinate or provide input within a larger, multi team environment.

Tick every box

  • 1. Strong branding working in unison with thoughtful design.
  • 2. Fast, reliable, and secure web pages delivering high quality content that is easily updated by the site owner.
  • 3. A measured strategy that combines SEO with Marketing to encourage brand engagement, ongoing interactions and repeat site visits.

Do More...

Developers in Canterbury

Do More –
Easy CMS updates & built in Web Apps

Easy CMS updates & built in Web Apps

A business website should load quickly, securely and incorporate a modern CMS (Content Management System) that enables you to easily carry out business tasks such as creating a quotation, updating an FAQ, publishing a new post on your blog or simply checking on how many visitors you had last month.

PHP 8 - all the way

All new site builds and onboards incorporate our PHP/Laravel web application framework CMS as standard, allowing us to quickly integrate a wide range of tools from an early stage. Fast page updates, custom Web Apps, analytics reporting and customised databases can be configured and deployed as required with full support and training.

Having the flexibility to create custom solutions allows us to concentrate on helping clients to improve their customer services as well as streamline their marketing systems.

Safe - fast - simple

We take a pragmatic approach to solving clients problems and prefer a minimal, less is more approach when building digital solutions.

In short we try to leave the kitchen sink methodology out of the process and leave in just what is needed to quickly get the job done. This approach makes our CMS tools, Editors and Web Apps clutter free and easy to use.

Get Found...

SEO in Canterbury

Get Found –
Rank higher, target and reach more prospects

Rank higher, then target and reach out to more prospects

A business website must be easily found via multiple channels and touchpoints to survive on today's crammed web. To rank within a search engine's results pages requires the code to be well structured, secure and reasonably fast loading, with naturally written content that has been thoughtfully optimised for the target audience. From a visitors perspective the site's messaging needs to be instantly engaging and useful, giving the reader a good reason to stay and hopefully return.

Too good to be true?

Ranking highly for keywords was once considered as something close to the dark arts and their are still many agencies today whose entire pitch seems to hinge on making your business "Number 1 on Google".

The world of search however is becoming ever more sophisticated with AI (Artificial Intelligence) leading the way in understanding how and why to rank one page above another in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages).

Organically led growth

Authenticity, credibility and reputation are gradually becoming the dominant factor in ranking for keywords and search related phrases, as scams and cyber crime make trust one of the most important ingredients in the marketing mix.

We encourage clients to be honest, realistic and hard working when it comes to working with us to achieve their marketing objectives related to SEO. Having a solid and organically grown online base creates stability upon which more focussed and directed multi-channel campaigns can then be planned.

Sychronicity!

Marketing in Canterbury

Brand, Digital & Marketing, working together to grow your business

Brand, Digital & Marketing, working together to grow your business

Brand (what you are) working with Digital (the internet) and Marketing (targeting your audience) to achieve your business goals (what you want). That's the stripped down version of our mission statement (what we do).

It's easy to become too focussed on one of these three necessities at the expense of the other two. But success depends on all of them working seamlessly together to produce a cohesive result.

The digital desert island

For example a website with no consideration given to SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) has often been compared to an unknown island in the ocean. It doesn't matter how nice it is or what it can offer because no one knows it exists.

A sheep in wolf's clothing

But obsessing over SEO without enough effort paid to creating quality content can lead to a scenario that isn't much better. The site gets lot of visitors yes but no enquiries follow on. People land on a page but can't find what they were looking for. They get tired of scanning a screen for meaningful content only to find the same old keywords, and not much more.

Without a logical path forwards or a way to help them to meet their needs the visitor leaves without looking any further. (referred to as "Bounce Rate").

Just another template?

In the final scenario we have a website with great content (tick) that is also well optimised for search engines (tick), but lacks strong branding and thoughtful design. The layout fails to bring it all together as a unified experience and the visitor is left confused and unconvinced.

A bit like a film set rather than a proper building, the offering or service just doesn't seem credible and no basis is established for growing trust or encouraging the visitor to learn more. They head back to the search results page and the opportunity to make a new contact is once again lost.

Balance is everything

From our experience, a planned and methodical approach to digital growth wins every time. Be realistic, be authentic, put in the work and play the long game.

Shall We Talk?

Shall we talk – Phone, email, video or in person?

We have been providing digital solutions to SME Professional Service Businesses in London, Tunbridge Wells and West Kent since 2008. We moved to beautiful Broadstairs at the end of 2016 and are currently introducing a range of creative and marketing services to businesses in Canterbury, Ashford, Thanet and across East Kent.

HD Create Ltd
Suite 15 Fruitworks Coworking, 77 Stour Street
Canterbury CT1 2NR


Creative branding, design, digital, SEO & Professional Services Marketing in Canterbury and throughout Kent.