If we have designed your website, helped with your marketing, PR and SEO or advised you at one of our #ShakeItHUB help sessions, please feel free to tweet using #thankitUP and we’ll re-tweet and help spread the word about your business!
We went to Shake it Up Creative with a brief to create a visual and overall look and feel for a programme we were designing that needed to speak to two very different audiences simultaneously: education and industry.
I talked through the programme with Meg and gave her some ideas of what we wanted to achieve with the visuals and she quickly came back with three words that perfectly articulated the project which we decided to use as the basis for all of our social media and print designs.
Working with the Shake it Up team is a refreshingly easy process; they listen, create and adapt, responding really quickly to emails and requests.
We’re really pleased with the visuals for this particular programme and since they were launched, we’ve had great engagement via social media, had our campaign shared with national bodies as examples of innovation and met our targets for the programme.
Sarah Freeman, Head of Project Delivery, always possible
Shake It Up have gone above and beyond supporting Worthing Samaritans with our 50th Anniversary celebrations & significantly raising awareness!! Rachael and Meg are an absolute pleasure to work with and we would thoroughly recommend them.
Carol Collis, Worthing Samaritans
Worthing Samaritans engaged Shake It Up Creative to handle our publicity needs for our 50th anniversary year. We had planned a number of events throughout the year, and were delighted with the extent of coverage received. Articles appeared in many local papers and print publications, with coverage on local radio, and our Twitter activity was taken to a new level, with a consequent increase in re-tweets and likes. They obtained great deals on printing and increased our profile in the business community. We were impressed with the way Meg and Rachael came alongside us and understood our mission and purpose. We would recommend Shake It Up to any organisation that wants a professional, approachable PR team to upgrade their promotional acivities.
Our contract with Shake It Up has now come to an end but we intend to use them for ad hoc work as the need arises, and will certainly go to them again in future.
Patrick Woodward, Worthing Samaritans
I really can’t say enough good things about you. You took so much trouble to get everything just the way I wanted it. You were always available with quick replies to my questions and went way above and beyond what anyone would expect. This is the second website you have built for me, are very fairly priced and I will be using you for my next website shortly. You are professional, affordable and a real pleasure to work with. Thank you.
With a view to re-branding Sussex Communications with the complete package of logo, website and stationary we attended the Worthing & Adur Chamber of commerce business event. We met several companies that day and we asked three to visit us and discuss our requirements. Shake It Up Creative were the clearest and most innovative with their ideas as to how to take us forward. Meg and Rachael work as great team and explained everything they were doing during the build of our new re-brand. They have been patience with us on the more technical side and have worked with us on building a new social media presence. Always ready to answer questions promptly their customer service is excellent. We really feel they wanted to work with us and we were not just another job.
Sharon, Director, Sussex Communications
Was great working with SIUC. After a very negative experience with another company, this was easy and enjoyable, and the work they did is great.
Dr. Scott McLean, Explore History Ltd
Shake it up Creative are a fantastic company to work with. Rachael has always given lots of her time, going above and beyond to really understand the project and the people behind it. Working with Shake it up Creative was a key reason we were successful in winning the People’s Projects, with Rachael securing a lot of exposure in local press and being the driving force behind a new support group for invisible disabilities on Facebook. They are open to new ideas and I would definitely recommend them for a creative company.
Jessica Cheetham, Producer, Root Experience
I whole-heartedly recommend Shake It Up Creative! Meg and Rachael make a great team and help you really feel like you’re part of the creative process. When I needed clarification or support or had questions in an area related to the work they were doing – they always responded promptly, thoroughly and professionally. They were a joy to work with!
Jodi, World Tree Coaching
Meg and Rachael are fantastic to work with. Professional, clear, communicative and efficient. The work that they did on my website is great and has really improved the functionality of the site.
Emily, Zola Amour
I am delighted with our new website, it’s brilliant! It will help many older or lonely people to find out about us, and consequently lead happier healthier lives.
Udita Everett, Sing For Better Health
Shake It Up Creative give a first rate service. It was tailored to me. Meg even put up with my ‘swirls’! They are helpful and friendly, no time pressure was applied, and the end result was perfect.
Karen Rainford, Dressing Rooms
Ladies you were superb. The service you provided was efficient and delivered in a transparent, clear manner. It has been refreshing working with you both!
Georgia Alston, Pinks Vintage Ice Cream Vans
Working with Shake It Up Creative to develop our website was a great experience. We work with people who are living with the effects of brain injury, so we needed to ensure that our website was fit for purpose, looked good and was easy to find and navigate.
Rachael listened to us and went to one of our support groups to find out what people needed from our website, what design elements needed to be considered and really importantly, for our service users, to ensure that they felt part of the process. It was important that their needs and those of people that would find our website in the future, were fully considered and understood. As we develop our charity and add more information to our website we are confident that Shake It Up Creative will continue to do a great job for us.
Samantha Dewar-English, Headway West Sussex
It has been a real pleasure to work with Meg and Rachael over the last year or so. A lot of work can get done in 50hrs. I think the main thing for me has been the chance to get my website to a state that I am now really proud to direct people to. I had been feeling for a while that my brand could do with a visual freshen up even though my business is only coming up to 5 years old. It was a niggling worry and definitely something that dampened my enthusiasm for work and my mobile website was really a disgrace before, I was actually ashamed of it!
All that has now changed and I have a brand spanking new site that I am totally proud of. It has been amazing to be able to call on Meg and Rachael when I needed help with something in my business, up until winning the competition I had basically done it all on my own. I learnt how time and stress saving it can be to have people on the case who really know what they are doing when it comes to solving little technical or design problems for example. Since I started working with them I have had a 270% increase in direct sales from my website which speaks for itself.
Rosa Roberts, Sketchout (winner of 2016 #ShakeToCreate)
Reliable, efficient business that can react to changes quickly – quality work with a personal touch.
Michael Buckman, PACA Adult Learning
Thanks for all your help with my website so far! I could only do so much myself, I am happy you’ve been able to make my vision for it happen, better than I ever could! Working with you has also freed up my time to focus on my own creative work. It’s been wonderful working with you – easy, friendly and professional, and I’ve felt you’ve listened to what I want, and delivered it above and beyond my expectations. Thanks so much Meg and Rachael – I look forward to continuing working with you!
Carrie, Carrie Sanderson Art
I have worked with Meg. She is great. Quick response to emails and always very helpful. If I am stuck with anything she gets back to me straight away and I appreciate this a lot running my own business.
Gemma Williams, Gem Yoga
I would highly recommend Shake It Up Creative to anyone thinking of having their website built or redesigned. Our existing website was hacked and SIUC came to our rescue. Not only did they have us up and running for business in less than 2 weeks (unheard of) but they completely blew us away with the new look and feel of our new website and online shop, which Meg designed and created. You guys are truly awesome at your jobs. Thank you SO much. You guys help me sleep at night!
Ashleigh Hamilton-Gillings, Funkydz
Thank you Meg and Rachael at Shake it Up Creative for designing me a wonderful website! I am a total technophobe and found Meg extremely patient and helpful. I was particularly interested in Search Engine Optimisation and within 10 days of the site going on line I was on page 1 of Google search (previously I was lost somewhere on page 20) It’s really crucial for small businesses that potential clients can find you easily, and was very impressed they got me up the listings so quickly! I would thoroughly recommend them for their professionalism, efficiency and sound advice. I felt they listened to my brief and understood what I needed. They exceeded my expectations and I am thrilled with the results.
Carole Barker, Arundel Pilates
Meg and Rachael have been a great support throughout the start up of my business. This is not the first time I have used them and I have always come back to them for one reason and this is due to the high standard, fast turn-around and professional and friendly service. Technology and I are not the best of friends however the programs and software used and the training given have meant that I can now update and run my website myself. I would have no hesitation recommending them and have done!
Amanda Samain, Hire Your Day
Meg and Rachael have provided me with a fantastic service. They really listened to my ideas and I couldn’t be happier with the overall design of the site and marketing materials. They answered every one of my hundreds of questions quickly, and were a joy to communicate with at all times. Thank you Shake It Up Creative!
Caroline Sheeran, Bon Concierge
Meg, you are smart, creative, responsive, and open. It’s a joy to know you and work with you.
Stephanie Ward, Firefly Coaching
I have really enjoyed working with Meg and would certainly recommend her. She has maintained a friendly, personal approach whilst being very professional and responsive despite my constant requests for tweaks to the website!
Jon, Help Fund Hope
Meg’s involvement with our family run company was engaging, professional throughout, sensitive to our goals and we believe the end product was something to be proud of. We particularly liked the ride height filter she developed to allow users to be able to decide quickly if we were appropriate for them to visit.We enjoyed working with Meg and can recommend her without reservation.
Wes Smart, Operations Manager, Harbour Park Ltd UK
Rachael has helped us with a fabulous new web site. I found her great to deal with as she was super efficient, extremely customer focussed, pleasant, patient to the extreme and very easy to deal with. I recommend Rachael wholeheartedly.
Sue Risley, Director, Baileybridge Ltd, Sussex
I have always been very pleased with the service I have received from you. Over the years I have benefitted from meeting together to discuss marketing strategies for Changeworks. You come prepared with evidence of research, you are keen to listen and understand what my aims are and I feel you offer practical and assessable options for me to take forward. Knowing you are there to be contacted when I need is really helpful. Thank you.
Lynsey Waterhouse, Owner, Changeworks Sussex
I asked Rachael to review some planned advertising along with our website and conduct some SEO research work to improve our search engine rankings. She advised on best practice and also set up some Google Adwords campaigns for us. Rachael is clearly a professional and capable marketer and I am really pleased with the results. I plan to work with her again in the future.
Tristan Green, Owner and MD, Max Wax Car Valeting, Sussex
Meg has given me so many helpful ideas about promoting my business as a sole trader with little or no budget. I have been inspired by the quality and depth of her advice, and I can’t wait to get started!
Susannah Alexander, Nutrition with Susannah, London
Meg is the first web designer I have found who really knows what she is talking about in both terms of the technical side of websites and design. She has been an enormous help in turning my web designs into the reality of fully working professional websites. She always delivers on time and within budget as well as offering extremely useful advice. Her energy, enthusiasm and professionalism make her great fun to work with and she comes highly recommended.
Wendy Barratt, What If & Why Not Ltd, Sussex
Video testimonials taken during the launch party for Shake It Up Creative:
Lou Rogers of Stopgap Dance Company talks about working with Rachael Dines and how efficient and helpful she is. Lou highly recommends Shake It Up Creative for PR work.
Lou Rogers of Stopgap Dance Company
All video testimonials by videographer Mi Elfverson of True North Vision.
If you’ve worked with us, please feel free to tweet using #thankitUP and we’ll re-tweet and help spread the word about your business!