Monday, 30 January 2017

Publishing Newsletter Design, Print and Distribution

Every month at Harlequin, we manage a job that goes back to our roots - design, print and distribution.

The publication is an 8 page newsletter that is sent out in a pack to 1600 independent Newsagents to promote the magazine and newspaper titles they need to be promoting in the coming month. Each pack contains the newsletter and a number of items of point-of-sale (PoS) to help the newsagents promote selected titles.

The raw info, images and adverts for the newsletter and PoS are sent through in the middle of each month and turned around in a day into the initial proofs. The proofs are sent out by our customer to the individual publishers for approval and with a bit of fine tuning, the final artwork is sent to print a day later.

With the job at print stage, preparation for packing begins. Any supplied PoS is collated and packed into the pre-printed envelopes, ready to receive the newsletters and PoS when they come off the production line.

As the recipient list is ever-changing, a new distribution list is supplied every month. The customer has a number of main distribution hubs, with satellite hubs they in turn distribute to. Harlequin packs the envelopes, then boxes the correct number for each satellite hub and delivers to each of the main hubs for distribution.

If you would like more information on any of our Design, Print Management, Distribution or Digital Marketing Services, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07875 337295 or e-mail

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

PDF File Conversion

Have you been supplied with a PDF file that you can't edit?

Harlequin Media Consultancy can convert PDF files to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint or Excel; or Photoshop PSD or jpeg files for you, which makes them fully editable. You can then use them for presentations, seminars, or inclusion in wider documents.

PDF Conversion Prices
£5.00 set-up charge and £2.50 per page.
e.g. a 10 page document would cost a total of £27.50 + VAT

Discounts are available for larger documents. More complex formatting requirements will be quoted on a job-by-job basis.

For more information, call 07875 337295 or e-mail

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Social Media Services from Harlequin

With social media's ever-increasing popularity, it is becoming riskier for businesses to ignore this medium.
At the very least, having a correctly set up social media presence will make a company or its brands 'discoverable', not only on social media channels, but on search engines as well, helping to raise organic rankings.

At it's best, social media can promote engagement from existing and potential audiences, activity that can be interacted with, spreading the word and converting into sales. New products, services, special offers, case studies, competitions, reviews and recommendations can all reach a wider audience very quickly through social media.

If you don't have a social media presence yet and don't know where to start, Harlequin Media Consultancy can do all the hard work for you. If you have the channels in place, but are unsure whether they are working for you or not, we can audit your channels to make sure that they are.

Staff Training
When your social media channels are set up and making a positive contribution to your marketing efforts, Harlequin can train your staff to ensure that social media continues to be used effectively for you.

If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us on 07875 337295 or e-mail

Here's a few examples of social media that we've set up or currently manage:

Harlequin - Facebook

Harlequin - Twitter

Harlequin - Linked In

Stourbridge RFC - Facebook

Stourbridge RFC - Twitter

Stourbridge RFC - Linked In

Stourbridge RFC - Linked In Business Network Group

Stourbridge RFC - Blog

Chalkboards UK - Facebook

Chalkboards UK - Twitter

Chalkboards UK - Blog

WoodenBox UK - Facebook

WoodenBox UK - Twitter

WoodenBox UK - Blog