Case Study - Accounting Now
Trevor Powell, Accounting Now
Trevor wanted to place an advert in Uckfield Matters magazine and needed new photos as he wanted it to stand out. He also wanted to be more active on social media and update his website.
Marrying up Trevor Powell, the accountant with 50 years' experience, with the Accounting Now brand name.
Getting the word out that Accounting Now is situated on Uckfield High Street, walk-ins are welcome and the friendly team can help with all manner of accounting and tax advice.
The Accounting Now website was outdated and text heavy, using stock images which didn't fit the brand aesthetic or demonstrate their values of being an expert-led, friendly local team.
To attract new clients, especially targeting new business start-ups including mothers with their own small businesses who could really benefit from Trevor's guidance and years of expertise in business accounting.
A fresh new look for the website and social media accounts.
Trevor opted for a 3 hour branding session.
We decided to incorporate Trevor's personal story, to make him more relatable to these businesswomen. His ideal clients needed to see him as not only an expert in his field but also approachable and easy to talk to. His jolly personality and love for his family were important to include alongside his desire and ability to help his clients with their tax planning and finances.
We wanted photos of the happy team in the office and a client relaxed in the office environment as well as details showing the Accounting Now brand.
It was important to show the High Street office position in town, in relation to other local businesses. Also demonstrating that Trevor is a local family man who loves to go for a pint in his local pub as well as walking his dog nearby in Buxted Park.
I created their print advert and graphics in their brand colours for them to use on social media, all of which I shared with the team so that they were able to make tweaks (i.e. adding their own testimonials or editing information).
They received a 30 day social media plan to help give them a kick start in using their images on social media, matching up images/graphics with appropriate captions (I don't write the captions but give guidance in what to talk about - see sample page below).
Of course, there was their full gallery of 150+ images across the three locations so they have plenty of content to keep them going on social media for at least 3 months.
A selection of five Bexphoto Stock photos.
And last but not least, their showreel which is now featured in pride of place at the top of their website home page, designed to speak to their ideal client.
Here's a selection of the final deliverables for Accounting Now...
Location 1: Buxted Park (Family dog walk)
Location 2: Accounting Now, 212 Uckfield High Street (Office)
Location 3: Hare & Hounds Pub in Framfield (Team lunch, relaxing after work with his favourite pint)
Including Facebook cover, quote template (complete with one relevant quote found by myself), testimonial template (which they've edited with their client's words) and various ideas for Instagram posts.
A 30-60 second video
SOCIAL MEDIA PLAN:
As promised, a sneaky peek at a sample page of the Accounting Now social media plan...
Laura, the Client Liaison and Administration Lead recruited me for extra assistance following their brand shoot for a lesson on how to use Canva to create/edit graphics as well as a short Instagram tutorial which she found invaluable.
"We enlisted extra help from Bex when it came to implementing our social media plan and getting to grips with Canva. It was so worth the one to one help. We learnt so much in an hour and are much more confident in how to use our wonderful new images."
VIP STOCK IMAGES:
And of course, not forgetting five stock images from my Bexphoto Stock VIP gallery.
(Only available to my clients, the gallery is filled with colourful, seasonal, local images ranging from a cup of coffee to sunrise at Eastbourne Pier, Christmas decorations to abstract bluebell woods. Something extra to add interest to the social media feed whilst still being different to the usual stock images anyone can find online.)
So far, they've selected one of my Fireworks shots to wish their followers a Happy New Year, I look forward to seeing which one they choose next!
The new Accounting Now website...
Doesn't it look amazing?! If your website needs a refresh, get in touch for a free chat with me to find out how I can help you boost your online visibility...
Here's some side by side BEFORE & AFTER action on their mobile site...
Like what you see? Want to tackle your visual branding with my help?
INSTAGRAM BEFORE & AFTER:
(The after is a mock-up using the deliverables above.)
ABSOLUTELY LOVED EVERYTHING - ALREADY NOTICED A BIG INCREASE IN ENGAGEMENT!
"Bex came highly recommended and listened to us about what we wanted before talking to us about ways we could help make the business more visible, it clearly showed she had done her research on us. She then gave us lots of information about what she could do and ways her branding photography would help us with the challenge of getting more visible and attracting new clients. She's very organised and professional. She really listened to what we wanted and gathered lots of information from us. She also gave us lots of advice & info about how the shoot day would go, so we were all prepared. She made us feel at ease and relaxed. She has captured our brand and values beautifully and we had a lot of fun working with her. We absolutely love everything we have received. The images are exactly what we were after and really capture our brand and values. The showreel has been a big success. We have started implementing the social media plan and we've already noticed a big increase in the amount of people viewing them. I would definitely recommend booking Bex. She is a very talented photographer with a great eye for small details and capturing natural photographs. She is super friendly and easy going, so makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Our photos are creative and professional yet personal - exactly what we needed!"
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It was such a pleasure working with the team at Accounting Now, I chatted with Trevor again recently when I congratulated them on how amazing the new website is looking and I'm pleased to say, he's still over the moon with his new brand gallery.