Signal Festival Swindon.

How we helped.

Signal Festival Swindon is a new initiative targeted at showing what Swindon has to offer in the creative industry. It is a dynamic mix of performance, participation, professional development and pop-up surprises!

They came to us at the beginning of their venture to help visualise their brand identity and build a marketing strategy, including various assets to get them out into the world with a bang.

Brand design for Signal Festival Swindon

A brand with a punch.

Understanding the target audience is young and upcoming creatives, the brand visuals and logo needed to be bold, fun, bright and energetic - capturing the excitement and attention that they are trying to bring to Swindon. We used a vivid colour palette along with striking brushstroke elements, to build a brand identity that captures the enthusiasm and passion of the young producers who thought up the idea of Signal Festival Swindon. We then worked on marketing collateral for the festival including an event guide, posters and pull-up banners, plus adverts for local magazines with the goal to introduce the brand in a big way.

A website with a difference.

A festival isn't complete without a website that lists upcoming events and the ability to book tickets - and we created this and more for Signal Festival Swindon. The website has an incredibly simple user journey, showcasing the various events across Swindon and how people can get involved - all whilst allowing the festival's journey and story to be told too.

Pull up banners for Signal Festival Swindon
Pull up banners for Signal Festival Swindon
Poster set for Signal Festival Swindon

Signal Festival marketing campaign.

Signal Festival needed us to produce a bold marketing campaign that raised awareness of the festival, secured major partners and promoted the line-up of events. We started by creating a comprehensive marketing strategy which clearly outlined the activities that needed to happen in order to achieve those goals.

We produced the "No Space For Creativity" campaign which was inspired by a series of consultations carried out by Swindon Borough Council where secondary school students were asked “What is the best thing about Swindon?”. “Nothing” was the most common response. Our thought-provoking campaign addressed this negative perception that young artists have and tackled it head on. The marketing campaign launched on 17th June 2024. Press releases were issued to a number of key contacts in the media, with articles being published in print and online. We also placed paid advertising with selected media outlets too. 

We set up and managed Signal Festival’s social media accounts which were used to promote the festival and events, with LinkedIn being specifically used to communicate with current and potential sponsors. Canva templates were designed which the Signal Festival team could then use for any additional social content they wanted to share. A campaign toolkit was created and sent to sponsors containing a number of ready-to-go social media posts for partners to share on their channels, amplifying our message. Email marketing was used to send emails to existing databases of over a thousand young creatives in Swindon and their parents/guardians. The email communicated Signal Festival’s values, the need for its presence in Swindon and encouraged them to visit the website to book onto events.

Social media post design for Signal Festival Swindon
Press release for Signal Festival Swindon
Link magazine advert for Signal Festival Swindon


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