For over a decade, we've been trusted by big brands and SMEs to engage customers, staff and stakeholders - with clarity, creativity and passion. Part marketing communications consultancy, part web design agency, Zircom have the experience to make your B2B communications come to life.
But it's not about us - it's about you.
Listening not telling. Thinking before doing.
So take a look at our design portfolio, but better still get in touch and find out how Zircom can help you today.
"I know I can rely on the team at Zircom to quickly interpret work fully, saving me time in further explanation. Their work is regularly emulated by other parts of Shell and that's a big compliment"
24 sep 2012: account executive job vacancy
A great opportunity has become available with a successful Marketing & Advertising company based in Prenton, Wirral for an Account Executive to join a busy team. Working alongside the existing Account Managers, the role will involve web-building using Content Management Systems, project management, content development within a blue-chip B2B environment and close interaction with a design and developer team.
Required attributes: Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business profit; a natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance; mature, credible, and comfortable in dealing with senior company executives; reliable, tolerant, and determined; empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view; well-presented and businesslike; keen for responsibility and accountability; able to get on with others and be a team-player.
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23 AUG 2012: Web Developer - PHP, CSS, HTML5, Javacsript, CMS
A growing digital marketing agency between Liverpool/Chester is currently looking to recruit a Web Developer to help grow and support the current development and design function. You will ideally have 3-5 years digital agency or freelance experience in web development and be capable of producing clean, error-free, well-documented, and standards-compliant front-end and back-end solutions.
This is initially a part-time or freelance role and there may be the potential to make this a full-time role in 2013 subject to client requirements.
You will carry out web development for high profile clients, from conception to build. Working with the junior designer and in-house developer you will create impressive, high quality, interactive database-driven websites, internal and external CMS sites and web applications. This will be a hands on role, where you will be expected to develop your own technical solutions and comply with strong visual identity guidelines.
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26 Jun 2012: ZIRCOM SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP
SUCCEEDING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA
How not to make a #hash of it
With social media now dominating the customer engagement landscape, Michael Marshall will look at the tools and methods you can use to get the most out of your public profile.
Date and Time: 5.30pm for 6pm start Wednesday 4th July 2012
Venue: Studio 2, Parr Street, Liverpool, L1 4JN
July sees the second instalment of our workshops and again we’re inviting businesses to join us at Parr Street Studios in Liverpool for a few beers and butties, share some ideas, meet some new faces and of course take a crash course from our resident Social Media wizard Michael Marshall.
Best of all we'll pick up the tab.
They'll run you through all things Social Media:
- Good and bad reasons to use social media.
- The platforms - what's out there?
- The risks, and the rewards
- Best practice
- Social media #fails - what to avoid
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08 May 2012: ZIRCOM ENTER THE STUDIO @ PARR STREET
*No singing, they’ll leave that to
Chris Martin and Richard Ashcroft*
May 1st saw Zircom launch the first of their bi-monthly marcomms workshops at Studio 2, Parr Street Studios; home to Coldplay’s first three albums. To the back drop of a few beers and butties, resident comms experts John-Paul Simpson and Clare Brown delivered an interactive seminar on all things Employee Engagement – sharing experiences and theory with a number of local Internal Comms Managers, with the opportunity to share suggestions and take questions from the floor.
The seminar itself was broken down into the 7Cs that drive engagement and the tools any Comms professional can have at their disposal with the overarching aim of exploring:
- How to connect and engage with your staff.
- How to drive collaboration and multi-level contribution.
- How to ensure employee and company values alignment
- How to communicate change effectively through sustainable and relevant channels.
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10 feb 2012: Legal Heroes
The personal injury insurance market is as crowded and competitive as any. Recently commissioned to develop and launch a new “consumer brand”, Zircom created “Legal Heroes” and the visual identity for the new parent company “Equity and Action”.
In a crowded market place and with a tiny marketing budget compared to the well-established players in the industry, Zircom has created a “Legal Heroes” brand that has managed to gain acceptance and generate leads from consumers.
Visit the Legal Heroes website»
20 jan 2012: Institute of Internal Communications Awards 2012
As a creative business, it’s important that we benchmark our design work against the best in the industry. The Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC), is the only professional institute in the UK dedicated to furthering internal communication knowledge and practice and promotes high professional standards within the sector.
Our internal communications practice, lead by Clare Brown, recently submitted a campaign in the 2012 Awards “Best use of Design in an Integrated Campaign” category. The 3D animation and related print material was used to bring the client’s long term strategy and vision alive for staff at key engagement events and on site.
Read more on the Institute of Internal Communications Awards 2012 »
01 dec 2011: Bathgate Leasing
When Bathgate Leasing first approached Zircom they were looking to create a new website to help them better engage with their clients. They wanted to convey the personal approach they take to dealing with customers and financial arrangements. Bathgate wanted to step away from the traditional anonymous image of leasing companies by focusing on the company values, methods of doing business and the staff.
The design team at Zircom produced the architecture and templates of the site with the aim of keeping the it simple and easy to navigate. Zircom developed a unique illustrative style for the staff images and used striking photography from the local area to encapsulate who Bathgate are as a company. A Content Management System was used to enable the company's staff to update areas of the site that change regularly, such as their latest deals and case studies.
Visit the Bathgate Leasing website »
15 aug 2011: ZIRCOM TAKE ON WATER WITH SEVERN TRENT SERVICES
Severn Trent Services (STS) is a leading supplier of water and wastewater treatment solutions, providing clients with the latest technologies in disinfection, instrumentation and filtration contract operating services.
With 90 global locations and as part of Severn Trent PLC, managing two of the UK’s largest rivers, they have quickly become a key player in the water quality in Britain.
Read more on Severn Trent Services and Zircom »
12 JUly 2011: Giving Something Back with Bibby Line Group!
Bibby Line Group's 'Giving Something Back' programme seeks to encourage fundraising and volunteering within the group. Developed by Zircom, their new website tells the stories of their volunteering and fundraising activities.
With initiatives happening all over the world - from darts tournaments to sponsored silences, from skydives to fun runs - Bibby Line Group needed a space to tell their stories, and to show the people behind them.
Working with the company's existing visual identity, Zircom were able to design a website with the space to put across the human side of the fundraising, using a strong photographic style to let the fantastic fundraising stories tell themselves.
Visit Bibby Line Group 'Giving Something Back' website »
07 JUN 2011: New faces for Zircom
It's all change here at Zircom, with the team growing to take on a host of new talent, as well as saying goodbye to one of our most popular faces. After 3 years of dedicatedly working for our clients, Account Manager Chris Mosley hangs up his mouse and keyboard and jets off for foreign climes. Chris has flown the coop to travel around The Americas, and we wish him well in his continental exploits - he'll be missed.
Fortunately, however, his chair has barely had time to stop spinning before we've filled it with a more than capable replacement in the shape of new Account Manager Clare Brown. Clare joins us with a tremendous amount of experience, and will be a worthy successor to Mr Mosley - in the short time she's been here, she's already made more cups of tea for the team than Chris ever did, so perhaps it's a change for the better!
Clare's not the only addition to the Zircom fold of late, with a further four new faces to meet...
Meet the rest of the team »
17 JAN 2011: Zircom achieves ISO 9001 accreditation
Zircom achieves ISO 9001 accreditation – Recognised for outstanding commitment to quality and customer focus.
Delivering quality and outstanding customer satisfaction to all our clients has always been at the core of Zircom’s approach to business and the good news is that ISO 9001 agree too, formally certifying our values with the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses. Deciding to pitch for our accreditation was a logical step in communicating our longstanding mantra of continual improvement and investment, ensuring that our clients are guaranteed they have an agency that is always looking to build on success and deliver even more.
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09 NOV 2010: New Signing
Zircom have added a new signing to the squad with Fergus Magennis joining Michael's external web team. Ferg brings with him not only the most Scottish name in history, but also a broad depth of talent that is already paying dividends both for the team and our increasing client roster.
Hired for his talented web development skills, Ferg possess the right blend of creative and technical understanding of our CMS platforms whilst also adding some laconic cool to the floor. A background in marketing and databases has allowed Account Manager Michael to share the load with him from the get go, fitting in very quickly and bringing added value.
When not assisting the delivery of large digital projects, Ferg likes nothing more than playing rugby (Anselmians and Oxton Spartans), walking his 36kg dog, playing the drums and inventing. Yes, inventing. As the ‘new boy' Ferg is now on Bin Duty but has thus far avoided being added to the Opening Up or Kitchen rota. This is likely to change. It's safe to say that Zircom have added another jewel to the crown - intelligent, hardworking and a little bit eccentric. Think Animal from The Muppets with a gumshield.
08 NOV 2010: Movember
When not delivering our clients outstanding marketing and communications pieces, we at Zircom like nothing more than a challenge. Earlier in the year, we all made a pledge to become more proactive in charitable work - or at least raise money for causes both worthwhile and close to our heart.
Of course this year's focus was Movember Foundation. Set up in 2004, these guys focus on raising money and awareness for men's health issues, namely prostate cancer and depression. It was only right that we ourselves took on the challenge of ‘growing the Mo' (even the girls) for the 30 days of November. Cue panic, client meeting paranoia and the scramble to secure the Director's charitable donation...
Who I might add has yet to start. Tut tut.
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26 Aug 2010: Shell tops Financial Times index
The Financial Times have recently published their annual rankings for the most effective corporate websites - announcing Shell at the very top of the list!
This is brilliant news for Zircom, as our committed service to Shell has contributed to this overall 1st place ranking. Over the years Zircom have effectively produced and continue to manage several business sites that fall under the overall Shell.com umbrella.
Speaking about the list, Shell’s head of communications, Simon Saville, said: “Today’s news reflects the hard work done by the team over the past years to improve the structure, navigation and content of our websites”
“Beyond the web team itself, many others have played a part in this success including IT teams and Editorial Services. We also rely on good relationships with our internal stakeholders, focal points and content owners and would like to thank them for their support as well.”
Zircom is very proud of this great achievement and will continue our hard work and committed service to the Shell team.
3 Aug 2010: Zircom wins 'Best Intranet' top three
In July, Shell ran a 'best intranet site' amongst the many internal communications teams who manage its many intranet sites. The award was to go to the site which was most effectively managed.
When the winners were announced, Zircom had real cause for celebration - the number 1 site amongst the 500 entries was their own Shell Sulphur Solutions website. What's more, Contracting and Procurement and Shell Bitumen claimed the second and third spots - both of which are Zircom-managed sites!
To take the top three spots in an internal communications competition run by such a prestigious company as Shell is a real feather in our cap.