Why do London based design agencies charge so much? (And how do charities get around it?) Thursday 1 May 2008 PDF Print London has its fair share of design agencies. Too many, one might say. All tendering for the next big online viral or advertising campaign. Yet, if there are so many, why are they still expensive? Isn’t design a luxury, rather than a necessity? Well, not really, says Iain Scott, cofounder of Base Creative, Islington based design agency. It’s not only important, it can be the difference between success and failure. However, not everyone has a bottomless pit of money to spend. Fear not, as Base Creative recently launched an interesting initiative. As part of their company charter, they look to work with at least one charitable organisation each year on a pro bono or part pro bono scheme. Previously, these have been Council for Voluntary Services, the RSPCA and the business support organisation, Wenta. This year, they are focussing on web presence and would like to invite all charitable or voluntary organisations to take part. They are looking for London based organisations that would significantly benefit from working with them. As a London based design agency, they know that those on a budget or with limited funding can find it difficult to justify agency fees. However, Base Creative is opening its doors to charitable bodies and voluntary organisations, allowing them to get a full flavour of what it’s like working with a top design agency and receiving a great product at the end. This includes: • A fully bespoke designed website • A fully built, search engine optimised website • An inhouse built website and content management system, allowing real time updates to the website • A renewal or registration of a web address • Full email setup, website hosting and training on the website’s content management system The whole project will be run and managed like every other Base Creative project, including taking a design brief, presentation of design concepts, and full implementation of the proposed website. They have covered everything a website needs to succeed and the launch of the new site will make a significant difference to the chosen organisation. If your organisation or one that you know would like to be a part of this exciting scheme, log on to www.basecreative.eu/workwithus or email Iain Scott on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, phone 020 7359 0005 and speak to them personally. The deadline for applications is in the 6th June 2008. Thereafter, organisations will be shortlisted and invited to present themselves for a chance to become Base Creative’s next big project. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Base Creative in the following categories: Business & Finance, Public Sector, Third Sector & Legal, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.