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Have yourself a zesty little Christmas

Hello friends, new and old. So this is Christmas, and what have we done? Another year over, a new one [almost] begun. 2013, the cheeky little tyke, has been a corker. The bar was set pretty high by 2012 but '13 really kicked its ass. As such, it only seems fitting in this, the yuletide season, we reflect upon the year that was and perhaps take a sneaky peeky at what we hope 2014 will bring.

Have yourself a zesty little Christmas

Highlights? Well, there's been a few but it was always going to be difficult to top the National Marketing Excellence Award we picked up back in March, which handsomely followed the Canmol gong we scooped for our work with Richard Parks’ 737 Challenge at the tail end of last year. We launched our own new website and added Bernie, Rob and Sarah to our team.

Our clients swelled in numbers and grew in size. Startups we’ve nurtured including Just Love Food Co and Gower Brewery have seen fantastic results, appearing on supermarket shelves the length and breadth of the kingdom. But the real biggie and in many ways the biggest high five is reserved for the guys at technical outdoor clothing brand, Jöttnar who, after two years of development, finally saw the launch of their baby unto the world this Autumn. Without giving too much away, the initial sales figures has surpassed all expectations and the brand has really captured people’s imaginations. It's been a tremendous project to be a part of and we look forward to seeing this brand grow.

The world needed a hero. Traveline Cymru duly obliged. We worked with them to create a campaign that saw almost 5,000 people tell the world why they were a #TravelineHero. It was arguably the most ambitious campaign we'd concocted together to date, and it was a rousing success for both engagement and response.

Working with Time to Change Wales, we’re really proud to be helping to end mental health stigma with a compelling advertising campaign and a brand spanking new website (more on that soon). They've already seen a 400% increase in enquiries. We're pleased with that.While we're talking results – estate agents Watts & Morgan’s new website (launched back in March) has seen the time viewers spend browsing their site increase by over 100%, with double the number of pages viewed and their bounce rate slashed down to a slender 19%. We're pretty pleased with that too. 

Time to Change Wales campaign launched, asking people not to be afraid to talk about mental health (more on that soon). Our chums at Porter's deserve more than an honourable mention, not least for seeing their vision through and delivering a truly excellent bar experience in the heart of our fair city, and certainly for being recognised for it by readers of the Observer. We’ve had more than one sore head following nights spent in their company.

Financial advisers Bartholomew Hawkins married continued growth with a comprehensive overhaul of their identity and website, showing that expert minds make bright futures. Similarly, we helped Keen Insurance and their customers see the bigger picture, with a repositioning of the broker’s brand and web presence (again, more on that very soon). Both were a real pleasure to work with and truly embraced the business benefits of investing in design.

2014, you’d better bring your A-game, there's a huge 12 months ahead. Richard Parks is back, with Project X, which is going to be sheer madness (trust us on that). We’ll be launching a new brand for a stately house set within 120-odd acres of stunning parkland in south Wales and we'll be showing you the work we didn't get round to sharing this year, including great projects in the health, travel and legal sectors.

So, once again, to all our friends, clients, suppliers and onlookers – thank you very much for your support and for, well… just being you. We're already genuinely excited by 2014. But until then, have yourself a zesty little Christmas and we'll see you in the new year – from the guys and gals at Limegreentangerine; Andy, Bev, Emma, Alex, Sarah, Bernie, Rob and Adam. The studio will be closing from Friday afternoon (the 20th), with the doors flung open again at 9.00am on Thursday 2nd January.