New Year, New Branding!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have seen we have changed a few things within Mosaic’s branding. Before the new year, we took the time to reflect on ourselves, and we felt it was time for some branding TLC. 

A new logo and colour palette. A shiny new website and mock-ups of updated social accounts. We treated ourselves to a fresh new look, so let us walk you through it. 

Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022!

Rebranding Mosaic | Mosaic Digital Media

Wow! Look at that glow up! We’re so pleased with the new branding as it opens up new opportunities to show you what we can do. 

Instagram Branding

Not only did we upgrade the logo and colour palette, we planned out how we were going to tease the rebranding. 

Of course, as our name is Mosaic, we thought it would only be fitting to create a mosaic over on our Instagram. We archived all our old posts, keeping our followers on edge and excited for the next piece to the puzzle to be posted.

Mosaic Digital Media | Instagram page, old and new branding

Side by side comparison confirms that we have made the right decision. With a bio refresh and a lovely 9.2k following (we’re manifesting this growth in 2022), we’re excited to post content on our socials again!

Our first posts revealed our new highlight covers and colour palette with our new logo faintly behind. Having these as reels enabled us to reach a larger audience. We will definitely be implementing more reels into our content strategy going forward.

As you can see, the puzzle complete will show our new branding as a whole when our followers look at our feed.

Mosaic Digital Media | Instagram Logo Reveal

Why make the highlight posts as reels, I hear you ask? Well, as Instagram’s algorithm continues to change, we have to make an effort to keep up! Now reels are being pushed we want to try and use that to help us reach more of our target audience. We also want to make content that’s more engaging and interesting.

Facebook Branding

After the initial reveal posts, we wanted to keep a theme throughout. Here were the initial ideas for what we came up with:

Mosaic Digital Media | Facebook New Logo Reveal Posts

Twitter Branding

With Twitter, we had all three posts together in a thread. This being pinned to the top of the page means all the information wouldn’t be missed.

Mosaic Digital Media | Twitter Thread, Logo Reveal

If this blog has got you excited about your business’ potential for a branding glow-up, don’t hesitate to contact Mosaic! Call us on 01925 563 960 or contact us to start your 2022 the right way here.

Video Content in Warrington at Mosaic Digital Media

Here at Mosaic Digital Media, we want to continue to strive for bigger and better! That is why we have been delving deep into the world of video content in Warrington.

Offering clients personalised videos showcasing their business, brand, and values allows us to reach new audiences and new levels with their video content in Warrington.

From videos fit for your website to sharable content on clients social media profiles, the possibilities for your marketing strategy are limitless.

What is the process when producing a video?

Like with everything, there’s always a method behind the madness. Below is a breakdown of the steps we take to create a fantastic video:

  • Plan –

When planning a video, the first question should be ‘What story are you trying to tell your audience?’. Once that question is answered, we let the ideas flow and get to storyboarding. A storyboard allows the clients and ourselves to visualise the video on paper before any filming commitments are made. This makes the planning process more manageable, as altering shots drawn on a storyboard is a lot easier than re-filming.

  • Filming –

Once the plan is set in place, the physical filming takes place. Through our meticulous planning, each shot of the storyboard is captured. Filming is a methodical process, not only what is in front of the camera but also what is behind it. The lighting, the sound, the location, all these factors are so important when filming a video you want to share with your audience.

  • Editing

The filming is done, and that’s it. The End. We’re only joking. Editing is where the magic happens! Turning eight hours of raw footage into a video that might be a few seconds/minutes long. The story is created by piecing the videos together to convey the goals of the video brief. Using different eye-catching transitions and including engaging graphics add value to any video.

  • Sharing

There’s no use in having a great video if no one can watch it! We recommend utilising video content on all relevant platforms by sharing it with as many people as possible. There’s no limit on how many times your video can be viewed, so the more you share, the more people will see your business!

Why will videos benefit your business?

The rise in short-form content has become popular over the last few years, thanks to apps such as TikTok and Instagram. With both apps having a massive amount of users (Instagram with 28.81 million and TikTok with 1 billion active users), every feature of these platforms should be utilised to gain as much as you can from them.

Including a video on your website will improve your site’s ranking due to the amount of time a user is spending on it. People prefer video content over emails nowadays, so why not share your business in a visually engaging form?

We’re here to help

Mosaic know how confusing keeping up with the best marketing strategies can be, so leave it to us to get you and your business where it needs to be.

Please give us a call on 01925 563 960 or contact us to start your video journey today here.

Meet Jay – Junior Web Developer

Another new face at Mosaic Digital Media! We welcomed Jay this week as our new Junior Web Developer.

So without further delay, we’d like to welcome Jay to the Mosaic team!

Hi Jay, welcome to Mosaic Digital Media! How did the role come about, and what would you say the definition of your role is?

“After graduating from University, I was looking for my first role within the industry. Still, I wasn’t sure which path I would like to take. After making sure my coding skills were good enough, I realised I enjoyed Web Development.

After this, I spent some time looking for roles that would suit my skills and match what I was looking for in a workplace. When I came across Mosaic, it stood out as the perfect role to learn and develop my skills whilst also growing within the company.”

How have you found life at Mosaic so far?

“As it is my first day today, I haven’t had much time within Mosaic. But so far, it has already been amazing, with the team being incredibly welcoming and friendly. I can’t wait to spend more time here!”

What would you say your most significant strengths are, and why did you want to take up the position with Mosaic Digital Media?

“My greatest strength is my problem-solving skills, as they are a vital part of any developer role. Having gained a lot of experience and skills throughout University, I spent time strengthening these skills. I cannot wait to learn even more from the great team at Mosaic.”

 

To speak to Jay about his growing Web Developer skills, call 01925 563 960 or use our contact form here.

Meet Jess – Graduate Social Media Executive

At Mosaic Digital Media we are always looking for new talent, and we recently welcomed Jess to the team as a Graduate Social Media Executive.

We sat down with Jess to get to know her a little bit better…

Hi Jess, welcome to Mosaic Digital Media! How did the role come about, and what would you say the definition of your role is?

“I have always been a creative person, but I never considered creating content for Social Media a job up until a few months ago.

I didn’t expect anything to come from a simple message I sent to the Mosaic team on Instagram. But after I was invited in for a quick chat, I was invited back for a formal interview and was offered the job!

Currently, creating content for businesses social accounts is my primary role, which allows me to constantly be creative, from the actual images to the text content to go with them.

I also have a background in video editing, which is a new aspect I can bring to the team! I’m excited to start creating video content for businesses, from brand videos on their websites to TikTok and Reels videos!

There are so many aspects to Social Media I really enjoy, so it doesn’t feel like work to me!”

How have you found life at Mosaic so far?

“I felt so welcomed on my first day! I received a ‘Good Luck’ card and welcome mug, which I really wasn’t expecting. The good luck card must be working because so far, everything’s going really well!

Everyone is so lovely, and it feels like I’ve been here for years rather than days; I fit right in.”

What would you say your most significant strengths are, and why did you want to take up the position with Mosaic Digital Media?

“With a few years of video editing experience, I will be enabling businesses to showcase who they are and what they do in video format. Videos are highly beneficial in today’s world for any business to reach bigger audiences.

Short-form videos have rapidly increased in popularity over the past year or so, and I’m sure I can speak on behalf of most people when I say that TikTok is VERY addictive! It makes sense to put the hundreds of hours I’ve spent on TikTok to some use!”

To speak to Jess about all things social media and video, call 01925 563 960 or use our contact form here.

CSS Gradient Tool Build

Here at Mosaic Digital Media, we get time allotted for independent training each week to develop our skills relevant to our roles. This can be in the form of subject reading and research or in creating little projects that utilise specific technologies and skills that we would like to improve our knowledge of.

In the web team, we regularly use HTML, CSS, PHP and JavaScript (amongst others) to create all of our websites. Out of these skills, I have the slightest practical knowledge with JavaScript – a programming language that uses scripts – or little pieces of code – to do a wide array of things on a website when you view it. This could include animations, changing colours or showing/hiding information.

So, to improve my skills, some of my training time has been dedicated to JavaScript. I find programming languages to learn by doing something practical, as such I decided to create something that uses JavaScript.

As well as building websites, my role also involves designing websites, as such, I work with a lot of colours and gradients. Therefore, I decided to build something that bridges the gap between design and development and create a tool that could automatically generate a random gradient at the touch of a button.

The end product was a tool that will generate a random gradient with two colours and a random angle of direction. To make it more user friendly, I also included a button that will copy the CSS code needed to replicate the gradient to the clipboard for use elsewhere.

The generator was built with HTML, SCSS and JavaScript, using the online development environment CodePen. The HTML and CSS code is nothing exceptional, but it’s the JavaScript that does all of the magic.

Each time the button is pressed, it will generate two random colours via their hex value and choose a number between 0 and 360 (for the angle of direction).

It then uses a function to add the various pieces together in a string, in the same way, that CSS code will display a gradient – this then allows the gradient to be used within the project, such as where the gradient is displayed

See the Pen
CSS Random Gradient Generator
by James Brewer (@MDMJames)
on CodePen.

Or take a closer look here: https://codepen.io/MDMJames/full/GRmqLer