Blog

Catch up with the latest news, thoughts and musings from the Colour Cubed team.

The #StepTogether challenge is complete and the results are in!

After competing for two whole months, we’re delighted to announce that combined The Peaky Striders and The Pedominators have walked an astonishing 5.5 MILLION STEPS and have raised almost £600 for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. But for the moment you’ve all been waiting for and with only 21,000 steps between them. The winning team is… THE […]

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GDPR – The Death of Email Marketing

As of 25th May 2018, you will no longer be able to send marketing emails to your database of clients and prospects without specific consent. At Colour Cubed, we think this is an opportunity and not a threat. Not familiar with the acronym GDPR? It’s now a commonly used term referring to the General Data Protection […]

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Colour Cubed ‘Step Together’ for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

This February and March, the Colour Cubed team will be participating in the virtual Step Together challenge to help raise money for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. The Step Together challenge was introduced by Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice with the aim of reaching a minimum of 16 million steps, which is the equivalent of walking across […]

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TWITTER ROLLS OUT NEW 280-CHARACTER LIMIT TO ALL USERS

There’s so much more to say… and now you can. Twitter announced on Tuesday (7th November 2017) that they would be increasing their character limit. After testing the new limit with a small group of users, Twitter has officially rolled out the new 280-character limit to users around the world. Of course, this rollout came […]

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WordPress Security – SQL Injection Patch Released

Here at Colour Cubed, we love WordPress. It’s an awesome open source project that we leverage to build powerful dynamic websites that make our clients’ lives easier by making it easy to update content and add pages, blog posts and more. But like everything, WordPress is not perfect. Sometimes, bugs get through, and if left […]

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Black Country Ale Trail

Help us celebrate #BlackCountryDay!

Never heard of Black Country Day? On 14th July every year – the anniversary of the invention of the World’s first steam engine, the Newcomen Engine, built in 1712, people in the Black Country celebrate all things ‘Black Country’. Want to know more? The Black Country is an area within the West Midlands although the […]

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Lock Down your Website with an SSL Certificate

Notice something new about the Colour Cubed website? No, we haven’t done something different with our hair – we are now secured with an SSL (or “secure socket layer”) certificate. Awesome! But what does that little green padlock actually mean, and why are we so happy about it? What is an SSL certificate, exactly? Glad […]

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The (Christmas) Bells are Ringing

The Christmas jumpers were out in force at Villa Park this week to take delivery of our latest project. As the 2016-17 football season came to a close, the Colour Cubed design Elves were busy putting the finishing touches to the Aston Villa brochure for the Festive season. There are a wide range of events taking place, […]

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How Important is Responsive Website Design?

The way we use the internet has come a long way since it first burst onto people’s PCs – the days of bleepy, screechy 56k dial-up modems and bulky beige CRT monitors are well behind us, to be replaced by svelte laptops and mobile devices in every pocket across the country. For a web designer, […]

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Colour Cubed Welcomes New Senior Account Manager

We are extremely delighted to announce that Amy O’Neill is joining the Colour Cubed team as Senior Account Manager. Amy, who has a BA honours degree in Marketing Management, brings 14 years of industry experience to our company which will raise our already excellent customer service up to new levels. Amy has a deep understanding […]

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Birmingham Repertory Theatre – Bob Marley Exhibition

Colour Cubed are immensely proud to support Birmingham Repertory Theatre as official exhibition print partner for spring 2017. Some pictures of the Bob Marley exhibition and the international Reggae poster competition finalists. Colour Cubed provided all the print for both exhibitions which can currently be seen at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Library of Birmingham. These […]

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Is Your Company Going to be Buying Branded Merchandise This Year?

Get a Colour Cubed Promotional Merchandise brochure and a FREE naked man! The Colour Cubed 2015 Promotional Merchandise brochures have now arrived and are full of the most exciting branded products and corporate gifts in the world ever! If you are thinking about getting some company ‘merch’ in 2015 and would like a copy please […]

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What Promotional Product is Never Thrown Away by Anyone Ever?

Sticky notes! No one ever throws away a pad of sticky notes; it’s like an unwritten law of the office. I have a few customers where there are multiple buying contacts and sticky notes are the perfect promotional product in this situation. When I visit these customers I make sure I give out as many […]

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Another Flaming Good Performance from Colour Cubed!

Phoenix Collegiate is a successful multi-cultural, 11-19 Secondary School in West Bromwich. The school is incredibly proud of all of its 1400 students and their achievements and we are incredibly proud and pleased to have been chosen to produce their newsletters. Colour Cubed, with our in-house graphics studio, designed and produced all the print-ready artwork, […]

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Colour Cubed and Park Regis Birmingham Raise Money for St Mary’s Hospice

Colour Cubed would like to thank all the business professionals from across the West Midlands who came together to help us raise £1,339.30 for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. We managed to attract 17 teams to a successful quiz night and we are very grateful to Park Regis Birmingham that let us use their lovely facilities […]

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The End of Boring Company Polo Shirts?

Thinking of buying branded clothing this year but would like something a bit different from the same old polo shirts, sweatshirts and fleeces? Companies and other organisations are now supplying their employees with ‘fashionable’ garments that are branded with ‘retail quality’ decoration. The choice is now massive and includes denim, varsity wear, tailored clothing, hi-tech […]

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Halesowen Company Offers to Fund Stolen Plant Replacement

A printing firm’s bosses were quick to respond to a plea for a “Good Samaritan” to replace £300 worth of plants stolen from a public garden in Halesowen. James Barwell and Simon Greenfield, who run print management and graphic design company Colour Cubed in the town, were appalled to read on the News website about the […]

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The Results are in for the St Mary’s Hospice Quiz

Thank you to all the business professionals from across the West Midlands who donned their thinking caps to help Colour Cubed raise £1,515.94 for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice. We managed to attract 17 teams to a successful quiz night and we are very grateful to the Library of Birmingham that let us use their lovely […]

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