Orange is the new pink

If you are already aware of us here at Essential, you may be thinking: “There’s something….different about you.” There is! “New haircut?” How kind of you to notice! That’s not it though. We’ve been tangoed! (Rebranded). By choice, I might add. We’ve refreshed our...

Essential are finalists at the RAR Digital Awards 2018!

Red carpets and Hollywood smiles at the ready… Team Essential are finalists in the Email Marketing Category at this year’s The Drum RAR Digital Awards!! RAR – what’s that? The Recommended Agency Register (RAR) is a service owned by The Drum to enable organisations to...

3 top tips for handling that big press interview

We’ve all seen an awkward interview, whether it’s Jeremy Paxman grilling a slippery politician or Quentin Tarantino threatening to ‘shut down’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy (well worth another watch, by the way). But outside of the celebrity and political pressure cookers, how...

Make time, not excuses – 9 tips on how to be more productive and achieve your goals

“How did it get so late, so soon?” – Dr. Seuss    Procrastination. We’re all guilty of it. The intention to do something but putting it off for no particular reason. It could be that the task in hand seems too great, you don’t know where to start or you don’t know...

A year in the life…almost: memoirs of a Digital Account Manager

Almost a year ago I got the call. It was a beautiful sunny day, the kind that’s unexpected and you’re usually overdressed for. I was on my way to a country park with my family having booked some time off in the school holidays, picnic at the ready. My phone rang....

How to fit a Doberman into a snow globe: An idiot’s guide to green screen

Christmas 2017. Panic sets in. It’s that time of year where you must send out your Christmas holiday email and (perhaps more importantly) decide on your visual creative.  Festive team photo? – Fred from accounts hates Christmas. With a passion. Total Grinch – and he’s...

Orange is the new pink

If you are already aware of us here at Essential, you may be thinking: “There’s something….different about you.” There is! “New haircut?” How kind of you to notice! That’s not it though. We’ve been tangoed! (Rebranded). By choice, I might add. We’ve refreshed our...

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We’re raising money for Sport Relief!

Sport Relief is a biannual charity event that brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to help vulnerable people in the UK and the world's poorest countries. This year the event runs from Saturday 17th - Friday 23rd March. We've decided to dust off the...

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The Essential Pancake Recipe

This classic pancake recipe is versatile - in fact the batter you make can be used for Yorkshire puddings, thicken a little further to make American style pancakes or even line your friend's shoes as a slimy practical...

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