Archive forNovember, 2009

Please note: US office closed for Thanksgiving!

November 2009, by Dan | 1 Comment – latest by missy

If you are planning to place an order on the US site this week, please be aware that our Rhode Island office is closed for Thanksgiving and Black Friday (26th November and 27th November).

You’ll still be able to place orders online of course, but there will be a little delay in shipping. Our US CS team will also be taking a four day weekend, so if you contact customer service please be extra patient – we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. (In fact, our UK CS reps will be helping out while the US takes a break.)

Orders placed on the UK site, for Europe and the rest of the world will be unaffected.

The holilday rush …Continue reading this article…

Mini boxes, maximum creativity

November 2009, by Denise | 2 Comments – latest by Betony

We’re a little worried by our latest MiniCard box-decorating competition. It seems to’ve captured the attention of the MOO Crew just a bit too much. The UK team spent a happy lunch hour crafting their boxes – see Simon and China, below:

And not to be outdone, I arrived this morning to an entry from Dave, one of our US MOO Crew!

Don’t worry, we might have a little prize for best box made by one of the MOO team, but the real prizes will still go to someone from our broader community.

It’s great to see everyone taking a break from their computers for a while though, and giving their heads a chance to think in a different …Continue reading this article…

How’s your elf?

November 2009, by Dan | 6 Comments – latest by Bart Fotograaf Den Haag

Well, the weather outside is frightful and the MOO warehouse staff are getting ready for the Holiday rush. Our trusty elves are enjoying their last silent night before a few weeks of rigorous stocking stuffing. Soon your MOO orders will be walking in the air and climbing down your chimney.

You’ll need to make sure you get your orders placed before our cut off dates, as we would not want you to have a blue Christmas. We thought you may want to see some of our packers at work in the MOO grotto, so here are some festive snap shots from our Rhode Island office…

If you’re worried about your cards getting stolen by frosty the snowman, then …Continue reading this article…

MiniCard Boxes – for a MiniGift Competition!

November 2009, by Simon G | 10 Comments – latest by melanie

If you’ve used up a whole box of MOO MiniCards, you’ll be left with lots of new contacts and… A white box without a purpose.

Luckily we’ve got just the purpose for these blank canvases – the MOO MiniCard MiniGift Box Competition! We’ve been inspired in the past by the amazing things you’ve done with MiniCard boxes and thought we’d give you a little nudge to celebrate your creativity, in time for Christmas and the Holidays.

We’d love to see what you can do with some felt, marker pens, glue, glitter, scrapbooking paper, polymer clay, yarn, and anything else you can find about the house by crafting a MOO MiniCard box (old or new) into either a festive …Continue reading this article…

Talk is cheap (with VoIP)

November 2009, by Simon G | Add a comment

Even an online/web business cannot live in a vacuum.

When you started your web based business you probably had coffee with your suppliers, posted freshly signed contracts through the mail and called potential new clients. All of these really important milestone events happened offline, in the “real world”.

Whilst it’s great to meet face-to-face, we have to admit it’s not practical all of the time which is why the UK portion of MOO’s Marketing team don’t fly from MOO HQ in London (UK) to our office in Rhode Island (USA) for our weekly Marketing meeting (despite how much fun it’d be to pay the Providence office a visit). Instead, we try to make use of all of the latest technology to keep …Continue reading this article…

Find the one-of-a-kind gift

November 2009, by Emilie | 38 Comments – latest by Ali van Dam

There had been much discussion at MOO Studios as to where is the best place to find that perfect Christmas gift (we knew where to find Christmas Cards). But, it seemed we were all seeking a unique, one-of-a-kind gift for our special someone and weren’t sure where we could find it. Luckily, we now have the answer.

Last week, many of you emailed us your favourite local Christmas Craft Fair or Market. We’ve compiled those fairs here. If you have other fairs that we should check out, please list them in the comments!

In the United Kingdom

Brighton:

MADE09
From Thursday 19th November to Sunday 22nd November 2009

Chelmsford:

Winter Wonderland Shopping Fair
Sunday 29 November, …Continue reading this article…

Illustration that packs a punch in the post

November 2009, by Anne-Marie | 7 Comments – latest by Roxann Souci

Freelance life can be tough. Long gaps between commissions. Accounts departments who just can’t seem to find your invoice. Not to mention the ever-present need to get your work seen by the people who count.

Jonny Wan, a freelance illustrator from Sheffield, knows all about that. A graduate of the Manchester School of Art, he’s constantly striving to ensure his unique illustrative style (think abstracted facial expressions, patterns, symmetry and hand-drawn lettering) snags the attention of creative directors everywhere – and he does so via Business Cards and Postcards from MOO.

MOO first caught his eye at his university degree show, where he noticed that all the students’ cutest promo materials were produced by the …Continue reading this article…

Making events & trade shows work for you

November 2009, by Pete | 4 Comments – latest by anne vinsel

In many company blogs, marketing teams often have lots to say (or at least, they’re pretty hard to keep quiet). With MOO this isn’t always the case – our customers usually give the rest of the team so much to blog about, we barely get a look in.

One marketing ‘channel’ (yes, sorry, some marketing buzzwords and jargon coming up) that has given us lots to talk about over the last year however, is events and trade-shows. MOO has visited Austin, Boston, Las Vegas, London, New York, Providence, San Diego, and we are at Washington DC this week. In total we have spoken to tens of thousands of photographers, graphic designers, artists, fashion designers, students and more. We have …Continue reading this article…

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