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Talking about a New Year’s resolution

January 2014, by Simon G | 6 Comments – latest by Anna Sircova

Setting individual New Year’s resolutions can help you change or improve parts of your personal life – so why not do the same for your business?

Whether your business is well established, brand new or just a year in, it’s a great idea to use this time of year to pick an area that needs a little work, and find a way to improve it. You’ll make your business more efficient, profitable and altogether better and what better way to start the year?

There are a lot of areas in any business that even just a little bit of TLC would make all the difference. So without further ado (or procrastination!), here are our top five to get …Continue reading this article…

Announcing Santa’s business Card Winner!

January 2014, by Jamie | 3 Comments – latest by BUSINESS CARDS

Back in December, we challenged you to help redesign the business cards for a pretty important guy – that’s right, we’re talking about Santa Claus.

It’s fair to say it’s been a pretty busy few weeks for everyone. Santa has been on his annual trip around the world while we’ve been munching lots of Chocolates and mince pies!

So we think the perfect way to kick off the New Year is by announcing the winner of our Santa needs you competition. There were Santa puns, North Pole jokes and even cats dressed as Santa – which all made for a pretty tough judging task.

But that’s enough with the suspense! Without further ado, here are the winners of …Continue reading this article…

Follow Father Christmas on his magical journey

December 2013, by Jamie | Add a comment

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So… the big day is nearly here. For most of us it’s (nearly) time to wind down and enjoy the festivities that are about to begin. Maybe enjoy a mince pie or two, or have a little festive tipple in front of the TV to celebrate Christmas Eve.

But for one person (and his many helpers), Christmas Eve is the busiest night of the year. Father Christmas and his reindeers have a very tough task on their hands, and with the world’s population bigger than ever, can he do it?

Of course he can! …Continue reading this article…

The MOO Crew gets crafty for Christmas

December 2013, by Jon | Add a comment

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Okay, so don’t judge us… but we’re a *little* bit obsessed with Christmas jumpers – for us, the more reindeer and snowmen emblems the better. And because we love them so much, we thought it’d be a great idea to have a go at making our own!

Plus, in the seasonal spirit of giving, we wanted to give our very own Design Elves (AKA the creative team) a well deserved rest. They’ve been busy creating new Christmas card designs, decorating the office, and making the Festive Funk Machine! So …Continue reading this article…

Deck the halls…

December 2013, by Jamie | Add a comment

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MOO HQ has officially been Christmassed (that’s a real word, right?). We’ve been working hard to make the office look suitably festive. We admit, we were a little slow to get the decorations up, but now they are, the MOO Crew is feeling very Christmassy indeed.

In our reception area at MOO HQ, we’ve created our own mini Christmas tree forest. Complete with Christmas bauble Instagrams, it’s the perfect festive greeting in the morning.

We couldn’t just leave the decorations in the reception area though. We’ve …Continue reading this article…

MOO’s A to Z of Christmas

December 2013, by Jon | Add a comment

Lots of elements go into the mix at Christmas, from food, to decorations, to presents and snow. We wanted to capture them all, so we put our heads together to come up with our top festive moments from A to Z. So, without further ado, it’s time to delve into what makes Christmas Christmas for the MOO Crew…

A is for awkward relatives

We love them, but we all suffer from their questionable presents (reindeer socks anyone?), and even more questionable Christmas jumpers they wear.

B is for brandy

It’s the naughty festive tipple that seems to find its way into the cream, the Christmas pudding, the …Continue reading this article…

Introducing the MOO Awards’ new “One to Watch” category!

December 2013, by Simon G | 5 Comments – latest by Becky Westaway

We were overwhelmed with entries in every category for this year’s MOO Awards, and reading through them all, we realized there was one more category forming right before our eyes; businesses built around a brilliant, original idea that needed just another year or so to become a business powerhouse.

So without further ado, meet the MOO Award ‘One to Watch’ winner… Becky Westaway with Milly & Bear, whose reaction to winning was endearingly honest and heartwarming at the same time.

“There were moments when the tiredness of being a new mum, the loneliness of setting up a company and the frustration in trying to get the product right caused me to seriously consider giving up.” Becky revealed, before …Continue reading this article…

Oh, what a year!

December 2013, by Simon G | Add a comment

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… although it really wasn’t the worst of times at all. In fact, we’ve had a genuine blast in 2013, although looking back, we do wonder when we found time to sleep.

So as they say in showbiz… let’s take it from the top!

The biggest news at the start of the year was the grand opening of The MOO Shop at Boxpark, or a pop up mall near MOO HQ in London, in February. It marked a big, creative side step away from our original comfort zone of online retail, giving our local customers a chance to come and touch or products in their hands, …Continue reading this article…

Thoughts from the desk of Bowie and Mr. Squiggles

December 2013, by Jamie | Add a comment

‘Twas a cold Christmas evening, a fire roared in the hearth and at an imposing desk sat Bowie and Mr. Squiggles, pens in paws. They pondered life’s biggest questions, jotting down their momentous thoughts – How does Santa get to every house in just one night? Why is Rudolph’s nose so red? How many pugs does it take to change a (Christmas tree) light bulb…

Okay, so maybe we’ve let our imaginations run away with us a little, but Bowie and Mr. Squiggles *are* writing personalised notecards, and you could get your paws on one.

All you have to do is email with the subject “Christmas Pugs” and the short message that …Continue reading this article…

MOO’s Top Ten Christmas Songs

December 2013, by Jamie | Add a comment

Love them or hate them, Christmas songs are inescapable in December. So we’ve embraced them whole-heartedly and voted for our favourites. So without further ado, have a little look and see if you agree.

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