Downton “Abbey Well”

TV producers were left embarrassed this week when a promotional photo for 1920s drama series, Downton Abbey, included a plastic water bottle in the background (must have been Abbey Well). Take a look below – its sandwiched between two priceless vases, just right of the toffs:
downtonNever wanting anyone to be left feeling embarrassed, we thought we’d help out by carefully photoshopping the water bottle out. Take a look below (its no longer between two priceless vases):
downton-fixedApparently, plastic bottles were not in wide use in the UK until the 1960s – 36 years after the new series of Downton takes place.

Thankfully its not the 1920s anymore and we’re able to drink water from polyethylene terephthalate containers and clear up historical inaccuracies using Photoshop.

An ITV spokesperson said “Cheers”.


Hello, What Next?

We’ve just launched a new website for Northwest-based HR and coaching company, What Next Consultancy.

We developed a bold new brand identity, which not only provides a distinct and recognisable look and feel, but also act as a vehicle for delivering core marketing messages.

Here’s a taster…

wn-homepage1Check out the snazzy video interludes on the homepage:

wn-homepage2Does this page make you want biscuits and coffee?

wn-blog1Most importantly, what did the Jo say about the result?

“When I decided to completely revamp my website, I approached Group Dane because of the unique and very different websites I’d seen them produce for their clients. I wanted a website that was quirky, but chic, reflecting the personality and ethos of my company. I was not disappointed; I’m now the proud owner of a very individual website, which matches my brief exactly and is streets apart from my competitors. I have been extremely impressed with Group Dane’s professionalism and how they truly go the extra mile. Their customer service is exemplary and I’d recommend them to anyone.”

– Jo Banks, Managing Director at What Next Consultancy (UK) Ltd

Take a look at the finished product: and find out more about the project on our case study.