What we’ve been up to here at GDA
Our news, our views, some work and some play.

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    The joy of print

    GDA Creative Marketing | 11th April 2017 | Case Study

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    How to avoid blogging bloopers

    GDA Creative Marketing | 23rd March 2017 | Blog

    Content marketing is the starting point for any business wishing to promote themselves.

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    Avoid the junk folder with your Email Marketing

    GDA Creative Marketing | 16th March 2017 | Blog

    Email marketing is not dead, in fact many would argue it is even more important these days than ever before.

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    New brand identity for the British Orthodontic Society

    British Orthodontic Society | 08th March 2017 | News

    GDA has been appointed to create a new brand identity for the British Orthodontic Society.

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    Our top tips to kick start your Social Media Strategy

    GDA Creative Marketing | 02nd March 2017 | Blog

    Using Social Media as a promotional channel for your business can be a scary prospect, especially if you haven’t grown up with a smartphone glued to you 24/7.

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    Silent videos – what’s all the noise about?

    GDA Creative Marketing | 23rd February 2017 | Blog

    Why are consumers demanding what appears to be a step backwards in the way we consume media on a day to day basis?

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    Meet our new team member

    GDA Creative Marketing | 13th January 2017 | News

    GDA is continuing its successful programme of expansion with a new member of the team, the appointment of a new Account Executive.

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    The elephant in the room

    GDA Creative Marketing | 18th November 2016 | News

    DON’T mention the elephant in the room? The team at GDA Creative Marketing rather hope you will!

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    Favourite things about Sheffield

    GDA Creative Marketing | 17th November 2016 | News

    Our MD Alistair recently contributed to a regular feature in the Sheffield Telegraph called ‘Favourite Things’, where he explained what he loves most about the City. Here’s what he had to say…

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    The start of a new era for GDA

    GDA Creative Marketing | 23rd September 2016 | News

    After nearly 30 years in Barnsley, GDA are moving on to pastures new. As an integral part of our expansion plans, we are moving to new premises at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge, Sheffield.

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    The GDA Blueprint for Property Marketing

    GDA Creative Marketing | 23rd September 2016 | News

    The GDA Blueprint for Property Marketing

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    We’ve Come a Long Way

    GDA Creative Marketing | 23rd September 2016 | News

    As you can see we recently decided that the time was right to refresh our own brand identity. This new look has been created by our Creative Director, Jem Hager

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    Bolstering the Team with an Eye to the Future

    GDA Creative Marketing | 23rd September 2016 | News

    We are pleased to announce that Fraser Schurer-Lewis has joined the team here at GDA as a Trainee Account Executive.

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    Giving Bluebell Wood Some Extra Verve

    GDA Creative Marketing | 23rd June 2016 | News

    Verve Academy of Performing Arts, the Sheffield-based theatre school, have again chosen Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice for the focus of their fundraising efforts in 2016 - and GDA have stepped in as the main sponsors.

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    Astonish-ing Packaging Design

    Astonish | 20th February 2016 | Case Study

    GDA have been taken on board by Astonish, the leading Yorkshire-based cleaning products manufacturer, to work on a range of design and packaging briefs.

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    GDA Named the UK’s Number One Agency for Client Satisfaction

    GDA Creative Marketing | 20th February 2016 | News

    Massive news has landed today as GDA have been named the UK’s Number One Agency for Client Satisfaction.

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    Boxing Clever for Bluebell Wood

    GDA Creative Marketing | 19th February 2016 | News

    GDA have donated a signed Ricky Hatton boxing glove to help raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield.

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    Linden Homes Recognise GDA’s Property Expertise

    Linden Homes | 14th January 2016 | News

    GDA have been brought on-board by house builder Linden Homes to manage the rebranding process following their acquisition of Shepherd Homes earlier this year.

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    Design for Orthodontics – in Yorkshire and Across the World

    World Federation of Orthodontists | 14th January 2016 | Case Study

    The Orthodontic Centre, a specialist orthodontist with four practices in Yorkshire, have recently rebranded and launched a new website with the help of GDA.

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    We Come Highly Recommended!

    GDA Creative Marketing | 12th January 2016 | News

    The Recommended Agencies Register has once again rated GDA in 2016.

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    A Personal Farewell to a Creative Genuis

    GDA Creative Marketing | 11th January 2016 | News

    This isn’t the usual kind of post on the GDA website, but then today doesn’t feel like a usual kind of day…

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    New website for AJ Loveland goes live

    GDA Creative Marketing | 16th October 2015 | Case Study

    GDA’s latest web development project has just gone live – for specialist civil engineering firm AJ Loveland Ltd.

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    Five Live for Omnia!

    GDA Creative Marketing | 20th September 2015 | Case Study

    GDA have unveiled five new websites for the Sheffield-based Omnia Property Group.

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    GDA Welcome a New Team Member

    GDA Creative Marketing | 20th July 2015 | News

    GDA are pleased to welcome Caroline Riley to the South Yorkshire based creative and digital agency as a Trainee Account Executive.

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    Could You Be Our Next Superstar?

    GDA Creative Marketing | 28th May 2015 | News

    Trainee Account Executive

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    Another Day, Another Top 10 Place!

    GDA Creative Marketing | 13th May 2015 | News

    Leading industry magazine The Drum has published the results of its 2015 Independent Agencies Census and GDA have again performed incredibly well.

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    GDA Named in the UK’s Top 10 Agencies for Client Satisfaction

    GDA Creative Marketing | 20th March 2015 | News

    GDA have been named a top 10 agency for client satisfaction in the UK marketing industry’s leading publication The Drum.

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    Alistair Named in Insider Magazine’s 42 under 42

    GDA Creative Marketing | 16th March 2015 | News

    Each year Insider Magazine names its ‘42 under 42’ and GDA’s Alistair Farrant has been chosen in 2015.

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    International Orthodontic Conference Logo

    GDA Creative Marketing | 20th January 2015 | News

    2015 is a massive year in the world of orthodontics, as London welcomes the great and good of the profession to the 8th International Orthodontic Conference in September.

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    Online Video Shows Taylor Wimpey at Their Best

    GDA Creative Marketing | 19th January 2015 | Case Study

    GDA's latest online video has just gone live! You can take a look at it on YouTube now.

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    We’ve Been a Bit Quiet Lately…

    GDA Creative Marketing | 16th January 2015 | News

    Our news updates have been a bit thin on the ground recently – but thankfully the only reason for this is that we’ve been so busy! Hopefully this will bring you up-to-date on things anyway…

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    Supporting ‘Tiny Hearts’

    GDA Creative Marketing | 16th December 2014 | News

    The GDA team have a warm glow inside today having spent the morning at Barnsley Hospital to hand over a cheque for £1000 towards the new special care baby unit they are building.

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    GDA Welcome a New Member of the Team

    GDA Creative Marketing | 19th September 2014 | News

    GDA are pleased to welcome a new member to the team as Graham Davidson joins the South Yorkshire based creative and digital agency.

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    Yorkshire Business Insider Sponsorship

    GDA Creative Marketing | 28th August 2014 | News

    GDA have begun a sponsorship campaign with Yorkshire Business Insider, the region’s leading business to business magazine.

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    New Client Win as Pegler Choose GDA

    GDA Creative Marketing | 17th July 2014 | News

    Pegler Yorkshire, the internationally renowned manufacturer of plumbing, heating and engineering products have appointed GDA following a competitive pitch.

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    GDA Sponsor Yorkshire Property’s Big Night

    GDA Creative Marketing | 01st July 2014 | News

    We are delighted to announce that GDA will be sponsoring Insider Magazine's South Yorkshire Property Gala Dinner this Thursday.

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    The Joy of Six!

    GDA Creative Marketing | 24th June 2014 | News

    It has been an outstanding start to the year for GDA as six new clients come on board with the marketing agency in South Yorkshire.

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    Online Video – the Way Forward for Shepherd

    GDA Creative Marketing | 02nd May 2014 | News

    Shepherd Homes are capitalising on the growth in popularity of online video by releasing a series of handy guides to moving home.

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    New Websites Go Live

    GDA Creative Marketing | 17th April 2014 | News

    Two websites have recently gone live following new business wins for GDA.

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    Meet Cyrus, Our New Digital Designer

    GDA Creative Marketing | 01st April 2014 | News

    Find out what our latest recruit loves, hates, makes him laugh and what he would do if he won the lottery.

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    A New Look for Mandale Homes in Sheffield

    GDA Creative Marketing | 21st March 2014 | News

    Just in case you were wondering which agency designed the new Ballard Hall branding for Mandale Homes in Ranmoor, Sheffield – it was GDA.

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    Take a Look Around the ‘New’ GDA

    GDA Creative Marketing | 05th March 2014 | News

    Over the last few months we have been doing a lot of work to update the GDA office and make the perfect creative environment.

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    GDA Helping to Make a Breakthrough

    GDA Creative Marketing | 21st January 2014 | News

    Breakthrough Breast Cancer were welcomed to GDA Creative Marketing today to collect a cheque for £1000 that we donated instead of giving any client Christmas presents at the end of 2013.

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    New Year, New Account Win for GDA

    GDA Creative Marketing | 10th January 2014 | News

    GDA have kicked off 2014 by welcoming Mandale Homes into the agency following our recent appointment.

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    Dreaming of a PINK Christmas

    GDA Creative Marketing | 16th December 2013 | News

    The team at GDA would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

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    New Coda Studios Website

    GDA Creative Marketing | 29th October 2013 | News

    GDA have recently unveiled their latest new website – for Coda Studios, the award winning Sheffield architecture and design practise.

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    Thank You!

    GDA Creative Marketing | 18th September 2013 | News

    Alistair and Jem would like to thank everyone who has been in touch to wish us well following our management buyout and Graham’s retirement.

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    Vanessa Promoted to New Operations Manager Role

    GDA Creative Marketing | 16th August 2013 | News

    Vanessa Brown has recently been promoted into a newly created role of Operation Manager at GDA.

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    Berneslai On Board for Three More Years

    GDA Creative Marketing | 20th May 2013 | News

    Berneslai Homes have just reappointed GDA for a further three years following a competitive pitch process.

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    Energy Switching Campaign Success

    GDA Creative Marketing | 18th March 2013 | News

    GDA’s work to promote the YORswitch energy switching scheme for Berneslai Homes has seen a huge response from local residents.

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    Giving Taylor Wimpey all the options

    GDA Creative Marketing | 04th February 2013 | News

    GDA have recently unveiled an online options brochure for Taylor Wimpey UK.

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    New Year, New Website

    GDA Creative Marketing | 09th January 2013 | News

    It’s here! Our new website is live and we would love to hear your thoughts on it…

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    Bad Jumpers for a Good Cause

    GDA Creative Marketing | 14th December 2012 | News

    The GDA team decided that this December was a good time to think of those less fortunate, so have been raising money for Save The Children.

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    C Soar Rebrand

    GDA Creative Marketing | 22nd October 2012 | News

    C. Soar & Sons, specialists in the recycling of electrical plant equipment, have recently undergone a full rebrand with help from GDA.

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    Let the Celebrations Commence

    GDA Creative Marketing | 27th September 2012 | News

    You may not be aware, but this is GDA's 25th year of being in business since Graham set the company up in 1987.

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    GDA Girls go Hawaiian

    GDA Creative Marketing | 24th July 2012 | News

    The ladies of GDA got involved in their latest fund raising event recently by entering the 'Midnight Walk' in aid of Barnsley Hospice.

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    New website for Shepherd Homes

    GDA Creative Marketing | 03rd July 2012 | News

    Shepherd Homes have recently launched a new website following their appointment of GDA.

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    SEO Success See’s Web Visitor Levels Soar

    GDA Creative Marketing | 31st May 2012 | News

    Mayflower Engineering have felt the benefits of GDA's skills in search engine optimisation (SEO), with their website visitor levels having risen by 190%. This success has been achieved since the SEO campaign began in August 2011.

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    GDA Recruit After Significant Account Win

    GDA Creative Marketing | 30th March 2012 | News

    Shepherd Homes have recently appointed GDA to handle its full-service marketing and digital account.

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    Marketing New Homes In 2012

    GDA Creative Marketing | 04th January 2012 | News

    If property is all about location, location, location, then the future of new homes marketing is all about data, data, data.

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