Monthly Archives: April 2017

Artist Spotlight: Rob Richardson – Cult Horror and Sci-Fi Themed Designs.

Rob Richardson is a freelance illustrator and animator with over twenty years of professional experience and the mastermind behind FatRobot Illustration. With his current project Daemon237 (dee-mon!), Rob has created unique scream-printed apparel showcasing classic Cult, Horror and Sci-Fi themed designs. Forged from a shared love of the bizarre and the psychotronic, of pirates, sci-fi, horror, lucha […]

Tips for Growing an Online Business

Growing an online business can be a tricky. As the director of e-commerce for a small business, I’ve had plenty of experience with establishing and growing an online brand in what is a highly competitive marketplace. Here’s my top tips for growing an online business: Research SEO Online success doesn’t happen overnight. Most digital marketing investments […]

Sketch a.k.a Carl Lavia – A London-based Sketch Artist

Sketch a.k.a Carl Lavia is a London-based sketch artist. Predominantly working with ink on archival paper. His subject matter has always been cityscapes. He chooses to depict the city from an aerial viewpoint, capturing an intensely intricate and delicate expansiveness. His earlier cityscapes were generally fictive, though now he has taken a new direction and is currently […]

The Unique Gift Co – Gifts & Furniture From Recycled Wood

The Unique Gift Co is a partnership between Dave Christian and Jacquelyn Cook, who make gifts and furniture from recycled/foraged wood – plus anything else they can lay their hands on!  Tell us a little about The Unique Gift Co… Our ethos is to take something which is dead and give it a new lease of life.  We […]

10 Great Ways To Use Facebook Posts To Promote Your Shop

Retailer Wishes of Cudworth from Barnsley give us their 10 great ways to use Facebook posts to promote your shop. Julia Keeling runs Wishes with a little help from her partner Chris Fox, who manages their Facebook business page. Wishes use Facebook posts daily to promote their independent shop. From making their staff the stars or putting […]

Septemberlegs – An Interview With Photographer Deborah Waters

Deborah Waters is a photographer and emerging artist behind Septemberlegs. Based in Sheffield, Deborah’s work to date has been sold through stock agencies such as 4CornersImages and Alamy. Her themes loosely fits into a travel specialism, with emphasis on her passions for events, landscape images and street photography. Hi, Deborah, tell us a little about yourself… In truth, I […]

5 Great Doctor Who Gifts

Who’s your favourite Doctor? If you shouted Quinn, then this isn’t the post for you. No, this our Gallifreyan gift guide featuring a selection of our favourite Time Lord treasures. Ahead of Doctor Who’s return to BBC1 on Saturday 15th April we’ve put together an handy list of our top 5 Great Doctor Who Gifts. Doctor Who […]

Digital Marketing Tips From Cherry Orchard Publishing

Cherry Orchard’s Helen Pallen gives our independent shops some amazing digital marketing tips. This article was originally published in Greetings Today Magazine. Following on from Small Business Saturday, an annual event that takes place at the beginning of December that for some retailers can see their takings double, the Small Business Team are now supporting […]

Flying Twigs – Truly Individual & Quirky Greeting Cards

Flying Twigs are a husband-and-wife business and they make greeting cards.  Gift Shop Hub spoke to the Cambridge based duo about their truly individual and quirky cards plus plans for the future… Hi, Flying Twigs, what do you do? We make good quality greeting cards!  We have respect for companies that make a range of products such as tea […]