Monday, 2 December 2013

High-quality copywriting can enhance your Adelaide business profile

By +Mark Angus 

We provide a range of copywriting services that enable Adelaide businesses to get the message out to the wider community about promotions, new products, moving premises—anything that you think is important that your customers and potential customers should know about.

The +Cadogan and Hall writing team is based in Adelaide, and everyone who writes for us is a native speaker and a professional writer of the highest calibre. This means that not only do you get quality copywriting, but it's written by a writer who knows Adelaide and the market, and so is able to make the content both relevant and engaging for a local audience. 

A lot of article marketing and content marketing offered by SEO companies is in fact outsourced to other countries, or is produced by 'spinning' articles written by others. Every piece of writing we undertake is meticulously researched and handcrafted specifically for you and your business. Furthermore, everything we write on your behalf is submitted to you for your approval before publishing or posting. We pride ourselves on establishing collaborative partnerships with everyone we write for, and in creating unique copy that you are proud to publish under your name.

Our full range of copywriting services includes:
  • website content: we can write the content of your website for you, including home pages, FAQ pages, product specification pages, etc.
  • content marketing articles: we produce high-quality articles that can be published on your website to increase your customer engagement and improve its overall quality. We can also produce these articles as attractive, branded downloadable PDF files that you can email to customers and can post on your social media sites
  • blogs: we can create and maintain a blog for you, with regular updates and company news
  • press releases: we write well-crafted electronic press releases that attract attention to your business, can be posted on social media sites, and make an engaging addition to your website
Visit our website, or click on the images below, to find out more about high-quality Adelaide copywriting can enhance your business presence and profile.

We offer a range of copywriting services for Adelaide-based businesses
Please click here to see our content marketing library
Our copywriting services for Adelaide businesses includes writing high-quality press releases
Please click here to see the online press room we've created for Wakefield Grange
We create original content for websites
Please click here to see website content we have written for Adelaide businesses

Monday, 18 November 2013

An electronic press release gets your news out there in a hurry

The whole nature of how a press release works has changed.  Electronic press release sites mean that you can quickly promote your news to a potentially enormous audience if you combine it with effective use of social media.

A good electronic press release site will also enable you to:
  • share your release on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and other social media sites quickly and easily (usually with a single click)
  • give you a URL that you can share with others via email
  • provide you with an attractive PDF version of your release, that you can either print or email to media contacts or customers
  • allow you to set up a virtual Press Room on your website or blog, so that all of your releases are automatically published there
If you use your social media sites well, you can get the content of your release read by a lot of people in a very short space of time—which should be the ultimate aim of a press release—but at the same time, you can also preserve a release as part of an archive or Press Room so that you are able to build up a useful bank of information and resources for potential customers searching out your type of products or services.

Our press releases get significant and widespread coverage for Adelaide businesses through a combination of traditional, electronic and social media, such as our latest release about the Fleurieu Food 2013 Fiesta! Olive Awards

Our website gives more details about the press releases we have produced for Adelaide businesses, or if you like to make an enquiry, please feel free to email us.

We look forward to sharing your good news with the wider Adelaide community!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Copywriting that's crafted to suit your business needs

We have one aim in the copywriting that we produce for Adelaide businesses, and that's to find the topic, words and tone and that best encapsulates you and your brand. So when we produce a piece of article or content marketing for a client, we always like to make the content engaging and informative, but also in a style that's appropriate.

For instance, in this brochure that we've just produced for Ceramica Tile + Design in Adelaide, promoting their new range of Arts & Crafts inspired Artisan tiles, we've not only encapsulated the spirit of Arts & Crafts in the layout and design, but we've also included some background on the movement, so their customers can see these splendid tiles in their proper historical context.

You can visit our website to see more of the copywriting that we do for Adelaide businesses, but in the meantime please click on the brochure below to read it in full.
We produce article and content marketing for companies in Adelaide
Please click here to read the full brochure

Friday, 11 October 2013

Content marketing - share your expertise

By using content marketing effectively, you can reach many people outside of your immediate community and circles. Therefore, you are potentially sharing your knowledge with the rest of the world!

If you want your message to be both effective and engaging, it makes sense to have your text produced by a professional copywriter with expertise in producing communications in a wide range of industries and who can focus with clarity on both purpose and message.

We produce website content and article marketing pieces for Adelaide osteopath and chiropractor Amber Laris, helping her to share her extensive knowledge not only with patients in Adelaide, but also beyond. We can do the same for your business, so please contact us via our website or email us.

In the meantime, please click on the brochure below to read it in full. 
Adelaide chiropractor Amber Laris
Please click here to read the full brochure

Monday, 30 September 2013

Trade fairs and exhibitions are a great way to promote your business

If you're set to take a stand a trade show or exhibition, why not let your customers know what to expect before they get there? If you have special offers, discounts, or particular lines that you want to promote, a little pre-publicity can go a long way. 

We have produced this brochure for Ceramica Tile + Design, who will be exhibiting at this year’s Sunday Mail HIA Home & Garden Show at Wayville Showgrounds on the weekend of 19—20 October 2013.

They have three products that they are showcasing— the Renaza range of wooden ceiling and wall tiles by Bella Lujo, the Etic range of timber-look porcelain tiles by Atlas Concorde, and the full range of stone veneer products from leading Australian manufacturer Veneer Stone. There are special offers available for customers who visit the stand during the show, while their expert design consultants will be on hand to talk you through their outstanding range.

If you'd like to find out more about how we can help to promote your appearance at a trade show or exhibition, please visit our website. In the meantime, click on the brochure below to read more about the special offers available at this year's Home and Garden Show in Adelaide.
Cadogan and Hall offer a full range of professional copywriting services
Please click here to read the full brochure

Sunday, 29 September 2013

On the move? Let your customers know

If you're moving, or have moved, to new premises, you probably want to show them off! At Cadogan and Hall, we can help you to introduce your new place of business both to your existing customers, as well as potential new ones.

We have produced just this sort of piece for Orthodontic Network in Adelaide (ONiA) who have just moved into new premises in the Adelaide CBD on North Terrace. As you'll see from the brochure below, we have achieved a great combination of words and images, and you have to believe us when we say their new practice looks as good for real as it does in these photographs.

If your business is moving, and you want to trumpet the virtues of your new premises, we can help. Visit our website to find out more. In the meantime, please click on the brochure below to see the stunning new ONiA headquarters in Adelaide for yourself.

If you're moving business premises, Cadogan and Hall can help you to promote your move
Click on the brochure above to get the full tour of ONiA's new premises on North Terrace in Adelaide

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Online brochures to promote Adelaide businesses

We have recently produced a new brochure for Innovative Window Films in Adelaide that highlights their range of protective security window films. 

Copywriting of this kind is vital, particularly for small and medium enterprises, because it's a way of raising your profile and enhancing your online presence. It provides an additional way for potential customers to find you, as well as adding significantly to your marketing collateral. Our online brochures can be emailed to customers, posted on your website, or serve as a kind of FAQ sheet, answering questions that clients may have about your products.

If you would like to find out more about the potential value of high-quality copywriting to your business, contact us or visit our virtual library to see the sort of work that we are producing for Adelaide and South Australian enterprises.

Adelaide freelance copywriters
Click on the brochure above to visit our virtual library

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Our latest video, promoting Tradies SA in Adelaide

At Cadogan and Hall, we can produce short promotional videos for Adelaide businesses, suitable for posting on You Tube, your website, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and just about anywhere else you want yourself to be seen!

This video, promoting the new Tradies SA website, features the talents of Anthony and Enzo from A&E Tiling, who have listed on Tradies SA.

If you are interested in a short, affordable promotional video for your website or social media pages, contact us to find out more.

In the meantime, if you're an Adelaide tradie, don't forget that you can list your business for free at Tradies SA.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Do you want your business to be able to reach particular sections of the Adelaide community?

It may be that you have a range of products or services that are particularly suited to a select part of the Adelaide community. If so, then producing useful information and resources is one effective and efficient way of reaching them.

We create information brochures and pages for websites, that can be targeted at a specific demographic, by providing useful advice and guidance particular to them.

See, for example, the brochure below that we have created for Adelaide osteopath Amber Laris, as a means of her providing an additional service to her senior clients.

Contact us to find out more about how Cadogan and Hall can help you reach the people you want to reach.


Freelance copywriter based in Adelaide, South Australia
We provide a comprehensive copywriting service for a range of Adelaide businesses - click here to read more

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Do you have an Information or FAQ page on your website?

If you don't have an Information or FAQ page on your website, you might be missing a way of attracting new customers to your website. Remember, sometimes when we search the web, we're not looking for a specific company or product, we're just looking for some information. This is when you need those pages on your site than are about more than just your products and services—you need pages that share information, provide insight, and establish your credibility in your field.

At Cadogan and Hall, we have been working with a number of Adelaide businesses to help them build up a library of useful tips, advice, guidance and information on their websites, as a means of demonstrating their experience and expertise. These articles, which we then custom-design into a useful PDF brochure, can form a part of an email marketing campaign, be printed out or emailed to customers,   posted on your Facebook and Google+ pages, and provide attractive additional pages for your website.

Direct Shutters in Adelaide, experts in the manufacture and installation of roller shutters for windows and doors, are one such company who we have been working with to produce a range of useful fact sheets and FAQ pages. The information pages on their website are now extensive and have proved extremely useful for them in attracting new visitors to their site.

If you are interested in finding out more about how we can help you to increase the traffic to you site, please feel free to contact us.

Information and FAQ pages are extremely efficient ways of attracting new customers to your website
Cadogan and Hall can help you to produce useful information brochures that you can post on your website and social media pages, as well as use in email marketing campaigns

Up for an award? Of course you want to promote it!

If you've been nominated for a prestigious industry award, naturally you want to let people know about it.

This is the case for Ceramica Tile + Design in Adelaide, one of regular clients, who has been nominated for the Housing Supplier of the Year Award in the 2013 South Australia HIA Housing Awards. We are looking forward to the awards ceremony in October!

Cadogan and Hall are helping Ceramica Tile + Design to get the word out there about their good news, as well as promoting their newest range—elegant cement tiles bathroom and kitchen from Australian company Boss Architectural.

If you're an Adelaide company in need or professional copywriting services to share with the community what you're doing, do please visit our website and find out how a skilled and experienced copywriter can help the promotion of your business.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Welcome to Innovative Window Films

We're delighted to be undertaking article marketing for Adelaide company Innovative Window Films. We are helping them to add additional pages to their website, writing articles that promote their products and services across social media, and are running a blog for them.

At Cadogan and Hall we undertake this work for a growing number of Adelaide companies, and we can help you too to raise your profile in the community or online, promote special offers or new products, and to improve the quality of the content on your website.

Please contact us or visit our website to see the work we have recently been undertaking for Adelaide businesses.
Cadogan and Hall are a team of freelance copywriters based in Adelaide, South Australia
Cadogan and Hall undertake article marketing campaigns for Adelaide businesses such as Innovative Window Films

Friday, 2 August 2013

Promoting Adelaide Businesses Through Article Marketing

We undertake article marketing for a range of Adelaide businesses, old and new, and we are always seeking ways to help them to promote their businesses.

One of the best ways that you can do this is to promote a new product or line that you have in stock — it may be unusual, unique or just out of the ordinary, and so this is an effective way of getting attention for your business and what you do.

For instance, this recent piece that we have done for Ceramica Tile + Design in Adelaide is a good example - these splendid Renaza tiles, made from reclaimed shipbuilding timber, are truly unique and so make a good focal point for promotion.

Please click on the brochure below, or visit our website, to see for yourself how our work could help to promote your business.
Cadogan and Hall produce online writing and website writing in Adelaide
Click on the brochure above to see more of our article marketing work for Adelaide businesses

Electronic Press Releases For Adelaide Businesses

At Cadogan and Hall, we specialise in writing press releases for all types of Adelaide business, in all kinds of industries. These are an effective way of getting news about your business out to the wider community as electronic press releases can easily be posted on your website, social media pages, or emailed to clients and potential customers.

We have recently produced press releases for Adelaide companies such as Direct Shutters, Ceramica Tile + Design, Lewis Construction Equipment and Wakefield Grange.

Please click on the links below to view our latest releases, or visit our website to see more examples of our work.

Experts in the manufacture and installation of rollershutters for windows and doors.
Direct Shutters are experts in the OZRoll Drive System for roller shutters

Kitchen, bathroom and floor tiles from the world's leading manufacturers available in Adelaide from Ceramica Tile + Design
Ceramica Tile + Design supply the Renaza range of wooden tiles made from reclaimed shipbuilding timber

Grass-fed, free range beef and lamb available in South Australia from Wakefield Grange
Wakefield Grange have special offers for customers at the Adelaide Hills Farmers Market and Goolwa Wharf Markets

Working With Experienced Adelaide Businesses

At Cadogan and Hall, we work with new start-ups, as well as experienced and well-established firms like Direct Shutters, Adelaide's experts in roller shutters. Our aim is always to help you to share your knowledge, skills and expertise with the wider community, and we use a variety of means to get you and your business in front of as many people as possible.

To see more of our work for Adelaide businesses, please visit our website; in the meantime, please click on the brochure below to see an example of the work we do.

At Cadogan and hall we produce high quality articles to help Adelaide businesses to promote their goods and services

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Let your satisfied customers help you to promote your business

Satisfied customers, or customer success stories, are always a helpful and insightful way to promote your business and to share with others how your products are being used, or the response to your services.  If you’re an Adelaide company who would like to share with the wider community what your customers think of you and your products, we will happily work with you to create pieces that highlight just how highly your customers think of you!  Visit us at www.cadoganandhall.com to find out more.

Lewis Construction Equipment have customers all over Australia, often working in demanding and isolated environments.  For this reason, their products and services need to be first-rate, and their customer care second to none.  They have recently been working with two SA contractors in the mining industry, supplying them with machines for use in the Cooper Basin.  Read more here, or visit www.lewco-equip.com.au.

Lewis Construction Equipment, based in Adelaide, has recently supplied two South Australian companies working in the mining industry in the region with wheel loaders from the LiuGong CLG856 series.
To find out more about how success stories can be used to promote your business, please click here

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Improve the experience of visitors to your website

If you want to improve the experience of visitors to your website, a good way of doing so is to provide them with information beyond your products and services.  This helps to establish you as an authority in your field, but also increases the size of your website, adding extra pages for search engines to find.  We have been helping a number of Adelaide businesses to help their customers while adding pages to their sites - to find out more, visit www.cadoganandhall.com

For a recent example of the work we have produced for Adelaide chiropractor Amber Laris, please click below.
Online writing for Adelaide businesses
For other examples of Cadogan and Hall's work for Adelaide businesses, visit www.cadoganandhall.com 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Cadogan and Hall Now Working With ONiA in Adelaide

At Cadogan and Hall, we are delighted to be working with ONiA, South Australia's largest orthodontic network.

We are working with ONiA to produce a series of articles focussing on orthodontics in general, and their practice in particular.  Our first piece for them is below.

If you would like to find out more about what Cadogan and Hall is doing for ONiA and other leading Adelaide businesses, we invite you to visit www.cadoganandhall.com

Orthodontics is a very specialised field dealing specifically with problems associated with the alignment of the teeth and jaw
To read this article in a downloadable PDF format, please click

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Cadogan and Hall and Media Gain create a new website for Adelaide osteopath and chiropractor Amber Laris

Cadogan and Hall have been working with Adelaide web designers Media Gain to create a great new website for Adelaide CBD osteopath and chiropractor Amber Laris.  The site looks great, it's easy to navigate, and is designed to enhance the experience for users.

This site is a good example of the way in which your website serves not only to promote your business, but also to inform the wider community about your trade or industry in more general terms (see the articles on the left of the home page).  If you are looking for articles or content to enhance the overall effectiveness of your site, please visit us at www.cadoganadhall.com.  If you need a new website, or a website redesign or overall, visit www.mediagain.com.au to find out more about high quality and affordable website design for Adelaide businesses.

Chiropractic and osteopathic clinic Adelaide CBD
Amber Laris Adelaide Osteopath and Chiropractor
www.amberlaris.com.au

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Cadogan and Hall now producing video content for Adelaide businesses

At Cadogan and Hall, we are now producing short videos as an additional feature of our article marketing packages.  If you would like to find out more, please visit us at www.cadoganandhall.com

Monday, 25 February 2013

2013 Adelaide Fringe Review - Charles Barrington in One Character or Less

2013 Adelaide Fringe Review - Charles Barrington in One Character or Less
The Tuxedo Cat until 2 March

I can't help thinking that Adelaide punters are constantly missing a trick with Charles Barrington.  I have seen his last couple of shows here and the audiences have been - I am sure Mr Barrington won't mind me saying this - poor.  Not in terms of quality, of course (indeed, when I have been there the shows have been enthusiastically received), but certainly in terms of quantity.  I may be under a misapprehension here, and on nights when I haven't been in the house has been full, but it seems that Adelaide theatre-goers are depriving themselves of the real treat that is Anthony Rogers' delightful comic creation.

Part esoteric musings, part pseudo-Hollywood gossip, part lecture on bees, the actor-producer-writer-director Charles Barrington (he started as a child actor when he was very young...) has a unique way with a punchline; he will often not only lead you to it, but will sometimes wait for you to get there before him.  The show has a distinct, easy-paced, almost shambolic rhythm to it and there is undoubtedly more than a whiff of substance or alcohol abuse in Mr Barrington's past that goes some way to accounting for this.  The performance has spontaneity and charm and, as one would expect from an international star of Mr Barrington's stature, he has an easy - and yet arm's length - rapport with the audience.

I think Charles Barrington is one of the most unique comic personas to have appeared in Australia in the last few years, and one that has the potential to really grow.  The jokes are funny, the character has depth, and there is a rich vein of comic material to be mined in parodying the pomposity of the self-absorbed performer.  If a less frantic, more reflective style of comedy is what you are yearning for, I would urge you to pay Mr Barrington a visit, as I think an undiscovered gem is being hidden in full view, while Adelaide just doesn't seem to be looking.


Thursday, 21 February 2013

2013 Adelaide Fringe Review - The Blue Room

2013 Adelaide Fringe Review - The Blue Room 
by David Hare
Presented by 5 Pound Theatre, directed by Jason Cavanagh
Starring Kaitlyn Clare and Zak Zavod
At Urban Spaceman Vintage, 2/27 Gresham Street @ 9.00pm until 2 March

Standing out in a somewhat down-at-heel Gresham Street watching a Reeperbahnesque performance in a shop window makes a most interesting start to a theatrical evening.  The vintage clothing store Urban Spaceman is transformed into a performance space for this production of David Hare’s loose 1998 adaptation of Schnitzler’s La Ronde, and so the display window was put to novel use as a prologue to the play.

Despite being an adaptation, this is very much a David Hare play, in particular in its portrayal of incongruous, enigmatic relationships or encounters, such as that between the MP Charles and the model Kelly, or between the actress and the wealthy American, Malcolm.  Hare has long had a fascination with the power politics of love, and so it is not only the prostitute Irene for whom sex is a transaction.  Unfulfilled yearning - for love, for excitement, for a better world - is always at the heart of Hare’s plays, although in The Blue Room it is not always clear just what it is that the characters are yearning for.  There is the suggestion throughout the play that relationships and sex are a way of diverting ourselves from our disappointment with life, and that love, if it comes along, is but a temporary distraction, a way of momentarily forgetting an emptiness that the play would seem to be suggesting is at the heart of existence.

If this sounds as though it makes for an overwhelmingly grim evening, this is far from being the case.  The production is notable for a simply outstanding performance by Kaitlyn Clare.  Worthy of particular praise are her portrayals of the French au pair Marie, Kelly the eastern European model, and Emma the middle-class married woman, although all of her characterisations are of the highest quality.  When the characters demand it, she is in turn vulnerable, domineering, confused and calculating, and manages to play both youthful and more mature characters with equal precision.  Ms Clare’s physical characterisations were also deftly differentiated, and she can both totter on high heels when stoned and play the theatrical grand dame with equal elan.  This is a highly accomplished piece of acting and shows Ms Clare to be an extremely versatile actress with a great range, and we can expect to see her playing major roles in our leading theatres in the not too distant future.

Zak Zavod’s performance is perhaps less frequently engaging (although I would venture to suggest that this is as much to do with the playwright as with the performer), in that the range of characterisations is possibly too wide to reasonably expect one actor to take on, particularly in the no-frills world of fringe theatre.  It might be an unreasonable expectation for an actor to successfully engage with the characters of both Anton and Charles, and so it is not surprising that the latter was the least fleshed-out character in Mr Zavod’s repertoire.  Having said this, I nevertheless enjoyed his portrayal of the pompous playwright Robert, and Malcolm the American suitor, that latter being Mr Zavod’s most successful creation and providing one of the play’s stand-out scenes.

This production has attempted to make a virtue out of necessity in its staging and, one or two costuming quibbles aside, director Jason Cavanagh’s spare setting, limited lighting and imaginative use of an unconventional theatre space serve the play well.  However, it is Ms Clare’s performance that is the main attraction and if there is a better acting performance at this year’s Fringe, I should be very much surprised.

Cadogan and Hall at the 2013 Adelaide Fringe

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Finding a Tradie in Adelaide

Tradies SA is website dedicated to helping homeowners in Adelaide and South Australia to find a qualified, skilled and dedicated tradesman.  Visit the Tradies SA Facebook page to find out more.  
Finding a skilled, reliable and helpful tradesman in Adelaide is not always a straightforward business.  There are of course a great number of dedicated and professional tradies out there, but there are, sadly, also those who do not have the appropriate training and qualifications to provide first-class workmanship.  So if you need the services of a plumber, an electrician, or a gas fitter, how do you decide who to use?  What can you do to make an informed decision?  How can you avoid being left high and dry by unfinished or inferior work?

The first step is to ensure that any tradie with whom you are even considering doing business is appropriately qualified and registered, and has an ABN (Australian Business Number).  Builders, plumbers, gas fitters and electricians in South Australia are all required to be licensed by the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs.  Registered tradies will have a licence number, which can be checked and verified by visiting the OCBA website.  On this site, you can enter a tradie’s licence number (or other details, such as their trade name) in order to ensure that their qualifications and authorisation to operate are up to date and that they are properly insured.  Licensing is also an indicator of a tradie’s professionalism - an unlicensed tradesman may have suitable skills, but if they haven’t bothered to become fully registered it suggests that they are not committed to their trade and the development of their business.  If you don’t already have a potential tradie in mind, you can also use the OCBA website to find qualified and licensed tradesmen in your area.

Once you have found some registered tradies, how do you go about working which one is the right person for the job?

Personal recommendations can be invaluable.  Ask friends and family who have had work done who they used, and how pleased they were with the work.  If they would be happy to use them again, then this is usually a very good indicator that the tradie will be up to the job.

Websites can also be a useful guide to getting a feel for the professionalism and reputation of a tradie.  A well-established and reputable tradesman should say on their site how long they have been in business, for instance; some will include a portfolio of their recent projects or the names of business with whom they have worked; you might also find a section on the site offering testimonials from satisfied customers.  These can help to give you confidence in the reliability of their work as well as the level of service they provide.  It is also useful to check out their affiliations with professional industry bodies (e.g., Plumbers Industry Association, etc.), as this helps you to know that they are professional and adhere to appropriate industry standards.

If you are dealing with a larger contractor, it will be useful to get an understanding of how the company is organised.  If you decide to deal with a small firm, or a sole trader, this isn’t necessarily an issue, but if you are looking at larger contractors, a useful question to ask is whether they will be undertaking the work themselves, or sub-contracting it out.  If the latter is the case, it will be important to know that the workers doing the job will be properly trained and supervised.  Enquire as to who will be signing off on the job and how much direct input they will have in ensuring that the work is done properly and to your satisfaction.  In the case of certain types of work, gas fitting or plumbing for instance, you should also make sure that you receive a certificate of compliance at the completion of the job.

Any reputable tradesman will be more than happy to offer you a free quote on any proposed work, and this is a service that you should certainly take advantage of.  If you are really serious about getting a professional job done at the right price, take the time to cast your net wide.  In an ideal world, you should try to get five quotes for a job, but at a push three will help you to get a better understanding of what should be a reasonable charge for the job.

Perhaps the most important point to remember, however, is that the cheapest option is not always the best option.  For instance, if there is a big difference in the quotes you receive, it may make sense to look at the ones in the middle first.  And, if there are significant variations between your quotes, don’t be afraid to ask why this might be the case.  You may discover, for instance, a major difference in the materials being used, or a greater standard of personal service (such as complete site clearance after the work is completed), that accounts for the variance in the quotations.  Break any quote down as far as you can, and make your decision based on value rather than simply cost.

In any discussions with a potential tradesman, you should also have in mind a clear budget for the job (you will often find that there is flexibility in any initial quote) and be clear about your expected timeframe.  Have clear expectations in mind as to how quickly you want the job completed, and make sure that any quote your receive takes this into account.

Finally, it is also important to get a sense that any tradie you seek to engage will be properly focussed on your needs and requirements.  This may well mean that, all other things being equal, your final decision rests on your judgement as to how reliable and efficient you think they will be.  Above all, don’t be afraid to ask questions - find out what a particular tradie thinks sets him apart form his competitors, why he is the right person for the job, or what he thinks his particular strengths and skills are.  This will help you to get as full a picture as possible of their approach to their work and how reliable and efficient you think they will be.  Some jobs are small, others represent a major investment, but in either case it is important that you do all you can to give yourself peace of mind that you have made the right choice in your tradie.

Tradies SA is website dedicated to helping homeowners in Adelaide and South Australia to find a qualified, skilled and dedicated tradesman

Monday, 11 February 2013

What We're Seeing at the 2013 Adelaide Festival Fringe

Fringe time is upon us again, and we have booked a fairly eclectic group of shows - a number of old favourites are being revisited (although we're devastated that Judith Lucy & Denise Scott is sold out) and looking forward to seeing some new and interesting acts from around the world.

Reviews will be posted here and we look forward to reading comments, both on the shows we've chosen and what we have to say about them.

Wednesday 20 February
The Blue Room - Urban Spaceman Vintage @ 9.00pm
Thursday 21 February
Samantha's Hotline - Duke of York, 82 Currie Street @ 7.30pm
Saturday 23 February
One for the Ugly Girls - Tuxedo Cat @ 3.00pm
Lords of Luxury - Tuxedo Cat @ 7.15pm
Marcel Lucont: Gallic Symbol - Tuxedo Cat @ 9.45pm
Sunday 24 February
Charles Barrington in One Character or Less - Tuxedo Cat @ 8.30pm
Ex-German - Gluttony: The Pig Pen @ 10.45pm
Wednesday 27 February
Nik Coppin is Not Racist - The Austral: Red Room @ 9.45pm
Saturday 2 March
Jack the Ripper - Guthries: Eliza Hall, 126 Prospect Road @ 8.00pm
Sunday 3 March
5-Step Guide to Being German - The Austral: The Bunka @ 7.00pm
Friday 8 March
Eric's Tales of the Sea - Tuxedo Cat @ 6.00pm
Tuesday 12 March
Influence - Tandanya Theatre, 253 Grenfell Street @ 7.00pm


Cadogan and Hall are a team of freelance writers based in Adelaide, South Australia
See our reviews at cadoganandhall.blogspot.com.au or www.cadoganandhall.com

Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Value of High-Quality Articles for Your Business in Adelaide

This piece from the Guardian emphasises the importance of having top-quality content on your site and associated with your brand. Cadogan and Hall offer content marketing for businesses in Adelaide and throughout South Australia. To see examples of the sort of article marketing Cadogan and Hall can produce for your business, visit http://www.cadoganandhall.com/articles.html and http://issuu.com/cadoganandhall