After decades of working in big name branding and design in Auckland and overseas, Chris Norris is bringing his experience and talents to local businesses with his new initiative, Allbrand. Working from Red Beach, he provides services for anything to do with design, print, signage and web-based communications.
Chris grew up on and around the Coast and says he’s at the stage in his life where he wants to stop commuting, enjoy the Hibiscus lifestyle with his family and help local enterprises.
“I’ve worked in corporate, worked in strategy, been a brand and marketing manager. Now I want to keep things a little more simple, make a difference practically for people locally and bring bigger experience into smaller businesses,” he says.
“Every business, big or small, should have access to great marketing tools and I can deliver this now as a way to keep things simple and grounded.”
Chris says that’s about listening to what people want and need, and coming up with relevant options at a price they can afford.
“I look at problems clients are trying to solve, see what sort of money they decide is worth investing and tailor a solution that meets that budget and solves the problem.”
He can get trade rates on things like business cards, brochure printing, website programming and knows how to get the best out of any signage opportunity.
Chris also works only with local suppliers – providing they compare on value and quality – and, in a rare move, offers a money back guarantee.
“If anyone feels Allbrand doesn’t deliver what it said it would, we’ll reprint or refund your money. It’s that simple,” he says.
“If you’re a start-up business, someone who has outgrown doing your design and print yourself, or you just want to take that next step for your company image, then let’s put the jargon aside. Stop paying more than you have to and get your design, print, signs and web work done locally.”