Reaching Two-Million People: our social media coverage of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s arrival

Reaching Two-Million People: our social media coverage of HMS Queen Elizabeth’s arrival

The Royal Navy’s newest and largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, made her long-awaited arrival into Portsmouth Harbour this week, on Wednesday 16th August 2017. Charley and myself made a beeline for the roof of Ben Ainslie Racing’s headquarters in Old Portsmouth. We knew our coverage would prove popular, but we didn’t expect to hit a reach of two-million people on a single post!

Website creation for Hounds Barbers


Hounds Barbers are a brand new old school barbering shop in Portsmouth, offering traditional scissor-cutting techniques, wet shaves, and beard grooming from a team of professionally trained barbers. 

We helped Hounds to create a simple to use, mobile optimised website that could be utilised to promote their services, contact information, location, offer point-of-sale for the businesses product range, and boost their online search presence with an SEO packed website.

The website showcases the current team of barbers and offers a little insight into their training and passion for the trade. In addition to standard contact and location pages to help customers locate the shop, the website offers a blog page helping the team to document their work and create vital SEO friendly content. Videos, photography, and general text media can all be used here to showcase the barbers general day-to-day activities.

The website Hounds Barbers website also offers the businesses an additional sale avenue through their online shop. The shop is automated and has automatic stock level control, making it a simple to use asset that generates much needed additional income through the company's branded product range.


High resolution images are essential for any new and existing business. It helps to create an insight into the businesses offering, location, and staff members. Great photography also offers a great resource for promotion on social media and blogs posts directly onto the website.  We created a series of photography for the barbers including pre-opening shots, staff action shots, opening night celebrations, and a selection of product range photos.

Hounds have been busy using the images across their social media and are creating fantastic online reach and engagement, which is increasing customer awareness resulting in increased sales.

Promotional film for Kingwood Family Adventures

Family adventures with Kingswood are all about having fun, taking on new challenges, getting active and exploring the great outdoors.

Available at a variety of award-winning outdoor adventure activity centres in the UK, with a choice of one or two night weekend breaks or adventure days to suit even the busiest families.

The team at Kingswood Bembridge on the Isle of wight employed us to create a first person view video showcasing some of the amazing activities the centre curate for visiting families. The Isle of Wight is the perfect spot for a family getaway and still gives you the feeling of traveling somewhere further afield than just the south coast of England.

The film features a family enjoying the facilites at Kingswood and getting involved with many of the activities on offer including the 3G swing, death slides, group raft building on the beach, leap of faith, archery, as well as exploring the stunning local surrounds with views stretching over the solent and further afield.

The video is fantastic we can’t wait to share it wide and far.
— Sam Johnston, Business Development Manager Kingswood

Promotional Video for ZWILLING J.A. Henckels

We were recently hired by ZWILLING Portsmouth to create a short promotional video featuring one of their unique knife skills classes, which take place at Gunwharf Quays outlet shopping centre in Portsmouth. 

The aim of the project was to create a short internet friendly video that could be used on the organisation's social media accounts and mailing lists, with the aim of highlighting the classes to new and existing customers.

After receiving the brief from the ZWILLING team we worked to create a short storyboard based on the chef's cooking and knife skills demonstration plan for the day. Customers attending the event to be filmed were briefed and approached to see if they were happy to supply a short review of the class post event.

The footage was shot in broadcast quality HD with the Canon 70D, using a Sigma 35mm f1.4 ART lens and the Canon 24-70mm  f2.8. Audio was captured using the RODE Video Mic Pro and Zoom H5 with RODE NGT4+ shotgun mic.


We’re delighted with the promotional film created by Team Locals. It’s really helped us to raise awareness of our knife skills classes with existing and new customers. The video has had a positive response from our social media platforms.