McKenzie Media

MEDIA CONSULTANTS

Creating simple cost-effective production solutions
using the best of today's technology



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McKenzie Media is run by Ken and Diane McKenzie. We've been in business since 1969, although back in those days of relatively primitive technology, we traded under the name Multicord. That was a contraction of multitrack recording, describing our main business at the time - sound recording studios.

Nowadays our work includes:

    • Website Design and Management
    • TV and Radio Commercials
    • Video Production
    • Sound Recording and Audio Production
    • Photography
    • Design and Graphics
    • Scripts and Copywriting
    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training

Our clients range from small family businesses to large international corporations.


We like to think we've stayed in business for so long by offering a top quality service at a reasonable price. We're not the cheapest, but we're certainly not the most expensive.

At the start of a project, we like to talk to clients in depth to find out what they really need - and then make sure we provide it. But we never take on work outside our areas of expertise, and if we don't know the answer to a question, we'll readily say so.

If you'd like to discuss how we can help your business, we'd be delighted to hear from you, without any obligation, of course.

Please contact us by phone, email or snail mail.


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Website Design and Management

We have many years' experience in designing and implementing websites on behalf of our clients. Our philosophy is always to keep things simple. Sites should load quickly, be easy to navigate and tell visitors what they need to know without having to dig deep to find it.

We can research and register domain names, develop the website, and host the site on an array of fast computers.

We make sure that all sites we design comply with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and in particular are accessible by people who have difficulties with small print or lack of sensitivity to some colours.

Of course, having a good website is no use without visitors. We optimise the background code of our sites to attract search engines and offer an annual submission service to encourage inclusion by major players like Google and Yahoo!
And if you or any of your staff need help in the use of email , the Internet or any aspects of IT software and hardware, we can organise suitable training.



Some examples of our work:

     LiveWire Sport
     Maddi Alexander
     Safetech
     Pete Scott
     Victorian Blyth
     Barrett Environmental
     Connect Family Mediation
     Dorward Electrical
     DRYRIGHT
     Northumbria Anthology
     Hodgkin Hall
     Newcastle Past and Present
     Mawson Wareham Music
     GP Electronics


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    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training
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TV and Radio Commercials

We've written and produced many thousands of commercials for radio and TV and understand how the use of these media can be maximised to get the best results for a minimum outlay. You need the right look, the right voice, and, above all, the right message to get the most from your media spend.

And we can make sure that happens.

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    • Design and Graphics
    • Scripts and Copywriting
    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training
    • Some of our clients
    • Contact Details


Video Production

We handle every aspect of professional video production from script to screen.

This includes research and planning, scriptwriting, shooting on location and/or in studios, editing, commentary recording, computer graphics and captions.

The process is entirely digital, and final copies can be delivered on any current format, including PAL (the UK standard), NTSC (the US standard) and SECAM (the French standard).
Much of our work ends up on DVD, and we have sophisticated authoring software to create menu-driven navigation, which is particularly suitable for interactive training programmes.

Applications include:

    • TV commercials
    • Sales promotion and marketing
    • Training
    • Safety awareness
    • Museum and visitor centres

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    • Website Design and Management
    • TV and Radio Commercials
    • Video Production
    • Sound Recording and Audio Production
    • Photography
    • Design and Graphics
    • Scripts and Copywriting
    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training
    • Some of our clients
    • Contact Details


Sound Recording and Audio Production

Our fully computerised digital post-production facilities provide high quality sound for radio commercials and jingles, TV soundtracks, voiceovers and commentaries, sound effects and audio for various museums, art galleries and visitor centres. We have over 35 years experience in recording all types of music, both in studios and on location.

We produce radio programmes for national and local stations.


We also arrange translations to and from other languages. We always use native translators and voiceover artists, although we have sufficient working knowledge of all major European languages to find our way round the foreign soundtrack.

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    • Video Production
    • Sound Recording and Audio Production
    • Photography
    • Design and Graphics
    • Scripts and Copywriting
    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training
    • Some of our clients
    • Contact Details


Photography

These days, most of the still photography projects we undertake are digital, whether for the web, multimedia or print. However, we occasionally revert to traditional film methods when the need arises.

Industrial and commercial photography, travel shots and personnel photography are all catered for, but we don't normally do weddings or bar mitzvahs! If you have an event that should attract media coverage, we can get the right shots and write the copy to go with them in an eye-catching press release.

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    • Website Design and Management
    • TV and Radio Commercials
    • Video Production
    • Sound Recording and Audio Production
    • Photography
    • Design and Graphics
    • Scripts and Copywriting
    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training
    • Some of our clients
    • Contact Details


Design and Graphics

We use a variety of computer application to design graphics for the Internet, newspaper and magazine advertising, brochures and business stationery.

We can create PowerPoint presentations from scratch, or improve your existing presentations to give a more professional appearance. If you've ever sat through one of those presentations with far too much text on the screen, horrible fonts and colour combinations, and crazy transitions where the audience don't know where the next slide will fly in from, you know it can be better - much better!


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    • Website Design and Management
    • TV and Radio Commercials
    • Video Production
    • Sound Recording and Audio Production
    • Photography
    • Design and Graphics
    • Scripts and Copywriting
    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training
    • Some of our clients
    • Contact Details


Scripts and Copywriting

We write scripts for radio and TV commercials, documentaries, training courses and business presentations of all kinds.

We also handle all varieties of technical writing, PR and publicity, and copywriting for press adverts and brochures.
Don't worry that we won't understand the topic. Over the years, we've worked on such diverse subjects as laying linoleum, radiator manufacture and brain surgery. Our clients usually provide the information - it's our job to make it easy for other people to get the picture.

This is a text-only version of our website. For examples of our work, please click here for the normal version.


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    • Website Design and Management
    • TV and Radio Commercials
    • Video Production
    • Sound Recording and Audio Production
    • Photography
    • Design and Graphics
    • Scripts and Copywriting
    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training
    • Some of our clients
    • Contact Details


PR, Publicity and Media Management

Paid-for advertising is usually a necessary part of the business marketing plan, but free publicity is always possible. We know how to tell your story with the right sort of appeal to achieve maximum coverage in the press, radio and television. And we have the contacts to get your story to the most appropriate media.

This is a text-only version of our website. For examples of our work, please click here for the normal version.


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    • Back to the top
    • Website Design and Management
    • TV and Radio Commercials
    • Video Production
    • Sound Recording and Audio Production
    • Photography
    • Design and Graphics
    • Scripts and Copywriting
    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training
    • Some of our clients
    • Contact Details


Marketing Advice

We often find that having been briefed on a particular job for a business, we end up discussing the wider aspects of their entire marketing strategy. Business promotion should always be part of an overall integrated plan, which will be so much more effective and successful than uncoordinated efforts in isolation.

Although many firms have their own marketing departments, we're more than happy to advise small businesses on all aspects of this important function, including brand names, packaging, advertising and PR.

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    • Sound Recording and Audio Production
    • Photography
    • Design and Graphics
    • Scripts and Copywriting
    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training
    • Some of our clients
    • Contact Details


IT Consultancy and Training

If you haven't got the luxury of your own IT department, it's sometimes hard to know how to cope with the way 21st century technology is constantly changing.

We give advice on hardware, software and how to get the best from computer systems - and we try to avoid jargon as much as possible.
We can train staff in simple techniques to get better productivity from popular programs like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
And we know how to write macros - programs within programs that can automate various processes and carry out all sorts of tasks with just a single click of the mouse.

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    • Back to the top
    • Website Design and Management
    • TV and Radio Commercials
    • Video Production
    • Sound Recording and Audio Production
    • Photography
    • Design and Graphics
    • Scripts and Copywriting
    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training
    • Some of our clients
    • Contact Details


Some of our clients

    • Akzo Nobel
    • Barratt Homes
    • Baxi Heating
    • BBC
    • Boots The Chemists
    • British Airways
    • British Gas
    • British Telecom
    • Carillon Energy
    • De La Rue
    • Disney Corporation
Lafarge
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Forbo Flooring
Myson Radiators
NHS
Nissan
Potterton
Procter & Gamble
Royal Bank of Scotland
Scottish & Newcastle


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    • Back to the top
    • Website Design and Management
    • TV and Radio Commercials
    • Video Production
    • Sound Recording and Audio Production
    • Photography
    • Design and Graphics
    • Scripts and Copywriting
    • PR, Publicity and Media Management
    • Marketing Advice
    • IT Consultancy and Training
    • Some of our clients
    • Contact Details


Contact details

Email:
    ken@mckm.co.uk

Snail Mail:
    McKenzie Media
    14 Lea Rigg
    West Rainton
    Durham
    DH4 6SR
    UK

Telephone (within UK):
    07770 944966

Telephone (outside UK):
    +44 7770 944966

Links:
    Andy McKenzie
    LiveWire Sport
    Leo McKenzie
    Leo on YouTube
    Oscar McKenzie