Studio Time

Apex1 Studio Time offers all the good bits of a retainer without the financial commitment.

As businesses, we all have monthly retainers and subscriptions that could probably be more cost effective. Traditional retainers usually involve paying a service provider for 10 hours per month, every month, for example, even if you only use a fraction of that time.

However, you still want to benefit from the continuity of having access to the same marketing and design experts you know and trust, whenever you need them.

Studio Time allows you to get projects off the ground quickly, at the same time as giving you peace of mind that the Apex1 team is on hand when you need us.

Here’s how it works…

Step 1

Buy Studio Time

Add time to your package in blocks of one, four or eight hours. We can advise based on your projected needs.

Step 2

Use Studio Time

Use completely at your leisure. Use your time as quickly or as slowly as you need in as many blocks as you like.

Step 3

Top up when you like

Use completely at your leisure. Use your time as quickly or as slowly as you need in as many blocks as you like.

With very few exceptions (detailed later), you can use your Studio Time for any service we offer.

Including:

  • Expert Consultancy in: creative direction, brand strategy, brand architecture, marketing strategy, web admin, website evolution, SEO and more.
  • Frontend and backend development
  • Graphic design and art working
  • Liaison/collaboration with, for example, product developers, printers, logistics companies, third-party stakeholders etc.
  • Market research and benchmarking
  • Hosting upgrades, migration and server additions

Studio Time is a cost-effective and efficient alternative to a monthly retainer

As businesses, we all have monthly retainers and subscriptions that could probably be more cost effective. Traditional retainers usually involve paying a service provider for 10 hours per month, every month, for example, even if you only use a fraction of that time.

However, you still want to benefit from the continuity of having access to the same marketing and design experts you know and trust, whenever you need them.

Benefits to you

One time block, one rate, anything you need

With Studio Time, you choose how your time is spent. For example, you might want an hour’s market research one week and then two hours of website content amendments the next. If the time is in the bank, our expertise is at your fingertips.  Plus, our hourly rate is the same whatever we are doing, so there is no need for confusing invoices.

Complete transparency and great value

For every project, we’ll tell you how long we expect it to take before we start, and you can see a breakdown of completed work and time taken whenever you like. Most agencies charge a minimum of one hour for any ad hoc work. With our Studio Time package, if you buy an hour and we do 20 minutes’ work, you still have 40 minutes left next time you need us.

Humans, not automatons

This isn’t like putting coins in a meter. Yes, we’ll give you a gentle nudge when you’re nearly out of time, and a slightly more robust one when you are. But don’t worry, we won’t simply power down if you reach 100% of your time allowance when we’re halfway through a job. As long as you top-up in a reasonable time, we’ll just pretend we didn’t notice.

Always on our minds

Everyone who works for Apex1 undertakes a professional development program. If any of our team stumbles upon something in our practice we think could benefit you, we’ll let you know. It won’t take any time off your allowance until you engage with us. We really do care about your company’s growth.

Everyone who works for Apex1 undertakes a professional development program. If any of our team stumbles upon something in our practice we think could benefit you, we’ll let you know. It won’t take any time off your allowance until you engage with us. We really do care about your company’s growth.

As brand specialists we understand that each of our client’s needs, time demands, and also potential for short term ROI are completely different.  While we would fervently recommend that everyone spends as much time as possible increasing customer engagement, it ultimately has to make sense across the whole business.  We have pricing models to suit everyone’s needs.

1 Hour
Small companies with very low maintenance websites or no marketing budget.

£85 + VAT

4 Hour
SMEs with fairly low maintenance websites and/or a small marketing budget.

£290 + VAT
(£50 saving)

8 Hour
Any sized company with regular web development needs and/or a regular marketing budget.

£550 + VAT
(£130 saving)

A select few of our services are not included in you Studio Time package. WordPress Protect – Ongoing preventative health and security website maintenance, WordPress Rescue – Ad-Hoc curative health and security website service, and Major Projects – Full scale branding and marketing campaigns, new websites, large scale backend systems, app development. For this kind of work please talk to our sales team.