Tips and tools

Tips and tools 

Here's our handy tips to create great posters, invitations and more.

We've made changes to our Service promotion materials! Plus, new added features that'll help you create the best materials to promote your local service.

Coming soon: this Autumn, look out for our new fundraising and thanking materials.

New designs

More suited to digital
Every new design has a QR code functionality. This means you can link your poster, flyer or invitation to a specific webpage of either cancer information, a campaign or an online fundraising page. 

The QR codes you’ll see on each design will take you to either Macmillan’s online cancer information, financial help or donate pages. You can either upload your own or keep as is.

Our QR code connector shows the steps to take when uploading a new QR code to your own account. Make sure you register and log in first.

'Pick a design'
On a selection of posters, you’ll spot a ‘Pick a design’ option. You can choose your preferred design, either just a headline or one of our new illustrations. 

Our cancer awareness poster is a good example. You can choose the cancer type relevant to you and they're available in one poster – making it really easy to find and quick to make.

'Most popular' designs
We’ve listened to what you told us and streamlined our choice of materials to make the designs work for lots of people, across lots of activities. The most popular materials have been redesigned to support our local services and fundraising activities.


New A6 print size for flyers
All new flyers can now be printed at A4, A5 or A6 giving you more versatility when promoting your service or event. Posters can be printed at either A3 or A4.

Our text

Controlling the text size
The text area on each material is (still) pre-set. However, there are some tricks you can use to control the size you’d like. Each template has a specific area for the text to sit inside. It’s scaled to fit, so if you want:

Larger text - use fewer words
Smaller text or more blank spaces – place a few returns at the end of your last sentence

Make sure you review your new creation on the last page of the design editor stage. It will show the most accurate preview.


More variation to format text
We’ve created more variety within each material to help break your text up a bit. Bear in mind, the space on the page isn’t endless. The more text you include, the smaller it will display in the space.

Pre-populated text with Macmillan's core messages
Alongside our great new artwork, you’ll see we’ve added new default text. You can keep it as is or edit as you need.

For our Macmillan professionals

Make sure you register and log in
You'll have certain privileges as a Macmillan professional, including being able to access a suite of materials to upload your partner logo onto. Make sure you’re logged in when viewing our Service Promotion page

Help with registering and logging in can be found on our FAQs page.

Select the 'Show only co-brandable products'
By selecting this option on our Service Promotion page, you’ll see all the available designs to upload your partner logo onto. You’ll spot it in the filter bar above the materials.

Take a look! We hope you love them

We've kept some older designs available to make sure you have everything you need to promote your service. The most popular will be redesigned into the new materials.

To find them, select the 'More designs' option in the filter bar above the materials. Take a look, head over to our Service Promotion page . 

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