Rallying to end the housing crisis

Members of the Creative Bridge team are proud and excited to be attending the Homes for Britain rally in London on 17 March. We’re adding our voices to the rising call for urgent extra investment to build more homes and end the housing crisis within a generation. Spearheaded by the National Housing Federation, Homes for Britain is steadily driving housing back up the public and…

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Holding out for a hero

Creative Bridge is sponsoring The Housing Heroes Awards this year. We’re backing the brand new ‘Best Communications Team’ category Our PR and communications team works alongside housing communications teams across the country every day, and we know how hard they work. We don’t want all this effort and dedication to go unrecognised, so with Inside Housing and Ocean Media, we’ve launched the communications team of…

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Teamwork makes the dream work

We have a new-look design and digital team which is already busy working on some big and beautiful client projects. So what’s changed, and what does it mean for you? We’ve made some changes at CB HQ, by combining our design and digital teams into one big creative studio. The new-look team is sitting pretty in the best room at Bittesby House and is now…

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Successful creative marketing agency seeks apprentice for new role

A growing creative agency based in Lutterworth has launched a hunt for its first apprentice, and is urging local hopefuls interested in a career in the sector to apply. Creative Bridge, based in a country house just outside the town, provides marketing, design, digital and PR services for clients across the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. The company is offering a two-year apprenticeship for someone wanting…

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How I learnt to be short and tweet

Being a fan of the verbose, I often find that composing the perfect tweet is a difficult task for me. It's not to say that I can't do it, it's just how can you fit everything you want to say into just 140 characters? As a marketer, it’s part of the job to come up with succinct, single-minded messages for compelling communications, and so this…

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Music to my ears

When you have small children in your life you lose many things you once held dear. Like your sanity, entire chunks of your grey matter and the ability to have a bath without at least one person demanding they need a poo and have to be let in RRRIGHHTT NOWWW… Also on that list of losses for me is the control of the radio station.…

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Get your briefs down…

I saw a running poster recently which said ‘Don’t put in half the effort unless you are OK with half the results’. I am not a runner (walking is my thing) but it did start me thinking about agency briefing and how the same applies – what you get back from your agency will reflect the effort you put in to that initial briefing. And…

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Getting inside the mind of a banana

Ian Hembrow says that politicians need to champion the cause for housing – and challenge voices apparently rallied against all new residential development. There’s been a fiery row recently in my village near Oxford (officially the UK’s most unaffordable place). Sparked by the council’s consultation on its local plan and the potential for fields currently designated as Green Belt to be used for new homes,…

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Technology is here to stay

Senior project manager Alistair Henry says businesses need to keep up with new technology, or risk losing out. It’s easy to take for granted the technologies we have come to rely on in our everyday lives. Many of them we simply cannot imagine living without; forgetting that civilisation got on just fine before they were invented. The smartphone is a perfect example. It has become…

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A ballot box legacy for #Housingday

How can we turn people’s inspiring stories from #Housingday into higher levels of turn-out and making housing a vote changer in future elections? Tenants who give their time and talents to help their communities; surviving on a breadline budget and countless individual stories of people achieving great things against the odds. Only a few hours into #Housingday and my Twitter feed is already full of…

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