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How many online accounts do you have? Think about your email (work and private), social media, online banking, utilities, ecommerce sites including Amazon and eBay, PayPal, iTunes, Spotify and any other sites you frequent. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that we have on average 27 accounts. Now, how many passwords do you have? The subject of passwords is a bit of a sore…

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Five minutes with Jake Ward

For this weeks' blog we find out what kind of illustration inspires our very own in-house illustrator Jake Ward… Define illustration? Illustration is a way to inform, communicate and inspire using imagery, be it still or moving. It can stand alone as a statement or message, or it can accompany copy to complement and strengthen what is being said. In a full service agency, why’ve…

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Five minutes with Alistair Henry

This week we delve into the mind of our senior project manager Alistair Henry and explore all things digital… Define digital? Digital is a strain of technology that has permeated almost every aspect of our lives - usually as an interface - to allow us to engage with each other or with the technology itself. In a full service agency, why’ve you chosen digital? I’ve…

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Creative sparks – A January brand review

Our deputy creative director, Robin Hill, hijacks this week’s Creative Sparks to review the most interesting new year rebrands. Or rather, the good, the bold and the hilarious. There’s always a perfect time for rebranding activity to launch, drop, be shared or go live and it’s no surprise that this happens most frequently during early January – a new year, a new start. I always…

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Home truths for home workers

1. You are the delivery person’s best friend “Will you take this in? It’s for house number 45. And 71. A few streets away.” I’m on first name terms with the Yodel man, the Hermes man, the TNT man...Christmas I had such a haul the neighbours had to sort through the pile and fend for themselves to find their delivered gifts. For those who didn't…

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A fitting approach to thinking creatively

Having seen the usual amount of new year’s posts and blogs this January on various social channels, I started to wonder what would change in our industry this coming year, feeling excited by the challenges ahead. Amongst the ample ‘new year, new me’ and ‘here’s to our best year yet’ posts, I saw one that didn’t fill me with aspiration titled ‘Think #Digital First’. Now,…

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A ‘how not to’ masterclass: media releases

Too much positivity around this week in a fit of ‘it’s a new year’ enthusiasm? Here’s an antidote to bring us all forward to some measured date in mid-March. Plus some media release language advice as a useful side serving. 1. Make it all about YOU. Pop your company’s name in the intro. Hell, no write it twice and in bold just so people know…

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The Creative Bridge 2016 Campaign of the Year awards

For our last blog of the year, what else would we ever want to talk about than the best campaigns of 2016? Well aside from the obvious on whether we should go for Galaxy chunk or Malteaser mini in the box of office sweets. So, we’ve taken an in-house vote for the best creative work of the past 12 months, culminating in the most prestigious…

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Until next time

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”                                                                                                         …

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Picture Perfect

Somewhere in the depths of the local paper’s archives* circa 1960 there’s a beaming picture of my nana in her kitchen. She’s smiling, not because of the orange and mustard patterned wallpaper - however fetching, but because she’s stood in one of two kitchens in the house. Someone, somewhere made the decision to give her family of 11 two adjoining council properties. A decision which…

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