#BeBoldForChange

Today women around the world are marching, protesting, rallying and striking to draw attention to inequality. In many parts of the world, the struggle women face is still massive and this is a day when the world’s attention is on them: today is International Women’s Day. According to the official website, today we “celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women”. While the…

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If social housing were a start up

Our associate consultant, Ian Hembrow, has written a blog for the Chartered Institute of Housing exploring how social housing would be transformed if it operated as a start-up. Housing needs to come up with and plug in a completely new and different industrial model to transform its response to the UK’s chronic shortage of affordable homes... read more here.

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What keeps you awake at night?

It’s one of the most interesting questions to ask, and it cuts right to the heart of what makes us tick. It’s really hard to swerve or dismiss, and unless you are one of the luckiest, happiest people on the planet, it’s generally hard to say nothing. So, if you’re really interested in how someone is, or how their business is doing, asking them what…

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Password123

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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