Speaking in public

The first time I spoke in public I totally bombed! It was bad. The audience was laughing yet my topic was serious. I was talking about the Vietnam War. They were laughing at me. It was so bad that in the weeks' that followed people still laughed at me when they saw me. I was 14 years old. What happened? I was in the public…

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Creative Sparks: Our recipe for brand building

GBBO may well have headed to the great bake in the sky (sob). Or well, Channel Four, but it’s still lingering in our hearts and minds. And bellies. Definitely bellies. So here’s two of our great passions combined; branding and baking. Our tried and tested branding recipe By: Rebecca ‘Ramsay’ Probets, Hannah ‘Heston’ Bellinger-Brown, Alistair ‘Ainsley’ Henry Serves: Many satisfied clients Ingredients: One seasoned creative…

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The va£ue of you

How much is your personal data worth? A California-based hosting provider surveyed 5,000 of their customers to find out. The answers varied, but the average respondent felt their personal details were worth £3,241. The market for big data is growing at an enormous rate. Tech company buyouts are increasing, and not just to get a hold of the technology, but data from their customer base.…

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Crafty communication

‘Craft’ has become one of the most used (and abused) words in contemporary product marketing. Senior Consultant Ian Hembrow considers what it means, and how businesses can best express their craft. You used to know where you were with ‘craft’. It summoned up mental images of dedicated artisans, perfecting their trade over decades of quiet, loving and patient application, in search of something unique and…

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Creative Sparks: Things to make you smile

It’s World Smile Day today and we love nothing more than making people smile! Here are a few campaigns we’ve seen recently that really made us grin... Dove Of course we all smiled when we saw these lovely women strutting their stuff. What’s not to love about confidence and equality? We all love Clover Who doesn’t love a crumpet smothered in butter? Nothing makes people…

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Searching for security

Internet security is a hot topic these days, as it seems a week doesn’t go by without another story of information being hacked and stolen. Most people know someone who has been affected by identity theft as it’s become a global cottage industry. According to the American non-profit agency, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, almost a billion records have been breached since 2005. And those are just…

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Creative Sparks: This month’s top campaigns

Here's some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing this Monday. Plastic fiver Now here’s a lovely idea. People all over the country are donating plastic fivers to charity. We love generous people as much as we love the Bank of England's new fiver website. Leaving Lauren Great campaign masterminded by transport communication geniuses. Check it out here. Alex’s letter to Obama Our hearts melted when we…

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Five ways starting school is just like starting work

This month, many will start at a new school or a new job and it got me thinking. It turns out that beginning a new job isn’t all that different from the first day at a new school. Here’s five reasons why starting my job felt just like that first day at school: Sobbing Remember going back to your first day of school when you…

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Creative sparks: Word Play

We love word play here at Creative Bridge. A witticism that relies heavily on the effect of playing with different levels of language. They are frequently used in commercial advertising as a rhetorical device, to create humour, attracting the reader’s attention and adding persuasive force to a message. Words are crucial in advertising, often outweighing visuals at times. Here’s a few examples for some creative inspiration on…

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My time with Nicola Winn

Managing Director of marketing and communications agency, Creative Bridge, talks about her new role at PM Training and why she places so much importance in offering opportunities to young people. A blog by Hannah Bellinger-Brown. Despite a hectic schedule I managed to pin down Nicola in the boardroom at Bittesby House, Creative Bridge HQ, to discuss her current projects. I’ve been an intern at Creative…

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