Some years ago a client in the independent school sector announced to us that for them ‘print was dead’. Their prospectus and all other marketing communications hence forth would be digital. Certainly, they wanted to take advantage of print and mailing cost savings, storage and associated administration but mostly they wanted to embrace a new... Continue Reading →
Many organisations we work with, require websites to be aimed primarily at audiences viewing on a desktop machines. Seems fair enough. Desktop still has a greater market share compared to mobile and tablet (57% / 37% / 6%) (statcounter) and a significant proportion of audiences are business users. But is that the whole story? 57% of users say... Continue Reading →
No school wants to appear out of touch and oblivious to worldly change. And, no school should. But must they chase the most current modes and trends in colour, typography, pattern and messaging for example? Obviously not. Some schools have existed for hundreds of years and survived precisely because they have maintained their standards, values... Continue Reading →
To create cut through with lasting resonance advertising and campaigns need a strong and well thought through concept linked to the core idea of the brand.
Paradoxically we have never had so many new business requests for 'a new logo'. In the current communications landscape the single marque itself is having to be reconsidered. Increasingly, there are greater opportunities for the visual identity to be applied but a single, static marque is becoming marginalised. We talk about a brand tapestry where... Continue Reading →
So what’s all this fuss about branding then? Branding is often treated with suspicion sometimes characterised as vacuous and superficial. And there is no doubt, branding done well is a great skill and often involves creating clever illusions. This is both it’s glory and it’s sorrow. But any brand that is going to be truly... Continue Reading →