I vote for better election posters!

posted on 30th Oct 2018

While doing my civic duty and heading to the polls Friday morning I couldn’t help but question ‘those posters’, whose sole purpose is to entice, sway or confirm my opinion. Why do they all look the same? Why are they so outdated? Why don’t they actually consider the power of design? Perhaps I’m slightly jaded as my life is... Gimme More »

Lost

posted on 26th Oct 2018

Walking around Dublin, depending on how observant you are, you may have noticed some strange, little lost stickers. If you haven't keep an eye on the lookout for street signs, lamp posts and power boxes. These little unique stickers are bound to brighten up your day. Here's Albatros - the man behind it all to tell us about the project. Keep... Gimme More »

When Brands Become a Noun

posted on 24th Oct 2018

We recently began a house renovation project and I was amazed at the number of times we were asked if we were doing a “Grand Design”? The channel four home design series has become so entrenched in our everyday culture that the programme name has now become a generic term for home renovations. This is not a new phenomenon. The English... Gimme More »

We just got Banksy-ed

posted on 24th Oct 2018

Girl with Ballon Earlier this month, Banksy made headlines around the world when his painting, ‘Girl with Balloon’, was sold in Sotheby's auction house. The value of the artwork reached more than three times its pre-sale estimate during the auction, equaling a record price for the artist. The next thing that happened went viral around the... Gimme More »

Simple Design That Can Change a City

posted on 22nd Oct 2018

Known as America’s ‘coolest city’, Portland, Oregon is the city of hipsters, vegans and ‘weirdos’. This Northwestern town smells of malt from the countless breweries and everyone owns a dog - adopted, of course. And a new trend has found its way to Portland. During my recent trip, it was hard to miss the copious amounts of scooters... Gimme More »

5 new tech terms you need to know

posted on 19th Oct 2018

Get yourself up to speed with 5 of the newest tech terms Crowdturfing Most of us read reviews before buying products or making a booking online. But some unscrupulous firms are now paying people to write positive reviews or to post bad reviews on competitor products. This is known as “crowdturfing”. Up to now the cost of hiring people has... Gimme More »

5 Ways To Improve The Marketing And Finance Alliance

posted on 18th Oct 2018

The relationship between the marketing and finance department is often stormy. Marketers, it is assumed, are all creative, while the finance people are only concerned with the profits and cash flow. However, the cooperation between these two groups is very important. The two types, while using different skill sets, can work together as a... Gimme More »

The Power of a Symbol

posted on 17th Oct 2018

Last August, a mysterious symbol began to appear in a variety of locations throughout the world. These included London, New York, Turin and Tokyo amongst others. The unique implementation of this symbol made it all the more intriguing - applied in an almost otherworldly, celestial fashion akin to crop circles. It was also unsupported by any text... Gimme More »

Unlock Your Creative Side

posted on 16th Oct 2018

I’ve always been intrigued with creative thinking- how to best tap into that creative part of my brain and make creativity a reliable habit. I recently purchased the book Hegarty on Creativity by one of the world’s top advertising creatives Sir John Hegarty. The book makes some interesting and amusing points on how best to tap into your... Gimme More »

What Is Company Culture?

posted on 12th Oct 2018

Company culture is the new buzz phrase in business today, but what does it actually mean and why does it matter? According to Frances Frei and Anne Morriss at Harvard Business Review: “Culture guides discretionary behaviour and it picks up where the employee handbook leaves off. Culture tells us how to respond to an unprecedented service... Gimme More »