Nestled in the home counties, you may come across Royal Holloway. No, not the London suburb, or the infamous prison. Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, to give its full title, is a world-class university just outside Egham in Surrey. Opened in 1886 by self-made medicines millionaire philanthropist Thomas Holloway, the college was originally established as a learning institution for women at the suggestion of Holloway’s wife, Jane. The main Founder’s Building is impressive from the outset with its flamboyant pillars, turrets and towers inspired by Château Chambourd in the Loire valley.
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When planning to expand your marketing activity to foreign markets, the more countries you target, the more complex things become. But that complexity is not equal across all marketing elements or locations. It’s important to know where things stay the same and where they can get more complicated.
We are very pleased to announce that our work on the British Gas Simply Thankyou campaign was awarded last night for Design Effectiveness.
In the last of our joint series of four blogs on building and protecting your brand for social media, Scott McLean, managing director of our sister agency, Speed Communications, offers 10 top tips for protecting and enhancing your brand online.
The Team are supporting Bankside’s homeless this winter with gifts of warmth.
The Civil Service Benevolent Fund’s new name and brand identity developed by The Team has brought about dramatic improvements in engagement with civil servants looking for help. The Team won the work following a competitive pitch in February and was asked to review the identity of the charity – which last year celebrated its 126th anniversary – and to look at how to better reflect its purpose and future direction.
Heathrow have turned to The Team to support their vision of ‘making every journey better’ by helping them to build stakeholder confidence whilst they are preparing for the opening of the new Terminal 2.
At the Information Standard event on Wednesday, Scott McClean from our sister agency Speed joined Peter Mills, to talk about how to build and protect your brand using social media. This is the second blog post following that talk and looks at how brands are using social media. The first, by Peter, discusses the issue of brands and branding and how social media can play a part in building a brand today.
The Team’s hard work on Gas Safety Week 2011 has paid off. Gas Safety Week, a week-long event that encourages consumers to take positive steps to make sure they heed gas safety advice before winter sets in. Gas Safe 2011 has been shortlisted for the H&V News Safety Initiative of the Year Award – essentially the industry’s Oscars! H&V News is the leading magazine for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry with a highly specialised audience. To win this award, the initiative must have had a significant contribution to health and/or safety in 2011. And the signs look good – Gas Safety Week 2011 was an intensive one week gas safety campaign that touched 80 million people through national and regional broadcasters. The Team are hard at work with Gas Safe Register planning repeat activity in 2012.
The Nielsen Norman Group has announced the world’s top 10 intranets, highlighting The Team’s and Logica’s work as world leading. The prestigious award, chosen by Jakob Nielsen and Kara Pernice, showcases the best intranets from around the world, focusing on design and usability. The Team has worked on Logica’s intranet since 2009, concentrating on engaging all Logica’s 41,000 employees worldwide.
It’s a fact. Our clients want creative thinking. It’s another fact that they want to recognise a return on their investment through a professionally executed design strategy. And to some it’s a little known fact that The Team are ranked as No.3 in the Design Business Association Effectiveness Awards League Table. We call these awards our “Silver Bullets”. Others call them our bling! And as the only award scheme that uses commercial data as a key judging criteria, they are both prestigious and authoritative.