BTW, be careful using acronyms!

Reading Time: 2 minutes A few weeks back, a client sent a brief. It had quite a few acronyms, and most of them related to my industry, despite I didn’t know them. So I had to Google them. TOV – Tomatoes on vine – That kind of fits in the sentence (not 🤔) It was my friend and colleague that corrected me and said, Tone …

To brand or to re-brand? That is the question. What is the actual cost of branding and re-branding?

To brand or to re-brand? That is the question. What is the actual cost of branding and re-branding?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Branding is creating a representation of your business. Building your identity as a company, one that aligns your customer with what you do. Every business, including those who don’t think they have a brand, has a brand. Your name, the colours you use, your visual consistency or inconsistency are part of your brand. Re-branding is similar to the above, but …

Short term vs long term thinking

Reading Time: 3 minutes A tweet has a lifespan of 3 hours. The average time we spend looking at short stories on Instagram is 32 minutes (each story is 10 second, so at that time, we might watch 192 stories). No doubt this affects our attention span; mine certainly has. If you are old enough to remember life without mobiles, I used to spend …

The virus that set us apart

Signs of the times: a year of keeping distance

Reading Time: < 1 minute All these signs feel normal, but we were overwhelmed by them just under a year ago. We keep saying and thinking that when all this is over, we’ll be able to go back to what we know, but what if what we know never comes back? The thing is, some stuff will never be back, some will have to stay …

What an honour to help my borough!

Reading Time: < 1 minute At the end of January, I had the honour to take part in a project which I felt very honoured to help. It’s a project for my local borough, The London Borough of Newham. The Project came from Lydia Thornley, who design the brand for the LGBT+ History Month and I was asked to help with some animations. With such …

Sensory branding, five ideas to brand your business in all senses

Reading Time: 3 minutes Have you ever wondered why Starbucks or Apple have super fans? It’s not their name or their product (well partly it is). It’s their emotional connection with their customers. When you enter a Starbucks shop, the familiar smell and the shops’ look make you feel comfortable. It doesn’t matter if you are in Beijing or Barcelona; the familiarity is beyond …

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Effective branding: Learn how to build purpose in your brand

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 14th of January I had the honour to talk at the London Chamber of Commerce and industry. It was a great opportunity to tell entrepreneurs how they can build a brand that means something to their customers. Here is the recording and below I have added the supporting materials to download.