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Alibaba – the real genie for New Retail?

Yesterday renewed my faith in common sense prevailing. I have long been a very keen advocate for the changes retail has to make to embrace the vast opportunities that new technologies and new attitudes present. Not only in a theoretical sense but practically too, ever since I co-authored, with my old friend Andy Morrey, the […]

Amazon. Well and truly in their Prime

The world of demand and supply (and yes, that’s the way it is now) is changing incredibly fast. One of our speciality markets, retail, is undergoing nothing short of a revolution in every aspect of the industry. Evidence of that is happening every day. We’re seeing famous old brands dying and many others desperately seeking […]

Brand logotype for Any Colour You Want

We were approached recently by an old contact, Andy Morrey, with whom we worked to deliver Argos’  multichannel strategy back in the early 2000s.  Andy had plans to launch a new venture and was seeking both brand advice and also a logotype for his new Ecosystem business. Effectively Any Colour You Want takes the legal […]

What’s actually for sale?

Sort it out in a Productisation Workshop… Wouldn’t it be just the best use of a morning if you were to group your top-team together in a room, and have us shake your solutions-tree, and just watch what drops out? The best outcome would be that by lunchtime you’d know and be able to present exactly […]

Bad news is not necessarily the right news…

I was reading an article in Retail Week (a publication I like and read online every day) this morning about one of my favourite businesses, Amazon. The headline read ‘Amazon swings axe on hundreds of head office jobs’. This headline obviously worked on me, because I read the article, intrigued that one of the world’s […]

19th century attitude to 21st century ‘new normal’

This week Amazon Go finally opened its doors to the public, after 4 years of development and over a year of testing with its staff. The reaction to the concept on social media would appear to be mixed – with many an outcry in relation to the reduction in social interaction and employment that it will […]

MPSL Gas turns up the heat…

MPSL Emergency Services came to us at the end of October 2017, asking for our assistance in establishing MPSL Gas as a sub-brand to their existing business. By the beginning of December we’d not only created a logotype based on the colours of the existing brand’s identity, but also designed and built a website to […]

Merry Christmas

Our move to Bletchley Park in January kicked off an exciting and busy year.  We’ve enjoyed working with some fantastic clients and added some significant new ones to our list too.  We’d like to say a huge thank to those who consider us part of their team, and continue to trust us to create, build […]

Increasing local engagement for Hillier Hopkins

We’re delighted to announce that we have recently been appointed by Chartered Accountants, Hillier Hopkins, to help them with Brand Reach and Local Engagement in Milton Keynes. Hillier Hopkins provide advice and support to individuals and businesses ranging from small family enterprises to large international corporations. They are one of the region’s leading independent firms, […]

Poster Girls

“The story of women in 20th century graphic design has been criminally neglected…” says David Bownes, curator at the London Transport Museum. “…It would be tremendous if they could receive the same acknowledgement as their famous, male counterparts.” This is the idea behind the current poster exhibition at London Transport Museum, which celebrates the work […]