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OPEN EYE 27 – TO STRETCH OR NOT TO STRETCH? IT’S THE BRAND NEW QUESTION

Brands

KFC-flavoured nail varnish, Manchester United tractors, Dolce & Gabbana fridges, Burger King saunas… Welcome to a truly outlandish Open Eye 27. Extension has long been part of the brandscape, but has it all just gone too far? We’ve taken an in-depth look at the best (and worst!) brand extensions, and define just what it takes to successfully Stretch in the 21st century.

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IS TECHNOLOGY THE DEATH KNELL FOR HEALTHCARE BRANDS?

Health

Last week our MD Steve went to the Association of the European Self-Medication Industry’s 52nd Annual Conference. He wonders if the healthcare industry is in denial about the impact technology is having on OTC self-care brands.

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A SHOUT OUT FOR OUR BABY, BABY DOVE

Studio

It’s not big and it’s not clever. Managing Director Steve is unimpressed – to say the least - at other design agencies claiming DG+P’s work for Baby Dove.

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WELLNESS: CRASHING HEALTHCARE’S PARTY

Health

A wellness magazine that doesn’t use the word health? New publication, Balance, signals a shift in consumers from passive recipients of pills and potions to active participants in their own wellbeing. So what on earth should OTC brands be doing about it?

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JOSH WOOD: DO (PRECIOUS) BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN?

Beauty

The Josh Wood Guardian of Colour range has been a huge success. So the decision to extend into new areas that support the brand’s positioning was a bit of a no-brainer. Enter Precious Blonde and ColourLoc Treatment Iron.

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CHARLOTTE MENSAH HAIR CARE: LONDON MEETS ACCRA

Beauty

Charlotte Mensah, the award-winning hairstylist, and owner and artistic director of Hair Lounge in London’s Notting Hill, has just launched our brand identity and packaging design for her premium hair care range aimed at Afro and Curly hair types.

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THE SEARCH FOR UNIFYING BRAND IDEAS

Brands

Steve advocates a holistic, integrated approach to the brand development and marcomms process in his latest opinion piece for SPC Magazine.

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HOW ROADSIDE SHACKS OUTDO THE UK HIGH STREET

Studio

When Creative Director Nick went on holiday to the Philippines he was blown away by the creative fire of even the most basic retail stall. And found himself asking: are UK retailers putting in enough effort?

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COLOUR US SHOCKED: OUR WINNING WEEK!

Studio

What a week! We’ve won Gold at the Vertex Awards and Silver at the Transform Awards Europe for Josh Wood Guardian of Colour! And had nominations from The Drum Design Awards and The Drum Marketing Awards in to boot…

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Davidoff City Editions

Indulgence

We came up with the big idea for Davidoff’s Premium Exclusive Limited Editions packaging, with all subsequent Editions designed by Davidoff’s own in-house design team.

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BEAUTIFUL THINKING: WITH A NEW VOICE

Studio

Beautiful Thinking is at the heart of DG+P’s work and literally on the proverbial tin. MD Steve Gibbons explains how it has evolved to involve communications and why the ad men cometh...

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GENDER PARITY? YES PLEASE!

Studio

What role can brand design play in helping to achieve gender parity? On International Women’s Day, Design Director Raj Phull looks at the welcome rise of gender-neutral design…

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TIMELESS : KEEPING YOUR EGGS IN MORE THAN ONE BASKET

Studio

Can we successfully balance our careers with motherhood? Are we so busy trying to have it all that we need to take control over our reproductive futures? Some thought-provoking questions from educational art installation ‘Timeless’ at Old Street Sation. Catch this fleeting pop-up while you can!

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SEBASTIAN PROFESSIONAL DARK OIL GLIDES INTO SALONS

Beauty

Sebastian Professional’s new Dark Oil extension is launching – our latest work with the brand since our partnership began in 2012.

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AN INSTITUTE OF IMAGINATION? ABSOLUTELY!

Studio

The Institute of Imagination has certainly got a hold of ours. Our Senior Designer, Seila Sarramian, took herself and her almost-five-year-old son to the Institute’s Festival of Imagination and gave it a standing ovation…

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DBA DESIGN EFFECTIVENESS AWARDS: SILVER + BRONZE

Studio

At last night’s glittering DBA Design Effectiveness Awards Ceremony we won a Silver and a Bronze award!

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EGGS, CARDBOARD, FOOT FETISH GALORE: TAKING IDEAS FOR A WALK

https://www.linkedin.com/in/malcolm-kennard-97a7979Paper plates, broken eggs, foot fetish galore and moments of true creative insight: Strategy Director Rory Fegan talks about the Studio’s recent creative workshop…

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RELENTLESSLY AUTHENTIC: THE BIG POWER OF SMALL BRANDS

Beauty

Big brands often mean big business, but two British beauty brands, the Konjac Sponge Co and White Hot Hair, are proving that the small and nimble can be very mighty indeed….

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NIOXIN NIGHT DENSITY RESCUE HITS THE SHELVES

Brands

Our designs for NIOXIN Night Density Rescue are hitting the shelves – the latest iteration of our work with the brand since our partnership began in 2011...

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TRANSFORM AWARDS EUROPE: SHORTLIST SUCCESS!

Studio

Our packaging designs for both Josh Wood Haircare and Lindt Master Chocolatier Collection have been shortlisted for brand effectiveness by Transform Awards Europe. We find out if it’s gold, silver, bronze, or highly commended on 22 March...

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DON’T BE BLUE, IT’S GREAT TO BE OLDER IN 2016

Studio

On Blue Monday, the most miserable day of the year, our Strategy Director, Rory finds something to be positive about: getting older is getting better…

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DAVIDOFF NEWS: THE RACONTEUR AND CIGAR PACKAGING AWARDS TRIFECTA

Indulgence

Davidoff is kicking off 2016 with a bang, and we’re pretty chuffed with our involvement in the launch of its Limited Edition ‘The Raconteur’ cigar range, not to mention a hat trick of accolades at Halfwheel’s annual cigar packaging awards.

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LUXURY SPA EXPERIENCE: THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL

Indulgence

After the (over)indulgences of the holiday season, where better to detox than a luxury day spa? But are they really providing the immersive brand experience we expect? See what client services director Sara says in her recent piece for Luxury Daily.

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DAVIDOFF ESCURIO: LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED

Indulgence

There’s a new samba party in town, and its name is Davidoff Escurio. With the 2016 Rio Olympics setting a worldwide party stage, the brand has headed to Brazil for its latest Discovery range.

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SEX SELLS: TAPPING INTO FETISH

Brands

Steve’s latest SPC Magazine article Sex Sells Cosmetics explores how and why beauty brands are tapping into the lucrative zeitgeist for all things fetish...

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IT’S GOOD TO TALK, LET’S DO LUNCH

Studio

Close agency/client personal relationships have always been at the heart of achieving great design. If so, in his latest article for Design Week, MD Steve asks: Why does no one pick up the phone or do lunch any more..?

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OPEN EYE 26 HAS LANDED – OLDER, HEALTHIER, FIERCER

Studio

Bionic lens implants that give you Superman sight, beauty products for every shade of silver, contemporary walking canes, personal delivery drones, incontinence silk thongs, and more... Welcome to Open Eye 26: the Older issue. For too long the over 50s consumer has been ignored entirely or relegated to the hinterland of Sunday supplements and specialist product catalogues. But the tide is finally beginning to turn. We’ve taken a far-reaching look at the product innovations and technologies transforming what it means to be Older in the 21st century…

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ONA: CHILEAN POP UP DINING EXPERIENCE

Indulgence

We’re thrilled to have helped Chef Marcelo Henriquez with the identity and brand experience for ONA, his sell out Chilean pop up dining concept.

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THE KINKS AND TATE MODERN: ONLY ONE OF THEM IS POP

Studio

When Pop Art goes political, something seriously wrong is afoot. Our Managing Director Steve finds The Kinks’ West End musical far more to the point than the latest Tate Modern exhibition…

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FIVE STAR SERVICE FOR FREE – SHOUTING FOR OUR NHS

Health

Despite the dire media headlines about its imminent demise, during her daughter’s long stay in hospital, Client Services Director, Sara Jones, discovered an NHS beyond compare…

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JOSH WOOD AND LINDT SHORTLISTED BY DBA DESIGN EFFECTIVENESS AWARDS

Studio

We're absolutely chuffed that our work with Josh Wood Haircare and Lindt Master Chocolatier Collection has been shortlisted by the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards – that’s now seven wins in the past four years!

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CAWTHORNE: MADE TO SHARE

Indulgence

Sometimes things are just so good you can’t help but want to share them. That was our starting point for branding home-made biscuits company Cawthorne.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning: Cake Tastes Better Together

Studio

The DG+P studio is going to be eating cake for the rest of the week (and probably weekend!); such was the baking tornado of delicious treats we conjured in aid of Macmillan cancer support….

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LIVE BEAUTIFULLY: GAZELLI SKINCARE’S NEW APPROACH TO BEAUTY

Beauty

Stephanie and Sara thought a recent talk with the founder of Gazelli Skincare was a textbook lesson in how to evolve from skincare products to a lifestyle and wellbeing focus, whilst remaining true to your brand ethos.

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CREATIVITY IS AGELESS: IRIS APFEL

Studio

It’s a hive of activity in London at the moment, with London Fashion Week last week and the London Design Festival now kicking off. Amidst the very young and restless of the creative industries, Creative Director Nick Vaus, takes some time out to see a veteran still turning all the style rules on their head…

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MONOTYPE : from print to pixel

Studio

A visit from Monotype, one of the world’s leading typeface design agencies, was a fascinating exploration of the history of typography and the technological innovation that has broadened the industry's horizons.

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THE AGE OF UNREASONABLE CONSUMPTION

Studio

For Insight Global Convenience Store Focus’ recent issue, our Strategy Director, Rory, poses a challenge (and opportunity) to convenience retailers: how can they satisfy the unreasonable consumer with their health/beauty offer?

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Let’s go down to (Molly’s) Wood today

Studio

We’re really chuffed to introduce our work for Molly’s Wood, a nature reserve and community orchard in Essex. It’s a beauty…

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The Ugly Truth: Beautifully Told

Studio

Down in Selfridges’ Ultralounge ambient music plays and calming low lights lead us into the space designed and curated by Jane Withers, whose creative direction brings together a group of artists to collaborate in raising awareness of marine plastic pollution and inspire change…

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DG+PIRATES – BEAUTIFUL THINKING…AND DRINKING!

Studio

Each summer, we celebrate the team’s hard work and achievements with a company retreat. This year we donned our very best swashbuckling outfits and headed to the beautiful countryside of Dorset….

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INTEGRATION – IS IT EVEN A QUESTION?

Brands

For SPC's August 15 issue, Steve wonders if consumers expect brands to look, feel and behave the same wherever and whenever they find them – are standalone design and advertising agencies old news? Or is integration the future?

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View on beauty: London Summer 2015

Beauty

Another day, another new brand or destination: London offers an almost dizzying kaleidoscope of beauty experiences to enjoy. But which ones are really worth the visit? Read our Summer 2015 beauty guide to find out….

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BLACK LEATHER & GOLDEN FEATHERS: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Studio

The arresting Alexander McQueen exhibition, Savage Beauty, at the V&A has been so fantastically well-received that the museum is opening it’s doors around the clock for the final two weekends of the run. Creative Director, Nick Vaus, is wowed by a truly enchanting brand of creativity…

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ORO BLANCO – PURE WHITE GOLD

Indulgence

What happens when you are asked to create a concept for the world’s most expensive cigar? The Studio was delighted to let our imagination run free…

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NO FIVE STARS FOR THIS SPA

Studio

What use is exquisite décor and sumptuous treatments, if the service and soul is not up to scratch? Client Services Director, Sara Jones, was more than slightly underwhelmed by one of London’s premier spas...

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DECEPTIVELY EFFORTLESS: BARBARA HEPWORTH AT TATE BRITAIN

Studio

Intensity, grit, complexity, elegance. Creative Director, Nick Vaus, is left longing for a hammer and chisel by Barbara Hepworth at Tate Britain.

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DESIGN WEEK TOP 100 2015: ABOVE THE FOLD!

Studio

The Design Week Top 100 2015 annual survey has just been published. For the first time ever, we’ve made it into the Top 50, leapfrogging 12 places to be ranked number 49 on the list. And we're chuffed!

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OPEN EYE 25 | THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL

Studio

3D printed implantable windpipes, smart mirrors that tell you if your anti-ageing creams are actually working, designing your own Ferrari in augmented reality... Welcome to Open Eye 25! The word personalisation is on everyone's lips. But what is it really all about? We've taken a far-reaching look at the technologies and innovations driving the trend and discovered some amazing - and some deeply unnerving - happenings.....

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Illustriously creative: Sir John Hegarty

Studio

'Everyone is creative. But only some will be lucky enough to earn a living by it.' We joined Sir John Hegarty for an exploration of the nature of creativity.

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Boots UK: The future of feeling pretty damn good

Studio, Beauty

How is Boots UK making women feel pretty damn good? We found out at CEW.

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IT ENDED WITH A CLICK: INNOCOS BEAUTY SUMMIT

Studio, Beauty

From the beat of flamenco heels, to the satisfying clack of a bottle lid, to the click of a mouse, this year’s InnoCos Beauty Innovation Summit in Madrid was brimming with passion and energy.

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ALL’S NOT WHAT IT SEEMS IN THE WINDY CITY

Studio

Chicago, Chicago. From a very windy London, Steve reflects back on the Studio’s trip to the windy city where the art is not quite all that it seems….

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C-STORES RIPE FOR HEALTH & BEAUTY INNOVATION

Brands, Beauty, Health

Our strategy director Rory comments on how health and beauty brands are changing in a feature for Convenience Store.

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TEAM DG+P JOINS THE LUNAR TRIBE

Studio

Delicate, vibrant, experimental: the Studio’s private view of our friend Christina K.’s exhibition made its mark on our Design Director, Raj Phull.

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WHAT WOMEN WANT: BEAUTY FORUMITES’ PACKAGING INSIGHTS

Beauty

For Steve’s latest SPC Magazine article What Women Want, we ventured into the world of beauty forums and asked: “If there’s one thing you want from beauty product packaging what would it be?”

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NICER TUESDAYS: UP OR DOWN WITH TECHNOLOGY?

Studio

From a ‘down with technology’ stance to life-changing mouldable putty, see what our designer Sachin Kavia thought of the breadth of information and insight at Nicer Tuesdays’ tech event.

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BIONIC LIMBS TO SELF-DESTRUCTING SYRINGES: WIRED HEALTH 2015

Health

From understanding and communicating the value of beauty in health-related technology to saving 10 million lives through the simplest of innovations, WIRED Health provided the kind of ideas that will change the way we live forever.

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DEATH TO MEDIOCRITY: D&AD AWARDS SHOWCASE

Studio

Last week the prestigious D&AD Awards took over The Old Truman Brewery and the public was invited to view a showcase of the entries and attend seminars. Our Design Director Raj Phull went along for some inspiration.

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CONSUMER HEALTHCARE – NOT YET IT ISN’T

Health

Innovate or die. This was the message from many expert speakers at the 26th Annual Nicholas Hall OTC Insights Conference in Paris. The conference theme was ‘Over The Crossroads’, but it felt like much of the industry hasn’t quite reached the crossroads.

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GOLD + SILVER AT TRANSFORM AWARDS EUROPE!

Studio

Last night’s Transform Awards Europe ceremony saw us win gold and silver for Davidoff Nicaragua – alongside our ad agency partner Johnny Fearless!

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THE LANGUAGE OF LUXURY: SHOWING TO KNOWING

Studio

As the global luxury market continues to grow and evolve, consumers are now demanding something far more than just a logo from their luxury brands. Physical proximity is not enough – the language and expression of luxury has to change. Dramatically.

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DAVIDOFF NICARAGUA SHORTLISTED FOR THE DRUM MARKETING AWARD

Studio

We’re full of the joys of spring in the studio with Davidoff Nicaragua joining another prestigious awards shortlist – in the Brand Development/Extension Strategy of the Year category at The Drum Marketing Awards.

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AND THE WINNING BUNNY IS….

Studio

After a ferocious, yet friendly, studio competition to decorate a fabulous Lindt gold bunny. We’re delighted to announce the winner is….

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THE FUTURE OF HEALTHY EATING: FOOD FUTUROLOGIST DR MORGAINE GAYE

Studio

The message from this year’s International Food and Drink Event is clear – healthier alternatives are of overwhelming importance in the food and drink industry. But what’s driving this? See what leading food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye says.

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VERTEX AWARDS: DOUBLE GOLD FOR WAITROSE PURE

Studio

The studio’s buzzing with excitement – our Waitrose Pure work just won two golds at the Vertex Awards!

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TOP RANKING IN THE DRUM DESIGN CENSUS 2015!

Studio

The Drum just published its annual Design Census and to our surprise and delight we’re number 1 for agencies with 10-19 design staff!

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DAVIDOFF WINSTON CHURCHILL: PACKAGING NEWS CASE STUDY

Brands

We’re thrilled that Packaging News loved our work with Davidoff Winston Churchill so much that it published a one-page article all about it.

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fantasy, magic and ENGINEERING COLLIDE: Thomas Heatherwick INSPIRES

Studio

Ingenuity. Transformation. Surprise. Our Creative Director Nick and the rest of the team are left inspired by beautiful thinker and polymath, Thomas Heatherwick.

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SHAPING BEAUTY’S FUTURE: PACKAGING STRUCTURE

Beauty

Hot off the press is Shaping Beauty’s Future , Steve’s feature article for SPC Magazine, which analyses the role of structural packaging in building a branded presence.

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PACKAGING INNOVATIONS BIRMINGHAM: TIME TO REBRAND?

Studio

Last week our Production Manager Robin Munden headed up to Packaging Innovations Birmingham. Maybe it’s time for the event to rebrand?

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NIOXIN HAIR REGROWTH TREATMENT HITS THE SHELVES SOON

Brands

Following on from our very successful work on the NIOXIN core brand, P&G asked us to look at packaging for its new Hair Regrowth Treatment range.

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THE FRAGRANCE FOUNDATION: MARKETING A SCENT

Beauty

The Fragrance Foundation recently ran a practical and fun Marketing of Fragrance course for marketers at House of Fraser's HQ. Our very own Nick helped out for the second year in a row.

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LEAPING UP DBA DESIGN EFFECTIVENESS AWARDS LEAGUE TABLE

Studio

Drum roll please. We’ve climbed three places to now be in 7th place on the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards League Table after Davidoff Nicaragua won bronze in the brand identity category!

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DAVIDOFF NICARAGUA SHORTLISTED FOR TRANSFORM AWARDS EUROPE

Studio

We’re over the moon as Davidoff Nicaragua was shortlisted for its brand effectiveness in two categories by Transform Awards Europe. All that remains is to find out if it’s gold, silver, bronze or highly commended on 21 April.

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SWAB. SAVE A LIFE.

Studio

We’re all aware of the great charity fundraising done by friends and family. But financial donations aren’t always the priority. Why not visit the Team Margot website to register for the stem cell donor list and learn more? It’s quick and easy.

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MALE GROOMING: SMART PACKS FOR RUGGED LOOK

Beauty

This month Packaging News published an interesting article on male grooming. Have a look and see what Steve says on the subject.

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WE’RE HIRING! MARKETING & NEW BUSINESS COORDINATOR (PART-TIME)

Studio

We’re on the lookout for a Marketing & New Business Coordinator who can support our MD, marketing consultant, and client services director in driving our profile raising and new business activities. We work with some pretty amazing beauty, prestige and healthcare brands. We’re growing like mad, jumped 25 spots in the Design Week Top 100 over the past 2 years, and currently we’re The Drum Network Awards’ Design Agency of the Year.

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Winston Churchill Cigars

Indulgence

Our work with Davidoff’s Winston Churchill Cigars is hitting the shelves. The positioning and brand story was done by ourselves and our Team Davidoff partner ad agency Johnny Fearless, plus we created the brand identity, packaging, and design concepts to bring the brand to life at an invitation-only press launch event on 8 December 2014 in New York City.

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WHAT THEY DON’T TEACH YOU AT DESIGN SCHOOL

Studio

Following his recent talk for junior agency employees at a Design Business Association seminar, Design Week asked Steve to outline the lessons he’s learned in his career.

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OPEN EYE 24: WELLNESS NEW YEAR ISSUE

Brands

Our Open Eye 24 New Year Issue is now out! In this bumper edition, stories embrace many aspects of wellness, including beauty, health, and healthy eating.

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TREND FORECASTING: AHEAD OF THE CURVE?

Brands

Trend forecasting is becoming an important facet of brand development, but we might be mistaken if we think it will provide us with direction – unless we know how to translate it.

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Packaging News: STOP

Beauty

Packaging News loved our work with STOP so much that it published a one-page case study all about it.

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PHARMACEUTICAL & HEALTHCARE PACKAGING: VIVE LA DIFFERENCE

Health

Hot off the press is Steve’s article for Retail Packaging – focusing on pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging for the magazine’s November/December issue.

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HEALTHY EATING: IS OUR OBSESSION THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM ITSELF?

Health

Our relationship with food is full of contradictions these days. Never before have we been so preoccupied with healthy eating, but never before have we been so obese. The popularity of celebrity chefs, cookery shows and cookbooks is at an all time high, and yet we cook so little in our homes from scratch.

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Drum roll please… Design Agency of the Year!

Studio

Were we ever glad we put on our glad rags and went along to last weeks glittering awards ceremony for The Drum Network Awards 2014 – because we won Design Agency of the Year!

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Hat Trick on The Drum Network Awards shortlist!

Studio

Good things definitely come in threes! This week The Drum Network Awards announced its shortlist and we’ve got a nominations hat trick:

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Salon International 2014

Beauty

If you thought Salon International at London's Excel centre was a trade show only for all things hair related, think again. Sure, there's lots about hair, including fabulous haircare products and styling. Then there's the rest to go with it. 

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Luxury packaging innovation: some gems amongst mediocrity

Studio

At the end of September we popped over to the annual Luxury Packaging Innovations event just up the road at the Business Design Centre.

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Entrepreneurialism at the Heart of Beauty Trends & Innovation

Beauty

Steve and Sara attended the Beauty Trends & Innovations Conference recently. An exciting (and packed) line up of speakers, including some of the most innovative names in the UK beauty industry, held much promise.

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ICONOCLASTIC BRANDS: DISRUPTING THE NORM

Brands

The brands that are cutting through hugely competitive markets are the iconoclasts – or at least the ones that start as such.

Steve looks at beauty brands which are turning accepted business models on their heads in his article for SPC Magazine's September 2014 issue.

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WE’RE HIRING! MARKETING & NEW BUSINESS COORDINATOR

Studio

We’re on the lookout for a Marketing & New Business Coordinator who can support our MD, marketing consultant, and client services director in driving our profile raising and new business activities. We work with some pretty amazing beauty, prestige and healthcare brands. We're growing like mad, winning lots of awards, and jumped 25 spots in the Design Week Top 100 over the past 2 years. 

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STOP…THE WRINKLES BEFORE THEY START

Beauty

Our new work for Dr Darren McKeown launches today, to be sold exclusively at Space NK Apothecary.

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Summer Party 2014

Studio

Last week we had our annual summer party, we decided to stay in London and flex our creative muscles.

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VOTE NOW: JOSH WOOD SHORTLISTED IN PURE BEAUTY AWARDS!

Beauty

We're absolutely thrilled that our hair care range work for Josh Wood and Marks & Spencer  has been shortlisted by the Pure Beauty Awards in the Best New Design & Packaging category.

Winners will be selected through a public vote – so if you like what you see, please feel free to vote for it here

Not only are we super proud of how it looks, but it's selling like hot cakes – four months in and sales value and volume are running +161% ahead of targets.

Fingers crossed when the winners are announced on 30 October!

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DESIGN WEEK TOP 100 2014: LEAPFROGGING THE COMPETITION

Studio

Drum roll please… The Design Week Top 100 2014 has just been published – providing a detailed and holistic analysis of the state of the UK design industry.

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Personal care: Taking good care of consumers

Health

The personal care market is growing but is it the case that the more convenient the pack, the more successful the brand? Steve was recently interviewed for a feature on the matter for the July 2014 issue of Packaging News. In it, he discusses the role of design in personal care innovations.

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Co-Creation: More than one way to skin a cat

Studio

Co-creation helps generate a hothouse environment for fast innovation. But as Steve notes in this article for SPC Magazine's June 2014 issue, it's not the only way to do things. In our rush to find new ways of working, we mustn't forget that different types of creative minds respond very differently to stimuli.

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Flying high by risk-taking and storytelling

Beauty

Read Steve's latest article on his recent trip to the InnoCos Beauty Leaders Innovation Summit. 

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The Beauty Project

Beauty

Our Client Services Director, Sara, recently made a trip to The Beauty Project at Selfridges. Read her thoughts in our latest blog post. 

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