April 17th, 2014 / Holly Brockwell
We’re very happy to hear that our website for Clothes for Charity has been shortlisted for not one, but two categories in the UK Digital Experience Awards 2014:
- Best Internal Use of Digital
The UK Digital Experience Awards aim to “recognise and celebrate the delivery of exceptional customer experience through digital channels and media across a broad spectrum of industries”. Exceptional customer experience, you say? We like the sound of that.
Clothes for Charity is a Leeds-based startup that lets people send unwanted clothes safely to a charity of their choice. It’s secure and trackable, so avoids all the dangers of normal doorstep donation (people nicking your bag, for example), and is ideal for charities who don’t have shops, or people who can’t get to them.
We’ve built the site to make it super-easy to choose a charity to donate to (from over 100, which we’ve categorised to make it simpler), arrange a collection (through smart integration with UPS’s backend systems), and find out what’s happening with your donation (automated notices remind you to send your bag back, let you know when it’s arrived, and help you track how much you’ve given to date).
We’ll be presenting our work to a team of specialist Judges at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 9th July 2014 – keep your fingers crossed for us.
April 11th, 2014 / Holly Brockwell
Like most people, we’re pretty big fans of Champagne. So we were especially pleased to win a three-way pitch for Piper-Heidsieck’s latest campaign – a tie-in with the world-famous Cannes Film Festival.
Piper-Heidsieck are best known for their award-winning (and very delicious) Brut and Rare Champagnes, often served at red carpet events – which makes them an ideal partner for Cannes. The ‘Let life be grand. Let life be Cannes’ on-trade promotion gives customers the chance to win a £750 gift bag fit for a movie star with every glass or bottle of Piper-Heidsieck. The gift bag includes a £250 Selfridges voucher, Ray Ban sunglasses and Montblanc products, and there are more Selfridges vouchers and hundreds of boxes of Charbonnel et Walker chocolates to be won, too.
Our work is already on display in prestigious bars and venues, including Searcys champagne bar at St Pancras International Station in London. Keep an eye out for it:
We also built the campaign microsite at PiperCannes.com:
Here’s hoping you’ll see this screen when you’ve entered the code on your game card:
You might spot the campaign in Promotional Marketing and The Drum, who’ve very kindly covered it. Cheers!
March 24th, 2014 / Holly Brockwell
We’ve been working with the fantastic Power Planning Group over in Pennsylvania, and we’re excited to be able to show you the first work for our first US client.
The Group – who do strategy workshops for companies in need of a new direction – briefed us to create a brand identity with punch and stand-out from the usual corporate feel. And boy, did our designers deliver. We’ve devised their creative positioning and communications collateral, and we’re halfway through their new website. Here’s a sample:
CEO Jem Turner commented: “I need my sunglasses to look at the new logo – and that’s exactly what I wanted. The Together Agency have done an outstanding job.”
Next up – Together US?
March 7th, 2014 / Holly Brockwell
One of our brilliant and much-loved Account Managers is off to travel the world. While we can’t blame her for wanting to see the more exciting places on the planet, she’ll leave a big person-shaped hole in our account team. Can you fill it?
Here’s what we’re looking for:
- At least 3 years’ experience in an integrated marketing agency
- Ability to drive to client meetings (we’re based in the Lace Market, but have clients nationally)
- Experience with advertising, print, DM, sales promotion and digital (website design and build, email marketing, SEO and ideally social media)
- A bright and friendly personality that we’ll look forward to seeing on Monday mornings
- Excellent biscuit-selection skills for meetings
This will be a temp-to-perm position, for six months initially with the option to stay permanently if both sides are happy.
You’ll be working on clients in the travel, leisure and charity sectors, so experience in any of those areas would be a bonus.
To apply, send your CV and a covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know anyone (people, not agencies) you think might like this job, please send them our way. Unless they’re a Take That fan – more than enough of that on the office stereo as it is.
March 6th, 2014 / Holly Brockwell
Wandering in to work the other day, we spotted this funky-looking thing, which had attracted quite a crowd:
It’s called Siteclops, and it’s a massive kaleidoscope for looking around at the city through the optical equivalent of bug eyes:
It was made by Hristiyan Pavlov and Dalma Kadocsa, and you can follow it on Twitter here. We like.
February 28th, 2014 / Holly Brockwell
There’s a little shop on the corner of our road (Brightmoor Street in the lovely Lace Market) called Dezigne that sells coffee, cakes, and handmade products. Today, they’ve got this in the window:
It’s a QR code (we know, we know) made of little Fujichrome photographic slides. See?
The sign above says it was made by Adam Spinos and Paul Matosic.
We tried to see if it works as a QR code, but unfortunately, no one in the vicinity had a reader on their phone. Humm.
February 13th, 2014 / Holly Brockwell
Valentine’s Day can feel like a bit of a kick in the face if you don’t have a significant other. But who says your other half has to be human? This year, we’re celebrating the other loves of our lives with these four Valentine’s Cards for single folks.
You can download them all here (right click, ‘save link as’) – then just print the one you want on a nice piece of card and hand it over. We can’t promise your pint of bitter can read, but we’re sure it’ll appreciate the effort nonetheless.
Click to enlarge the images if you can’t read ‘em.
February 10th, 2014 / Holly Brockwell
We love a good quick-fire ad competition, and One Minute Briefs is famous for them. Last week, they asked people to come up with ads on behalf of the Sochi 2014 Olympic sponsors, showing support for LGBT rights.
We created three, and two have made the shortlist:
This one was disqualified because – despite the Chip Shop Awards being famous for their rule-breaking ads – Skittles isn’t an official sponsor:
You can vote for our Dow and McDonald’s ads here – just click ‘like’ underneath each one.
See you at the medal ceremony.