We’ve had our heads down, we’ve been busy-bees, the elbow grease was applied and it’s been working. Oh yes. In fact we’re rather delighted to announce that we’ve won some new business. Not one new account, but five new travel accounts. Count them, FIVE! First up, we’re extremely happy to welcome aboard Brittany Ferries. They’re a fantastic brand to be working with and we’re really looking forward to getting started and showing you what we’re doing. Up next

We're very proud of our membership of the IPA. We're also very proud of the fact that we've been awarded an IPA Effectiveness Award for our work with LV=. So we were also pretty, well, proud of the fact that the IPA asked our me to write a blog for them following their recent Brand Fame Effectiveness Masterclass. Here's a synopsis: In 2012, Les Binet and Peter Field launched their follow-up to the much acclaimed ‘Marketing in

The Future Sessions are free Designate-organised event with industry leaders, delivering forward-thinking, brilliantly focussed 15 minute speeches in front of an invited crowd in a cool Shoreditch venue. The next one’s due in July, so be sure to register click here to sign up. If you weren’t there you missed a cracker. Steve Dunne set the scene asking if The Brand was indeed dead. Doomsayers and internet-focussed marketers have predicted that attention-poor, instant gratification seekers only want

We’re pleased to announce that we have been appointed to work with St Barnabas and Chestnut Tree House on their new websites. We understand it was a hard fought pitch with strong contenders and it’s always nice when your credentials and ideas win through. There are so many reasons to be excited about this project not least of all because it marks the continuation of an existing working relationship where we delivered the Big Heart Auction website earlier this

Shoreditch Thursday 12.00 GMT Steve Endacott was spotted in Shoreditch on Thursday afternoon at the incredibly hipster Electric Cinema talking about brand. Yes, our very own Travel Industry stalwart has admitted that maybe he was wrong. Just the once mind, but maybe, just maybe he was wrong. Or maybe it’s just the case that the times they are a-changing. Following a quick skinny latte to fire him up and get him in the mood for his 20 minute

Miriam Boote – Group Account Director, Designate Now it’s the turn of our very own Miriam in the final of our spotlight series on speakers at our upcoming Future Sessions seminar in London this Thursday. Miriam has over a decade of experience in advertising and communications and now heads up the Account Handling team at Designate, overseeing the strategic and creative output of the Agency's work. A huge advocate of the power of brand and the impact a

Ruairidh Roberts – Travel Industry Head, Google Working for one of the biggest brands on planet Earth we are very excited to present Ru from Google. In the penultimate post in the run up to our Future Sessions seminar in London on 30th April, we will let you know a bit more about RU, Travel Industry Head at Google. Having spent ten years in various roles at the New York Times, he joined Google in 2011 where he

Steve Dunne – Executive Chairman, Brighter PR This, the second of four posts in the run up to our Future Sessions seminar in London on 30th April, we will shine the spotlight on Steve Dunn, Executive Chairman, Brighter PR. Steve Dunne is a marketer with over twenty five years experience of promoting brands within and outside of the travel sector. He is a former head of corporate communications for British Telecom, HSBC and globally, South African Airways. He

In September 2014 on a dark and cold evening after devouring a 15” Domino’s Pizza/whole packet of Hob Nobs the guilt set in and I started to google phrases such as ‘how long do you need to train for a marathon’ ‘slowest marathon times’ etc. Then I did something I often do which is sign up for a sporting event online. In the past I’ve signed up to everything from ‘The London to Brighton bike