Is your business ready?

Your business will be ready regardless you have ticked all the boxes or none. A company is always under construction. The market changes, and so does your business move along. We have thought about what are the things that a business must have. 1. A well-defined product or service People don’t buy products or services; they buy solutions. If you …

Lies and other magic tricks of Marketing

BP targeted me on Twitter. Not sure why, because I despise them. In fact, they are one of the causes why I resigned in 2012 from a studio where they had quite a few nasty clients. The truth is that it is difficult to choose whom to work with because you have to pay bills and be able to make …

Let go of your old brand if it’s not relevant

When I started my business, my vision was to become a big agency. That was in 2014, the time when we were coming out of the 2008 financial fiasco, and things were perking up. A friend of mine and business guru told me that business was changing, and I shouldn’t look at business as a company but needed to be …

Must 5 of Branding to stay relevant in a changing world

Do you still listen to cassettes? Do you save your files on floppy discs? Do you have physical photo albums? You will likely say no to these questions. You might not even understand these questions if you were born in the 2000s. The world is in constant movement. It is not sudden, although sometimes it looks like it. Businesses have …

What is growth?

When I started my business, I assumed that I had to grow. I felt like, at some point, I would need to employ people, have an office in Central London, seek investment and become a CEO. But all the above is not in my nature. I am not in business for the money; of course, it is what I have …

Brand flagging

As a brand designer, I like to observe what brands do. I love to see brands claim and fall in love with those who follow up with action apart from flying a flag. As a brand manager, I tell my clients to get involved in branding. They don’t have to be hands-on but at least heads up. CEOs or business …

Let’s talk about recycling, trees and carbon offset

As brand designers and strategists, we look at a business as a whole, 360º inspection, to understand what they are about. We often find companies that claim to be sustainable or ethical, and when we look at this claim, it’s usually lacking something. Don’t get me wrong, and most time is ignorance. Today I wanted to look at the claim: …

Do brands need to be purpose-driven?

Sustainability and ethics are essential to the consumer, as we all realise that we can’t continue the way we do things. The new customers, Millennials and GenZ, are changing the course of consumption. We need brands that ate purpose-driven, yes, but most importantly, we have to be true to this purpose. Here are some reasons why you should look at …

Bus Stopping font

Do you fancy a free font designed by us? Sometimes we find our inspiration in our travels, even when is just a 15 minutes bus journey.

COP26 opportunity or circus?

COP 26 arrives with optimism from institutions and governments and scepticism from the activist groups. And who is to blame them when we have been over 30 years ignoring science. We will be following closely the event in the hope that the promises and pledges become a reality and not just smoke and mirrors.