Our Thoughts

Here’s what we’ve been up to. What’s inspired us. And might inspire you.

Interview: Tech for Good Dublin

To kick off our spanking new interview series, ‘Changing the world one click at a time’, we’re excited to start with Ellen Ward, co-founder of Tech for Good Dublin - a Meetup group with a core belief that technology can be utilised to have a positive impact on people, communities and our planet. The collective is celebrating its second birthday this month.

Green is the New Black

We as a society, we are becoming increasingly conscious of how our individual and collective decision-making affects our planet. This is having a profound influence how companies conduct their business. For organisations to survive, sustainability needs to underpin all they do as opposed to being a marketing buzzword included in a CSR policy.

Offset Dublin - 2019

Offset is a three-day creative fest of images, words and ideas that will hit you hard between the eyes. And the ears. And your toes. Firing all your senses and paralyzing your brain simultaneously.

Using Design to Change the World

Without question, we have all played a part in contributing to the current state of our overproduced, over consumed, tired and polluted planet. Collectively, our choices and actions have created trends and behavioural norms that are destructive and reckless.

Put Your Strategic Plan Into Practice

When creating or growing a business, every entrepreneur comes across the same inevitable challenge – strategising. It is undoubtedly one of the most overwhelming activities to address, especially if you’re already knee deep in the operations and management of your venture.

The Crown Jewel of All Strategies

A brand strategy is the crown jewel of all strategies because it captures the essence of who you are as a business.

Artificial Intelligence: slave or master?

Artificial intelligence is not new – it already permeates our lives by being embedded in the majority of digital devices, software and services that we use.

The Power of the Discovery Process

Making something known or visible through a process of discovery between an agency and its client is only achieved if both parties show up with an open mind and a willingness to actively participate.

Collaborating Innovatively

Extolling the value of collaboration is nothing new. We all appreciate the importance and benefit of cross-pollinating knowledge, experience and ideas. But for much of the time, this process often stays within familiar boundaries.

Generic Content Serves No One

The words you choose to use can make a significant difference to how you are perceived by others. When you have that level of exposure, it’s worth ensuring your message resonates.

Dublin Street Wisdom 2018

At the centre of Street Wisdom lies the idea that every moment is extraordinary and every street is full of inspiration – that there’s no such thing as an ordinary street, just ordinary thinking.

Dublin Street Wisdom 2019

Street Wisdom is a social enterprise with a mission to bring inspiration to every street on earth. It’s a form of 'walking-based problem solving' – ask a question, walk the streets, unlock fresh thinking and see what answers present themselves.

How To Successfully Collaborate With A Creative Agency

An agency should never be afraid to challenge a client’s understanding of how they see themselves.

So what's the difference between branding and marketing?

Branding is often mistaken as relevant only to large retailers targeting a broad consumer base. Many founders of early stage startups or owner/managers of SMEs consider it a luxury rather than a necessity.

If you sell to everyone, you sell to no one

When a client wants an additional service you don't currently provide, it's often tempting to include it in your service offering. Tread carefully.

You know when you know

When a friend falls in love with someone who they claim to be THE ONE, you might ask how they can be so sure. “You know when you know” is often the confident, assured response.

Why every business should follow the rules of comedy improv

Doing comedy improvisation on a weekly basis is my favourite outlet for creative expression. Many people confuse comedy improv with stand-up comedy. Other than requiring a stage and audience, the two formats are very different.

5 Reasons Why Companies Underperform Online

Many companies invest a lot of their budget in search marketing to drive large volumes of traffic to their website. What if your website does a poor job at winning visitors over?

Mental Fitness for Business Success

Mental Fitness helps individuals feel less overwhelmed, less exhausted, more in control and more excited about what the future may hold.

Is your brand an extension of your personality?

Tying yourself closely to your brand in the early stages of your business deserves proper consideration.

No idea is a bad idea

Imagine if we lived in a world without ideas? There would be no imagination. No revelations. No transformation. Just a vacuum of sameness.

How to assess an agency’s online portfolio

Three important questions to ask yourself when you’re assessing a digital agency’s portfolio of work.

Dublin Tech Summit 2018 Takeaways

Even though the Dublin Tech Summit 2018 didn’t live up to the high standards it set itself for its impressive debut in 2017, there was still a number of talks that delivered good value. Here’s some of the insights shared that stayed with us.

All work and no play

Leading a company is hard work – the expectations we set ourselves are high, the challenges we face never stop and the pressure is constant. Based on personal experience and that of many other CEOs I speak to, it’s more of an afterthought than a priority to take responsibility for our own well-being.

Free Design Concept? Just no.

A tender document arrives into our inbox. It looks like an interesting project. It’s completely within our capabilities. Include a design concept as part of the submission? Oh.



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