branding & logo design based on real insight

Ever considered why you pick an Apple over a Samsung? Why you’re soooo Money Supermarket or more of a meerkat? It’s all about personal taste and value right?

Well, these are important factors in our decision making minds but most fundamentally it’s about trust. The trust that’s earned through the practical and emotional experiences we have with these things. And, well, that’s branding.

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We believe that the most successful brands are the ones that make the deepest connections with their audiences.

The ones that go beyond practical excellence and interface with our emotions; challenging our perceptions, igniting inspiration and making a tangible difference to the way we feel.

There’s so much of everything we can possibly imagine to choose from these days and just looking different and saying you’re different doesn’t cut it; we live in a world where being is believing. Brands need to actually be something different to their audiences and people build trust and belief in brands through positive experiences and outcomes. We bring brands to life to build this trust by using real insight to understand their audiences, defining their unique difference and bringing it together to create captivating experiences that get real results. And here’s how we’ll do it for you…

Logo design

It’s why armies have flags in battle

In a world where it’s never been more important to be original, your logo is the single most identifiable symbol of your brand identity; instantly linking your audience to what makes your organisation special to them. Through insight, intuition and the magic of graphic design we’ll work with you to create a logo that’s beautiful, flexible and unforgettable – flying a mighty flag for your brand.

Brand strategy

Where insight is our guiding star

We’ll craft a custom-made research strategy for your audience to discover key insights about their emotions, needs and behaviours. Next we’ll listen, explore, question, argue (in a good way!) and challenge to get to the heart of who you are and the unique difference you make to your audience. These WOW! moments are our most precious resource in the next step to define, design and position your brand to make more meaningful connections with the people that matter. We’ll use this rock solid strategy as the creative launch pad for your marketing rocket ship. To infinity and beyond…

Brand architecture

The art of organisation

Confusion is a killer when it comes to branding; building the right relationships between the products and services of your organisation and how they relate to your audiences is a biggy. Whether it’s planning for future growth or re-ordering your family of brands we’ll bring clarity to confusion and make the right decisions together.

Brand naming

Say what you mean

Your brand name is one of the the first pieces of information people will learn about your organisation. Its the governor of gut reactions and the manager of meaning; it defines what you mean to your audience and how they share that meaning with others. So, we’ll work with you to run a strategic, creative and fun workshop to develop a brand name that’s buzzworthy and hasn’t already been taken!

Brand identity design

Discovering planet you

Your brand identity is more than just a brilliant logo, it’s everything you do to communicate with your customers. Wherever and whenever they interact with your brand you need to make the right impressions to provide the key emotional responses that determine their opinion of you. Working with you to define and design everything from logo to lexicon we’ll create a rich, impactful experiences that’ll capture the hearts and minds of your audience. It’s as much about energising your organisation as it is connecting with your customers, so we’ll guide you through to ensure everyone feels the love – and we’ll deliver your stunning brand identity system complete with guidelines to help you grow and shape your marketing.

Tone of voice & copywriting

It’s the way that you say it

We can bring a compelling and cohesive tone of voice to your brand identity. Our experienced and versatile copywriters will get to know the personality of your brand and the aspirations and behaviours of your audience to craft a verbal language that makes a real emotional connection with engaging content creation.


We’re the agency for change

We believe in challenging perceptions and driving change through the BIG ideas; the creative thinking that drives a whole advertising campaign from print, out of home, social, online and beyond. Our through-the-line approach creates integrated campaigns that move audiences and get real results. We’ve turned helicopters into people, landed astronauts in shopping centres and fought prostate cancer with beards. And we can bring this dynamic movement to your brand, so let’s do it!

Brand identity guides

The Bible according to your brand

Marketing at any level involves collaboration inside and outside of your organisation, and maintaining clear and consistent brand communication is the name of the game. We’ll design an all encompassing guide to your visual and verbal brand identity so everyone can keep their game tight and make all your impressions right.

Brand management

Your strategic partner

We’re in this for the long run – once we’ve defined and designed the strategy, identity and ambitions of your brand you can count on us to make it a reality. We’re the full throttle full service creative agency, always doing our thing to make sure you’re doing your thing. From social media to media planning, asset management to acquisitions we’ll embrace the roles and responsibilities you need us to and keep your brand booming.

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Southampton, SO15 7AF