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Our latest brand identity project for exquisite wool product

Our latest brand identity project has just been signed off and we thought you’d like…

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A brand identity to promote better post-hospital care

We’ve just put the finishes touches on a new brand identity for the Severn Major…

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New IPSO logo helps distinguish between real and fake news

The UK’s press watchdog The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has launched a new kitemark…

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8 Marketing mantras that could be killing your business

Marketing can be a tricky task to get your head around. But it’s a vital,…

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8 Critical features every good homepage needs

Creating a business website is vital in today’s business environment. But how can you ensure…

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Creative Marketing: What is it, and why does your business need it, now?

Maintaining an effective marketing strategy is a key factor in business to ensure that your…

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The importance of colour in branding

At first glance, colour in branding and marketing seems like a small and simple decision…

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Brand Identity: The devil is in the details

Brand Identity is a crucial factor in any companies marketing strategy. It creates your desired…

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Branding to attract Millenials

There has been much talk about millennials – but who exactly are they? And why…

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Can a rebrand increase sales?

Rebranding is about more than changing up your company logo. It’s about having a consistent…

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Brand strategies you need to stop using

An effective branding strategy is something that’s difficult to get right, and it requires a…

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How Social Media has changed the way we brand

Having come a long way since the days of MySpace, social media is no longer…

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Why website design matters

Most businesses have websites these days, but there are still many who haven’t quite achieved…

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Why branding is important to consumers

In today’s digital world, where the internet is inescapable, marketplaces are getting more and more…

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The importance of branding without boasting

Some would say that there is a very fine line between branding yourself and boasting…

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How To Apply Your Brand Throughout Your Company Values

Living and trading in a global marketplace, where goods and services are bought and sold…

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Brand it like Beckham: The key to creating a brand that sticks

David Beckham may be well known for his skills on the football pitch, but he…

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3 Types Of Successful Brand Strategy

Building a positive brand is crucial to the long-term success of your business. Your brand…

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Why Is Branding Important To An Organisation?

If you’re wondering what exactly makes branding one of the most important aspects of marketing…

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Web Design Trends To Adopt In 2017

As the digital market continues to grow, many businesses find it more and more difficult…

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Should I Design My Own Website?

In the current digital age, it is essential for all businesses (and some individuals and…

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The Importance Of Branding In Marketing

The growth of digital marketing has allowed firms to reach out to new customers, offer…

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Why Branding Is Critical To Success

When starting a business, it is vital to think about your brand. Your brand is…

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Why Is Graphic Design Important For Business?

If you’re a small business and currently reviewing your marketing plan for the year ahead,…

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The Essentials For Your Brand Guidelines

Whether you call it your business brand bible, brand guidelines or branding book, every company…

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How A Graphic Designer Can Help You To Rebrand

If you’re considering a company rebrand, then it makes sense to use a professional graphic…

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Promoting Your Brand With Print

In the digital age printed materials are often dismissed in favour of real-time communication. Yet…

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Does Your Brand Meet 2017’s Social Media Challenges?

As we begin this new year, many companies will be considering the possibilities a re-brand…

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A Logo Represents A Thousand Words

Everybody has heard the famous saying that a picture is worth a thousand words right?…

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Festive Infographics

What with Christmas being just around the corner, we thought it would be good fun…

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If Your Business Was A Colour

Which one would it be? It’s fun to consider, but there’s also a serious side…

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Is Amazon’s The Grand Tour In Need Of A Better Brand?

The Grand Tour, the new Amazon car show hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and…

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10 Graphic Design Rules

Graphic design is the icing on your brand cake. The cake may be delicious, but…

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5 Top Logo Mistakes You Should Avoid

Logo design is far more complicated than an image and some text. A successful and…

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What Is Brand Development?

If you run your own company, you’ll want to stand out from the crowd –…

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Is Your Brand Becoming Old Fashioned?

A brand is a very powerful thing. It can make us feel special, motivate us…

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Ecommerce Trends For The Future…

Ecommerce represents 17% of all retail sales, a figure that has doubled since 2008. With…

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The Importance Of Professional Design In Advertising

You may be familiar with the phrase ‘print is dead’. This is far from true….

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Website Design Ideas: 5 Styles To Ignite Your Inspiration

There has never been a more exciting time in the field of website design! Thanks…

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Creating A Project Brief For Our Designers

To help ensure that you cover every detail of information that your designers need to…

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Mobile App Design Trends so far in 2016….

More and more businesses are starting to understand the importance of optimisation for smartphones, since…

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What Makes A Good Graphic Designer And How Does Powerful Design Get Results?

What do graphic designers do? Graphic designers work with printed materials as well as and…

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Simple Do’s And Don’ts For Starting Up Social Media Pages

Have you just launched a new business, but not yet set up those all-important social…

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The Importance Of Successful Printed Materials

Digital marketing is thriving month after month, year after year. However, it is paramount to…

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The Basics Of Developing A Distinctive Brand Identity

Does your business have a brand identity? Your branding is the most valuable asset of…

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One For The Typography Lovers…

We’ve just seen this interesting poster from Fontsmith illustrating a glossary of all the possible…

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Graphic Design Trends For 2016 So Far….

At bob we like to keep a keen interest on the visual world around us. This…

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How to use Instagram’s carousel feature for design & storytelling

The idea of storytelling in advertising is stronger than ever, and now there are more…

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The Essential Guide to Rebranding

With the recent outrage from worldwide consumers over the new Instagram logo, it demonstrates that…

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4 Examples Of Stand-out Summer Marketing Campaigns

The sun has finally graced the UK with its presence, so what better way to celebrate…

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A Quick and Easy Guide to Facebook Live

Are you looking to improve your social media engagement and connect further with your Facebook…

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Build a Memorable Brand Experience

Marketing is all about the type of experience you deliver to your consumers, through each…

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7 Ways to Boost your Brand with Hashtag Marketing

By using hashtags for your company over different social platforms, you can initiate conversation, build…

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The Importance of Celebrity Endorsements

Today, consumers are spoilt for choice and sometimes it can be hard to distinguish one…

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Celebrating 10 years of Bobbing about…..

2016 marks 10 years of creative antics for Bob, and 15 years of Wayne &…

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Should I Care About Typography?

It’s no use having an outstanding logo if your brand’s font and typography can’t match…

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3 Elements Of Branding & Design To Consider When Building Your Brand

Graphic design and branding is the first impression of your product or service and a…

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How To Pick A Colour For Your Brand

Colour Communications Inc conducted research concluding that it takes the average person roughly 90 seconds…

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Website Do’s and Dont’s

Everyone needs a website. Now it can be a bit of a minefield getting it…

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Jargon Buster

Branding and graphic design can be intimidating, especially if the terminology is alien to you!…

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How To Get The Most From Social Media

Social media can be as complicated or simple as you make it. There are numerous…

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The Basics of Effective Email Newsletter Design

Email newsletters are becoming increasingly important in creating a connection between a brand, the product…

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A Crash Course In Mobile Optimisation

People are increasingly using their mobile devices to search the internet and make purchases. In…

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7 Common Blog Writing Mistakes to Avoid

In today’s day and age, blog writing is an important marketing asset for brands and…

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Brands With Successful Instagram Campaigns

2016 is now well underway and set to be a big year for Instagram marketing…

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Spring Clean your Website – 5 Tips for a Healthier Website this Spring

With Spring edging a little closer, that ‘fresh start’ mindset is in the air –…

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Top 50 Design Blogs in the UK

The guys over at Rebateszone have been working hard on collecting information of the Top…

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Education, education, education

Bob has been keeping busy over the past few months working with The Education Fellowship….

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Top 5 Digital Marketing Trends for 2016

With the start of a new year comes the new trends and the world of…

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Why your business needs a great landing page

It’s surely one of the first things for your business to think about when putting…

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A beginners guide to blogging for business

We know how important it is to maintain a good blog on your site. It…

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What good graphic design communicates

Good graphic design and print marketing materials can significantly affect how a potential customer looks…

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What makes a good copywriter?

Copywriting is an underestimated and often under-appreciated skill – and many people even working as…

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Bob helps explain international trade services

As part of our long-standing partnership with Business West we have just completed work on…

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5 Things Brands Should be Aware of in 2016

The fast paced world of marketing in this digital age never really slows down –…

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New Year Design Resolutions

The start of a new year is a fantastic time to break out of old…

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Five tips for a successful viral campaign

Having a campaign, article of video go viral is the aim of every marketer in…

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Business Card Design Ideas to Help you Stand out

Despite the age of online connections and instant communication, face to face meetings and having…

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8 Tips for Creating a Powerful Brand Strategy

Developing a strong and consistent brand strategy for your company might not be easy, but…

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A Brief History of Web Copywriting

Advertising has come a long way since the Mad Men days. However, there are some…

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10 Productivity Secrets that will Transform Your Day

We all face challenges with productivity. After all, there are only so many hours in…

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Ideas to help manage your Social Media

1. Make your Social Media personal It’s all about customer service. Why not showcase how good…

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Get the most from your email marketing

Getting your email marketing campaigns right can be a daunting task. It can sometimes feel…

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Looking Ahead – web design in 2016

It’s that time of year again – that time of year when the internet starts…

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10 Beautifully Designed Mobile Apps

As of June 2015, over 1.4 million IOS apps were available for download from Apple….

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Why Bristol is the Perfect Place to run a Business

Bristol has long been renowned for its creative flair – and from our home in…

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10 Typography Commandments To Always Obey

There are a few important typography commandments that every designer should know and follow. These…

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6 of the Most Inspiring Coffee Table Books for Designers

One of the best sources of inspiration for designers is not only the natural world…

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Creative solutions to modern marketing

Modern marketing can sometimes feel like everyone is doing the same thing. Content and social…

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How to Instantly Appear More Confident

Even though you may not feel it, there are some little things you can do…

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Top apps for small businesses

As a small business owner, you’ll likely want to be checking in and keeping on…

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Why You Need to Build an Email List… Now

Email marketing is not dead. In fact, investing the time to build an email list…

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6 Morning Habits That Can Completely Change Your Day

If you want to begin your day feeling inspired and motivated, your morning routine shouldn’t…

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Bob designs new website for Scrase Employment Law

We’ve just completed work on a new website for local employment law firm Scrase Law…

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8 best print ads from the last 10 years

The world of advertising might have changed, but the impact that print advertising has on…

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Making a good first impression with your graphic design

It’s fairly common knowledge within the industry we work in that a lot of decisions…

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Why print marketing is just as important in the digital age

With expertise as print designers, here at Bob we understand and acknowledge the benefit of having…

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Latest Smartphone web trends

There’s no way around it – smartphones have revolutionised the way we do business, carry…

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Copywriting in 2015 – Trends you can’t afford to ignore

Adapting to marketing trends is all part of the business we’re in – making sure…

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Bob helps Ikon Construction raise its online profile with a new website

We’ve just completed work on a new website for local construction company Ikon, the company…

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What Makes a Good User Experience?

One of the fundamental aspects of modern web design and development is the issue of…

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Eight elements of graphic design your website should have

When designing and developing a website, there are certain elements that should just fit into…

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Content marketing mistakes to avoid

It’s spring, which means that cleaning up those strategies and streamlining your content marketing plan…

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Responsive Design: Making the most out of Mobile

Accessing the internet on mobile has become big business. The speed of the rise in…

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9 Things to consider when you write your next blog post

Understanding these 9 steps will assist your blog post writing and ultimately allow you to reach…

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Foundations of a good website

The whole world has gone digital, from your granny browsing Google to being able to…

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Marketing Strategies for Summer – Making the Most of Your Opportunities

Summer is a fantastic time to up your digital marketing game. With consumers in a…

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When is a Good Time to Refresh your Brand Identity?

As a brand you will, at some point, have to refresh your identity. In a…

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Seasonlise your marketing campaigns

Spring has just come a-knocking and Easter is just around the corner, which means your…

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Does Content Marketing need a different approach?

Everyone is talking about content marketing and its importance to your SEO rankings. Fresh and…

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Refreshingly Innocent

Innocent is a fantastic example of branding done well. They have a wonderful personality, which…

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Four marketing resolutions to consider for 2015

Bringing in a new year is the most natural time to take a step back…

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Your Life on Earth, a fascinating interactive infographic

The BBC have created a fascinating interactive infographic ‘Your Life on Earth’. All you need…

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Is Responsive Web Design as important as its made out to be?

Well, the short answer is yes. More and more people are browsing the internet and…

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Why Your Company Logo Is Important For Long Term Business

Creating a good, powerful logo is essential to building a lasting successful business. Your logo…

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Deck The Halls With Bows Of Marketing – Six Ways To Maximise Your Brand This Christmas

‘Tis the season of spending and making sure a proportion of customers are spending their…

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Looking for inspiration? Try These Creativity Tips:

Original and eye-catching ideas, campaigns and designs are an important part of any business, but…

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Why The John Lewis Christmas Adverts Are Such A Success

The John Lewis Christmas adverts have become something of a British institution. From its first…

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The colours in your logo says more than you think.

Colour has a powerful and important effect on logo design and branding. When looking at…

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What makes a good infographic?

The internet is riddled with infographics. Some of them are amazing, a lot of them…

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E-commerce: The statistics and habits behind the shopper’s clicks

We were sent this great infographic by the lovely people at Vouchercloud – very useful…

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The secrets of successful web marketing campaigns

Web marketing campaigns are a fast and cost-effective way to communicate key messages. If utilised…

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Existing customers are key to growth

When considering strategies for growth, many organisations focus on selling to new customers. It’s true…

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Setting the tone: How to write successful business copy

When it comes to copywriting, many organisations struggle to get the tone right. Copy for…

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Could your website do more for your business?

A website can be a powerful marketing tool, but it requires short and long-term investment…

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We’ve joined the Design Business Association (DBA)

We’re delighted to confirm bob design & marketing is now a member of the Design…

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How to evaluate creative work

The image your organisation projects through its website and marketing collateral plays a crucial role…

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Branding is more than a logo

Start-up business owners are often very focused on getting the right logo as a foundation…

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How to rebrand and not get burned

Interesting article in design week today about when rebranding goes wrong, which we thought we’d…

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Bob rebrands the Institute of Financial Planning

After winning a competitive pitch and then completing a consultation process with the board members…

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Most awarded print ad in history

JWT Shanghai’s Samsonite print campaign ‘Heaven and Hell’ is officially the world’s most awarded print…

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Bob redesigns Viewranger website to be ‘responsive’

We’re delighted to be launching the new improved website for Smartphone App ViewRanger, which we’ve…

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If Superheroes Were Sponsored By Brands …

Many of our favorite superheroes fight crime for the greater good—but what if they were…

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New Facebook Newsfeed to be rolled out

Facebook today announced a redesign of its News Feeds to “reduce clutter and focus more…

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Mozilla unveils new branding for NEW Firefox OS

Following the unveiling of its Firefox OS smartphones, Mozilla, in collaboration with branding agency Wolff…

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The World’s First Tasteable Print Ad

To get more people to try its new orange-flavored soft drink, Fanta has created the…

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Pixar artist redesigns the emoticon for Facebook

Oh dear! Facebook are aiming to roll out emoticons in their status updates. Cringe now!…

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Working with the bob-bies

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we have been included on the design roster for…

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BS7 Gym

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just launched our rebrand of the BS7 Gym at…

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The Clifton Therapy Room opens for business

We thought we’d give you a sneak peak of the branding we’ve just completed for…

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Responsive Websites – Making your website work across all platforms

Considering responsive website design in order to best cater for people viewing the new site…

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Bristol 2050 – A business vision for Bristol

As you may or may not know, at bob we have a longstanding working relationship…

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L’eau De Marie Spring Water

We were approached by an international team with an exciting new concept in locally sourced…

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New Berkeley Fitness website

We’ve just launched a brand new site for Clifton based personal training gym Berkeley Fitness….

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GQ Employment Law

We’ve just completed new branding for up and coming city law firm GQ. The combination…

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Lyons Solicitors

Due to restructuring at the company which saw a name change from Lyons Rounsfell to…

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The Headboard Workshop

The headboard workshop is a new concept in online purchasing for quality headboards and other…

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Viewranger

We’ve just launched the new website for the fantastic smartphone app Viewranger. We’ve been working…

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Seven Skies website launch

Following on from the branding work we’ve done for Seven Skies we’re pleased to announce…

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Institute of Financial Planning (IFP)

We’ve just completed the design and printing of all the logo, brochure, menus, place cards…

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Seven Skies Luxury Self-Catering Properties

We have just completed the branding for Seven Skies, provider of luxury self catering properties…

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Atlantic Trampolines

Hot off the press are new promotional leaflets designed and produced for Atlantic Trampolines. The…

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Salisbury Cathedral School Magazine

Stuart is currently busying himself with the latest edition of the Salisbury Cathedral School magazine….

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John Lewis Headboard Brochure

We’re just about to start work on this year’s headboard brochure for John Lewis. This…

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