Dear creative industry

Dear Creative Industry; I love you, but we need to talk.

Last month, I was lucky / brave / drunk enough to take part in the first ever Glug Leeds Tech Off – delivering a talk entitled ‘Dear Creative Industry; I love you, but we need to talk’. It was the first time McDanimal & his crew had ventured that far up the M1, and boy were […]

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Pepsi advert Kendall

Who signed that Pepsi advert off?

I would have loved to be in the boardroom when the concept of Pepsi’s infamous protest ad was pitched. It probably went something like this: Creative: Guys, I think I’ve got it! Okay..we’ve got Kendall Jenner! Execs: Yeah? Go on Creative: Protests Execs: Oh! Controversial, yeah, go on… Creative: Police line Execs: Can we go […]

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Design of brexit

Power[word]play in the design of Brexit

We recently had a visit from Rob Coke, Strategy Director at Output Group, who treated us to his views on how design impacted the result of the EU referendum. In spite of resurfacing anger and tears, this was actually a fresh viewpoint on how the Vote Leave and Vote Remain brand campaigns were fought, won and […]

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Welcome Home Sexy – branding Manifest’s new office

There’s an old saying up north; “there’s nowt as stressful as moving”, and, boy, do we know how much that rings true after our move from The Printworks to The Penthouse*. Thankfully, with a team like ours, the move happened smoothly, even with a painful experience with our fit-out company and some incredibly odd altercations […]

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