News in brief round-up

A round-up of this week’s news in brief.

International group Prophet has appointed Phil Rushton as creative director of its EMEA operations. Rushton is a former creative director at The Brand Union and has also worked at Wolff Olins and MetaDesign.


Dalziel + Pow is working on a number of design initiatives for Paris department store in Chile. The consultancy was initially appointed to design a new concept for the Womenswear department, and is now working on further design projects for the store. Dalziel and Pow appointed without a pitch last year on credentials and the new Womenswear department will be launched in April or May this year.

My Protein

Harrogate-based consultancy Robot Food has created new branding and packaging for sports nutrition brand Myprotein, rebranding the MP Essentials’ range ‘MP Core; and creating ‘more technical’ packaging for the MP Max ranges.

Cruelty Free

Manchester-based consultancy Drumbeat has created the new website for the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection. The website features campaigning calls and integrated social media.

Birmingham-based consultancy Traffic has been appointed to rebrand South Birmingham College, following a five-way pitch. The new identity will roll out across all the college’s campuses.


Public Zone has created a new website for The Firefighters Charity. The new site uses geolocation technology to provide information relevant to visitors’ local areas.

Brass is developing a new marketing campaign, including branding, to promote an investement programme into First Bus, which provides bus services in the North of England. The consultancy was appointed following a four-way pitch.

Sparks Studio is working on the supporting resources for the launch of the restoration of the 800-year-old Auckand Castle in Durham. The consultancy has been appointed by Auckland Castle Trust.


B1 has created a new identity for housing provider Lovell. The consultancy describes the new branding as ‘mature, sophisticated and confident’.

Urban Myth

Black and Ginger has redeveloped the website for kitchen retailers and manufacturers, Urban Myth. The new site focuses on dynamic content from lifestyle categories including food and drink, travel and technology, and highlights projects such as a recent collaboration with Jamie Oliver and the company’s ‘Made in Britain’ label.

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