October 2007 Online

Creative forum could return

London could once again host an annual international creative conference, comparable to the World Creative Forum, a Green Paper due out in December is likely to suggest. The Creative Economy Programme Green Paper was due out last month, but publication was delayed following Gordon Brown’s appointment of James Purnell (pictured) as the new Culture Secretary. […]

Interbrand beefs up UK marketing team

Omnicom-owned branding consultancy Interbrand has appointed Deborah Fitzgerald (pictured), former media and communica tions director at the Design Council, as marketing director of its UK business.Joining at the beginning of November, Fitzgerald’s appoint ment comes at a time of ‘significant’ growth for the business. She will lead the office in terms of developing a marketing […]

Dott 09 race is narrowed down to two

The Design Council is in discussions with two frontrunners, the Scottish Executive and the South West Regional Development Agency, as prospective collaborators for Designs of the Time 09.An announcement on which has been successful is expected by the end of the year. Dott 07, the first in a ten-year programme, in collabor ation with the […]

Top studios create Uniqlo London flagships

Two of Japan’s leading design studios have come together to create Japanese retailer Uniqlo’s second global flagship, which opens on London’s Oxford Street next week. Award-winning graphic designer and founder of design studio Samurai, Kashiwa Sato, has joined forces with interior designer and founder of Wonderwall, Masamichi Katayama, to create the London store, having worked […]

Dentsu boosts design offer with Attik purchase

Creative and brand consul tancy Attik, with offices in the UK and the US, has been acquired by advertising network Dentsu, for an undisclosed amount. Under the terms of the deal, Attik’s management team will remain in place and all its offices will retain the company’s brand identity as an independent consultancy network within Dentsu. […]

RCA briefs tomorrow’s students

The Royal College of Art is holding a series of workshops at the Victoria & Albert Museum designed to introduce students aged 13-19 to careers in the creative industries.

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Styles joins Roundel

Ian Styles, co-founder of graphic design studio Mode, has joined consultancy Roundel as its creative director.Styles has taken the reins from Roundel’s director Mike Denny, who has been overseeing the creative direction of the team since John Bateson’s departure to Corporate Edge last year. ‘Mike has been making a valiant effort to oversee creative at […]

Think strategically about writing

Design groups can boost their revenue and business development opportunities through alliances with writing groups, says Martin Hennessy, managing director of The Writer.In this week’s Business Insight, out tomorrow, Hennessy reveals how design groups can sharpen their client appeal by building writing into their offer, either through organic growth or through strategic partnerships with writing […]

Publicis reports revenue hike

Publicis Groupe, which recently acquired design consultancy SAS, has announced an 11 per cent rise in revenues for the third quarter of this year.

New name for Gulbenkian Prize

Writer and broadcaster Sue MacGregor is to chair the judging panel of the Art Fund Prize for museums and galleries. The £100 000 prize is open to all museums and galleries in the UK and is intended to recognise and stimulate originality and excellence in museums. This is the first time art charity the Art […]

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Leahy overhauls NSCA brand

Environmental protection charity NSCA is unveiling a new brand identity to coincide with changing its name to Environmental Protection UK, in an attempt to raise awareness of the organisation and attract new members through clearer brand positioning.Leahy Brand Design is responsible for the overhaul, which will see a complete revamp of the charity’s logo as […]

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Marybelle packaging wins Green Award

A milk container made from a type of pulp found in egg cartons has won the best packaging design category at the second Green Awards, held at the Guildhall, London EC2, last Friday. The Green Awards were set up last year with the aim of rewarding businesses for communicating sustainability in a creative and original […]

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