Posts Tagged ‘office’

Together’s Monday Musings

Monday, July 6th, 2015

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What better way to kick off your week than with a small helping of inspiration? Each Monday we’ll be collecting together some of our favourite or most talked about things from the week before, as chosen by the Together team.

Here’s our latest roundup of thoughts, inspiration and ideas. 

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The Together Pantone party!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Since moving into our new digs on Bridlesmith Gate back in March we’ve been working hard to make it absolutely perfect, adding a glass-walled boardroom, social media pod, digital testing centre, and even a mock shopping area where clients can see how their products will look on the shelf.

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It’s been a long time coming, but with the work on HQ finally complete – it was time to celebrate. And we did it in style, with a Pantone-themed studio warming party complete with canapes, local beer and plenty of Prosecco.

Our Dave even brought along his band, Lacey, to perform an exclusive acoustic set as our clients and suppliers mingled, nibbled on mini burgers and had their glasses topped up by the wonderful team from Jose Raines Catering.

 

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If it’s alright for us to say so we reckon it was a pretty brilliant night (and by the looks of it, some of us were paying for all those bubbles the morning after). Thanks so much to everyone who came, some from even as far as Oxford, just to help us settle into our new home.


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If you came along, see if you can spot yourself in our Facebook gallery – and if you didn’t (booo!) why not have a little browse to find out what you missed?

We threw a Pantone-themed Together get together to warm up our new HQ.

Posted by Together Agency on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Together on the move!

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Ah, 2015 has been a busy old year so far for us here at Together.

We’ve welcomed some lovely new staff (say hello to Dave, Sean and Sophie, if you haven’t already) and we’ve been cracking on with lots of exciting new business. If all that wasn’t enough, we’ve only gone and found ourselves a new home, too!

While we’ve loved every moment of our 13 years at Brightmoor Street we felt it was time for a change and a new home for our growing team. So, after a hectic few months arranging carpets, building work and the (mandatory) new Pantone mugs, on Monday 2nd March we moved into a brand new studio on Bridlesmith Gate in Nottingham.

Bridlesmith Gate is also one of the most coveted commercial areas in Nottingham, so it’s no surprise that we’ve gained some rather stylish new neighbours.

Just across the street are Hugo Boss, Nottingham’s own Paul Smith and Kurt Geiger, while we’ve heard shops like Diesel and Ted Baker are also kicking about nearby. No excuse for scruffy workwear now, eh?

We’ll be posting again next week to tell you all about our new office’s exciting features, but for now take a look at our moving video. Interesting fact: it isn’t sped up. We really do move that quickly.

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Clever ads to beat the sniffles

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

It’s the second working week of January, Christmas is well and truly over and the Together team is suffering with coughs, sniffles and shivers.

But fear not – we’re a big ‘ol bunch of troopers here at Together and we’re not letting it slow us down. There’s nothing a large cup of tea can’t fix, and as I unpacked my poorly day survival kit (multiple packs of tissues, cough sweets and lots of water) it actually got me thinking about my favourite cold remedy-pushing ads.

The challenge brands face, should they choose to accept it, is to get across the general ickiness of colds without grossing out the audience. It’s a tough one, but a couple of brands absolutely nail it while also managing to effectively showcase the sweet, sweet relief their meds can offer. First, let’s talk Benylin.

 

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This year’s Benylin advert treats a nasty cough with adorable quirkiness. As bewildered looking test subjects are subjected to a variety of mad experiments – including being pummelled by a sumo wrestler – the expert team of course proves only Benylin will do the job.

I love the strapline ‘Treating the nation one cough at a time’. It fits perfectly with the concept and positions Benylin as the nation’s saviour, as they embark on an epic mission to treat every last one of us. Paired with the final scene it also has a personal, caring edge.

It’s a relief, too, that they’ve ditched that grim little gremlin. It used to seriously creep me out, no matter how clever the ‘Get it off your chest’ wordplay.

 

Sudafed (2011 & 2014)

As soon as I thought of the idea for this post it was the 2011 Sudafed ad that came straight to mind.

With a brilliant play on the phrase ‘feeling woolly-headed’, ad agency JWT London teamed up with textile artist and serial yarn bomber Magda Sayeg to create a stop-motion, yarn-based ad.

The concept is fantastically clever and perfectly combats the inherent grossness of colds by portraying it with a creative and cuddly medium. I mean, a bunged-up cross-section of a human head has never been so cute.

Sudafed has been at it again this year, with an advert featuring animation by Bristol-based geniuses Aardman.

I’m a massive Aardman fan and, in my opinion, pretty much everything they touch turns to gold.  In fact, this isn’t the first time Aardman has worked with the Sudafed brand.

The concept itself is hardly ground-breaking, particularly compared to the previous ads, but the visuals are fantastic. The audience really knows that horrid, heavy-headed feeling that Aardman makes literal here, and the ‘after’ shot superbly emphasises the difference Sudafed could make.

Now, time to grab my nearest box of tissues, take a swig of water and face the world. Get well soon to anyone else struggling with post-Christmas poorliness!

creative artworker vacancy

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Are you somebody with serious artistic flare, a great eye for design and a drive to take others’ creations from plausible to perfect one clever tweak at a time? If so, we want you!

Here at Together Agency in Nottingham, we’re in search of a Creative Artworker to join our fun and talented team. Taking our designers’ work, you’ll be using your creative genius to re-craft, spruce up and perfect its overall appearance. Your experience in type guidelines and conventions coupled with a serious attention to detail will stand you in good stead for fashioning pieces of work ready for pre-press and print.

We want to hear from anyone with a minimum of three years’ experience, and a real love for their work. Proficiency in all the relevant design applications is also really important.

We welcome team players with a great work ethic and a serious (slightly ridiculous) sense of fun.

If you or anyone you know could fit the bill, send us over an email with the subject line: I want to be your Creative Artworker. We need a CV, a salary expectation and some examples of work, plus a little bit about why you’re awesome at what you do.

No agencies please.