But what really sets us apart is how determined we are to create meaning – meaning that matters to audiences. Making powerful connections drives everything we do, because we believe that communication is only great when it connects with consumers on an emotional level. It always makes us a surprise package and it gets results. We love that and so do our clients.
Of course, showing up on time, always taking our calls, doing things when we say we will, sticking to the point, the plan and the budget are the bedrock of our business. But that’s nothing special – just plain old respect.
Ian’s passion for the arts lead him to a seat on the board of Metal, a major Arts company headed up by Jude Kelly OBE. He has also spearheaded re-brands for West Yorkshire Playhouse, Watford Palace Theatre, Northern Ballet Theatre and Phoenix Dance Theatre. Ian also played a role in the 2012 London Olympic bid, developing the proposition literature for the Culture and Education section.
As MD, Nick is responsible for the strategic direction of Thompson Brand Partners, the day-to-day management of the business, client relationships, strategic brand input, marketing and business development. He also finds time to be the President of the Design Business Association, helping to raise the profile of design and branding within the business community, and a director of Leeds Media. His other passions are his family, film, photography, literature and travel.
What’s it like to work with us? Of course you never really know until you try, and this page can only give you part of the picture. However, here are a few people who can tell you what matters to them and how we’re helping them get to where they want to go.
“The name and identity for Inspired has already achieved what we had hoped – it has gained real support with local stakeholders who are proud that an attraction of this stature will be on their doorstep. In addition to this, the scientific community have got right behind us, and it was vital that these key audiences are behind Inspired for it to succeed”
“The most important thing at the end of the process is we now have a brand we feel represents who we are and what we stand for – and it’s a tangible, valuable business asset to help us meet the challenges of our ever-changing industry”
“Our new brand is a testament to the credibility, strength and vision within our organisation and to the freedom and independence which is cherished by our members. It perfectly captures our forward thinking vision and plans for growth.”
“There was a significant impact on the culture of Smith and Nephew after the implementation of the new brand. It signalled a new way of behaving for the company and resulted in a more confident and committed workforce with a renewed appetite for growth. It was also received favourably in the city with the Smith and Nephew share price increasing by more than 200% post UK launch.”
When we look at our client list, what we see is a list of people. People who’ve worked with us, believed in us and trusted us. It has been our privilege to share in their vision: