There’s no place like VQ


We decided to approach the people who pull the strings at Victoria Quarter Leeds, with our proposed creative and ideas for VQ's seasonal events in 2013. They were very impressed with what we produced and to our surprise asked us to produce the creative for this years big summer event based on the Wizard of Oz.

We were delighted to get the opportunity and above is an example of the creative.

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That Time of Year again…

  Gossip girl winter
We are not even halfway through August and I’m sat writing this looking out onto grey, miserable skies. Sipping my warm coffee and dressed in what only could be described as winter attire (black) it seems once again our good old British summer has peaked too soon…

While other countries are perhaps reaching the hottest part of summer, it’s this time every year U.K shops are filling up with autumn/winter collections and that nagging Christmas feeling rears its head.

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100 Photo Challenge


I got some inspiration from an old colleague’s blog Becca had decided to take part in a photo challenge taking a photo on a different subject everyday for 30 days.

So I decided to take this a little further, setting myself the challenge of capturing my life. The plan is to take a photo or select one of many attempts, that represents a key point of the day for 100 continuous days.

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Should we sell harder?

I’ve just returned from a trip across America visiting New York, Miami and Los Angeles.  It was a mini adventure for sure!  I found some of the myths reigned true, others did not.  It is true that New York never sleeps and that the parties in Miami are legendary along with the year-round sunshine but most of all, L.A. pleasantly surprised me.

For a huge City brimming with Stars and home to the famous (and infamous) areas of Hollywood,

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Introducing The Red..

Hello! Caio! Bonjour! Hallo! Hola! Sua-dei! Kia ora! Xin Chao! Sawa dee-ka! (Understand much?)


I’ve never actually written on a blog before but I guess seen as this is my first one I should let the good people reading this know a little bit about me, actually a name would be a good start wouldn’t it! Well I’m Jo Illingworth, and yes j-o, I am female,

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PR Account Manager, Sam Ward on her long-running obsession…

I stumbled across Dog Judo by accident; I had just been given a new iPod as a gift and having ambled along with a Shuffle for years was finally discovering the joys of podcasts.

20 months, countless episodes and one cracking t-shirt later, I still watch Dog Judo religiously every other Thursday – to the point that it’s become a bit of an obsession.

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I Found A Blood Donation Advert At The Chip Shop Awards

With the Chip Shop Award winners being announced in just a matter of hours, The Drum has highlighted a few of the many entries to feature actor Charlie Sheen. Who was on the mind of many creatives as the sacked catchphrase spouting twitter legend.

One of the entries takes on a subject I talked about tackling on our blog the other day, 'Giving New Life To Corporate Identity'. Which was all about an identity for organ donation and how I wanted to have a go at blood donation.

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What Really Smart People Can Do With Magnets

One giant electro magnet and some magic balls created the “Happy Machine” for this year's F5 Re:Play Fest ( ), held in April in NYC. These brainiacs at Physalia Studio definitely fulfilled the 'Happy' brief set by the organisers. Fantastic little video and piece of creative.

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