Media Trust is the UK’s leading communications charity, with over 20 years of success creating communications solutions for charities and communities for social good, working in alliance with the UK’s top media and communications companies. Media Trust services include training, film production, new distribution and support for community projects across the UK, as well as a unique ‘media matching’ service that maps a wide range of professional comms skills to charity requests for support.
Following a pitch earlier this year we were tasked with re-designing their site around their existing content management system. The Trust has a complex and diverse offer with many different user types and a mixture of paid-for and free services. Our task was to make each user’s journey to relevant content a simple one whilst also showcasing past initiatives and successes.
Our solution involved a complete restructure of the information architecture reorganising content in to four main areas, each clearly differentiated by the use of colour. New visitors are signposted to relevant content areas via a landing page. Cookies ensure that repeat visitors bypass the landing page and go directly to the information that they’re interested in. Changes to the site design were achieved by re-writing the style sheets and pinning new HTML templates to the CMS.
You can visit the site at www.mediatrust.org
Date : 09.10.13
Type : Website
Taking a creative lead from our 2013 Cream Nation campaign, this 2 x CD / 42 track album celebrates 21 years of Cream, the globally renowned clubbing brand.
Our design uses a '21' entwined within an explosion of edgy, sharp shards that reflect the essence of the brand and the music on the dancefloor. A spot Gloss is utilised to highlight everything that appears in purple throughout the 6 panel soft pack packaging.
Cream will be celebrating their birthday with a soldout show where it all began: Cream Nation, Liverpool on Saturday 12th October followed, due to huge demand, by a newly scheduled 'part 2' show on Saturday 23rd November.
The album is released on the NewState Entertainment label on 13th October.
Date : 24.09.13
Type : Print design
Sector : Entertainment
We’re crossing everything for this Thursday evening (12th September) when the prestigious British Interactive Media Awards (BIMAs) take place. Why? Because our work with ProReal has been nominated in the ‘Business-to-Business’ category. We’re up against some stiff competition including entries from the likes of Ogilvy, Publicis and The Partners so wish us luck!
Read more about ProReal.
Date : 10.09.13
Type : Company news
We are delighted to be able to tell you about a very exciting project which has been keeping us busy for the last six months or so.
In the summer of 2012 we were approached by a start-up business with a vision for a new way of delivering business coaching and consultancy. Using a technique called 'sociodrama', their idea involved the use of gaming technology to create metaphorical representations of real-world scenarios in a virtual landscape – a radically different approach to any other coaching product in the marketplace. They were looking for a company to help them build the software platform that would make this vision a reality and our long-standing track record in developing 3D virtual environments and managing virtual events naturally brought them to our door.
But it wasn't just our specialist knowledge in this area that we were able to bring to the project. They also needed a name and an identity so our branding team set to work on this whilst our web team began building the business a website.
Meanwhile our technical development team were busy building and testing the commercial software platform, a process which took nearly half a year before the product was ready for it's first commercial release in February 2013.
With the application quickly gaining recognition in the coaching and consultancy arena we are continuing development and every release sees the addition of new features. As ProReal grows as a business we are there to support them. And, as testament to their faith in us, Dom Raban, our MD, now sits on their Board of Advisors.
Read more about ProReal in our case study.
Date : 21.05.13
Sector : Corporate