As 2016 draws to a close, we’re introducing a series of blog posts which will take a look back over some of this year’s highlights of our campaign for the Moroccan National Tourist Office. Kicking off the series are our UK-wide digital billboards. These photos show digital roadside ads which are currently on show around […]

Laura Marfell-Williams
on industry, inview, inwork

This year, Spring has created hand-drawn illustrations for four of Adnams’ new wines. Since Spring and Adnams are both based in Southwold, the two companies’ design studios enjoy the opportunity to work together. In this instance, Spring created the bespoke hand-drawn illustrations for the Adnams design team to incorporate into their label designs. Two of […]

Maddy Adey
on industry, inwork

Local community is really important to us Springers, so our design team have recently donated some time to the first Christmas at Henham event. This weekend, Christmas at Henham will bring local, quality producers of food, drink and crafts to the scenic setting of Henham Barns. The inaugural event will provide three days of luxury […]

Maddy Adey
on industry, inkind, inwork

We’ve previously mentioned the recent launch of the East’s new Cultural Strategy, Culture Drives Growth. Spring donated the design of the strategic document because we recognise the importance of a strong cultural sector to our regional economy. We wanted to create something different to the usual strategy documents gathering dust on forgotten shelves. We wanted this […]

James Gorry
on industry, inview, inwork

Last week’s PR Week article by Marshall Manson, UK CEO of Ogilvy PR, urged his staff to leave its “ivory towers” and connect with Britain outside the M25. This comes as a result of the divisions in society demonstrated by the US presidential vote and Brexit referendum, and presents an excellent opportunity for agencies like […]

Lena O'Shea
on industry, inwork

We’re in this issue of Marketing Week writing about the benefits of hyperlocal understanding, and our Hyperlocal Everywhere community engagement programme. Influence in communities does not come only from elected officials but people who are the lodestars of their own groups, and it is those people that brands need to utilise in order to gain useful insights […]

Maddy Adey
on industry, inwork

Five award-winning regional strategic communication specialists have joined to create The Hyperlocal Everywhere™ Network, delivering corporate affairs for the sharing economy. Spring, Freshfield, Plinkfizz, The Karol Marketing Group and purplefish together cover the South East, North West, Midlands and East, North East and South West of the UK to create a revolutionary new offer in […]

Erika Clegg
on industry

Well, it’s that time again – we need another account manager to look after some of Spring’s exciting client projects. You’ll need to have at least two years agency-side account handling experience under your belt, and an ambition to develop your career in a high-profile, fast paced, client-focused agency. The role will see you reporting […]

Nikki HG
on industry, inwork

There’s been a lot of talk about the impact of Brexit since the extraordinary events on the 23rd June. Spring’s founder Erika has attended a number of conferences and meetings to plan next steps following Britain’s unexpected ‘out’ vote, and today The Drum has published her views. The British design and communications industry is world […]

Erika Clegg
on industry

Two months ago, Spring’s MuchMorocco campaign was feted at the Transform Europe awards, winning prizes including a Gold for Best Travel and Leisure Visual Identity. The organisers were so impressed with our submissions that they asked us to consider entering the Transform MENA (Middle East and North Africa) given our client’s location at the north-western […]

Laura Marfell-Williams
on industry, inwork

The Drum Design Census 2016 has now been published, and Spring is delighted to announce that we have come in at number six on the mid-sized agency elite rankings. The stats are compiled using a combination of financial performance and client ratings, not through votes; and so it’s a true accolade to the team at […]

Erika Clegg
on industry

Unruly Pig is rising up the charts… we heard today that Creative Circle’s Gold Jury has now elevated our illustration from ‘nominated’ to ‘shortlist’. So we know that our punk pig has won something… will it be bronze, silver or gold? All will be revealed at the Circle Ball on the 28th April. Good luck, […]

Erika Clegg
on industry, inwork

At last week’s DBA Effectiveness Awards ceremony, chief executive Deborah Dawton used her opening speech as the opportunity to sound out an industry call-to-arms: now’s the time that the whole industry states with one, confident voice that design in business is competitive advantage. Here’s her speech in full. Good evening ladies and gentlemen and a […]

Erika Clegg
on industry

For tourism to be truly sustainable, it needs to be year round and offer job prospects for people that are not affected by the fluctuations of seasonal demand. So we were pleased to present our thoughts on cultural tourism as a route to regional economic growth at a recent conference in Assisi, Umbria. Cultural Tourism […]

Erika Clegg
on industry

On Wednesday this week, the Creative Industries Federation launched in East Anglia, at the fourth of their national roadshows. Spring, UEA and DanceEast are their partners in the region, and the event stimulated lively debate and much celebration of our shared regional assets. As a membership organisation, the Creative Industries Federation represents the views of […]

Erika Clegg
on industry

Spring has hit Design Week’s Top 100 agencies for 2015, ranked in 88th position. This marks our return to the Design Week charts and we’re delighted. The Design Week top 100 provides a detailed analysis of the financial state of the design industry in Britain, and includes the country’s leading independent agencies. Spring was ranked […]

Erika Clegg
on industry

If you want to break into agency life, then here’s a very exciting piece of news: Spring is recruiting for a graduate account executive! Thanks to some recent sizeable wins, including Visit Norwich, the Moroccan Tourism Board and two projects for Suffolk County Council, we are in need of a bright, energetic and responsible career […]

Erika Clegg
on industry

I’m Nikki Berry, senior account manager at Spring, and I recently attended a DBA event focusing on the purpose of strategy in design. The discussion was kick-started by a range of industry leaders including Mike Dempsey of Studio Dempsey and Carol Whitworth of Home. One speaker who really got me thinking was Ian Wood of […]

Nikki Berry
on industry, inview
Solar, so good
Solar, so good

In the ever-changing political and economic landscape of ground mounted solar, good community engagement is more important than ever. With planning appeals, Secretary of State rulings, celebrity protests, and Government subsidy reviews making the national headlines, to say the solar industry has had an interesting 12 months would be an understatement. Yet solar remains arguably […]

Jess Topham
on industry, inwork

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