Our philosophy.
How we help drive the desired action.

Most strategies fail due to the quality of tactical execution. We work hard to make sure that’s not the case with our work. Our communication and marketing programmes are always driven by clear insights about what messages, channels and designs will cut through the noise to engage audiences.

Whether it’s a campaign, a brochure, a flyer, posters or merchandising, repetition and reinforcement techniques help channel audiences towards the desired action.

Case studies.
Stories behind the pictures.

Strategic Creative in action.

Here’s how we apply strategic creative to deliver communications and marketing results for our clients. All our major marcomms projects go through a disciplined process to ensure aligned thinking and design.

Our goal is to move your audiences through the continuum from awareness to consideration to interest to desire to action, repeated action and, ultimately, advocacy.

Discovery Marketing Communications

1. Discovery

Every job starts by understanding your business and communication challenge and your audiences. We build this understanding through discussions with you, your stakeholders and subject matter experts, by examining global best practice and by undertaking research.

Deliverables may include:

  • Insights discovery workshops
  • Audience/user research
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Competitor analysis
  • Communications and marketing context assessment
  • Audience segmentation
  • Audience journey mapping
Strategy Marketing Communications

2. Strategy

Our thinking is always driven by audience insights. Understanding the fundamental needs that drive your audiences; the positioning that will change their perceptions and behaviours; the right messages, channels and mediums to reach them.

Deliverables may include:

  • Marketing and communications programmes
  • Messaging matrix and hierarchy
  • Digital and social marketing planning
  • Medium and channel planning
  • Customer journey planning
Expression Marketing Communications

3. Expression

Taking the strategic insights, we develop the elements to express your positioning, creating the tone and mood needed to engage audiences, deliver cut-through and drive the desired business results. Our expression work is always driven by a single-minded idea, reinforced at multiple touchpoints and in multiple ways.

Deliverables may include:

  • Ideation territories
  • Design concepts
  • Detailed design expressions
  • Copywriting and engaging messaging
  • Offline and digital integrated experiences
Execution Marketing Communications

4. Execution

Applying the thinking and creative ideas allows us to design each element to maximise cohesion and effectiveness. Careful design crafting takes a good idea and makes it great, giving it impact and creating an enjoyable user experience.

Deliverables may include:

  • Printed collateral
  • Sales collateral
  • Merchandise
  • Interactive development
  • Social executions
  • Fit-out and installation
  • Signage/wayfinding
  • Digital build and testing
  • Video and animated content
  • VR and AR experiences
  • Packaging
  • Corporate communications
Post live Marketing Communications

5. Post-live

Our work doesn’t end when a campaign goes live. At the post-live stage, the focus is on monitoring performance, continual improvement and learning. This allows the results to be maximised and a headstart for the next project to be achieved.

Deliverables may include:

  • Campaign effectiveness and feedback loops
  • Adjustments where appropriate
  • Learnings recorded for future activities

Blog Posts.
Thought-leading marcomms insights.

Growing into your skin

27 May 2024 by Steven Giannoulis

Like most Kiwis my identity has been shaped by more than one ethnic culture. May be that is why the issue of our national identity fascinates me so. I…

Carrying the 'tough' lessons forward

15 Apr 2024 by Steven Giannoulis

As another financial year ticks over and we start to focus on the next three-year strategic plan, I’ve been reflecting on the learnings from the tough…

Sustainability reporting: Are you only half doing it?

31 Aug 2023 by Mike Tisdall

An important component of Sustainability is too often completely ignored. Particularly right now.

Sustainability Reports (and their precursor CSR Rep…

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