Two+Two 2019 – Talking Organ Donation

Two+Two this year was exhilarating and intense, with an inspiring brief to get people talking about their wishes to be an organ donor.  Over 150 students from Universities across the North formed 30 competing teams and we had 48 mentors, leaders and judges from 20 agencies helping them. There were so many brilliant ideas and […]

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Preparing for a New Year Job Hunt in December!

At this time of year, we usually expect work to die down a little for us, what with Christmas quickly approaching and our clients and candidates having other, festive, things on their mind.  It’s usually not until January when we begin to see a wealth of new job vacancies and new candidate applications, too. However, […]

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Pitches Are Simple

The one thing to know when pitching. There’s an old myth that when pitching for the old British Rail business, one agency invited the client to sit in a sh*t hole of a lobby. The receptionists ignored them, cigarette butts were stubbed on the floor and bins resembled landfill sites. After being kept waiting for […]

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Getting Started is More Important than Getting it Right

In the 3rd of our series of guest blogs, Katie Coombes, mentor and trainer to creative agencies, explains why Getting Started is More Important than Getting it Right… ‘We’re still in the planning stage’. ‘We’re not rushing it’. ‘We need to do lots of research’. ‘I’m not launching till it’s 100% right’. ‘People will think […]

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The Impostor Delusion

In the second of our series of guest blogs, Phil Lewis, mentor and advisor to select creative industry businesses explains The Impostor Delusion…   For about the 255th time in the last 2 years, last week I witnessed another squeaky protest from the creative community about unpaid work. In fairness, this one was at least backed up […]

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The Agency Doom Loop

In the first of a series of guest blogs, Phil Lewis, mentor and advisor to select creative industry businesses explains The Agency Doom Loop…   Kondratieff waves are the cycles of expansion and contraction that characterise the global economy. The theory behind them runs that, every 40-60 years, a pattern of growth, stagnation and recession repeats itself. […]

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Two+Two Collaboration Day tackling Youth Loneliness

Friday 16th February saw us produce the inaugural Two+Two Collaboration Day tackling Youth Loneliness , bringing together advertising, marketing, design and digital students from a range of Northern Universities and the Manchester creative and marketing communities.  They worked together in teams on a brief to tackle Youth Loneliness. The day was just tremendous, students had over […]

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Four Creative Recruitment Predictions for 2018

The creative and marketing industries are booming and there are plenty of areas that are ever-changing and improving, to adapt to the wants and needs of companies. With a new year, comes new opportunities both for the industry and the roles within it.

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