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balloon dog
London & Norwich
An integrated agency whose approach to developing brands & marketing comms is encapsulated in our philosophy of Brand PaybackTM
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We knew Google+ would be a game-changer; we only questioned how much of one it’d be and how they’d achieve it. Now we know: welcome to the new digital world order that is, ‘Google search, plus your world’. Since they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2012 at Balloon Dog
It’s been a long time coming but mobile’s year is here. The ramifications for businesses large and small are huge and we all need to adapt to survive and thrive. To see if you’re ready check out our 5-point mobile... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2012 at Balloon Dog
The current swathe of social media and digital information at our disposal is both amazing and frightening at the very same time. The digital social tools we use are growing at a phenomenal pace, allowing us all to share ideas... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Balloon Dog
Are you confident of the rules regarding cookies? Up to speed on the specifics of handling data? These days, on- and offline marketing activities are each covered by a host of regulations designed to ensure the protection of personal information.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Balloon Dog
December 7th was a night of epic celebration for the balloon dog team, when we took gold for the targeted email and direct marketing campaign we created for online property portal, Rightmove. The campaign, which sought to challenge perception amongst... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Balloon Dog
Engagement is the new black. The Internet, email and particularly social media have fundamentally changed the way we do business so that audiences are no longer talked at but with. Customer contact has been elevated to customer conversation while product... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at Balloon Dog
Following the staggering, yet utterly believable, revelation last week that 80% of the 200m tweets posted each day are of no interest to anyone we thought we’d put together our own guide to successful tweeting. And to make it more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Balloon Dog
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As mentioned in a previous blog, some of the balloon dog gentlemen, along with thousands across the world, grew a 'mo' to support the awareness of men's health and raise money for the Movember Foundation charities, The Prostate Cancer Charity... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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’Twas a cold, misty night just before Christmas and the Norwich Park & Ride was lonelier than King’s Lynn’s Facebook page. I was returning from an exhausting day marketing cars, insurance and batteries via social media and, having staggered off... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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We’re a nation not adverse to some odd traditions. Risking broken bones and dislocated joints to chase wheels of cheese down hills or welcoming New Year with a dip in the North Sea. A few weeks ago, I was fortunate... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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The talk in the office recently has been about Movember and some of the gents are sporting some very impressive (some not so impressive!) moustaches. We came across this great US advertising campaign promoting Movember: Our very own Andy Lee... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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So you liked "Grenade" and we know you liked "Forget you", which he co-wrote, and everyone liked "Runaway" and "The Lazy Song" and ....but don't you see? Has there ever been a more cynically commercial artist than Bruno Mars? Ever?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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We're supporting Breast Cancer Campaign's Wear it Pink day in the office today. Stewart, our FD, is actually wearing pink trousers. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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Sadlers Wells, London, 20 October - 19 November This show, playing London's Peacock Theatre right now, is from the Zoonation troupe who never fail to simply amaze. They manage to make you feel simultaneously utterly inspired and utterly useless by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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A lot of tails wagging this week in balloon dog towers, with the news that we’re up for a gong at this year’s DMA awards. As it delivered such great results – or, as we like to call it, ‘brand... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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In 2012 Barclaycard will be launching a new premium black card to corporate customers. But the first step in the journey was to launch it internally, to Barclaycard colleagues in the US, replacing their existing American Express corporate cards. Naturally.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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Following the rapturous reception Pret A Manger's new balloon dog designed email template received (one commissioned to celebrate their 25th Anniversary in July), Pret decided to adopt it as their standard email format... a decision that has already given cause... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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By Jules Montgomery-McCullagh Sunday 18 September 2011 had arrived. After months of training, getting up at 5.30am, trying to fit in runs before work/school runs and at weekends in between the children’s activities, it was the time for the biggest... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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A couple of recent jobs have been designed to help two of our clients help others – Barclays and Beat, the UK’s leading eating disorder charity. Every year Barclays organise Make A Difference Day, where they give all staff around... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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by Giles Luckett Online communities have become something of a brand obsession in recent years. Many proudly espouse their number of Facebook fans and Twitter followers in the same way that homepage hits and linger times were boasted in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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by Rob Hines (Digital designer at balloon dog) In my spare time, if it’s not a Pantone swatch book in my hand it's a spanner. Ever since I worked at Halfords before stepping into the creative industry, being a mechanic... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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balloon dog’s Tom Carter got his trainers on last Sunday to take part in a fun run, raising money for Norfolk-based charity NORCAS. NORCAS helps both adults and children to overcome drug problems, alcohol dependency and gambling addiction. The run... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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A belated spring clean of the London dog pound saw copywriter Matt with more than a fair share of phones in his arms. If you’re ever considering a change in career, Matt, maybe a call centre could be an option?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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Yesterday saw the launch of something a bit different and very special - the new Aviva Street to School 2011 national campaign. What is Aviva S2S? Street to School is Aviva’s core corporate responsibility programme and we are the lead... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Balloon Dog
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My favourite Youtube video is... a series of these animations, but this one is my favourite. I am always happy when... i'm eating. My holiday destination of choice is... one or several of the islands of Fiji. My favourite band/artist... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Balloon Dog