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Creative industry as powerful as the financial services industry in the UK?

“In five years’ time, the creative industries [in the UK] could be as powerful as the financial services industry has been for the last 10 or 15 years,” As snow threatens on a cold, grey day in the financial services capital, Sunday’s Observer offers a silver-lining for us creative types. Communications minister, Lord Carter’s unveils […]

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Duplicate Content and Search Engines

I was ironing out some permission problems with a WordPress install the other day when I learned a little more about the .htaccess file. If search engines find both www and non-www links from other sites to your site, they may treat https://YourSite.com and https://www.YourSite.com as two different websites with the same content. Trevor Ginn […]

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Online brands and How Businesses can use Social Networking

Dan and I discuss Online Brands and some things to look out for with context sensitive advertising. I chat with Nick Butler of https://www.kyte.tv/loudmouthman about Social Networks and how businesses could be using them. [audio:https://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/AcademyIM/~5/154628261/im030.mp3] […]

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New Brand Media in Top 69 Media Brands

We were quite chuffed when New Brand Media was included in a recent Top 69 Media Brands list. I designed the identity 4 years ago when I started, just a personal blog about this ‘social web’ phenomenon. However, we have recently celebrated the first year as New Brand Media Ltd and for the first time […]

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In-Depth Look at Branding and Social Media

Late last year, Dan Newman of the Wanganui (New Zealand) School of Design submitted his Master’s thesis on the subject of “Malleable Branding: Realising the Potential of Online Social Networks and User Generated Content” (PDF, 92 pages). It’s not a lightweight read (which is appropriate given its original context), but it does provide a lot […]

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