• Brilliant design, print and web should be enjoyed by everyone!
    18/06/18

    Brilliant design, print and web should be enjoyed by everyone!

    The British Dyslexia Association has recently launched this guide to making design more accessible. Having undertaken many Public Sector and charity design, print and web projects, accessibility is something we always try to factor into our ideas. Here’s our guide to where to find more information, along with some best practices…

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  • Take our quiz to find out what we can do for you!
    11/06/18

    Take our quiz to find out what we can do for you!

    Silly season is here and people are jetting-off on holiday left, right and centre. Which as we all now know, thanks to one of our most popular blogs, is good for productivity because, well, science. One thing most of us do on holiday, whether it’s in the departure lounge or by the poolside, is read magazines. So we have produced a holiday magazine-style quiz to help you identify how we can help you this summer (or anytime!) …

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  • How image conscious are you?
    04/06/18

    How image conscious are you?

    We all know that image is everything when it comes to the success of an organisation. And that the little things add up to the bigger picture. In the clamour to create a constant flow of content, businesses of all sizes are regularly using stock images. Getting your stock images right is as important as any other visual element of your branding. Here’s our guide to choosing the right images…

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  • The Power of Print
    28/05/18

    The Power of Print

    There’s been plenty of headlines lately about how design is changing the world – from political to protest campaigns. So we were very excited to learn of the ‘Print! Tearing it Up’ exhibition at Somerset House this summer, which celebrates the power of independent publications from 1914 to the present day and demonstrates the lasting power of print.

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  • How to look your coolest this festival season
    21/05/18

    How to look your coolest this festival season

    Despite all the advice to the contrary from magazines, most of us know from experience that it is incredibly difficult to look cool at festivals. This is because, as a festival-going nation, we are usually soaked in either sweat or rain, or both, covered in mud, sunburned, sleep deprived and trying to juggle any number of belongings, coats, children, pets, drinks and hot snacks …

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  • Inspiration: Our top five ways to generate fresh ideas this summer
    14/05/18

    Inspiration: Our top five ways to generate fresh ideas this summer

    As The Guardian and D&AD announce a partnership to create a global festival of creativity in London, we got thinking about our favourite ways to stimulate new ideas when it comes to branding, design, print and web for our clients. Whether you are a creative marketing type yourself who could use all the inspiration you can get, or you don’t see yourself as a ‘creative type’ at all, we hope these techniques will help you. Of course, if you get really stuck, you could always just give us a call…

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  • Pitch, please. Our Sports Sponsorship blog
    09/05/18

    Pitch, please. Our Sports Sponsorship blog

    World Cup, Wimbledon, Tour de France, Grand Prix, The Open and of course Cricket season. Whatever your preferred sport, there’s likely to be plenty of it on TV this summer. But the chances are there are also numerous sporting events happening in your area, attracting large crowds of fans or just proud parents. If you want to get your brand out there and make friends with the locals, you won’t go far wrong with the time-honoured tradition of local sports sponsorship. Here’s our guide to the best practices when it comes to picking teams…

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  • We’re proud to lead the way when it comes to equal pay!
    02/05/18

    We’re proud to lead the way when it comes to equal pay!

    We were surprised and disappointed to learn recently that there is still a gender pay gap in the graphic design industry, with women earning £4000 less than men on average. As the majority of our talented designers are women and all our team are paid according to experience, we found this news quite shocking…

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  • Come and visit us at London’s Royal Docks!
    23/04/18

    Come and visit us at London’s Royal Docks!

    We’ve blogged at length about the brilliant design, print and web projects we get to work on here at Marco HQ, but it occurred to us recently that we haven’t yet blogged about our HQ itself. And because we work in such a vibrant, historic and rapidly developing area there’s plenty to blog about…

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  • Why we heart Milton Glaser – and you should too
    16/04/18

    Why we heart Milton Glaser – and you should too

    You may not immediately recognise his name but you will probably instantly recognise his work. Milton Glaser is most famous for his ‘I heart NY’ poster design in the 1970s, which has remained an iconic symbol ever since. A collection of 450 of his posters are being released in a new book and this got us thinking about the power of the poster …

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