• 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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  • Are these key summer marketing dates in your diary yet?
    09/04/18

    Are these key summer marketing dates in your diary yet?

    It’s not just about school holidays and jetting off to exotic locations, ‘silly season’ offers plenty of serious marketing opportunities. Here is some inspiration if you’re a marketer or business owner who likes to stay one step ahead…

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  • Inspiration: London Coffee Festival
    04/04/18

    Inspiration: London Coffee Festival

    If there’s one thing we love here at Marco HQ more than design, print and digital, it’s coffee. Lots and lots of lovely coffee. With the London Coffee Festival in its seventh year and anticipating a record 30,000+ attendees, it would seem we are not alone. We’ve worked with many coffee-related businesses over the years – from local cafes, to suppliers – so here are some tips for a golden blend of design, print and web to capture the imagination of the coffee crowd.

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  • All the signs of Spring are here!
    22/03/18

    All the signs of Spring are here!

    As the weather gets warmer, many of us will be spending more time outdoors – whether we’re sightseeing, at events, eating out or just window shopping. You may already know that we don’t just do design and print, from point-of-sale to street signage and window graphics, here’s our inspiration for turning passers-by into customers this Spring…

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  • If design is changing the world, imagine what it could do for you…
    19/03/18

    If design is changing the world, imagine what it could do for you…

    Great design can not only change your bottom line, it can also help to change attitudes and behaviours. We’re proud to have many years’ experience of working with public sector organisations such as the NHS, housing associations and local government on some potentially life-changing campaigns, so it’s been great to see some innovative design, web and print making headlines lately…

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  • New Musical Emailers?
    02/03/18

    New Musical Emailers?

    Long-running music magazine, NME’s recent decision to stop printing after an incredible 66 years, caused us to do some reflecting and also muse on two of our favourite things – music and digital publications.

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