Oakhamian Spring '17
The latest edition of the Oakhamian has gone to print and we're delighted with the lovely feedback we've received so we thought we'd share it with you....
"I just wanted to write and say how fantastic the latest Oakhamian looks. Many thanks for all your hard work in designing - once again - such a high quality publication and within a very tight time frame.
I always wonder whether we can match the previous magazine for quality, but somehow we manage it, and I really appreciate the trouble you take to get it right."
Editor of The Oakhamian
Fresh new start to the year
Happy New Year!
2017 is already proving to be a very busy year. It's true that great minds think alike and it seems that quite a few individuals have had the same great idea; to have a bit of a marketing refresh whilst planning activities for the year ahead. We're delighted to say that throughout January we have been flooded with requests for refreshes and updates to brands, advertising campaigns, websites and marketing collateral. We're looking forward to the months ahead; helping clients launch their new campaigns and seeing all this activity come to life.
It's also that time of year where the exhibition organisers are hot on the heels of exhibitors. March seems to be a popular month for expos and exhibitions. The exhibition stand design requests are in hand and we're busy designing exhibition stands with an impact for our customers exhibiting at international Confex and Mulitmodal 2017.
Stamford Endowed Schools Prospectus
The new Stamford Endowed Schools prospectus is hot off the press and has been delivered in preparation for the school's open day event on Saturday 1st October. Dsquared has been working with the team at Stamford Endowed Schools to promote the upcoming open day with a series of adverts, posters and invitations, it's going to be a great event.
"The prospectus has arrived and looks absolutely amazing, well done everyone!" Marketing Manager
Beyond Autism Website
We are thrilled to have been awarded a new web development project for Beyond Autism. The new website has now gone live, take a look at beyondautism.org.uk
BSI Certification Process
"I have only just recently started working with Dsquared and the work they have completed to date has been of an excellent standard. What has really impressed me is the pace they work at and how quickly they have understood the business I work in – I fully expect to be doing more work with them in the future."
Dsquared recently completed a well received interactive '10 steps to certification' guide for BSI. Thanks for the lovely feedback BSI, we look forward to working with you again soon.
Congratulations New College Stamford
New College Stamford has received a Highly Commended award at the College Marketing Network's FE First Awards 2015.
The College was awarded the commendation for its full time prospectus, Dsquared designed the 2015/2016 suite of prospectuses including the full time, part time and apprenticeship courses for New College Stamford. The judges noted there was clear evidence that the design had been developed based on the specific needs and desires of the target market in how they wanted to use the prospectus and were impressed with the use of a Pinterest board to share design styles and ideas....congratulations to everyone involved in the project, well done!
Durrants Village wins Award
Huge congratulations to everyone at Renaissance Villages who won the Silver Award at the WhatHouse? Awards 2015. The team won the ‘Best Retirement Development’ for its Durrants Village development near Horsham, West Sussex.
It's great to be awarded with such accolades and only strengthens Renaissance Villages reputation for superior quality. Well done!
Dsquared intern Charlotte wins Outstanding Student of the Year Award
Following in the famous footsteps of design guru Karis Steinborn-Busse, star intern Charlotte Ramsay upheld the Dsquared tradition of mentoring exceptional new talent when she was awarded the prestigious ‘Outstanding Student of the Year Award’ at her recent graduation ceremony. I’m sure you will join us in giving Charlotte a well earned pat on the back and wish her well as she starts her final gruelling year at Lincoln University.
Charlotte (Charlene as she’s affectionately know at dsq towers) joined team Dsquared over a year ago on a week’s work experience! It just goes to show what hard work, enthusiasm and having a passion to learn can lead to. She’s also pretty nifty with the use of the kettle...
Well done Charlene, we’re proud of you. Now about that dissertation!!
New College Stamford New College Prospectus
The all new Full Time Prospectus and Apprenticeships Prospectuses have just arrived from the printers and look fantastic. Dsquared gave the prospectuses a complete makeover; the format, design and size have all been revamped...
"We received the FT and Apprenticeship prospectus today and we're delighted with the end result. Thanks for your time, patience and expertise in supporting the College to produce two excellent products." Executive Director.
"Just wanted to add my thanks. We LOVE the prospectuses and they went down an absolute treat at the event today. We are really chuffed with them. Thank you all so much for all your hard work. It all paid off." Head of Marketing.
And the winner is.....
Congratulations to Renaissance Villages and Helical Bar for reaching the finals of the House Builder 2015 awards. Renaissance Villages asked us to assist with the copy for the award entry and we’re thrilled that they have been shortlisted for Best Retirement Scheme with their Durrants Village development in Horsham. The sparkling awards event will be held on the 5th November, we’ll keep our fingers crossed and wish them the best of luck, here’s to a crackling night!
Fantastic feedback from another happy customer
It's our aim to produce great creative that our customers love
...Thanks so much for your help with all of this Mel; it’s an excellent piece of work!
You guys have made the process a total treat, which makes my life easier, so thank you! ......
You're very welcome and thank you Shakespere's England for the lovely comments..
CIPS Salary Guide
Thank you for the fantastic feedback we've received for our work producing the Salary Guide and Procurement Insights Report 2015. Designed by Dsquared and commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in conjuntion with HAYS, the document reports on key trends and findings within procurement. Launched on 16th April the report has already been very well received.
Hampton Academies Trust
Team Dsquared is overjoyed to have been awarded a lovely new branding and web project for Hampton Academies Trust. Over the next few weeks we will be creating a new brand for Hampton Academies Trust and the schools within the trust as well as developing the websites for each establishment. We relish projects like this and are thrilled to have been selected to carry out the work.
The newly Chartered ICM
It's official, as of 1st January 2015, the Institute of Credit Management formally became the Chartered Institute of Credit Management. We're delighted for ICM for reaching the chartered status.
The move from ICM to CICM required some changes to the brand, website, marketing and messaging and we were more than pleased to assist.
Congratulations ICM, sorry CICM!
A few words about our rebrand
We are pleased and delighted to announce the launch of the new Dsquared brand and website. We're thrilled with the fresh and dynamic look that the clever boys and girls at Dsquared have created.
When it came to the design concept the rules were, there should be no boundaries. The result is a flexible, adaptable and memorable brand that works with any colour, texture or any pattern, reflecting Dsquared's dynamic, flexible and friendly approach to both our work and our customers.
We have been proudly exhibiting our new look at the recent Peterborough B2B show and including the new logo in various email communications and the reactions have been fantastic, we couldn't be more proud.
BRAND new Dsquared
Today (22.10.14) is a very exciting day for us, we have unveiled the new Dsquared brand (...more on that later!) and launched our latest marketing campaign at the Peterborough B2B show at KingsGate conference centre, Peterborough.
It's certainly one of our brightest campaigns, visitors of the exhibition won't fail to notice us! Disguised in pink and yellow, we have a glorious display of giveaways and goodies.
View the 'Swear by us' campaign +
A new Perkins Contract
Dsquared is delighted to have been awarded a contract to create and deliver a new newsletter for our client, Perkins Engines Company Limited.
We're thrilled to be working on this project; delivering an innovative solution which meets the client's needs.
Huntingdonshire Regional College
Thank you Huntingdonshire Regional College for choosing dsquared to work with you on your latest campaign. The busy Dsquared bees are working away as we speak.
Billboard and hoarding advertising, pull-up banners, press ads and last but not least a swish new prospectus, all designed with attention to detail and a dash of flair.
View the Huntingdonshire Regional College Projects +
Setting the standard
Not only did our friends at Abingdon and Witney college love the 2013/2014 prospectus that we created for them but so did 100% of students surveyed during a focus group for another college reviewing their prospectus. The visuals, layout and style of the prospectus that we developed has been recommended as ‘The Format’ for other colleges to follow. Good work team Dsquared!
Creating award-winning designs
Huge congratulations to our long-standing client, the Institute of Credit Management (ICM), for picking up the award for Marketing and Design at the 2014 Rutland Pride Business Awards. Dsquared worked closely with the ICM on their latest award-winning marketing programme which included a rebrand, new company website and associated marketing collateral. We’re delighted that we were given the opportunity to carry out the work and even more thrilled that the work we did contributed to them receiving this well deserved award…
Creative and Design Award winners 2013
Dsquared won ‘The Creative and Design Award’ at the recent Stamford & Rutland Business Awards for their outstanding website development, corporate identity and brochure designs they produced for CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply). Congratulations team.
Another award success
Dsquared made it to the finalist stage of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing Excellence Awards. The ceremony, held at Grosvenor House, celebrates marketing at its very, very best. We were a finalist together with Aebi Schmidt, in the fiercely contested Customer Experience category. It was an incredible achievement to see the Dsquared name on screen, alongside other international agencies.