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Thoughts, news and opinion from Flynn Creative

Paid pitches give ideas value

The alleged plagiarism of the London 2012 Olympic cauldron design got me thinking again about the value of ideas and pitch process. For the majority of creative businesses, strategic and creative ideas are currency for acquiring paid commissions. Good ideas […]

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Is Prezi really a PowerPoint killer?

Prezi is often presented as an alternative to Powerpoint. The dynamic presentation tool has gained much notoriety since its launch in 2009 and has matured into a capable and easy to use communication aid. But could pitting it against Powerpoint […]

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Why are SMBs lagging behind online?

It’s a sad truth that many SMBs are lagging behind online. Do a search of small businesses and you’ll find plenty of out-of-date websites. Old content, legacy code and old fashioned practises are often compounded by poor design, lack of […]

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Direct mail is dead. Long live direct mail.

In these times of cheap and ubiquitous digital communications: email, social, mobile etc; you’d be forgiven for thinking that so-called ‘old school’ formats such as direct mail were ineffective and outdated. However, direct mail’s fate isn’t sealed just yet. Let’s […]

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We just launched the new website for Fairgrove Partners, a London based strategic advisory firm. We’ve also advised them on branding, producing stationery including business cards and letterhead. Peter provides a superb all-round package of creativity, technical competence and commercial […]

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It’s always a privilege to work on a marketing agency’s brand, especially one with the pedigree of Harvey Fuchs. Originally called Harvey Fuchs and Partners, it was felt that simplifying the brand would help create a clean and confident new […]

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This quirky one minute animation was commissioned by web developers White October for their client PersonaBubble. Their website needed a simple ‘elevator pitch’ to explain the benefits of taking the PersonaBubble personality test. Copywriter Jeremy Renals and I produced a […]

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Responding to a request, I wrote a simple email giving some pointers on working in design. This led to the Per Actum director seeing my portfolio site and being particularly drawn to a Toshiba air conditioning press ad I had […]

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