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25/08/2021

More Than Castles, Cathedrals and Coal Mines

  When County Durham asked us to put together a brand for their UK City of Culture 2025 bid, we knew we had to shake off clichéd perceptions and create something ambitious, vibrant and modern. With the shortlist to be...
05/07/2021

GREGGS NOT REGS

As the sixth season of Line of Duty drew to a close with a gripping...
09/12/2020

Thank you North East

Seven councils in the North East – County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, Sunderland, North Tyneside, South...
28/11/2020

Love Local

2020 has been quite the year for everyone, but local shops and restaurants have been hit...
05/10/2020

New (Zoom) Faces

We’re happy to have welcomed four insanely talented new additions to the DC team. ...
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08/03/2019

Ads Empowering Women

Around International Women’s Day, we see a real increase of ‘girl power’ hitting our...
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05/03/2019

Pocket-Sized Therapy

Extensive use of screen time often gets a bad rap. It supposedly stunts the development...
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11/02/2019

VIVE LA RUSTO

The world of Rust-Oleum paint continues to grow, but the idea of upcycling is still...
08/02/2019

Atom Mortgage Party

The mortgage process is famously known as being scary, confusing and time-consuming, but not with...
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21/01/2019

Looking Forward

Doesn’t it already feel like 84th January? This month is renowned as the bleakest...
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04/01/2019

Happy Old Year

Now we’ve made hogs of ourselves, hootenannied, and welcomed in a brand spanking new...
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03/01/2019

Plant v Pork

The wait is over for all you plant-based pastry lovers. After 75 years of making northerners...
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14/12/2018

New year, new rules.

Last year, the CAP launched a ‘public consultation’ to tackle ‘harmful stereotypes’. After their review,...
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04/12/2018

Just our cup of tea

Founded in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1907, Ringtons has been part of our breakfast tables, afternoon...
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06/11/2018

In other fake news

In Twitter’s latest report policy update, they’ve given us the option to flag...
22/10/2018

#WINNING

As the entire agency had its fingers, toes and just about everything else crossed, a...
26/09/2018

Showing haters who’s boss

Last week, Diesel released ‘Haute Couture’ – their latest campaign featuring celebs like Nicki Minaj, Gucci...
22/08/2018

Give us five

I guess you could say, in the words of Ron Burgundy, we’re ‘kind of...
06/08/2018

Generation Vocab

As we now live in a world of ‘memes’, ‘face swapping’ and ‘FOMO’ – Generation Z...
17/07/2018

Sky-high politics

Over the weekend, those of you in London may have noticed an interestingly-coloured, nappy-wearing blimp...
05/07/2018

IT’S FOOTBALL

“It’s football,” exclaimed a sarcastically effervescent David Mitchell in an old sketch for That...
25/06/2018

The IGTV low-down

With the new update to Instagram, users can now use an external app for video...
21/06/2018

New Ads Alert

It’s been a busy few weeks. You wait for one great production to go...
11/06/2018

WTF GDPR

You may have received the odd email in recent weeks relating to GDPR. For a...
05/06/2018

Wey Aye (Wo)man

Ladies, Wine and Design is a monthly event series held at BALTIC39 on High Bridge...
29/05/2018

The Modern-day Cyborgs

The term ‘cyborg’ is defined as ‘a person whose physical abilities are extended beyond normal...
22/05/2018

The Emoji Code

Have you ever wondered why we really use emojis? Is it simply social media short...
22/11/2017

Sociable Folktales – Issue 54

Cute kid ✔︎ Cover of classic song by contemporary artist ✔︎ Loveable creature ✔︎ Heartstring-tugging story ✔︎ In-store range...
16/11/2017

Remembering J-Mac

Our hearts were broken on the 8th September this year when we lost our ray...
11/10/2017

Being mindful

While going about our busy lives, it was nice to see everyone showing their recognition...
04/10/2017

Double trumple

Twitter recently announced it’ll be doubling its character limit from 140 to 280. Languages such as...
26/09/2017

Developers in the mist

Zoologist, Dian Fossey, famously portrayed by Sigourney Weaver, studied the little-known habits of mountain gorillas...
15/09/2017

Our Jess

Our hearts are broken as we lost our Jess this time last week. She was...
06/09/2017

It is rather old

It was announced on Friday gone that the Yellow Pages telephone directory will no longer...
25/08/2017

Refreshing stuff

Every day, I’m learning more and more about advertising and the art of copy....
22/08/2017

Making space

Being a VFX geek and a massive sci-fi fan, offering my services to the Kickstarter-funded...
10/08/2017

Three little words

The world was haunted by Donald Trump’s words earlier this week, when he promised...
20/07/2017

Champions at heart

Last week, the ambitious competitors of Drummond Central made their mark at the annual Digital...
22/05/2017

Throwing shapes

In 1915, Coca-Cola challenged glass companies to come up with a bottle design so distinct it...
08/05/2017

Twisted fyre starters

The disastrous Fyre festival was billed as a luxurious island getaway for the wealthy, with...
31/01/2017

A red-hot digital team

I’m excited to say that Drummond Central has just acquired digital specialists CoalFace to...
10/01/2017

True Blue?

Apparently experts have identified the third Monday of the month as the most depressing day...
06/01/2017

Happy puddle day

2016: a year of electoral shocks, celebrity deaths and Marmite pricing issues. Even the pluckiest of...
27/09/2016

DC Spelling Bee

These are the top misspellings according to the Oxford English. The table below gives the...
16/09/2016

Career-dating

Kev Hughes and I recently went along to the ‘Meet the Professionals’ event organised by...