• Inspiring Consumer Support of Irish Craft and Design Amid COVID-19

    August 27, 2020

    The impact of COVID-19 on retail has been significant but one sector that truly felt, and continues to feel, the burden of lockdown and social distancing measures is Irish craft and design. As a sector that thrives on tourism and visits to studios and galleries across the country, sales dwindled rapidly during quarantine with many makers reporting that they were not trading and were concerned about the future of their businesses. The Design & Crafts...

  • COVID-19 and A Shift in Priorities for Those Working Abroad

    August 13, 2020

    COVID-19 has led to a fundamental shift in values for people across the world as we adapt to lockdowns, travel restrictions, and remote working and schooling. This is equally true for those living and working abroad, even though they may be more used to spending long periods of time away from family and friends and keeping in touch with loved ones via Zoom or Skype. We recently worked on a piece of global research with...

  • “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist” – Creativity in a Time of Crisis

    May 11, 2020

    “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Many people in the marketing and communications community will have seen the supercut of brand responses to the crisis calling out how strikingly similar in approach and execution they are. For me the criticism is probably a little harsh, we work with the tools we’ve got and for many reasons our options and toolkits are somewhat depleted at the minute. However...

  • The Covid Effect: Less Steps and More Sleep

    May 7, 2020

    As Covid-19 spread across Europe, governments enacted policies limiting citizens’ movement in order to slow the spread of the disease. With countries now beginning to ease restrictions and slowly re-open economies, Fitbit explored what impact these policies have had on their 30 million active users worldwide. Fitbit looked at the effect on activity levels and sleep patterns in numerous European countries. _______________________________ Activity It will come as no surprise to learn that as lockdown measures...

  • Cadbury work with Aware to recruit 200 volunteers

    May 6, 2020

    Some of the most rewarding aspects of our client work with Cadbury Ireland are the opportunities we have to work on their fantastic charity partnerships. None more so than the regular fundraising initiatives and awareness drives organised by Cadbury for mental health charity Aware. Looking after our mental health is always essential, but it has become far more prevalent in recent weeks, as we find ourselves in uncertain and unprecedented times – which is inevitably...

  • COVID-19: Recovery and Resurgence for the Food, Agriculture and Beverage Industry

    April 30, 2020

    It’s clear the Coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the world. Our work with SuperValu and Cadbury over the past weeks has been both fascinating and challenging. As we move towards the next phase, hopefully a re-opening of our economy and society – we need to be very well prepared for what lies ahead. As a recent survey from FleishmanHillard‘s TRUE Global Intelligence practice reveals, the virus is reshaping perceptions, behaviours, values and societies. These changes...