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Update your LinkedIn Company Page

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Professional networking site, LinkedIn has redesigned its company pages. Optimise yours today!

Update your LinkedIn Company Page

We’ve been updating ours and our clients’ company profiles to take advantage of the LinkedIn company page redesign. If you’re yet to update yours, here’s an overview…

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11/10/2012 at 9:00 am

Leicester’s Ice Cream You Scream

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Earlier this year we worked with previz agency, Three Blind Mice to produce a fun flash game as part of their summer marketing.

The story was relatively simple; Three Blind Mice have left the advertising industry for the summer to run a tastier business on the beach – an ice-cream van! The aim of the game: to serve ice creams to customers.

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To get a better feel for the game, we spent some time looking at existing shop-like games, such as Burger Run and found some visual reference material (above) of ice creams. It was hungry work!

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Three Blind Mice’s house team produced some rough layout and character sketches; they looked fantastic! The roughs helped us grasp perspective as well as work out game play.

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While we were organising artwork, we were working with our flash designer on game rules and flash logic, sourcing sound effects and testing the game at various stages. We had to make the game relatively easy to play, yet challenging to score. This was achieved through having to click on items in a specific order and a restricted time limit on play.

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In August, Three Blind Mice launched the game to their friends and clients. Scores ranged from 800 points, up to a difficult 2000 points! Last week, they awarded their generous prize of a summer hamper to top score holder, Catherine Cullen at Adam & Eve DDB. Well done!

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If you fancy having a play and trying to beat a score of 2000, click here!

Social Alchemy’s Most Viewed Blogs [June]

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Top of the blogs: the most viewed posts from June!

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24 HOURS IN A&E

24 HOURS IN A&E

4 Creative got in touch needing press ad visuals to aid their print and outdoor advertising campaign; artist Bill drew these two line illustrations, showing of various types of A&E patients waiting for a consultation.

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Vodafone Freebees – Character Development

Vodafone Freebees – Character Development

Our in-house team were approached by BBH to draw and develop bee characters for their latest campaign for Vodafone.

Here are a selection of the black & white frames drawn by our artist, Aaron!

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who cannes? who cannt?

who cannes? who cannt?

To celebrate the launch of our brand new website, we’re giving away an extremely limited edition ‘C*NT’ print by award-winning hand-lettering artist, Alison Carmichael.

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Fashion Illustration – back ‘in vogue’

Fashion Illustration – back ‘in vogue’

Following an article recently published in Grazia Magazine about Fashion Illustration making its way back into the limelight after years of Fashion Photography filling the covers of magazines, we decided to showcase a sample of our most recent fashion illustrations.

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STUNNING STATIONERY

STUNNING STATIONERY

Office stationery is representative of the presenter and their company, speaking volumes of whom they are and what they’re about. This was definitely the main consideration when advertising agency WCRS came to us with a stationery conundrum for their new brand identity.

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Kitty’s massage

Kitty’s massage

Here is a video that will make you wish cats could give massages. This humoristic and refreshing spot shows that the fun of an advert doesn’t depend on the playfulness of the product as this one is selling… Kitty litter!

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Work update: Newsletter templates

Work update: Newsletter templates

Earlier this year, we teamed up with design agency, What Creative, to produce a new set of templates for Jelly London and Three Blind Mice.

The brief was to produce templates which were visually stimulating and lead the recipient to click on featured links and articles.

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14 Fantastic Animal-Inspired Artworks!

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Animal Artworks on Pinterest

It’s been a while since we’ve showcased our creative finds! This week we’ve selected a few of our favourite Pinterest finds featuring different animals – everything from fish to birds! Click on the link under each image to get access to their original site, and see more of our awesome artwork pins – enjoy!

pitbull photobooth kisses
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Look at me
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Amazing Sculptures Made Of Coat Hangers
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Resin-Embedded 3D Goldfish Paintings
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Chameleon
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Envelope Drawings by Mark Powell
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A platypus drawn with a ballpoint pen by the incredibly talented Sarah Esteje
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Surfrider OceanArmor
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Hidden animal teacups: beasties that emerge from the depths of your milky tea
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Futuristic Animal Sculptures Made Out Of Broken CDs
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Paula Swisher
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Nuts and bolts and other metal scraps take on a life of their own thanks to Portland-based artist Brian Mock
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Romance Is Dead
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Made out of push pins, wow.
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Check out all of our finds on Pinterest here! (socialalchemy)

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19/06/2012 at 12:28 pm

Social Alchemy’s Top 7 Blogs [April]

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Top of the blogs: the most viewed posts from April!

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Sneak Preview

Sneak Preview

Here is a sneak peek of what Threeblindmice have been up to the past few days…

Stay tuned for more!

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Kit-Kat: Crane Animatic

Kit-Kat: Crane Animatic

The latest fantastic ‘Have a Break’ ad to hit our screens had it’s pre-production treatment created by non-other than our house team of illustrators and editors. House artists, Paul and Aaron drew and coloured the frames, which were then edited together with sound by suite resident, Sam.

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4funkies : gregori saavedra

4funkies : gregori saavedra

Spanish illustrator, Gregori Saavedra, has produced this fantastic collage and animation for online services company, 4Funkies.

Initially, Gregori was briefed to produce a large format illustration to go with a song, written for 4Funkies.

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Sandra Suy Love

Sandra Suy Love

This year our fashion illustrator, Sandra Suy has been a busy lady! Elle Magazine, both near and far, have been featuring Sandra’s fantastic work!

These fantastic hand drawn illustrations are for Spanish Elle Magazine’s monthly horoscope section…

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14 Inspiring Examples of Street Art

14 Inspiring Examples of Street Art

This week we’ve chosen a few of our favourite Pinterest finds featuring street art – everything from outdoor installations to graffiti!

Click on each image to get access to their original site, and see more of our awesome design pins – enjoy!

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HELP WANTED!

HELP WANTED!

We’re looking for some bubbly characters to join our lovely (even if we do say so ourselves) and ever growing team!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to spread the word about how fantastic Drop Your Hat is and to get the people of Sunderland to download our FREE phone app through various activities!

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Sunken bridge

Sunken bridge

A series of moats and fortresses were built over the West Brabant Water Line region of the Netherlands during the 17th century to give protection from invasion by France and Spain. Fort de Roovere was surrounded with a shallow moat that was too deep to march across, and too shallow for boats. In turn the earthen fort had remained protected – until now!

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10 Awesome Pins – Design & Art

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17/01/2012 at 8:00 am

Join us on Pinterest! (socialalchemy)

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A big part of our day-to-day work involves researching; we spend a considerable number of hours seeking new content for Tweets, Facebook updates, blog posts – as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest trends and industry news!

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We see an obscene amount of incredible design, beautiful art, inspiring photography, laugh-out-loud funny articles, and a fair few pieces of weird, kooky and… well, unusual oddities!

Whilst we would love to post about everything we see, quite frankly, there isn’t the time or the place for everything we find! So, we’ve set up a some Social Alchemy boards on Pinterest to store the wide range of visual material we find – the best bits, of course!

We’ve pinned just over 80 of our latest favourites to give you a taste of what more is to come in the future. Whether you’re into Art & Design, Photography, Something Funny (or just a bit Weird), Infographics or Advertising, have a peek and hit ‘follow’!

Written by Fuelled by Social Alchemy

13/10/2011 at 9:00 am

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