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November 20 2018

SKY IS THE LIMIT - LITERALLY!

Watch any recent television show and you’ll most likely see, among the usual camera ...

November 20 2018

Where i think the line is...

            So a lot has gone on this month in ad world. We saw the treacle in of this ...

November 6 2018

Bournemouth is now on the Grid!

What links Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest and Bournemouth? That would be On the Grid, the ...

October 29 2018

TOWERGATE PRIMIS PROMO

Background The increase in digital advances and high customer expectations have pushed ...

October 24 2018

Planning for the Office of the Future

Look through history, and we’re not that great at predicting the future. In 1943, IBM ...

October 24 2018

HP Office of the Future

This has been an exciting year for BBD, and it all started with the return of a familiar ...

October 24 2018

5 things I wish I knew before I started working for an agency

Since graduating university, it has taken me 14 interviews, 3 jobs and exactly 1 year to ...

October 15 2018

Choosing a technology stack for corporate apps

Data is the lifeblood of business operations, so your choice of technology has ...

October 11 2018

A “mom-in-chief” at work

Leaving on a high

October 11 2018

#Caravanlife

Towergate Insurance group are what you might call a ‘sleeping giant’ in that they’re one ...

September 28 2018

Lifesaving Guides

The RNLI Manual and Handbooks are technical author’s go-to books for the volunteers and ...

September 18 2018

Supporting the supporters: Certitude

This week we are very proud to start working with a new client partner, Certitude.

September 17 2018

BBD vs BBY

The story of one mummy’s return to work

September 7 2018

RNLI FISH SUPPER 2018

For the past 5 years Bright Blue Day have supported RNLI in creating platforms for ...

September 3 2018

Copywriting: The Next Generation

Agency life

September 3 2018

In the modern agency are ideas and craft still king?

I’ve been in this game for a long time – a really long time – nearly 25 years now. And ...

August 28 2018

Passion in community for PAH

Since the start of 2018, Princess Alice Hospice have worked with Bright Blue Day to ...

August 21 2018

Visa FinTech on-boarding

Background The financial sector is not a fast moving industry. Restricted by the huge ...

August 16 2018

The CS Guinea Pig

Some of you may have come across me before, but I’ll introduce myself. My name is Josie ...

August 15 2018

Is this the sound of great writing?

I’ll confess from the outset that I am addicted to podcasts. Every run, train journey, or ...

August 14 2018

#YourCause

In 2018 the number of charities in the UK reached a nine-year high, with a staggering ...

August 9 2018

ROSL. In a different league

There are certain images that are conjured up when someone says the words, ‘Member’s club ...

August 1 2018

AI that writes copy? Bring it on.

As a copywriter, I’m told nearly daily that I should be afraid right now. Make that ...

July 31 2018

Straight Outta Bournemouth

My interview at Bright Blue Day five years ago was my first one out of university. I ...

July 27 2018

Out of office - behind the scenes

Indulge us if you will in a short tale of what makes us tick as an agency, one which owes ...

July 25 2018

The rules

Advertising is an odd industry. For something that attracts billions of pounds’ worth of ...

July 24 2018

The new kid in the playground

10 months ago I found myself in a confusing position where I had to forcibly hang up my ...

July 20 2018

Helping Visa bring football home

The English dream may now be over for another 4 years at least but for a few glorious ...

July 19 2018

Gareth Southgate Station

Southgate station was re-named “Gareth Southgate” for 48 hours

July 19 2018

Hammerson Engage B2B Web Platform

A new kind of portal

July 17 2018

Aruba 360 secure fabric and Digital Workplace.

Aruba has a well-established and well-deserved reputation as a leading network vendor but ...

July 12 2018

BBD Pride: Somewhere over the rainbow

It started with a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in NYC on June 28, 1969. Cynics would ...

July 12 2018

Visa Europe first OCR promotion

FIFA World Cup™ fever well and truly took over this Summer - and not just in the pubs ...

July 12 2018

Two weeks in the life of a Bright Blue intern.

The first time I met the Bright Blue Day team was during my second year of the graphic ...

July 4 2018

Is this the end of website redesigns?

As a graphic designer, it may come as a surprise that what I’m going to discuss today is ...

June 29 2018

Bright Blue Day is 100% my type, on (and off) paper

Upon arriving at Bright Blue Day on Tuesday, after a surprisingly peaceful train journey ...

June 27 2018

Day of Rising BBD Sun

Never go back, they say. History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said ...

June 20 2018

We’re all going on a Bright Blue Holiday

I’ve come on a little work hiatus, to sunny Bournemouth with Bright Blue skies to a ...

June 15 2018

My 2 week treasure hunt at BBD

The Desire for Hunting Knowing Bright Blue Day (BBD) is not by chance, my first visit to ...

June 1 2018

My Life with the RNLI

By day I am a senior designer at Bright Blue Day in Bournemouth, where one of our clients ...

May 29 2018

Direct Mail redesign to attract portfolio landlords

Towergate has been running an awareness campaign among landlords to establish itself as ...

April 9 2018

Bright Blue Day help N&G shine at the London Boat Show

BBD client Navigators & General, leading UK boat insurance company and sub brand of ...

April 9 2018

5 truths of starting your career in agency world

So you’ve spent several gruelling years at university learning about your industry, the ...

February 22 2018

Happy Wife, Happy Life, Right?

Now I am not suggesting the way to keeping a wife happy, is filling her up at the end of ...

February 19 2018

It was a Bright Blue Day at #Becon2018 this week.

On the 16th of January 2018, the team from Bright Blue Day were lucky enough to be ...

February 19 2018

The C Word

‘A great influence in my career to date has been ‘The Art of Client Service’ by Robert ...

February 6 2018

Chasing Time

It’s always a little nerve-wracking to look deep, self-analyse and ask the question “do I ...

January 23 2018

It's been such a tough year, even Santa's blue.

January 23 2018

What's the purpose of storytelling

We all know the power of storytelling. We’ve all experienced the power of a great film or ...

January 5 2018

Why Ongoing Support is Crucial to the Customer Experience

 "There are risks and costs to a program of action - but they are far less than the long ...

December 1 2017

Visa Checkout and Papa John’s

 Visa Checkout is Visa’s new fast and convenient way to pay online with only one click. ...

November 17 2017

Micro Focus and BBD - building a strong foundation together

A Fast turnaround and an immovable deadline – just the kind of challenge we rise to at ...

November 3 2017

A Winter Campaign with a little extra

Bright Blue Day help William Russell launch a multi-touch lead generation campaign to ...

October 24 2017

7 things I learnt when I left London...

This year I ventured out past even Zone 9 (and not just for the weekend) into the bit of ...

October 13 2017

We need to talk about time...

As an agency, crafting charity campaigns has become an integral part of our creative and ...

October 10 2017

Alzheimer's Research Uk - Power to beat dementia

What we don’t know, can hurt us. Alzheimer’s is just a normal part of ageing. It’s a ...

October 6 2017

How is technology changing what it means to be an illustrator?

Our favourite BBD illustrator Luke Bampton shares his thoughts on how tech is changing ...

October 5 2017

Saying Sorry

In a refreshing turn our CSD Jessica Williams shares some honest insight in an important ...

August 14 2017

Summer party: Miami Vice meets Dorset.

Once every year in the heat of summer, Bright Blue Day likes to take a little holiday ...

August 2 2017

Does a CMO need a customer experience agency?

CMOs are becoming increasingly responsible for the end-to-end customer journey, shifting ...

May 30 2017

Isn't it time you got yourself a UX Copywriter?

There is a notable skills gap afflicting many digital teams. It is growing more blatant ...

May 23 2017

Agencies can't do tech.

  Something I hear more and more. It may even have a ring of truth to it. But perhaps ...

April 25 2017

Why GDPR means you MUST ramp up your Inbound Marketing.

By now you have heard of GDPR. You’ve probably had conversations about what it means for ...

April 18 2017

BBD Team are tough enough for Sandstorm

For the first RNLI Sandstorm event, held on 26 March in Bournemouth, around 220 ...

March 22 2017

Content to power your sales team

Content is the fuel for any sales team looking to master the art of social selling. ...

March 14 2017

EU GDPR compliance and consent: SEPARATING THE  MYTH FROM THE REALITY

In our series on EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and consent, so ...

March 14 2017

Is your organisation ready for GDPR?

25 May 2018. If that date doesn’t instantly resonate, you might be among the  97 percent ...

March 14 2017

WHAT DOES EU GDPR MEAN FOR MARKETERS?

When EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018, it ...

March 1 2017

7 DEADLY SINS OF A 1ST YEAR AS AN ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

The start to the year always seems to be about bettering oneself. Whether it be dry ...

November 20 2018

SKY IS THE LIMIT - LITERALLY!

Watch any recent television show and you’ll most likely see, among the usual camera shots, beautiful sweeping aerial panoramas. Once the preserve of ...
November 20 2018

Where i think the line is...

            So a lot has gone on this month in ad world. We saw the treacle in of this year’s Christmas ads, with Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot returning ...
November 6 2018

Bournemouth is now on the Grid!

What links Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest and Bournemouth? That would be On the Grid, the neighbourhood guide for (and by) Creatives. Currently hosting ...
October 29 2018

TOWERGATE PRIMIS PROMO

Background The increase in digital advances and high customer expectations have pushed businesses to think more innovatively in how to approach ...
October 24 2018

Planning for the Office of the Future

Look through history, and we’re not that great at predicting the future. In 1943, IBM famously envisioned a world market for ‘maybe five computers’, ...
October 24 2018

HP Office of the Future

This has been an exciting year for BBD, and it all started with the return of a familiar name - Hewlett Packard. A rare traditional pitch experience ...
October 24 2018

5 things I wish I knew before I started working for an agency

Since graduating university, it has taken me 14 interviews, 3 jobs and exactly 1 year to find the right one. I don’t miss the interview process, the ...
October 15 2018

Choosing a technology stack for corporate apps

Data is the lifeblood of business operations, so your choice of technology has significant implications. To further complicate matters, the rapid ...
October 11 2018

A “mom-in-chief” at work

Leaving on a high
October 11 2018

#Caravanlife

Towergate Insurance group are what you might call a ‘sleeping giant’ in that they’re one of those huge companies you’ve probably never heard of. They ...
September 28 2018

Lifesaving Guides

The RNLI Manual and Handbooks are technical author’s go-to books for the volunteers and staff within the RNLI, they range from complicated ...
September 18 2018

Supporting the supporters: Certitude

This week we are very proud to start working with a new client partner, Certitude.
September 17 2018

BBD vs BBY

The story of one mummy’s return to work
September 7 2018

RNLI FISH SUPPER 2018

For the past 5 years Bright Blue Day have supported RNLI in creating platforms for engagement, and for the third year running we’ve had the pleasure ...
September 3 2018

Copywriting: The Next Generation

Agency life
September 3 2018

In the modern agency are ideas and craft still king?

I’ve been in this game for a long time – a really long time – nearly 25 years now. And boy, has it changed. When I started out in this crazy industry ...
August 28 2018

Passion in community for PAH

Since the start of 2018, Princess Alice Hospice have worked with Bright Blue Day to create unique and beautiful campaign activations that raise ...
August 21 2018

Visa FinTech on-boarding

Background The financial sector is not a fast moving industry. Restricted by the huge overhead of compliance and security and consumed by fear of ...
August 16 2018

The CS Guinea Pig

Some of you may have come across me before, but I’ll introduce myself. My name is Josie McLachlan, I am a BU Advertising student that thankfully ...
August 15 2018

Is this the sound of great writing?

I’ll confess from the outset that I am addicted to podcasts. Every run, train journey, or big shop thunders along to a backing track of smooth chat. ...
August 14 2018

#YourCause

In 2018 the number of charities in the UK reached a nine-year high, with a staggering 168,000 registered charitable organisations receiving an income ...
August 9 2018

ROSL. In a different league

There are certain images that are conjured up when someone says the words, ‘Member’s club in St James’.Closed doors, old men snoring behind a ...
August 1 2018

AI that writes copy? Bring it on.

As a copywriter, I’m told nearly daily that I should be afraid right now. Make that afrAId. Because an army of AI copywriters is on the way, hellbent ...
July 31 2018

Straight Outta Bournemouth

My interview at Bright Blue Day five years ago was my first one out of university. I arrived with my uni portfolio and a giant sized ball - the ...
July 27 2018

Out of office - behind the scenes

Indulge us if you will in a short tale of what makes us tick as an agency, one which owes a huge debt to our location on the South Coast. Yes, we do ...
July 25 2018

The rules

Advertising is an odd industry. For something that attracts billions of pounds’ worth of investment it is curiously devoid of rules. Unlike other ...
July 24 2018

The new kid in the playground

10 months ago I found myself in a confusing position where I had to forcibly hang up my beloved flip flops in the Caribbean and embark on a new ...
July 20 2018

Helping Visa bring football home

The English dream may now be over for another 4 years at least but for a few glorious weeks England was in the full grips of World Cup fever.
July 19 2018

Gareth Southgate Station

Southgate station was re-named “Gareth Southgate” for 48 hours
July 19 2018

Hammerson Engage B2B Web Platform

A new kind of portal
July 17 2018

Aruba 360 secure fabric and Digital Workplace.

Aruba has a well-established and well-deserved reputation as a leading network vendor but they are so much more than that.
July 12 2018

BBD Pride: Somewhere over the rainbow

It started with a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in NYC on June 28, 1969. Cynics would say it ended with a rainbow-wrapped Whopper and pink vodka. ...
July 12 2018

Visa Europe first OCR promotion

FIFA World Cup™ fever well and truly took over this Summer - and not just in the pubs after working hours, but at our desks in the 9-5.
July 12 2018

Two weeks in the life of a Bright Blue intern.

The first time I met the Bright Blue Day team was during my second year of the graphic design course at the Arts University Bournemouth.
July 4 2018

Is this the end of website redesigns?

As a graphic designer, it may come as a surprise that what I’m going to discuss today is the design of content, rather than the display of it. I’m ...
June 29 2018

Bright Blue Day is 100% my type, on (and off) paper

Upon arriving at Bright Blue Day on Tuesday, after a surprisingly peaceful train journey from Reading to Bournemouth, it didn’t take me long to ...
June 27 2018

Day of Rising BBD Sun

Never go back, they say. History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said Karl Marx. Well at BBD we don’t put much stock in what ‘they’ ...
June 20 2018

We’re all going on a Bright Blue Holiday

I’ve come on a little work hiatus, to sunny Bournemouth with Bright Blue skies to a powerhouse agency in the town centre. I have taken two days out ...
June 15 2018

My 2 week treasure hunt at BBD

The Desire for Hunting Knowing Bright Blue Day (BBD) is not by chance, my first visit to the office traced back to November 2017. Richard Scullion ...
June 1 2018

My Life with the RNLI

By day I am a senior designer at Bright Blue Day in Bournemouth, where one of our clients is the RNLI.
May 29 2018

Direct Mail redesign to attract portfolio landlords

Towergate has been running an awareness campaign among landlords to establish itself as the place to go for professional property insurance advice ...
April 9 2018

Bright Blue Day help N&G shine at the London Boat Show

BBD client Navigators & General, leading UK boat insurance company and sub brand of Zurich Insurance, came to Bright Blue Day to refresh the look and ...
April 9 2018

5 truths of starting your career in agency world

So you’ve spent several gruelling years at university learning about your industry, the many roles available within it and most frequently, learning ...
February 22 2018

Happy Wife, Happy Life, Right?

Now I am not suggesting the way to keeping a wife happy, is filling her up at the end of Dry January with a lot of Pinot Grigio - although it would ...
February 19 2018

It was a Bright Blue Day at #Becon2018 this week.

On the 16th of January 2018, the team from Bright Blue Day were lucky enough to be invited to the Becon 2018 event held at the Oxo2. Thanks to ...
February 19 2018

The C Word

‘A great influence in my career to date has been ‘The Art of Client Service’ by Robert Solomon. Solomon proposes 58 ‘things’ to help you get ahead in ...
February 6 2018

Chasing Time

It’s always a little nerve-wracking to look deep, self-analyse and ask the question “do I have what it takes for this job?”. Many skills for good ...
January 23 2018

It's been such a tough year, even Santa's blue.

January 23 2018

What's the purpose of storytelling

We all know the power of storytelling. We’ve all experienced the power of a great film or book and the deep emotional connection with characters that ...
January 5 2018

Why Ongoing Support is Crucial to the Customer Experience

 "There are risks and costs to a program of action - but they are far less than the long range cost of comfortable inaction."
December 1 2017

Visa Checkout and Papa John’s

 Visa Checkout is Visa’s new fast and convenient way to pay online with only one click. As the product is in the early stages of launch Visa wanted ...
November 17 2017

Micro Focus and BBD - building a strong foundation together

A Fast turnaround and an immovable deadline – just the kind of challenge we rise to at BBD. Micro Focus Software Services division came to us to ...
November 3 2017

A Winter Campaign with a little extra

Bright Blue Day help William Russell launch a multi-touch lead generation campaign to drive health and life policy sales With January rate changes on ...
October 24 2017

7 things I learnt when I left London...

This year I ventured out past even Zone 9 (and not just for the weekend) into the bit of the map marked “There be Dragons” for most Londoners. No, ...
October 13 2017

We need to talk about time...

As an agency, crafting charity campaigns has become an integral part of our creative and customer experience delivery. Whilst our list of Third ...
October 10 2017

Alzheimer's Research Uk - Power to beat dementia

What we don’t know, can hurt us. Alzheimer’s is just a normal part of ageing. It’s a disease that affects old people and means you start to lose your ...
October 6 2017

How is technology changing what it means to be an illustrator?

Our favourite BBD illustrator Luke Bampton shares his thoughts on how tech is changing his doodles From the very first Etch A Sketch to the latest ...
October 5 2017

Saying Sorry

In a refreshing turn our CSD Jessica Williams shares some honest insight in an important but rarely discussed skill – the importance of saying sorry ...
August 14 2017

Summer party: Miami Vice meets Dorset.

Once every year in the heat of summer, Bright Blue Day likes to take a little holiday away from it all - well, we allow ourselves one day!
August 2 2017

Does a CMO need a customer experience agency?

CMOs are becoming increasingly responsible for the end-to-end customer journey, shifting the focus to customer experience for competitive advantage. ...
May 30 2017

Isn't it time you got yourself a UX Copywriter?

There is a notable skills gap afflicting many digital teams. It is growing more blatant with every new digital tool or service that comes online.
May 23 2017

Agencies can't do tech.

  Something I hear more and more. It may even have a ring of truth to it. But perhaps more evidence of a busted model than lack of agency ...
April 25 2017

Why GDPR means you MUST ramp up your Inbound Marketing.

By now you have heard of GDPR. You’ve probably had conversations about what it means for your business. If you haven't had this conversation, you ...
April 18 2017

BBD Team are tough enough for Sandstorm

For the first RNLI Sandstorm event, held on 26 March in Bournemouth, around 220 competitors crossed the finish line at the end of a gruelling 5KM or ...
March 22 2017

Content to power your sales team

Content is the fuel for any sales team looking to master the art of social selling. Social selling teams need lots of content to nudge and nurture ...
March 14 2017

EU GDPR compliance and consent: SEPARATING THE  MYTH FROM THE REALITY

In our series on EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance and consent, so far we’ve provided a broad overview of what to expect on 25 ...
March 14 2017

Is your organisation ready for GDPR?

25 May 2018. If that date doesn’t instantly resonate, you might be among the  97 percent of organisations  without a clear EU GDPR plan already in ...
March 14 2017

WHAT DOES EU GDPR MEAN FOR MARKETERS?

When EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018, it looks at first glance as if two seemingly opposing forces are ...
March 1 2017

7 DEADLY SINS OF A 1ST YEAR AS AN ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

The start to the year always seems to be about bettering oneself. Whether it be dry January, sugarless February or those tiresome New Years’ ...
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