Visual communication has been around for some 20,000 years or so, from when someone decided to decorate his cave in Lascaux with pictures of his intended next meal. Ancient civilisations, including the Egyptians and Aztecs, developed hieroglyphics – or logographic scripts - over 3,000 years ago. The concept of branding probably stems from the heraldic … Continue reading The most important square centimetre in business.
As the use of technology in our day to day lives, from the internet to tablets and smart phones, continues to grow (The Office for National Statistics shows that 99% of 16 to 34 year olds are using the internet for example) our expectation of the user experience is naturally elevated by the best exemplars. … Continue reading Enterprise UX
The saying 'never talk about religion or politics' is often well advised, but given that everyone seems to be talking about little else other than the latter, there's another well known saying that starts 'if you can't beat them...' I've always had a soft spot for Andy Burnham, ever since he backed our 'Creative Wigan' … Continue reading “This is Manchester. We do things differently here.” Anthony H Wilson
Unicorns - as well as being a mythical creatures with large pointy horns mentioned by the ancient Greeks, various writers including Strabo, Pliny the Younger and Aelian, The Bible and featuring in My Little Pony - is also the name given to a company, usually a start-up, that doesn't have an established performance record but … Continue reading Fantastic or Fantasy?
Last Friday's Business Growth Hub event, held at the excellent Pier Centre named after Wigan's most iconic address just a couple of hundred yards away, focused on digital transformation. Wigan's own Digital Growth Advisor, Jonathan Print, outlined the support provided by both the Growth Hub and Wigan Council for businesses looking to engage with digital. The … Continue reading Digital Transformation
Just taking time out of the day to day 'busy-ness' of running a business, to actually think about the business, is never a bad idea. Finding that time isn't easy though, especially in a deadline driven industry as there always seems to be some big project nearing completion or pressing issue that needs attention. That … Continue reading A problem shared
Insider North West held one of its excellent breakfast events earlier in the month with a panel comprised of Martin Ainscough - Chairman of Ainscough Group; Phil Clarke - former GB and Wigan rugby league captain, Sky Sports presenter and now Director of The Sports Office; Brian Stewart - Managing Director at Electric Glass Fibre; … Continue reading Work in Wigan? You must be joking. Actually, it’s full of surprises.