Championing Design Effectiveness

Championing effective design and supporting your business to be more effective is fundamental to everything we do.

From measuring success to sharing excellence and best practice, we work to build universal confidence in design investment, and to enable thriving partnerships between those commissioning and managing design and the agencies delivering it.

The DBA sets the standard for quantifying the value of design and in celebrating its transformative impact on business, public services and people’s lives. Nowhere is the quality and effectiveness of the industry’s offer more evident than across the case studies recognised in the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards.

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DBA News & Views

Here we talk all things design effectiveness, and everything in between – from insights that help strengthen the authority of the arguments for design and empower our industry to achieve change together, to the latest industry trends and updates. Drop back regularly for a browse of the latest articles.

If you have insight or opinion to share, we welcome any relevant articles, white papers or reports for consideration. Please email sally.lukins@dba.org.uk with details.

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How well do you know your design agency?


Can your business ever truly be a success if you don’t understand your own personal needs and desires in relation to it? How, as a business owner, can you make work work for you on a personal level? The DBA's Services Director, Adam Fennelow, caught up with Jack O'Hern from Wright Vigar to find out.

03/05/2016


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Flubbing that big expensive hire


Half of the hires you make need to take your agency further from their very first day. But you can go too far with that concept - hiring far out ahead of your supply lines.

03/05/2016


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Making the right call: how to make full use of a valuable member benefit


How many times have you called the DBA’s legal helpline in the last year? Once? Twice? Not at all? Find out how other DBA members are using the service and why you should be too.

05/04/2016


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On average, clients receive 14 new business approaches every day


Even if you ignite their interest, there’s a potential hurdle to overcome in persuading them to commission you. Are you missing a trick?

05/04/2016


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Government looks to expand creative agency supplier base with input from the DBA and its members


Government looks to expand creative agency supplier base with input from the DBA and its members.

30/03/2016


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What Clients Think 2016


The DBA are pleased to support the new What Clients Think 2016 report by Up to the Light. Based on 435 client interviews, these figures reveal a fascinating snapshot of the client viewpoint and provide important pointers for agencies on how they can strengthen their client relationships.

03/03/2016


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Grand Prix winner: GREAT


There can only be one winner of the coveted Design Effectiveness Grand Prix, and this year it was presented to HM Government and Radley Yeldar for the GREAT Britain Campaign which has delivered over £1billion direct return to the UK economy.

18/02/2016


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Design is competitive advantage


Providing the proof that design creates competitive advantage, HM Government, Virgin Media, Diageo, LOVE, Williams Murray Hamm and Factorydesign were amongst the 61 winning client and agency partnerships at the 2016 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony last week.

18/02/2016


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DBA celebrates design that delivers for business – Design Effectiveness Awards 2016: Winners Announced


61 agency and client partnerships have been presented with trophies at the 2016 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards ceremony at London’s Tobacco Dock. Check out the Bronze, Silver and Gold award winning entries.

12/02/2016


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Relationship Radar Pulse® – New client relationship auditing service developed exclusively for DBA members Details


How effectively do you manage your client relationships? Relationship Radar Pulse® has been developed for DBA members to give a regular snapshot of the health of client relationships allowing you to quickly identify issues and resolve problems before they escalate.

29/01/2016


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