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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Creative Industries Federation celebrates first anniversary


At the Creative Industries Federation’s first anniversary celebration this month, Chancellor George Osborne hailed the value of the creative industries and endorsed the importance of public investment.

29/01/2016


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Pricing: an art or a science?


In reality, pricing is a combination of confidence and fact. Getting it right is critical to the health and profitability of your business. Allison McSparron-Edwards shares how taking a good look at the behaviour of your agency, you can better understand the value of your work and what price to charge.

25/01/2016


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How to punch above your weight


'How to punch above your weight’ lies partly in playing the big agencies at their own game and trying to match them, where and when appropriate, and partly in accentuating your differences. Jonathan Kirk shares his top ten tips on how you can 'punch above your weight'.

21/01/2016


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