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Brexit: members vote


How are DBA members' intending to vote in the EU referendum? And how does this compare to the voting intention of others across the breadth of the arts and creative industries?

15/06/2016


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Design Effectiveness Awards judges


The business leaders judging the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards have been announced.

15/06/2016


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Succession planning: future exits


Even if you have no intention of exiting your business anytime soon, have you thought about its future beyond your involvement? Could it operate without you? The DBA's Adam Fennelow explores succession planning, and why starting early is key.

15/06/2016


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Europe news: Driving the profile of design at European level


DBA CEO Deborah Dawton has been reappointed to the Board of the Bureau of European Design Associations for a further two year term.

15/06/2016


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Where does your trophy live?


We asked previous winners to show us where they display their awards, and why they are of such value to their business.

15/06/2016


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Back in time: Dave the Goliath


Few could have predicted the run-away success of Dave, a small digital channel that transformed into an iconic brand. Go back in time and read more about our 2008 Grand Prix winner - a brand that's going fom strength to strength.

25/05/2016


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Back in time: M&S café – looking through the glass


As a mark of M&S’s confidence in its in-store café offering, the light, airy café space designed with a premium feel, was placed prominently – front and centre – in the flagship store. A few years back, things could have been very different, find out why.

25/05/2016


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Top ten tips on writing effectiveness case studies


Taken from our experience of successful DBA Design Effectiveness Awards entries, here's a top ten list of things you may want to consider when putting together a compelling case study.

23/05/2016


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Sean Carney Chief Design Officer for Royal Philips


Whether it’s their cutting edge lighting or covetable electric toothbrushes, Philips leads the way in effective and beautiful design...

04/05/2016


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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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