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Here we talk all things design effectiveness, and everything in between – from thought leadership and insights that help strengthen the arguments for design and empower our industry to achieve change together, to the latest industry trends and updates. 

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DBA Roundup


A roundup of industry expertise, exclusive resources, business support and tools for your design business.

22/05/2024


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DBA Members’ Forum | May Summary


In our May DBA Members’ Forum we discussed financial benchmarking, bringing together expert advice and drawing on some in-agency examples. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

08/05/2024


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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2024 | Winners shortlist announced


We’re delighted to announce the shortlist of winning entries for the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2024. Congratulations to the agency and client partnerships who will be taking home Bronze, Silver and Gold awards at our live event this autumn.

16/04/2024


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Delivering value for money – a complex challenge


In 2014, 66% of clients considered their agency to be good value for money but this has decreased to only 45% in 2024. This is an important message to agencies because value for money is a key ingredient of any successful client/agency relationship. So, why the decline?

10/04/2024


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DBA Members’ Forum | April Summary


In our April DBA Members' Forum, we were joined by Jonathan Kirk, author of Up to the Light’s annual What Clients Think report. Here...

09/04/2024


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‘What Clients Think’ report: the annual snapshot of client/agency relationships


The 10th annual 'What Clients Think' report by Up to the Light, in association with the DBA, has been launched. Based on 675 in-depth client interviews, the report gives a unique view into client/agency relationships. Access the report and associated resources.

03/04/2024


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New Designers


The UK's largest graduate design event is back this summer and you can secure a free trade ticket for the event today.

27/03/2024


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What does your life in design look like?


This is the question at the heart of the ‘My Life in Design’ podcast, a collaboration between Red Setter and the DBA. Since launching the podcast two years ago, over 50 of the world’s leading designers, creatives and strategists have been interviewed about their lives in design. 

27/03/2024


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DBA Members’ Forum | March Summary


In our March DBA Members' Forum we were delighted to showcase some DBA Members who are keeping on top of new business. Here’s a summary of the conversation.

06/03/2024


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DBA Members’ Forum | February Summary


In our February DBA Members' Forum, we were delighted to be joined by Michael Lennington, co-author of the '12-Week Year'. We had an...

07/02/2024


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