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DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2020: Judges


The judging for the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2020 commences this December in London. Find out who's on the judging panel.

25/11/2019


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Take your business to the next level: why getting a mentor is a must


Looking to grow, but struggling to find the time to focus on the business or to gain the space to define your goals? Here's a proven way to do it.

06/11/2019


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Twenty/Twenty mentoring journeys: In conversation with… Jonny Westcar


Having mentored twice on the Twenty/Twenty programme, Jonny Westcar, Managing Director at Stormbrands explains how the experience has brought unexpected curveballs and surprising benefits. Could you be the next mentor to make a real difference to the success of our future industry leaders?

03/10/2019


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Twenty/Twenty mentoring journeys: In conversation with… Andy Gray


Having embarked on the Twenty/Twenty programme twice, we take a look back at how becoming a mentee helped Andy Gray, Founder and Managing Director at StudioLR, take his business and his colleagues along with it from strength to strength.

03/10/2019


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Delivering impact in retail


From weighing up the value of working with existing formats over more disruptive routes, to shifting trends in the way the success of physical stores is viewed and measured, Quinine's Ian Johnston discusses delivering impact in a challenging retail landscape.

03/10/2019


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The DBA interviews… Elmwood’s Chairman, Jonathan Sands OBE


From following Sir John Sorrell's lead, to the addictiveness of effectiveness, Jonathan Sands discusses the past, present and future of Elmwood and design's role in business.

05/09/2019


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Deborah Dawton will be speaking at European Brand and Packaging Design Association’s Meet & Greet


How can we convince clients of the value of design? Join your design industry peers from all over Europe at the European Brand and Packaging Design Association’s (epda) Meet & Greet on 11 October at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

22/08/2019


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Deborah Dawton on the future of package design


DBA Chief Executive Deborah Dawton explores the connections between branding, sustainability and creative design in the Food Matters Live Table Talk Podcast.

06/08/2019


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DBA Design Effectiveness Award winner ‘Paxman Scalp Coolers’ on BBC Radio Leeds


We are overjoyed to hear that Silver award winners at this year's DBA Design Effectiveness Awards, Paxman Scalp Coolers, have been...

18/07/2019


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Embedding effectiveness in design helps cancer patients take back control


A 2019 Design Effectiveness Award winner has been changing the face of cancer across the world – and their new clear brand message has...

08/07/2019


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