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Creative arts Posted: Aug 2013

Bonington Gallery is a contemporary arts exhibition space on the Nottingham Trent University City campus – delivering a cultural programme of events and exhibitions. They needed a independent brand and a website that reflects the high profile exhibitions that are shown and this unique arts space.

m360 were appointed to develop the brand and design and build the website. The website was created to reflect a dynamic online exhibition space that is simple enough to let the creative work speak for itself. Take a look around atwww.boningtongallery.co.uk.

Meet Shirley… Posted: Jul 2013

Over the last 6 months Nottingham station has been a major focus for the whole team at m360. The Nottingham Re-signalling Project, which means 6 weeks of essential works at Nottingham station from 20 July… with limited train services out of the station, presented a huge communications challenge for the agency.

Months of planning and stakeholder management culminated in a comprehensive communications plan, including staff and customer communications both prior to and during the works, detailed station signage, promotional goods to enhance the travel experience and informative literature.

You may have seen Shirley, she’s the face of ‘We’re helping you to stay on the move’ – the Nottingham Re-signalling campaign. Shirley can be spotted around Nottingham station throughout August. You can follow her on Twitter too!

YouID branding project Posted: Jul 2013

m360 were asked to create an exciting brand identity for new software company, YouID. YouID offers a simpler and safer way to work in the cloud.

By streamlining online identity management with a single sign-on solution, it enables schools, businesses and local authorities to save time and money as well as reducing risk by logging into multiple web-based applications from one single and secure sign-in.

The identity we created is contemporary, eye-catching, and above all, simple. It creates consumer recognition and loyalty, as well as stand-out in the marketplace. By developing a thorough and well-considered set of brand guidelines we can ensure consistent communication of YouID’s purpose and values.

ChoiceOne become One Posted: Jul 2013

ChoiceOne is a worldwide group providing specialist services, primarily to the healthcare sector operating across different continents and cultures. They pride themselves on their global commitment to excellence, whilst its individual businesses retain the autonomy and independence to operate successfully within their specialist market. m360’s challenge was to create an internal communications campaign under one sub-brand which unites all its individual offices and staff.

The We Are One campaign speaks directly and personally to each team member helping the separate operations bind together with a sense of shared purpose. The campaign is all about connecting people, making colleagues feel valued and creating a sense of belonging within the global family.

A ChoiceOne world was created with hand drawn, merged cityscapes with each individual iconic building representing the ChoiceOne city locations and markets. The ‘doodle’ style illustrations were applied across many internal comms such as Yammer, digital screen savers, internal environmental graphics, office signage, staff incentives and give-a-ways. We Are One established internal uniformity across all offices worldwide, giving the whole of ChoiceOne global workforce a corporate image to be proud of.

A virtual open day Posted: Mar 2013

This month sees the launch of a brand new Virtual Open Day for Nottingham Trent University, our fourth virtual environment for higher education.

Using a photographic style and interactive animations, the Virtual Open Day features explorative scenes from around the campus where visitors can get a real feel for the University environment. A media player combines video, gallery and panoramic content showcasing each aspect of University life at NTU.

View the Virtual Open Day here

Back to school Posted: Mar 2013

Our long established relationship with Grosvenor, South Nottingham’s leading independent day school, enabled us to produce a 2013 recruitment campaign.

Our unique approach was created to stand out in the education sector. We delivered a bright and friendly illustrative campaign – creating an approachable face for Grosvenor School.

A bespoke Russian doll illustration was created and the campaign copy marries the traditional Grosvenor look with a fresh, modern concept. Applied to posters, banners, web adverts, press adverts and bus-backs around the South of Nottingham – this campaign definitely has stand out.

Nottingham HUB project Posted: Jan 2013

Over the next 18 months m360 will be supporting our client, East Midlands Trains, with important communications around the impressive £67 million improvement investment at one of the East Midlands most important transport hubs, Nottingham Station.

The station will be undergoing many beneficial changes which will create a smarter, better, greener station that everyone in Nottingham can be proud of.

With many of these changes affecting the normal station routine, m360 have been tasked to communicate vital information to East Midlands Train customers keeping disturbance to a minimum, as well as keeping people up-to-date on the progression of the work and the amazing new transport Hub that we can expect to benefit from when the project completes in 2014.

Uni2 surf Posted: Dec 2012

Back in October, we told you about the exciting launch we were working on for up and coming student lifestyle brand, Uni2.

And we’re pleased to announce that their new website – featuring all the latest news, offers and events from across the whole brand suite – is now live! Check it out at www.uni-2.co.uk

Any bright ideas? Posted: Dec 2012

Start-up loans is a national initiative established to boost enterprise and help young people turn their ideas into businesses.

Young entrepreneurs, throughout the UK, between 18-24 years old have the opportunity to apply for a loan and receive business support and mentoring.

m360 were challenged to take the existing brand, develop a localised version of this brand style and roll-out across a suite of marketing materials to promote the initiative in the region. A fresh mix of illustration and cut-out photography was applied across posters, flyers, promotional banners and press ads… with lots more to come in 2013.

A magical promotion Posted: Nov 2012

We’ve just finished our second big project of the year in partnership with US confectioner Hershey, to tie into the launch of another major Hollywood blockbuster!

The Hobbit has been widely anticipated, and we created promotional kits – to be rolled out in cinema chains throughout the US – encouraging consumers to buy leading snack, Twizzlers.

Our bespoke materials, designed using exclusive Hobbit graphics and photography, included digital animations to be displayed on foyer menu boards and cinema screens, social media graphics, large format banners, window vinyls, countercards and box office coupons.