Our latest stories, insights and opinions.
31st January 2024
We are thrilled to announce the relaunch of We Built the World, our graphic celebration of Teesside's rich heritage, character and spirit.
15th December 2023
We’re delighted to continue our long-term partnership with global home mobility supplier, Access, by completing a major digital overhaul for the brand.
29th November 2023
Assets like a logo, colour palette, typeface and tone of voice can still lead the way in securing attention and retention despite the white noise and daily distractions.
6th November 2023
In a constantly evolving sector, we’ve protected Francis Brown’s past while positioning the brand for a progressive future.
20th October 2023
We’re delighted to announce the latest milestone for our Steady On Your Feet platform, delivered in collaboration with NHS trusts and local authorities across the UK.
4th October 2023
Last week was another milestone for us at Better, as we packed our bags and jetted off to the Emerald Isle to be part of something big.
3rd October 2023
As autumn arrives, we’ve worked alongside PD Ports to publish the latest issue of Bridge – the quarterly publication viewing global maritime issues from the Tees Valley.
18th August 2023
To be unique or to just look unique? That is the question. Our Creative Director, John, turns his attention to the more recent theories behind brand success.
25th July 2023
Should brands be unique or just look unique? Our Creative Director, John, explores the theories behind brand success.
30th June 2023
We’ve once again teamed up with PD Ports for the latest issue of Bridge – their prestigious quarterly publication discussing global maritime issues through the lens of the Tees Valley.
28th June 2023
Winter is done, spring has sprung. It’s time to say goodbye to gloomy skies and April showers. Reach for the blue and white pack. Unwrap summer with sorbetto.
30th May 2023
Disruption, discomfort and discovery – our Creative Director, John Taylor, examines the industry's latest tool: AI.
5th May 2023
Mark catches up with Catherine Devereux, founder and trustee of Headlight Project, about the charity’s evolution, her story and what’s in store for the future.
11th April 2023
We’ve recently brought clarity and consistency to Tees Valley Combined Authority’s brand, creating a unifying system that builds recognition across the place we call home.
6th April 2023
Mark catches up with Victoria Lynch, award-winning entrepreneur and MD at Additional Lengths, to talk about levelling-up their brand, plans for the future and more.
5th April 2023
Freddie’s Flowers has grown from surprising a few neighbours to delighting over 130,000 customers every week; our strategic and visual overhaul prepared them for their next stage of growth.
31st March 2023
Are you a fresh, exciting and enthusiastic designer looking for the chance to start your career at a global brand agency?
28th March 2023
We’re proud to have reframed and refreshed the Daisy Chain brand, as the charity celebrates its 20th anniversary and nationwide impact.
15th March 2023
HIPPEAS are all about peas, love and understanding. We helped reset their strategic approach to attack the category establishment while planting the seed for product expansion and growth.
7th March 2023
A verbal identity can inspire and empower. Big ideas and powerful brands need them just as much as a highly crafted logo, colour palette or type choice.
2nd February 2023
Mark sits down with Casper Group's MD, Michael Shakesheff, to discuss 150 years in business, the importance of brand and recent growth.
1st December 2022
We’re continuing to support the causes that are closest to our hearts, by offering a helping hand during times of need.
17th November 2022
As a once in a generation opportunity, Atom Valley needed a unifying concept – a golden thread that would resonate locally but also translate globally.
8th November 2022
Purpose-driven brands are proving that businesses can be a force for good, while changing consumer behaviour and unsettling the incumbents.
15th October 2022
The past 12 months have seen us partner with some of the world’s leading challenger brands who are disrupting categories while contributing to a better planet.
13th October 2022
Alongside our most long-term brand partner, PD Ports, we’re proud to launch a new publication celebrating the River Tees and our wider region.
18th May 2022
As it continues its rebirth and transformation, we’re proud to launch the new website for Teesside International Airport.
13th April 2022
The power of brand can spark immeasurable internal and cultural benefits, often stretching far beyond the cosmetics or spreadsheets of your business.
4th March 2022
The answer to an efficient and effective brand lies in both long AND short-term marketing. But for some, the long-term has been neglected.
10th January 2022
As the New Year gets under way, there’s no better time to evaluate your business by taking a brand health check. Here’s four steps to keep your brand on track.
3rd January 2022
We’re proud to launch our very first art project, celebrating Teesside’s unique character, creativity and spirit of innovation.
19th December 2021
Archetypes and personality are behind every well-built brand. And those that are bold, brave and even rebellious, own a formidable position.
29th November 2021
Roadmap MBA was at a crossroads on its own journey. It needed a brand built around a powerful purpose that could scale and set the foundations for future growth.
28th October 2021
After working on the UK’s largest industrial zone, Teesworks, and the future-facing place strategy for Middlesbrough Council, we’re proud to complete a significant regional hat-trick by launching the Teesside Freeport brand.
14th October 2021
Powering up our own philanthropy as we create the new brand for Teesside’s leading philanthropists, helping celebrate ten years of supporting communities across our region.
6th October 2021
In a difficult 18 months, we're proud to have come through the other side stronger, more agile and more resilient than ever before.
29th September 2021
We recently took part in the Entrepreneurs' Forum's social takeover. Here's everything you need to catch up on the day's posts, links and further reading.
24th September 2021
Mark sits down with Visualsoft CEO, Dean Benson, to talk all things brand, eCommerce and shaping the future.
15th September 2021
We’re proud to launch a comprehensive new brand and website for one of Europe’s fastest growing IT specialists, Communicate.
12th August 2021
When the brief landed on our desks for the development of Middlesbrough's new place brand strategy, we knew this was not just another job.
23rd June 2021
Brands that do good as well as look good are those best positioned for growth, no matter the external factors or changing world.
14th June 2021
We’ve continued our long-term brand partnership with PD Ports, to boost Teesport’s international competitiveness and credentials.
2nd June 2021
First impressions are key; often, the first thing we see from a brand is its name.
24th May 2021
Our NHS is always there for us; so when they needed our help, we were there for them.
16th May 2021
Our Creative Director, John, joined the USA & UK judging panel, ran by world-leading sustainable packaging provider, BillerudKorsnäs.
11th May 2021
We’re launching our search for an exciting, upcoming and fresh creative mind to join our studio to help support our growing portfolio of local, national and international brands.
19th April 2021
We love building brands, and those that make a difference can often mean even more.
8th March 2021
Wordmarks and typography can signal your brand character before you’ve even said a word.
21st January 2021
Brand isn’t just about the cosmetics of your business. It’s about growth, client retention, strategic positioning and so much more.
5th January 2021
Consumer testing is a super powerful tool that we're using alongside BetterBrandBuilder to offer more insight and inform more decisions than ever before.
10th December 2020
Unprecedented challenges will have a long-lasting impact on all aspects of our lives; none more so than in the world of brand.
8th December 2020
Creating an exciting, intriguing and innovative brand for the insurtech sector.
30th November 2020
An eco-conscious refresh for the leading US household cleaning and care challenger.
9th November 2020
Despite the challenges, the past few months have given us the opportunity to continue digitising and strengthening BetterBrandBuilder.
30th October 2020
Continuing our partnership with Access to launch the all new Flow X stairlift.
15th October 2020
We’re committed to supporting organisations and partners in our community, and given circumstances over recent months that’s more important than ever.
21st September 2020
Behind any great brand is a wealth of research, strategic insight and strong conceptual foundations.
25th August 2020
Whether a brand has been around for 15, 50 or 500 years, they'll inevitably come a time for change. But how do you best move identities forward while respecting the past?
28th July 2020
After the big reveal by Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, we can finally shout about a really special project that's close to our hearts; the launch of Teesworks, the UK’s largest industrial zone.
16th July 2020
Things have been a bit different recently. But it's provided us all with the chance to reset, rethink and reshape the way we work.
8th July 2020
Although they appear to be deceptively simple, straplines are neither random nor superfluous.
2nd April 2020
They're in your favourite films and the latest binge-worthy Netflix series. And they're also behind the world’s best brands.
27th March 2020
Welcome back to our deep dive into the Equinox brand refresh.
18th March 2020
As the current global situation with COVID-19 continues to affect our world, we wanted to reach out and update you on how we’re supporting our employees and our community of clients, partners and suppliers.
12th March 2020
Our Getting to Know... series is back, with Nathan the latest member of the team to be put under the spotlight.
26th February 2020
Mark sits down with Ian Kinnery to discuss aligning their brand with their high quality business coaching and the importance of an intuitive and personal name.
21st October 2019
We’re delighted to join the Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme after being confirmed by Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry.
17th October 2019
Behind the scenes of the Better brand refresh. For over ten years we’ve been building remarkable brands rooted in relevant strategic thinking, but a lot has changed since 2009.
23rd September 2019
Part one of a behind the scenes look into the journey and work in creating a new brand for Europe's best selling Kombucha.
6th September 2019
We’re proud to launch the new website for historical novelist and author, Philippa Gregory.
7th July 2019
A couple of weeks ago, our Creative Director John Taylor, spoke at Teesside University's first ever Digital Marketing Futures conference.
17th June 2019
We love building brands and those that deliver real life impact can often mean even more.
25th March 2019
Mark catches up with SPURR’s Jonathan Lamb at the beautifully restored Zetland Hotel to discuss the importance of aligning brand with business strategy.
15th March 2019
We discuss the complexities of acquisitions and the effect such mergers can have on brand and identity, particularly within the communications landscape.
7th March 2019
As creative and digital businesses such as ourselves continue to expand, we believe it’s one of our major responsibilities to raise awareness of the opportunities available in our region.
26th February 2019
Have you noticed some big name brands have tweaked, condensed and toned down their identities recently?
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