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Making work a better place; for you, for the people around you and for us too. That's what we do. All through cunningly creative communication. It's as simple as that.

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5 ways to regain structure in your day when working from home: as creatures of habit, routines help us feel secure. The fabulous Sara Langston of @italkHants shares her tips and advice... https://t.co/4H5lq9IBWh #YESvember #mentalhealth #wellbeing https://t.co/NE66XPjrTv
Appreciate others! Impressed by a work colleague? Take time to let them know. Drop them a note and tell them what they did that you appreciated. Let their boss know. Or call it out on your internal social media. They’ll feel good. You’ll feel good!...
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Navigating this year has been a huge strain for so many of us, at work and at home. The wonderful @helendeverell shares her story, from having a baby with a heart defect to the uplifting moments of hope and positivity... https://t.co/s8aA9tjil9 #YESvember #wellbeing https://t.co/XkY5hdRXnI
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Expertise

Our Expertise

As a group of people, we're a little bit different. We like to think a little bit differently too. And we apply that thinking to everything we do. A good idea helps create something memorable, something meaningful, something magical. And good ideas are what we're all about.

Our approach…

A creative force in your corner. That's how we like to think of ourselves. We know that time is tight and sometimes budgets are too. So, we'll do our best to adapt, accommodate and assist you on your journey. Yes, challenges can be complex. But with fresh eyes and a warm smile we'll come out fighting together and smash it out the ring.

It all starts with that great idea. And it all ends when we achieve your ultimate objectives.

We're told time and again - our clients choose us because we get it. And that's something we're rather proud of.

Internal comms

Effective internal communication needs to land with impact and incite action. We don't stick to rigid guidelines and comply with the usual and the expected. We break away from normal, apply creative licence and push limits. We combine these ideas with our skill and experience to create strategic and tactical output that works for you and your organisation. Intelligent, impactful and bloody exciting.

Brand and corporate communications

From the strategy and the plan to the messaging and creative execution across channels, we'll have the attention of your target audience from the very second it lands, loud and clear. They'll be left in no doubt about what you're asking of them, and they'll be desperate to tell the world all about it too.

Campaigns

When creating cracking campaigns, we rise above the noise and deliver knock-out results without the hot air. We make the effort to apply creativity, fun and a bit of a buzz, every time. Our clients come in all shapes and sizes, achieving enviable and lasting outcomes for them is essential wherever the campaign is landing, internally, externally or even somewhere in between.

Digital

From design and build of wickedly wonderful websites to awesome animations and enthralling interactive experiences, we've got the digital avenues covered. We see every challenge as an opportunity to arouse interest and action. Because we're confident that's what you need.

Clients

Our Experiences

Braskem
Caffè Nero
ebay
Experian
FedEx
Gatwick
Kelloggs
KP Snacks
National Grid
National Trust
NATS
PRS
Sainsbury's
South East Water
Tata
Which?

“The guys at Alive understand the complexities of our business which means we don’t need to explain the detail of every project or design piece – they’re already on it, which keeps things moving and delivers the results we need.”

Emily Stoten — Head of Marketing, Selecta

“I feel like they own and care for the project as much as we do! I would not use anyone else for my creative work and think Alive is ahead of the game.”

Jo Hobbs — Communications Manager

“Thanks for all your help. We are delighted with the campaign, both in terms of the creativity and messaging but also the thought taken over the rollout of the materials. All looks absolutely fabulous!”

Sarah Crowdy — Campaign and Media Officer Communications, South East Water

“We went to ‘Alive’ for ideas on how to run a specific employee program in Europe. Alan and his team were brilliant in coming up with fresh, creative and practical approaches. The team took charge and executed brilliantly. We are pleased with the progress made so far and hope to have the same level of partnership and commitment going forward.”

Sobha Varghese — Tata Consultancy Services

“So glad that we chose Alive to create our new website. As well as taking the time to get the visual side of our requirement right, they worked with us to understand us, our business and our clients and reflect this across the site. We loved their flexible approach, which, coupled with the right level of challenge has replaced our old, clunky site with one we can be proud of. ”

Victoria Ford — Perago

“Alive were there to help when we were working every hour to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. They gave us the creativity, ideas and support we needed to deliver campaigns which empowered our residents in the most difficult time most of us have ever seen, personally and professionally. The team understood what we needed, worked closely with us and delivered fast without any compromise on quality. Working with Alive has been a joy in the darkest of times and I have no doubt will have helped to save lives. Thanks team x”

Julie Odams, Assistant Director of Communications & Customers — Derbyshire County Council

“Alive with Ideas was able to help transform the visual layout for our RSVP invite into an crisp, vibrant, and eye-catching design. Each time I work with the team, I am always stunned at the effort and creativity that goes into each detail and am always eager for the end result. The team is extremely accommodating and always provide a fresh approach to our projects that elevates our communications materials!”

Alana Khaytin, Communications Specialist — Braskem America

“If you are looking to improve creativity and build teamwork, I highly recommend a session like this for your team. No matter where you are in your creativity journey, a workshop like this can give your team a boost of energy and ideas to invigorate their creative thinking.”

Amy Lilja, IC Manager — Hennepin Healthcare

“This is brilliant. I wanted to give my heartfelt thanks to all of the team who worked on this. You all understood exactly what we wanted to communicate and why, and then managed to do it in a way that was far better than anything I could have imagined. I’m a bit choked up to be honest!”

Sarah Wright, Head of Communications and Campaigns — NEA

“This looks amazing - brought a smile to my face scrolling through it :-)”

Jack Ford, Head of Marketing — streamGO

“Love it. I will pass to the boss, but I think it's awesome.”

Matt Fletcher — Met Police

“We worked with the team at Alive to create our staff recognition video.
At a time like this, its never been more important to share the amazing work that our staff have done and continue to do on a daily basis under very difficult circumstances. We wanted to shout about this and recognise that when the time came, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue stepped up to the plate. We didn’t want an ordinary thank you post on social media or a basic email sent out internally, we wanted something special. Enter Alive. ”

Emma Wright — South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

“The (Alive) team were able to creatively pull together and document (in just over 2minutes) everything our service has achieved over the last few months, from thousands of prescriptions deliveries to hundreds of phone calls made to the vulnerable. The final product was so powerful and reflective of what our service has and continues to achieve. It couldn’t have been better received within the service – thanks Alive for once again helping us to communicate our vision!’”

Emma Wright — South Yorkshire & Rescue

“Boom!
Thank you so much. Incredible work done at incredible speed by incredible people.
Outstanding work as ever and what a turnaround. As for the concepts – wow. These are that good it would be an insult to describe them as just good. It’s a joke, quite frankly. This is exactly the Alive effect I was after. Right now I feel like I am living in an Alive With Ideas wonderland. Thank you!”

Jack Grasby, Campaigns Manager — SYFR

“Our company is fun, we have great brands, but most importantly we’re all about our people – and I wanted an agency who would understand that and help us bring it to life through our website and other comms. Straight away I felt that Alive ‘got’ us and provided the creative inspiration exactly where we needed it, as well as the technical expertise to deliver a well-functioning website.”

Keren McCarron, Head of Corporate Affairs & Communications — KP Snacks

“Alive were professional, friendly and great to work with. Most importantly they were creative, helping us to bring an extremely important safety campaign to life.”

Jack Grasby — South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

“Alive helped us create a video of our response to the floods of winter 2019. Our Chief Officer received messages from all round the country praising us for it and was really pleased with both the video and the response to it.”

Alexander Mills, Communications Manager — South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

“I have worked with Alive with Ideas for many years now and they are by far the best Ideas and design company I have ever worked with (I’d even go as far as to say the best company of any sort that I’ve ever worked with). They are an incredibly talented and creative team, who are normal human beings, completely grounded, totally down to earth, approachable, friendly and an overall joy to work with.”

Steph Tranter, Hybrid Exec Coach & Psychologist — StephTranter.com

“Alive are unique in how much they deeply listen and invest in you and your ideas. I have not come across a company that listens as much as they do to ensure your needs are understood and met (actually - they always exceed my needs and expectations). Everyone I recommend Alive to has an equally brilliant experience. When you work with Alive, you are not only getting some genius creativity brought into your life, you are also hanging out with some of the best examples of human beings I’ve ever known.”

Steph Tranter, Hybrid Exec Coach & Psychologist — StephTranter.com

“What I really appreciate about Alive is that they work with us as partners, and care as much about getting it right for our patients as we do.”

Sara Langston, Patient Engagement & Marketing Manager — italk

“We got 'Alive' involved to help us shift mindsets across our organisation and they delivered! Using simple, clear and creative ideas the team have delivered us a campaign which has seen a dramatic increase in idea sharing and development. They’ve also played a significant role in creating a culture of shared success. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with again, in fact, we already are!”

Gavin Buckle — B&Q