Bright Spark

Congratulations to City of Wolverhampton College for their award-winning newspaper The Spark.

The Spark, which is the college’s part-time prospectus, picked up Silver for best Magazine Publication at the FE First Awards. The awards, presented by The College Marketing Network, are held to celebrate marketing best practice and the work that is being achieved in further education colleges across the UK. Well done to the Spark’s designer Craig Podd and everyone else on the team.

Redesigning The Spark and switching to a tabloid newspaper format has meant that more people pick up the prospectus, and the college’s costs have been significantly reduced. Good news all round.

There’s a new edition hot off the press this week so why not see for yourself if you’re in the area.

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Thank you. You make us look good.

The other day Design Week published their list of the top 50 design consultancies. We’re incredibly proud to be included in that list.

Proud, and a bit surprised. Design Week say, “Creative Survey is an annual ranking of design consultancies across all sectors based on their number of award wins. This year we’ve aimed to offer a better-rounded representation of the design world by not only retaining interactive awards such as the BIMAs and Webbies, but also bringing in the Design Museum’s Design of the Year Awards.”

Because of this jiggery pokery we’ve scored 29 points and made a commendable 45th place next to IDEO who designed the world’s first mouse and Johnson Banks who recently designed the new Virgin Atlantic logo and Farrow who designs all the Pet Shop Boys albums.

Yet another staggering success for the Art Department.

Sort of. It’s actually a success for you guys who make us look good by continuing to make interesting, unusual, beautiful, charming, touching, amazing papers. Thank you.

 

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BIMA Award Nomination

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We’re delighted to be in the running for a BIMA Award (that’s British Interactive Media Association). Newspaper Club is one of six finalists in the Media and Entertainment category. Nice.

The final decision takes place in early November. Fingers crossed…

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