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lantern-theatre

Special thanks and congratulations to our friends and neighbours Claire and Liam of ‘Theatre In Education’ company; Tiny Giants. They’ve only gone and opened The Lantern theatre on the floor below us at 57 Blundell Street! We made it down to their first plays about road safety, which coincided with last week’s National road safety week and thought they were brilliantly powerful and enjoyed talking to people afterwards about road safety and designing for schools. We designed the new logo for Lantern theatre and are excited about working together on future projects.

Check out The Lantern theatres performance of Dickens’ Classic ghost story; Christmas Carol, it runs from Saturday 5th Dec – Weds 30th Dec Monday – Saturday @ 6.30 pm and Weds @ 2.30 pm to get your tickets ring 0151 703 0000 and for more details see www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk

drink-responsibly

I noticed a news item this morning on the Beeb about the Association of Chief Police Officers in England and Wales launching a new campaign in time for the festive season. It’s a campaign targeted at women and men warning of dangers drinking and sexual attacks whilst under the influence, something that doubles during December and January according to many Police forces.

A scary fact I found out when we were coming up with ideas for Liverpool PCT’s current Psssst campaign (view all about the campaign) is that alcohol is the biggest date rape drug, something which shocked me, but makes a lot of sense if you think about it. The Pssst! campaign is running now until the festive period ends and includes posters, adverts and information on marshaled taxi ranks in the city centre. For more information visit www.pssst.org.uk

mini-card-packs

At Splinter we’re big advocates of the pocket portfolio, so we decided to order these little beauties from Moo. We took a bunch of our case studies as inspiration for the cards and then picked out the lovely red, black and grey felt wallets to tie into the Splinter branding. And now we get to see the happy faces of the clients we dish them out to!

Hail the power of the pocket portfolio!
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You can’t help but love The Muppets, and Queen aren’t bad too! So what’s not to like when you put the two together??

cluedup

Clued Up In Hull won Gold for best website at the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire CIPR Pride Awards held on the 11th November 2009.

The site also won the top honour in the digital media category at the National Local Government Association Awards back in June.

they had really thought about their target audience and what their target audience wanted to hear and how they wanted to hear it.
Judging Panel, National Local Government Association Awards

The Clued Up brand is now used for all communication by the council to children and young people, including campaigns such as ‘Clued Up on sexual health’ and activities during the school holidays – ‘Clued Up for summer’. 2009 will see the second phase of the website developed which will include more interactive elements for young people to enjoy.

Check out the Clued Up case study in our Portfolio.

well

For the past 6 months Splinter have busily been developing the games for Conker Media’s multi-platform digital fiction event, The Well; created for BBC Switch.

The Well has aired on BBC Two, Saturdays 1.15 -1.25pm. Extending online where the audience can immerse themselves further in the story, exploring a spookily atmospheric recreation of the main drama location in a multi-level game. By engaging with The Well online through completing a series of tasks and challenges the audience can unlock hidden drama content which reveals the backstory to the TV drama.

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The new site that we’ve been busily designing for bio-med startup Biofortuna has just gone live and can be found at http://www.biofortuna.com. We also did the branding for them, which you’ll see all across the new site!

bio-screenshot

Check out the Biofortuna case study in our portfolio.

make-global

Junction K, on behalf of the Northwest Regional Development Agency has just launched www.makeit.org.uk. The site explains, and promotes the potential of careers within the manufacturing industry. Splinter developed the Make Global section of the site.

Richard Ashdown, Head of Production for Junction K said

Chris and his team were great to work with showing creativity, professionalism and diligence in delivering an excellent piece of work. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

Check out the Make Global case study in our Portfolio.

The shortlisted winners of the 2009 Communicators in Business CiB Awards have been announced. E42 magazine produced by Edge Hill, and designed by Splinter, is now guaranteed at least an award of excellence, which will be presented at the Awards Dinner held at the Hilton in Birmingham on Friday 22 May.

Splinter will be attending the ceremony with Mary Bernia project manager from Edge Hill. The other organisations in the Newsmagazine group are Serco, Tarmac UK, Lloyd’s and Hiscox.

This year’s awards celebrate CiB’s 60th anniversary. CiB aim to raise the standard of internal communication thinking, practice and delivery through professional development, debate, and shared insights.

Edge Hill’s public relations officer Mary Bernia said:

“I’m delighted that E42 has been recognised with this award, particularly from such strong field of competition. To receive such complimentary feedback from the judges was also really encouraging – design from Splinter was particularly singled out as an “outstanding feature” of the magazine. It shows the magazine is being well-received and its great news that the hard work of everyone involved on making E42 such a fantastic publication has really paid off.”

For info on the CiB awards please go to
http://www.cib.uk.com/content/events/awards.html

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