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  • Sep 18, 2019
  • Posted by Niall

The Green Rush: the overnight rise of CBD

It seems like only yesterday when uttering the word ‘cannabidiol’ would be met with a vacant stare, or at best, a disapproving frown due to sounding like cannabis. Fast forward to today and people are...

  • Sep 9, 2019
  • Posted by Niall

Why does everyone’s favourite time of year arrive earlier and earlier with every passing year?

Imagine my horror when I checked into a hotel in mid-August and saw a Christmas tree standing as bold as brass in reception. It got me thinking, “really?! In the middle of summer… a Christmas tree?” I...

  • Sep 2, 2019
  • Posted by Niall

Advertising in gaming is much more than mere child’s play

Typical advertising platforms like television and radio have long been used by marketers to great effect. However, their position as the default medium of choice may be coming to an end due to rising...

  • Aug 27, 2019
  • Posted by Niall

Channel 4 wear criticism as a badge of honour

Channel 4 is different to other broadcasters, and it was made to be different. It pushes the boundaries and challenges viewers where others are too prudish to even dip their toes. Whether it’s ‘Drugs...

  • Aug 19, 2019
  • Posted by Dave Easton

We’re stronger and better than ever

At OTB we’re never content with what we have. Contentment breeds complacency. We’re always looking to strengthen our team and after a series of new client wins, we’ve done exactly that.Amy Barstow...

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • Posted by Niall

Could hyper-specialist shops save our high street?

The high street is in decline. Industries of all kind are moving their business online. Music and video were the first casualties as the likes of HMV and Blockbuster were replaced by iTunes and...

  • Aug 7, 2019
  • Posted by Niall

Substance should always be valued over style

Pretty things are nice to ogle at but they’re seldom useful. Hence why most people place more value on substance over style. The way something looks is less important than the purpose it fulfils. I...

  • Jul 31, 2019
  • Posted by Niall

The Great Hack: the dark side of data

Data is a priceless asset. It’s no longer something trawled over exclusively by nerds. For a creative marketing agency like OTB, data is essential to driving success. Without it we would be clueless...

  • Jul 23, 2019
  • Posted by Niall

For art’s sake

Dull. Devoid of colour. Depressing. That’s what our lives would be like without art. Which makes it all the more puzzling why we don’t place more value on artistic pursuits.We all enjoy a wander...

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • Posted by Niall

Do the ends ever justify the means?

Cast your minds back to March of this year; a bright pink boat and hundreds of flip flop wearing folk had set up camp in the middle of Oxford Street in London. But they weren’t camping out for sales....

  • Jul 8, 2019
  • Posted by Niall

Gender stereotypes in advertising are a relic of the past

The world of advertising is constantly evolving. What was once an acceptable way to market a product or service is no longer permissible in the modern climate.In 2016, Sadiq Khan delivered on his...

  • Jul 3, 2019
  • Posted by Niall

Not everyone is going to like you. Accept it and move on.

“Not everyone is going to like you, sweetheart” is a message our parents would tell us that we’d all do well to remember. At the time it may have felt like another pointless piece of advice our...

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