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We’ve worked at some of the world’s largest advertising agencies, and have spent the past 12 years creating content for brands and their in-house agencies. Here, we share some of our thoughts and ideas on the past, present and future of creative industry.

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Embracing the Absurd in an Ever-Evolving Creative Landscape

Todd Miller, Chief Creative Director at Experian's in-house agency, talks purple cows, the tenets of a great idea, and the upsides & downsides of in-house life. 

5 Female Perspectives On Success In The Creative Workplace

Female creatives share their views on the importance of visible leadership & mentoring, as we all work towards a more inclusive future.

Creator Spotlight: Julia Arenson

We chat to Julia Arenson, Head of Creative Operations at Specsavers, about her early agency career, the alchemy behind in-house success, and the rewards of being a mentor.

How to Create Authentic Branded Entertainment

Branded entertainment is reaching a level of sophistication that sees it plausibly going head to head with traditional entertainment content, and we’re here for it!

Creator Spotlight: Doug Finelli

Doug Finelli is a multi-talented artist, director, writer, and is ECD at Crowdstrike. He shares his thoughts on diversity, creativity & the benefits of working at an in-house agency.

Mike Events: Achieving Creative Excellence in-house

Our Mike & Friends event series provides a platform for us & trusted partners to share insights, shine a light on inspirational talent & bring likeminded creatives together. 

Creator Spotlight: Kate Morrison

Kate Morrison from Google chats about how collaborations between in-house and external creative teams can render great ideas, and truly exceptional content.

Creative Spotlight: DoorDash’s Secret Menu Magazine

Secret Menu is an award winning magazine for the restaurant community. We chat to the team about how the title is brought to life from behind the scenes.

Creator Spotlight: Keith McCarthy

UK director, Keith McCarthy, shares his views on The Grand National, the importance of trusting your gut, and the creative freedom of working with in-house agencies.

Ten Learnings from Ten Years Working with In-House Agencies

In over a decade of working with in-house agencies we've witnessed the full gamut of outcomes; here we share some principles for in-housing prosperity.

Women In VR – Shores of Loci Studio Champions Women

As a female-run organization we feel well placed to create content that will appeal to people like us. We spoke with the Meta team about our passion for cultivating space for women in VR - both as creators and consumers.

How to let your Creatives do their best work

Creativity has no rhyme or reason. It happens when it happens, most often when we least expect it. And, in an age where brands need to tell their own stories, nurturing creative talent has become a universal concern.

Where’s the story in my company?

One word crops up again and again when talking about advertising and marketing: ‘Storytelling’.  And, for anyone hoping this trend would one day fade away, we have some bad news. It’s not going anywhere.

What is Decoupled Production?

Production is a complex business, and Decoupled Production has been a trending phrase for several years in the advertising industry. What is Decoupled Production? Well, it helps to first understand how “full-service” ad agencies work, so let’s start there...

Creator Spotlight: VR Character Artist Tara Packard

Tara Packard is a character animator, whose shipped titles include AAA games such as “The Sims & Sims 2”, “Lego Island” and “Madden Football”.

Is Branded Entertainment the Future?

Branded Entertainment is about telling stories through the prism of a brand’s DNA. Not only has it become an essential piece of a modern brand’s ever more complex marketing puzzle, but it has become a core competency that brands must embrace...

CREATOR SPOTLIGHT: EMMA BITTMAN, VR ARTIST

Emma Bittman is a VR Artist and Creative Director known for bridging industry-standard workflows with VR tools for commercial projects.

Creating the music video for an Oscar-nominated movie…without spoilers!

Working with The LEGO Group, Mike Teevee produced a fun music video featuring everyone’s favorite LEGO characters, while showcasing a new line of LEGO products. The result was almost 4 million views on YouTube and a happy client.

What is Hybrid In-housing?

The hybrid in-housing model supports companies bringing elements of the creative process (often brand strategy, brand identity, and content ideation) in-house, while leaning on expert external teams for execution.

Mike Teevee and Experian’s In-House Agency Collaboration

We’re thrilled to have worked with Experian’s amazing in-house agency ‘The Cooler’ on a campaign to launch 'Experian Boost’, an innovative new tool to improve your credit score.