Gin and football – a tale of two brand experiences

2nd September 2020

When real recognises real. Nicholas Gill, Strategy Partner, reflects on the importance of authenticity to take people on a positive, emotional transition to invest in a person or company – be it gin or football.

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The importance of mugs and other remote on-boarding lessons

15th July 2020

It’s not easy and we’re always trying to make it better. Here’s our experiences and what we’re looking to improve.

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Social and yoga – say hi to Jenny

7th July 2020

Our people are at the heart of what we do. That’s why we take the time to find those who are passionate about what they do, just like Jenny.

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Welcome to our new Creative Lead

22nd June 2020

We’re always on the lookout for people who are experts in their fields, people who can help us fuel our client’s business growth. Lucy McIvor joins us as Creative Lead.

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“Pass the mic instead of attempting to be an expert”

12th June 2020

Evva Semenowicz, strategist at Team Eleven, talks to Modupe Ogunniyi about brand and influencer responses to Black Lives Matter.

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Helping the Frontline with beer

27th May 2020

Our work for clients spans the globe. Sometimes it’s also just up the road. We’ve been working with Kettlesmith, a craft micro-brewery and during lockdown we came up with an idea to support the frontline workers.

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Build for the future

22nd May 2020

Don’t stand still. Welcome to the Team – Helena Moorhouse, Client Associate.

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We are part of We Are

19th May 2020

Team Eleven co-launches “We Are”, a new international network for independent agencies with a radically different approach. We Are offers the network benefit without a network mark up. Members get access to knowledge, talent and client connections but it doesn’t come with a big bill or the dreaded quarterly Excel hell. How is that possible?

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Planning for recovery

7th May 2020

As we head into the UK Bank Holiday weekend, when the Prime Minister will unveil his roadmap, it feels like we have reached a point where we can move on from the immediate emotional support phase. Thoughts on how we start planning for recovery from Strategist, Evva Semenewicz.

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It’s a good time for a moment of personal reflection

27th April 2020

Thoughts on the importance of gratitude, the human condition and how we could all come out of this better by Sam Herbert, Strategy Director.

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Welcome to the team

23rd April 2020

Sam Herbert has joined Team Eleven as our first Strategy Director

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Comms for successful remote working

31st March 2020

Although we are well versed in working with remote teams and clients in different countries, the past few weeks has seen a dramatic uptick in comms across all channels. So we created this to help our teams and thought it may help others.

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Brand Strategy award finalists

27th March 2020

Nice end of week news to receive – we’re finalists for Brand Strategy in the 2020 The Drum Recommends Awards.

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Reflections on first week WFH

20th March 2020

So, our first week of working from home is complete and what a week it’s been. Reflections on a strange old time…

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Business not quite as usual

18th March 2020

Embrace the new normal.

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New client news

13th March 2020

New client news – we have been appointed by Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Specialist Care on a strategic brand project

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We are curious

10th March 2020

One of our core values as an agency is curiosity. We’re privileged to work in an exciting, fast-paced industry where nothing ever stands still. We’re strong believers that you never discover anything new sat at your desk.

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Curious reads

6th March 2020

Curiosity is one of the behaviours that drives our business. It helps us ask new questions, experience new ideas and lift our heads up from the task immediately ahead of us.

What else should be on our reading list?

The world from the West Country

21st February 2020

Our base might be in the West Country, but our home is the world.

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This is who we are and this is what we do

20th February 2020

Whether it’s reversing sales declines, continuing 40+% YoY growth, maintaining market share in declining markets, re-defining or creating brands or developing social and influencer programmes that deliver impact – we fuel business growth for our clients.

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Weekend work

16th February 2020

What did you do this weekend? We were in the supplements with a new Alfa Romeo cover wrap campaign.

Workshops and horns

11th February 2020

If you’re in the room, be in the room… the etiquette of putting phones away and using horns in workshops.

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Say hello to our newest team members

3rd February 2020

We’re delighted to announce the appointments of Amy Harding as Social Associate and Shelbie Holmes as Client Associate, strengthening and expanding our social and client service teams.

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Good times

17th January 2020

Check out our new press activation in The Times for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, as it wins yet another prestigious award from What Car? magazine.

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Social Media award

11th November 2019

The Invisalign #SmileSquad programme received the “Highly commended” Best Social Media use distinction at the FMC Dentistry’s Information Centre // FMC Dental Industry Awards 2019!

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Our little book of culture

29th October 2019

Culture is easy when there’s a few of you in a start-up, two-person office. Culture is less easy when you start to grow. The Little Yellow Book pins down what makes us unique and what values will carry us through to Team Eleven’s next chapter.

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Capability | Transcreation

17th September 2019

Stories of localisation gone wrong have become cautionary tales in our industry. Transcreation is part science, part art. Discover our experience and approach.

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Broken: taking stock and realising what’s important

29th August 2019

Our co-founder Nicholas Gill spoke with the Executive Juice podcast about some of the principles behind founding Team Eleven, how his work and people experiences – good and bad, including being broken – have defined who he is.

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Capability | Brand definition and delivery

12th August 2019

We have extensive experience in defining and developing clear, strong and compelling brand propositions and delivering them successfully into the world.

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Capability | Social and influencer

6th August 2019

Social media is changing the way people connect with each other and with brands. Influencers are more trusted than brands but come with their own health warnings in an ever-changing landscape. Our Social team navigate this constantly changing world to ensure brands use it to their strategic advantage.

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Capability | Strategy

6th August 2019

We find and refine the catalytic idea to fuel business growth for our clients. How? Rapidly. The pace of business today doesn’t wait for months of ideation in an ivory tower. Once the problem is clearly defined, we delve into the ‘mud’ of the marketplace to find the solution.

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Remote lessons

2nd May 2019

If your message is unclear and has no strength, it’s just noise. How do you make sure you navigate the mud of multiple comms while you, your team and your clients are quite often remote and get the actions you want? Reflections on remote working from some recent business travel.

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Waitrose ‘racist’ ducks: from media click-bait to colourism and representation

15th April 2019

Strategist Evva Semenowicz looks into the Waitrose ‘racist duck’ controversy and the responsibility brands hold.

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Autologia

22nd March 2019

It’s not everyday you get asked to appear on an Italian automotive blog…

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Women: you don’t have to justify yourselves

8th March 2019

This International Women’s Day we spoke to our Client Partner, and one of our founders, Sophie Gibson about how her experiences have helped her develop her approach to life.

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February media journal

28th February 2019

My February in media: identity politics, porn tech take-over, ISIS and turning 30, from strategist Evva Semenowicz.

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Talk it out

4th February 2019

Clear your head in just 60 minutes? For free? Absolutely. Find out more about why we participated in this experiment.

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Making peace with social media (and January media journal)

6th January 2019

How to use social media to your benefit, plus a list of what to read, watch and listen to in January, from strategist Evva Semenowicz.

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News at Eleven

15th August 2018

Check out what we’ve been getting up to for our clients in the very first edition of News at Eleven.

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It’s OK not to have the answer straight away

30th July 2018

Strategist Evva Semenowicz shares the most important career advice she’s ever received, and how it’s shaped her approach to her work.

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Team Eleven strengthens strategy capabilities

24th May 2018

Strategists Natasha Laming and Evva Semenowicz join Team Eleven to help take business to the next level.

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Creating good mood food for Wiltshire Farm Foods

5th March 2018

New campaign work for Wiltshire Farm Foods. Work and clients we’re extremely proud of. Read more about the pitch process and the work from Client Partner, Sophie Gibson.

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Popularity… but at a price

24th January 2018

Companies to rely even more on influencers argues Account Manager, Jennifer Wood.

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Introducing Zuck – Facebook’s new Chief Creative Officer

18th January 2018

News feed changes oblige us to bring back creativity to the platform argues Strategy Partner, Nicholas Gill.

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Postcards from the beach

12th December 2017

Thoughts from the Silicon Beach thought leadership event by Nicholas Gill, Strategy Partner.

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Be nice

27th November 2017

Nicholas Gill, Strategy Partner, reveals that you only ever need to do one thing: be nice.

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Automation will give human insight a boost, not the boot

26th July 2017

Thoughts from Strategy Partner, Nicholas Gill, on automation in marketing in latest CMO article.

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You need to stop wasting time and collaborate efficiently

21st July 2017

Remote working has been subject to much scrutiny. Nicholas Gill, Strategy Partner, explains more in Virgin Entrepreneur.

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Today’s CMO has a much broader business remit

14th June 2017

How the role of the CMO must be more than just marketing to build a strong consumer-facing brand. Strategy Partner, Nicholas Gill comments.

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Team Eleven squad player Tom Brown on words

25th May 2017

One of our favourite writers and frequent collaborator Tom Brown on how he became a copywriter and finding inspiration at the keyboard.

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Food for thought: dinner party ice cream

27th April 2017

The Grocer asked us to come up with a premium, social ice cream concept. We created ‘Occasions’, a premium ice cream that any self-respecting foodie would be proud to serve at their dinner party. See what you think…

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Pepsi: what went wrong?

6th April 2017

Featured in Shots magazine, Strategy Partner, Nicholas Gill, thinks that the Pepsi issue highlights why the distance of an agency from the inner-workings of a client business allows for objectivity and critical analysis that many not always be possible with in-house creative teams.

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Team Eleven an RAR Rated Agency

31st March 2017

The RAR has rated Team Eleven in five categories: Brand Advertising Creative, B2C – Brand Strategy, Digital Strategy, Integrated and Print Design. Nik Margolis, Managing Partner says “We’re delighted with our ratings, and even more with the lovely things our Clients have said about working with us!”.

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Nik Margolis comments on loyalty

29th March 2017

Managing Partner Nik Margolis talks about the difference in loyalty across the generations in a special Times Supplement by Raconteur.

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Sophie Gibson talks about Women in the Workplace

8th March 2017

Client Partner Sophie Gibson is featured on the Standard Life blog’s series of success stories by women in the workplace, talking about entrepreneurship.

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Value everyone for their contribution, not because of their gender

3rd March 2017

Client Partner Sophie Gibson comments in the Telegraph on her own experience of gender equality in the business place.

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What does the future hold for Fintech?

1st March 2017

Strategy Partner Nicholas Gill shares his thoughts in the latest Finance Monthly.

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Nik Margolis appointed as Managing Partner

1st March 2017

Working alongside co-founders Sophie Gibson and Nicholas Gill, Managing Partner Nik Margolis will be a key player in evolving Team Eleven’s unique model and will help build the agency’s network of partners to ensure clients such as Invisalign and Wiltshire Farm Foods continue to benefit.

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A brand guide to Houseparty, the teen app du jour

7th February 2017

Strategy Partner Nicholas Gill comments in Digiday on how brands could use Houseparty as a live research environment.

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Should social media be allowed at work?

31st January 2017

Strategy Partner Nicholas Gill comments, “We do social media for clients, so we need to spend time being involved with it. But we do ask that phones are not on the table in meetings. Notification bombardment is overwhelmingly distracting. We need to be attentive to ensure meetings are effective.”

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Trying to see the upside in Brexit

31st January 2017

Strategy Partner Nicholas Gill comments, “The short-term effect is that UK-based businesses just became a lot more attractive to clients and potential suitors headquartered in Europe or beyond. The lower value of the pound does literally mean they get more bang for their buck if their budgets are euro or dollar based.”

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More honesty required from media agencies

23rd January 2017

Commenting in Campaign this week on the question: should more media owners disclose agency rebates? Sophie Gibson, Client Partner, says ‘Yes… if the aim is to do things in the best interests of clients then full disclosure will aid this and take away any mistrust formed by recent events.

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Digital vs traditional: what works best for you?

9th January 2017

Latest thought leadership piece in Marketing Business Forum by Strategy Partner, Nicholas Gill.

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Brands should take a moral stand

28th November 2016

Commenting in Campaign this week on whether brands should pull ads because of editorial coverage, Sophie Gibson, Client Partner, says ‘Yes. Never has it been more important for brands to take a moral stand…”

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Stand up to the gender pay gap at work

10th November 2016

How can you stand up to the gender pay gap at work? Sophie Gibson, Client Partner, comments in today’s Telegraph. She advises: “Asking to leave early can sometimes be difficult. But, given that awareness of the pay gap is growing, seize the opportunity to bring it your employers attention.

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