Explaining El Niño and La Niña

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in , , | No Comments

This year has seen changes taking place in the equatorial Pacific Ocean that have heralded the onset of an El Niño event, with the potential to cause major climatic impacts around the world. These events are the consequence of slow feedbacks in the ocean-atmosphere system acting alongside the strong air-sea interaction processes in the tropics […]

It’s time to dust off our dickie bows – we’re off to another awards ceremony!

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It’s time to dust off our dickie bows – we’re off to another awards ceremony!

The NatWest Venus Awards also known as the ‘Working Women’s Oscars’ holds its Devon event here in Exeter this Friday. Our Operations Director, Cath Harris, has been nominated for the New Business category sponsored by Stones Solicitors. Cath is down to the final three in the New Business category, she says ‘I’m thrilled to be […]

Flying the flag for animation in Devon – we’ve won another prestigious award!

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Flying the flag for animation in Devon – we’ve won another prestigious award!

We’re very excited to have been recognised by the Cream Midlands Awards for our fun and educational animations for the Met Office. At the Birmingham ceremony we scooped a silver award in the Digital Marketing: Animation category against some of the country’s most renowned agencies. This is the second award for this animation mini series, […]

Social Media promotional campaign for Helly Hansen

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Social Media promotional campaign for Helly Hansen

At the beginning of 2014, we were approached by Helly Hansen to help them maximise the exposure of their Beauty and the Beast marathon within the trail running community. We designed an integrated online campaign that included six months of social media updates, infographics, competitions, and interactive Facebook apps. The event was covered in Channel […]

Skyrocketing Social Media animation

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Skyrocketing Social Media animation

Drive Creative Studio were commissioned to produce an animation to suit Orbital Media’s brand styling of doodles and sketchy illustration (an identity also created by Drive). Provided with a narrative outline and a modest budget, we used their signature feline mascot (Prof. Tiddles) as the focus of the sketchy story. With a mixture of traditional […]

The cream of the crop?

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The cream of the crop?

Cream. Great with pies and a 1960s British rock supergroup – fact. But that’s hardly news is it? Much more exciting is the news that Drive Creative Studio has been nominated for a Cream Midlands award! The Cream Awards recognise that there is great talent all over Britain – bringing creative work produced in the […]

Devon’s friendliest day out gets a makeover!

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Devon’s friendliest day out gets a makeover!

In 2006 our Digital Director Simon Farrow designed Pennywell Farm’s first website. Fast forward seven years and he was honoured to be asked to design it again! Award-winning Devon attraction Pennywell Farm – famous for its micro pigs and hands-on farmyard fun – approached Drive Creative Studio to rebuild the eight year old website for […]

Changes to UK law on designs

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Changes to UK law on designs

Designers, Marketers and Social Media Strategists are used to rules changing on a daily basis. Facebook’s recent decision to drop the ‘Like / fan gate’ has again infuriated Social Media Managers and those looking to provide comfortable, low cost social media campaign options. Likewise the well documented reordering of the Pantone Matching System had graphic […]

Animation world premiere at Met Office HQ

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in , | One Comment
Animation world premiere at Met Office HQ

Last Thursday saw the Met Office open its doors for an exclusive ‘world premiere’ private screening of the educational weather animations produced here at Drive Creative Studios. The 16-minute show reel was a back-to-back collection of the 20 short and informative sequences that covered topics of thunder, rainbows, snow, sleet and hail, weather types, wind […]

Animations and first year featured in Devon press

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Animations and first year featured in Devon press

We’re delighted to have been featured all over the South West press this month. We’ve had coverage of our Gold Award in July’s Exeter Living for our animation work (see page 58), a nice piece in the Western Daily Press (read the article here), and a whopping double page spread in the Western Morning News […]