We have a longstanding relationship with Seymourpowell and have looked after all PR and communications across their product, transport and brand design divisions for many years.
During this time we’ve helped bolster Seymourpowell’s position at the forefront of design and innovation with an ongoing media engagement strategy and strategic placement of stories in international press.
Highlights include working on Seymourpowell's Future of Beauty concepts as well as their First Spaces air travel concept, which was nominated for a prestigious Crystal Cabin award; creating momentum around the launch of their innovative VR car design programme Reality Works; and telling the story of the world’s first modular and ethical smartphone, Fairphone2, which won a Cannes Lions gold award and a D&AD graphite pencil.
As part of TDC’s ongoing partnership with Panasonic Design, at the 2018 Milan Design Week we provided a PR & communications programme to showcase Panasonic’s landmark award-winning ‘Transitions’ installation at Pinacoteca de Brera.
As well as managing press engagement and social media, TDC also designed and ran a series of Panasonic Design ‘In Conversation’ events with key influencers exploring transitions in culture, technology and living spaces.
More recently, we delivered a headline partnership with the London Design Biennale to exhibit beautifully crafted design, whilst engaging in this year’s theme of ‘Emotional States’.
Other recent highlights of our work for Panasonic Design include a special research project on behalf of Panasonic Design Centre Europe to gather insights about the latest developments in the design and innovation industry.
Award-winning design agency Morrama created smarter phone concepts as part of a study to balance consumers’ desire for premium , high-performing smartphones with a growing need to switch off from the digital and be ‘in the moment’.
TDC ran a media engagement campaign promoting the concepts to targeted tech and design publications highlighting Morrama's mission of using experience design to improve the wellbeing of consumers.
MassiveMusic is a global music agency working with clients including the Premier League, Philips, BMW and Nike.
TDC is MassiveMusic's global PR agency, providing communications assistance to their EMEA, NA and AP offices. Our work supports the development of fresh new business leads through the carefully targeted placement of stories and thought pieces within the advertising/music/branding industry, maintaining MassiveMusic’s reputation at the forefront of trends within music, sonic branding and ‘the design of sound’.
Our core focus is the delivery of a long-term strategy of delivering creative content to build MassiveMusic’s global profile and reputation. This includes thought pieces, interviews, speaking and comment opportunities, broadcast opportunities, ghost writing, events, partnerships and press releases.
2018 saw innovative design and invention studio Special Projects appoint TDC to launch one of their latest concepts: an AR activated smartphone interface called ’The Magic UX’. As it was a prototype, the primary goal was to get it noticed by major brands and create conversation. Already having a strong presence within design trade media, Special Projects tasked TDC with creating a media buzz around the project with key tech and national titles in order to ensure a global reach of audience.
The project was covered by some of the worlds largest tech and national news outlets which lead to Special Projects being invited onto leading tech podcasts and university research institutions wanting to meet them. Most importantly, the coverage initiated several meetings for Special Projects with leading global brands.
We’ve worked with Design Bridge to share the stories behind the work of their 4 international design studios. During this time we’ve developed an intuitive understanding of how they approach brand design and the thinking that underpins their creative process.
This allows us to execute a thorough press release, comment opportunity and thought leadership strategy on their behalf that helps maintain their position as a leading design consultancy and grows the awareness and reach of their work around the world. One of the highlights of our work has been creating traction around their landmark redesign of the Guinness harp identity, which resulted in over 30 pieces of coverage in industry press and the greatest amount of traffic to their website they had ever seen.
We run a full service press office service for design consultancy New Territory to share their innovative work with the industry and communicate their unique approach and design philosophy. This includes an ongoing thought leadership strategy to position them as experts in their field, and press releases, social media activity, comment and speaking opportunities to raise their profile and appeal to potential new clients.
Our robust programme of communications around New Territory's award-winning Desire Lines air travel concept and their recent interiors for Aeromexico has contributed to them winning more work in the aviation and transport design space.
Recent media commentary includes New Territory’s view on the future of London’s famous Oxford Street in WIRED magazine.
The Liminal Space are a specialist creative consultancy who create experience-led learning and engagement programmes, such as installations, exhibitions and workshops.
Recent Liminal Space projects have included ‘Timeless' - a beauty pop-up designed to educate the public on egg freezing, ‘Unclaimed' - a landmark installation at The Barbican exploring the inequalities of ageing, and ‘Departure Lounge’ - a collaboration with the Academy of Medical Research to engage the public on the subject of death and dying.
TDC delivered bespoke, individual PR campaigns to secure press coverage for these projects and to raise awareness about the consultancy’s unique approach and expertise in translating complex topics into tangible forms for public engagement. TDC secured a wide variety of press coverage across national, consumer, trade and broadcast media, including Sky News, The Observer, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Evening Standard, Marketing magazine, Design Week, Grazia, BBC 5 Live and LBC.
A client since 2017, TDC were brought in at a time when the Danish design and innovation studio was taking it’s first step into global expansion with the launch of their London office, giving the opportunity to take their message and their brand story to a wider audience.
As part of our work with Swift Creatives, we deliver coverage on launch announcements of key projects, create thought leadership stories, advise the team on social media strategy, secure profile opportunities for key team members including speaking events (such as at the V&A and London Tech Week), deliver industry networking through TDC’s network, placement on judging panels at prestigious awards and drive opportunities to set briefs for key industry programmes such as the D&AD awards.
We have a longstanding relationship with leading retail design agency Sheridan&Co. One of our main tasks is to communicate the unique position they occupy within their field through a carefully devised strategy of press releases, comment opportunities, events opportunities and thought leadership. One of the projects we recently led communications on was their new luxury beauty concession for Christian Louboutin in Selfridges, which draws on their 30 years of retail and brand experience.
Hylink is China’s largest digital advertising agency. In late 2017 they opened their UK operation with offices in The Shard.
Working directly with the UK team, TDC was brought on board to help Hylink both with media relations and the high profile launch event of the UK office.
In addition to this, we secured numerous pieces of coverage positioning Hylink UK’s Managing Director as an expert commentator on the Chinese market, including a live television interview on BBC World news in relation is Singles Day 2017.
TDC supported AvroKO in launching major design projects such as the refurbished Trafalgar St James hotel and Maslow’s Mortimer House in London, ensuring the design story was being told, profiling the four talented founders and raising awareness of the global brand in the UK market.
Bulletproof is an international brand design agency.
TDC works with Bulletproof to implement a communications strategy that raises industry awareness of the agency’s work to support new business acquisition and to help further develop Bulletproof’s reputation as a thought leader in its field.
PR efforts have supported Bulletproof in both business growth and talent acquisition and have led the agency to win a number of accolades, including Real Business Philanthropic 30.
Our work with award-winning architecture practice JaK Studio focuses on telling the intriguing stories behind their distinctive, often quirky work, and instilling all press communications with a sense of their progressive approach to design.
Some of the projects we have secured coverage for include their imaginative 'Spyglass beach hut' for Eastbourne seafront, the RIBA commissioned Listening Project Booth for BBC Radio 4, Villa Brash in Saint Tropez, and London’s first ‘Invisible House’, which resulted in over a dozen new business enquiries in response to our PR activities.
o1Creative are a specialist retail design, production and installation company, highly skilled in delivering complex interior solutions throughout the UK and Internationally, with an enviable track record of successfully completing projects for some of the biggest names in retail and other specialist sectors including hospitality, beauty, health, financial and leisure.
TDC has been working with the brand on a project-by-project basis since January 2015 when we took on one of their most high-profile pieces of work - the restaurants in London’s renowned Sky Garden situated at the top of London’s iconic ‘Walkie Talkie’ building with spectacular views over the city. TDC developed a strategic communications approach including restaurant tours with o1 Creative, interviews and media briefings with key journalists from across design, national, business and lifestyle media.
The work on Sky Garden secured high profile publicity for the studio in all key industry and design titles. Most importantly, the publicity generated resulted in the form of direct new business enquiries which secured further clients including the Pilots restaurant in Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and the interior design for Duck & Waffle Local on London’sfamous Haymarket.
Our work for international brand consultancy CBA focused on strategic thought leadership and media commentary opportunities, supporting the network’s wider communications activities.
Bylined thought pieces such as Coffee Culture’s 4th Wave and Its Impact on Packaging help CBA gain share of voice in key sectors supporting the company’s business growth objectives.
Over the years we have been close allies of the Design & Technology Association, working to bang the drum about the critical importance of D&T and creative subjects within education at all levels - an issue very close to the heart of TDC PR.
One such example was the ‘Creative Britain in Reverse?’ campaign, developed in partnership with Seymourpowell and the James Dyson Foundation. The cornerstones of the campaign were making a short film and organising a high profile panel debate in Westminster with the likes of Deyan Sudjic, Dame Ellen MacArthur , Dick Powell and Ajaz Ahmed.
As strategic communications partner for bespoke chandelier designer George Singer, we assisted him with brand positioning, creating a press strategy, and securing press coverage for special projects. Our knowledge and expertise of design and the creative industries proved crucial to understanding and communicating George’s individual approach to design, aesthetics, materials and craftsmanship.
Working on behalf Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) TDC designed and developed Japanese Craft Collective as a standalone brand and vehicle to showcase Japanese crafts to western audiences.
Most recently, we delivered a series of Japanese Craft Collective insights events and industry interviews which provided valuable information for each craft brand’s marketing and production strategies for the UK market. Additionally, the project delivered a platform which can function as a leading outlet for Japanese craft in the future.
We were introduced to Japanese cut glass artisan Horiguchi Kiriko by the Japanese government and challenged with raising awareness of his beautiful craft and work to western audiences. In close collaboration, we developed a robust communications, brand and commercial launch strategy to give Horiguchi Kiriko a strong start in the UK and European market.
We provided a full press office service for creative agency clinic covering everything from press releases and comment opportunities, to social media advice and events opportunities. We also developed a specialist thought leadership strategy aligned with their key areas of focus, leading to a range of coverage across the design and creative press.
Particular highlights were securing coverage of Clinic's campaign for Madame Tussauds and their work creating the new food brand Sano, as well as organising an exhibition and panel talk during London Design Festival bringing together Clinic's two passions of graphic design and music.
TDC has an ongoing relationship with London Innovators, a peer network for emerging technology entrepreneurs. Working in close partnership the founder, Douglas Bell, TDC is responsible for press office services and media engagement for London Innovators and its ‘Innovator of The Year’ Award programme.
The inaugural awards ceremony took place in 2015 in partnership with IBM as part of London Technology Week with event partners including Protein, Crowdcube, The Collective and Seymourpowell. Press interest included CNBC, BBC, TechCrunch, Financial Times, Management Today, Tech City News.
Our work with pioneering product design and engineering company 3form Design spans social media consultancy, thought leadership, brand strategy and providing a full service press office. As well as securing press coverage of key product launches, we’ve also developed a rigorous thought leadership strategy and led communications around 3form Design's move to their brand new offices in The Chapel, Whitchurch, which they have designed and created themselves.
Images below include: XR8 Traxion - their innovative woodchipper for Forst; their game-changing monitor arm; their clever domestic water saving device, FloStem; and the new stained-glass window they have created for their new office.
Dashi Namdakov is one of Russia's most celebrated contemporary sculptors. Known for his highly individual style that draws on the unique culture and landscape of Siberia, he has exhibited his work all over the world. Now with a strong foothold in Russia and China, TDC are helping Dashi grow his profile in the UK and Europe with a carefully planned brand and communications strategy.