Recent Comments

Winning brand identity revealed for Birmingham Publicity Association

Winning brand identity revealed for Birmingham Publicity Association

@nathan_lane... a vague similarity i grant you.

but i reckon you could pick pretty much any logo and find another somewhere that looks a bit samey.


3 Dec 2011 - 10:37
Winning brand identity revealed for Birmingham Publicity Association

Winning brand identity revealed for Birmingham Publicity Association

massive kudos to all who took the time and trouble to donate their time and undoubted skill to this initiative... and well done to graeme!

our christmas lunch yesterday was a great success with approaching 250 people from the creative industries up and down the country.

as well as this announcement, we also made charitable donations of £3,500 to NABS and a whopping £10,000 to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity.

This money will go toward the build of a new Forces and Families facility at Selly Oak. Helping military casualties recover from their trauma with their loved ones close at hand.

That's what PACE and the new BPA is all about. Bringing people from our multi-faceted industry together in celebration and doing good charitable work in the process.

We've just raised the bar!

STEVE PRICE Chairman, Birmingham Publicity Association. --


3 Dec 2011 - 09:34
Public vote now open to find new BPA logo

Public vote now open to find new BPA logo

to all our entrants...

on behalf of everyone on PACE council and all our members, i'd like to thank you all so much for taking the time and the trouble to enter.

i am humbled and enthused by the effort in equal measures.

best of luck to you all.

warmest regards,

steve. --

STEVE PRICE Chairman of PACE and the new BPA 2011-2013 ------------------------------------------------- steve.price@pace-uk.co.uk steve.price@thebpa.net


23 Nov 2011 - 14:02
Marketing Manchester chairman: creative director Peter Saville hired because he was cheap and desperate for work

Marketing Manchester chairman: creative director Peter Saville hired because he was cheap and desperate for work

is it just me or does this sound like the wine talking?

otherwise, why anyone would want to round on a supplier they have hired in such a way is beyond me.

the fact that the recipient is peter saville just makes the whole thing very unsavoury. without saville and his cohorts, modern manchester wouldn't exist in its current form.

if it's true, shame on them.


15 Nov 2011 - 13:40
PACE launches competition to find new brand identity

PACE launches competition to find new brand identity

@rare - thanks again for another chunk of your chargeable, scott. hope i'm not going to be getting an invoice ;)

again, allow me to counter:

EXCERPT 1: Imagine this... your brand is 'better managed'...

COMMENT: we, the council, manage the organisation the best we can given the voluntary nature of its structure. this competition is a part of that management. you see it as flawed and that's your prerogative.

EXCERPT 2: As a membership organisation you should be VERY aware that members want to 'belong'. Your Identity SHOULD play an important role in this... ... maybe that should have been suggested for your digestion when you were deciding how best to spend THEIR money.

COMMENT: every one of our members were consulted of the change well in advance. the motion was carried at an extroardinary general meeting to which all members were invited. the feedback we received from members was universally positive... believe it or not.

EXCERPT 3: The BRITISH Pig Association was founded in 1884 btw

COMMENT: kudos to you for checking them all out! i did hedge my bets there! i therefore bow to the original BPA. related organisations, however, they are not.

EXCERPT 4: I'm sure (not guessing now) that you will have a membership growth ambition this coming year?

COMMENT: indeed i do. we have achieved exponential growth this year and i intend for that to continue into next year and to my handover to the next chair in 2013. we seem to agree on this point.

EXCERPT 5: Nonprofit organisation (abbreviated as NPO) is neither a legal or technical definition but generally refers to an organisation that uses surplus revenues to achieve its goals, rather than distributing them as profit or dividends.

COMMENT: exactly. our goals are to support the creative industries locally through a programme of networking, training and social events and support local charities (apologies if i'm sounding like a broken record). every penny we make goes on these things and it makes me very proud to be involved. i am not going to cease our event calendar and charitable donations to divert those funds to a rebrand in the conventional way. you will NEVER convince me that is the way forward, i don't care how many soundbites you have. besides our membership would give me far more flak (to my face) than i have received on this thread if i did. trust me.

enjoying the debate, scott. over to you.

steve. --


15 Nov 2011 - 13:04

Pages