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5 ways to speak up as a public company. Taking disclosure to new levels

Operating in an era of scrutiny is exhausting. Some days, it can feel like everything your company does is subject to examination and criticism. If…

Neil Sparksman

Distinctiveness not difference, the tool for creating enduring brands

Jonno Sagar

In a world where so much on offer seems comparably the same, it’s tempting to assume differentiation is the answer. The driving means to stand…

Strategy is a specialist skill

Caitlin Chapman

On the face of it, business owners and marketers have access to all the strategy they could possibly imagine. It seems like every ad agency, design house, communications company, public relations firm, media booking house and more is offering to give brand owners and managers access to strategy as part of their service.

Little pieces of New Zealand everyday

Caitlin Chapman

KiwiSO is a new brand developed by Voice for our friends at Alpha Group. Set to become the innovative marketplace that will bridge New Zealand products with Chinese consumers, KiwiSO will be…

Property Brokers and Farmlands Winning Partnership

Caitlin Chapman

Voice recently partnered with Property Brokers helping them develop a campaign to articulate their recent partnership with Farmlands.

Voice partners with not-for-profit, Travellers Aid to develop new brand

Caitlin Chapman

Working on iconic not-for-profit brands is a delicate business. They’ve often been part of the public consciousness for a long time, are associated with milestones and memories, and many people have an emotional attachment to them. Travellers Aid is one such brand.

Voice helps O-I launch Glass Education Kit

Caitlin Chapman

Recently, Voice helped client O-I Glass Launch their Glass Education Kit.

Four days in sunny Madrid

Caitlin Chapman

Voice’s principal Jonathan Sagar jumped on a plane bound for Madrid for the fifth annual Monocle Quality of Life Conference.

Supporting the inspiration of Maori and Pasifika Youth

Caitlin Chapman

InZone Education Foundation is a registered charity that aims to inspire and support Maori and Pasifika youth in New Zealand by placing them in kainga (hostels) in the zones of high performing Auckland schools.

Voice Brand Agency in Melbourne

Caitlin Chapman

International award-winning Voice specialist brand agency has appointed Fiona Lopez as Client Director for its Melbourne office.

‘Millie’ by O-I Glass, launched successfully

Caitlin Chapman

We’d like to congratulate Voice client, O-I Glass on the successful launch of ‘Millie’, their new 250ml glass bottle. A collaboration between client, O-I Glass, the Australian Beverage Council, Monash University and Voice created Millie, a new glass beverage packaging solution.

Designing Brands: Think ‘Screen’, Be Seen

Caitlin Chapman

Brands are increasingly being designed from Instagram up, says brand building specialist Jonathan Sagar. Brands are increasingly being designed from Instagram up, says brand building specialist Jonathan Sagar.

What is a Brand Agency?

Caitlin Chapman

You would think that an industry that spends its life exemplifying the benefits of simplicity and clarity would have better ways of navigating its complex customer offerings.

The winning practice of Packaging Design

Caitlin Chapman

Packaging is just one of those things, because we touch it every day. Executed well and the effect can be highly positive for your brand and business’ bottom line. Executed without care and first impressions of your product are compromised, perceptions of value are eroded and your sales and eventually your brand will suffer the consequences.

‘Breathing New Life into Brands’

Caitlin Chapman

Auckland-based Voice is a specialist agency not afraid to get into the regions to assist companies with branding. Principal Jonathan Sagar uses a case study to highlight the dos and don’ts of rebranding.

Voice achieves a Powerhouse Performance

Caitlin Chapman

Voice has won two gold, a silver, and two bronze awards for its brand strategy work at the Transform Awards Asia-Pacific 2018 held in Hong Kong on the 21 November.

AGDA Awards 2018 Nominations

Caitlin Chapman

Voice’s work in the brand development space continues to receive international attention with four nominations being received for the 2018 Australian Graphic Design Awards (AGDA). With a long history of celebrating great Australian design across multiple disciplines, AGDA works to stimulate creative progress and highlight every generation of talent, from students through to long-established leaders of the design profession.

We’ve gone 2 better this year with 7 shortlisted Transform Awards Nominations!

Caitlin Chapman

Building on last year’s fantastic haul of 5, Voice is delighted to have been shortlisted in 7 categories at the 2018 Transform Awards Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong. Our work with Chamber Music New Zealand, Hiakai, Property Brokers, Reside Location Group, and O-I Glass is guaranteed to receive either gold, silver, bronze or highly commended in each category.

Three days in Zurich

Caitlin Chapman

In search of inspiration, Voice’s principal Jonathan Sagar flew to Zurich for the Monocle Quality of Life Conference.

Reflecting on 25 years of Brand Development

Caitlin Chapman

Twenty-five years ago in 1993, Mariah Carey reigned over our airwaves, Diesel had changed our lives with the realisation that men’s jeans could be sexy, and Jurassic Park was the name on everyone’s lips. Brand development was swiftly becoming recognised as an omnipotent force in consumer culture— and it was this same year that Voice was founded.

Voice achieves multi-gold award winning success at the Asia Pacific Awards 2017

Caitlin Chapman

Voice, Specialist Brand Agency has won three gold, a silver and a bronze award at the Transform Awards Asia-Pacific 2017 held in Hong Kong on 6 December. Voice are the only New Zealand brand agency and one of only two agencies in Australasia shortlisted in the awards alongside brands such as Hyundai, HSBC, Amnesty International, Unilever and Konica Minolta.

John Crawford ‘On the Street’

Caitlin Chapman

‘On the Street’ was a three year labour of love by Auckland photographer John Crawford. This compelling series of work, held at Gow Langsford Gallery portrayed Auckland’s homeless in stark, black and white reality, supported by their stories of hardship and struggle.

Our mate Jonnie

Caitlin Chapman

Voice’s principal photographer and good mate, John Crawford‘s latest exhibition ‘On the Street’ is garnering praise all around town. His project features portraits of people living on the streets of Auckland, born out of his desire to raise awareness about Auckland’s homelessness problem.

Meet Richie Hartness

Caitlin Chapman

Voice gladly announce that Richie Hartness joined the team as the new Design Director earlier this year.

A look inside, The Art of Banksy

Caitlin Chapman

Renowned for his stencilling technique, Banksy is one of the most mystifying and controversial street artists of our time. Combining dark humour with underlying political messages and confronting social themes, Banksy’s work has appeared all over the world, from New York to (allegedly) Tauranga New Zealand, yet his identity still remains the art world’s best kept secret.

Beautiful Animation about a Little Prince

Caitlin Chapman

The Little Prince movie is an adaption, by director Mark Osbourne, of the wonderfully illustrated and popular 1943 novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It’s a poetic movie that tells the story of a young boy from a far off asteroid who discovers the important things in life during his travels.

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