Portfolio

A few of the projects we've worked on, for some of our many clients around the world.
Voice, tone, and style for the University of Nottingham

Voice, tone, and style for the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham had done lots of work on its brand proposition and visual identity. They were lacking a recognisable, consistent voice and flexible tones.
Enabling Greenpeace to track digital maturity around the world

Enabling Greenpeace to track digital maturity around the world

Greenpeace International wanted to assess and improve the digital maturity of all of their national and regional offices and staff around the world. But they lacked a framework or a way of measuring and reporting.
Auditing and modelling for the Mental Health Foundation

Auditing and modelling for the Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation needed to better understand the state of their content and of the needs and wants of their diverse audience.
Transforming content foundations, systems and processes for the Internet Society

Transforming content foundations, systems and processes for the Internet Society

The Internet Society had many content pain points and didn’t know where to start. We analysed the problems and devised routes to a better content world.
Digital-first publishing and a new website at CharityComms

Digital-first publishing and a new website at CharityComms

CharityComms were still mostly relying on traditional print formats for their publications, whether they were being printed or not.
Strategy and website for ActionAid International

Strategy and website for ActionAid International

ActionAid International needed a new website. The brand needed modernising. Their content needed to be better.
Style guide for Greenpeace UK

Style guide for Greenpeace UK

Greenpeace UK needed a clear, useful guide to how to communicate through their content. We made them an online content style guide.
Toolkit for the Fundraising Regulator

Toolkit for the Fundraising Regulator

We needed to shape the Fundraising Regulator user experience and new website so that people can find what they're looking for quickly and intuitively.
Campaign strategy and resources for Milking it

Campaign strategy and resources for Milking it

We needed to equip people with the tools and materials to engage in a campaign about baby milk formula.
Capturing learning for Unlocking Networks

Capturing learning for Unlocking Networks

We needed to help distill the learning from an 18-month project into something that would live on and help others.
Creating 30 things to think about

Creating 30 things to think about

We needed to kickstart debate and conversations about the future of the charity sector, without a lanyard in sight.
Clarity, voice and brand for Pack

Clarity, voice and brand for Pack

We needed to explain how Pack works and to get people to sign up. Clarity was vital, and we needed to hit exactly the right note.
Telling a research story for Progressia

Telling a research story for Progressia

We needed to widen the audience for ODI’s project by providing a more accessible route into the research.

The Contentious superpower is the ability to connect the dots between storytelling, impact and digital innovation. They’re absolutely passionate and fun to work with, but at the same time they are very professional.

Ailín Martinez

Digital communications, ODI

Julius and Laura bring a rare combination of digital and editorial skills and expertise to the business of communications. They get to the heart of an organisation’s relationship with its users.

Mike Wright

Director of membership and communications, Bond

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