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Share the love this XXMAS

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Dec

Share the love this XXMAS

Share the love this XXMAS
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Are social networks becoming socially conscious?

Social media has seen rapid adoption in the past 15 years and is a very different beast to the early iterations. We’ve gone from the home-made music videos of MySpace and sharing love on Bebo to the multi-media behemoths that are Facebook (and all it owns) and Twitter.   

A Royal Opening for the Rosemary Centre

If you are a West Berkshire resident, you are likely to have seen collection tins or encountered friends or neighbours who have been raising money for The Rosemary Appeal. The appeal was the brainchild of medical professionals from the charities Newbury Cancer Care and The Newbury and Thatcham Hospital Building Trust who recognised the need for cancer and renal disease treatment facilities in West Berkshire.

An update - EU Copyright Law

Towards the end of 2018, there were announcements of new proposed laws that, if passed, would massively impact the way we all use the internet. In January, EU negotiators had three consecutive days of closed-door talks and have provided further clarity and direction of the new rules.

MAXX meets Bruce

Last week, we attended a breakfast event where we got to hear Twitter EMEA VP and author Bruce Daisley’s thoughts on modern working environments. Put on by ConnectTalks in a beautiful rooftop communal space, the talk was an intimate gathering of industry professionals from various sectors.

MAXX is now CSR Accredited!

We are excited to announce that MAXX has been awarded a silver status award in recognition of our contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility with CSR Accreditation https://csr-accreditation.co.uk/. It’s a really important certification that shows we are a business that takes active steps to create a positive working environment, ultimately impacting the wider environment.

The consumer demand for social change

The last few years, particularly in the last twelve months, there has been a shift in consumer attitudes. There is a resolute feeling of ‘enough is enough’. Social, economic and environmental issues have been shied away from by businesses for fear of alienating consumers, but now those same consumers are demanding some kind of acknowledgement or action. Businesses are showing compassion and strength, either supporting causes they’re passionate about or using their voice to say what they believe.

2019's Pantone colour of the year - Living Coral

It looks like 2019 is set to be more vibrant and a little bit more tropical!

Or at least that’s the tone that’s come from Pantone’s colour of the year.

For the past 20 years Pantone has released their chosen colour to represent the year ahead. It influences product development and purchasing decisions made in a number of industries including fashion, home, graphic design and packaging.

Share the love this XXMAS

Share the love this XXMAS

This year for our Christmas campaign we decided to do things a little differently. Instead of running a competition to win a prize we just wanted to get everyone to share the love this XXMAS. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the campaign visit maxx-design.co.uk/xxmas to create and send a kiss!

Christmas Advert Round Up 2018

Christmas is here! We are in amongst the food shop stress, secret Santa fails and Christmas party hangovers. In all seriousness, Christmas is a time for celebration and to feel good with our nearest and dearest. Christmas adverts start launching at the end of November, kicking off the festive season. This year we have dissected the offerings presented from some of the UK’s top retailers and brands. There is a lot to talk about this year, with some standouts and some that leave a lot to be desired. Let’s kick things off with none other than John Lewis.

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