We are what we love.
Humans build communities and relationships around the things that mean something to us - from football to hip hop to manga to k-drama.
Each of those communities is built on emergent culture; passion, shared language, values and behaviours.
We help brands
How? Made for fans, by fans.
Our eclectic mix of in-house culture consultants know brands, but they know their fandoms too.
We actively encourage our teams to be proactive members of fan communities - they have strong opinions and deep experience.
For the moments when our in-house knowledge isn’t enough, we have a global network of superfans, influencers, experts, ambassadors and tastemakers who have *first hand* insight and experience within a specific sub-culture and/or fan community, globally and locally.
Trust us, we are experts in how fan cultures work.
We combine the rigour of network theory, sociology, ethnography and semiotics with deep data intelligence and decades of brand strategy and marketing experience, elevating fan culture to embed it into businesses.
And we're also
re-inventing the wheel.
Let's be honest, traditional brand strategies and marketing approaches don't always work so well.
We start right at the beginning and unpick the problem at source. We Identify and re-frame the key issues, potential hurdles, key questions and knowledge gaps, and intentionally work with a broad range of stakeholders. We look beyond marketing; these are complex problems that require less-obvious solutions.
Creatively, we believe that powerful ideas should not be limited to traditional advertising formats. Meaningful connections with culture don’t happen on billboards, in 30-second ads, or in a Facebook post.
At the end of the day, buzz around your brand comes when culture itself (not the ads you make) drives the narrative of your brand.