We harness the power of brand to deliver transformation and growth.
Our experts in brand narrative and brand expression blend creative thinking with innovative design.
We use cutting-edge processes to build engaging brand experiences, ensure brand consistency and deliver tangible results.
The Tate selected Bert as its branding agency for a series of its exhibitions, celebrating artists including Turner, Warhol and Picasso.
We created the identity for each exhibition and delivered animated and video content for use on site and across display and small screens.
Our recent Tate Britain campaign for Van Gogh & Britain was even more painstaking than most. Using Co-Creation we developed a concept requiring the digital removal of each of Van Gogh’s original brush-strokes, effectively stripping the works back to canvas.
This process was then reversed to recreate Van Gogh’s iconic painterly style in rich animated form.
We created the name, strategy and brand identity for Hatch, a striking addition to Manchester’s thriving cultural scene.
Hunkered down under the city’s iconic Mancunian Way flyover, Hatch is home to some of the most exciting and creative independent businesses in the city.
It’s a globally-inspired foodie haven with authentic, Manchester-inspired flavour, where new twists on proven concepts are served-up through street-side kiosks.
Hatch supports the creation of new ideas too, helping entrepreneurial fashion, art, craft and retail start-ups connect with relevant customers in an inspirational environment.
Our ongoing partnership with adidas is a truly global venture, spanning 2,700 global stores and 16 countries.
In a decade of working together we’ve created product names, visual identity systems, and omni-channel retail campaigns.
Adidas value bold, brave ideas delivered with exceptional attention to detail. To allow creativity to flow at speed across geographical borders, we use cutting-edge Co-Creation processes and tools to immerse adidas’ global retail team (Herzogenaurach, Germany) with its creative team and branding agency (Manchester).
The approach has helped bring adidas’ rich athlete stories to life, drive sales, and has ensured consistent, highly effective design is delivered in all languages and territories.
Bruntwood, the leading UK commercial property group, first selected Bert as its top tier strategic branding and creative agency in late 2017.
We’ve covered incredible ground since then, helping Bruntwood evolve through an unprecedented period of change, one of the most exciting in the company’s rich history.
With the Manchester based leadership team we’ve developed a new brand strategy and hierarchy; Co-Created names for brand extensions; supported the performance marketing team, launched a new purpose-led narrative; reimagined the visual identity; created a powerful employer brand; delivered engaging video content for the company’s giant screens, and created and launched sub-brands for developments.
We’re a multi-disciplinary team of brand specialists based in London and Manchester.
Designers, writers, strategy and marketing experts, animators, filmmakers, illustrators, developers and planners. All focused on making brands distinctive, compelling and consistent across every sensory output.
Almost all commissions begin as one off projects but turn into long-term, mutually beneficial relationships that span our entire range of services, as the value we create, both short and long-term, is realised.
We’re proud to count some of the world’s most exciting start-ups, scale-ups and best-known brands amongst our client base.
Brand is the vehicle for transformation and growth.
Our work helps leadership teams explore new possibilities and unite behind a new vision; inspires teams to make a brand loved before it is launched; and engages external audiences, helping customers become raving fans.
We’ve brought over 150 brands to life for global organisations, national players and start-ups.
Our branding experience provides us privileged insight and unprecedented access to knowledge about the moves brands must make as they grow.
Our work generates 360-degree growth for companies at all-stages of their development.
We gather insights, create, grow and measure brand value, making Bert the ideal branding, marketing and strategy services agency for companies seeking investment or looking to exit.
Selecting the right design agency, creative agency or marketing agency is critical as your company prepares to go public.
Our expertise, experience and suit of branding services has been created to support and prepare brands for IPO.
Our extensive branding experience has helped companies across all sectors reposition to realise new futures.
Extending beyond the remit of a traditional brand, creative agency or marketing agency, we have helped leadership teams assess, uncover and gain a shared view of the future opportunity for their organisation.
We help our clients successfully navigate an increasingly changeable world.
Our strategic capabilities help us model, evaluate and prepare clients for strategic shifts in direction, removing the risk and helping realise opportunities in new markets and audience groups.
Introducing a new brand into your portfolio can be a complex task.
Our real world branding experience at deal stage, in bringing ’tribes’ of employees together, and in defining the correct brand hierarchy and structure is extensive.
We’re also experienced in helping companies successfully merge, determine and successfully launch a new or lead identity.
Making Property Simple, the purpose we Co-Created with PFK has now been turned into a digital experience through our in house digital team.
Integrating with Rightmove, Zoopla and DezRez, the mobile and website lives up to the property group’s promise to help customers find the right property, in the right place via a simple, stress-free experience.
We’re proud to announce a new project that we can tell you absolutely nothing about, other than:
a) it involves coffee;
b) our Manchester studio smells incredible thanks to all the samples.
We’re already CoCreating something special and we’ll share more news when the brand becomes ready for launch.
How much do you love your visual ID? We’re proud to have created designs over the years that people have clamoured to wear and show off both in and outside of work. But this takes logo love into a whole new stratosphere… Fed owner Claudio Ribeiro has had our ID tattooed onto his forearm.
We created a series of digital interactive experiences for Manchester City’s Etihad Campus.
The Campus comprises the Etihad Stadium, the Academy Stadium, City Football Academy (CFA) training facility and the Club’s headquarters, and is amongst the world’s leading elite sports facilities.
Our Summer internships programme for 2024 has opened. We’re offering three internships access to the ultimate four week ‘how-to’ guide for the branding and creative industry. The roles will span our design, brand strategy and digital services teams in Manchester.
We’ll help you learn how to sell big ideas, deliver complex messages with refreshing simplicity, create stunning websites, ensure every project is your greatest yet, and we’ll also give you exposure to building great relationships with clients, insight into the business side of running an agency, the art of managing client expectations and guidance on how to sell creativity and your big ideas to your clients.
Congratulations to Bert client Longitude on its successful sale to the Financial Times (FT).
Bert created Longitude’s brand, marketing materials, video and animation and website, and helped it develop its reputation as a pioneering thought-leadership consultancy.
In addition to the brand, we designed the Longitude website, digital marketing collateral and campaigns, and helped create the big ideas that have become synonymous with the Longitude brand.
Manchester is a city with global ambitions, and its new Innovation District is helping realise this potential.
Located south of the city centre, the Innovation District is home to a unique concentration of business, educational and cultural assets.
We created the Innovation District’s look book, central to its marketing campaigns, helping attract multi-billion pound investment and some of the world’s biggest companies and retailers to Oxford Road, Manchester.
Billed as the potential innovation capital of Europe, Manchester’s Innovation District is located south of the city centre & is home to a unique concentration of knowledge, business & cultural assets.
We created the Innovation District’s look book, helping attract multi-billion pound investment and some of the world’s biggest companies and retailers to Oxford Road.
More than a name, Thinc is the abbreviation of The Intelligent Company, a belief system that underpins an entirely reimagined company narrative.
Our rebrand for the UK’s leading IT partner for SMEs and Scale-Up businesses centres around a compelling narrative that is driving the company, its marketing and brand to new heights.
Chicago and Birmingham UK based sales-i selected Bert as its partner for its new brand and website. The partnership is a prime example of how we help clients realise their digital marketing potential. Rather than accepting the request for a WordPress website, we recommended Hubspot, helping deliver a digital marketing platform and full automation system. The result is a new global identity and website capable of driving over 400 complex Hubspot marketing automations that now drive Sales-i’s lead generation.
We were commissioned by Essex based Clear Architects to help transform its brand and website.
We used Co-Creation to update Clear’s strategy, identity and create materials that reflect the studio’s commitment to creating stunning, high-end architecture that successfully balances function and form.
The BBC appointed us as its branding agency for the launch of its new online gaming platform and division.
Our naming team worked with the BBC’s in-house gaming team to create ‘Open Games’. We created a narrative that simplified the premise, explaining that Open Games connects the world’s leading games developers with some of the best loved media brands on the planet.
CoCreating from Media City, the narrative was brought to life in rich digital form. The animated logo, embodying the Open Games portal, creates a unique way for multiple brands to share the limelight on communications. The ‘O’ dynamically wraps around the content within, resulting in a new brand capable of pairing with globally recognised media brands including Match of the Day, Top Gear and The Octonauts.
Karl Hughes, BBC Open Games Programme Lead, said “Of all the partners we’ve worked with since moving to Manchester, Bert’s process and the resulting brand places them right at the top.”
With a new opening on the horizon, Federal approached us to help understand and amplify the magic of its original Northern Quarter store.
Always prepared to cover the hard yards, our strategy team had the unenviable task of consuming plates of halloumi & ‘shrooms and cheddar corn fritters (washed down with bottomless long-blacks) whilst chatting with Federal clientele.
The caffeine and warmth of the welcome helped us quickly uncover Federal’s formula. We then created a road-map and refreshed identity that’s taken a Manchester staple to even greater heights.
Put simply, Manchester isn’t Manchester without a morning trip to Federal. It’s the mecca of brunch spots, now attracting 40k Insta followers and queues of upto an hour (even on the drizzliest of days).
David Jayet-Laraffe, Founder and Artistic Director at Frog, hand-picked us to become Frog’s branding agency.
We created every aspect of the identity, crafting narrative, visual and experiences to capture the unique spirit of the Frog team.
The hand-crafted logo, bold use of colour and playful art direction embody the studio’s unique blend of high-artistry and love for the unexpected. The brand helped Frog successfully launch new service ranges, including the opening of its first Selfridges store.
We won the competitive pitch to become Cancer Research UK’s branding agency for a campaign aimed at accelerating the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer globally.
CoCreation helped align stakeholders from multiple organisations, building a name, narrative and visual identity together. Our Re-Write Cancer campaign aims to alter cancer’s story, replacing uncertainty and fear with the confidence that a future free of cancer can be achieved for all within decades, if leading partners collaborate and concentrate resources effectively.