The A to Z of Typography by Grace Fussell7 Jan 2015 What You'll Be CreatingWhichever software programme you’re using, and whether you’re designing for print or online, typography will no doubt play a large part in the eventual success (or failure!) of your design. A timely drop cap or an extra bit of tracking can … Continue reading Grace Fussell: On Typography
Can branding help convince business owners to provide better maternity protection services to women in their employ? Can Bangladeshi working women truly achieve work-life balance, without compromising either, and without feeling guilty or attracting social disapproval? Nearly 15 million women work in the readymade garments sector of Bangladesh. While employed, many of them marry, conceive … Continue reading Branding Breastfeeding at Work
BY ADNAN R AMIN In 2016, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves contracted social and behavior change communication (SBCC) agency Purplewood, to carry out a pilot behavior change and demand generation campaign in 12 districts. PW distanced the effort from existing associations of improved cookstoves and adopted a category branding approach. The category was called, 'Modern … Continue reading Behavior Change | Clean Cooking in Bangladesh
A short overview of Purplewood's improved cookstoves marketing campaign from 2016.
With assignment from the Joint Agencies Task Force of the Australian Border Agency, Purplewood has just started working on a campaign to discourage illegal migration, especially via sea routes. Over the past years, heartbreaking images and snippets have been wafting from the sea route that stretches from the Bangladeshi-Myanmar coast to Malaysia, Thailand and eventually … Continue reading Campaign Against Illegal Migration
Dhaka used to be called the city of poets, before it became known as a the city of mosques. These days, it's okay to think of it as the city of advertising agencies. As Dhaka has turned into a commercial hub - drawing people from within and beyond boundaries - marketing has assumed a driving seat. … Continue reading Do We Really Need Another Ad Agency?
A purplewood team has been going around inspecting people's kitchen all over Bangladesh. In the beginning of June 2016, it was around Dhaka ...in Kolatiya and Keraniganj. Then the team traveled further south to Jessore, Khulna, Dumuria, Chuknagar and Ruprampur. Why? We'll tell you why. Purplewood won the contract to carry out a campaign to popularize … Continue reading Purplewood Goes Into Kitchens
By Adnan R Amin A video titled 'Language Matters' has been making the rounds in Bangladeshi social-media circles. It's about stopping public urination. It explores the utility of Arabic warnings to ward off public urinators. The using of a religious misconception to prevent a social evil is clever. But what if it also reinforces and … Continue reading Preventing Public Urination: A Strategic Blunder?
By Adnan R Amin A video titled 'Language Matters' has been making the rounds in Bangladeshi social-media circles. It explores the utility of Arabic warnings to ward off public urinators. The using of a religious misconception to prevent a social evil is clever. But what if it also reinforces and lends credence to that misconception? … Continue reading Preventing Public Urination in Bangladesh: A Strategic Blunder?
By Adnan R Amin There is a problem in reducing the art of communication into a science with preset tools, processes and templates. It manifests itself in the avoidance / incapability of or aversion to examination of cultural, social and economic nuances that arise across diverse geographic spaces and adjusting standardized templates and best-practices for … Continue reading Strategic Communications in Development: Art to Science