We like to build strong relationships with clients to understand their markets and their needs, working closely with them to create the most effective designs and achieve the best results. Below you'll find an insight into Pepper Creative - the people, the news, what turns us on - and off!
As you may have read in our last news update, Pepper have been commissioned by Hovis to design a campaign to promote their new drive for Good Manufacturing Practice.
This week saw the completion of the final stage in the campaign, a 12-page booklet outlining the key features and serious issues relating to GMP presented in a humorous and informal way. You can take a look at the whole campaignand see if Pepper's slice of Hovis is worth... toasting.
The last month has seen many intense hours of work invested in creating the new prospectus, and the receipt of printed samples last week has convinced us that all the hard work was worth it. The Isle of Wight College has shown an eagerness to adopt different approaches to their marketing in its work with Pepper, and the new document was no exception.
Out went the usual ingredients of a traditional prospectus and in came stylish print finishes, an unusual format, slick typography and inspirational photography. Initial feedback has been positive, and it's hoped that the new prospectus proves as successful as the College's past campaigns with Pepper. You can find out more about the Isle of Wight College prospectus in our print portfolio
The new range features twelve products, with each one requiring individual consideration of material finishes and packaging requirements. The exclusive values of the Orient Express brand needed to be reflected throughout the new range which will be sold at exclusive Orient Express boutiques around the world, and we're pleased that once again Pepper's creative work will have a global audience.
Datum firstly tasked Pepper with understanding the fundamentals of the torque measuring process by giving practical hands-on demonstrations to the Pepper team. This provided Pepper with a clear understanding of the process, and gave us a foundation from which we could distill a series of simple and easy-to-use individual illustrations and accompanying text.
It's hoped that the resulting documents will ensure that Datum's processes are clear wherever in the world the end-user will be. The final edition of the handbook has already received high praise, with the document being used as a benchmark for how other suppliers should present their information. Pepper are well underway with the remaining handbooks and are looking forward to designing a new Datum website for launch later in 2011.
It's hoped that the resulting documents will ensure that Datum's processes are clear wherever in the world the end-user will be. The final edition of the handbook has already received high praise from BP who are using this handbook as a benchmark for how other suppliers should present their information. Pepper are well underway with the remaining handbooks and are looking forward to designing a new Datum website for launch early in 2011.
Island View Holidays offer potential Island visitors an unrivalled range of holiday and short break options. The new website created by Pepper features all five of Island View's parks, with comprehensive facilities listings as well as an availability checker and a new online booking system. All these features were developed by Pepper Creative to take the hassle out of holiday hunting. The site offers full CMS functionality to Island View Holidays staff which allows them to easily update special offers, tariffs, testimonials and photo gallery. To check out Pepper's work on the site, see it in our web portfolio
Pete likes: the echo of a superbike exhaust through Dingle Dell, Brands Hatch - sends a shiver up my spine; movies from stylish French to effects-packed sci-fi; riding a motorbike on a coast road at sunset; clifftop walks on a sunny day with a chill in the air. Pete's dislikes: rudeness, just no need; operatic TV insurance ads. Pete's dream place: would like to visit Tokyo and go storm chasing but preferably not at the same time. If I ruled the world: I'd crack the heads together of all the people fighting in the world and tell them to chill out and enjoy their lives.
Martin likes: The Smiths, Nick Cave, The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy and the other great miserablists; The Sweeney for its fast cars, one-liners and shouting; TV such as 'The Worlds Blankiest Blank'... sharks, storms, car chases, prison breaks - you name it, I'll watch it; Camp musicals like Summer Holiday, Sound of Music, the Eurovision Song Contest. Martin dislikes: football. I wish it would stop; The 'sound of Ibiza'; Jelly, food of Satan; Scary films (from 'Jaws' upwards). Ambitions: to have a Labradoodle called Dan.
Mike likes: writing with a fibre tip marker on shiny paper; the silence that comes with snow; a four-fish-finger sandwich, two fingers with vinegar, two with ketchup. Mike dislikes: the media - how about some positive news? Favourite place: the hill above St. Gilgen overlooking the Wolfgangsee, Thursday 29th December 2005. Memorable moment: shaking hands with three ex-Mothers of Invention. If I ruled the world: I'd be ruthless, unforgiving and brutal, but still keep the weekends free to relax.
Lisa likes: Summer afternoons at the beach, relaxing and listening to the waves; not knowing a song's lyrics and making up my own. Dislikes: porta-loos on the last day of a festival; call centre automated answering services. Most memorable moment: attempting to overcome my fear of heights by throwing myself out of a plane at 12,000 feet. Awesome. Still scared of heights. Ambition: to run the London Marathon in under 4 hours. Favourite place in the world: Mexico for its varied culture, history and beautiful scenery.
Kirsty likes: Bombay Sapphire. Why? Why not?!? Kirsty dislikes: Cheap tonic. You need to ask why?!? Kirsty's most memorable moment: I'm looking forward to that! Kirsty's greatest achievement: surviving this long. Kirsty's biggest ambition: to continue the above for a bit longer. If I could change the world: I'd change the world's water supply to gin. Kirsty's favourite destination: anywhere with sun, sand and a big sun lounger and a special someone (plus my two dogs, of course).
Simon likes: dancing and not caring! It's not about posing, it's all about miming, robotics, cardboard boxes... Simon dislikes: people inviting me to build a farm, play Mafia Wars or tell my fortune on Facebook. Simon's most memorable moment: going for a wee with Jarvis Cocker at Glastonbury. Simon's biggest ambition: going for a wee with Keith Flint at Bestival. Simon's favourite destination: right now Wengen, or anywhere with some mountains and some snow.
Not one to be outdone by his owner's sartorial elegance, Pepper the dog has a new addition to his winter wardrobe. The reversible parka is the latest in canine fashion, and is guaranteed to make him the hottest dog on the catwalk...
Whilst the rest of Team Pepper relaxed in slippers, lulled into semi- consciousness by mulled wine fumes and the overindulgences of the previous day, Simon was bravely taking part in the annual Boxing Day Swim on Ventnor Beach.
The day was sunny and the sea calm, perfect conditions if it weren't for the severely low temperature both in and out of the water. Around 70 masochistic but enthusiastic swimmers took the plunge to raise money for the People's Approach to Cancer Help (PATCH), a charity specialising in supporting Islanders suffering from cancer by providing home help and assisting with travel costs for people who need treatment on the mainland.Hoping for a Baywatch-style dive followed and a vigorous swim, the dubiously-costumed Simon instead opted for a belly flop and a manic two-minute flail in the icy waters before a hasty retreat.