A selection of previous projects.
Unilever wanted deep, action-oriented insights into cultural differences within their global markets.
The Dulux pitch: award-winning agency Euro RSCG needed to understand the cultural role of Colour, across a range of international markets.
Semiotics was chosen for its ability to cover a lot of conceptual ground in a short space of time- in this case, two weeks!
Colgate-Palmolive needed some culturally relevant and powerful ways of refreshing an iconic brand.
Direct Line had a fundamental question- was the Red Phone still doing the business? And was current advertising supporting brand values?
Practical Semiotics undertook an in-depth analysis of brand communications, and a further mini-project on the symbolism of the red telephone.
Practical Semiotics looked at ideas of the heart in urban and folk myth, television drama and comedy, popular cinema, traditional and contemporary art, then used these ideas to create powerful creative routes.
"Rob Thomas has a particularly valuable skill for a semiotician. He was not only able to make complex ideas easy to understand, but he also moved swiftly from analysis to business application"Wendy Gordon, Martin Lee, Directors, Acacia Avenue