To Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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Independence is something we have celebrated on this day for four glorious years. So as we celebrate our independence from tyranny here at The Mission Control Communications, we’d also like to wish our many clients, friends, colleagues and associates across the United States the same and hope they have an amazing 4th of July.

 

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The Mission Control Communications picks up 4 awards on 2 continents in 1 day.

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16 May 2018

Taking on some of the world’s leading advertising, branding and marketing agencies, The Mission Control Communications has won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze for its work with corporate clients at two of the advertising world’s most hotly contested events in New York and London.

Awards won by The Mission Control Communications for clients in the United States and Europe at the 2018 Communicator Awards and Creativepool Annual Launch Awards span three key aspects of corporate communications, including Branding, Corporate Identity and Advertising for the following:

Liberty Mutual Surety – Surety You

  • Gold, Corporate Identity Campaign-Identity Programme for Corporate Communications CA
  • Gold, Campaign-Branding for Integrated Campaign CA

Science Heroes and Heroines

  • Silver, Campaign for Marketing CA
  • Bronze, Direct Mail CP

Whilst awards are not a driving force for our agency, they do demonstrate a benchmark that places us alongside some of the best known and most highly respected advertising, branding and design groups in the world,” said James Killoran, Strategy Director at The Mission Control Communications.

More importantly – they are a testament to the relationships we have built and continue to build with our clients, that collectively, allow us to compete and win with such consistency on an international stage.

With now more than a dozen worldwide awards and as many nominations under its belt in just three years, The Mission Control Communications is proving that size and location are no barrier to creating outstanding work in some of the most challenging sectors of the industry for clients that expect results.

Commenting on one of the agency’s wins, Creativepool Judge and Executive Creative Director at Grey Group, New York, Joanna Carver commented: “Really nice thinking. I’m sure it felt very personal to each person receiving it. I love that you used each person’s desk as a media – really smart. This campaign absolutely deserves credit. Rare to see an internal campaign go to this level of thought and effort and I applaud all of the craft that went into it.

Mission Accomplished!

Further Details:

The Communicator Awards (CA) receives more than 6,000 entries from agencies worldwide and recognises work that is best in field.

Creativepool (CP) saw over 2,000 entries from agencies in more than 18 countries with over 20,000 votes cast during the People’s Choice.

The Mission Control Communications – as a multi-award winning international advertising and brand design consultancy, The Mission Control Communications and dedicated science and healthcare studio, The Mission Discovery, works with clients and their in-house marketing teams to create intelligent and agile solutions that effectively engage audiences in today’s disruptive and highly competitive global marketplace, enabling brands to thrive. We work with brands spanning some of the most tightly regulated sectors of advertising and marketing in the world, with fortune 500 companies ranging from – Liberty Mutual Surety to pharmaceutical, biotech and life science giants. Our work is rooted in sound intelligence supported by a structured services architecture that compliments client needs across strategy and positioning, advertising and design, brand origination and evolution, project and campaign planning, engagement and activation, and internal and external cultural alignment. For more information, please visit THEMISSIONCONTROL.COM and follow The Mission Control on LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK , TWITTER and CREATIVEPOOL.

German Design Council nominates The Mission Control Communications for Excellent Communications Design.

 

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We are delighted to announce that the German Design Council have nominated The Mission Control Communications for one of Europe’s most prestigious awards – the prestigious German Design Award – 2019.

The Mission Control Communications has received a total of two nominations from the German Design Council for projects spanning science and healthcare and B2B brand communications.

In their selection process, the German Design Council selected projects that demonstrated particularly remarkable features with regard to: Overall concept / design quality / brand value and branding / brand fit  and degree of innovation.

The nominations by the German Design Council follow three other nominations earlier this year by Creativepool – which included Best Small Agency of the Year. Results for that to be announced in May 2018.

Mission Accomplished!

com_bottom.jpgAbout German Design Council: The German Design Award is a prestigious international design award established on the initiative of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation in 1953. Among products with outstanding designs around the world, those recommended by the German Design Council are nominated for the award, which is structured in four tiers: firstly, Gold; secondly, Winner; thirdly, Special Mention and fourthly, Nominee. Gold, Winner, and Special Mention are prizes awarded to superior designs among the nominees.
ABOUT: AS A MULTI-AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AND BRAND DESIGN CONSULTANCY, THE MISSION CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND DEDICATED SCIENCE AND HEALTHCARE STUDIO, THE MISSION DISCOVERY, WORKS WITH CLIENTS AND THEIR IN-HOUSE MARKETING TEAMS TO CREATE INTELLIGENT AND AGILE SOLUTIONS THAT EFFECTIVELY ENGAGE AUDIENCES IN TODAY’S DISRUPTIVE AND HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE, ENABLING BRANDS TO THRIVE. WE WORK WITH BRANDS SPANNING SOME OF THE MOST TIGHTLY REGULATED SECTORS OF ADVERTISING AND MARKETING IN THE WORLD, WITH FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES RANGING FROM – LIBERTY MUTUAL SURETY TO PHARMACEUTICAL, BIOTECH AND LIFE SCIENCE GIANTS. OUR WORK IS ROOTED IN SOUND INTELLIGENCE SUPPORTED BY A STRUCTURED SERVICES ARCHITECTURE THAT COMPLIMENTS CLIENT NEEDS ACROSS STRATEGY AND POSITIONING, ADVERTISING AND DESIGN, BRAND ORIGINATION AND EVOLUTION, PROJECT AND CAMPAIGN PLANNING, ENGAGEMENT AND ACTIVATION, AND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CULTURAL ALIGNMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THEMISSIONCONTROL.COM AND FOLLOW THE MISSION CONTROL ON LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK , TWITTER AND CREATIVEPOOL.
© THE MISSION CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS LTD., 2018.

 

The Mission Control is shortlisted across three categories for 2018 Creativepool Annual.

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The Mission Control has been shortlisted in three categories for the 2018 Creativepool Annual.

The categories are:

Small Agency of the Year

Advertising Print

Direct Mail

This follows The Mission Control’s success at the Davey Awards and Communicator Awards, which saw the agency collect multiple International awards.

If you’d like to vote for The Mission Control in any or all of the above categories, just follow the links.

 

 

 

 

 

A golden start to the year for The Mission Control Communications and clients.

IMG_0900Today is a pretty significant date in the calendar for us. It marks three years since we declared our independence and set out on our own mission.

Serendipity was not going to let us forget that decision and what better way to remind us than to have all these Davey Awards arrive from in with us from the United States this morning.

I guess you could call it an effective reminder that when you consistently bring great work to the table in collaboration with great clients, you get great results.

Now to start repackaging them and send them back to the States to the client marketing teams that we produced the award winning work in collaboration with.

Mission Accomplished.

#LibertyMutualSurety #MissionAccomplished #DaveyAwards

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ABOUT: AS A MULTI-AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AND BRAND DESIGN CONSULTANCY, THE MISSION CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND DEDICATED SCIENCE AND HEALTHCARE STUDIO, THE MISSION DISCOVERY, WORKS WITH CLIENTS AND THEIR IN-HOUSE MARKETING TEAMS TO CREATE INTELLIGENT AND AGILE SOLUTIONS THAT EFFECTIVELY ENGAGE AUDIENCES IN TODAY’S DISRUPTIVE AND HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE, ENABLING BRANDS TO THRIVE. WE WORK WITH BRANDS SPANNING SOME OF THE MOST TIGHTLY REGULATED SECTORS OF ADVERTISING AND MARKETING IN THE WORLD, WITH FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES RANGING FROM – LIBERTY MUTUAL SURETY TO PHARMACEUTICAL, BIOTECH AND LIFE SCIENCE GIANTS. OUR WORK IS ROOTED IN SOUND INTELLIGENCE SUPPORTED BY A STRUCTURED SERVICES ARCHITECTURE THAT COMPLIMENTS CLIENT NEEDS ACROSS STRATEGY AND POSITIONING, ADVERTISING AND DESIGN, BRAND ORIGINATION AND EVOLUTION, PROJECT AND CAMPAIGN PLANNING, ENGAGEMENT AND ACTIVATION, AND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CULTURAL ALIGNMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THEMISSIONCONTROL.COM AND FOLLOW THE MISSION CONTROL ON LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK , TWITTER AND CREATIVEPOOL.
© THE MISSION CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS LTD., 2018.

Selling an advertising, branding or marketing agency? We’re looking to add more heroes to the team.

If you’re thinking of selling your advertising, branding or marketing agency in the US or UK, we’d love to hear from you. Please do get in touch.

Perhaps you’ve built up a client base that is simply too large and complicated to handle. Maybe you’ve created an agency and simply fallen out of love with it or, you’re looking to have a bigger team to back you up. Truth be told, whatever the reason for sale, we’d love to hear from you.

We want this sale to work for you, so we’re completely open to discussion. If you want to stay employed or involved in some way, we can look at that and if you want to walk away and try something new – we can talk about that as well.

As for us – part of our mission for 2018/19 is to acquire one to two; small to medium sized agencies in the US and England over the new year or so as part of our ongoing growth strategy. In the past three years, we have won more than 15 international awards and earned a reputation as the go-to creative effectiveness agency for clients spanning the science, healthcare, technology and sureties.

If you’d like to open confidential discussions around the sale of your advertising, branding or marketing agency, please call James on +44 (0) 2895 900841 or email james@themissioncontrol.com

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ABOUT: AS A MULTI-AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AND BRAND DESIGN CONSULTANCY, THE MISSION CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND DEDICATED SCIENCE AND HEALTHCARE STUDIO, THE MISSION DISCOVERY, WORKS WITH CLIENTS AND THEIR IN-HOUSE MARKETING TEAMS TO CREATE INTELLIGENT AND AGILE SOLUTIONS THAT EFFECTIVELY ENGAGE AUDIENCES IN TODAY’S DISRUPTIVE AND HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE, ENABLING BRANDS TO THRIVE. WE WORK WITH BRANDS SPANNING SOME OF THE MOST TIGHTLY REGULATED SECTORS OF ADVERTISING AND MARKETING IN THE WORLD, WITH FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES RANGING FROM – LIBERTY MUTUAL SURETY TO PHARMACEUTICAL, BIOTECH AND LIFE SCIENCE GIANTS. OUR WORK IS ROOTED IN SOUND INTELLIGENCE SUPPORTED BY A STRUCTURED SERVICES ARCHITECTURE THAT COMPLIMENTS CLIENT NEEDS ACROSS STRATEGY AND POSITIONING, ADVERTISING AND DESIGN, BRAND ORIGINATION AND EVOLUTION, PROJECT AND CAMPAIGN PLANNING, ENGAGEMENT AND ACTIVATION, AND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CULTURAL ALIGNMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THEMISSIONCONTROL.COM AND FOLLOW THE MISSION CONTROL ON LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.
© THE MISSION CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS LTD., 2018.

Creativepool selects The Mission Control Communication’s iconic ‘Great Things Happen at the Table’ campaign as one its top featured pieces of work.

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London/Belfast: The Mission Control Communications is back in the creative spotlight this week as Creativepool once again handpicks work created by the agency to be featured on its homepage.

This is the third featured campaign crafted by The Mission Control Communications to be featured on Creativepool since August this year. Earlier projects included work for Liberty Mutual Surety in the United States and The Mission Discovery, a new medicine, healthcare and sciences communications agency.

Seeing our work once again showcased alongside some of the biggest names in the industry is amazing,” says managing director, Patricia Killoran. “What makes this piece especially personal is that it is our team in the shot. If you look under the table, you’ll see the next generation of the team as well in the form of my granddaughter.

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Since the image was originally created, we’ve grown the team and there are now a lot more faces at the table. But we’re delighted that Creativepool as once again given us a place at their table“.

Mission Accomplished!

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ABOUT: AS A MULTI-AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AND BRAND DESIGN CONSULTANCY, THE MISSION CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND DEDICATED SCIENCE AND HEALTHCARE STUDIO, THE MISSION DISCOVERY, WORKS WITH CLIENTS AND THEIR IN-HOUSE MARKETING TEAMS TO CREATE INTELLIGENT AND AGILE SOLUTIONS THAT EFFECTIVELY ENGAGE AUDIENCES IN TODAY’S DISRUPTIVE AND HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE, ENABLING BRANDS TO THRIVE. WE WORK WITH BRANDS SPANNING SOME OF THE MOST TIGHTLY REGULATED SECTORS OF ADVERTISING AND MARKETING IN THE WORLD, WITH FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES RANGING FROM – LIBERTY MUTUAL SURETY TO PHARMACEUTICAL, BIOTECH AND LIFE SCIENCE GIANTS. OUR WORK IS ROOTED IN SOUND INTELLIGENCE SUPPORTED BY A STRUCTURED SERVICES ARCHITECTURE THAT COMPLIMENTS CLIENT NEEDS ACROSS STRATEGY AND POSITIONING, ADVERTISING AND DESIGN, BRAND ORIGINATION AND EVOLUTION, PROJECT AND CAMPAIGN PLANNING, ENGAGEMENT AND ACTIVATION, AND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CULTURAL ALIGNMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THEMISSIONCONTROL.COM AND FOLLOW THE MISSION CONTROL ON LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.
© THE MISSION CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS LTD., 2017.

A new agency model for a new economy. How The Mission Control Communications became the ‘go-to’ agency in 2017 for B2B brands.

In this month’s Agency Briefing, we go inside The Mission Control Communications – the independent advertising and branding agency that is going toe-to-toe with some of the biggest names in adland and winning.

Additional creative firepower coupled with sharp strategic thinking and ‘can-do’ attitude have been the driving forces in what has been in one of the best years on record for the self-described – ‘creative effectiveness agency’ – The Mission Control Communications.

In addition to expanding its role with established clients on both sides of the Atlantic in categories as diverse as technology, education, mergers/acquisitions and the insurance and surety sector, the agency has also racked up an impressive tally of international awards and new business wins, thanks in no small part to the breakthrough work coming out of its dedicated medicine, healthcare and sciences studio – The Mission Discovery.

Whilst new business was not a primary objective for 2017, there can be no denying that the agency has earned itself a reputation as the ‘go-to’ destination for companies in search of an effective alternative to the channel specific agency model.

We had a choice at the end of 2016, says strategy director,” James Killoran, “we could go into the New Year (2017) and aim to be another channel specific guru, or we could knuckle down and listen to what business leaders and their teams were saying. The decision was a no-brainer,” he says, “we listened to what clients had to say and came back with a strategy that would let us collaborate with them as true partners, sharing in their vision, mission and values; whilst ensuring those objectives were effectively being realised in their work.” 

It took time and award-winning campaign in its own right, (Science Heroes & Heroines) to explain how collaboration between agency and client should and could work.

One of the first to experience those benefits was a US technology company who hired The Mission Control Communications earlier this year to launch a new B2B software solution.

Straightaway we knew the Mission team were asking the right sort of questions,” says the US director of marketing. “They really understood what we were about and what we were looking to achieve.” He goes onto say, “It didn’t take us long to realise that we’d hired more than just an ad agency, we’d hired a strategic partner that slotted straight into our own team and culture.

As collaboration between clients and agency continued to prove itself, an unexpected result of this was that clients began to share their experiences of working with The Mission Control Communications with colleagues and network partners worldwide. This process of positive referral quickly led to a number of new account wins for the agency that are now generating additional referrals.

Now with a reinforced and diverse client roster, The Mission Control Communications is in a healthy position as it prepares to start the New Year.

Unencumbered by the lack of transparency that was a red line issue for many US companies this year, The Mission Control Communications has a remarkably open and transparent relationship with clients on both sides of the Atlantic, that has enabled it to excel in categories that have traditionally been wary of agency involvement and motives.

Key appointments made during 2017 are also set to bear fruit next year as a restructured and driven studio, spurred on by continued success, D&AD training and a strong leadership team, continue to work with companies the world-over to create and deliver sector changing work.

Mission Accomplished!

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ABOUT: AS A MULTI-AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AND BRAND DESIGN CONSULTANCY, THE MISSION CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND DEDICATED SCIENCE AND HEALTHCARE STUDIO, THE MISSION DISCOVERY, WORKS WITH CLIENTS AND THEIR IN-HOUSE MARKETING TEAMS TO CREATE INTELLIGENT AND AGILE SOLUTIONS THAT EFFECTIVELY ENGAGE AUDIENCES IN TODAY’S DISRUPTIVE AND HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE, ENABLING BRANDS TO THRIVE. WE WORK WITH BRANDS SPANNING SOME OF THE MOST TIGHTLY REGULATED SECTORS OF ADVERTISING AND MARKETING IN THE WORLD, WITH FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES RANGING FROM – LIBERTY MUTUAL SURETY TO PHARMACEUTICAL, BIOTECH AND LIFE SCIENCE GIANTS. OUR WORK IS ROOTED IN SOUND INTELLIGENCE SUPPORTED BY A STRUCTURED SERVICES ARCHITECTURE THAT COMPLIMENTS CLIENT NEEDS ACROSS STRATEGY AND POSITIONING, ADVERTISING AND DESIGN, BRAND ORIGINATION AND EVOLUTION, PROJECT AND CAMPAIGN PLANNING, ENGAGEMENT AND ACTIVATION, AND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CULTURAL ALIGNMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THEMISSIONCONTROL.COM AND FOLLOW THE MISSION CONTROL ON CREATIVEPOOL, LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.

Almac collaborates with The Mission Control Communications to launch integrated ‘ART’ campaign.

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Delivering the right solution is an ART as The Mission Control Communications was to discover working with Almac teams on both sides of the Atlantic to roll out this new integrated campaign for the launch of Almac Technologies new Accountability and Reconciliation Tracking system (ART).

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Working in collaboration with Almac marketing teams in the United States and Europe, the campaign was built on the commercial insight that when a work process is viewed as a ‘necessary evil.’ it’s time to innovate.

Recognising that the onerous task of manually reconciling discrepancies in supply records accumulated over the lifetime of a clinical trial can add as much as two years to the study closeout phase, Almac Technologies decided it was time to streamline and automate the process with a new Accountability and Reconciliation Tracking system – ART.

Mission Accomplished!

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ABOUT: AS A MULTI-AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AND BRAND DESIGN CONSULTANCY, THE MISSION CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND DEDICATED SCIENCE AND HEALTHCARE STUDIO, THE MISSION DISCOVERY, WORKS WITH CLIENTS AND THEIR IN-HOUSE MARKETING TEAMS TO CREATE INTELLIGENT AND AGILE SOLUTIONS THAT EFFECTIVELY ENGAGE AUDIENCES IN TODAY’S DISRUPTIVE AND HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE, ENABLING BRANDS TO THRIVE. WE WORK WITH BRANDS SPANNING SOME OF THE MOST TIGHTLY REGULATED SECTORS OF ADVERTISING AND MARKETING IN THE WORLD, WITH FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES RANGING FROM – LIBERTY MUTUAL SURETY TO PHARMACEUTICAL, BIOTECH AND LIFE SCIENCE GIANTS. OUR WORK IS ROOTED IN SOUND INTELLIGENCE SUPPORTED BY A STRUCTURED SERVICES ARCHITECTURE THAT COMPLIMENTS CLIENT NEEDS ACROSS STRATEGY AND POSITIONING, ADVERTISING AND DESIGN, BRAND ORIGINATION AND EVOLUTION, PROJECT AND CAMPAIGN PLANNING, ENGAGEMENT AND ACTIVATION, AND INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL CULTURAL ALIGNMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THEMISSIONCONTROL.COM AND FOLLOW THE MISSION CONTROL ON LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.
© THE MISSION CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS LTD., 2017.