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The power beneath the surface

We work closely with clients to turn their aims, ethos and purpose into dynamic stories that reach the widest possible audience.

All of our projects hide the complexity beneath the surface, resulting in simple, strong messaging, impactful design, and compelling brand experiences that help to take ambitious organisations to a new level.

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Hide the Shark team, 6 people laughing.

We are a creative agency in Bristol

We create strategies, design campaigns and build powerful brands

Based in the heart of Bristol, Hide the Shark is a nimble team of brand engineers, digital designers and creative problem-solvers. Combining wild creativity with razor-sharp project management, we’re passionate about building powerful brands and creating cutting-edge campaigns for people to identify with, trust and love.

About us

How we do it A structured approach that builds towards success

Marketing strategy

Helping our clients articulate their purpose, proposition and personality

We work with clients to set clear short and long-term goals.

  • Market and technology overview
  • User positioning
  • Employee engagement
  • Brand discovery workshops
  • Creative roadmapping
  • Digital marketing

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Brand definition

Amplifying our clients strengths to create brands we can fall in love with

Brands are like characters in a film. The clearer they are in vision, personality and relatability, the more likely it is that an audience will emotionally connect.

  • Art direction
  • Naming
  • Brand architecture
  • Brand voice
  • Visual identity
  • Guidelines

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Interactive technology & design

Complex user journeys made simple

Clear, logical and intuitive user journeys and digital design help to tell the best story possible to the right audience.

  • Art direction
  • UX / UI
  • Web design
  • Web development
  • E-Commerce
  • CMS Integration

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Creative content

Punchy visuals and razor-sharp design

Unified content works seamlessly across all platforms, giving audiences every opportunity to engage positively with the brand.

  • Creative direction
  • Content production
  • Photography and video
  • Motion graphics and animation
  • Copy / script writing
  • Illustration
  • Print

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Digital Marketing

Sophisticated campaigns with tangible results

A combination of strategy and creativity encourages positive brand interaction.

  • SEO & PPC growth
  • Social media campaigns
  • Analytical reporting
  • Persona targeting
  • Keyword research and analysis

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Hear what our clients have to say...

We have a whole host of happy clients who would love to tell you about their experiences with us.

  • “ Hide the Shark’s talented team has made our rebrand project such a positive experience. They delivered so many elements to a tight deadline, captured the essence of our brand philosophy beautifully and brought Old Mill to life with their unique style of storytelling. The result is a bold, modern and engaging brand that sets us apart. ”
    Kim Barnard
    Group Marketing Manager. Old Mill
  • “ We commissioned Hide the Shark to develop a proposition and subsequent brand identity for a new supporter programme. The agency were great to work with, responded well to a changing brief and came up with a really creative concept. ”
    Soil Association
  • “ I engaged Hide the Shark to create the branding and design collateral for three of my clients. The briefs were very demanding, however each of my clients were blown away by the work that the agency produced. Hide the Shark have the ability to fully understand what is required and deliver what is becoming increasingly rare…The elusive ‘WOW’ factor. ”
    Steve Shergold
    Director. TTA Communications
  • “ We are thrilled with the branding concept Hide the Shark developed for our classical season. It’s fresh, creative, bold and enticing. As a response to our brief it is close to perfect, resulting in the most successful classical season ever for the hall. ”
    Sarah Robertson - Colston Hall
    Sarah Robertson
    Communications and Special Projects Director. Colston Hall
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