Hide the Shark are really pleased to appear in the 2019 Bristol Life’s Professional Services Guide. This is a yearly roundup of the city’s established and up and coming businesses. Here is Toby’s Q and A.
Tell us a little about your business
We’re a strategic Brand and Design Agency. A nimble team of digital designers, developers, marketers and problem solvers who help to give innovative companies the killer edge. We’ve been running for nearly ten years. In that time have gained a wide client base in the cultural, charity and commercial sectors.
How have the last 12 months been for you?
They’ve been very busy. We’ve had a few large scale brand projects that have really helped to reinforce our reputation. The current UK uncertainty makes us even more committed to providing sector leading brand, content and design services.
What sets you apart from others in your sector?
A lot of agencies claim that they’re storytellers, but my background as a Theatre and TV writer means that we are really able to back that claim up. Story-telling structure flows through all our work giving it a logic and depth that our clients and their audiences really respond to.
Did You Know?
As a kid I was obsessed with Jaws. I loved the way the music, lighting and camera angles created the shark in my head. The shark is a perfect metaphor for our approach. Our clients come to us with an objective. From that we create a shark full of personality. We give it purpose and direction and then deploy it, keeping it hidden until it’s the right time for the big reveal. That’s why we’re called Hide the Shark.
You can see the full magazine article here.