Archive for the ‘Agency’ Category

Outsourcing empathy – Is technology what the doctor ordered?

   With rapidly amalgamating digital and physical worlds, technology is becoming an increasingly indispensable tool that has the potential to deliver real value in our daily lives. People bank online, shop online, broadcast their lives online, book appointments online and can locate anything they need at any point in their day as long as they… Read more

Forrester Research names Kin + Carta a Leader in Forrester Wave™: Midsize Digital Experience Agencies

As part of Kin + Carta, Hive is proud to announce that Forrester Research has named the group a Leader in the prestigious evaluation, The Forrester Wave™: Midsize Digital Experience Agencies, Q4 2018. Kin + Carta is a next-generation digital transformation business that fuses three specialisms — strategy, innovation, and communications — under its new… Read more

St Ives re-launches as Kin + Carta

In 2014 Hive was acquired by St Ives Group, today we’re excited to announce that St Ives is re-launching as Kin + Carta. Kin + Carta brings together seven unique businesses under its new organisational model called The Connective. The Connective is formed of over 1,500 specialists across four continents, connected by culture and shared… Read more

Hive in the blood – an interview with Helen Balcombe

Whether you’re a newbie to the agency world, or looking for the next great career opportunity, choosing where to hang your hat can be daunting – especially in the world of duplicate cookie-cutter agency manifestos. But what most people want to know when they join any company, is ‘am I joining a place that genuinely… Read more

Ever seen a cow play golf?…

Another Thursday at work, but not just any Thursday. I just bought myself a lovely orange jacket for spring – how on trend! – purchased at our International Women’s Day second-hand clothing and baked goods sale. We raised £215 and we’ll be donating this to a local Women’s charity. I’ve broken my diet yet again,… Read more

5 top tips for achieving Friday Challenge Greatness

What started as a simple push-up competition one Friday afternoon four years ago, has expanded, evolved and matured into what we now call ‘The Friday Challenge’ – a glorious tournament of wills, wits and cunning, where your skills are pushed to their limits in a weekly challenge against great Hive minds.   Whether it’s wine… Read more

Ten years at the forefront of patient experience

This month marks ten years of Hive, which has prompted us to reflect on how the world has changed over the last decade, and how it is going to change over the next one. When we opened our doors we would say to our clients: “You have to understand the patient and the people around… Read more

3 trends impacting healthcare comms in 2018

January: a time for promises, pledges and predictions. And, if you’re anything like me, it’s also the anniversary of last year’s failure to become a better, healthier person!   Speaking of predictions, as the world around us seemingly spirals into being madder than it ever has been, and our finite attention spans continue to be… Read more

Mike Walker joins Hive as Brand Development Director

A big Hive welcome to Mike Walker who has joined our 90-strong London team from BBH, bringing with him over 25 years of global and local brand development expertise across a vast array of therapy areas. Walker has held senior creative leadership and brand strategy roles for agency networks Saatchi Health and Grey Healthcare. In… Read more

A great night for the Hive Group!

We were delighted to be recognised with 4 awards at last night’s PM Society Digital Awards, picking up 3 Golds and 1 Silver. What was particularly lovely was that each of the agencies in the Group, Hive, ebee and Pollen, were recognised for their great work. Hive Health US, in partnership with Fundamental VR and… Read more

Innovation Day

Monday saw an early start as Ian, Jas, Helen and Jonathan went on a trip to Welywn Garden City to take part in an agency innovation day, hosted by Roche Pharmaceuticals. With approximately 1/4 of the Roche UK team in attendance, it proved an excellent opportunity to talk to staff from all sectors about the challenges… Read more