Our Currency is Collectivisation and our Bank is Belief. We would like to extend our thanks to distinguished members of the Presidium whose unshakable belief and devotion to the People’s Republic of Podge has made today possible.
"We are not the 'Connecting Users' brand nor the 'Connecting Consumers' brand. Guess what? We are a bunch of great, fun, quirky, offbeat, unusual, charming minds that speaks with people as whole: people who love, laugh, learn, play, work, earn money, communicate, and much more. Our role at Nokia is to support every aspect of people's lives to have a richer, fuller life every day with connectivity, information, friendship and fun. Not tomorrow or some time soon, but today. That's why we make devices and experiences that empower people to look at the world with new eyes, to reach out and take risks, to push themselves, express themselves, share more and grow. It means to be truly alive. Nokia empowers people to live adventure everywhere. People - not consumers - is where we stand as a brand."www.nokia.com
"At Getty Images we inspire communicators and give them the tools to create inspiring work of their own. Getty Images is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognised provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and websites."www.gettyimages.co.uk
"No other company does as much with type as Monotype. Our designers have created many of the most celebrated and influential typefaces of our time. And we’ve developed the technologies that bring type to the screen for millions of consumer products and user interfaces worldwide. Wherever you see type, now and in the future, there’s a good chance Monotype will be behind it."www.monotype.com
Brand Perfect aims to help brands keep pace with technological change and create seamless interactive experiences.www.brandperfect.org
"Since 1984 our approach and people has signified us as one of the UK's leading specialist recruitment consultancies. Our values – honesty, integrity and partnership are at the core of what we do and how we do it. So whether you run a global design consultancy, integrated marketing agency or interiors & architectural practice, whether you're the new generation or established business or whether you're a fresh graduate or seasoned professional we would like to help you design your future."www.network.cc
The Drum have been great supporters of the podge lunches over the last few years in London and Manchester and as well as having a regular magazine covering the creative industries they also run several great awards events such as the DADI awards (10th October at the Marriott Grosvenor Square) The Roses awards, The Chip Shop awards, the Social Buzz awards and others. Particular thanks to founders Gordon & Diane Young and Nick Creed for whom nothing is too much trouble when it comes to supporting podge lunches. www.thedrum.co.uk
Holmes & Marchant
Holmes & Marchant Group (Lloyd Northover and Holmes & Marchant) is an established brand design consultancy, now pioneering a more agile approach to brand development. We’re based in London, Singapore, Shanghai and New York and serve multiple markets beyond. Born back in 1967, we’ve been around the block and don’t beat around the bush. We get closer to real people in the real world – our clients, our specialist partners and much closer to consumers. Then we apply our strategic thinking and creative design craft to help our clients build great brands.www.holmesandmarchant.com
Ignition is a young and talented digital agency offering specialist digital delivery services to the design community. They primarily service other agencies, helping translate their client's ideas and requirements into beautiful, well-thought-out solutions for web, mobile and other digital products. www.weareignition.com
Working with global sports brands, McKenzie Clark produce and deliver high quality and consistent branding projects for the design, retail, sport and corporate sectors. They have supported the podge lunch for 10 years and really know their stuff, a pleasure to work with and they don't pull faces at tight deadlines. Graham Clark is joining us at this year's lunch working with Holmes & Marchant to bring the designs to life. www.mckenzieclark.co.uk
Jonathan Cole Photography
Jonathan Cole normally focuses his talents on the annual Sports Podge lunch but this year he is going to switch his allegiance over to the design lunch. The proud owner of a Campaign Photo Award this will be Jon’s fifth podge lunch as our official snapper. When not shooting he likes nothing more than doing gigs around London with his band.www.jonathancolephotography.com
The Podge A Team
And no Podge lunch would work without the amazing help of the Jones team, Barbara, Clare and PJ who pull everything together in the build-up and on the day. And this year they will be supported on the day by book designer Abi Hartshorne, Illustrator Katie Scott, fashion designer Lauren Whilby, Agency girl Courtenay Mavity who all take a day off work to help make the lunch a special day.