Client Feedback on the Creation of the Earth

By manager | March 16, 2017

This is seriously funny on Client feedback on the Creation of the Earth, if you can’t laugh then… come on… we have all been there on both sides…. You’re Welcome   

C-Level. Not having a personal brand is not an option

By the thinker | March 13, 2017

There is a saying that Steve Martin said and we mantra at CNM. Be so good they can’t ignore you. This goes not just for the company as a whole, but every individual in it, around it and near it. If you are forgettable and you don’t put the work into you. You are not…

Thinking Out Loud is Back

By manager | March 13, 2017

After a break for a while, the juices are flowing, the creativity is high, we are working on some cool projects for ourselves and clients which means sharing this with all of you. We hope you enjoy our blog “Thinking out Loud”  thoughts, musings, passions, finds, references, insights and total randomness on business, wordpress, community,…

Inside a Designers Mind

By manager | March 13, 2017

This is so smack bang on! So just remember in a brief when you say you want a “pop” of colour – this is what goes on in our designers heads!

It takes a year. Full Stop

By the thinker | March 13, 2017

When we start a digital campaign, the first question is always how long will it take to work, how long for the results, what’s the expected speed on our return… Because we have created such a “instantaneous and fast” expecting world these days, it’s now the expectation that it is if you add water and…

Running a business with boobs

By the thinker | March 11, 2017

This is a great article by Jesse Genet who runs one of my favourite packaging businesses @Lumi. She has never written about women (kinda like me) or for International Women’s Day about women running businesses. But this article she has decided to get it all out is just an amazing read – here are the…

The Emoji and how you need to play it…

By manager | March 3, 2017

Who would ever have thought that the humble little Emoji is now going to be a key part of your marketing and social strategy to connect with your customers.   Whoop Whoop… things are getting sexy again is the social space and Marketing teams and going rebel against it and then shit themselves that they didn’t get…

The Mahabis Story

By the thinker | March 3, 2017

*Ok this went on a little longer than I was planning, but I think it is important to finally get out. Better out than in they say! The non stop ringing in my ears for 10 years and still from clients is “Does Social Media really work”,  “How do you know it’s working?”, “How many posts should…

We’re Back, Fresh and Ready to Rumble

By the thinker | March 3, 2017

When we opened the door of Code Name Max 10 years ago there were some business strategies I had in play and I can’t believe they have not changed, there are some new additions (of course life has gone by 10 years, and it’s dramatically changed).  Maybe that has been the secret sauce to staying open…

Finding the right people is just not what is on paper.

By the thinker | March 2, 2017

Growing your business isn’t just about filling a job, it’s about finding someone that will fit into your business family. So skills on paper are sometimes not the most important things when you welcome someone in to your business life. How to Make Sure You Hire the Right People to Grow Your Business Whether your…