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Dr Janice Denegri-Knott
Dr Janice Denegri-Knott is Senior Lecturer in Consumer Culture and Behaviour at Bournemouth University's Media School. Janice specialises in emerging consumer and digital cultures, and transformative marketing and is a member of the Emerging Consumer Cultures Group (ECCG). Janice has consulted for a range of commercial clients, including The Daily Telegraph, ITV and Channel 4. Through her work in academia, Janice brings an alternative perspective when answering our clients' business questions, helping to shape and consolidate our consumer insight.

Maria Tzika
Maria trained as a visual anthropologist at Goldsmiths. She has experience working on a range of projects that include designing visuals for theatre shows funded by Arts Council England, and ethnographic films supported by SOAS and the Leverhulme Trust. She is currently an associate producer at Vernon Films, an independent film production company working in both documentaries and features. Maria brings her social research background and filmmaking skills to our research projects.

Jane Kellock
Jane is a creative eccentric and collector of people and things. A former Head of Design at TopShop and a Global Fashion Trend Forecaster for WGSN, Jane is now a fashion trend consultant and a regular contributor to lifestyle trend website Stylus, Viewpoint magazine and co-writer of The Women's Room blog. Jane provides Hope + Anchor with consultancy on global lifestyle trends, street-style analysis, and customer profile building. As an expert in social media, Jane also works with us to keep one step ahead of digital culture and helps to develop and implement our digital methodologies.

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Laura Knox & Tom Woodward
Laura and Tom are experts in visual storytelling. Laura is a renowned photographer who has worked with companies including Bacardi Brown-Foreman, Volkswagen, Virgin, and The Body Shop to provide powerful marketing imagery. Tom heads up the moving image arm of their business, Fathom Productions. Tom and Laura work closely with us to help turn our findings into exciting visual outputs. They created the still and moving images for the Hope + Anchor website.

Mike Tooby
Mike is an independent curator and researcher. He is Associate Professor of Art and Public Practice at Bath Spa University. He was founding curator of Tate St Ives, a Director for Amgueddfa Cymru, and chair of engage, the gallery education association. He has served on a variety of bodies, including the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Arts Council Wales and Arts Council England. Mikes brings a different perspective that informs our view of creativity and how we approach our work.

Clem Woodward
Clem is one of the multi-award winning creatives behind Compare The Market's 'Meerkat' campaign and O2's 'Thinking of You' campaign. An expert in turning insights into big ideas for brands, Clem brings his experience in the creative industries to our communication projects. Clem is a great addition in our workshops, helping to work up visually rich, well crafted ideas and propositions to make the outputs from our idea generation sessions immediately tangible.

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Amanda Anderton
Amanda started out in her family business dealing part-worn tyres in Yorkshire. Discontented with her life in overalls, she packed away her tyre iron and ran off to London to pursue her dream of becoming a social psychologist. Since then she has enjoyed a colourful journey to becoming co-founder of Hope + Anchor.

With over 15 years in qualitative research and strategy under her belt, her voyage has taken her via the London School of Economics, Head of Insight at NPD agency WOWCO, and Group Research Director at 2CV.

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Darren Hanley
Darren has one of those faces that make people want to tell him things. All manner of things. This, combined with an inherent nosiness and a fascination with the nitty-gritty of people's everyday lives, means he was always destined to become a researcher.

After stints at a few agencies, Darren joined 2CV in 2000 where, with a handful of others, he helped grow the agency into a global player, before co-founding Hope + Anchor in 2012.

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Mary Coyne
Mary is a researcher on a mission. A mission for the truth. The truth about people’s lives and behaviours, and the truth about how brands can better respond to their needs to stay ahead in these competitive times.

Fuelled by her passion for understanding people, alongside her work at Hope + Anchor, Mary is now studying an MSc in psychotherapy.

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Sarah Warren
Sarah first unleashed her talent for operations management as a marketing assistant for a publishing company with an unruly reputation. From her desk in the stationery cupboard, she developed a natural knack for taming the untamable, creating organisation and structure to where there was chaos.

She now has 14 years' administrative and operational experience in a broad range of industries including the BBC, MTV, and various magazine publishing companies, in both the UK and Australia. Prior to the birth of her second child she was the Operations Director for a leading design agency.

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When faced with fast-changing trends and the need to work miracles with tight budgets, we all need to think creatively. 

Our clients come to us when they need insights to inspire new ways of thinking. Insights that have the power to shape big ideas. Insights that can generate growth and fuel competitive advantage.

At Hope + Anchor we blend our creative insight gathering approach with intelligent thinking to help our clients answer their business questions. 

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We take the time to properly diagnose our clients' business questions. 

We delve deep into our clients' business to ensure we understand the background to the questions and the perspective of key stakeholders. We also bring our expertise in understanding the broader world of brands, consumer behaviour, and socio-cultural trends to provide a context in which the questions sit. 

By considering business questions in this way we ensure we deliver insights that create real business opportunities.

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We explore our clients' business questions from many angles, and by embracing different perspectives in our work we are able to find the most compelling insights.

We draw upon a range of insight gathering techniques. We commonly use qualitative and quantitative research, ethnography, digital methodologies, and cultural analysis. We also specialise in facilitating direct insight experiences for our clients through consumer exposure sessions and insight for innovation workshops. 

We collaborate with our network of creative thinkers and doers who bring their expertise to our projects when pitching, during our analysis, and by working with us to provide creative outputs. The collaborative spirit of our Creative Network is always underpinned with the intelligent thinking of the Hope + Anchor team.

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We understand that insight is the start of the journey for any business in the process of creating change. Insights need to capture attention. Insights need to spearhead action. Now and in the future. 

We use a range of creative approaches designed to bring our insights to life and act as a tangible resource for future inspiration. We work with our Creative Network to tell powerful visual stories through photojournalism, film and animation. We also curate events and exhibitions that turn insights into live experiences.

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13.04.2014

We are now on Instagram sharing snapshots of standout brand, marketing and consumer behaviour from our travels around the globe. 

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We Win Kellogg's Strategic Comms task
26.02.2014

We are thrilled to add Kellogg's to our client portfolio.  We will be working with Kellogg's, along with its agency Leo Burnett, undertaking a strategic communication exploration for one of its most loved brands.

The team goes pop at the Barbican
23.01.2014

We visited 'Pop Art Design' at the Barbican today.  Amongst the exhibits, we were drawn to this image by photographer Bill Owens. Taken from a series entitled 'Suburbia', here a housewife hosts a Tupperware Party, which famously became popularartsed in the USA in 1950s. Read the fascinating history of the Tupperware brand and its sociocultural influence here tinyurl.com/pd446j5

MARY COYNE JOINS HOPE + ANCHOR
15.01.2014

We are pleased to welcome Mary Coyne to the team as a Research Director.

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UKTV AWARDS REALLY HEALTH CHECK
03.12.2013

We are excited to add UKTV to our portfolio of broadcast clients.  We will be working with UKTV on its channel REALLY, working alongside the channel team to undertake a health check for the brand.

HOOT! HOOT! WE WIN HOOTSUITE!
03.12.2013

Hootsuite, the social media management utility, has awarded us with a pan-European research task to explore brand perceprions and the future social media needs of business leaders. 

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Exceptional research! Combining innovative design, incorporating approaches from social anthropology, with brilliant analysis. Standing room only presentations.

Alison Hardy
former Head of Behaviour Change Planning, Department of Health
Everything they produce is of the absolute highest standard. They are always thinking of new, innovative and exciting ways to tackle projects. I would confidently recommend Hope + Anchor to anyone.

Sarah Riding
Head of Audience Insight, Zodiak Media
Thorough and creative in their approach, and genuinely switched on, Hope + Anchor know how to engage with clients and help them get the best value out of their research investment. The team is brilliant to work with!

Francesca Namboka
Client Insight Analyst, Christie's
Hope + Anchor delivered a fantastically insightful analysis on one of our key programmes, with speed, a creative and tailored approach, and great flexibility. A great team and great results!

Isabelle Hierholz
Head of Audiences, ITV
HOPE + ANCHOR’s research for John Brown on fashion-loving women gave us a wonderfully in-depth look into women’s wardrobes and why they buy what they do. The research has helped us think differently about how we communicate with women as they decide what to buy.

Susannah Donnelly
Senior Insight Manager, John Brown Media
Hope + Anchor are creative thinkers, very reliable, and importantly, will challenge thinking when necessary. One further attribute is credibility which they have by the barrowload - which comes from hard work and being completely on top of the brief.

David Howells
Research Manager, News International
HOPE + ANCHOR'S research for Randall & Aubin delivered much more than I could have expected. In fact, the findings have been instrumental in changing the way we think about our business. I can't praise them highly enough!

Jamie Poulton
MD, Randall & Aubin
CI NETWORK:
INSIDE THE MIND OF A REAL-LIFE CRIME VIEWER
Investigating the mindset and motivations of real-life crime fans to flesh out the future proposition for the Crime & Investigation Network
ITV:
Reigniting Britain’s Love For The Brand
Engaging viewers in an ongoing conversation with ITV to shape the 2013 brand relaunch by informing logo design, ident creative, and continuity strategy
Spring Creative:
rubbing shoulders with the global super-rich
Immersing the Spring Creative team in the aspirations and motivations of the Super-Rich Consumer to develop the communications strategy for a leading luxury brand
Department for Transport:
Putting the Shock Back Into Drink Driving
Delving deep into the shocking world of high risk-taking drink drivers to create a new communications platform to underpin the 2013 THINK! Drink Drive Campaign
Harper Collins:
The Making of An International Best Seller
Hosting book clubs in cities around the world to define the global positioning and marketing strategy for Harper Collins' bestselling authors
Brown Forman:
Innovating with the innovators
Packing the Brown Forman innovation team off on safari with female drinkers, across different drinking occasions, to identify a white space for NPD
X Factor:
Putting the X back into X Factor
Facilitating an audience debate between rival fans of different talent shows to inform the future strategy for this TV juggernaut
UKTV:
Diagnosing the health of the REALLY channel
Working with the REALLY channel team to undertake a channel review and create a future commissioning and marketing strategy
ECOVISION:
CREATING BRAND WARMTH WITHIN THE BOILER CATEGORY
Engaging households with dodgy boilers in conversation to develop an emotionally rich consumer-facing proposition for HassleFreeBoilers.com
John Brown Media:
Hot on the Heels Of A Fashion Shopper
Producing a film for an audience of High St retailers, documenting women's relationship with fashion, showcasing how product and brand decisions are made, and revealing how omni-channel retailing is impacting on behaviour
Redemption Bar:
Serving up the consumer opportunity
Profiling the consumer target and sizing the opportunity for a new brand of alcohol-free gastro bars
Zodiak Media:
Co-Creating The Next Saturday Night Fever
Uniting Zodiak Media’s production teams with their bulls-eye tween and teen target audience to co-create future Saturday Night entertainment formats
Finlandia:
Designing to stand out from the pack
Immersing Vodka lovers in the world of pack design to co-create new designs for Finlandia with real stand out
John Lewis:
Exposing the moment of truth for a pushchair purchase
Using our award winning Structured Reality research methodology to reveal the real influencers driving the pushchair purchase of first time parents
HOOTSUITE:
EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL FOR BUSINESS
Engaging the social media leaders of the world's largest organisations in conversation to understand the future social needs of the business community
60 Minute Makeover:
Makeover TV Gets A Makeover
Spending the summer nosing around people's homes exploring Britain's appetite for home improvements to inform the future strategy for this emblem of the TV makeover genre
Randall & Aubin:
Dishing Up A Future Brand Direction
Dinner party discussions with customers to provide brand strategy for this much-loved Soho institution
ITV:
A Fact-finding mission for Factual TV fans
Understanding the characteristics and motivations of Factual TV fans to inspire future programming and marketing strategy
Southern Comfort:
Streetcar Campaign Creative Clinics
Checking Southern Comfort drinkers into a creative development clinic to optimise the brands' Streetcar TV campaign

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