We leverage your brand
to grow your business.

We are a brand agency in Birmingham that uses bold strategy and design to help businesses in the Midlands and beyond define their brands and grow.

Brand-driven companies are two times more profitable.

We do brand research, brand strategy and brand identity. With the right brand driving your business, you will grow market share, engage more customers, smash your competitors, fire up your teams and make your marketing and sales work harder.

Our latest news

Local photographic historian Pete James (left) and Birmingham-born photographer Brian Griffin (right) look back on photos from Birmingham’s creative history. Photo credit: Herbert Walters

How has Birmingham’s creative scene changed over the past 25 years?

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Birmingham is quickly becoming known for its booming creative scene, but what was the city like 25 years ago for creative types? Here, we speak to Pete James, a local…

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Competition deadline extended for BrandBrum!

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Last month we set photographers across the Midlands a simple challenge: Capture Birmingham’s brand in up to 10 photos. It was a pretty open-ended brief and we weren’t sure what…

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Q&A with Paul Faulkner: Here’s why Birmingham needs to support local creative talent.

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Back in the day, Birmingham was heralded for being the ‘city of a thousand trades’, with a reputation for industrialism and manufacturing. In recent years, perceptions of Birmingham have started…

Our latest work

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Wrapchic

Bringing an emerging restaurant to life with a brand bible and embracing the taste revolution

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EU Automation

A specialist automation equipment supplier with a global reach who needed that magic touch.

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RBS

Thinking outside the bank

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The Franklin

Laying the foundation to launch and sell a luxury property development

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Spencer Swinden

Helping a hugely successful interior design company look and feel as good as their clients.

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Commercial Express

A yearlong branding journey to help a flourishing insurance provider stand out in a cluttered marketplace and boost profits.

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LoveBrum

A lovely new brand for the charity everyone's talking about.

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Umbrella

A pioneering new brand launched in Birmingham and Solihull to unify all sexual health services and locations.

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RIGHTIO

We used some ORB wizardry to completely re-imagine and reposition a national home repairs and services company that needed some magic to realise its full potential.

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Glide

Life made simple.

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Top Banana

Helping an internationally renowned events agency look and feel as good as their business.

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Nimvelo

Renaming and repositioning an established VoIP provider to help them transform the way small businesses communicate.

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Marketing Birmingham

Creating a 20ft-wide illustration of Birmingham’s past, present and future to introduce Marketing Birmingham’s 2014 Annual General Meeting.

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Court Collaboration

Creating a striking new visual identity for an internationally expanding property development mediator which enabled them to make new connections with people at home, and around the world.

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Evolve

Helping an inspiring company develop their brand and engage new audiences.

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Casey & Chew

Using some personality to help a pair of plumbers to stand out in the home repair crowd.

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The Astbury

We used some Hell Yeah! to reposition a £40,000,000 property development and bring it to life.

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BCC Adoption & Fostering

We used some ORB ingenuity to present Birmingham’s leading adoption and fostering service in a new light.

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ROAR

Using a hearty Hell Yeah! roar to create an identity and brand that would allow a start-up communications provider to stand out against the conventional industry leaders.

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TEDxBrum

After our involvement in 2012, TEDxBrum approached ORB again with the challenge to brand their 2013 event.

Our clients

Court
LoveBrum
Wrapchic
Macmillan
Wye Valley
Bmet
KPMG
Glide
RBS