On Devo

HEIST Award-winning On Devo publication for Policy@Manchester

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For this project we worked with the Policy@Manchester team to put together a piece of statement publication design.

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The University of Manchester

The brief: To design and print On Devo, a full-colour publication for an audience of key national policy makers.

Policy@Manchester is an initiative at The University of Manchester that supports knowledge transfer between researchers and those working on policy.

Our publications for higher education projects are informed by our experience within the sector. Our background working within higher education means that we can quickly get to grips with the complex organisational structures and protocols of colleges and universities, and can use that experience to deliver a seamless service.

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“On Devo was a design-driven, almost conceptual project; designed to showcase great thinking and analysis, in a way that really stood out from the crowd. From start to finish, copper media gave the publication the love, care and attention it craved, working against a very tight deadline to deliver a truly beautiful piece of print that has turned heads and generated debate.”

Alex Waddington Editorial and Engagement Manager, Policy@Manchester, The University of Manchester

Policy@Manchester approached us to discuss a planned publication that would collect a series of academic essays on issues around devolution in the Greater Manchester region. The team was looking to produce a high-end, limited edition piece of print called On Devo, 101 copies of which would be personalised and sent to senior academics, politicians and policy makers.

On Devo explores Greater Manchester’s devolution future and is the first of six publications within the ‘On…’ series that we have worked on. The publication brings together nine essential blogs from researchers on devolution, explaining and questioning its impact on the region’s politics, the economy, health and social care and immigration, as well as examining the role the Mayor will play.

We edited the essays, working with academics from an array of disciplines and ensuring they were happy with the final versions.

We designed and produced a statement publication, using quality paper stock, that had a real visual impact. 

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Working closely with the Senior Marketing Manager to make sure we were on brief at all times, on schedule and within the agreed budget, we produced a statement publication, using quality paper stock, that had a real visual impact. 

The University received positive feedback about the publication and there were more than 2,000 downloads of the electronic version in the first 24 hours alone.

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HEIST Awards 2016.

The HEIST awards celebrate the best in higher education marketing.

We’re proud to say that On Devo won a coveted silver at the 2016 HEIST Awards.

The judges commented: “On Devo was an innovative campaign to promote research expertise by putting The University of Manchester’s academic thoughts right at the heart of the debate on devolution.”

Here’s Julian (2nd left) with Alex from Policy@Manchester (photo: HEIST)

Read about it on the University’s website.

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On Health

Not long after the publication of On Devo we were asked to produce a similar publication looking at the issue of health. 

This publication presents analysis, arguments and thoughts on health and social care devolution in Greater Manchester, curated by The University of Manchester, and first published in December 2016

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publications for higher education
publications for higher education
publications for higher education

On Brexit

This publication presents analysis, arguments and thoughts around Brexit, curated by The University of Manchester, and first published in 2017.

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publications for higher education
publications for higher education
publications for higher education

Other work

We have worked with the Policy team to produce six titles in the ‘On…’ series’.

We work with universities and other education providers to write and design printed publications such as magazines and newsletters, as well as prospectuses, leaflets and handbooks. We also provide copy editing and proofing services. 

Click through on the links below to take a look at similar writing and design projects we’ve completed. 

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Click here to find out more about the work we do, the services we offer and the process, or get in touch if you’d like to have a chat about how we can help put together your publication.