Breaking newsThink wins Independent Publishing Company of the Year for the third time…
Think wins big at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2013
Think is delighted to announce winning Independent Publishing Company of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2013. This is the third time that Think has won this prestigious accolade, having won it in 2011 and 2009.
In addition, the Think Production Team has picked up Team of the Year, showing what great teamwork can do. And Escape, the magazine for First Great Western, has come out on top in the Customer Magazine of the Year category.
At Think we create engaging and effective multiplatform content for our clients
Whether you’re looking to publish in print, online or across both platforms, we will develop a publishing strategy that’s just right for you.
From the start they totally understood our business and what we wanted to achieve. CMI
We have been absolutely delighted since Think took on our magazine – it has improved from day one. Townswomen’s Guilds
I can’t recommend them highly enough.AAT
We’ve found them to be great partners who’ve shown a thorough understanding of what we needed from them and how we work. CAMRA
A good, confident outfit. Very professional, get the job done to a very good standard.IAM
Think are great fun to work with, and I hope to see the relationship carry on for a long, long time.CMI
I really believe their interest is in us, and I like dealing with them. Tree Council
I would wholeheartedly recommend Think. CMI
Think is an award-winning content and publishing agency. It was founded by Ian McAuliffe and Tilly Boulter in 1999. Today, we employ more than 50 members of staff, work with over 35 clients and have offices in London and Glasgow.
At Think we specialise in creating publishing strategies for membership organisations, charities and corporations that need to communicate with a core group of members or stakeholders.
We always deliver on the results we promise. Our award-winning magazines, books and digital solutions surpass our clients’ marketing objectives, and we are 100% confident in all our financial projections. We deliver solid, robust marketing strategies that ensure we never disappoint. Furthermore, our strong entrepreneurial ethos means we are best positioned to identify new opportunities and work in partnership with our clients to make the most of them.
Our passion for publishing
We start every project with a blank piece of paper and have no predetermined way of working with clients. We are not just interested in the soft elements, such as beautiful design and exciting content, but we are equally concerned with the hard commercial side and ROI of everything we produce.
We are members of the Content Marketing Association (CMA), the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) and the Professional Publishers Association (PPA). We are the only publishing agency to have won both the PPA’s Publisher of the Year award and the PPA’s Independent Publishing Company of the Year award, which we have won twice.
What We Do
We publish content across a range of platforms for a variety of audiences.
By 2016 75% of all media consumed will be digital.
By 2020 that proportion will be 80% – think what that means to your organisation.
At Think we believe in delivering content to readers whenever and however they want it. And increasingly they want it digitally – whether that be on their laptop, tablet or smartphone; and whether they have an iPhone or an Android device.
So we have made sure we are up to date with the latest digital technology to ensure that your magazine can be read by anyone, anywhere, anyhow. Take a look…
We have won over 40 awards in the past four years. Here is a selection of the ones we are most proud of:
CUSTOMER PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR, CIPR PRIDE 2012
Escape, First Great Western
EDITOR OF THE YEAR, INTERNATIONAL CONTENT MARKETING AWARDS
Malcolm Tait, Think Wildlife Editor
BEST CHARITY MAGAZINE & BEST BRAND EXTENSION, MEMCOM AWARDS 2012, BEST SPECIAL PUBLICATION, IOIC 2012
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
BEST USE OF DIGITAL MEDIA, INSTITUTE OF INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS 2012
Chartered Management Institute
INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING COMPANY OF THE YEAR, PPA 2011 & 2009
CUSTOMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR,
PPA 2012 & 2011
Campaign for Real Ale
We conduct bespoke research on behalf of our clients to measure the impact of your customer and member communications. This helps our clients strengthen relationships with supporters, members, volunteers and customers.
Our inside knowledge will maximise the effectiveness of your communications, give you the edge on your competition and highlight new commercial opportunities.
Our 2013 research Re:member 3, New Trends in Professional Membership Communications is now available. To request a copy or find out more please contact Jessamy Dixon
Ian McAuliffe CHAIRMAN AND COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR
Ian has a dual role as content publishing director and head of advertising sales at Think. With 25 years’ publishing experience Ian has developed award-winning content programmes on the behalf of over 40 membership organisations and blue-chip clients including Marks & Spencer, the BBC, ASDA and BMW. Ian has been awarded PPA Publisher of the Year and PPA Subscription Publisher of the Year. Ian has a dog called Noodle.
Tilly Boulter CEO
Tilly, along with Ian, drives the corporate strategy of Think as well as heading up the operational side of the business. Tilly is also responsible for all internal systems and processes. She sits on the steering committee of the Association of Publishing Agencies and was awarded Individual Achievement Award by the PPA in 2009. Tilly started her career at Condé Nast and moved into strategic planning at Lintas eventually becoming Marketing Director at Ketchum PR before setting up Think with Ian. Tilly has a dog called Popsy.
Polly Arnold Managing Director
Polly is the head of teams at Think and works closely with the account directors and creatives to ensure that all publications are produced to the highest standard and are delivered on time and on budget. Polly conceived and runs the APA Grand Prix Award-winning BEER magazine for CAMRA. Prior to joining Think in 2008, Polly was commissioning editor for Tatler and Vanity Fair and Group Account Director at Forward and John Brown, delivering magazines for clients including Mothercare, John Lewis, Lexus and Patek Philippe. Polly has a dog called Bruno.
John Innes GROUP ACCOUNT DIRECTOR & HEAD OF OUR SCOTTISH OFFICE
John ensures the smooth management of all client accounts run from our office in Glasgow. John has over 20 years’ experience in customer and consumer publishing working on titles for Virgin Atlantic, Debenhams and British Rail before moving to the British Film Institute, where he managed the organisation’s commercial publishing. John joined Think in 2004 and launched our Glasgow office in 2007, establishing award-winning magazines for Historic Scotland, The National Library of Scotland and One North East. John has won PPA Scotland Publisher of the year… twice! John does not have a dog.
Jackie Scully GROUP ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
Jackie is Group Account Director at Think, responsible for the creative, commercials and budgets across her portfolio of clients. Her team has created award-winning magazines, achieved target-busting revenues and developed innovative digital solutions for clients such as the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT), Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Knight Frank. Jackie first joined Think in 2006, left to learn how to walk again, and came back in 2009. Jackie likes to bake, and Think likes to eat her kitchen creations.
Nicola Solomon ACA FINANCE DIRECTOR
Nicola is responsible for the effective financial control and management of all Think accounts, as well as the development of the finance department. Nicola qualified at Ernst & Young, where she trained as an auditor, working for a wide range of clients. She has previously worked for WH Smith Group, Waterstones Booksellers and Marchpole (Yves Saint Laurent menswear), where she led process improvement initiatives. Nicola is very important.
Jessamy Dixon BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Jessamy is the first point of contact for anyone interested in finding out more about Think and what we do. Jessamy can explain to you all of the services we offer and send you a selection of magazines, case studies and web links. Jessamy also runs Think Intelligence research reports, so if you would like to take part in these or would like a copy, please get in touch. Prior to joining the new business department, Jessamy worked in advertising sales across print and digital platforms. Jessamy does not like dogs.
IF YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THINK AND HOW WE COULD HELP YOU CONNECT WITH YOUR MEMBERS AND CUSTOMERS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH
Think is a fast-growing publishing and content agency. We are always on the lookout for talented people to join us. If you are interested in working for Think, please contact Polly Arnold in the first instance.
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