Project Examples

Take a look at some of our recent work with schools.

Our Services

This is what we do.

Branding overview »

We design for school branding and creative communications; directed and inspired by strategy, to achieve your commercial objectives. Our objective is always to be both appropriate and yet to challenge ‘the norm’ in order to provide distinction for your school brand. We have 2 core brand communication tools: The School Brand Identity System is the […]

Strategy overview »

Marketing strategy provides the fundamental link between insight and brand communication. It provides the structure and objectives against which you can measure success; a road map with direction, appropriate speed and destination. Using analysis from insight and market intelligence (either following research we have done for you, or using a recent report that already exists), […]

Research overview »

We believe that research is the torch that lights the way for strategy and a succesful, full school. We have designed a number of qualitative research modules specifically for schools that dovetail directly into marketing strategy and planning. Each module starts with a familiarisation meeting and concludes with a useful workshop-style debriefing session where you […]

News & Blog

News, Events and Writing from Reed BC

19 March

Marketing Week Live and The Insight Show

Posted by in Blog, Events

A visit to Marketing Week Live and The Insight Show at Olympia is always something we look forward to and this year’s event certainly lived up to expectations. There are hundreds of exhibitors to talk to and an impressive range of talks and discussions to attend in the seven theatres on site. The reason we […]

12 October

Marketing your Sixth Form: Understanding Gen Z and their parents

Posted by in Blog

Sixth Form marketing is a perennial topic for independent schools as more find it increasingly challenging to a) retain students after Year 11 and b) recruit a new cohort. The upside of the increase in seepage is that it’s a carousel- where one school loses, another wins but the harsh reality is that Sixth Form […]

12 October

The power of recommendation, or why the School Promoter System supersedes mere ‘satisfaction’

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Positive thinking was the theme for the ISBI Marketing Conference at Frensham Heights last week and what can be more positive than recommending a brand that has given you great service? Our session centred on the Net Promoter System that was devised by Bain and Co in 2011 to test the likelihood of a recommendation […]


What our clients are saying.

  • Jane Hellings – Director of Development and Communications, Jesuits in Britain

    Reed have worked closely with us to develop a new brand for the Jesuits in Britain and for three of our projects.  They quickly came to a good understanding of our values and worked sensitively with a committee to produce a fairly complex brand system which has been very positively welcomed by our large organisation.  The brand guidelines are always very clear and thorough.  We particularly value their technical skill and attention to detail.


    - Jane Hellings – Director of Development and Communications, Jesuits in Britain
  • Fr Adrian Porter – The Jesuit Institute

    Working with Reed Brand has brought a focus and clarity to our design projects.  They are genuinely interested in the identity and work which they are branding, and designing for, and ask good questions which have helped better articulate our own vision and expression of what we are trying to achieve.  The engagement in thoroughly professional but always friendly.  As much time is taken as is needed to achieve a result that both client and designers are happy with.

    The finished results look excellent and have provided a library of logo and design elements which have worked well in a variety of formats and for different audiences.

    With Reed Brand there is no problem going back and asking for further tweaks and variations which allows us to have confidence that the design needs of our work is robustly supported.

    - Fr Adrian Porter – The Jesuit Institute
  • You’ve done a brilliant job and we are very happy with the findings that you have presented to us.  We have much to consider and work on!  We will of course keep in touch but I wanted to drop you a note today just to say how pleased we are and appreciative of your professional and sensitive approach.


    - Kerry Bertram – Marketing Manager, The Marist School
  • It is…crucial to ensure that you as a school community have a very clear idea of where you are, where you want to be and what your vision is.

    - Felicity Blake – King’s Ely
  • … our time together was extremely well spent, largely because you are very good indeed at eliciting reactions from us that go to build up a picture of where we are and where we wish to go…

    - Gordon Parry Scala – (School Chaplains and Leaders Association)


Research, Marketing & Brand Identity

for Schools

We thoroughly enjoyed our workshop last week. The event gave the delegates plenty to think about over the sunny May Day Bank Holiday weekend!

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