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Des King | Must competitively-priced supply chains depend upon false economies?

Des King | Must competitively-priced supply chains depend upon false economies?

September 4, 2014 No Comments »

You develop a great branding proposition, only for it to be become compromised en route to the point of delivery; invariably as a result of human error. Read More »

Des King |It’s very nice to go travelling, however you may as well stay at home

Des King |It’s very nice to go travelling, however you may as well stay at home

August 7, 2014 No Comments »

Chances are that you’ll either recently have been, imminently will be about to or currently are in the process of taking a well-earned break from the day job in some... Read More »

Des King | Ring out the old doesn’t necessarily mean having to ring in the new

Des King | Ring out the old doesn’t necessarily mean having to ring in the new

February 12, 2014 Comments Off

February is invariably a month to be more endured than enjoyed; its main saving grace being that most years it only lasts 28 days Read More »

Des King | Time for plenty of thinking inside the box to kick-start the New Year

Des King | Time for plenty of thinking inside the box to kick-start the New Year

January 8, 2014 Comments Off

Off we go again then: replete with all that Christmas had in store firmly tucked under our belts, and brimful of New Year resolutions to make an indelible impression upon... Read More »

Des King | The Grinch doesn’t need to steal Christmas – we’re doing it ourselves

Des King | The Grinch doesn’t need to steal Christmas – we’re doing it ourselves

December 5, 2013 1 Comment »

Is the uneasy balancing act between the spiritual and the secular during the festive season almost at its tipping point Read More »

Des King | Does anyone still believe we shop for products, not packaging?

Des King | Does anyone still believe we shop for products, not packaging?

November 7, 2013 Comments Off

With exhibitions, awards and Christmas, it’s a constant stream of all manner of irresistible boxes, bags and bottles. More than enough pulling-power on show surely to convert those few intransigent... Read More »

Opie’s new film highlights the power of brands and packaging | Des King

Opie’s new film highlights the power of brands and packaging | Des King

October 8, 2013 Comments Off

There’s a PhD thesis waiting to be written on the role played by packaging in the evolution of contemporary culture Read More »

Des King: Brands shouldn’t keep secrets

Des King: Brands shouldn’t keep secrets

September 30, 2013 Comments Off

Des King discusses why brands shouldn't hide suppliers' lights under the proverbial bushel Read More »

Eight discs that will keep an industry celebrity occupied on an island | Des King

Eight discs that will keep an industry celebrity occupied on an island | Des King

August 5, 2013 1 Comment »

We’ve been invited to field an industry spokesperson on Desert Island Discs Read More »

Questions on the future of Pakex as the Total show comes to a close | Des King

Questions on the future of Pakex as the Total show comes to a close | Des King

July 4, 2013 Comments Off

Last month’s Total exhibition was the last in the series to sport organiser Reed’s name; its onward development now rests solely in the safe hands of the PPMA. Make of... Read More »

Packaging past makes perfect sense for image-conscious present | Des King

Packaging past makes perfect sense for image-conscious present | Des King

May 30, 2013 Comments Off

Excluding the faintly embarrassing trance-like state attained through popping bubble-wrap, even packaging’s most ardent advocates would baulk a bit at flagging up its therapeutic properties as one of its many... Read More »

The future prospect for digital print simply isn’t a debateable point | Des King

The future prospect for digital print simply isn’t a debateable point | Des King

May 8, 2013 3 Comments »

Des King on why the rise of digital print will dictate the shape of things to come Read More »

We’re under starter’s orders for an unusual ready meal addition | Des King

We’re under starter’s orders for an unusual ready meal addition | Des King

April 1, 2013 2 Comments »

Flying in the face of the received wisdom that one man’s meat is another man’s poison, a French supplier of gourmet food products La Viande de Cheval has chosen this... Read More »

Des King: Why green semantics are hampering the adoption of Baby Bio

Des King: Why green semantics are hampering the adoption of Baby Bio

March 20, 2013 Comments Off

Des King gives his opinion on the green lobby Read More »

Des King: Better to admit a mistake than to lie

Des King: Better to admit a mistake than to lie

August 22, 2012 Comments Off

Des King argues why transparency is the frosted glass intended to distract attention away from all kinds of idiocy Read More »