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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 Comments Off

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 »