Revolt In Review: 2019

Blimey. Another year has come and gone. And as we've come into the New Year, it’s been an opportunity to reflect on 2019. You’ll find our year in review below.

But even as we look back, it’s exciting to see what’s coming up in 2020. A big year ahead, and the start of an even bigger decade. One with big challenges and big targets. Big responsibilities and big moments.

And of course within all of these are big opportunities. If you think of the SDGs as the world’s ’to-do list’ we’ve got 10 years to sort things out. And we know what side of history we’d like to be stood on.

January
  • An influx of new faces herald the start of the year. Amongst them, a second Jenny joins and wastes no time improving just about everything she touches. She’s quickly followed by a second Callum, adding to Revolt’s Nottingham 2012 alumni.
  • Adam and Paul are welcomed in as creative directors on ABInBev and embark upon the next chapter for Budweiser’s Brighter Future 100% platform.
February
  • That campaign is moving to the next level already with a Super Bowl spot and a certain protest anthem from Bob Dylan.
  • We begin to expand our relationship with L’Oreal, a year which will see Revolt work across many of their most iconic brands.
  • Myron begins courting with us. By the end of the year it will be a deeply committed relationship.
March
  • Mars Incorporated unveils their new Purpose to the world and it’s as warmly embraced internally as it is externally. The clarity we bring to their next chapter is reflected with an equally sharp new visual identity from our friends at JKR.
  • We partner with TastyBite to help them plot their European expansion, and we’re all reminded just how powerful a role food can play in our lives.
  • Nikki increases the Celtic contingent in the basement and we decide one wonderful Scarlett simply isn’t enough.
April
  • Our 100% mark for Budweiser is recognised as a World Changing Idea from Fast Company. It’s not the only time it will be awarded this year. Our Earth Day work makes sure more people know about it than ever before.
  • The limited edition Skittles packs designed with LGBTQ designers Kate Moross and Maia Boakye hit the shelves, as the brand ‘gives away its rainbow’ once again.
  • Harry embarks upon a shark conservation project in South Africa for the month. Radio silence over email has never been so chilling…
May
  • We create the Glowing Glowing Gone campaign behalf of the Ocean Agency, in partnership with Adobe and Pantone. Creatives the world over start translating the coral’s warnings signs into a unique campaign the world can’t ignore.
  • Not content with saving sharks in the sea, Harry saves a boat full of tourists on the Regents Canal.
June
  • We host a company-wide climate change workshop at our office. The eco-stress can’t stand in the way of an even more determined desire for impact-led work in this space.
  • Speaking of which, Budweiser picks up a Gold Cannes Lion for PR.
July
  • Jenny L heads to the Women’s World Cup to work with the amazing Equal Playing Field. By the time she returns she’ll have successfully organised two world records.
August
  • The World Surf League carries Glowing Glowing Gone to new heights on a wave of global attention. Our collaboration features a complete takeover of the Tahiti Pro, supported by partners including Jeep, Corona and Red Bull.
  • Common Goal receives blanket worldwide attention as Jurgen Klopp uses his acceptance speech for FIFA’s best coach to announce he is joining the movement.
  • More awards for Budweiser, as we win Best Environmental Cause Campaign in the Campaign For Good awards.
September
  • The Mars brand raises the bar with Pledge for Planet during Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly. We manage to clock up 457 million media impressions and 100% positive sentiment before our mural has even managed to move to its new home in Time Square.
  • Tom heads also off to New York for a month, as we start working on a fantastic new project with Corona.
  • Meanwhile, Revolt employees take part in the global climate strike in a myriad of ways. From joining the bodies on the street to working on briefs that are fighting for the cause, we stand with the hundreds of thousands of young people, and their allies, striking across the world.
  • We also kicked off our partnership with Leaders Unlocked and had our first of 3 sessions with 12 talented younger people, who were eager to learn about the positive impact brands can have on the world.
October
  • Our idea for Mars’s coral reef programme takes top prize at Ocean Outdoor’s Digital creative competition, winning £100k worth of some of the UK’s most iconic media placements. Look out for the campaign running in 2020.
  • Revolt takes part in local volunteering with homeless charity Four Walls. There will be more opportunities to make hands on, immediate impact with them before too long.
  • We start working with experiences platform Tiqets, to define their Purpose platform and work it into their wonderful business from the inside out.
  • We are now a #climatepositive company.
November
  • Fresh from our pitch win, we start working with PepsiCo brand Stacy’s Pita Chips, fighting for greater representation of female entrepreneurs.
  • Rosanna and Scarlett lead a workshop at the Brighton Arts College, inspiring students with the possibilities that purpose-led design can bring.
  • With an election looming, we launch the Get Cross movement with CIFF, to encourage young people to register and vote with climate change in mind.
December
  • Promotions are the order of the day, with Giulia beginning to lead our Change Accelerator and Tom taking on responsibility for the Activist Agency side of the business. We’re all excited about what this means for our impact in 2020.
  • Following last year’s successful Caribbean Christmas, we switch continents with a Lebanese celebration. But not before we’ve taken in a different side of Soho with an Unseen Tour.
  • The year comes to an end with Jo, Lois and Stef joining. A year of more people, more clients and more impact. If we can do all this in one year, just imagine what we could achieve in a decade…

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