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Plato's outside the square thinking wins

Plato's outside the square thinking wins

Christchurch design agency Plato Design have put in a repeat performance of last year, snagging the award for best ‘Creative Site' at the Bizone Expo in Christchurch for the second time in a row. The design company specialises in graphic design, corporate identity, branding, marketing and website design.

Agency director Lisa Plato says winning this award is particularly satisfying because it shows that you don’t need to spend the most to have the most impact.

“We are all about being creative at Plato – not just in the usual sense of the word but in broader, strategic and 'outside the square' kind of a way so to win the best 'Creative Site' award two years in a row shows we are walking the walk,” she says.

“We thought we’d mix it up with a theme of ‘show your business some love’ which we embraced completely from the design of our displays, handouts and even hiring a couple of student ‘cupids’ dressed in tutu’s (which Plato made) mingling with business owners, pointing them in the direction of our stand,” she adds.

Plato is also promoting a design grant at the expo that will be gifted to a company worth $4,000 to spend on any design and website services so that the winner can show their company brand a lot of ‘love’ and completely refresh all of their branding and marketing material. Alternatively the grant could give a start up company a significant jump-start. Entries  close August 30.