We are branding, marketing and placemaking experts with over 25 years of award-winning experience in helping to make brands commercially and socially successful.

Building Brands
Making Places
Delivering Results

We have everything you need
to make your place a success.

Strategy

Get a clear and honest view of where you want to be and what you need to do to get there

Branding

Give your place, product or service a brand identity that clearly shows what makes it unique

Marketing

Reach the right audience with compelling messages and persuade them to engage with your brand

Placemaking

Engage with stakeholders to ensure your development has a long-lasting positive impact

Measurement

See how marketing is making a difference and where you're getting closer to your objectives

We appointed DS.Emotion to brand and market one of our flagship
residential developments.
Working on both the digital and traditional marketing campaign was a real pleasure. DS.E grasped exactly what we were looking for, gave us guidance and created a brand that represented the development and our target audience’s aspirations. Their work has help establish the development at the forefront of new homes in Cambridge and has added value and weight to the development which has gone on to be a multi-award winning scheme on the national stage.

Lena Frederiksen

Senior Marketing Manager - Hill

Thanks very much for the hard work done to date and in meeting this deadline. Putting in the hours and being as patient and diligent in turning work around of such a high quality, at that speed, for us really does not go unnoticed. Both the website and brochure are some of the best I have seen and that is a view shared by other members of the team including CBRE.

Oscar Brooks

Land & Acquisitions - Moda

......we needed an agency who could work across all on and off-line materials including internal and external communications. Furthermore with more than 250 staff we needed a partner that could help us educate internal audiences as to our unique brand proposition. Following the excellent results, we continue to work with DSE on not only our corporate materials but on external projects and corporate tenders.

Kurt Mueller

Director of Corporate Affairs - Grainger Plc

We have once again captured what is magical about Carnaby and have used this to great effect in marketing Carnaby to retailers, companies and individuals from all over the world.

Simon Quayle

Development Director - Shaftesbury Plc

DS.Emotion’s placemaking and activation strategy has been a catalyst for the change on King Street, and has assisted in establishing a strong destination brand. Throughout 2021 we continued to invest heavily in the King Street place brand and thus the success of both the destination and our tenants. This is evidenced by completing new leases with new entrants to the street, the reduced level of vacant space, positive renegotiation of deals and huge increased awareness of this retail and leisure district, both from a consumer perspective and within the property market.

Tom Royston

DTZ Investors

We are already seeing positive performance in the form of increased
footfall, greater awareness and an improved visitor experience at Dukes
Lane, Brighton. A considered and dedicated approach has been employed to all aspects of this project, which have included digital/social marketing, place-making, acting as a key tenant liaison, as well as introducing and overseeing exciting pop up events. Thank you for all your hard work!

Charlotte Barton

Associate Director, DTZ Investors

We asked DS.Emotion to consider what approach we should take to simplify collaboration of divisions from a brand perspective. They created the Shepherd Aligned brand. Now a powerful and all encompassing brand it its own right this route has already delivered successful projects for the Shepherd Group. DS.Emotion have been great to work with and really made the effort to understand our business and our objectives.

Francessca Tomlinson

Head of Marketing - Shepherd Group BE

“An invaluable contribution to our ongoing work on the development for Bury’s brand proposition”. The council felt that our brand workshop process was, “...invaluable in harnessing partners’ aspirations and feelings for Bury into a series of succinct messages.” And crucially, they recognised the power of the process to create “...a collective sense of purpose” “...the value for money that your services represent is the true test in these challenging times”

Ruth Fairhurst

Deputy Chief Executive - Bury Council

We have worked with DS.Emotion for over five years on both project specific and city wide initiatives. They have continually delivered both strategically and creatively, enabling us to connect with the target audience in a way that equips us to present our proposition in a very compelling manner. During this time DS.Emotion have delivered a variety of collateral from movies, to printed and electronic literature through to highly targeted bespoke initiatives, often delivered to extremely tight deadlines.

Rick De Blaby

Chief Executive, MEPC

The DS.Emotion team's experience in destination branding and placemaking has helped to influence and change the hearts and minds of the leading stakeholders, as well as the existing and new existing retail, leisure and business community. In doing this they have created and delivered a solid and consistent brand platform.

DS.E's experience in the sector, coupled with their creative leadership, their sophisticated understanding of visual content and strong strategic approach has enabled us to realise the collective ambition for the town centre.

As well as everything else, they were a pleasure to work with – fun, engaging, intelligent and always thought-provoking.

Kathy McArdle

Director for Regeneration and Culture, Barnsley Council

A selection of
our clients:

Genr8
Hill
Knight Frank
JLL
CBRE
Caddick Group
Landsec
Grainger PLC
Scarborough Group
Henry Boot Developments
M&G Real Estate
GVA
Savills
Hilton
Shaftesbury PLC
Berkeley
Eddisons
Brookfield
London Newcastle
Muse
UK GBC
Aviva
CEG
Hammerson
Legal & General
Lambert Smith Hampton
Shaftesbury
Zurich
LJ Partnership
Peabody
Mapletree
Homes by FEC
CBRE Global Investors
MEPC
The Portman Estate