Just last week we were celebrating after being recognised by The Drum’s Recommended Agency Register and securing RAR accreditation for the year ahead.

On Friday, RAR announced that we had been nominated as finalists in 3 Digital Award categories!

  • Online Media Buying
  • Online Advertising
  • Online Analytics/Measurables

Tom Ritchie, Head of Digital at RH, says of the nominations:

“The RH Digital team have worked incredibly hard over the past twelve months to continue to drive innovation and top class online advertising performance across a diverse range of client sectors. It’s fantastic to see the team’s dedication acknowledged by RAR and we’re absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for three Digital awards. A big thanks to our clients for rating us so highly!”

We’ve got all of our fingers crossed ahead of hearing the winners announced next month! Wish us luck!


RH has launched a Spring campaign for Ferne Animal Sanctuary to raise their profile, encourage visits and re-homing of animals in their care.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary started life when local people left to fight in the 2nd World War and their animals needed temporary homes. It is estimated that they have now re-homed over the 30,000 animals, providing a much needed service to residents in Somerset, Dorset and Devon.

The new campaign is headed by a radio campaign voiced by TV personality Caroline Quentin.

Caroline was a natural choice, with her local connections, love of animals and narration of Animal TV programmes’ said Elaine Hayes, Chief Executive of Ferne Animal Sanctuary.

The Radio campaign on Radio Exe and Breeze is also supported by Local Press and magazines, Facebook and online advertising. Underpinning the advertising is a new Google Grants campaign, a specific scheme that RH have accessed for Ferne, that enables Charities to receive up to $10,000 dollars a month free advertising to support their charitable aims.

RH Partners are proud to announce that we have been recognised by the Drum’s Recommended Agency Register and secured RAR accreditation for the year ahead.

The nationally respected Recommend Agency Register (RAR) recognises agencies that consistently deliver top class results, innovation and expertise. Vitally, what makes RAR accreditation so important is that it reflects the real opinions of clients working in today’s competitive marketplace.

This award adds yet another accolade to RH’s portfolio and reflects our status as one of the leading South West full service creative and media agencies.

“RAR status, alongside obtaining Google Premier Partner status last year, is testament to the strength of our digital media offering and the dynamism of the team who have achieved 25% year on year growth since 2013.

Overall, it has been a good start to 2017 for RH, thanks to a series of national client wins and an expanding team, all of which confirm our status as one of the UK’s leading independent, full service agencies.”
Paul Ridgers, RH Managing Director

Many thanks to all our clients who rated our Digital, Media, and Creative services so highly and gave us such positive feedback! We will continue to do our upmost to justify your opinion of us.

This week, Instagram released a new look for their icon and app design as well as for their other creative apps, Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse.

The previous, retro-looking camera (and arguably one of the most recognisable App logos alongside Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat) has been replaced by a rainbow-coloured swirl of pink, purple, orange and yellow. The camera element remains, but instead now appears simpler and as a white outline within the combination of colours. According to Instagram this is a better reflection of the community.

A refreshed interface also accompanies the new logo design to help ‘people’s photos and videos shine’. The design is now flatter and ‘cleaner’ whilst fonts are now black in colour and notifications appear orange instead of red.

Instagram said of the update,

‘While the icon is a colourful doorway into the Instagram app, once inside the app, we believe the colour should come directly from the community’s photos and videos. We striped the colour and noise from surfaces where people’s content should take centre stage, and boosted colour on other surfaces like sign up flows and home screens.’

What have the wider digital world made of the update? Well, reactions have been mixed.

Some have likened the new logo to a Powerpoint template…

Digital users aren’t ever particularly fond of change, and changes to a well-loved App logo seems to prove no different.

Here at RH? Well, we’ll have to see if it grows on us…