What do we do?

We write the words and ideas
that help your brand to say
the right thing in the best way.
We define, refine and express brands,
giving them the voice and character
they need to speak up, stand out
and be truly themselves.

How can we help?

You might be looking for a distinctive
tone of voice for your new brand or fresh ideas
for your well-established one. Perhaps you need a
memorable name or an engaging strapline. Maybe
you want some beautiful print, a persuasive advert,
a compelling website, irresistible point of sale, delicious
packaging or a set of well-crafted brand guidelines.
To put it simply, if you need a great idea brought to life
with the right words and some serious oomph,
then you’d best give us a call.

Why work with us?

You’ll probably unearth plenty of good reasons
just by having a proper root through our work.
But you’ll also find some other important ones
cleverly hidden beneath these pencils…

Who are we?

Serious Oomph was founded by Maf Bishop,
an award-winning creative copywriter with
many years’ experience of working with brands
and organisations of all shapes and sizes.
Whenever the project requires it, we gather
together a trusted team of creative writers,
brand thinkers and whoever else we need
to fix the trickiest of pencil-chewing,
head-scratching creative challenges.

Who do we work with?

Everyone and anyone, from some of the
biggest players to the freshest newcomers.
Here are some of the brands and organisations
for whom we’ve put pen to paper:

  • Arjowiggins
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Boots
  • BBC
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Busy B
  • Caffè Nero
  • Cancer Research
  • Claridge's
  • Clarks
  • CloserStill Media
  • De Beers
  • Del Monte
  • D&AD
  • Eat17
  • Fairshare
  • Fera
  • Folli Follie
  • Flour Power City Bakery
  • Flydubai
  • Freshfields
  • Glorious! Foods
  • Habitat
  • Institute of Directors
  • John Lewis
  • L’Oreal
  • Land Securities
  • Leightons
  • LIXIL
  • Lloyds Bank
  • London Sinfonietta
  • Merck
  • Mothercare
  • Mount Anvil
  • National Trust
  • Nike
  • Orange Pekoe
  • O2
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pearson
  • Pyjom Bank
  • Schwarzkopf
  • Space NK
  • Sunpride
  • Springer Nature
  • Surface View
  • Tate Galleries
  • The Bakery
  • The Body Shop
  • The Berkeley
  • The Connaught
  • The Health Foundation
  • Thielen Wine
  • Three Choirs Festival
  • Thrings
  • Together Design
  • Trading for Good
  • UEFA
  • Unipath
  • VGL
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Wellworking
  • Yoosli

And here are some of the
design and branding agencies
with whom we’ve collaborated:

  • Together Design
  • Blast
  • Lambie-Nairn
  • NB Studio
  • Conran Design Group
  • Northbank
  • Egelnick & Webb
  • Charlie Smith Design
  • 3Sixty Design
  • Traffic Digital
  • Irving & Co
  • Structure
  • Mytton Williams
  • Jack Renwick Studio
  • The Grid
  • Mango
  • Icon Creative Design
  • Kinneir Dufort

Fancy joining them?
Just have a word.