I reviewed all of the graphic design companies listed as members of Design Business Ireland on the DBI website (accessed on 05 April 2009) and identified which have a company blog linked to from their primary company website. This does not preclude their being such a blog, but where none is visible on the company website an inference can be made as to how the blog is positioned within the company’s mix of corporate communications.
Of the 46 relevant DBI members on the list, six had corporate blogs and forty had none.
These six member companies had a link to their corporate blog on their company web sites.
BFK Most of their website is a news blog of projects, with multiple RSS feeds, but no comments or no social networking features.
Creative Media A ‘News Blog’ link from the home page.
Penhouse A ‘Fresh Air Blog’ link from the home page, with comments and an RSS feed, but no social networking features.
The Brand Union An ‘Our Blogs’ link from the international home page leads to the Dublin Office blog, with comments and an RSS feed, but no social networking features.
Rain Communications A ‘blog’ link from the home page, with comments, social networking features and an RSS feed.
20-20 Vision The news section of their website is in a blog format, with comments, social networking features and an RSS feed.
These forty member companies had no link to a corporate blog on their company websites.
01 Affinity [www.affinitycreative.co.uk]
02 AKGraphics [www.akgraphics.ie]
03 Baseline [www.baseline.ie]
04 Big Fish Design [www.bigfishdesign-ad.com]
05 Blink Design [www.blinkdesign.ie]
06 Catalysto [www.catalysto.com ]
07 Creative Inc [www.creativeinc.ie]
08 Dara Creative [www.daracreative.ie]
09 Dcoy Design [www.dcoy.ie]
10 Design Associates [www.designassociates.ie]
11 Designbank [www.designbankltd.com ]
12 Design Factory [www.designfactory.ie]
13 Designers Ink [www.designers-ink.ie]
14 DesignInMind [www.designinmind.ie]
15 Designworks [www.designworks.ie]
16 Drawinginc [www.drawinginc.com]
17 Eamon Sinnott and Partners [www.sinnott-design.com]
18 Form [www.form.ie]
19 Frank [www.frankbelfast.com]
20 Fuse Graphic Design [www.fuse.ie]
21 GSDC [www.gsdc.net]
22 HamillBosket [www.hamillbosket.com]
23 Huguenot [www.huguenot.ie]
24 IDEA [www.idea.ie]
25 Konnect Media [www.konnectmedia.com]
26 Martello Media [www.martellomedia.com]
27 Mesh Design Consultants [www.meshdesign.ie]
28 Neworld Associates [www.neworld.com]
29 Pica Design [www.pica.ie]
30 Positive Design Consultants [www.positivedesign.co.uk]
31 Principle [www.principle.ie]
32 Profiles Design and Marketing [www.profiles.ie]
33 Proviz Design and Visualisation [www.proviz.ie]
34 Rain Design Partners [www.raindesign.com]
35 Raven Design [www.ravendesign.ie]
36 Red Dog [www.reddog.ie]
37 Roomthree Design [www.roomthree.com]
38 Source Design Consultants [www.sourcedesign.ie]
39 Totem Visual Communications [www.totem.ie]
40 Zebedee Marketing and Design [www.zebedee.ie]
This list does not capture any company design blogs which are not linked from the company’s primary website, or any personal blogs maintained by company directors or employees.