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Microsoft and Nokia celebrate corporate union with visually striking book for staff

Ask someone to imagine the corporate 'literature' handed out to staff for the merger of two technology groups and they would be forgiven for picturing a pamphlet using dull, jargon-ridden copy accompanied with stock-library imagery. But Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia has resulted in something far from conventional.

  • Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

    Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

  • Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

    Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

  • Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

    Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

  • Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

    Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

  • Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

    Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

  • Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

    Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

  • Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

    Microsoft and Nokia unite as 'One'

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On the day of the merger, Microsoft and Nokia employees were handed a beautifully-bound book with gold typography spelling out the data and the word "One".

Inside, the pages feature striking iconography and specially-commissioned illustrations, rather than stock photography, while copy outlined the companies' histories and combined vision.

Client: Microsoft (and Nokia)

Agency: The Church of London

This article was first published on marketingmagazine.co.uk

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