Innovation in scholarly communication

Emerald Publishing

Emerald Publishing specialises in quality research that nurtures fresh thinking and delivers impact. With a core focus on Business and Management, Emerald attracts customers from top-ranking universities worldwide and boasts a portfolio that includes digital products and teaching cases, nearly 300 journals, and more than 2,500 books.


Our relationship with Emerald is built on years of mutual dedication to the cause of facilitating scholarly communication and supporting research institutions to realise their research goals. Emerald first came to us for support in refreshing the full marketing suite for their key product ranges.

Our concept for Emerald’s core product ranges allowed them to develop creative communications that set them apart from their competitors
They were looking for a partner to help them update the visuals, marking a departure from the stock photography traditionally used.

We took an illustrative approach to the brief, creating a suite of illustrations for each core product that set Emerald apart from their competitors.

Research Focus magazine was our next project. Published by Emerald, this magazine provides insight into ground-breaking business and management research in North America. We managed the publishing process from beginning to end, conducting interviews with key researchers and practitioners, and translating their inputs into a beautiful, accessible magazine.

Emerald has also commissioned us to produce a range of engaging and informative animations, and, to celebrate Emerald’s 50th Anniversary, we are currently producing a book chronicling the company’s heritage and story to date.

We continue to collaborate with Emerald on creative projects, developing a strong and trusted relationship.

“We are delighted with the ‘How to… ensure your article is highly downloaded’ animation Research Media created for us. They not only understood our brief and what we were trying to achieve, but really put their own creative spin on it, resulting in a really engaging and unique piece of content.”

Corporate & Content Communications Manager, Emerald Publishing