chumbo

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We create recursive, multipath, multishaped, and multiplayer stories.

chumbo
chumbo

chumbo is a communications agency.
We are based in Lisbon.

We work with businesses and institutions who want to express their culture and values through meaningful narratives.

Our practice is grounded in a continuously updated analysis of communication technology and social change.

We care deeply about the ethical interplay between truth, fiction, and entertainment.

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chumbo - insights

Communication strategy is vital to the commercial success and public reputation of any brand, business or institution.

We offer our clients a wide variety of sources, tools and creative methods that can be used to better establish meaningful dialogues with their chosen audiences.

We focus on the power of stories and games to highlight what is genuine, emotional, and unique about your world.

chumbo - strategy emotions
chumbo - strategy emotions

We are experts in strategic contemporary communication planning due to our constant research and application of concepts taken from the fields of Journalism, Sociology, and Cinema.

By combining investigative reporting with qualitative research, we are able to transform available resources into comprehensive strategies that enhance attention and intensify engagement.

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Our clients rely on our expertise to improve and extend their understanding of relationships and context - to act upon it.

From the world of science to the real estate market, from global human resources teams to local and small businesses - we can provide you with the adequate strategy to improve your communication.

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21st century media can be thought of as a liquid substance.
It flows, it crashes, it disappears. Its shape is defined by whatever device or environment it happens to be in.

Media is made by and for people, places, machines.

chumbo - strategy emotions

We create recursive, multipath, multishaped, and multiplayer stories.

Our narratives are produced in alignment with the needs and goals of our clients, reinforcing their values and business cultures. They happen across format, genre, and channel, mixing different tones and voices to create deeper and more meaningful experiences.

Our stories are told in short and feature films, in reportages and interviews, in podcasts and in songs.

We deliberately mix documentary and fiction, fact and illusion, past, present and imagined futures - like in a dream.

In a dream, geography does not exist and travel is always immediate. Each scenario is adjacent to the next, contaminated and remixed by whatever is happening in other parts of the brain, in real time.

Dream communication is powerful because it operates without regard for specifics, without respect for control. It erases the distinction between a sound and its echo. It is only concerned with special effects.

On the web, social networks, print and streaming, our stories unfold in a dynamic and responsive fashion.

We generate circular flows of content that move through the internet and the street - evolving, mutating and being affected by external conditions such as location, relationships, audience insight.

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In the city, the cloud, the platform and the network, we ignore boundaries and travel instantaneously between text, photography, video and music.

Between symbol and meaning there shall be no distance.

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More than statistical and data analysis, our clients need useful insights about the state of their industries or field of activity.

In order to adequately plan and execute its vision, a business or institution needs to understand current and future trends, identify threats and opportunities - to reflect on how society is changing.

chumbo - insights

We provide exclusive expert insights based on field investigation, speculative design, games, scenarios, user and team-wide qualitative research.

Our main focus is on the future of media, storytelling, advertising, audience and consumer behavior, community engagement and collective empowerment.

Reports can be shaped into talks, meetings, workshops and masterclasses, audiovisual and interactive content.

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chumbo - insights

From the turbulence of global markets to local innovations, from social conflict to hidden and disruptive cultural change, from the next big thing to the smallest ancient detail - we can provide you with the insight you need to better plan and execute your vision.

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From the turbulence of global markets to local innovations, from social conflict to hidden and disruptive cultural change, from the next big thing to the smallest ancient detail - we can provide you with the insight you need to better plan and execute your vision.

Talk to us.

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