Lu “Howler” Howlett, our fiery haired Antiopdean beauty/Art Buyer has turned our boardroom into a revolving gallery space. Which is pretty cool if you ask me. The idea is that every six weeks we get a new batch of art to hang on our wall from young and upcoming artists who in turn get some much needed exposure. Win win. The works will all be available to buy so if you ever find yourself in our boardroom with a few bob in your back burner then feel free to snap ‘em up. At the moment we have the work of Sam Hicks gracing our walls, who know who we will have next but we’ll keep you posted.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
This here press ad is the perfect accompaniment for the latest Believe In Better TV spot, don’t you think?
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday saw the first airing of our third “Believe In Better” TV spot for Sky, this one is about all the lovely rewards that are available for Sky customers, you lucky things you.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I know Im a bit late in posting this but it’s a great piece of work and definitely deserves a mention. Its our second in a series of ”Believe In Better” ads that we are making for Sky. This one highlights the benefit of remote recording from your mobile which is, Im sure your’ll agree, pretty darn handy.
Written by Olly Courtney, directed Sam Washington and produced by Pat Stimpson and Tracy Macassey, razzel-dazzle animation courtesy of Neon.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
As part of our office refurb we thought it would be awfully nice to get some art on the walls. Now we have lots of cracking stuff in frames but we wanted to celebrate our new space and dress it up a bit. There is a wealth of incredible illustrators in London and Supermundane is most definitely one of the best, (well we like him) so it was decided that he should come and doodle on our freshly painted walls.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Hello Golf fans,
Next Monday sees the launch of our campaign to support The Masters on Sky Sports.
As I’m sure you’re all aware, The Masters is one of the biggest Golfing tournaments in the world. What makes it special is the sheer beauty of the course – from careful seeding to make sure all of the Azaleas open just when the tournament starts to draining the various lakes and refilling to the exact level. The Masters really is the world’s most beautiful and unique course….in fact, only second to the one that runs parallel with the A405 in Watford. What makes this year MEGA AMAZING is that it is the first time The Masters will be shown on Sky Sports – having been broadcast on BBC historically up until this point.
Unlike the coverage on the BBC, which broadcast highlights and only part of the tournament live, Sky Sports will be showing the whole thing Live…with some of it even being in 3D. Mental.
Friday, March 18, 2011
For the past couple of weeks we have been temporarily buddying up with our crew over at the Carlisle street office as we splash paint around over here. Well now the paint splashing has finished and we have moved in as one big happy family. All the brothers and sisters are now based in our Great Pulteney street office. And it’s really worked, it feels nice and communal, not overcrowded or loud. There are still a few little bits and bobs to polish up but for the most part its done.
Roll on the good times.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Last Friday we had the very amiable John Hedge from the Mali Development Group come in to talk to us. He spoke about three potential projects and the impact they would have in the region. Things have been a bit quiet for us on the Mali front recently so it’s really nice to be able to get involved with a new project. Of the three potential projects on the table we have chosen the one with the greatest potential to really affect a lot of people, which is the construction of two new wards at Kolondieba Hospital.
Kolondieba is in the far south of Mali about 180 km from Bamako. It is the main town for a ‘cercle’ of about 30 village communities within the administrative region of Sikasso. While some villages have small health centres across 18 Health Districts the only significant hospital is the one at Kolondieba which is the referral centre for a population of 200,000.
The hospital was built quite recently but already lacks sufficient capacity to house the referrals it receives, especially for two key categories – women with high-risk pregnancy and malnourished infants. The hospital has 5 Doctors and works hard to keep up with demand, but the most pressing need is for more space to accommodate increasing numbers of pregnant women and highly vulnerable babies. Each new ward will accommodate 10 patients giving the hospital an extra capacity of 20 beds.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Today saw the release of Campaign magazine’s “school report”. As as we found out a couple of weeks ago we have broken into the top 30, but today the league table has been published and we are ranked 26th in the billings league. Up 11 places from last year. We also scored 6 in their school report which is pretty cool, whatever that means.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Yes that is how I described Kirsty our HR manager today. This is because she has decided to take part in L’Etape du Tour, which is basically a punters run on one of the hardest stages of the Tour De France. It’s a 109 km route with legendary climbing stages. Starting from Modane Valfrjus she only has a few kilometres to wake up her legs before the double climbing of the Telegraphe and Galibier with a 7% climb for 33 km. After the Galibier and the Lautaret’s long descent, she will arrive in Le Bourg d’Oisans and start the mythic Alpe d’Huez climb and navigate it’s 21 historic turns. Bonkers.
Kirsty is a seasoned cyclist with an enviable looking bike but this is still quite a challenge, we have already had one of our more laddish lad’s, who shall remain nameless, drop out.
Oh and did I mention this was for charity? Yes Kirsty is raising money for Get Kids Going, which is an amazing charity that helps disabled children take part in sport by providing specialist sports wheelchairs, sports grants and year round support. So dig deep.