Every year, Bristol is the host of Mayfest, a festival of contemporary theatre running throughout the month in lots of different venues.
Over the past few years, I’ve been lucky enough to experience just a few amazing productions that I’d normally not think about going to, and I’d encourage everyone to take a look and make a trip to Bristol. Even if theatre isn’t normally your thing, you’ll find something that makes you laugh, cry or think about things differently.
This year, I’m trying to convince my husband to go to The Great Spavaldos. He’s reluctant – an audience of two means there’s nowhere to hide! But I know I’ll talk him into it, and I know he’ll end up loving it.
Have a look at the programme and pick one. You won’t be disappointed!
Q: Why is this email five sentences or less?
We all suffer from email overload. There’s been lots written about how it kills productivity and ruins holidays.
While zero inbox and zero tolerance policy is not for everyone, Five Sentences is a gentle introduction and a step on the rung to better email etiquette. It’s not a tool or a plug-in or anything; just a state of mind. A personal statement of intent to make email less hassle and more productive (all told in five sentences).
Just in case you haven’t already seen it, I thought I’d share this latest cheeky TV campaign for Somersby cider by the Carlsberg brand. It cleverly pokes fun at the typical launch days at Apple stores by spoofing the cider’s “technical specifications”. My favourite phrase which actually made me lol: “lift towards the mouth and inter-face”.
So now I’ve got the taste for Cider, just need the sun to come out and play.
If you haven’t already seen it, Lily Cole’s Art Matters series on Sky Arts is well worth a watch.
Last week we got an insight into how Anthony Gormley works, and the patience and meditative techniques he uses when creating new work.
This week, she was with Christo. I’d never heard of him before, but found him hugely inspirational. He’s created a number of large scale art installations across the world with his late-wife Jeanne-Claude. Their art is all self-funded, and some take years to be realised. One of his current works in progress, The Mastaba, started as an idea between Christo and Jeanne-Claude 35 years ago, and you can tell he is adamant that it will come to fruition. And when it does, it will be stunning.
Now in his late 70′s, he’s still full of energy and just exudes excitement and dynamism. A true inspiration.
Whilst the photos of the works are beautiful, I hope I have the opportunity to see one of his works in person at some point in my life.
The Nikon Facebook advent calendar has been shortlisted for the Drum Awards Social Media Strategy of the Year.
The ceremony is on 9th May so watch this space!
I received an email newsletter last week. The first few stories were good, and then I got to this…
Whoops. The moral of this story…always, always check through your email one last time before you deploy!
So I came across this awesome video the other day that features a tuned up old Mazda RX7. Now these cars are amazing, the third generations especially so, and are a great enthusiast tuning car. This one however looks a little different to the totally modified rides you may see in the Fast & the Furious.
Check out the video below to see what a 19-year-old with pure passion ( and a great sense of cool) can do with an old rusted out RX7, a few years of pocket-money and a no rules attitude. He may have watched Mad Max a few to many times though.
We’ve recently taken over management and maintenance of the Jeep and Chrysler websites.
This involves updating the sites with new product launches, range updates and all the latest finance offers.
The websites are also used to showcase the latest TV and cinema ads, giving people additional touchpoints to the brand.
Watch the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee cinema ad:
Watch the latest Chrysler 300C and Ypsilon cinema ad:
We’re also in the process of updating the dealer sites for both marques. These will be live in April so watch this space for more…
Due to the success of the Motherhood Viral, we have recently been asked by Fiat to facilitate social engagement by creating a new Facebook Tab which encourages hipster parents to share their parenthood stories.
Parents’ stories have been coming in thick and fast and it’s no wonder! Prizes for the best story include a nanny so that you and 7 friends can go out for dinner (all expenses paid), a cleaner for three months and a personal chef for the night.
The tab also houses a mixture of different downloads including mobile ringtones for both Android phones and iPhones.
Take a look at the Fiat 500L Facebook tab and upload your stories now, and watch this space for the results when the campaign has finished.
Haven’t seen the Motherhood viral yet…here it is!