In the space of just two working days we devised, planned and executed a PR stunt for client Bristol 2015 to mark the one month countdown to Arcadia Bristol – the famous mechanical spider coming to the city in September as part of Bristol’s year as European Green Capital.
Last Thursday we met with Arcadia to agree the Lords of Lightening Frequency Rider photostunt, which involved 2 million volts of lightening lighting up the Bristol skyline in front of iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge
The event took place on Monday, with all media materials drafted and approved. We turned off the street lights of Clifton (well, the council did), arranged for photographs and videography, attended a press stunt and managed media attendance.
We gained national online coverage on Telegraph Online, Independent and BT.com (pics of day) and print coverage in the Daily Telegraph (half a page!), Guardian and Independent I, plus a raft of regional coverage.
It was a very busy two days but the team loved it!
In other news
We’re famous! We sent in our Shaun the Sheep picture to the Bristol Post who featured it online.
From L-R – Lucy, Lydia, Kimberley, Shaun (the sheep), Louise and Neil. Our photographer was Megan – she was too shy to be in the picture.
We think the picture is BAAArilliant! What do you think?
Tomasina, our resident tomato plant has been ‘getting it on’ with our other resident tomato plant – Tommy! We hoped that he may have been pollinated by a bee and therefore encourage Tomasina to fruit. No luck yet!
This week, we rolled up our sleeves and got stuck in to the launch of the M&S Spark Something Good initiative – a campaign led by the lovely Joanna Lumley and David Gandy.
The campaign, which aims to inspire and motivate people around the country to take action for social good, saw M&S customers, employees and local community groups, plus our very own Kara Nelson, transform 24 community projects in just 24 hours for the cause.
With the help of the volunteers – including Joanna and David themselves – M&S not only managed to transform the 24 charity projects it set out to, but it smashed its target by completing them all well within the 24-hour time limit.
Over the next two years, M&S will be rolling out a further 24 volunteer projects in 24 locations around the UK and Ireland. If you’d like to get involved, pop into your local store to find out how you can donate time to your local community and improve lives whilst you’re at it.
A big well done to everyone who gave up their time on Wednesday and helped to launch such an amazing campaign – will this Spark Something Good inside you?
In other news
No updates on our beloved tomato plant this week – though we have brought in Tomasina II to help encourage a little….reproduction, should we say? It looks like they’re making friends already!
Have a great weekend in the sun!
Charity was the order of the day at Grayling Towers on Wednesday when we held a cake sale to raise money for our corporate charity, The Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
The team dug out their whisks and baking tins to put on a huge spread of cakes and treats, which included chocolate brownies; carrot cake; red velvet cake; flapjacks; rocky road and chocolate orange marble cake among many more – feeling hungry yet?
Generous staff from neighbouring businesses in Royal London Buildings flocked to our cake sale table helping to raise over £170!!
Thank you to everyone who donated! All funds have now been passed onto the Disasters Emergency Committee to help the victims, and those supporting the victims, of the tragedy that took place in April of this year. You can read more about the work of the DEC.
In other news
Cake and charity continued to be the focus this Thursday, when Megan and Kimberley joined our client M&S at its stand at the Royal Welsh Show to take part in a charity afternoon tea. While we were busy taking pics and gathering intel for the media, the stand quickly filled with patrons ready to enjoy sandwiches, cakes and tea all in aid of The Breast Centre in Cardiff. This fantastic charity supports women with breast cancer in South Wales with access to dedicated doctors, nurses and surgeons. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy tea and cake for such a worthy cause?!
Also taking place at the stand were live demonstrations and we enjoyed watching The Village Bakery make Welsh cakes. Our verdict? – yum!!
We don’t have any news on our resident tomato plant Tomasina this week! She’s growing tall but isn’t providing the fruity goods. We’re hoping that with a bit of gentle encouragement (in the form of plant food), she’ll be sprouting tomatoes in no time.