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jamjar to partner with ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup to bring tournament to life

By Raspberry Jim,

This summer thousands of new and existing cricket fans will have the opportunity to get up close to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup action as 10 UK cities get set to host the iconic tournament.

Two of Wales’ leading creative agencies – Wild Creations and jamjar – are partnering with the Cricket World Cup to bring the tournament to life.

As part of official ‘City Celebrations’ the agencies are working with the ICC to deliver and promote unforgettable fan experience in Bristol.

In Bristol, a giant sculpture of a cricketer is being created and put up in the city centre.  Tying in with the city’s thriving art scene, the public is then being invited to ‘take part in giant art’ by painting the giant statue featuring the flags and emblems of all ten competing nations.

Upon completion, the structure will be unveiled in all its glory on Saturday 1st June where the city’s first match will be shown live on big screens in the square. The statute will then proudly be on display for the duration of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup three fixtures in the city.

The creative stunts and activations are part of a nationwide celebration of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup where the organisers are aiming to connect, entertain and inspire local communities of the Host Cities with one of the most-watched sporting events in the world.

The ‘City Celebrations’ will consist of eight city centre fan zones (Nottingham, Taunton, Southampton, Manchester, Leeds, Durham, Birmingham and London) and two city activations (Cardiff and Bristol) providing the opportunity for fans to enjoy an authentic Cricket World Cup experience, watch the live broadcast of matches and celebrate the tournament action in a live setting together with thousands of passionate fans from across the globe.

Locally in Cardiff, the Cricket World Cup will be celebrated throughout the city with ‘The Ultimate Delivery’ on Friday 31 May 2019 where the official tournament ball is to be transported by the local community in a record-breaking attempt at a catching relay before being handed over to the two competing Captains of the next day’s opening match in the city – New Zealand v Sri Lanka.

Managing Director of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, Steve Elworthy, said:

“We’ve seen from our ticket applications just how big the demand for this summer’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is and we are delighted to make the tournament more accessible than ever through the City Celebrations.

“The British public always get behind global events and our City Celebrations allow fans up and down the country, as well as visiting fans, to come together to celebrate the Cricket World Cup, regardless of whether they’re attending a fixture or not.

“The support from our Host Cities has been phenomenal, and we’re delighted to be able to continue the strong partnerships with the ground-breaking fan engagement plan throughout the tournament.”

This will be the latest imaginative and eye-catching work created by Cardiff-based special effects company Wild Creations in the sporting sector, with previous projects including the ‘ball in the wall’ for Rugby World Cup 2015 and a giant Blue Dragon on Cardiff Castle for the UEFA Champions League Final 2017.

Wild Creations owner Matt Wild, said:

“We’re proud to be working with another iconic sporting tournament helping to create a buzz and engage fans during the world’s greatest cricket celebration.

“We’re hard at work on the art installations and are looking forward to seeing the people of Bristol’s reactions over the next few weeks.”

For more information about the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, please click here.

Creative agency jamjar ‘thrilled’ with Cardiff Life Awards shortlisting

By Raspberry Jim,

Leading creative communications agency jamjar is “beyond thrilled” to have been shortlisted in this year’s Cardiff Life Awards.

The Cowbridge-based agency, which was founded in 2012 by communications specialist Lyndsey Jenkins, has been recognised in the Business Services category.

The Cardiff Life Awards, now in their fourth year, are a city-wide celebration of business excellence showcasing the professional achievements and innovation of companies across the Welsh capital.

Shortlisted entrants are judged by a panel of independent expert judges with the winners announced at a glitzy awards event and celebration attended by over 400 business people and industry leaders at Cardiff City Hall.

Jamjar is among those shortlisted this year thanks to its wealth of awards success and growth throughout 2018.

Last year the agency, which specialises in PR, digital, social media, marketing, and creative, was among the biggest winners at the annual Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Cymru Wales PRide Awards.

The team took home a hat-trick of accolades, including wins in the Best Use of Digital and Best Healthcare Campaign for its work with Cwm Taf University Health Board, as well as an award in the Low Budget category for its cost-effective communications campaign for Visit the Vale.

It was also the only agency in Wales to scoop a prestigious national CIPR Excellence Award in June beating international industry leaders including Facebook.

Over the past six years jamjar has claimed over 20 coveted awards from the CIPR, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Welsh Business Awards.

On their successful start to 2019, managing director Ms Jenkins said it was a “pleasure” to once again be recognised among Cardiff’s elite and shine a spotlight on jamjar’s innovative work.

She said: “We are beyond thrilled to have been shortlisted in the Cardiff Life Awards’ Business Services category alongside some of the very best businesses in the city.

“Last year was such a successful year for us at jamjar, and we are thrilled that all our hard work is paying off.

“We pride ourselves on devising and delivering creative, strategic and impactful communications campaigns for our clients that make a real difference to their business and this approach is certainly paying dividends.

“Our approach has allowed us to go from strength to strength over the past few years and work with some of Cardiff’s leading businesses and brands, so to receive recognition for the work we are so passionate about really is fantastic.

“I’d like to congratulate everyone who has been shortlisted in this year’s awards and we look forward to what is certain to be a great event.”

Jamjar managing director named among Top 100 Business Women in Wales

By Raspberry Jim,

The managing director of award-winning creative communications agency jamjar is “beyond delighted” to have been named among the Top 100 Business Women in Wales.

Lyndsey Jenkins, the founder of the Cowbridge-based agency, was included in the prestigious annual list, which celebrates the invaluable impact and contribution of Welsh women in business.

Ms Jenkins, who founded jamjar in 2012, was nominated following the agency’s unprecedented success over the past year, which has seen its innovative work recognised with four awards from the CIPR Cymru, and a coveted national CIPR Excellence Award.

Over the past year the agency has also expanded and diversified its brand beyond traditional PR services by incorporating in-house design and videography, which culminated in a major rebrand of the agency earlier this year.

Ms Jenkins, who joined her fellow leading businesswomen at a glitzy event at the Mercure Hotel in Cardiff on Tuesday night, said it was a privilege to be recognised alongside some of Wales’s most inspiring business talents.

She said: “I am beyond delighted to have been recognised among the Top 100 Business Women in Wales this year. The calibre of those nominated was particularly high, so to have been named alongside them is incredibly humbling.

“I am extremely proud with the success jamjar has achieved over the past year, following our rebranding and service expansion, so to be included in this year’s list is particularly rewarding.

“This recognition is also a testament to the innovative and creative work we consistently aim to create for our valued clients, which is driven by the determination and hard work of my team.

“I’d like to congratulate all my fellow nominees on their fantastic successes this year for and being named among the Top 100 Business Women in Wales.”

Communications agency adds to its jar

By Raspberry Jim,

Creative communications agency jamjar has expanded its team following a year of growth and diversification.

The Cowbridge-based agency has appointed Anna Jarvis to head up its creative division and Mari Makarov as visual content producer.

Ms Jarvis joins the team having worked for outdoor advertising giants Kinetic Worldwide and JCDecaux in London where she worked with national brands including Comfort and Savse Smoothies.

Ms Jarvis, who has a BA in Creative Digital Media, will develop the agency’s creative offering, providing branding, design and digital support to its growing client base, which includes Techniquest, NHS Wales Informatics Service, Scouts Cymru and Greenaway Scott.

Ms Makarov joins the team having honed her video production and editing skills back in her native Estonia working with clients including luxury brand Chanel. With a first class degree in visual effects and motion graphics from the University of South Wales, at jamjar Ms Makarov will be responsible for creating visual content, such as photography, videos and motion graphics.

The expansion comes on the back of a recent brand refresh and a hugely successful year for the agency, which was the only agency in Wales to win at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Excellence Awards.

Managing director, Lyndsey Jenkins, said: “Since I started jamjar back in 2012 the communications world has changed considerably, and consequently our services have evolved to reflect this, and the growing requirements of our clients.

“As a result, earlier this year we decided the time was right to refresh our brand and drop the PR from our name.

“While PR will always be a core part of our business, we now offer so much more – creative, marketing, digital and social – so we felt it was essential to update our brand accordingly.

“As part of this diversification of the business, we have appointed Anna and Mari who are highly skilled to develop our enhanced offering. Visual content such as videos, animations and infographics continues to be the most effective way to communicate complex information so we’re delighted to have their expertise as part of the team.”

This is our new-look jam…

By Raspberry Jim,

We’re excited to lift the lid on our refreshed brand. We’ve been jam packed over the last few months preparing something sweet.

Since we started jamjar back in 2012 the communications world has changed considerably, and consequently our services have evolved to reflect this, and the growing requirements of our clients.

As a result, earlier this year we decided the time was right to refresh our brand and drop the PR from our name.

While PR will always be a core part of our business, we now offer so much more and we felt it was essential to update our brand accordingly. #samejarnewjam

When we reviewed our business, it was evident that ‘it’s what’s inside our jar that counts’ – our talented and knowledgeable team, our expertise and experience and our creative approach.

Because ‘it’s what’s inside our jar that counts’ we wanted our team to play a big role in our brand refresh. Consequently, we organised a jam making workshop with Angharad Underwood of The Preservation Society where we concocted five new flavours of jam to reflect our service offering: PR, Social, Digital, Creative and Marketing.

If you’re looking for design that stand-out, digital and social content that cuts through the noise, PR that boosts reputation and marketing collateral that delivers tangible results, we’d love to jam with you.

Our new brand has been hand-crafted by our team and we’re delighted with the results. We hope it tickles your tastebuds!

Stay sweet!

Cowbridge communications agency named amongst the best in the UK

By Raspberry Jim,

 

Jamjar inside

Creative communications agency jamjar has been crowned a ‘stand-out winner’ in the PR industry’s most prestigious awards.

The only Welsh representative in the national awards, jamjar won the ‘Best Use of Digital’ category at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)’s annual Excellence Awards.

Beating off strong competition from big name brands, including Facebook, jamjar’s #JoinCwmTaf campaign for Cwm Taf University Health Board was deemed the best in UK.

With recruitment of NHS staff a UK-wide problem with health boards competing to attract a limited workforce, jamjar developed an innovative digital campaign to attract doctors to work in the Valleys.

The campaign used Cwm Taf’s greatest ambassadors, its staff, to feature in a series of videos, as well as a 360-degree video to give potential new recruits the chance to get a glimpse of what the health board has to offer.

Judges praised the campaign for its research and outcomes, deeming it ‘best practice’, a ‘textbook example’ and a ‘stand-out winner’.

Jason MacKenzie, CIPR President, said: “Public Relations makes a remarkable contribution to UK plc. The Excellence Awards are a celebration of the outstanding work delivered across the country. Winning one of these puts you amongst the UK’s very best. Nothing evidences your credentials to future clients like an Excellence Award.”

Cowbridge-based jamjar was established in 2012 by Lyndsey Jenkins. The agency provides PR, digital, social, marketing and design support to a range of organisations including Techniquest, British Council Wales, Mrs Bucket, Sony UK Technology Centre and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. It has won over 20 awards for its work in the last six years from the CIPR, Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Welsh Business Awards.

On its latest win, managing director of jamjar Lyndsey Jenkins, said: “This is a campaign that we’re particularly proud of at jamjar so to get national recognition from our industry peers is all the more pleasing. We’re really proud to be flying the flag for Wales amongst some of the biggest brands and best agencies in the UK and we’re delighted to be putting the great work of Cwm Taf University Health Board on the map.”

Joanna Davies, Director of Workforce and Organisational Development at Cwm Taf University Health Board, said: “Our staff are at the forefront of our campaigns and, as always they have been wonderful ambassadors for Cwm Taf University Health Board and NHS Wales. They show every day that ‘Cwm Taf Cares’ and we hope that our latest recruitment initiative #JoinCwmTaf will encourage others to come and work with us. We are absolutely delighted to win this award.”

 

March was the month that…

By Raspberry Jim,

… surprised us!

If we thought February was a busy month, March took us all by surprise!

With new clients, award shows, and our jammers taking their skills into the classroom, we’ve had plenty to shout about.

Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been up to. … Continue reading

February – was the month that…

By Raspberry Jim,

…flew by!

After the world’s longest January, it seems like February has whizzed by faster than Raspberry Jim on rollerskates.

With only a few short weeks to cram in our usual busy schedules, our jammers spent the month out and about, playing Cupid, and consuming far too much sugar.

Here’s what we got up to… … Continue reading

January – was the month that ….

By Raspberry Jim,

We were shortlisted!

Awards
Coming back after Christmas can be difficult with January blues – but being shortlisted for a Welsh Business Award certainly made it less blue!

We were delighted to be named a finalist in the Excellence in Marketing and Communications category, alongside some other brilliant companies across Wales.

We’re looking forward to the awards ceremony in March.

 

We weren’t the only ones to be shortlisted…

Some of our brilliant clients were also shortlisted in this year’s Cardiff Life Awards!

Greenaway Scott and CJCH Solicitors were shortlisted in the Legal and Financial category, Techniquest was shortlisted in the Education, and Leisure and Tourism categories, and the Wales Millennium Centre was shortlisted in the Leisure and Tourism category.

Well done to all of them!

 

We got behind the camera…Sony vidThis month we’ve started work on a recruitment campaign for our client Sony UK TEC.

As a world-class manufacturing facility based in Wales, Sony UK TEC offers an amazing opportunity to those at the start of their careers. We asked staff what makes it such a great place to work and here’s what they had to say.

Watch the video here.

We added the finishing touches to the next phase of #joincwmtafcareerdevelopmentFollowing on from our exciting award wins for Cwm Taf UHB, we are delighted to be supporting them once again!

This month we have been working with Cwm Taf University Health Board to add the finishing touches to a new campaign targeting therapists and radiographers.

It’s due to launch next month, so watch this space.

 

We had even more great coverage!

coverage

Our clients have once again been making the headlines with our support this month. Here is just a snapshot of some of the coverage we have achieved for CJCH Solicitors, Greenaway Scott, Techniquest, Oil 4 Wales, Sony UK TEC, Wynne Jones IP, Verde Corporate Finance.

 

We said shwmae to S4C

This month we have been working with S4C to generate applications for its new programme FFIT Cymru.

FFIT Cymru will follow five people committed to changing their lifestyle. It will be shown on S4C in April 2018. The series will be presented by Lisa Gwilym along with a team of experts; personal trainer from Penarth Rae Carpenter, a dietitian Sioned Quirke who lives in Pont-y-clun and psychologist Dr. Ioan Rees’s who lives in Pen Llŷn.

As part of our exciting campaign, we have had over 160 applications from people wanting to take part in the show. We now can’t wait for it to air later in the year.

Y mis hwn rydym wedi bod yn gweithio gydag S4C i gynhyrchu ceisiadau gan y cyhoedd ar gyfer ei sioe iechyd a ffitrwydd newydd sbon, Fit Cymru.

Fel rhan o’n hymgyrch cyffrous, rydyn ni wedi derbyn dros 160 o geisiadau gan bobl sydd am gymryd rhan yn y sioe bydd yn darlledu ym Mis Ebrill.

Ni fedrwn ni aros i weld y canlyniadau!

 

Welcomed new Verde Corporate Finance director Craig Blackmore

Craig

Verde Corporate Finance appointed highly experienced commercial accountant Craig Blackmore.

Mr Blackmore will lead Verde whilst also maintaining his roles as CFO at Global Welsh, a not for profit company whose aim is to connect the international diaspora of Wales, whilst continuing to coach on the Accelerated Growth Programme.

 

Wales Millennium Centre audience got a surprise they’ll Never Forget!

Audience members who saw The Band at the Wales Millennium Centre got far more than they expected!

After watching the fantastic musical, based on the songs of Take That, Gary, Mark, and Howard themselves took to the stage for a surprise performance.

We’re sure it was the Greatest Day of their Lives!

https://youtu.be/hsAUl-v2fn4

 

 

 

 

 

 

December was the month that …

By Raspberry Jim,

December – This was the month that …

We got festive!

crimbo

Yes all the jamjar ladies have embraced Christmas this year, and we even created our very own jamjar team photo (complete with fetching headwear!)

Earlier in the month we shared some festive cheer with our lovely clients by delivering our Christmas survival kits in a jamjar – of course!

We hope they helped get you through the party season.

 

Supported Cwm Taf’s latest campaign

CwmTaf

Our head jammer Lyndsey has been extremely busy supporting the next phase of Cwm Taf University Health Board’s recruitment campaign this month.

Over the past week filming has taken place for Cwm Taf’s award-winning campaign.

Cwm Taf UHB will be launching the campaign in the new year in a bid to attract more innovative Allied Health Professionals from across the UK and internationally.

 

We said shwmae to S4C

This month we were delighted to start working with S4C on one of their upcoming campaigns, starting next year.

It’s still in the initial stages, so watch this space for more details!

 

 

We saw some great client coverage

Max Boyce

Our clients have once again been making the headlines with our support this month. Here is just a snapshot of some of the coverage we have achieved for Sony UK Technology Centre, Techniquest, CJCH Solicitors, and Oil 4 Wales.

 

A Sony UK TEC engineer saw huge awards success!

Sony pic

Sony UK Technology Centre engineer Jessica Leigh-Jones claimed three top national awards over the past month, thanks to her dedication to “inspiring a new generation of female tech talent”.

She received top honours in the Manufacturer Top 100, TechWomen50, and Women of the Future 2017 Awards. Ms Leigh Jones was recognised thanks to her passion and dedication to advancing manufacturing and technology standards across the UK.

 

The Bear and Miss Saigon

Bear

We’ve been out and about supporting some fantastic shows at the Wales Millennium Centre this month.

First up we enjoyed Miss Saigon’s visit to Cardiff, which was absolutely brilliant! If you’ve not seen this show, we would urge you to go.

Then some of our littlest jammers got in the Christmas spirit with a special viewing of The Bear. This lovely little show was the perfect pre-Christmas treat!

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

From all the team at jamjar we hope you have a brilliant Christmas and we hope your 2018 is jam-packed with happiness!

 

 

 

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