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.

CIPR Excellence Awards – We made it!

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Breaking news: We’ve been shortlisted in the CIPR Excellence Awards! After a hectic month, we were thrilled to learn we have been shortlisted in the Best Use of Digital category for our work with Cwm Taf University Health Board. Not only that, but we are the only Welsh finalist in this year’s shortlist. High fives all round!

We’ve gotten behind the camera (and in front of it…)

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We’ve been out and about with our friends at Rockadove for various projects this month. We’ve been up close and personal with Richard Parks, gotten eggsperimental with Techniquest’s Easter science show, and checked out some books at the Cardiff University library. Keep your eyes peeled and see if you can spot our jammers in any of the videos.

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Lyndsey took crisis management to the University of South Wales

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Think you know what it takes to handle a crisis? Our chief jammer and real-life Olivia Pope, Lyndsey, went along to the University of South Wales to put the emerging PR pros to the test.

The USW Hydra Minerva suite was transformed into a situation room, as Lyndsey assessed the students’ skills in a PR crisis simulation.

We went back to school with Wynne-Jones IP

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Two weeks ago, Gemma and Shelley took a road trip to Cheltenham to deliver a blog and content writing workshop to our client, Wynne-Jones IP. Here’s a photo of Professor Phillips and Dr Gwilym in action.

We raised a glass to the best of Welsh business

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Earlier in the month, we attended the Welsh Business Awards after being shortlisted for Excellence in Marketing. Of course, we had to snap a cheeky selfie with Gethin Jones.

Anna got jammy with our design

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Our head designer, Anna, has been working tirelessly on our brand refresh, and after much deliberation, our jammers settled on two favourite designs. We took to our social accounts and let our clients, friends and family vote for their favourite new flavour of jam.

 

So which jam came out the sweetest? Watch this space, as we’ll be revealing our fresh new look very soon.

We sounded the new client klaxon… several times.

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It’s a hat-trick! In March, we’ve welcomed new clients including the British Council for Wales, Hywel Dda University Health Board and Near Me Now, an emerging and innovative digital platform.

Not only did we win three new contracts, but we’ve reunited with Merthyr County Borough Council for a brand-new campaign.

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And finally, our client, Wales Millennium Centre, scooped two awards at the Cardiff Life Awards. The team picked up a gong in the Leisure and Tourism category, and also scooped the coveted Platinum Award. Congrats, guys!

See you next month!