November: this was the month that …

By Raspberry Jim,

CIPR Cymru Pride awards 2017 - Cardiff City Hall - Cardiff - Friday 24th November 2017 © - Please Credit: Ian Cook - Fotowales

CIPR Cymru Pride awards 2017 – Cardiff City Hall – Cardiff – Friday 24th November 2017
© – Please Credit: Ian Cook – Fotowales

We won gold!

jamjar claimed four gold awards at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Cymru Wales PRide Awards on November 24 at Cardiff City Hall – needless to say, we were thrilled!

For our work with educational charity Techniquest, we picked up gongs in the Not-For-Profit campaign and STEM campaign categories.

We also claimed the top awards in the Best Use of Digital and Healthcare campaign categories for our work to boost recruitment of nurses at Cwm Taf University Health Board.

It was great to get this recognition from our industry body and it tops off another great year for the team.


We started mixing up the jam


Our in-house designer Anna has started work this month on refreshing our brand. After five years of Raspberry Jim taking pride of place, we’ve decided to give him a little makeover in preparation for a fresh new look in 2018!

The last five years have been a whirlwind and our offering and the industry has evolved considerably during this time. We’re really looking forward to unveiling our new look in 2018 – so watch this space.


We sampled the new Moksh Christmas menu


Moksh has been previewing its exciting new festive taster menu this month.

And two of our lucky team, Megan Richards and Shelley-Marie Phillips got the chance to sample some of the innovative dishes including lamb meat balls and cinnamon candy floss, jaffa chicken tikka in a sealed smoke jar, and Indian street food the alchemist way this December.

Award-winning chef Stephen Gomes has once again out done himself. If you haven’t been to his fine dining Indian restaurant in Cardiff Bay, make sure you pay it a visit this Christmas.


Oil 4 Wales welcomed Max Boyce

Leading Welsh oil distributor Oil 4 Wales has welcomed comedian and entertainer Max Boyce to its family this month.

The national brand has appointed the Welsh icon as one of its high-profile ambassadors, joining sporting heroes including Dan Biggar, Dan Lydiate, and Ken Owens, along with BBC Welsh Hill farmer Gareth Wyn Jones.


We hosted Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council’s Playfest event


On November 1, we hosted a free play festival – PlayFest – on behalf of Merthyr County Borough Council. The event marked the start of a new campaign – All to Play For – which encourages children and young people in the borough to swap TVs, tablets and phones for playing.


We attended Techniquest’s Christmas show video filming

Techniquest is getting in the festive spirit with its latest Christmas science show!

The Cardiff-based science discovery centre is preparing to present its twist on a classic, with its Techniquest Christmas Carol.

To promote their latest offering, we shot a little festive video with Rockadove, giving visitors a little sneak peek into what they can expect.

Keep an eye out on the Techniquest social channels to see what we got up to!


Our clients had some brilliant coverage!

 cov 3


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 Blackfords LLP, Cardiff Bus, CJCH Solicitors, Sony UK Technology Centre, The Admiral St David, Techniquest and Wynne Jones IP.


We attended lots of events

This month has been particularly busy for jamjar with menu samplings, anniversaries, major show launches, and of course – awards!

Here’s just a quick peek at what we’ve been up to …

    Cardiff Life 10th anniversary, Admiral St David, November 21st                                    

cardiff life

Tiger Bay world premiere, Wales Millennium Centre, November 15th

tiger bay


We have a lovely student apprentice


For the past month we’ve been joined by Swansea University student Zuzana Hajska.

Zuzana, who is studying Media and Communication Studies, has been a great support to all the jamjar team over the past month. She will be working with us right up until Christmas. Thanks for all your hard work Zuzana!


We had fun at our annual team building day!

pottery 1

A great day was had by all at our annual team building day.

We enjoyed a lovely, and slightly bubbly, lunch at The Classroom at Cardiff & Vale College, followed by a pottery throwdown workshop at The Sustainable Studios.

Some of us excelled and displayed some enviable pottery skills, others of us, maybe even someone writing this blog, will be sticking to the day job!

After an enjoyable afternoon we enjoyed a few well-earned drinks in Cardiff to finish off a great day!


We delivered some festive cheer!


The team has been getting into the Christmas spirit this week, by delivering some very special presents.

This year we have created a festive season survival kit, jam-packed with all the essentials you need to get you through the party season. Rennies, paracetamol, mistletoe, eye drops, plasters, mints, and much more!

We hope all of our clients and friends have a jammin’ Christmas!