The Chat w/c 25th June
Well, first week back after a fortnight travelling around Italy and Sicily, so I arrived on Monday morning with what was left of my tan after the onslaught of the British weather, and a spring in my step. Can’t believe Lisa and Jon let me have two whole weeks off, and despite obviously being really busy, they’d managed to keep everything on track, which means one of two things, they’re either pretty darn efficient, or I’m pretty darn superfluous!
We’re as busy as ever but my priority this week has been the final push on a careers site we’ve been developing for a new client based in Dublin. Time’s been tight, in fact we’ve managed to squeeze a twelve week build into a little over seven. And it’s been a real team effort, with the client working just as hard as us to keep things moving on at pace. It’s also put our business model to the test, and I’m pleased to say our fabulous Flock have had their nose to the grindstone and come up with the goods yet again – we owe lots of people lots of beer!
Today I’ve been busy organising our award entries for the RBA’s. It’s been a bit of a milestone moment when I remember back to last year and the only eligible work we had to enter was the Chatter website. This year we have six separate entries across five categories including work for Skype, Global, Northgate, The Hyde Group and Arqiva. I promise to make a concerted effort to write some of them up as case studies so you can see for yourself some of the fab work we’re producing for our equally fab clients.
We’re also gearing up for two competitive pitches which we’re really looking forward to. We took part in a couple not long after we launched, more for experience rather then with a sense we really stood a chance. This time it’s different, we’ve seen that our business really works. We have a great story to tell, lots of great work to show and support from our existing clients. It’s gonna be tough but we really want these two so we’re fighting to the end to win them…