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From sandy beaches to software technology, here’s a few of the stories we’ve told this week. 

1. Gower: not just for summer… 

Storm Imogen swept Wales and much of the UK this week, leaving havoc in her trail. But don’t panic, things are looking up. The rain seems to have stopped, which means it’s time to wrap up and get out and about this weekend, or start making plans for later in the year.

Thousands of people across the UK will be doing just that this weekend, maybe sipping a cuppa and a flicking through this Countryfile feature – a 10 page spread we secured for our client Visit Swansea Bay, showing off the jaw-dropping beauty of the Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first area of outstanding natural beauty.


2. Lifting the lid on Principality’s record breaking year 

This week client Principality Building Society announced its annual results for year ended 31 December 2015, which showed that mortgage lending to homeowners has grown to over £5bn – a record-breaking total in the Society’s history. Not only that, but they’ve also helped 3,500 people get a foot on the property ladder in 2015. Working with the in-house communications team, we helped announce their record-breaking results to media, and designed this nifty infographic too:

 

3. Orbis’ ambitious growth plans make waves in the Welsh media

Our client Orbis have some ambitious growth plans in the works, which will help improve the lives of children affected by autism. We helped the specialist education provider announce that they’ll be opening four brand new facilities across Wales this year, with coverage in WalesOnline, the Western Mail, and the South Wales Evening Post.

We also scooped a spot for Lucy Pottinger – Orbis’ head of education – to feature on WalesOnline, spilling the beans about her working week and what it takes to fulfil her role. (Spoiler alert: it’s quite a job!)


4. Getting the story of Roland DG’s ink-redible new product in front of potential custumers

Working with our client, Roland DG, the UK’s leading manufacturer of wide-format digital inkjet printers for durable graphics, there is always something new to shout about.

We secured a double page spread in the key trade title Printwear & Promotion to tell the story of Roland DG’s newly launched digital printer, the Texart XT-640, developed for textile printing. Printwear & Promotion is read by key players in the garment decoration industry, so with this article we got their new machine under the noses of all the right people.


5. Building buzz for the ESTnet Awards 

Awards season is almost upon us. No, we’re not talking about the Academy Awards, more the Oscars for the Welsh tech industry…

This week saw us officially announce the finalists for the awards to celebrate the very best in the sector, from promising start-ups to established multinationals.

So dust off that tux and hop in your heels, it’s time to book your place to the black tie dinner at Cardiff Bay’s iconic Wales Millennium Centre.


And in other news…

…but that’s not to say the Oscars have passed us by. This week we’ve been obsessing over Best Picture nominee Spotlight. Based on a true story, it follows a group of investigative journalists at the Boston Globe as they dig up the dirt on the Catholic Church. The real-life journos picked up a Pulitzer. The film could take the top prize at the Oscars. A must-watch for media hounds like us.