The Week That Was #73... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word
After chasing fugitive dinosaurs, getting our Christmas tree orders in early and exploring the moon, we’re ready for a weekend break on the Welsh coastline. Here’s five peeks behind our week…
1. Taking #DinoOnTheLoose on a tour of Wales
Did you notice something unusual pop up at the Big Pit Coal Museum, St Fagans Museum and the National Slate Museum this week? The dino which wreaked havoc in Cardiff a few weeks ago has been on the move throughout the week, giving members of the public visiting some of south Wales’ favourite attractions a bit of a fright as a result. Whether it was a huge claw at Big Pit, a scaly tail at St Fagans, or a menacing eye at the Slate Museum, we’ve been telling the story of the dino’s movements on social via the Daily Draco, our Jurassic newspaper devised as part of the targeted digital campaign with the National Museum Cardiff. Haven’t caught up on his travels yet? Follow #DinoBabies and #DinoOnTheLoose on Twitter and Facebook to get up to speed!
2. Mind the door on your way out: heading for the exit
June 23rd 2017 marked the one year anniversary of Britain’s controversial decision to leave the EU. But what’s really happened since then? This was a question our client Capital Law answered in last week’s Business section of the Western Mail. Employment law specialist Richard Thomas reflected on the pivotal moments of change since the momentous Brexit vote and looks to the future.
3. Celebrating Wales’ most entrepreneurial young people at the Enterprise Troopers final
If you read our blog two weeks ago you’ll know that Welsh Government’s Enterprise Troopers competition was in full swing. For those not in the know, it’s a national competition hunting for Wales’ most business-savvy school children, encouraging them to create their own businesses and pitch their ideas and business plans to a host of judges.
After a series of regional heats the Enterprise Troopers final took place on Tuesday and we organised for broadcast media to attend and report from the event at the Wales Millennium Centre. The likes of Radio Wales, Radio Cymru, Heno, Ffeil and Made in Cardiff broadcast from the final, showing off some of the competing schools’ innovative business ideas, including an eco-friendly car wash which only uses rain water and Christmas tree model sculptures made entirely from old wooden pallets. All of the schools taking part put on a very impressive display, but Ysgol Pont y Gof from Pwllheli were named the overall winners. It’s clear we’ve definitely got some future Welsh entrepreneurs on our hands.
4. The Foster Carer Comparer
What did you want to be when you grew up? A police officer? A zoo keeper? A dragon tamer? When there’s a whole variety of exciting and rewarding options to choose from it can be a hard decision to make.
But did you know that you can earn up to £21,600 a year as a foster parent? Not many people think about fostering as a profession, so we’ve been helping our client Five Rivers Fostering spread the word by creating the Foster Carer Comparer infographic to showcase just how rewarding a career as a carer can be.
To make sure we reach as many potential foster carers as possible, we’ll be coupling this nifty infographic with some cleverly-targeted Facebook ads, a native advertising campaign, and blog posts on the Five Rivers website.
5.Dining alfresco at Rhossili Bay with the Telegraph
We love love LOVE Rhossili, so we weren’t surprised to see that the ‘supermodel of beaches’ was included as one of the Telegraph’s top five best picnic spots in the UK, citing its ‘flawless golden sands’ as the perfect reason for packing up the picnic basket and enjoying the great outdoors this summer. For more Gower or Swansea Bay inspo, head to our client Visit Swansea Bay’s website.
We were at Kings Monkton School this week, getting some snaps of pupils on a TOP SECRET space mission as part of an extra-curricular astronomy workshop. Stay tuned for the full story next week!