The Week That Was #119... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word
From helping save a travel support system for the elderly, to getting clients on the airwaves, showcasing Wales’ most beautiful rivers, creating a highlights video to rival Scrum V’s finest and saying hello to our new home, it’s been a busy week at the BRAND NEW Working Word HQ. . .
1. Supporting the mission to save a travel support system
This week we got behind the crusade to save Wales’ Community Transport Association, an organisation providing vital travel support to the elderly and vulnerable across Wales, currently under threat from proposed changes to licensing laws.
Organisations have estimated a cost of £45-£50K to make the planned transition and acquire new permits, meaning an estimated bill for Wales of £23 million – a measure that the 1600 volunteers operating these services across Wales oppose.
We took the conversation voicing concerns for the service to the airwaves. You can listen to the interview here in Welsh language on Radio Cymru’s Post Cyntaf or on BBC Radio Wales’ Good Morning Wales programme.
2. Creating content that shows the world Wales is wonderful
Credit: @rheidolrailway Image by John R Jones
Want to learn more about Aberystwyth and Hay-on-Wye, explore the banks of the River Wye and discover all about the narrow gauge and miniature steam trains of Wales? Then check out some of our most recent articles to go live on the Visit Wales website (via the hyperlinks!). And if you happen to be in Cardiff Bay during the course of the Volvo Ocean Race stop-over in our great capital, then be sure to catch up on our guide to what to get up to in the city, here.
3. Signing off from Scrum Home for this season
When our client Principality Building Society announced they were sponsoring the National Youth Rugby League for the 2017-18 season, we wanted to come up with a creative social media concept that not only promoted this sponsorship but linked back to Principality’s brand purpose of helping people prosper in their homes. From there, ‘Scrum Home’ was born. Over the last season, we travelled to eight youth rugby teams across Wales to see behind-the-scenes: meeting the players and passionate people that make grassroots rugby tick. To mark the end of the season, we have compiled the best moments from our Scrum Home videos into this highlights reel… enjoy!
4. Capital Law talk GDPR on Heart
Last Friday, Capital Law partner, Richard Thomas, chatted to Heart FM about the legal ramifications of the new GDPR regulations which came into force on May 25th.
According to Richard: “Most businesses should try and effectively look at data they currently hold and ask themselves the question, why do we need to keep this information? If a data breach is serious and information relating to individuals is lost, or is sent to the wrong people, then at that point there will be a legal obligation to inform the information commissioner, and if there is a failure to do so, there’s a fine of up to a maximum of ten million Euros.”
5. Welcome to the Story Factory
We’ve got a new home, right in the heart of Cardiff city centre. Once buzzing with the cogs and wheels of Rapport’s watchmaking factory, the top floor of Ivor House, East Wing, Bridge Street is where we’ll be writing stories and making the headlines with our clients from now on. Why don’t you come in for a cuppa and a game of foosball? The door’s always open.
In other news...
THE BIG ISSUE has its say on The Offline Project
Credit: The Big Issue
Just two weeks ago, our MD Dan’s second novel, The Offline Project, was released into the world. The tale of social media and its impact on society picked up its first review this week. Jane Graham, books editor at The Big Issue, said: "an exceptionally funny, well-observed and street-smart book, as self-aware as it is sensitive. The dialogue is as authentic as any I’ve read this year, almost as if Tyte has secretly recorded conversations and simply transcribed them word for word. His descriptive, scene-setting powers are equally evocative. If critics do their jobs and seek it out, it should win lots of awards".
Convinced? Pick yourself a copy up here.