The Week That Was #121... 5 peeks behind the week at Working Word
From finding top of the range trainers to spreading cherry blossoms across Cardiff, getting Swansea back to work and kicking back to watch the footie, it’s been a busy week at Working Word HQ.
1. Cardiff as you’ve never seen it before as Kizuna comes to the National Museum
We launched National Museum Cardiff’s latest exhibition Kizuna this week with a promotional film that transformed Cardiff’s green spaces into a cherry blossom delight. We’re running a social media campaign over the summer for the free exhibition which displays Japanese art and design for the first time in the UK. Keep your eyes peeled on National Museum Cardiff’s social media channels for more exciting social content to come.
Here’s Cardiff as you have never seen it before…
2. Sneaker freak business buddies hit the papers this week
Fashion fans, listen up! This week we’ve been telling the story of Sneaker Finder, a business set up by two Swansea University students which sources and sells the most hard-to-find, limited edition trainers on the market. This pair know everything there is to know about Adidas Originals, Nikes, Yeezys and more. Sneaker Finder was formed with the support of Big Ideas Wales, the youth entrepreneurship service for 18-25 year olds in Wales. We crafted the story for media and spoke with the relevant business and regional titles to secure coverage in the Western Mail. Read the story in Business News Wales here.
3. Helping Swansea return to work
Swansea-based employability programme Better Jobs, Better Futures was featured in the South Wales Evening Post this week thanks to a feature from our team. After facing redundancy from a role she’d had for 20 years, Swansea woman Bev Haigh retrained as a career coach to help others who’d suffered the same fate. Using her own redundancy experience, Bev now supports people who are out of work to make the positive changes needed to regain employment and to progress within work.
More information on how Better Jobs, Better Futures can help people in their return to work and progression within work can be found on here or on social media: Better Jobs, Better Futures – Gwell Swyddi, Gwell Dyfodol on Facebook and LinkedIn, and @SwanseaBJBF on Twitter and Instagram.
4. Twenty Nine Park Place launch announced!
Steffan Bonifay, head chef at Twenty Nine Park Place
We love a good launch here at Working Word and so when our favourite pub group, Knife & Fork Food, tell you that they will be opening their new venue in Cardiff city centre in July you KNOW it’s going to be good. Yep, that’s right: the pub group behind the likes of The Conway, Pilot and Discovery is opening a new venue in Cardiff next month – Twenty Nine Park Place.
A £200,000 renovation schedule is currently underway and we’ve been busy spreading the word about what’s in store. Read more about it all here.
5. Sharing bright ideas on behalf of Salix Finance
Thanks to the financial assistance of our client Salix Finance, a parish council near Wellingborough is set to save thousands and significantly reduce its carbon footprint after investing in a £9,500 LED street lighting upgrade. We shared the news with eco-focused titles and local media, including the Northamptonshire Telegraph who informed local residents about Grendon Parish Council’s green initiatives.
Our office warming World Cup party went down a storm last night, with clients and colleagues alike getting together to celebrate the launch of this year’s largest sporting event.
With themed food from our pals at Little Man, beers, and the game playing on the big screen, we couldn’t have asked for much more.
(Well, some of us would like better teams in the sweepstake.)