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SPLENDID SHORT FILM SCREENING: HOW A STORY TOLD IN 5 MINUTES CAN HAVE A LIFELONG IMPACT

We recently held a Short Film Screening at Splendid and, although Zoom screen sharing cannot beat the sofa of an indie cinema, the night was an enormous success. Having produced four short films myself, I was eager to demonstrate that a 5-minute film can pack the emotional impact to rival a 2-hour Hollywood movie. We…

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Show your locals some love this Valentine’s Day! The importance of supporting small businesses and the hospitality industry during key business periods

The past 12 months have been challenging for the nation’s small businesses. From boutique shops to bars and restaurants, this sector has faced many hurdles in the form of three national lockdowns and tier-based restrictions. Almost a year in, many independents have reinvented themselves (more than a few times!), from pubs partnering with meat suppliers…

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Protecting the planet is everyone’s responsibility: How we’re doing our bit as individuals and an agency

The world faces an environmental tipping point and those of us working in an industry concerned with selling stuff have a responsibility to do this in a way that minimises environmental impact. From the clients we choose, the work we deliver, through to how we run our businesses and support our staff, there are big and small actions that can help us be kinder and more accountable to the planet.   Figuring out…

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Blue Monday: Adopting a challenge mindset to help combat the winter blues and feel empowered

For me, the name “Blue Monday” will always evoke fond memories of student life at Manchester, when the iconic hit by local band New Order would never fail to fill the dancefloor. However, as part of a PR stunt in 2005, a travel firm appropriated the name for what they claimed to be the most…

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The importance of companies getting behind staff tackling important causes

    Last June, I attended the London Black Lives Matter march. I chanted, I yelled, and I said his name: ‘George Floyd’. I am not Black, but I wanted to show my support, my disgust, my respect. Attending the march (with my mask, of course!) felt like a no-brainer to me, despite Covid. Racism…

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USING OUR LOAF TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Working from home this year as we navigate the pandemic has required us to make some adjustments; to some of our ways of working, to our mindsets and yes, to our elasticated waistbands. Full fridges and cupboards full of naughty things we try to ignore have been our desk fellows and we’ve lost count of…

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Splendid Celebrates Black Friday

For a few years now, Black Friday has been a date in the diary where big companies have made huge profits by putting on massive sales. And while we all enjoy a special offer, this year we thought that rather than further line Jeff Bezo’s already full pockets, we wanted to use the opportunity to…

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10 ways to take some time for yourself this World Mental Health Day

There’s no denying 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. In the midst of a global pandemic, it’s more important now than ever before to prioritise your mental health and take time for yourself – even if that’s starting by doing one thing for yourself on World Mental Health Day (10th October).  Our Head…

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OLD TRUMAN BREWERY INSTALLS SOME STELLA ART

Beer brand Stella Artois has come up with a very artistic way of reminding folk to keep their distance while socialising, using street art. The brand is installing a 28×14 metre artwork at the heart of Old Truman Brewery in London, which features geometric shapes and bright colours to encourage social distancing without physical barriers. …

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TWITTER HARNESSES USER TWEETS TO SUPPORT BLM WITH BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN

The marches may have slowed across the world this week, but Twitter showed solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement with billboards in eight protest cities across the US, showcasing a handpicked selection of the supportive tweets which have gone out since May. Millions shared stories, petitions and engaged in debate on Twitter, making the…

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