Well, let’s start this off by wishing you all a Happy New Year. We hope you enjoyed the holidays, making the most of the break and creating lots of memories with your nearest and dearest.
We certainly all feel well-rested and ready to tackle 2024 head-on, where we’re kicking off some exciting new projects across the group. More to come on that during Q1, but first, let’s recap on all that was great in the last quarter of 2023.
October saw our sister agency launch their new name – Two Tails Productions. And it’s been an exciting couple of months for the team, seeing them work on a number of Top Secret projects (sshhhhh!). But those we can talk about include ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ which ran during the October half term at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Wakehurst sites. As well as the ongoing successful partnership with the FA, looking after the mascots for all England U21’s, women’s and men’s team fixtures throughout the 2023 season. Rory, Mane and Paws have certainly become much loved additions to the TTP family.
And finally, the Two Tails Productions team were involved with a Christmas and ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’ themed photo opportunity installation at Quakers Friars in Cabot Circus to celebrate Aardman‘s latest movie release on Netflix. The installation included a chicken feet trail throughout Cabot Circus, a yarn bombed tree in Quakers Friars (yarned over 5m high!), colourful giant cut-outs of the main characters, and some egg-cellent chicken/Christmas themed puns. Lots of fun was had by all during the festive period!
For MGA, Q4 didn’t seem to let up, with pitches, tradeshow attendances, guest panel talks and much, much more filling up the diary until the Christmas break. Andrew and Sara even managed to fit in a business trip to Rotterdam to meet with a new client. More on that new partnership to be revealed at a later date.
December saw us racing to the finish line on an Employee Value Proposition project, which has spanned the last 8 months and saw us partner with best-selling author and HR guru, Debra Corey. Read our latest case study to find out more.
And who can forget Damien’s rendition of ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’?! A summary of all that we have achieved as a group over the last 12 months.
But finally (and we’re super excited about this one!), we finished Q4 on a high, when our first TV advert for Solmar Villas aired on Boxing Day! We’d been working on some brand development work for the company, when the opportunity presented itself to work on their latest TV advert and we’re delighted with the final result.