The Minimart weekend in Montreux was voted the best ever. The entire team were treated to the best Switzerland could offer. A Grand Hotel beside the beautiful Lake Geneva overlooked by magnificent mountains and a seminar in a castle. In a Dragon’s Den scenario 3 crack teams presented their ideas for the best new product/business idea that the agency will get behind and launch in 2013. A fabulous sum of money was awarded to the winners, Nikki, Natasha, Sampo and Daz. Honourable mention goes to the team who took being based in Soho to heart and treated us to a presentation dressed in towels. Nice try guys but we saw through you. Quite literally.
This was also the first year that we introduced the Creative Star Awards. These were handed out to the ‘Best of’-Best Creative Concept to Daz and Baz for Maximilk, Best TV Campaign to Baz and Daz for Rubicon 2012, Best Design Awards to Alex for Maxifuel, Best Digital Creation to Sampo for his amazing work for Investec, Creative Energy Award went to Natasha, The Rising Star Award to Daisy, and special congratulations to her as she is now moved up to Account Manager. Outstanding Contribution To Creativity to Duncan and last but by no means least, the best Social Content Award went to Ed for his Rubicon 50p Challenge Video.
It was also a time to celebrate with our very own Dan who is now confirmed as Managing Director. Once he was looking after Iron Maiden and now he’s to looking after us; no difference there then.
Like last year it was a baptism of fire for our newbies and this year it was no different as we welcomed Theo our new Communities Manager, Nikki C our fabulous new Executive Producer and Chris our new Account Director; it isn’t always like this but we do try to have fun doing what we do. Big thanks to our Director of Fun, Isobel for arranging it and giving us a great time. The biggest question is how are we going to beat it next year? Watch this space…