Archive for July, 2012

Fancy a Brew? My Work Experience Week by Jess Christie

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Jess on work experience with brand flakes

I knew that my work experience was going to be very different from the normal school week, but I feel particularly lucky to have done my placement at Katapult. As well as being a lovely working environment, it has been a great place for me to learn more about the world of marketing and design. This week at Katapult has been such an interesting experience and has helped me practice my communication skills – as well as making brews!

I came at a great time as during the week, the team have been working on a TV advert which meant I got to see the behind-the-scenes process. This wasn’t easy and it showed me just how much goes into projects to make sure that the finished product is of a high quality.

This week I have tagged along to many visits with the team; for example on Monday I went to a recording studio to watch the voice-over being recorded for the advert – I now know the script off by heart! Another trip was to an editing studio where I watched the final production stages of the advert. I learnt that to be a video editor you have to be very patient as everything has to be down to the second and perfect…probably not the right job for me!

During my week at Katapult I observed that all members of the team have great communication skills, which is unsurprising when they are always meeting and working with new clients. The Katapult team have really helped boost my confidence when talking to new people.

I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Katapult for being so welcoming. It’s been a great experience and so interesting! I would definitely recommend contacting Katapult if you were ever in need of a marketing agency.

Born Free Pride in the Park Ball

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Born Free Brochure

We had a great time at the 12th Born Free Pride in the Park Ball this weekend, which raised over £20,000 for the Born Free Foundation, a charity which we’re very proud to support.

The event was organised by long-term ambassadors of the charity, Val Hackett and Mike Carey and hosted by Born Free’s founder, Virginia McKenna OBE. We were amongst 200 guests that attended and enjoyed a three course dinner, dancing and a swinging Sinatra tribute act at Pride Park stadium.

We supported the event by designing the evening programmes and MD Dawn Foote donated TWO weekends in her campervan – The Ginger King Camper - raising over £700 for the charity.