Posts Tagged ‘advertising’

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.

BMX Nationals Event a huge success

Monday, April 13th, 2009


Image by Richard Robotham

Cycle Derby hosted the BMX Nationals event on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th April and it was a huge success, Katapult designed all the advertising materials which consisted of posters and postcards, t-shirts and hoodies.

The event was covered on BBC television and radio and by the local Derby Evening Telegraph. All of the coverage was incredibly positive and reflected the amazingly hard work put in not only by Cycle Derby staff but also by the mums and dads from the club who spent 16 hour days ensuring everyone had a great time.

Kelvin Batey, British number one and Olympic qualifier said “this is the best BMX event I have ever been to, the crowds are amazing.”

Uncle Buck, a legend in the BMX world and compere at all the major events said “I haven’t seen crowds like this since the 80′s, this is what BMX really needs”.

Mark Smith from Cycle Derby said “I personally was very proud to be part of such a spectacular event. In total we had over 480 riders taking part; head counts and car parking suggested over 6000 people watched over the 2 days. So many people came up to me asking for more information on not only BMX but other cycling activities as well. What was even better was they were all families looking to cycle together. In my humble opinion events like this are vital in supporting the promotion of cycling.”

Motion Graphics by Katapult