Monday, 19 December 2011
Have you seen our homepage of the website and blasted us with snow yet? The reactions are rather funny! Click here for the fun!
We hope you have a blast (get it?) this Christmas and wish you all the best for a wonderful 2012! We are looking forward to another busy year.
Thursday, 1 December 2011
It's been a corker of a week - mostly thanks to the news that we won the pitch to develop the comms for the GLA's ‘A Summer Like No Other’, a programme of free cultural events hosted in London throughout summer 2012. We can't wait to get started.
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
We were thrilled to win a silver award at the London International Awards last night for our Mooncup 'Love Your Vagina' song. Here's a picture of a very happy St Luke's Creative Partner Julian Vizard and Mooncup Marketing Manager Kath Clements accepting the award.
The song comprises over 25 pet names women call their vagina, which were submitted to a poll we ran last year. The poll received over 14,000 different names and over 50,000 votes - and it's still going! The song has received over 250,000 views on YouTube and coverage on Absolute Radio, ELLE and The Daily Star.
Enter your name to the poll and download the song from iTunes.
Friday, 4 November 2011
Our RNIB press ad campaign has been chosen by the ANNAs in their October ad of the month for 'the simple visual way they demonstrate the issue of sight loss in an every day context'.
The ANNAs are run by the Newspaper Marketing agency on behalf of National newspapers.
Well done creative team!
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Applications are flooding in for Local Business Accelerators, our latest campaign for the Newspaper Society. Almost 500 local newspapers are activating the initiative in their communities. They'll be seeking out Britain’s most promising fledgling businesses and supporting them with free advertising and professional mentoring.
The first of three full page press ads, designed by Ed and Dave has appeared in each participating title. Simultaneously campaign ambassador, Deborah Meaden, has been busy leading a national PR campaign to promote the scheme.
To find out more about Local Business Accelerators you can visit the applications page: accelerateme.co.uk
The campaign concludes in January 2012. There’s lots happening between now and then, so standby for more progress reports!
Monday, 24 October 2011
We held this years St. Luke's day at The Driver and with the help from Cinnamon created wonderful ice Sculpture all with the brief to hold a bottle of wine.
Congrats to Simon & Caroline and Al & Rajenna with their winning sculptures, the message in a bottle and lips!
We all had a great time and celebrated with a yummy 5 course lunch!
Friday, 21 October 2011
Last night I went to see Caryl Churchill's play Top Girls, directed by Max Stafford-Clark and starring Suranne Jones.
"Top Girls is a wonderfully provocative study of powerful women in 80s Britain, revealing the compromises made in the quest for success, and what happens to those left behind."
Even though the play is set in the 1980s the topic of women being successful over men in the work place is still very much apparent in 2011 and that at today's current pace of recruitment it would take 20 years for one in three directors in the boardroom to be female.
The first act sees the main character Marlene holding a fictional dinner party with 5 historical women that like her have been successful but have sacrificed to be so. It did make me think who I would have at my dinner party... who would you invite?
Top Girls is on at the Trafalgar Studios in London until Saturday 29th October, it is a wonderful production that has you laughing one minute and close to tears the next, go and see it quick!
Thursday, 20 October 2011
I'm not talking about Zombie movies people! I'm talking about the amazing Mexican tradition of honoring their dearly departed. The Wellcome Collection is one of the coolest galleries in London and on the 5th November they have some fantastic events that will help us to honor our lost ones and party!
Personally I'm going straight for the decorating 'Sugar Skulls' activity. If that's too ghoulish for you try your hand at playing an Aztec instrument, skeleton dancing, the list is endlessly. I'm not missing this and neither should you!
The fact that I'm going to the Ghostface Killah / MF Doom gig at the Roundhouse that very evening seems to make so much sense!:)
I snapped this sassy car on Great Marlborough St and could not help thinking that if Betty Boop had a car this one would be it!
I have a question for y'all:
If you could customize your car which cartoon character would you pick for inspiration??
It's that time of year again! A Weekend of free cultural events in our quirky corner of London. There will be a World Music stage, a food market, dance, film screenings. Take the opportunity to visit The Foundling Museum, The Grant Museum of Zoology, The Cartoon Museum.
The parks and squares of Bloomsbury will be a hive of activity! The weather report say there will be no rain so there is no excuse for you not to come out to play!
Thursday, 13 October 2011
A few St. Lukers went down to Waterstones, Piccadilly today to support RNIB's world record reading relay. We were given one line each to read out, 317 people took part, beating the previous record of 290 held by Austria. We read an exclusive, never published Anthony Horowitz story, called "The Double Eagle has Landed".
Monday, 10 October 2011
On a whim I decided to take a little trip to Beirut. They have to my surprise a really cool underground music scene and i was quite keen to check it out. Whilst strolling down a side street in downtown Beirut, I happened upon a piece of 'Banksy' stencil style street art with the witty caption: "Art Is For Everyone Except Ugly People". As there was a luxury Mercedes Parked directly underneath, I'm inclined to think it really is a Banksy. What other street artist can afford a Merc for a getaway car?:)
My next favorite pic is of the 'Jealousy Mosaic'. This mosaïc decorated the entrance of a wealthy home located at the heart of Byzantine Beirut. The purpose of the inscription,Envy is an evil; it has beauty however/ it eats out the eyes and the heart of the envious, was to protect the inhabitants against envy and evil.
So naturally the next step to guard against the evil eye would be to hook yourself up with a 'Hamsa' a hand shaped talisman The hamsa was a bit pricey but totally worth it. It looks fantastic! Evil Eye be gone!
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Coffee + sweet potato? Onion + apple? Beef + celery?
Apparently these are all pairs of food that compliment each other. For all the budding chefs out there, this visualisation wheel from information is beautiful is a great way to learn and enhance your cooking skills. There's plenty more to view, just click on the pic.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Meet Edward the Potato (King Ed to his friends) and Paddy the pea.
We're delighted to see them in action in the Toby Carvery in Lincoln!
Friday, 26 August 2011
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
We're thrilled to see that in less than a month, our 'Love Your Vagina' song for Mooncup has received over 144,000 views, 1,000 likes and 19 pages of comments on YouTube and coverage in places as diverse as Elle, Absolute Radio and The Daily Star. It has also been number one on Adcritic.
All this without a penny of media spend.
Monday, 4 July 2011
Last week I went to see this Exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery. Showcasing the work of 20 sculptors, both up and coming and well established. Some of the work is very original, I particularly liked this - thats action packed, energetic sculpture for you! It's on until October 26th so if and when the wet weather comes back I would highly recommend a visit.
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Today our 'Love Your Vagina' song for Mooncup launches! It has somehow already reached number 19 in the iTunes vocal charts which is pretty exciting.
The song is created from names submitted to a poll we ran last year asking women what they lovingly call theirs. We received over 14,000 different names and this our way of saying thank you to everyone who took part.
The song was filmed at Proud Cabaret and was written by composer Simon Bass.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Taking inspiration from Stella Artois’ ad to launch Stella ‘ci-dre’ (pronounced cee-dra), Strongbow took more of a down-to-earth approach to show the nation how to say ‘Cider’!!
It had a fab response with over 600 likes on facebook and some very positive comments!
Monday, 13 June 2011
Friday, 10 June 2011
Our RNIB ad won the Chip for Best Charity Ad at this years Chip Shop Awards.
We were rather chuffed as the other nominations in this category were very strong!
Another congratulations to Ed and Dave our creative team on this ad...let's hope their winning streak keeps going!
To see our award winning ad again click here
Not sure about you but I have a craving for fish 'n' chips now!