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Positive news round up 2

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Following our previous positive news round up we thought we’d share some more of the good stuff that our cursors have landed on over the last week or so. It feels as though things are a lot more settled and normal over here now and we hope you feel the same. A bit of sunshine is certainly helping too.

Our exercise Whatsapp Group is helping people maintain momentum

Whether you’ve just managed your first lap of the local park without getting a stitch, or you’re putting in marathon training miles every week (whilst remaining compliant to the government recommendations of course) you are very welcome to join our Running & indoor exercise WhatsApp group as it’s open to all and the more the merrier. To join just email Mark with your mobile number and he will add you. By joining the group you can share your activity, spur each other on, and chat about anything you think is relevant or useful. I’m certainly finding myself out and about a lot more because of this group and it would be great to have more of you on board as well.

Brands and agencies helping support key workers and others that are worst affected

John Lewis creates a wellbeing area for staff at NHS Nightingale London and joins forces with the British Medical Association to deliver care packages to NHS key workers. Well done John Lewis. You can read more about the story via the BMA here

South West, London and Leeds-based Marketing agency Edit has opened a 'CrEdit’ fund to support businesses, specifically those in the Charity, Financial Services or Grocery Retail sector and those who are worst hit during this time. With £1 Million of heavily discounted media space from TV Airtime to print & media inserts, they are here to help. Your business can apply here

Skyscanner’s recent video helps bring hope and builds trust in the brand

In Marketing Week, Molly Fleming wrote about Skyscanner’s recent video. We think it’s a strong and positive response from the brand. You can watch the video below and read the full article here

Voxi ad shot in isolation

Voxi, the Vodafone network aimed at people aged 25 and under, has created its first ad produced and shot completely remotely as the UK coronavirus lockdown continues. We think they pulled it off brilliantly. Well done VoxiOgilvy UK and The Mill. Here is the ad and you can head over to Campaign Live to read the full article.

How working arrangements will change for the better as a result of the pandemic

Sarah Douglas of AMV shares some positive insights into the way that agencies will define their working arrangements after lockdown. Great stuff, Sarah. 

Free quarantine art by Gareth Fuller

FULLER is best known for his series ‘Purposeful Wanderings’. Popular pieces in the series include London Town (2005-2015); Bristol (2014); and Beijing (2018).

During 14 days quarantine in Beijing, FULLER was left feeling worried and helpless. He decided to keep drawing and created a Quarantine + Pandemic Survival Map to tackle the hard truths with consideration and humour. You can download a free piece of his artwork here

Zoom meeting backgrounds to help you win that next virtual pitch

Scott Overend (AKA Xavier Remmington), a student copywriter from Dublin told Campaign magazine about his pitch winning Zoom background concept. Some of these are pretty cool!

Designing your home office with better mental health in mind 

If you’re still struggling to feel settled at home, check out this short blog post from Design Week aimed at creative professionals working from home.

Henry Nicholas webinar dates confirmed

Over the coming weeks the team here at Henry Nicholas will be hosting a series of webinars via Zoom. These will be open to everyone. First up is 'Constructing a CV' hosted by Mark Trist and Tony Allen. There will be two webinars for this topic taking place on April 24th and 29th at 12:00.  The webinar will cover the following points:

  • Who does your CV need to appeal to?
  • What Content to include and in which order?
  • Formatting and pictures
  • Key words and making sure you are visible to recruiters
  • The million dollar question revealed – How long should a CV be?
  • Q&A

How to register for a webinar

In order to register please email Mark and he will send you the meeting login details in advance of the workshop. If you would like to remain anonymous but still listen to the content in the workshop, you can switch off your visuals and audio.

We look forward to hosting these webinars and hope you find them useful. Please feel free to spread the word and comment and like our webinar posts when they appear in your LinkedIn feed. We'd like to spread the word and be useful to as many people as we can :)

If there is anything else that you think would add some value to you, your business, or the people around you, then please get in touch and share your ideas.

And if you didn’t already see it. Here is our Happy Easter egg hunt video from the weekend! Enjoy.