Celebrating the triumphant return of Game of Thrones to the TV, the Publicity Works’ Master of Video and Song, Callum, was moved to do a little facial cosplay and pay tribute to his favourite character, Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish. We hope you’ll agree that it’s a truly uncanny likeness, physically at least. Don’t worry, we’ll be keeping a close eye on him to make sure he doesn’t start a bloody chain of events that leads to war engulfing the country while an ancient evil begins to stir in the far north…
An office chair has been filled by me, this week. A teenage, mop topped, work experience student. So, I thought I’d tell you what it’s really like behind closed doors, at The Publicity Works.
9:57 am. Now, I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Lacey’s Farm. But the chances are you’d struggle to find it again. Hidden in a maze of mad and manipulative roads. Surrounded by familiar yet alien surroundings. Anyway, once there at an awkward 10:04 am, I got a proper introduction into the world of public relations, advertising and marketing.
I was plunged straight into the deep end, writing a press release on my first day. This was a good job. However, my phobia of phones meant I was originally anxious to talk to clients. But by the end, I was picking up that phone with pride. Seriously though, everyone’s nice, friendly – especially the dogs, and I’ve come away having learnt a variety of new words.
Callum gets in training for Sunday’s showdown.
So, Kyli stuck seven past Alison, who’s been in a right sulk ever since, but then Callum and Toni gave us a bore draw. Yep, the World Cup draws to a climax and the office sweep is causing strife. The swear box has had a field day. The two office youngsters will be squaring up for the final on Sunday. Who’ll walk off with the stash? Messi-Cal or Kyli Müller?
Meanwhile, the office sweep on the number of goals scored looks to be heading in Alison’s direction. At one point it looked like Callum’s 188 was going to be closest, but then we came out of the Group Stage and it all went a bit coy in terms of the onion bag. So, unless we see 13 goals in the last two games, Alison’s in clover. Which will make up in some small way for her dismal performance last Tuesday.
Now the second stage of the World Cup is underway we can see who has won the first sweepstake. Suprisingly 6 of us drew out teams who have progressed passed the group stages, earning a cut of the winnings. The only casualties were Alison with England and Callum with Honduras.
With the record broken for the number of goals scored in the group stages (136 goals registered in the opening phase according to FIFA stats) and current total of 145 according to Yahoo and Eurosport, Toni is out of the running having predicted a tournament total of 137. Which one of us will be next? Apologies to Callum as I think he might be in the running after all with his table-topping, whopping prediction of 188 goals.
As for the Groups draw, we will have to see who holds the trophy on 13th July.
To see our first sweepstake blog post please click here.
We’ve drawn out names, wracked our brains and researched hard…. Must be time for the official TPW office World Cup sweepstake.
Not content with a simple name-out-of-a-hat draw, this year we’ve gone for not one but THREE sweepstakes.
The day of the Sport Relief swimathon is here, and as part of his final preparations Tim tallies the contents of The Publicity Works charity swear box.
The final figure came to a truly foul-mouthed £77.88 which will be added to the main total as seen on his fundraising page. Donations are still open for anybody moved by the sight of his amazing goggle/specs combo.
The office will be closed from 4.00pm on Monday 23rd December 2013 and will re-open at 9.00am sharp on Monday 6th January 2014. However, The Publicity Works elves will be checking in every now and again, so if you need us urgently call us on 01263 761000 and leave a message.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to working with you in the New Year.
On Tuesday, Alison and Callum hopped on the train to London to check out the
Restaurant Show. Only it wasn’t quite that simple. Driving down the sleepy early morning country roads towards Norwich, we were informed there were major train delays. We hadn’t even had our morning coffee yet. It was difficult news to swallow. (more…)
After social media campaigns Norwich’s Anglia Square will host the premiere of Alan Partridge’s new movie Alpha Papa tomorrow. The campaign called for “Anglia Square, not Leicester Square”.
This amusing article from The Mirror pitches Anglia Square up against Leicester Square. “As artistically inspiring as a discarded shopping trolley”, Anglia Square narrowly wins the battle of the Squares and will host the movie premiere tomorrow daytime before Coogan flies off to Leicester Square for a premiere that evening.
We’re looking forward to checking out the movie, which is filmed on location across Norfolk, but no red carpets for us as it will be business as usual at TPW. The movie trailer can be seen here. Enjoy the limelight Norwich….. A ha!
We’re very sad to report the death of The Publicity Works’ head of security, Spud, after a short illness.
Eagle-eyed and cold-nosed: TPW's head of security, Spud, in happier times
To be fair he had a tendency to be a bit over-friendly towards visitors, with the exception of the post man. The delivery men would often complain that, while Spud let them in easily enough, he always wanted to spend time with them when they were trying to leave.
So the office is now a wag-free zone. It won’t be the same.