Golley’s week that was #20

Our regular round-up of what’s been going on in the Golley Slater Cardiff office over the last seven days.

#1 Our latest Jobs Growth Wales campaign went live

This week we launched our latest Jobs Growth Wales campaign, encouraging employers and individuals alike to take advantage of the scheme and its benefits. Jobs Growth Wales offers a paid 6 month work placement to job-ready 18 to 24 year olds, and the Welsh Government fund up to 50% of the cost. Our campaign showcases some of the scheme’s best success stories from across the country – including Marc, pictured at the top of this blog post – in a multi platform campaign featuring our hero case study films alongside digital and press ads.

#2 Our media apprentice Hannah passed her latest exam


Hannah from our Media team is currently doing a higher level 4 apprenticeship in Advertising and Marketing Communications. This means that she works for us full time as an Apprentice Media Executive, while also studying with Sgil Cymru at Pinewood Studios. During her training, she completes units that are based on the skills that she learns here at Golleys, meaning that by the end of her apprenticeship in October, she will have gained a qualification that’s the equivalent to a foundation degree or a higher national diploma. Well done Hannah!

#3 Our PR team learned how to write a winning CIPR PRide award entry

The CIPR PRide Awards are the highlight of any Welsh PR practitioner’s calendar, and a chance to look back at the most successful campaigns that have been created over the previous 12 months. With this year’s application deadline looming, we attended the CIPR’s “Rise and Shine” networking event on Thursday morning, which focused on how to construct a winning award entry. Rachel from the Wales Audit Office talked us through last year’s gold award-winning entry, and shared her tips which included focusing on story-telling, following a simple and clear structure, and providing stats to back up results.

#4 We had coffee with Creative Cardiff and discussed collaborating on their next event

We’ve been members of Creative Cardiff for a while now; the great work they have already undertaken to map the creative community in Cardiff is really interesting (you can view it for yourself by clicking here and if you’re anything like us, this is bound to spark off a bit of friendly post-code rivalry). In typical fashion when creative minds meet, our planning meeting overran somewhat – a testament to the fact that we’re really excited to be teaming up with them for their next event – there’ll be more details to follow next week.

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