Golley’s week that was #21

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

#1 We had a visit from some creative students from across the pond

This week we had our annual visit from 21 Advertising and Communication students from Michigan State University, USA. Once a year, a group of first year students spend four weeks touring cities including London and Edinburgh, to learn more about the UK marketing and communications industry. They always come to see us here in Cardiff and visit all of our departments including Media, Advertising and Public Relations, who each give them a behind-the-scenes look at a typical day working at Wales’ largest integrated communications agency.

The visit gave us a great chance to showcase to the American students what Wales has to offer in terms of creative talent and opportunities, proving that you don’t have to live in larger cities such as London or New York to work on exciting marketing and communications campaigns.

#2 Lunch with ‘The Pool’ and Warehouse

We were invited to a fabulous lunchtime styling session by The Pool’s fashion team hosted by Warehouse, where we got to see their new-season collection. The PR team received some savvy style advice from the fashion pros, who are visiting Cardiff, Liverpool and London as part of a whistle-stop tour. Their stylist ran us through a variety of outfits for every summer occasion – with a nod to culottes and hoop earrings being this summer’s must haves!

#3 Cardiff prepares for one of the busiest weekends of the year

This weekend, thousands of fans will gather in the capital to watch one of the world’s biggest single sporting events ever to have come to the UK – second only to the Olympics! The buzz around the city is steadily building and from our city centre offices we’ve enjoyed watching the media and visitors from across the world flood in to discover Cardiff’s many delights.

#4 We shared some new social content for our client HealthWise Wales

HealthWise Wales is a study that has been created to try and better understand the health and wellbeing of the nation, so that the NHS in Wales can better plan for the health challenges of the future. Our PR and social media campaign uses real life written and video case studies – which we film and edit in-house – to explain to people across Wales why it is so important for people to sign up and help them with research by answering questions about their lifestyle. To read more about our first case study click here, or watch the short film we created for their social media channels.