Golley’s week that was #41

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

#1 Some of our Advertising team jetted off to Budapest

This week, our Advertising MD, Head of Creative and Head of Planning flew to Budapest (pictured above) for the ICOM 2017 EMEA Regional Meeting, much to the envy of the rest of us! ICOM is a network that supports and connects global independent agencies so that they can share expertise, help each other with common challenges, collaborate on potential opportunities and focus on industry development. Agencies attend the event from around the world, from Uganda to Puerto Rico, from Finland to the USA. When our Head of Planning, Angharad, returns home, she’s promised to spill the beans in a blog post so keep your eyes peeled.

#2 Our branding for the Development bank of Wales was unveiled

Over the past few months, we’ve been working on the creation of a full brand identity for our client, the Development Bank of Wales. The first of its kind in the UK, the bank is seeking to generate more than a billion pounds of investment in the Welsh economy over the next five years, providing Wales with a competitive business edge over the rest of Britain.  It officially launched on Wednesday, and it’s always a great feeling to our work when it finally makes it out into the real world – check out the website and find out more by visiting developmentbank.wales.

#3 We joined Creative Cardiff for their second birthday celebrations

On Monday, we headed to the Wales Millennium Centre to celebrate the two whole years of collaboration and innovation that has been brought about by Creative Cardiff. To celebrate, they held a ‘Show & Tell’ where a range of speakers – from fashion designers to tech start-up founders – told us about their current projects and why they chose to make Cardiff their home. Earlier this year, we did the same at a breakfast event hosted at our office; you can read all about it in this blog post.

 #4 We had breakfast with BBC Cymru

Members of our PR team spent the morning having breakfast with the BBC at a CIPR ‘rise and shine’ networking event. The team heard from Colin Paterson and Betsan Powys, respective editors of Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, gaining insight on what makes a great news story for radio. To sign up for the next CIPR Cymru event, visit their Eventbrite page.