Our regular round-up of what’s been going on in the Golley Slater Cardiff office over the last seven days.
This week, our PR Account Manager, Lizzy Roberts, headed up to Deeside for a jam-packed day of WorldSkills ‘built environment’ competitions. More than 100 students from across Wales took part in challenges including plastering, painting and decorating, brickwork, carpentry and joinery – all battling it out to be named the gold winner in their category. Medal winners could go on to represent Wales and even the UK at the next stage of the WorldSkills competition heats.
Cardiff Airport hosted an exclusive blogger breakfast event this week, giving a small group of travel-savvy influencers a chance to check out the new Costa Coffee in departures. Coordinated by our social media team, the event gave bloggers the chance to chat with the Cardiff Airport team about their exciting plans for 2018 and beyond.
It was a big week for the Seren Network PR team. This week we heard the news that Yale University has agreed to part-fund 11 Welsh students to fly to its Beijing or Connecticut campuses this summer, to take part in a two-week summer school. It’s a chance of a lifetime for Wales’ brightest students to broaden their academic horizons; check out this blog post for more info.
Wales is the first country in the UK to introduce a nationwide ban on the intimate piercing of under 18s. The new law, which came into force this week, makes it an offence for piercing practitioners to arrange and/ or carry out an intimate piercing on under 18s; the aim is to protect children and young people from the potential health harms which can be caused by an intimate piercing. This week our media team helped spread word about the new law in a variety of ways, including placing Snapchat ads. For more info about the new law, visit gov.wales.
This week, our Advertising MD Mike Leeson, Creative Director Dave Abbot, and Senior Account Manager Sophie Young have all been in Tokyo for a top secret pitch. Whilst we can’t talk publicly about the work, we definitely can stalk their amazing Instagram updates which they have been sharing using the hashtag #GolleysDoesJapan. We can’t wait to hear all about their incredible trip when they get back into the office on Monday!