Golley’s week that was #27

Our new TV adverts for Organ Donation Wales launched this week 

Following on from our TV adverts last year, which featured people talking about their organ donation wishes but having their faces – and wishes – hijacked by their close relatives, we took it one step further and introduced some new characters.

In total, we created three separate versions featuring a mother a son and wife. They illustrate why it’s important to talk about organ donation with your loved ones to avoid the reactions portrayed in the ads.

Running across TV, social and digital it’s hard to escape these faces, which will hopefully result in more people having the chat with their loved ones.

Our Creative Comms team have been travelling across Wales filming for the St David Awards

This week, our content creators travelled to Flintshire in North Wales to meet with Peter Fuller winner of the 2016 Bravery Award .

We met with past finalists of the awards to find out how their lives have changed since winning to encourage more people to nominate those in their communities who deserve it.

Peter, an ex-soldier, courageously stopped a shopper from being attacked with a machete in a racially motivated attack at Tesco’s.  He told us how his life had changed since that day and since winning the award. He now takes parts in motivational speaking and wants to attend schools to spread his message. 

We welcomed two new faces to the Golley gang

Angharad Stone will be joining the Creative Communications team as a content creator working across a range of clients and sectors, we caught up with her to find out more:

“I’m a recent graduate from the Atrium, part of the University of South Wales.

“I studied Graphic Communication and achieved a first class honours degree before setting off to Zimbabwe three days after my graduation to volunteer with elephants and rhinos for a month.

“I have a passion for filmmaking and editing, and it was my video that I made of Zimbabwe that helped me to land this job.

“I’m loving life at my first week at Golley’s, and I feel like I’ve broken down all the barriers with everyone after having to twerk in front of them all at our company away day!

“I’m exactly where I want to be right now, but looking ahead to the future, I also want to finesse my video and editing skills.”

We also welcome Zoe Holt to the Mitsubishi Hub as an account executive.

Zoe graduated from the University of Bristol last year with a degree in English Literature. Since graduating, she’s been travelling around Australia and has gained experience working in a marketing role down under.

Team challenges, Street food and Bingo Lingo… it can only mean Golley Slater away day!

After a quick business update at the office we headed down to the Depot for our annual team away day.

Set up inside we found the Enigma Challenge which was non-stop action from start to finish with teams battling against the clock to score the most points from 120 challenges.

These included a range of tasks challenging our creativity teamwork and collective thinking, we loved the group photo challenges which certainly brought out the competitive streak in all of us!

We were then treated to tantalising tacos from The Bearded Taco which went down a storm with the team and moved onto Bing Lingo for the rest of the evening.

And here’s the Golley’s gossip…

In the spirit of bake-off, this week we held a bake sale to help raise money for Cancer Research UK. The event was organised by staff who will be taking part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy Challenge this weekend.

The bake sale raised more than £100, adding to the funds that they’ve been working hard to fundraise for. If you’d like to donate to the ‘Golleys Girls Gone Muddy team’ head to this link!