Happy Boxing Day everyone. Hope you all had a great Christmas and have an enjoyable New Year.
As some of you will know, we run the Bank of Creativity which is our overall brand and we run a series of projects under it. These include One Minute Briefs, Agency Quotes, Creative Account and Bumting. A lot of this is run on Twitter and in the last year we have gained a fantastic following on all of our accounts. We enjoy engaging in conversation with people who share our interests and Twitter gives us a great platform to do so.
@AgencyQuotes has been amazing this year with a huge level of interaction across the creative industries. We hope for more people next year as we plan to create some books from the brilliant content that gets created.
@OneMinuteBriefs has become a very strong, creative community full of talented people that share advice, ideas and above all a great laugh. We have been invited to talk at lots of events, worked with some great people and been fortunate enough to meet some of the OMBLES in person. Being able to help people to get live work out there, develop their portfolio and provide a platform to share thoughts is important to us and we will continue to make this even bigger and better for our followers in 2014.
As we head into New Year...we thought it would be a good idea to share our resolutions with you for 2014. So here they are:
*Create an OMB book.
*Create an Agency Quotes book.
*Develop an OMB integrated website & app.
*Provide more and better prizes for our followers.
*Bring out the Bumting.
*Host an OMB event.
*Work more with education and talent.
*Win more awards.
*Share even more fun.
Our highlights of 2013 have been:
*Creating a pub for everyone at work at McCann Manchester. It's not often you get a chance to do that!
*The post-its Christmas Decorations. Bit of risk but it paid off and looks great.
*Seeing Gareth Alvarez and Rob Gorton's great OMB work featured in Campaign Magazine.
*Working with the NABS and Liam Foundation charities on some great, rewarding projects.
*Participating at the Promax UK, D&AD, TAONB, Fresh and Twestival events.
*Meeting and working on our OMB stand with legendary director Tony Kaye.
*Shortlisted in Cannes Lions
*Silver in the Roses Awards
*Commended in the 'Next Big Thing' category at MPA Awards.
*Fresh Award for Innovation.
*Above all, making lots of great friends across the world!
Hopefully we haven't missed anything out there. We'd like to say thank you to every single person who has been involved in anything we have done this year. It really is appreciated and we want it to be an even better experience for all of you in 2014.
See you there.
Nick and James