This Week at Grey London

Thanks to everyone who came down to support our young musical guests from Livity. There was a great vibe in the Grey Bar as we made our way through many, many bottles of beer and wine … and spirits too, somewhat regrettably. If you’d like to catch up with any of the acts from last night, check them out on Twitter:  @LivityUK,  @LiveMagUK, @wellredmusic@contextMC@rufiosummers and @jajakisses.

Talula White, a planner here at Grey London, has been specially selected for an impressive WPP training course at the “Ogilvy Mansion”, Château de Touffou, in Bonnes, France. To date, Talula has worked on strategy for a range of our clients including Pantene, Clairol, Ginsters, Ryvita and Horlicks and will no doubt have some incredible new ideas and insights when she returns from France.

Managing Partner Sarah Jenkins, planners Matt Buttrick and Anna Vogt and creative Rory Forrest recently got involved with Platforman innovative, forward thinking, new concept and strategy designed to assuage Britain’s lack of diversity (educationally, socially and ethnically) in the creative industry. The Platform Live event, hosted by NESTA, got 8 young creatives with top talent from Grey London, BBH, McCann London and TBWA\LONDON to work on a project for (RED). The resulting work in being considered by (RED) for an upcoming global campaign.

As for news from the network, we’ve got exciting news from our cousins in Grey South Africa. They have just won local industry awards at the Loeries – two Bronzes, and both for charitable campaigns (one the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the other the Endangered Wildlife Trust). Well done them.

In other news, Google has just given agencies around the world a nice little gift in the form of unveiled a new, premium analytics tool specifically for advertisers. According to MediaWeek, the service includes:

increased data collection; more custom variables and unsampled reports; attribution modelling tools to test different models for assigning credit to conversions and greater service and support including on call account management.

Which is nothing to sniff at, surely.

– Dan


This Week at Grey London

As Simon told us earlier on in the week, our Pantene team took home a Silver at the Euro Effies. Well done Team Pantene!

Our Social Media Citrus was a great success – about 50 members of staff, clients and friends of Grey came out to hear Paul Graham (MD of Anomaly), Jane Young (Director of Social Business Innovation at The Social Partners) Dave Trott (Sunday Times top ad-blogger) and Lewis Shields (Head of Digital and Social Media at Flagship Consulting) hash out the finer points of this weird thing fiddly we like to call social media. If you were there, please feel free to tag yourself on Facebook.

In other news … not entirely our news, but news nonetheless …

Lucozade, a brand we are very proud to work with, has just announced an innovative performance partnership with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team. They will be branding both car and drivers’ overalls and actively quench the thirst of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. How cool is that?!

– Dan








This Week at Grey London

We’ve had to say a fond farewell to two of our employees, planner Nick Hirst and account manager Jen Kinrys. Thanks to everyone who came to to the bar to wish them off last night.

We’ve put out some new work recently and we’ve had some press coverage. Here’s a few recent articles from Campaign:

– Dan