Apologies for the lack of posts recently but September has been a mighty busy month and is showing no signs of cooling down yet, both outside in London and here in the Indigo office.
September is traditionally one of the busiest months in the promotions calender. It is the start of a new advertising quarter, schools, universities and colleges are back and office workers are back at their desks after sunning themselves on some Greek isle, etc. We have been doing some jobs for some cool clients, including the Cuckoo Club, the ultra-trendy night spot in the West End, Philips Electronics, Rolls-Royce and Royal Bank of Scotland as well as promotional merchandise for Close Investments.
In September we also sadly said goodbye to Michael Wallace (Mikey) who has gone back to his home country of Ireland to carry on with his studies. It is an understatement to say he will be sorely missed and Eleni is still pining after her ‘wingman’. I first met Michael in April this year (2006). He was in fact an estate agent that was showing me around potential new office space for Indigo. Mikey was the nicest esate agent I’d ever met and unlike most others also seemed not to have over greased, spikey hair and an ego larger than the M25. He had a rubbish set of properties to show me around but he did so with enthusiasm and without being pushy. When I got back to the office I told Jo I didn’t have much luck with the office space but may have found the perfect new Client Services Team member. She shot me one of those looks that normally means, ‘I think you are nuts but who am I to argue, it is your funeral’. That week I emailed Michael thanking him for showing me around and asked him if he would like to apply for the vacant position we were advertising on our jobs page. The rest is history, so they say, and on this occasion, I am glad Jo was proved wrong, as Mikey was fantastic at the job and equally as much fun in the bar with a pint in hand after work.
Today I am meant to be at the National Incentive Show but as usual and for the third year running I won’t be able to make it as the organisers fail to grasp that September is such a busy month. We love being busy by the way, keep it coming!