Hitting the spot in Washington

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Hitting the spot in Washington

Last week, Kate Shanks and I were invited to the IABC World Conference in Washington to present a workshop on the PRIDE model, a fresh approach to building business success through people.

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Commute, Work, Sleep, Repeat

Have you seen our billboard at Farnham station? We are all very proud to showcase our services in a creative way to the local commuters of Farnham. But where did the inspiration come from? 

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Inspiration on our doorstep

We’re all very excited that next week sees our first-ever public billboard go live. It will appear opposite the London-bound platform at the railway station in our home town of Farnham. 

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Ben Horsley, six months in

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Ben Horsley, six months in

Our Creative Director, Ben, shares his thoughts on his first six months at theblueballroom. "I was slouched on my sofa in a post-work daze after a particularly busy week. Scrolling through LinkedIn, a job ad caught my eye."

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What do we look for in a new employee?

We have been rather busy with recruitment lately and are very excited to have two new people joining the team: Tom our Account Director, and Tracey, Accounts and Office Manager.  As a result of our new recruits I asked Becki our HR Manager, who oversees our recruitment process to answer a very important question.... 

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Celebrating cultural diversity

‘Culture clash’ is a phrase that often fizzes into animated exchanges about immigration. Globally, three-quarters of all major conflicts have a cultural dimension; locally, just looking different can be enough to cause conflict.So it’s important to at least understand culture, and ideally to celebrate its vitality.

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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Today is World Telecommunication & Information Society Day (WTISD). It celebrates one of the most important factors in our life – communication! The date is linked to the creation of the International Telegraph Union on 17 May 1865, later renamed International Telecommunication Union (ITU). 

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National limerick day

Did you know today is National Limerick Day? To mark this occasion Nicky and I (after several chocolates) decided we were up for the challenge! So, here is our limerick on theblueballroom to brighten your Friday

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Even with the toughest upbringing, true grit maketh the man

I wanted to share with you the book I’ve just finished reading, which also links very well to a TED talk I’ve listened to quite by accident. There are parallels, with the same net result. The book, Born a Crime, is written by Trevor Noah. The author is a South African comedian who has hit it big in the US, but his life wasn’t always this charmed.

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Hello Hong Kong - 5-day countdown begins!

We’re excited to officially launch into Asia in 5 days! We kick off with two events next week for Internal Communications professionals in Hong Kong. We have a jam-packed schedule of events, meetings, media interviews and of course amazing food.

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