As we look back at the month of December, we’d like to share a round-up of our favourite moments and all the incredible achievements that our team and our clients have accomplished.
This month, we were also fortunate enough to have a wonderful new Communications Director, Sheri Hall joins our Cardiff team. Sheri is a trained journalist and has been a communications professional for almost a decade. Starting her career in agency, she’s worked with clients across a range of sectors, including government, education, hospitality, property and healthcare, before transitioning client-side to get closer to the results driven by her work.
At Confused.com, she developed integrated consumer-facing campaigns, played a key role in reputation management and led the brand’s corporate communications strategy in advance of the business’s £500m acquisition. She joined BrandContent from a purpose-led property developer where she was head of communications and marketing, overseeing all aspects of external and internal marcomms.
Sheri pursues her marcomms nerdiness outside of work in her committee member role at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Cymru and as the marketing lead for the Chartered Management Institute Cymru. She is also studying a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
When she comes up for air she can usually be found eating at indie restaurants, running around Roath Park while listening to the bad girls of the 2000s (Pink, Christina Aguilera etc.) or walking her Corgi called Biggie Smalls.
We also welcomed Hijinx into our office to chat with our team about their role as one of Europe’s leading inclusive theatre companies and how they facilitate the conditions where people with and without disabilities can work and act alongside one another. Most importantly, we learnt about how media agencies like BrandContent can help support people with learning disabilities and autism in the media. The lack of representation of individuals with learning disabilities and autism can be harmful enough, but even when people are represented, the continued stereotypical portrayal of people’s capabilities continues to persist in film and media.
Earlier this month, we were honoured to be announced as the winner of Best Small Agency in the 2021 International Content Marketing Award for the fourth year in a row! This award is a huge achievement for us and we’re proud to have also received a bronze award in the Best Use of Digital PR category for our campaign Six Keys of Separation. This was such a great way to end the year and to have been included alongside so many amazing campaigns and agencies is amazing.
And we finished the year with a Christmas to rememburrr… with a wonderful Christmas party at Chapel 1877, filled with good wine, delicious food, and the best team. We are all looking forward to all that is in store for us in 2022.