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    The Week That Was: 6th June 2014

    Never has there been a blog written that involved the Queen Majesty herself and then well, how do we put this… some Betway assets?

    On Thursday 5 June 2014, Luc in our Production team was sent down to St Pancras to welcome Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The HRH unveiled a plaque at St Pancras International station to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel and the launch of international high speed rail services between the UK and mainland Europe.image

    Dan and Leon are in Monte Carlo this week. No, not just for a holiday but for client EY to launch World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2014, the world’s most prestigious business award recognising the accomplishments of entrepreneurs around the World. With delegates from 51 countries, the launch saw two full days of interviews and SMTs live from Monaco to the World ahead of the big announcement.image

    Yesterday TVC launched Online Field Trips which have been created by Tesco working closely with teachers and using Google+ technology, as part of the retailer’s Eat Happy Project. The Online Field Trips have been launched as new research is published showing that a cheaper way of giving children access to overseas field trips would be of huge benefit to parents, children and teachers. Future trips will see children connect with suppliers including rice growers in India, cheese farmers in Yorkshire and strawberry farms in Kent.image

    Saturday night was the big rematch between Froch vs Groves. Carl Froch retained his IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles by knocking out contender George Groves in the eighth round of a thrilling night for British Boxing. TVC were on board for main sponsor and client, Betway. Lee had a lovely time meeting some the one and only Prince Naseem Hamed and some other surprise guests…

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    #Tesco online field trip  #Tescoeathappy  #farmtofork  #Betway  #betwayboxing  #frochvsGroves  #Queen  #Eurostar  #EY  #World Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2014 
    Quote of the day

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    Leon doing a live interview with CNN International with the chairman & CEO of DealDash! At the EY WEOY 2014

    Leon doing a live interview with CNN International with the chairman & CEO of DealDash! At the EY WEOY 2014

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    Video of the week

    This week’s nomination goes to those clever guys at Coca Cola because they’ve only gone and done it again. Think Coca Cola Happiness but now…. The Friendly Twist. 

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    #Frendlytwist  #coca cola  #coca cola friendly twist 

    Our beautiful street band!

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    Themed Fridays

    A week ago the TVC directors set the employees a challenge. Rather than the usual crisps and chocolate at Fridays@5, the staff had a budget to do what they wanted to do. No limits. Just a £100 to entertain the staff on Fridays, at 5! 

    Step forward the Creative and Commercial team who took this challenge and raised the bar, significantly higher than anyone ever expected.

    This Friday included Pimms, Heineken (obvs), a BBQ, a Garage band and a mini street party! When the theme was initially decided the weather was hot so it was touch and go at times. But it pulled off and the sun even came out for a whole five minutes. 

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    Next up it’s the Sports team and we can’t wait to see what they deliver. No pressure guys. None at all. 

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    #themed Fridays  #Fridays@5  #TVC  #TVC Group  #Pimms  #Heineken  #BBQ 
    Video of the week

    Those clever guys at Google have done it again! A Google-designed self-driving car!

    Launched yesterday, the car is summoned by your smart phone App and has no steering wheel, brake or accelerator pedals. So how safe is it, and what is it like on the road? Check out the video below to see how. 

    — 2 months ago

    #google self driving car  #videooftheweek 
    It’s a hard life for Leon. Hospitality for client Martini Williams racing F1

    It’s a hard life for Leon. Hospitality for client Martini Williams racing F1

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    The Week That Was

    Welcome to The Week That Was from TVC. This week includes an awards ceremony and some really impressive sporting stars! 

    On Thursday we launched the Heineken® Ultimate Player to celebrate Heineken’s sponsorship of UEFA Champions League and Heineken® Cup finals on Saturday (May 24th), TVC helped unveil the Ultimate Player who could take part in either prestigious sporting showdown. It consisted of Lionel Messi’s eyes and Jonny Wilkinson’s left leg + Cristiano Ronaldo’s right leg + Gareth Bale’s left foot!

    TVC brought on board the lovely David Ginola, ex Tottenham player and also a Rugby fanatic to help reveal the final decision to media. Here he is below with a little message from Jenna in our media relations team. 

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    For more information check out Digital News Agency

    Last night the O2 arena played host to the Betway Premier League Darts Final. Working with our client, Betway, we had the lovely Phil THE POWER Taylor and Gary Anderson on board to hold some radio interviews in the TVC offices to build momentum before the day.

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    The Sports team was at the final last night hosting media and making sure everything went to plan. They have lost their voices today. We think it was all those screams of ‘ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY’.

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    We filmed at a Ralph Lauren Spring 14 fashion show at Abbey Road. It was a chance for UK press, bloggers and guest of Ralph Lauren to see the collection that was partly inspired by the swinging 60s in an iconic London location with cocktails, live music, models and celebs.  

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    And last but not least, on Tuesday night TVC attended the prestigious Holmes Report Sabre Awards. We were lucky enough to be shortlisted for our work with Royal Caribbean on the launch of Anthem of the Seas. A great night had by all but because it was a Tuesday the team took it easy (ish!). 
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    Tune in next week to see more antics from the people of TVC

    — 2 months ago

    #sabre awards  #RoyalCaribbean  #Betway  #Betway Darts  #Phil The Power Taylor  #gary anderson  #Darts  #Heineken  #heinekencup  #championsleague  #UEFA  #Ginola  #david ginola  #barny  #180 
    Oh hi David Ginola! So who is the @HeinekenUK ultimate player? #ultimateplayer #heineken #championsleague #heinekencup

    Oh hi David Ginola! So who is the @HeinekenUK ultimate player? #ultimateplayer #heineken #championsleague #heinekencup

    — 2 months ago

    #heineken  #championsleague  #ultimateplayer  #heinekencup 
    Video of the week

    This week’s ‘Video of the week’ is from TVC of all people! 

    Working with our client Betway we have been helping them exploit their sponsorship of the big Rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves. 

    The match is due to take place next Saturday (31st) at  Wembley Stadium, the first time boxing returns to Wembley since it reopened in 2007. 

    The fight is highly anticipated due to the nature of the decision in the first match in November. Groves being the underdog floored Froch in the first round, but then Froch went on to beat Groves in the 9th round. 

    TVC have been on hand to film exclusive content with interviews with both the boxers. Below is Karl Froch basically using the word disrespectful, a lot. 

    More importantly, Who are you backing? 

    — 2 months ago

    #whoareyoubacking  #boxing  #rematch  #frochvsGroves  #TeamGroves  #TeamFroch  #Betway  #Content  #videooftheweek 
    The Week That Was

    Remember those days of reading, writing and arithmetic? Well spare a thought for year 6 pupils across England as this week was none other than SATs week.

    Kellogg’s donated 31,250 free breakfasts to school breakfast clubs for children who sat their exams this week as a study commissioned by the brand unveiled half of primary school children are still failing to eat anything before their SAT exams.

    TVC was tasked to highlight the benefits of eating breakfast with John Coe from the National Association of Primary Education and the initiative appeared on ITV Central East and ITV West Country, radio stations including Heart Yorkshire and BBC Radio Kent and regional print titles including the Manchester Evening News and the Nottingham Post.

    This week was a very special week for TVC. As you may already know Ralph Lauren was at Windsor Castle with HRH, The Duke of Cambridge for a special charity gala dinner to celebrate the work of the largest and most comprehensive cancer centre in Europe – The Royal Marsden; one of Princess Diana’s favourite charities.

    Ralph Lauren has been committed to the fight against breast cancer for more than 20 years and we as we had the privilege of working with Mr Lauren on some very special interview footage where he opened up about his own personal experience with cancer. This footage is like gold dust and TVC certainly did the brand proud, getting blanket coverage around the world.

    From fashion to sport, Keri-anne Payne gave five lucky Open Water swimming fans a unique opportunity to learn from the her incredible experience. The former World Champion and Olympic Silver medallist gave attending swimmers tips on their stroke, breathing in the water and how tackle buoys more effectively. The water was just about warm enough to be palatable but come September, conditions should be perfect.

    I know what you’re thinking, “get to the ‘Froch vs Groves 2, The Rematch, proudly sponsored byBetway’ news!” Calm down, I was just getting to it… 

    This week we caught up with the Sheriff of Nottingham Carl “Cobra” Froch ahead of his fight against “Saint” George Groves on the 31st May. Things really starting heating up with Froch questioning Grove’s fighting pedigree, going as far as to say that Groves couldn’t handle “12 championship rounds”, what will George say? Watch this space and make sure you tune in to the big fight at the end of the month.

    Until next week…

    — 2 months ago

    #CarlFroch  #Cobra  #Betway  #Boxing  #British Gas  #SwimBritain  #keri-anne payne  #Ralph Lauren  #Royal Marsden  #Kelloggs SAT 
    Video of the week

    A slightly tongue in cheek one this week. Beans, a short film with an unexpected ending.

    Created by Animation company, Cinesite to showcase Cinesite’s creature animation skills. Top draw lads. We like it a lot. 

    — 2 months ago

    #beans  #astronaut  #unexpectedending  #content  #video  #animation 
    The Week That Was

    Welcome to another instalment of The Week That Was from TVC. This week includes scary celebs, futuristic ‘cool stuff’ and generally being brilliant at our jobs. 

    First up, here’s us with Olympian Hannah Miley today in Glasgow ahead of British Gas SwimBritain which kicks off NEXT WEEK. Haven’t signed up yet? Fear not, you’re not too late.. https://swimbritain.co.uk/

    On Wednesday, we saw a glimpse into the future of aviation with the easyJet Innovation Event.

    Game changing technology including drones, 3D augmented reality and bespoke were showcased to the media at easyJet HQ at Luton Airport. We know right, how cool is that!?

    And last but not least, a picture of Lee Bassin. (It wouldn’t be a week that was without him or Leon).

    Here’s Lee with the seriously scary Carl Froch (with Lee doing his best scariest *fist punch*).

    Lee met the boxing champ in preparation of the big rematch, Froch vs Groves. If you don’t know anything about it, where have you been????

    It’s most highly anticipated fight of the century after the very controversial decision of the first fight last year. TVC are on board with our client, Betway who are sponsoring the event on the 31st May.

    Which team are you? #TeamFroch #TeamGroves?

    Tune is next week for more news (and pictures of Lee or Leon)…

    — 2 months ago

    #teamfroch  #teamgroves  #rematch  #frochvsgroves  #betwayboxing  #BritishGas  #SwimBritain  #BGSwimBritain  #hannah miley  #Swimming  #Content  #PR  #drones  #easyjet 
    Video of the week

    Living with Lag

    This week’s video of the week is by  an internet provider called ume.net, who is a part of the energy company Umeå Energi based in Sweden, and offers one of the world’s fastest broadband connections. 

    It highlights the difficulties of slow internet versus ‘lag’ in real life. Check out the video below

    Our Producers are often like this with the amount of travelling they do. (And that’s without the equipment). Although they put the word ‘jet’ in front of the ‘lag’. 

    — 2 months ago

    #living with lag  #ume.net  #jetlag  #videooftheweek