November has been one of the busiest months in Story history…
Junior Account Executive Priya Khaira-Hanks explains why.
November has seen the team busily preparing for our new brand and website re-launch, meaning that we’ve been up to our ears in branding activation and website building – but of course, client work waits for no man! And these dark nights are only making us and our clients buckle down more – it’s always non-stop at Story, but this month has been especially exciting….
Here are just a few of the highlights:
We started the month by flexing our general knowledge muscles, with client Berkeley St Joseph hosting a charity quiz night in aid of homelessness charity, St Basils. The event raised a £7,000, with Team Story finishing a respectable sixth place.
This kicked off a successful month for St Joseph as the developer announced the release of an additional 133 homes at its Snow Hill Wharf development. Gaining widespread media coverage, the news followed hot on the heels of the firm’s CEO Tony Pidgley announcing his vision to invest in Birmingham, telling The Birmingham Post, “It’s a city that’s growing, with all the right credentials, but also the right political leadership.”
Another Story client, PM Connect, also saw commercial success last month when it announced a huge deal with Africa’s largest carrier company, Vodacom. The news was soon followed by the mobile payment provider scooping the award for Large Tech Company of the Year at the Silicon Canal Birmingham Tech Awards.
Our followers on social media may have spotted us sharing television coverage of our client Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF). Its multi-million pound funding for Coventry-based firm Arc enabled the engineering firm to launch the world’s most advanced electric motorcycle. Account manager Tom was on hand at the NEC for Motorcycle Live – making sure the “electric motorcycle with soul” got the largest media reach possible.
Speaking of technological innovation, Story was lucky enough be involved in the meeting of key academics and leaders at Coventry Uni to discuss key opportunities for 5G. We snatched a moment with Cov Uni VC John Latham, to record and post a video discussing the impressive potential of West Midlands Combined Universities 5G offering.
As always, account manager Sophie was right at the centre of key regional events this month, as she presented her work for BeetFreeks 1001 Trades project – which aims to boost digital and tech skills in Brum’s young people – at the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP board meeting. She also represented Story Comms in a Creative Industries Federation Panel discussion on creativity in the West Midlands – something which Story knows a thing or two about.
So, that was November – with cutting edge technology, innovation and awards as just a taste of our great results across the board.
We’re all set to keep fearlessly delivering in December, this time to a Christmas soundtrack. Stay tuned – and we’ll see you this time next month.