Welcome to the Face Facts café! Fear not, we have not jumped ship and turned our backs on the wonderful world of research nor have we actually ventured into the culinary world. (Although we have been practicing our best Gordon Ramsey impressions!) No no. We are in the big smoke, where the streets are paved with gold and anything is possible, especially if you happen to be at the hottest event of the year; well in the marketing calendar. Welcome to the Insight Show 2012!
We rocked up yesterday; transit van and all, rolled up our sleeves and set about creating the Face Facts café! And boy it is a sight for sore eyes!
Wearing our finest hues of pinks and purples we weaved amongst our fellow marketing folk with cupcakes, pink lemonade and sweets. (We also had the usual tea, coffee and water, but that’s not so fun is it?!)
Between the refreshments and bunting (oh yes there’s bunting, it’s not just for Royalty) the day sped by. Aside from the epic amount of networking achieved, we had a daily special of a one hour quote and a take away menu of wonderful services (as well as beautiful cupcakes, to munch away on later when you start to flag. Let it never be said that we don’t take care of our clients and friends here at Face Facts!)
On top of this our very own Alison White was speaking alongside Darren Collings (Genesis Housing Association) and what a wonderful pair they made! Alison and Darren enlightened the audience on Virtual Frontiers/Bringing CATI into the 21st Century; explaining all about our virtual call centre with the clients perspective. A job well done, we hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as we did!
Food and glamour aside, we have had a great first day! We’ve seen some old friends and met some fresh faced new ones. We’ve been on a permanent sugar high and loved every minute of it. But there is no rest for our weary feet. The Research Club are hosting a little shin dig that we are attending (well it would be rude not to!). A chance to not only enjoy a well-earned glass of actual fizz (pink lemonade doesn’t quite hit the spot!), but another opportunity to catch up with our industry buds and reflect on everyone’s day.
So watch this space for the behind the scenes low-down on tonight and fingers crossed day two goes as well as day one!