Here's the latest issue of remarc - the monthly commentary on the world of partnerships from our Arc sponsorship team...
Stow the crones, it’s Frisk #077! And seventy-seven’s a frisky number indeed… look at 1977, that was the year that EMI sacked the Sex Pistols, Apple Computer was incorporated, Elvis Presley died, Star Wars was released, Marc Bolan crashed his Mini into a tree in Barnes, The Clash released their debut album, and astronomers discovered rings around Uranus. Say that bit out loud. There are rings around Uranus.
Well, shiver our collective timbers - it’s Frisk #076! And seventy-six is a splendid figure indeed… it’s a brand of ConocoPhillips petrol stations, the NBA basketball team of Philadelphia (the ’76ers named in tribute to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, of course), the number of trombones in The Music Man, and the atomic number of osmium – which you might find in electrical connectors or fountain pen nibs. Super.
We've launched a fresh new 'Share Aware' campaign for the NSPCC, highlighting the potentially disastrous consequences for children of sharing things online that they shouldn't be sharing...
Oh frabjous day, it’s Frisk #075! The first Frisk of 2015, no less. And you know about the number 75, right? Why, it’s a Keith number, recurring in a Fibonacci-like sequence started from its base 10 digits: 7, 5, 12, 17, 29, 46, 75. Yeah? Sweet. It’s also the atomic number of rhenium which, as you know, is integral to the nickel-based superalloys used in the exhaust nozzles of jet engines. I’m not giving you any new info here, you probably pieced this together already from Christmas crackers.
Giles Hedger, Chief Strategy Officer of Leo Burnett London & Worldwide, has written a thought-provoking piece for Marketing magazine on the shifting nature of the middle class. Click here to read it!
(Also features the phrase 'the subtle difference between Lycra and polyester'.)
Well, would you look at that... the last Frisk Special of 2014 has turned out to be a Predictions edition!
The office is a-buzz with preparations for tonight's Christmas party - the theme is '1950s High School Prom', and everyone's being mega-cute, shyly asking each other out and messing about with their hair.
The part that's really caught The Sharpener's eye this afternoon, however, is what's going on in the boardroom. We've got hair stylists and make-up technicians beautifying the ladies, while the gents are being taken care of by a crack squad of barbers that Google have sent over. In fact, Google are encouraging our beardy-faced fellas to cavort in front of their screens and share their photos with the #LoveFromGoogle hashtag - all part of the fun, innit?