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21 Nov Taking a Different Perspective – Introducing the 3Rs of Modern Marketing

It’s incredibly difficult for organisations to dedicate time to thinking about marketing. Considering which social channels you should use or how frequently you should be advertising is overwhelming for business people who do not have marketing experience. However, it is important to remember that these are simply tools and tactics and it’s far more important to stop and think strategically. That is why Black Vanilla has developed its own perspective on modern marketing – we call them the three ‘Rs’ – ‘reputation’, ‘reach’ and ‘relationships’.
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03 May BV team enjoy A Right Royal Affair!

On Friday 29th April we attended the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation‘s, ‘A Right Royal Affair’ to celebrate their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. We also had a special addition to our table – The Burrow Bunny Flopsy! It was a privilege to meet the lookalike trio: The Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla (uncanny!) and we’d like to congratulate the charity on raising a fantastic £13,000 for The Burrow. Thanks for a great night everyone!

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02 Mar Exciting times here at Black Vanilla!

We have strengthened our team with a new appointment and a recent promotion.

 

Joss Bisson, who has extensive experience in administrative and customer service roles, has joined the team as a Communications Assistant. Joss will be responsible for providing assistance across all areas of the business. She will also work on our largest national media account. Find out more about Joss here!

 

Having joined Black Vanilla in 2014 as a Communications Assistant, Stephie Gordon has now been promoted to the role of Account Executive. Stephie will focus on the public relations needs of our clients whilst also working towards the CIPR Foundation Award in Public Relations.

 

Black Vanilla’s Managing Director Jade Isabelle says: ‘The agency was founded in 2008 with only two staff members and since then our team has grown significantly. We now have six in-house members and six, ‘extended family members’ who act as consultants across the areas of media, PR and events. Our model allows us to put specialist teams together for clients in response to their individual needs.

 

‘In a fast-paced and constantly changing creative industry, it is important that we all pursue continuous professional development so that we can offer the best possible service to our clients.’

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18 Feb The World’s Boldest Ever Kindness Experiment

The Dandelion Project has just launched a brand new venture here in Guernsey and you may have already seen some random acts of kindness taking place across the island! From treating a friend to lunch to leaving flowers to brighten up a stranger’s day, you can be as creative as you like. Then, all you have to do is leave a kindness card for the recipient to use and spread the love! The BV team has been getting involved and today we have left some treats for anyone passing the office so please help yourself and take a kindness card with you 🙂 Visit kindness.gg to find out more and get involved. #BelieveinGuernsey

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12 Feb BV team attend the Guernsey Awards for Achievement

We had an absolute blast at the Guernsey Awards for Achievement last night along with our PR Consultant Nichole Sweetsur and Andy & Jo Priaulx from the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation. We took a few vanilla pod moustaches along with us to add a touch of BV to our table! This year marked the 30th anniversary of the awards and it was great to hear a few words of wisdom from the event’s guest speaker Gareth Southgate – English football manager and former player. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!

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14 Dec We’re supporting the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation!

Black Vanilla is now working with the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation, a local charity founded by professional racing driver Andy Priaulx and his wife Jo. The charity supports premature babies, poorly children and their families here in Guernsey as well as the incredibly important local neo-natal unit. When a child is born prematurely or becomes very ill, it is an extremely daunting time for families but the PPBF team work incredibly hard to offer as much support as possible.

 

The PPBF is currently working towards the purchase of a property near Southampton Hospital that local families will be able to use when their little one requires critical overseas treatment. The property will be called, ‘The Burrow’ and £150,000 is needed to purchase the property and to make this long-term dream a reality. An amazing £47,000 has been raised so far but there’s still a long way to go! If you want to get involved and #buyabrick then head over to: www.ppbf.org.gg/the-burrow/ and be part of Burrow history.
 
Founders of the PPBF Andy and Jo Priaulx with their children Danniella and Seb who inspired them to start the charity after they were both born prematurely.

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05 Oct Bean Jar Jamboree 2015

The sun was shining on Saturday for Guernsey’s first annual Bean Jar Jamboree event down at Fairfields! The event was organised by Edible Guernsey – a local charity supported by Black Vanilla. It was a fantastic day out for everyone who attended and all of the bean jar was sold out within an hour! The event received plenty of positive feedback and you can find out more about what Edible do here: http://edibleguernsey.gg/

 

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