This is what we've been up to in September...
WayneWe're approaching the run up to Christmas, a period which creates a mental deadline for people and businesses to have tasks and projects completed. This is perfectly understandable for e-commerce where Autumn/Winter campaigns are already rolling out and they're gearing up for the January sales. But a challenging time for agencies to manage client expectations and help them see beyond that mental deadline if their project is unlikely to be seen by anyone during the holidays, when most service based businesses are closed down for a week or two. Nevertheless, we are fully prepared for the end of year rush, bring it on!
Up and at ‘Em!
In September Twilo partnered with Xceed Fitness to offer personal training sessions for employees. This is a great way to keep employees fit and healthy as well as support a local business. Xceed Fitness are very passionate about what they do, so even if you don’t work for Twilo, they are the team to call when it comes to fitness and nutrition.
This month kicked off with a Club 5 meeting, a networking event for local businesses supporting The Prince Of Wales Hospice. After just three meetings Club 5 has 35 members and has raised £16,400 for the Hospice. That really is fantastic progress, but to put things into perspective, £16,400 funds a bed at the Hospice for only 32 days. Twilo continues to look for ways to raise funds for the Hospice, most recently our 5-a-side team have strung a few wins together – but we’re always on the look out for more players to join team Prince of Wales Hospice, so drop us a line if you’re in the area and fancy a kick-about on a Monday night!
Joke of the Month
What do you call an American bee…?
The end of summer arrives, and it’s been a great month to get projects completed. Things tend to take a little longer over the warmer months, fitting work around staff and clients holidays and breaks (currently writing this on my own short break in the Balearics myself), so September has signalled a welcome return to more productive times.
It’s been fantastic to launch 3 new websites this month, and also being part of the development and improvement of Twilo’s own E-commerce and WordPress frameworks. I’ve always enjoyed the next few months between now and the Christmas holidays. They bring a tighter focus on deadlines, a high turnover of work – but with everyone refreshed after their summer breaks, we’re all ready to crack on with more energy, hit those deadlines, and make it a successful and productive Autumn.
Photo of the Month
And to end, here's something cool we've seen this month...
Super end to a Super September at the British Musical Fireworks Championships in Southport!