2021 huddle highlights

In our daily huddles, we celebrate our Moments of Magic, shout out our Teammate Tuesdays, share professional and personal Wednesday Wins and our moments of gratitude with Thankful Thursdays. The concept came out of lockdown, and it’s something we’ve continued with because it’s nice to start each day with gratitude. It’s help us connect as a team and get to know the quirks of each other’s lives outside of work. 

In our last huddle of the year, we get together to share our highlights of 2021… 

Moments of Magic

We start every Monday morning by sharing Moments of Magic from the week before to focus on the positives from our fast-paced week. It can be easy to forget some of the magic bits when everything moves so quickly, so we like to start the week with celebrations. 
 
Here are some of our highlight moments from the year: 

Nathalie:
I had a couple moments of magic this year, I really enjoyed seeing the team help each other out, especially in situations like this week with lots of illness going around. Everyone is putting in double the effort and that is so nice to see.

Charlotte:   
Winning the Olympics 10-year anniversary project against  9 much bigger agencies.   

Eleanor:
A real magic moment for me was meeting everyone in real life after joining the team remotely. It’s been so much fun getting to know everyone over a cocktail or 4! 

Emma:
Getting our own office in Great Portland Street. We outgrew our co-working space which was a true moment of magic to see how far we have come.

Jack:
My moment of magic for this year has been creating the landing page for Ali PSG in a single day. Being able to produce a project like that in such a short space of time was a real achievement for me and was indicative of the progress I have made since joining the team in September. 

James:
This is a quote – a sad techie one – but the introduction of full and secure staging environments for all of our websites. It has made development and content reviews so much easier! 

Shanshan:
Having team dinner every month to get to know everyone in person.

Adriana:
Creating quality leads for our clients just a few weeks within the funnel and working alongside my teammates to make these go live.

Catherine:
 Joining the Live team and working on exciting client projects which range from building brands from scratch to setting up a digital marketing campaigns that drive traffic and convert leads.

Teammate Tuesday

We end Tuesday huddles with a shoutout to someone who has gone above and beyond that week. Here are our shoutouts for teammate of the year: 

Emma:
James! He is an oracle of information and always has the time to help me with the many questions I have.  

Catherine:
Nathalie as she always goes the extra mile for the team and clients. She has taken on the social media management for the agency and really owns this space.

Eleanor:
I want to pick everyone, because I’ve felt so welcomed by the whole team. But, if I have to choose one person, it would be Emma – she’s always the first to take on a new challenge and offer support in any way she can. 

Charlotte:
James, for being the rock that always has a solution, and for always having time to teach and mentor the team.

Adriana:
Catherine for her ongoing support and willingness to share skills, knowledge and expertise to the team. She is a leader that is honest and approachable which is amazing!   

James:
Nathalie. Joining the team this year, she has brought a new energy and fresh perspective to all projects she is involved with and is constantly asking interesting and driving questions that push conversations in different ways. 

Shanshan:
Everyone. Welcome to Live team! Especially Nathalie, for being a good team player and bringing new, fresh ideas to creative.   

Jack:
The teammate I would like to give a special mention to is James. He has been such a great mentor and has never been unable to answer a single question I have thrown at him!   

Nathalie:
For me, it’s Shanshan. She has helped me out massively in the past months and I love collaborating with her!

Wednesday Wins

A chance to share success with the team by celebrating our wins from the week before. Our biggest wins from 2021: 

Shanshan:
Winning the Ten Years On celebration project after 3 pitches!   

Emma:
Working on in real life events with actual people! We had some great fun working on virtual events in 2020, but nothing beats in real life events. Also, working on a huge, very exciting creative campaign which launches in January 2022 for a very exciting 10-year anniversary. Keep your eyes peeled. 

Charlotte:
We took a venturesome pivot this year to revolutionise our digital offering to creative online marketing funnels providing our clients with outcomes not activities for a fixed monthly price. Not only did it land well, we have clients’ funnels converting in just a few weeks.   

Adriana:
Seeing our paid adverts come to life with creative design and copy. The engagement and leads acquired through these and how they affect the rest of the funnel is fascinating!    

James:
After a 12-week marketing campaign for Olympia London, we met all KPI targets within budget. 

Eleanor:
My win is that we’ve been able to work with some great sustainable companies, and some new brands too. When you build a brand from scratch it’s great to see it all come to life. 

Catherine:
Seeing the funnels come to life, in all their various shapes and forms. Collaborating with the team to find creative and strategic ways to improve performance which results in big and small wins celebrated every week. This could be quality leads for clients, higher engagement through refined targeting or an updated CTA which is yielding a higher click through rate. 

Jack:
Being able to work on a diverse range of projects has been great and has enabled me to keep learning every day. It has also been fantastic to see our ideas come to life and deliver some great results for our clients. 

Nathalie:
For me a massive win is the team spirit of Live and that everyone is getting on so well with each other. Even with a lot of work going on behind the scenes, everyone is respectful and always up for a laugh. Another win for me is working on Planable and seeing that my creative input makes a difference. It really motivates me to see posts that we all worked hard on, go live.    

Thankful Thursday

On Thursday’s, we reflect on the past week and share the things we’re most grateful for, big and small.  Some of the things we’re most thankful for this year: 

Charlotte:
I’m thankful for all the client support, for staying with us during covid.  I’m also thankful for our incredible team that stood by us when things were tough and I changed the entire agency offering. Nothing stops us! 

Nathalie:
I’m so thankful that I not only have a great new job but also amazing work colleagues, who I love spending time with at work and outside of it as well.  I’m also thankful for having a great insight into the performance on all creative artwork I provide. It really helps me to see what artwork works for specific clients. 

Shanshan:
I’m thankful for the new office, new workmates, and new clients. Nothing stops us.   

Emma:
Truly thankful for great teammates! Go team Live. And to our clients, who bring us super exciting projects to get stuck into. 

Jack:
I am thankful to be able to work on such a diverse range of projects on a daily basis, allowing me to develop my skills quickly and ensuring no two days are ever the same! 

Eleanor:
I’m thankful for everything that I’ve learnt this year. I think I’ve learnt a lot from being in a new job, with a new team, new clients, and new ways of working. 

Adriana:
I’m thankful for joining a company that cares about growing a business with values and openness. Our morning huddles helps us connect, not only in projects but as colleagues.

Catherine:
Thankful for everything that is Live – the team, the projects, the clients.  

James:
Thankful for such a close working team where, through the ups and downs of Covid, we have all supported each other emotionally, and mental health is always put before work deadlines. 


December 21, 2021