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Fright Nights

Space were asked by Thorpe Park to produce the new look and feel for their Halloween event, Fright Nights. So, after weeks of spooky sights and sounds coming from the direction of the creative team, we’ve been able to unleash our slightly terrifying posters featuring a range of Lionsgate horror characters.

Being diligent marketers, we naturally felt that a visit to the park was necessary, in order to check that the creative was reflective of the scary horror themes on show. Obviously, any fun and games had by the team was purely for research purposes only….

The afternoon flew by, with all of the team getting fully engrossed in the theme park experience (some more than others!) Don’t be fooled by ‘X’, it’s not a maze, nor is it an ‘experience’ as it was described. It is in fact a scarily fast, dark rollercoaster – so if you’re afraid of scary rides, best stick to the tea cups.

Fright Nights will run throughout the rest of the month – and if you’re feeling brave, tickets are available from HERE.

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Busking it with Passenger

Mat O’Brien, our newly appointed Creative Director has directed and produced the new video for the world’s most famous busker ‘Passenger’. Mat explains:

“The video was shot in Passenger’s home town of Brighton, Mike (Passenger) started off his music career busking and now, even with a number one single in over 15 countries he still takes to the streets of every city he plays in to perform a free show. When you have a story like this there is no need for a high concept video – Mike is the concept.

We tweeted the news that Mike would be performing in Brighton’s Pavilion Gardens and over 300 people made their way down to be part of the video.”

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Froome service

Chris Froome

Wow, what a fantastic period of British sporting success we’ve all been able to enjoy during this heatwave. First it was Andy Murray triumphing at Wimbledon. Then we’ve had multiple Aussie-crushing antics at home and abroad, thanks to our cricket and rugby union teams in recent days. And now, with Mr Froome, we’ve got a second consecutive British winner of the biggest annual sporting event in the world, courtesy of Chris winning the 100th Tour De France in Paris.

It’s certainly a great time to be a British sports fan and naturally, it would make sense for brands and businesses to consider how best to take advantage – similar to the Yorkshire businesses who are already deep into planning their activities around the 2014 launch of the Tour De France up in their Dales.

With all that in mind, we thought we’d re-share the link to what is now an even more relevant blog by David Atkinson in the The Huffington Post from earlier this month, where our Managing Partner considers the merits of involvement with the likes of British cycling for brands. Read all about it HERE.

One thing is for sure, Chris Froome will surely have a fair few sponsorship offers and merchandising deals to ponder in the coming weeks whilst sitting in the garden at home, wearing his yellow jersey.

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