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As a busy integrated marketing agency, there’s always something new and exciting going on at Peppermint Soda. This week has been no exception!

We kicked off the week at the Big Manchester PRs Quiz – a great event hosted by our friends over at Rumpus PR in aid of bereavement support charity, Cruse. Along with many of our agency colleagues, we packed out Fairfield Social Club and got our collective brains whirring for this charity quiz. And, our very own Andy Smith, business development guru, walked away with this monster basket of sweets courtesy of a lucky raffle ticket. In all, this fun night raised over £1,200 for Cruse, which supports so many people in the darkest hours of their lives.

This week, we also attended an enlightening seminar on working with broadcast media, hosted by Good Broadcast along with Radio 5 Live’s Jim Taylor, and Natalie Wright from ITV News. As always, these events offer invaluable insight on how to effectively work with an ever-changing media – and the view over the beautiful Manchester skyline wasn’t bad, either!

Switching focus to clients, this week saw us work on some really fun projects. Our account manager, Steph, spent a day filming with Rayburn Trading – this impressive business is about to celebrate its 60th anniversary and we’re working on a very special commemorative event with the team there. Meanwhile, I was humbled to be asked once more to judge Bolton University marketing students’ work for one of our longest standing clients, charity Prevent Breast Cancer. Each year, this charity gives a live brief to Bolton University, offering students chance to work on marketing campaigns for a real organisation. Every year, the students blow us away with their creativity and professionalism, and this year was no exception.

Finally, we joined some of the north’s finest agencies at the PR Moment Awards on Thursday, where we were nominated for Integrated Agency of the Year and Financial Services Sector Campaign of the Year for our work with insurance provider, Paymentshield.

Sadly, we didn’t bring home any gongs, but it was a fabulous night and great to celebrate with our PR peers!