The Kenyan Invasion

August 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm (News) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

So, it seems we’re about to enter, in the words of Disney’s Aladdin, “a whole new world”. A world in which “man ALIVE Studios” actually have some kind of marketing strategy, a world in which we actually make some moves towards achieving the things we’ve wanted to all along (that’s right, a statue of me in front of Dundee’s Caird Hall), a world in which we have to tidy up the office a bit.

It’s all go! Today we had a visit from our good Kenyan chum Judy Mbugua (hence the VERY mild office tidy). Judy has a masters in business and marketing. This beats Stu and I’s combined marketing experience of having sent out a couple of emails once. After I returned from a swell holiday in Vegas (ask no questions, I’ll tell you no lies), I suggested a wee meeting with the mighty Stulander and we have re-focused a bit. Our week is now split up so that for some of the time we work on the corporate side of our company, and the rest of the time we’re working towards making a feature film!

Judy is helping us to market the corporate side at the moment, and so far she’s exposed some glaring holes in our strategy.

Judy – “have you been into many businesses to offer your services?”
Me – “define many? is it more than none?”

We’ve started the script for our feature and have now created a film group on facebook for local (or semi-local) film-makers to sign up and get involved with. If you’re interested/involved in film-making in any way, please sign up and take part. If we work together we can make some awesome stuff! 🙂

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148077518538510&v=app_2373072738&ref=ts#!/group.php?gid=148077518538510&ref=ts

That’s all my news for today. If you already heard our most recent podcast you already knew this stuff anyway. Clever you! 🙂

L.

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Robo Boogie

July 14, 2009 at 11:00 am (News, Office Thoughts) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Hello out there, blog fans (yes, Phil and Pavel, I’m talking to you)!

What a long time it’s been since our last blog! Never fear, a new wave of blog euphoria has swept the “man ALIVE” office and we intend to blast you with a barrage of blog-type ammunition every day for the foreseeable future. We’re even about to set up a new youtube channel that will provide little easter eggs for you, yes YOU, to check out as you read. Isn’t that special?

Today, Stu and I are deliberating over some ideas for our new project with the Scottish Social Work department. The aim is to communicate the Codes of Practice in an entertaining way, and we’ve finally all agreed that the best way to do this is to bring a very small robot into the mix. If you have any ideas for funny scenarios involving little robots, feel free to send them our way, although we’ll nick them and use them, so be warned!

One of the reasons we’ve taken so long to blog again is that we’ve been away in Poland, which was INCREDIBLE! If you’d like to hear about why, or you just want some banter, please add us on facebook (stu/liam) or twitter (stu/liam) or both, and send us a wee message.

In the meantime, here’s a couple of our most recent sketches to keep you occupied…

Much love!

Liam.

P.S. When you say someone is still “green”, you know, like a “rookie”, is it because bananas are green when they’re not ripe? curious…

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