Coffee break 05-08-16

Coffee break 05-08-16

Here’s our round-up of what we’ve been talking about this week including the power of teams, bringing your business to life with Instagram Stories, and Lorem Ipsum generators for Gangsters, Pokémon Trainers, and Hipsters.


Elena, Account Executive

Team up to power up your business

I read an article the other day about new hiring strategies in start-ups. One of the examples was a company that was hiring teams instead of individuals – such an amazing idea! One of the most scary things when you start a new job is: will I fit in with the team? You hope HR have done a good job at hiring individuals that will fit in the culture of the organisation and work well together, but it’s not always that easy.

I’ve been incredibly lucky at F6, where I have a team that, almost from day one, I can work seamlessly with. And the outcome is much better than if I was doing the work on my own. And that’s because we brainstorm, we bring different ideas to the table, we’re not afraid to think out loud, and sometimes, the silliest ideas evolve into powerful ones with input from the team. As the great Ogilvy used to say ‘The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible’.

Once you find a team like that, it’s really hard to imagine work without them. And forming and managing teams that work so well together is also hard. So why not avoid the hard work and hire already formed teams? I think it’s such a good idea! And I also think you don’t need to be a start-up to implement these “crazy” methods. It’s not  “adapting your workspace to millennials”, or “acquiring a start-up mentality”, it’s evolving with the times, searching for new ways to obtain better results, and more importantly, caring about your employees’ well being. ‘Cause happy employees make happy (and successful) companies 🙂.


Candice, Managing Director

Instagram Stories, a new way to bring your business to life

Instagram introduced “Instagram Stories” this week, a secondary feed that lets you share all the moments of your day and content that is available for only 24 hours from the time of posting.  The feature is nearly identical to one of Snapchat’s features, also called stories,  which helped supercharge the company’s growth rate after it was introduced in 2013.


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As you share multiple photographs and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format i.e. “Your story”. With Instagram Stories, you can share as much as you want throughout the day — with as much creativity as you want. You can also bring your story to life in new ways with text and drawing tools.

Instagram’s introduction of stories could fundamentally change the nature of the app that has 300 million daily users. What does this mean for Snapchat? And is your business missing a trick with not using one of these platforms?

Social media and content marketing go hand in hand. Social media is used to keep in touch with your customers. It allows you to follow your customers and potential customers. You can showcase your services and products, and if done right, sell to your customers without shouting what you are selling to them.

Level up your social efforts by showing off the personality of your business and bringing your brand to life.


Sian, Creative Artworker

From Gangsters to Pokémon Trainers: Finding your perfect Lorem Ipsum generator

Since the 1960s Lorem Ipsum has been the go to placeholder or filler text for designers. Using it means we can mock up designs whilst waiting for the final content to be written, as well as present designs that have a focus purely on visual elements rather than being distracted by the quality of content. Translating as ‘pain itself’, Lorem Ipsum derives from a Latin 1st century text. Today we use a jumbled version that’s nonsensical when translated into English (it reads like this: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit), but here’s an excerpt of the original text:

Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure.

If ‘Pain Itself’ is a bit heavy for you, here are some alternative online Lorem Ipsum generators that might suit you better:

😎 For the Gangsta:Gangsta Lorem Ipsum

Lorizzle ipsizzle dolor dizzle amizzle. Fizzle bling bling fo, pellentesque own yo’ sheezy. Away bizzle that’s the shizzle dapibus bow wow wow tempizzle. Get down get down pellentesque nibh et fizzle. Break yo neck, yall dapibizzle. Daahng dawg tellus urna, yo mamma sizzle purizzle.

☕️ For the Englishman:Keep Calm and Pommy Ipsum

Pommy ipsum old chap bloody mary pork dripping chips leisurely cottage pie penny-dreadful, down South eton mess goggledegook flabbergasted chav. Chuffed make a brew doofer Kate and Will her Majesty’s pleasure bobby, full English breakfast sling one’s hook.

🐛 For the Pokémon Trainer:Pokeipsum

Bulbasaur Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Charmander Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Squirtle Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Caterpie Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit.

💼 For the businessman:Corporate Ipsum

Bring to the table win-win survival strategies to ensure proactive domination. At the end of the day, going forward, a new normal that has evolved from generation X is on the runway heading towards a streamlined cloud solution. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI.

✌️ And finally for the Hipster (and my personal favorite): ‘Hipster Ipsum

Literally gluten-free lumbersexual DIY you probably haven’t heard of them 90s roof party. Mustache vinyl deep v flannel, vegan try-hard leggings whatever tacos, brooklyn pickled before they sold out hella. Freegan photo booth, tofu waistcoat chartreuse post-ironic vinyl single-origin coffee fanny pack.


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