Posts By: Victoria Jarratt

Apply for work experience at Factor 3

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We are inundated by requests from students and conscientious parents (on behalf of their offspring) for work experience at Factor 3. And, while we have a structure and schedule of activity in place to ensure that he or she gets as much as they can from their time with us, the rationale behind saying yes […]

Great feedback from work experience

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George – currently a year 12 student at Pate’s Grammar School – recently applied for work experience with our account handling team to help him formulate his future career plans. Having already completed a spell with another agency, he came armed with some knowledge of the business, an enthusiastic attitude and some great outfits – […]

The most stressful thing about Christmas? Planning the staff party.

Planning a Christmas party for 18 of my nearest and dearest staff, is a difficult brief to crack – there are those who HATE fancy dress and want to wear beautiful dresses and party frocks (those digital boys are so traditional). Then there are those who pester to know what the theme will be this […]

Share and share alike

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In December my colleague Mike and I became Shareholders – something I could never have predicted when I joined for a four year stint in June 2000 as a Media and Account Manager (way back when agencies still planned and bought media) and returned in December 2006 as an Account Director. The last two years […]

Party planning

party planning tips

Every year we hold a Factor 3 summer party for staff and partners and this year was no exception. Held at our Creative Director’s house, a red brick pile in a quaint village in rural Gloucestershire, everything was planned with military precision by our very own Amanda. There’s something about a party which turns usually […]

Account handler apps

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According to Apple there are over half a million apps currently available to buy. Half a million! I’ve got 81 on my iPhone, so I’ve got a bit of a way to go before I can collect them all, Panini Sticker Book style. Of the 81, I probably use about 10 daily, with another dozen […]

What is in a name?

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Sadly we don’t get to pick our own names. That important job falls to our parents who are given a mere six weeks to decide how you’ll be known for the rest of your life. Is it any wonder they sometimes get it wrong? Would you marry Phil Anderer? Choosing a name for a company, […]

World Book Day: The joy of reading…

world book day: celebrate the joy of reading

Thursday 2 March is World Book Day, an international celebration of writers, reading and books. And while we all love a good story or a tantalising cook book, unfortunately the reading time doesn’t count towards our CPD (Continued Professional Development). Learning often starts in the pages of a text book – just the phrase text […]

Cream with our copy

In 15 years Factor 3 has never won an award for its creative work. Now before you start feeling sorry for us I should explain that this has everything to do with the fact that we haven’t ever entered ourselves in for any, rather than a reflection of our work. Frankly we’ve been too busy […]

The to do list.

the to do list

On Tuesday 5 July I received an email entitled ‘blog content strategy’. It was an internal email and didn’t relate to a client, contain the word URGENT or any exclamation marks – so I ignored it. (Sorry Alice). The following day I passed the staff notice board and spotted a sheet of paper with the […]