Life at Amaze
We’ve never really employed ‘staff’. We don’t have ‘team members’. And you won’t find us using the word ‘employees’. That’s because our people are far more than an anonymous collection of job titles.
They’re smart people, talented people, fun people. They’re people who enjoy doing brilliant, challenging work and still enjoy each other’s company when the work’s done.
Ours is a world where we can put together a half-decent band from across the company at pretty short notice. We can field more than one largely injury-free football team at a time. And come the annual cake-bake, you’ll see our soggy-bottom based competitiveness in full flow.
Being part of Amaze means lots of laughing, lots of learning, lots of sharing and, let’s be honest, lots of hard work – but then that’s the way we love it.
If that’s the way you love it too, we need to talk.
What makes life at Amaze truly special?
Good food. Good music. And a chance for a good catch up. That was the order of the day at this year’s annual office BBQ, held at each of Amaze’s locations in Manchester, London and Liverpool.
On a recent trip to Hungary our CEO, Tony, and Strategic Alliances Director, James, didn’t expected to be dressed in Lab-coats taking a tour of a nutrition factory.
We got our creative hats on this Easter with some designer egg decorating, an office wide Easter egg hunt and of course some delicious hot cross buns.
Huge congratulations to Alastair Eilbeck, winner of the inaugural Roy Stringer Award for his Magic Festival Hangover Wristband. As Alastair himself says, he went with the idea that “honoured Roy the most” and won out against some stiff competition.
You can find out more about his entry here.
Shrove Tuesday: a day of contemplation, of preparing for the fast that lies ahead, of clearing the larder (do people still have larders?) of eggs, flour and milk…
…Or, alternatively, a great excuse to stuff our faces with pancakes. The Amaze teams at all of our UK offices celebrated Pancake Day in the only way we know how: by working our way through as many pancakes, with as many toppings as we could.
Viva Las Vegas
Amaze’s commercial team are back from sponsoring, presenting, exhibiting and networking at the Episerver Ascend event in Las Vegas. They also found just a little bit of time to have some fun, explore the Strip, and create their own Amaze-zing cocktail.
We have been sharing the love this Valentine’s Day and showing our gratitude in the offices today with little notes of appreciation and some sweet treats.
So the Amaze team just happen to be in Washington DC when Donald Trump becomes President. Coincidence? Er, yes, probably.
Amaze’s new website supporting the life-changing work of the NSPCC has already won us a Brand Republic Award this year. Now we’re delighted to announce that the site has also won a DADI Award 2016 in the Not-for-Profit category.
This year’s Christmas jumper day raised a mighty £178 for Save the Children. So thank you for donning your Christmas tree/pudding/elf sweaters – and if you would still like to donate £2, you can: just text TEAMAMAZE to 70050.
How do you put a different spin on networking? That was our challenge at this month’s BIMA ThirstDay, when we hosted the digital industry networking session for directors, freelancers and everyone in between. Free drinks seemed a good place to start…
(Not So) Hidden Talents
There’s more to us than clever digital skills. Take a look at this shot by Alex Comyn: Strategy Director and, it turns out, wiz photographer.
Our clients are a major part of our success. So when we won the Brand Republic Award for our work with NSPCC, we invited the client to celebrate with us.
When our Digital Operation Support (DOS) team visited a client in the Cayman Islands, they told us it was demanding work. Then we saw the photos from their long evenings on the beach…
We’re no stranger to the occasional fashion crime, but when the cause is Jeans 4 Genes, everyone here rocks double denim (with varying degrees of success).
We locked the creative team in a fiendish Escape Room and challenged them to break free. Happily for us, they made it (some only just).