Friday, March 27, 2009

Kitchen surveillance (KCCTV)

Over the past few weeks our kitchen standards have dropped and for an agency that prides ourselves on our culinary prowess we are deeply ashamed. Certain measures have been put in place in the past to keep the sides clean and the fridge in tip top order however yesterday saw a completely new initiative upheld- KCCTV.

Here's Bobbie captured only minutes ago showing what you should do after you have used the sugar (put it back on the sugar shelf). If you capture any foul play on surveillance please report it to Liam and he will enforce that the culprit comes over to your house and cooks you dinner every night for the rest of your life.

Check it out here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

KFC Blowout - I'm Not Proud

There comes a time in every adlander's life when they are going out with mates for a big one. So, what does one line one's stomach with to try and ease the madness of the day after? Milk? Smoothies? Currant Buns? Polyfilla?

No. It's something called a 'Fully Loaded Box' from Hammersmith KFC.

It wasn't smart, it wasn't tasty and I'm not proud. In fact, I can only show you the debris.

Suffice to say I had a minging hangover the next day.

If you truly do hold the magic key to what to line your stomach with, please tell all. People are dying here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Buongiorno! Italian Day

Last Wednesday, our head Boy, Liam, hosted the first Italian Day in our offices. 
You may not be aware of this anniversary, which is customarily celebrated in costume, over home made pizzas, to the music of Bon Jovi and Louis Prima,  culminating with a 5pm Karaoke. 
That's because Liam made it up. 
I'm not sure if the luncheon aspect of it will become an annual tradition, however. Thanks to a quite dodgy pizza oven, our creations took an entire afternoon to cook and in most cases tasted a bit like a rubbery mattress with TK on top. Many folks resorted to Dominos at 3pm, in spite of the scowls of poor Liam sweating over a lukewarm furnace for their dinner:

"Italian Chef: Cheaper than the Little Chef but still as disgusting" - Don Strattoni

But the dressing up was a fine effort and most enjoyable, especially for those who witnessed Calli and Angie hosting a presentation to our (slightly bemused) Clas Ohlson clients, or Nicola/ Ben off to the Ivy dressed as Donatella Versace and a Milanese Playboy respectively (sadly no pics were taken of Nicola...)

And what is a party without the Head Boy belting out Tom Jones classics at 5.30pm with a bottle of Peroni in hand? No kind of party at all... that's what. 

Being Really Nice to People: Now that's what we call Direct Mail

As if this morning weren't sunny enough for smiling faces, Nicola just received a package from a strange man that contained a ring featuring the names of all of her children.
Apparently this jewellery designer was perusing the A List, found the Karmarama name, and was about to make us a ring with our name in it, to showcase his wares, for potential gifts, but decided to use Gabi, Dani, Sam and Zac's names instead, wrought in silver and gold.
It fits perfectly, and Nicola is quite overwhelmed.
So, B2B DM companies, you may take your scattergun boxes of gimmickry, Mr Adrian Madden of Sanaer Jewellery Creations Ltd  has won our hearts. Talk about Karma!