It’s been a week since with deep sadness, the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was announced. We mourn profoundly the passing of such a cherished Sovereign, as her loss is deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.
In the difficult days ahead, we will come together to celebrate her extraordinary lifetime of service. It is a great time of loss, but Queen Elizabeth II leaves a great legacy.
At P1C we have released statements on behalf of ourselves and our clients, and paused our UK clients’ content, as we respect the mourning period ahead of the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
The students of a selection of our clients – Aldenham School, Aldenham Prep and St Hilda’s Prep School for Girls went back to school last Monday. You can find out what they get up to, and check out our work, over on their social media.
After two amazing events over the summer (which received hundreds of pieces of coverage), CarFest is already ramping up for next summer. Last week, early-bird tickets went on sale for the first ever One Big CarFest, which will be taking place in August 2023 – head over to CarFest’s Instagram and Facebook to find out more, and check out our work.
Our design team have been hard at work creating new graphics and artwork for FluidOne, which have recently been installed in FluidOne’s offices – you can check out a photo on their LinkedIn page.
We’ve written a new blog for Voiceflex, which is now up on their website – if you’ve ever heard of the ISDN shutdown and are wondering what exactly it is, head over to the Voiceflex website to find out more.
Keep on reading to find out about the new features and updates that have been hitting the headlines over in the world of social media.
It’s Not Easy Being Green
The outdoor fashion brand Patagonia has always been environmentally-friendly. One of the brand’s most famous marketing campaigns, in 2001, told customers not to buy its jackets, and by listing all the reasons why they shouldn’t buy them, it encouraged them to consider the environmental impact of fashion.
This week, though, Patagonia went one step further. The billionaire founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, has given away his company. It’s now owned by a trust, who will ensure that all the business’s profits will now go towards saving the environment and fighting climate change. In a statement released on Wednesday, which can be read on Patagonia’s website, Chouinard wrote that ‘Earth is now our only shareholder,’ and went on to add that ‘Instead of “going public,” you could say we’re “going purpose.”’
More and more firms are going green nowadays, and doing their bit to look after the planet. Earlier this year, for example, Tesco announced that it had removed one and a half billion pieces of plastic from its business, including bags, cutlery, and straws. So far no other businesses have gone as far as Patagonia, but hopefully others will follow in their footsteps.
Our image of the week is a poignant shot of King Charles III, Prince William and Prince Harry as they walked behind Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin, a scene reminiscent of when they followed their mother Princess Diana’s coffin, 25 years ago.