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A new age traveller’s tale

June 1st, 2012   By   Filed Under: Candidates, Digital, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

One of our candidates called Gary Knox who we placed in his last role has decided to do it alone, not in the marketing but around the world. This is in a different way to how you can imagine, because it isn’t he who decides his direction or which countries he visits, it is you! (more…)

How to get the most out of your employees through Interior Design

March 14th, 2012   By   Filed Under: Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful, Uncategorized

So, the other day, I was browsing the inter-web, trying to find some ideas for our office revamp. And, luckily enough, one of my digital idols just so happens to have made a video on how to enure you have the most coolest and creative office in the world. If you’ve not heard of Alex Bragg, allow me to introduce you: Mr Bragg is the creator of BajillionHits.Biz, a widely celebrated multi-platform social media lifestyle experience. Or, to put it simply, he’s the Dalai Lama of the social media space. Naturally, he’s close personal friends with The Zuck (or Mark Zuckerberg to those who aren’t in his inner-circle) and Big Cash (Pete Cashmore) and has won 2 Webbys, so you know he’s legit. Alex is a curator, a strategizer, a blogger, a paradigm-shifter, an innovator, a community-builder and a bespeckled dream-boat. Now we can add creative raw workspace loft visionist to the list. Boom.

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Time to Tweet

November 28th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Digital, Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

11.11.11 was always going to blow the tweetosphere into oblivion, but Miguel Rios has captured the magical moment (or should I say moments) in a geographic spin of the volume of tweets moving across the globe like a pulse, first at 11:11am local time and again at 11:11pm. The size of the 1 represents the volume of tweets from that location at that time. I think this is a fascinating example of the prevalence of social media across the globe and the increasingly important role it plays in communication. (more…)

Dylan scoops “Best Recruitment Website” Award!

November 24th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

It has been award season in the recruitment world and following our recent success in the “Best Small Recruitment Agency” award at the National Online Recruitment Awards we are thrilled to have struck gold again, this time scooping the “Best Recruitment Website” award at last night’s Marketing and Advertising Recruitment Awards.

The website is designed to make finding your next job as easy as possible. Sign up for a My Dylan account and let Dylan do the searching for you, it will learn what you are looking for and start suggesting jobs for you! We also hope the website lets you get to know us, the consultants, much better. We ask a lot of questions of our candidates and clients so we get to know everyone really well, it allows us to make the right talent matches. With that in mind, we think it’s only fair to let you know more about us too!

We hope you like the website too. Please have a look around, we’d love to know what you think.

THE MALEVOLENT MOUSTACHIERS

November 21st, 2011   By   Filed Under: Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

Boys and Girls, we are in the thick of Movember, quite literally! After last years huge success we were chomping at the bit to donate our top lips for a ridiculous look…all in the name of chari-dee! But what a worthwhile cause it is. Prostate Cancer affects thousands of men in the UK and the awareness generated by Movember is growing each year. You might have seen the likes of Gary Linekar and the MOTD boys sporting some rather dodgy facial hair but, rather than simply let our taches raise awareness, the boys at Dylan decided to go the extra yard and, through a partnership with the Wilkinson Sword Men UK facebook page, we decided to showcase characters inspired by said top lip ticklers. What you’re about to see is an homage to Pilots, Cowboys & Mexican wrestlers, amongst other creations. You can keep up to date on the Dylan Mo-Team’s progress on their Movember page and even make a donation to the team for this fan-tache-tic cause!

The Wilderness Downtown

November 16th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Digital, Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

Ok, so I know I’m a little slow off the mark with this one but, having recently taken part on a day’s coding course, I have a new-found respect for the art of the website. And it couldn’t be more arty than with this little stunner – http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/ – an enchantingly beautiful fusion of Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait” and Google Chrome’s diverse capabilities. (more…)

Go Beyond The Cover

November 14th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Digital, Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

For my latest post, I wanted to share a piece of work that is completely and utterly brilliant. Produced by an agency in Montreal called Tuxedo for Dermablend Professional, the advert is entitled ‘How do you judge a book’ and features Rico Genest who you would probably know as Zombie Boy from Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ video.

Why do I think this is amazing? Well, you just can’t help but watch it. Several times over. It is such a simple concept with a rather beautiful underlying message and it is brilliantly shot. And what better way to demonstrate just how good the product is?! Rico is unrecognisable as ‘Zombie boy’ at the start of the video and there is a massive shock when the makeup starts to come away.

I’m not the only person that is completely intrigued and amazed by this advert; the original video was launched on Youtube on October 11th and within 24 hours had received 500,000 hits. One month later this figure is sitting at over 4 million and still increasing.

If you haven’t already seen it, enjoy. If you have, watch again. You’ll be as amazed as you were the first time.

What An Idea, Teacher!

November 1st, 2011   By   Filed Under: Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

Richa Arora, Experiential and Events Junior Consultant, talks about the power of education by making it fun, immersive, creative and interesting!

Winter, 2010 – As my internship at Dylan was drawing to a close, I decided to earn a few extra pre-Christmas pounds by teaching students who took GCSE and A-levels in Science and Mathematics during after work hours (I am geeky, yes!) . I loved it, purely because it is a very fulfilling profession. The thought of imparting knowledge is very satisfying and, most of the time, it’s not one-way. I learnt so much myself while in the process of teaching these really bright kids. (more…)

Part Time Rock Star

October 26th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

If you have visited the Meet The Team pages of our website and the consultants’ own profile pages, you’ll have seen that we like to show you a bit more about us as individuals with personalities than the average website. So, whilst a little embarrassed, if you are watching the video (I’m on the left) then this is me living our values and sharing with you, whether you like it or not, a bit more about me outside of the office. It also explains why I am only a Part Time Rockstar…and that is being generous!

“Why are you embarrassed?” I cannot hear you cry. Well, it’s not Wembley Stadium (it’s my Uncle’s warehouse) and it is not vintage guitar skills (it’s average “make lots of noise to cover up for a lack of” skills). It’s a short video of a practice session for playing at my sister’s wedding earlier this year and, yes, I Bet you Look Good On The Dance Floor is a very suitable song for a wedding reception. I should point out that this wasn’t their first dance, they sensibly kept that to a pre-recorded love song! The other two wannabe rock stars are my brother (guitar, right) and uncle (vocals).

If Only All Parking Wardens Were Like This…

September 27th, 2011   By   Filed Under: Everyone, Interesting, Weird and Wonderful

I have a scooter and a car and I contribute literally hundreds of pounds a year to councils and tow companies as I over run on the meter, forgetting to top up the bike parking for the week (Westminster council even charge you to park your scooter) and park on the wrong side of the wrong line now and again. So you can imagine the relationship that I have with parking wardens. So it is with slight unease that I watched this recent advert by Saatchi & Saatchi and found myself smiling. I put it down to the music, there’s no way a parking warden will ever make me break a smile.