There is not much left to say and my tea has almost run dry. The report I’m doing for my uni project is entering its final stages and it will be time to move on and find something else to get involved in.
and it all started with a box full of mugs, teas and a cheque for £100. The day I dragged that box home I could feel an intense weight. I put it down on the pavement to rest my arms, but they were still heavy. Only recently has the weight been lifted and I walk into the distance, the mugs now chipped.
As I fade out, a soft sound can be heard. Like a ghost whispering from the woodwork. Oo, it said.
So, Typhoo may be doing this social video competition again. Rules may change and the current entries will become retro relics. When entering the competition I visited a local top-secret Liverpool shrine and asked the Typhoo Guru for help to get me far. I managed to get him to dish out ten top tips for the new generation of Typhoo Social Video entrants. Meet… the Typhoo Guru!
Hallo! I am the Typhoo Guru and here are my words of wisdom, just for you. I’d ask you to come closer and whisper them into your ears, but you can’t get through, you just can’t reach me. After all this is just a screen. Continue reading →
With the Typhoo UniversiTEA Challenge over, I feel I should share the rival videos I faced in the event. I like the word rival, to fight against someone but without the malice. Everyone needs a rival in life, I’m sure it’s what gets people somewhere in life. Now the show is over I need to look for some other people to compete against. I’m sure there is someone out there ready and waiting to try and outdo me on every level while I do the same. It’s almost like looking for love…
A couple of questions have popped up during this competition. One wonders if this will be on TV. No. The other asks how the winners gets decided. I don’t know really. But I’ve decided to do some speculation on how they may pick the winner. Grab that cup of tea and settle down for some small discussion on views, likes, briefs and quality. And not the underwear briefs.
As one post leaves the front page, another takes its place. With the competition still going, it feels right to have the Typhoo Social Video grace the top spot one more time. View the video and give it a like to help make it come out on top. Share it around and give everyone the oos! You can also vote by liking this link: https://www.facebook.com/TyphooTea, and my video is number 3: Going Tea Total For The Oo!
It has been a long month or so of planning, filming, editing, promoting and drinking tea. The results are near… I can feel the butterflies I keep in my body fluttering wildly in anticipation. They just won’t stop, as if they’ve been absorbing all the caffeine I’ve been drinking.
I ended up with a video on teetotalism and happy dancing Typhoo people trying to welcome in the outside world. It works to a degree which is great, especially due to all the problems on the run up to filming, but before then I had other things floating around my mind. In fact, the original concept I submitted to Typhoo changed when I received suggestions on how to take it further. Here are five of the other ideas I was thinking of going with and why they didn’t make it to the other side. Just in a plastic bin. Continue reading →
And now, the Press Release. It provides some context to what’s actually going on here.
Typhoo UniversiTEA Challenge Press Release
Merseyside based Typhoo Tea Ltd have teamed up with Liverpool John
Moores University for an exclusive social media project. Students from the
Liverpool Screen School were given the opportunity to create online videos for
the tea company’s digital marketing campaign as part of the Typhoo
UniversiTEA Challenge. Continue reading →