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Blockchain has become a buzzword over the past year, with more and more major companies discovering what it is and how they can use this new technology to their benefit. Our team has always encouraged clients to experiment with new and innovative technology, which is why we’re proud to announce the team are working with Heritage, a project created within A3, the Silicon Valley outpost of Airbus.

When the A3 team approached us with the Heritage project, a blockchain-enabled donation platform, we were more than excited! Our team members have investments in cryptocurrency like Ethereum and Bitcoin, as we sincerely believe blockchain has the potential to impact the world through decentralization, smart-contracts, security and transparency. Heritage is just the beginning of the ways blockchain can be used for social good.

The Heritage project is focused on assisting charities and nonprofits onboarding blockchain to allow for a more secure, efficient, and transparent donation process. Dynamo was brought on to support the Heritage team with media relations, event support, and partnership development. The account is being managed by Dynamo’s San Francisco team, which has experience leading projects related to robotics, wearables, AI and has a keen interest in blockchain technology.

Naresh Shah, COO of A3, commented: “We’re looking forward to working with Dynamo as A3 enters this new space. We rely on great partnerships and Dynamo’s expertise in emerging industries will be a great asset as we continue to push boundaries in the blockchain industry and tech industry overall.”

What excites us about Heritage is the potential it has to make an impact. Our team believes in the potential of blockchain technology, and we are eager to apply our expertise in guiding the project to success.

The team will also help support Heritage on collaborations with other projects within the blockchain space as they continue to develop the donation platform. We’re very excited about the great work the Heritage team is doing and look forward to continuing to support as they use this nascent technology for good!

 

Nick Morey
Nick Morey
Categories: Blockchain, Client, Global, Wins

Are we living in the Matrix? Elon Musk, pre-Twitter libel and SEC fines, pondered this question earlier this year. “The chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation is one in billions” he explained. So if we are living in a simulated reality, which company would have made it so? Step in Improbable and their SpatialOS technology – so convincing that Wired claimed: “If we’re living in a simulation, this company probably created it.”

There are few hotter companies in London or the UK, or in fact Europe. Make that The World. Indeed, Improbable recently won the Evening Standard’s ‘Tech Company of the Year’ for their work on simulation with SpatialOS, their cloud-based platform for game development. So we’re genuinely ‘thrilled’ (in a real way, not a press release hyperbole or simulation-based way) to announce Improbable as a client.

Dynamo is assisting Improbable on strategic communications and news announcements to promote their SpatialOS platform for game developers. Using SpatialOS, game designers are able to go beyond the design limitations of traditional server architectures to build the next generation of online games. Building new kinds of gaming experiences with massive worlds, limitless players and rich simulation game mechanics.

Daniel Griffiths, Head of Communications, Improbable, explains:

“Dynamo impressed us with their understanding of our vision for video games and our mission. We are looking forward to working with them as we communicate the value of SpatialOS as the natural choice for developers building the next generation of online multiplayer games.”

Paul Cockerton, co-CEO, Dynamo PR:

“We’re delighted to be working with Improbable, one of the most exciting British technology companies out there. Our experience in, and love for, gaming, platform OS and community management industries provides us with the perfect base to assist Improbable with the promotion of SpatialOS.”

The team will also help with events, having worked with the Improbable PR team to support events including GDC, E3 and GamesCom. It’s a very exciting win for Dynamo which brings in our team’s gaming and tech experience… whether this is real life or if we’re living in a PR simulation!

Paul Cockerton
Paul Cockerton
Categories: Gaming, Global, VR, Wins

Last week, Dynamo was in attendance at the PR Week Best Places To Work Awards. We were honoured to be presented with a Silver in our category. It’s a huge achievement for us and a wonderful reward for all the hard work done by the management to ensure that Dynamo continues to be recognised by our industry in such a way.

I joined Dynamo 5 months ago and this award comes as no surprise. I know it’s not an original opinion to think that you work at a great company, as a great man once said “Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home.” In my case, I think it’s true.

From my first day I was welcomed and made feel part of the team. We’re a small group but we get on fabulously. You can see that the principles of the company are reflected in the people that work in its offices. The reason we come in every day is to deliver great work to great clients. It makes our jobs a lot easier knowing that we’ll be surrounded by like-minded people who share our goals and passions.

We’re in the middle of a recruitment drive right now and we’ve been meeting so many really great candidates but the thing that we always come back to is “…are they a good fit for Dynamo?” It’s a difficult question to answer but they’ve been pretty good at answering it so far.

Even the way we do recruitment (check out our post on Blind Recruitment) here looks to change the way the industry hires people. To look beyond the qualification (or lack of, it doesn’t matter) and find the person that has what it takes to add something to our team.

So if you’re reading this, maybe your researching our company before an interview or just interested in working at one of London’s Best Places To Work then know that working here is a real treat. Joining this company was one of the best decisions I’ve made and we can’t wait to hear about what you can bring to Dynamo.

*I went the whole way through and didn’t even mention the Friday Treat, Dynamo Does, unlimited holidays, Don Draper Clause, Karaoke and Bowling nights, yearly bonus, share-options, Disrupt Dynamo away days, pension scheme and Evil Santa!

We’re beyond happy that our work late last year to help our VR client Pimax fund over $4million has picked up multiple awards at last night’s #In2Sabre awards ceremony, put on by The Holmes Report.

At the event held in New York, PR companies vied for trophies in categories ranging from innovation in PR, through to employee engagement.

Dynamo was shortlisted for four categories, and by the end of the night we had won three! We picked up awards for best Technology, best Lean Marketing, and best Crowdfunding / crowdsourcing campaigns.

If you’ve a consumer tech product you’re thinking of crowdfunding, do get in touch

 

We are so excited to announce that we’re now working with British bag and accessories brand, KNOMO, to lead the business’ ongoing media relations going into 2017. Designed to cater to the workers of the future who are increasingly carrying out their day jobs on the move, KNOMO has pioneered a stylish ecosystem of bags and accessories that perfectly blends technology and fashion.

Kicking off with the announcement of KNOMO’s £3 million funding round, Dynamo will be continuing media relations for consumer and fashion audiences, with a digital and technology focus. Here’s what Howard Harrison, the CEO at KNOMO, had to say:

“Dynamo, with their proven experience in the consumer sector and technology expertise were the clear choice as we came to select an agency. Their team, as an extension of our own, will help us to take KNOMO to the next level of awareness in fashion and consumer tech industries.”

The KNOMO team will be led by Erin Rigby, Senior Account Manager here at Dynamo. She added, “KNOMO is leading the way in creating accessories for the workers of the future. They are not only making an impact here in London but across the pond in the US now. We’re pleased to be working with KNOMO at such an exciting time for them”.

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming KNOMO features!

Dynamo Team
Dynamo Team
Categories: Client, Wins

We’re delighted to learn today that Dynamo UK has been picked as one of Europe’s top creative PR consultancies by the venerable Holmes Report. The judges state:

“Dynamo emerged last year to take third spot in the Holmes Report’s Global Creative Index ranking, thanks to an impressive awards haul for such clients as M3D and 3Doodler. Much of that is down to the agency’s sophisticated understanding of crowdfunding.”

We’re delighted to be recognised again for our creativity, something that’s been showing through yet again for our campaigns with clients such as Nvidia and Attraction Tix.

We’re looking forward to the awards ceremony on May 25th where we’ll find out whether we’ve picked up gold!

Paul Cockerton
Paul Cockerton

It’s been an incredible and fun year at Dynamo PR.

Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve been up to over the last 12 months…

We hosted the world’s first micro-pig picnic this summer for Yelp

On the theme of animals, Bathrooms.com launched a nationwide search for a duckling bath tester:

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We raised more than $20 million for 40 crowdfunding projects, including Neeo’s smart remote smashing $1.5m on Kickstarter earlier this year:

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AttractionTix.co.uk answered the question for you CanIBringMySelfiestick.com:

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Will, Alexis and Alesha took to the red carpet to launch the Electric Jukebox at BAFTA:

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And to top it off, we climbed Everest with NVIDA showcasing their GeForce technology at an intimate virtual reality event:

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Fancy being in our round up next year? Just drop us a line and who knows what could happen.

Ellen Powell-Chandler
Ellen Powell-Chandler

We’re delighted to announce our latest client, Canonical. We’ll be working with them to bring Ubuntu, one of the biggest names in open source software, to a wider audience.

The leading OS for PC, tablet, phone and cloud, Ubuntu’s open source software platform is used in consumer and B2B areas. Often used as an alternative operating system to Windows or Mac, Ubuntu is the world’s most popular open source OS for both development and deployment, from the data centre to the cloud.

Dynamo will advise on events and opportunities that highlight Ubuntu’s many use cases to a consumer audience and focus on expanding awareness of the number of different platforms it runs on.

Caroline Tarbett, PR and AR Manager at Canonical, said:
“We picked Dynamo because they nailed our brief, understood our challenges and most closely match us in terms of culture and outlook. We have a huge opportunity to bring the Ubuntu brand to a broader community of consumers and Dynamo is the agency best suited to help us achieve this.”

Paul Cockerton
Paul Cockerton