January 12, 2016
At Livity, for many years on a Monday morning at 9.45am we’ve started the week with the unimaginatively named, but very dear to our hearts, ‘To Do’ meeting. We tried to rename it a number of times, but To Do just stuck. It’s the one time of the week when we all gather together, to update, inspire, collaborate or just simply share and be together. Our Leadership Team take turns in hosting and today’s To Do was my turn, the first of 2016. I’m passionate about and love the Monday To Do – it’s an important part of our culture and who we are.
January 20, 2016
When I first heard from my headteacher that I would be coming to Livity/Live, I was not happy at all. I carried that disappointment with me all week up until the day I first came to the office, where I sat at the table, headphones in and screwed up face whilst being told what I would be doing with my time here.
December 14, 2015
Paint Livity is a competition that offered a career defining opportunity to an emerging artist, inviting them to reimagine the walls of Livity.
The winner, Reece Thompson was awarded £500, mentored by renowned graffiti artist Josh Stika, and received 50 A3 prints to sell.
The 8 runners up were handpicked by Livity, and shortlisted from a long list of submissions. The runners up were: Corey Cummings, Sophia Pistofidou, Ed Moreton, Rachael Reed, Samme Snow, Rafail Kokkinos, Clara Baccau and Jake Attewell. All had the opportunity to showcase their work in an exhibition at Livity.
The winner, Reece Thompson, gave us a few words about the meaning behind his mural.
October 9, 2015
Monday morning. A lot of hellos, a lot of new names and a lot to remember; and not just the front door code. There seemed to be so much to learn; it might just have been week one wobbles but it seemed like too much. It’s short sighted, but knowing things would change didn’t make it any better. More hellos and names to fail to remember as I met the national somewhereto_ team. Their passion for the work they do was amazing to experience, but it couldn’t help me feeling the same; what was I supposed to be doing? I was feeling totally uncertain.
July 20, 2015
At nineteen, I remember thinking I would retire a millionaire by the time I was thirty, which seemed very old, very far away and very achievable. Today I turn thirty-nine and I guess I missed that deadline.
Twenty years ago, almost to the day, I started out on my entrepreneurial adventures by putting on a rave in a car park in Battersea. Since then, I have spent my whole life earning, learning, loving, living and running my own businesses.
Along the way, I am proud to have supported, mentored and scared off hundreds of other young people seeking to start up. However, if I had the chance to give my own nineteen-year-old self some advice, this would be my top five of what I know now, that I wish I knew then.
July 3, 2015
Last Friday the US Supreme Court gave a 5-4 ruling that the constitution grants the right to same-sex marriage. This means that gay marriage has gone from being legal in 37 states to all 50. The ruling was met with much jubilation with Barack Obama commenting that it is a victory for America.
April 30, 2015
On the eve of Livity’s 14th birthday Sam Conniff, Livity Chairman, shares an update on the wonderful work of our South African offices.
March 11, 2015
Last week Time Out London claimed that, due to the size of its media and advertising industry population, ‘North London is a micro-nation of 40-year-old man-children in New Balance trainers who think they’re edgy because they once took half a pill while listening to the Happy Mondays.’
No matter how much you believe north London suffers from this particular affliction, we can all recognise the stereotype of the ageing media professional who clings onto some sense of youthful relevance and energy well into his or her middle age. Many of us can probably identify, and have moments when we wonder if it’s time to reluctantly replace our Air Max with some grown up work shoes. I’m positive that most of us sometimes wonder when we’ll properly grow up.
February 11, 2015
Before my placement at Livity, I was that girl who wouldn’t put her hand up in class because she wasn’t 100% sure whether her contribution would be useful. I didn’t think that I would be able to articulate myself in a way that others would understand, along with many other false conceptions of myself…..
Having grown up in a neighbourhood that was always in the news for gun and knife crime, I knew that I never wanted to be a product of my environment. I wanted to get out of my situation and help others like myself who didn’t believe they could…but didn’t believe there was a company out there that truly wanted to do be doing the same thing. I had read up on Livity and must admit that I was quite sceptical because of the mind-set I grew up with.
February 4, 2015
Since joining Livity just over a year ago as a Producer/Director making video content for some really brilliant campaigns, there’s one thing that has really been brought to the forefront of my mind, and that’s the beauty of life-long learning.