Abi assists the whole of Bell Pottinger Wired but her main focus is supporting the social media team. She works on content creation and implementation for a wide variety of our clients and is involved in the day-to-day running of their social media strategy and online communities. Abi also has an eye for design and can also turn her hand to a bit of video editing!
True or False: Abi had trials for the Arsenal under 16 Ladies team and got offered a place but turned it down because “I’m a West Ham fan”…
Definition: An image that is shared by one individual to another via the internet and adapted and edited to create a similar image.
Surprisingly, memes aren’t anything new, they have been around for a while but in the last couple of years they have really taken off. For example, take 2012 and the unforgettable summer of sports. Super Saturday saw Jessica Ennis sprint to Gold in the heptathlon; Greg Rutherford jump to Gold in the long jump; and Mo Farrah run for Gold in the 10,000m. His dramatic reaction as he crossed the finishing line became one of my favourite memes of all time. Below are a few more that I hope you’ll enjoy…
Mo Farrah Running Away from Things…
British graphic designer Luke Harvey created a single topic blog titled Mo Farah Running Away From Things, initially posting an image of Farah’s race-winning reaction photo-shopped over a scene from the 1993 action film Jurassic Park. Over the next few days, more and more images of Mo running away from things popped up all over the internet, including these beauties.
Another one of my favourites has to be Dangling Boris. It spawned from a photograph of London Mayor Boris Johnson stuck in the mid-air on a zip line during a public appearance at an event in Victoria Park, resulting in images like this…
Finally I have to mention ermahgerd, a lisped pronunciation of “oh my god”. To me, this has to be one of the best memes ever created, and to think it all started from a picture of a girl holding Goosebumps books. Yes that’s right, ermahgerd all started from this…
It has now been used on so many images of people and animals expressing a similar expression to the image that started it all, like this one of a dog. I’ve even created my own Pinterest board in homage to the wonders of this brilliant meme. Enjoy!
We’re proud to have won and been nominated for the following awards in 2013:
& Best Agency
Best Use of Digital
Young PR Professional of the Year &
Best Use of Video,
Best Use of Digital for Internal Comms &
Best Digital Team