Adios 2017...

By Tom,

December 2017

Whoosh, there goes another year. Amazing how fast they fly by these days. I thought I'd sign off the year with a quick post with some highlights, our annual Christmas film and those all important opening times.

We'll be closing the doors of the studio at 12pm on Wednesday 20th December, and will be back ready to start 2018 with a bang at 8:30am on Tuesday 2nd January.

12 Days, Toward style

In line with tradition, today we launch the 2017 Toward Christmas video. We don't really know how this ended up being 'a thing', but from the tweets and emails enquiring about the next video, to the team discussions about how we're going to one-up ourselves, it's well and truly ingrained in our culture. In fact we've finally put all our past videos in one handy place for your enjoyment!

Thing is, it's a fair bit of pressure. No one wants to be part of the awkward 2nd (or 10th) album (or video). And, it takes time. Which is fine when you're winding down before Christmas, but this year has been crazy busy, right up to the last couple of days.

So, with ½ a days planning, ½ a days filming and a couple of evenings of editing under our belt, we're delighted to introduce the Toward version of 12 Days of Christmas. As always, a huge thank you to our amazing team for doing things many wouldn't, all in aid of our agency.

Enjoy! 🎄

The best bits

In a year that may be remembered as a bit of a shocker politically, socially and for Welsh rugby, we've had quite a few good moments. Here's a couple:

💭 Thinking bigger!

2017 marked our 15th year in business—although to us, it feels like we're just getting started. We spent the early part of the year reflecting on what we are as an agency, and what we want to be. That resulted in us totally rethinking our brand identity and website to fit better with the current and future Toward.

👋 Welcome!

We welcomed three new members team this year—Beth, Naima and Gemma.

🚀 Launched!

We launched some awesome brands, websites and campaigns for some amazing clients this year. From cool tech companies, to equally cool ice cream brands. Slick VC firms, re-engerised industrial brands, companies on the move and many more that we can't talk about quite yet.

The Toward team 2017

So, to end—2017, you've been great. You'll be remembered fondly. But, Adios!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our friends, clients, partners and colleagues. See you soon.


The Toward Team