Its not easy being green

As Kermit the frog famously sung, it’s just not that easy being green, a theme which under-pinned Team Green‘s presentation this week.

With two members abandoning ship and another two missing in action it was down to just four.
Expectations were high, Team Red had been themed, Team White had been chumped, so understandably, the boys were a little concerned. As their hero Kermit wisely advised, “people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water-or stars in the sky”.

With a little encouragement from Mike it was time.

Taking a little of inspiration from Tony Robbins to unleash the power within, George motivated us all about Managed Network Services and how we can challenge the brief to deliver our clients a great result. All you need to do is hallucinate about small Indian men smoking pipes and asses (the donkey-kind) – no wonder that no-one had come up with the answer beforehand: genius work.

Next Jamie made his 3×3 debut mobilizing Telstra Be Involved. There were challenges and a lot of testing but in the end the guys delivered a slick solution to get everyone involved in Telstra’s sponsorships while they are on the move. Well done

Question: What do Jeeps, Jets, Jacuzzis and…..Jeff have in common?
Answer: A summer shared with Coke.
Don’t be fooled by those sunny skies, summer hasn’t officially started…… but it will next week. Coke Summer kicks off next week and Jeff showed us the new promotional site, “Share the Summer” – great prizes, video and a spinning Coke bottle with the ability to hypnotize, it was looking ready to go.
All you need to do is buy a coke, find the GPS tracker and be prepared to be ambushed by an army of ninjas with a handicam.
……..Shame about the birds.

Next, unleashing his inner homeboy Matt B gave a fly presentation on the world of Street Art, and can advertising roll.
In a world where Banksy is god, its all about letting the gang do what they want with your brand. Props to Disney who let New York graffiti artists loose with Mickey Mouse. Not so, Sony PSP who tried to stencil their way to cred.
Word.

Once was not enough for Jamie who came back for a second helping. A journey into the world of dairy according to Sour Sally, Honda – where every problem is a playground and the infinite world of Orange showcased some awesome examples of illustration and site navigation techniques to get us a little more interested in what brands want us to see.

After such a great effort, it was becoming clear that “green is all there is to be” and it was time to present the RGB award.

The RGB award this week (Really Great Beginning) went to our new agency concierge Maria. Two weeks in and she is doing a fab job of helping us out, feeding us and keeping our visitors happy. Nice one.

Then time for the 6 min pitch, this week teams needed to imagine what their digital day would be like in 3 years time. There were 42 DPI WOW swords, real life LOL cats, life blogs, how to catch a crook on the commute home and a general consensus that we will all work for Google.
But in a demonstration of triumph over adversity (& for the 2nd week in a row) Team Green stole the show with a realistic view of a digital day coupled with some priceless sound effects & moves from Jeff & Matt.

So in a final word from Team Green’s hero – Kermit:
“It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
Wonder, I am green and it’ll do fine, it’s beautiful!
And I think it’s what I want to be”

Boys, Miss Piggy would have been proud.

Rach.

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