Yearly Archives: 2013

This Week We Have Been . . .

…wishing it could be Christmas every day! This week, our office lunchtime hotspot 5@10 treated us to a three course Christmas dinner, starting with spiced parsnip and apple soup, followed by a full on turkey dinner, and finishing with mince pies and pudding. Decked out with Christmas crackers, party hats and poppers, we are all well and truly in the Christmas spirit. Four days and counting!! Read more…

KICK-ASS COMIC CANV-ASS

As part of our work on the home entertainment release of badass action blockbuster, Kick-Ass 2, the Fever team donned face masks and took on superhero aliases at the Kick-Ass Comic Canv-Ass event last Saturday. Read more…

This Week We Have Been

…Reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and feeling incredibly mesmerised by the strange and surprising mix of queasy-documentary style descriptions of American’s landscapes mixed with dark myths and fantasy. Read more…

Fever get into the Christmas Jumper Spirit

Today Fever are donning their best Christmas jumpers and taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Read more…

Lights, Cameras, NBG Christmas Party!

Last night, Fever got festive with a sparkling and super glam Christmas party… Read more…

Fever scrambles into Minion madness

Here at Fever, we’ve been delving in Minion madness, as we looked after the DVD and Blu-ray release of animated adventure Despicable Me 2. Read more…

This Week We Have Been . . .

…feasting at one of London’s hottest new restaurants, The Berners Tavern in The London Edition. A simply stunning setting with eye-wateringly high ceilings with sparkling chandeliers and walls covered in artwork – the service and food also lived up to expectations. Jason Atherton’s latest outpost, the menu was full of treats to choose from and the deconstructed version of ham, eggs and peas was one of our favs. We’d strongly recommend you get yourself a reservation for the New Year… Read more…

A launch to remember: PS4 #4ThePlayers

Following on from the redesign of the Oxo Tower to mark the arrival of the PS4 in the US, the time had come to launch the highly anticipated PlayStation in Europe. And what a week it was… Read more…

Celeb Heaven at the British Fashion Awards

One very lucky member of Team Fever lived every girl’s dream last night at the British Fashion Awards. Read more…

This Week We Have Been….

… getting festive with our Nelson Bostock Group Christmas cards which will be winging their way out over the next week. Lucky recipients will be invited to decorate their own Christmas baubles and share their pic on twitter via #paintmybaubles. We’ve been getting into practice in the office. Read more…

This Week We Have Been . . .

…getting in touch with our inner geek as code club reboots to help build a better understanding of the wonderful world of computing. The digital team in Things With Wings and a few brave souls in Fever took it upon themselves to take a closer look at how the internet, servers and browsers really work as well signing up at the brilliant Code Academy, be on the lookout for some ‘interesting’ new web developments coming out of Soho! Read more…

Canon prints Stylist in 24 hours

The Canon team scored some great coverage in this week’s very special edition of Stylist for the super sleek PIXMA printer. Read more…
Category: Fever Work, Team Fever

This Week We Have Been…

…sneaking into the hottest gig in town (literally, in the case of ticketless blagger and NBC Head of Media Matt Cowan) – The Reflektors at the Camden Roundhouse. Who were, of course, the peerless Arcade Fire in a not-very-good disguise, bringing their new disco flavoured masterpiece to the UK for two uber-intimate gigs. Needless to say, from Win Butler serenading queuing punters with his mariachi band to a glitter cannon powered Here Comes the Night Time, it was an unforgettably… Read more…

PLAYSTATION®4 ARRIVES…

The London skyline took on a brand new look last night, as the lettering on the OXO Tower’s iconic facade was replaced by the famous PlayStation® circle, cross, square and triangle symbols to mark the global launch of the new PlayStation®4. The activity has already attracted 14.3 million views on Twitter within the space of less than 24 hours. Read more…

Fever At The PRCA 2013 Awards!

It was the PRCA Awards last night and Fever and Nelson Bostock Group clients were up for a plethora of gongs. Lamb & Son (Larry and George), kicked off the compere proceedings with an amusing double act PR parody. Read more…

This Week We Have Been…

…coffee tasting at our local Nespresso branch in Regents Street. We tried a selection of the lungos from the Grand Crus selection so we now know our flowery aromas from our cereal ones. We’re not sure about the Caramelito flavoured coffee and think we’ll opt for a syrup instead when impressing our dinner guests. Still… they were free coffees so we may revisit before payday! Read more…

EE Team Celebrates A Year Of 4GEE!

Last Wednesday, mobile network EE celebrated its first birthday. What better way to mark the occasion than with a media party at Paramount, on the 31st floor of Centre Point. The iconic venue offers impressive views of the London skyline, the city where the UK’s first 4G network was launched back in October 2012. Read more…

Hanging Out With ‘Mr Chow’

This week, Fever’s entertainment team has been busy looking after one of the The Hangover Trilogy’s funniest stars, Ken Jeong AKA Mr Leslie Chow. Read more…

Beauty Extremes – Fever Launches Beauty School Cop Outs on MTV

Over the past couple of months, Fever’s entertainment team has been busy battling with bucket loads of shaving foam, piles of multicoloured wigs and countless ‘Collagen Boost’ cocktails, in the run up to the launch of MTV’s brand new reality show Beauty School Cop Outs. Read more…

This Week We Have Been . . .

…getting spaced out at a 3D preview screening of sci-fi blockbuster Gravity. This nerve-shredding film about a space mission gone wrong, had us on the edge of our seats and thankful to have our feet firmly on planet Earth. Don’t miss it when it hits cinemas Nov 7th! Read more…

When Hell is Full . . . The Dead Will Run Around East London

If a few of us are looking a little un-dead this morning, you might want to blame last night’s awesome Fever social… Read more…

Announcing The First UK 4G PAYG Plans With EE

The EE team was busy again last week announcing some exciting new plans for 4G network EE – including the UK’s first ever superfast 4G PAYG handset plans and ‘4GEE Extra’ – offering consumers access to double speed 4G and roaming benefits. Read more…

This Week We Have Been

… wishing we were off on holiday so we could have a good reading binge on the new Donna Tartt novel, The Goldfinch. This highly anticipated third novel from the cult author of The Secret History has had great reviews and is billed as a ‘triumph’ and ‘extraordinary work of fiction. We can’t wait to add it to our kindle and cram in as much reading on the tube as humanly possible! Read more…

Gaming Meets Hollywood . . . in Paris!

To mark the release of the much-anticipated PlayStation 3 game, BEYOND: Two Souls, the Fever team took a team of journalists over to Paris to catch up with the A-List stars of the game, Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe, have a chat with visionary director, David Cage, and check out the premiere which was arguably more fitting of a Hollywood blockbuster than a video game! Read more…

This Week We Have Been . . .

…feeling like a real foodie with all the amazing choices on our doorstep in Soho. And not just stopping at our lunch choices, we’re taking new culinary options home too – with Soho staples like our new favourite one-stop shop for all things Italian – Lina Stores. This beautiful deli stocks beautiful freshly made pasta (we loved the pumpkin and sage and can’t wait to try the recommended Nduja sausage variety), mouth-watering Italian cheeses and cured meats – amongst everything… Read more…

Canon captures the hidden treasures of Greenwich

Last week, the Canon UK team and 18 consumer tech and photography press spent a creative afternoon taking Canon’s new Autumn Collection range for a tour around the historical hidden treasures of Greenwich. Read more…

This Week We Have Been . . .

…gradually emerging, bleary eyed, from spending a fortnight in Los Santos and Blaine County. Yes, the chat in the bar last Friday was less about the latest cool nightspots in town or which cocktail bar to hit next, and more about how to steal aeroplanes, what colour parachute to buy, the best location to take an in-game selfie (yes really), and who could do the best impression of Weasel News. If you don’t know what any of that means, get… Read more…

Bad Bediquette

This week, Fever has been busy working on a news generation campaign from bed expert Dreams. A survey was commissioned into the nation’s bad habits in bed and revealed that snoring topped the list of infuriating habits and that threesomes are in (you, your partner and your teddy bear!). Coverage hit across the nationals including print (and online) in Daily Express, The Times, Daily Mail, The Sun Online and Daybreak, as well as regional print and radio. Read more…
Category: Fever Work, Team Fever

#Selfie Mania

When it comes to social trends here at Fever we follow them with a keen interest and on most occasions get involved ourselves! We got stuck into the photo planking craze, loved the yarn bombing phenomenon and not forgetting the extreme ironing fad. However the most recent craze we’re digging has to be the #Selfie! The self-portrait of the digital age swept the world hard back in 2012 and continues to reign in a royal fashion. Here at Fever it… Read more…

This Week We Have Been

…feasting on delicious food at River Cottage HQ. Tucked away on the Dorset/Devon border, River Cottage HQ – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s mastermind project – gives a dining experience like no other. We entered the tepee, with full open fire, for a homemade apple aperitif that’s so good we bought a couple of bottles, and gorgeous canapés, before moving to the barn’s deck for the alfresco 5 course meal. Just some of the delights we tasted included: beef and venison curry, Thai… Read more…

OSPREY LONDON in the press!

OSPREY LONDON is one of our favourite lifestyle and accessory brands here at Fever, and we’ve been working hard to shout about the eye-catching new collections for 2013.  Reaching out to top tier titles in the arena of fashion, consumer lifestyle and interiors, the media have been going mad for the stunning  Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter collections, including the colour-popping Harri handbag collection, limited-edition Ammonite Cufflinks, new season Oxblood and Marrakech collections, and the launch of the brands first sunglasses range… Read more…

This Week We Have Been…

…enjoying the Cornish seaside and sunsets! After a very long journey, one lucky Feverette got to enjoy a week’s staycation in Cornwall last week, spending the week walking across beautiful golden sands, hiking the coastal path and enjoying maybe a little too much Cornish Cider and cream teas! Read more…

This Week We Have Been . . .

…giving the lovely Caroline a true Fever-style send-off into married life with the hen do of all hen dos! The main aim of the night (getting Caroline suitably sloshed) was certainly achieved, thanks to awesome cocktails at Foundation Bar. We then partied the night away with some interestingly shaped props and lots of fun games! Here’s to the wedding, just 2 weeks today! Read more…

Welcome to 10 GPS

This week, Team Fever stepped inside our shiny new office in the heart of Soho. After over 13 years in Fever Towers in Bayswater, it’s been quite a change. Read more…

One small step for Toshiba, one giant leap for TV. . .

To mark the arrival of Toshiba’s 9 Series UHD televisions in the UK – capable of four times the detail of current Full HD televisions – we worked with a research company to find out more detail about the nation’s favourite historical TV moments. Read more…

Tablets, TVs and tourism in Berlin with Toshiba!

Each year, Berlin plays host to one of the world’s biggest technology fairs – IFA – and this year was no exception. The Fever team was there with Toshiba, on hand to help launch new its latest laptops, camcorders, TVs and the awesome Encore, Toshiba’s first Windows 8.1 tablet. Read more…

Taking on Fashion Week with the HTC One mini and David Koma

On Wednesday, the HTC UK team announced a brand new project with British fashion design wunderkind David Koma to create a very special edition of the HTC One mini. Having designed for the likes of Lady Gaga and Rihanna – and being behind some of the costumes for Beyonce’s Mrs Carter tour – this was the first time he’d been asked to apply his skills to non-clothing. Read more…

This Week We Have Been

… feeling nostalgic about leaving Bayswater. After 20 + years in W2, we’re finally on the move and whilst we’re super excited about our new W1 location, there have been a few misty eyes as we say goodbye to our current offices and environs. We’ve spent the week saying goodbye for our favourite lunch spots – Fresco, Arancina, Planet Organic. We’ve bid farewell to the local characters including the man who plays the double bass outside Bayswater tube and the… Read more…

Canon snaps the Olympic Park

Last week, the Canon UK team and 17 consumer tech and photography press spent a productive afternoon taking Canon’s new EOS 70D for a spin around the Olympic Park. Read more…

This Week We Have Been…

… celebrating the end of our Cup-winning 5-a-side season with the Atletico NBG Annual Awards and night out. After a few pints in the pub, we headed to a local Persian restaurant to eat our bodyweight in grilled meat, and to hand out the prestigious awards (such as the David Bentley Award For Best Dressed Player, and the Paulo Di Canio Award For Best Incitement Of Referees). Bring on next season! Read more…

Lights, Camera, Action! HTC Media Masterclass Captures a Fashion Moment

In the run up to the coveted catwalk month of September, and with the rising trend for using video apps such as Vine and Instagram Video at fashion events, we picked the perfect moment to create a ‘Moving Image Masterclass’ showcasing the premium camera and video capabilities of the HTC One Red. Teaming up with international fashion photographer Miss Aniela, we hosted an exclusive event for top lifestyle media and bloggers at the incredible MC Motors (home of recent music… Read more…

There Aint No Party Like An NBG Party!

This time last week, we were setting off on our annual Nelson Bostock Group summer off-site and it was definitely one to remember… During the afternoon we unleashed our competitive sides and embarked on a team-building scavenger hunt, courtesy of The Treasure Hunt Company. With our ‘survival kits’ in tow, we were set a variety of challenges from collecting sordid objects, naming obscure landmarks to capturing unsightly photos whilst hunting down some dubious looking characters along the way. Oh and… Read more…

Following The Footsteps of Tom Cruise in Iceland

To mark the home entertainment release of Universal Pictures’ sci-fi blockbuster OBLIVION, we took a team of journalists over to Iceland to follow in Tom Cruise’s footsteps and check out the stunning locations where it was filmed. The two-day Icelandic adventure was jam-packed with high octane activities, not one but four different modes of transport, and insight into the making of the film from the production company, True North. Read more…

Fever is going places . . .

Exciting times at Fever and we’re up to our neck in crates and bubble wrap because on Friday 6th September we are moving to our new offices in the centre of Soho. We will be conveniently located just up the road from the Sun and 13 Cantons (pub!) at Creston House, 10 Great Pulteney Street, London W1F 9NB Read more…

This Week We Have Been . . .

…trying out the latest London burger joints at Covent Garden’s new Shake Shack. The bar gets a massive thumbs up from us with its delicious burgers and great crinkle-cut fries, but make sure you top it off with a Concrete shake for an intense food coma! Read more…

Heralding change with HTC and Robert Downey Jr.

Last week, Nelson Bostock Group launched HTC’s new brand-building global advertising campaign ‘Here’s To Change’ that stars Hollywood royalty Robert Downey Jr.  The ad creative marries Robert Downey Jr.’s wit and charisma with HTC’s playful nature to instil the HTC brand name into consumers’ minds.  He takes consumers on a journey to show how HTC can be “whatever you want it to be”, using scenarios that bring to life imaginative word associations based on the letters of the brand name,… Read more…

Celebrating 10 Million PCs with Toshiba

It’s not every day you get to celebrate a significant milestone, so to celebrate Toshiba selling its 10 millionth PCs in the UK and Ireland, we sent some treats out to say thanks… Read more…

This Week We Have Been . . .

…loving Alpha Papa, the long-awaited Alan Partridge movie. When North Norfolk Digital is taken over by a ruthless corporation, one of its sacked DJs takes the radio station hostage – leaving Alan to save the day. Seeing AP on the big screen is a little odd, but it’s still got the same subtle humour as the TV shows – not to mention the ever-excellent Tim Key. Back of the net! Read more…

HTC One mini-break rocks

To showcase the new HTC One mini we wanted something a little more adventurous to go beyond the traditional product briefing.  Especially for lifestyle media we turned desk-siders into sea-siders taking media on a journey to discover the handset’s camera features in a scenic and interactive way with a secret mini-break experience. Read more…

This Week We Have Been . . .

…winning! Last Monday saw Atletico NBG, our agency football team, win the most prestigious 5-a-side cup West London has to offer, with a stonking 9-2 victory. The win crowned off a largely successful season, even if it was a miserable start! Read more…