Category: Fever Play

Entering the Crystal Maze

Anybody who thought cult ’90s gameshow ‘The Crystal Maze’ had been neglected in that weird VHS bin found in every Oxfam ever, only now discoverable by those who spend their precious lives watching too much Challenge TV, needs to know better. To kick off FY18, we headed to the rebuild of the whole show, dome and all, in an old office building in Zone One… The whole agency, in teams of eight, dashed through the zones taking it in turns… Read more…
Category: Fever Play

Fever’s Flutter for day two of the Cheltenham Festival

To celebrate we have got our resident experts, of which there are none, to give their tips for today’s seven races. Here are all the horses we’ve picked as winners. They may not win the race, but they are winners where it really counts: life. Race 1 – 1:30 – The Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle Fever’s Flutter: LiveLaughLove – 33/1 For today’s first race Account Executive Hannah has gone for LiveLaughLove based on the insight that she “lives, laughs… Read more…
Category: Fever Play, Team Fever

Celebrating funny ladies

This week was all about the lols when some of the Fever team headed over to KOKO for the final of the Funny Women Awards 2016. Sponsored by Benefit and in association with Refuge, the comedy competition encouraged donations throughout the night in aid of helping domestic violence victims. The night not only lived up to expectation when it comes to serving up some seriously funny females, but was also a huge celebration of the comedy industry and how far… Read more…
Category: Fever Play

Suicide Squad European premiere

A couple of weeks back we were spoilt with tickets to the Suicide Squad European premiere. The movie had come under some flack for being, well, not great, but we had our star spotting hats on none the less and walked the red carpet regardless (dodging blasts of flames because this is Hollywood and one does not simply walk a carpet anymore). The full cast of famous faces were in attendance, including model-turned actress Cara Delevingne, Aussie actress Margot Robbie,… Read more…
Category: Fever Play

Pokemon Go – 10 signs of addiction

People are getting out of bed at 11.15 because of a Squirtle (Simon at our office took himself off to Hammersmith in search of an elusive Onix that never showed). They’ve downloaded an app and changed their Apple ID so that Niantic thinks they live in Minnesota. They’re crashing their cars in search of animal monsters. It’s safe to say, the world has gone Poke-mad. We have a lot of gamers in the agency, and while we haven’t neglected our… Read more…

James Acaster “Reset” – Udderbelly Festival 2016

What connects a supermarket honey scam, the name Shaun (or Sean), and the witness protection act? Sadly, it’s not a regional news headline generator. It’s comedian James Acaster – four-time Edinburgh Fringe Comedy Award nominee. Let’s face it, it’s been a miserable week/month/year (delete as appropriate). And that’s just the weather. So, refusing to give up, we headed down to the Udderbelly Festival for some cheering up. In concept, the pop-up Southbank venue is clearly designed for summer – outside… Read more…
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Having a wonderful time at wonder.land

Last week saw two of Fever’s own don their culture caps and head down to The National Theatre for a modern day adventure into wonder.land – the ‘dot’ providing the crucial distinction between Lewis Carroll’s iconic story and the digital masterpiece we witnessed! An extraordinarily elegant combination of live theatre and digital technology, we can safely say that wonder.land is like no other stage production you will ever see. The performance follows heroine Aly, an inner-city teenager, in a coming-of-age… Read more…

Dry January? New year new you?

January got all up in our face a little too fast for our liking – how is it nearly February? – and yet here we are, wondering what this year will bring, and what can be done to improve on the last. New year’s resolutions need nurturing and, well, some hardcore determination. But are we fighting a losing battle? January hits us with the biggest sales, the most depressing day of the year AKA Blue Monday, non-existent funds from the… Read more…

eSports – Taking the UK by Storm

Last week a Minecraft Boris Johnson announced London Games Festival 2016 and the gamers of Fever couldn’t be more excited. It got us thinking about how gaming is becoming less ‘behind-closed doors’ and increasingly a part of mainstream culture. One off shoot of this is the rise of eSports, which is arguably set to take the world by storm over the next couple of years. eSports – or electronic sports – is the umbrella term for organised, competitive computer gaming,… Read more…

Feeling Fine Among the Feline – London Cat Village

They say a dog is a man’s best friend, we say, it’s all about dat cat. If you’re of the same persuasion, we strongly recommend you spend an hour at the London Cat Village – a couple of Fever girls did and they’ve been kitty cat crazy ever since. You’ve heard of cat cafes, but there is a whole village of feline friends on Rivington Street waiting for you to explore. You go in and after a quick pep-talk and… Read more…

Time to announce the #OfficeElfie winner

Each year we try to come up with something fun as a way to send festive greetings to our friends. And each year the pressure is on – What can we do to top last year? Will people enjoy it as much? How can we make sure it’s something people will want to talk about? After brainstorms that started back in June (we take Christmas very seriously) and lots of deliberating, we came up with #OfficeElfie. It’s everything you need… Read more…

Dear Santa…

Whether you love it or hate it (we LOVE it), there’s no getting away from the fact that Christmas is fast approaching. While belting out heart-wrenching renditions of ‘All I Want for Christmas’, we’ve been thinking about what we ACTUALLY want for Christmas. Let’s just say that we’re a bit more materialistic than Mariah! We’ve been thinking about what we want this year and what we longed for as children, get ready for some serious nostalgia… What was your dream… Read more…
Category: Fever Play, Team Fever

2015 at Fever

As we count down the days to a well-earned Christmas break of lazy mornings, Christmas movies, and far too much food, we thought there’s no better way to end than to look back at some of our 2015 highlights. It was such a busy year we couldn’t fit everything in, so here are our best bits! January We kicked off 2015 with our HTC Selfie Stylist campaign – remember when Alexis Knox, the world’s first Selfie Stylist taught us (and… Read more…

A Ms Marmite Lover Christmas dinner

Sadly for us, the people who think that all we PRs do is party and drink champagne are wrong (and probably watching wayyyyy too much Ab Fab). Having said that – it’s CHRRRRRISSSSSTTTTMAAAAAAAAS – the closest we get to having a taste of the Don Draper lifestyle. A 5-hour boozy lunch or dinner to celebrate the years achievements is technically part of the job, and we don’t have to feel the slightest bit guilty. To kick off our festive food-fest… Read more…

Living in a material world

Last week we were lucky (star) enough to be in the presence of royalty when we were got our hands on a pair of tickets to see the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna, courtesy of the lovely Sky PR team. On a world-wide tour of her latest album ‘Rebel Heart’, she graced the O2 stage for 2 nights and did not disappoint her London fans. In true Madonna fashion it was a BIG show with an underlying theme of religion… Read more…
Category: Fever Play

The Lady in the Van – A Feel Good Film

On a dreary Saturday afternoon we sought some cinematic sunshine courtesy of British institutions, Alan Bennett and Dame Maggie Smith. The Lady in the Van tells the true story of an eccentric ex-nun; Mary Shepherd who parked up in her battered Mimosa yellow van on Bennett’s driveway in Camden for 15 years. The film follows the highs and lows of Mary’s tempestuous relationship with Alan who initially sums her up as “bigoted, rank, rude”, but eventually comes round to reflect… Read more…

Fever Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE Kudos to Ikea as it has launched a range of unconventional soft toys faithfully created from designs hand-drawn by children. The store invited children around the world to send in their sketches of animals to be transformed into products and sold internationally with €1 from each toy sold going the annual Soft Toys for Education campaign. Ten winning designs were selected by imaginative youngsters, including a quizzical looking skunk by ten year old Olivia Wildman… Read more…

Fever Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE Making the boring interesting and everyone in Fever go ‘ahhhhhhh’, the Department of Work and Pensions monster ‘Workie’ launched onto our screens this week. Described as a striking physical embodiment of the workplace pension, Workie will be seen visiting people in all sorts of work environments over the coming months. We hope she pops in to Fever Towers for a cuddle. WHAT’S TRENDING We were all waiting for it – the Apple iOS 9.1 update… Read more…

Feeling Fancy at Swan Lake

Birmingham Royal Ballet has been touring the UK with its interpretation of arguably the most famous ballet of all time, Swan Lake, and last week we caught a performance at Sadler’s Wells. If like us your entire knowledge of ballet begins and ends with Black Swan, and you think Natalie Portman was, like, totally the best ballerina ever, think again. With themes of love, loss and betrayal, Swan Lake tells the story of Prince Siegfried and Odette, a princess who… Read more…

Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy

Last weekend, we went along to the brilliant artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s exhibition at the Royal Academy, thanks to the Fever Culture Vulture programme – a scheme we have which helps us all to get out and about, experiencing the events of this cool city we live and work in. Ai Wei Wei’s incredibly unique experience of suppression and what seems to have been a lifetime of conflict and tension with his homeland China has fed directly into his… Read more…

48 Hour Film Project

Last week some of us, joined by colleagues from our sister agency Things Unlimited, gave up our weekend to join dozens of amateur filmmakers to take part in The 48 Hour Film Project. The annual competition is a weekend in which teams test their stamina and creativity to make a movie, which they must write, shoot, and edit – all in just 48 hours. On the Friday night, teams drew a genre from a hat. They were then given a… Read more…
Category: Fever Play, Fever Work

Fever Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE Frozen food company McCain are working with foodie creatives The Robin Collective to create a roast potato pop-up next month. Called Sunday Best, the pop-up will offer gravy fountains, roast potato kebabs and roast dinner ice-cream ‘Sundays’. We don’t know about you, but in our opinion roasties aren’t just for Sundays, so we can’t wait to get stuck in! WHAT’S TRENDING This week Channel 4 launched a refresh of its branding. Yes that’s right, after… Read more…

Lest we Forget Ballet Review

Thanks to Culture Vulture, our programme that encourages Feverites to go to cultural events and exhibitions to inspire creative thinking, we headed to Sadler’s Wells last week for the return of the award-winning ballet, Lest We Forget. Debuting last year as part of the First World War commemorations at the Barbican, the English National Ballet returned with a trio of interpretations choreographed by some of the industry’s finest. The first, No Man’s Land, explores the effect of the war not… Read more…

Fever at the food fair

This week, we took the tube from Soho to Olympia for the Speciality & Fine Food Fair – a well-known event where the best artisan food companies show themselves off to the industry. With our stretchy pants on, we made our way round the various stands – trying sneaky samples of Maui & Sons’ Coconut Crisps (yum), Fentimans’ famous Ginger Beer (delicious), and Cawston Press’ Radiant Roots juice – a delicious powerhouse blend of apple juice, carrot juice, beetroot juice,… Read more…

Fever Friday Five

The morning commute into Soho can be a challenge: from grid-locked roads to overcrowded trains. A group of designers have come up with a handful of outlandish ideas to revamp the journey – from the LidoLine; a swimmable route along Regent’s Canal, to Skycycle; bike lanes suspended above railway lines. You can check out the full list here. We’d had enough of food and fashion when Lady Gaga shocked us with that meat-inspired dress. And although sausage rolls and satchels… Read more…

Fever Friday Five

Japanese-inspired LA lifestyle brand Tokidoki has partnered with Mattel to release a limited edition range of collector’s Barbies, and we love them! Developed as a way for Barbie to ‘express her creativity’, the alternative plastic icons feature pink or purple hair, tattoo sleeves and a range of elaborate body art. Befitting of any East London mantel piece if you ask us. Sales of Kilner jars are on the up, as everyone’s getting themselves in a pickle over preserves. With celebrity… Read more…

Heartbreak Hotel

On a stormy Thursday evening, some of the Fever gang went to check out the latest immersive theatre production from Managing Mayhem: ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. We did this as part of our Fever Culture Vulture programme – a Fever benefit which helps us all to get out and about, experiencing the events of this cool city we live and work in. ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ is a super-cool pop-up production on Greenwich Peninsula’s The Jetty (which was home, before, to ‘The Boy Who… Read more…

Living the DrEEm

At the weekend, some of the Fever team headed over to Wembley Stadium, connected by EE, to hear Ed Sheeran play his set and spend a great night in the company of some brilliant journalists from a range of national publications . We sadly weren’t there for the Friday when the legend that is Elton John graced the stage, but we certainly didn’t draw the short straw as on top of Ed we also got to see two incredible live… Read more…

Welcome to the Wingdom

Earlier this month saw the launch of Styx – a new pop-up bar, garden and theatre HQ located in what is tipped to be London’s next creative cultural hotspot, Tottenham! Previously an ambulance repair unit, STYX is fronted by The Mill Co. Project and RIFT Theatre and has the ambition to make the venue a multi-faceted creative factory-outlet of culture. The venue hosts up and coming theatre companies from across the world alongside offering tasty fried chicken bites courtesy of… Read more…

Fever vs. HintHunt

Locked in a small dark room with a series of clues and just 60 mins to escape – to some a living nightmare but to others (us included!), an hour of fun and a chance for Ex-Crystal Maze lovers to relive their childhood fantasies! Read more…

Sky Sports Ultimate Pub Quiz Returns

On Wednesday night we got our game faces on, headed to Waterloo and hosted the Sky Sports Ultimate Pub Quiz… Read more…

Fever’s Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE Last week activists Liberate Tate occupied Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall to complete an unauthorised 25 hour live art performance that was immediately erased. Time Piece, described as a textual intervention, saw the group cover the entire sloping floor of the hall with thousands of charcoaled words of warning about climate change in protest of BP’s sponsorship of the gallery. One participant said “we’re filling the Turbine Hall with a tide of ideas and narratives of… Read more…

Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE As Game of Thrones fans prepare themselves for the season finale to end all finales next week, HBO has allegedly dropped a bombshell to delight box-set bingers one and all. Two unlikely worlds are set to collide as it has been announced that Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston (Walter White) has been cast to feature in Season 6 of GoT! Although not in the original books, he will portray a mercenary hired to assassinate John Snow.… Read more…

Satire – still the best way to learn about the world?

Unmanageable stream of news from social media channels? No space on the tube to read your paper? Piers Morgan? No thanks! Sometimes the best way to brush up on current affairs is the old school way – a man in a club with a microphone. Or in the case of The Comedy Store’s weekly slot The Cutting Edge, five of London’s best stand-ups with microphones. We ventured into Leicester Square to find out more… Read more…
Category: Fever Play

Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE Fever’s intrepid outdoor swimmers are in a frenzy about the UK’s first man-made fresh water public bathing pond slap bang in the middle of the usually less than tranquil Kings Cross. Part art installation, part leisure project, ‘Of Soil and Water’ enables city dwellers to submerge themselves in freezing cold pure water amidst wild flowers against the backdrop of the city. Tickets are selling fast, you can grab and splash for them here. Read more…

Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE Yo. Diehard Breaking Bad fans will be thrilled to hear that a themed cocktail bar is opening in London from July for three months. ABQ, named after Albuquerque, New Mexico – where the show is set – is set in an SUV decked out like Walter and Jesse’s meth lab. 17,000 fans have already booked slots to ‘cook up’ their own cocktails with expert mixologists so sign up here quick. So bad it’s good. Read more…

Tuesday Night Fever

If you’re looking for an agency that goes as wild for Dolly Parton as they do for Eminem, you’re on the right website. This week, it was all about music from the US of A as we kicked off our FY16 with three rounds of progressively rowdy Musical Bingo. Read more…

Fever’s Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE We are loving the work of Alex Sturrock, a street photographer who was alleged to be the muse behind Adele’s Someone Like You. After a successful career, Sturrock looked back over his work and realised he had only ever taken one picture he truly liked, ‘a street photo that he’d taken without any agenda other than his own.’ Sturrock’s work intends to challenge what we think we know by finding ‘something familiar in something alien’.… Read more…

Fever’s Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE The worlds of cars and fashion often collide, and the latest brand to translate inspiration from runways to roads is Rolls-Royce. Wraith – Inspired by Fashion is a bespoke model created from color palettes, materials and techniques used in the world of high fashion. The car debuted in New York City during NYCxDesign and is the first time ever the automaker has introduced a new vehicle outside an auto show. Unfortunately for us this super-model… Read more…

Fever's Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE Heineken’s Bottle With a Mission campaign lured unsuspecting Amsterdam beer drinkers to their Experience Brewery via a GPS system built in to custom-made bottles. Placed randomly throughout the city, the bottles vibrate once picked up thanks to an accelerometer. The cap then lights up and starts swivelling to point the way to the promised land. Basically a beer version of the Star of Bethlehem. Show us the way! Read more…

Savage Beauty – Alexander McQueen at V&A

Savage Beauty is a retrospective of McQueen’s extraordinary body of work from his 1992 MA Graduate collection up until his unfinished AW 2010 show. Originally showcased in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, it’s now London’s turn to host this awe-inspiring exhibition. Beautifully curated, the exhibition is staggering– from the sheer creativity and vast expanse of work to the spectacular rooms that set an eerie and magnificent stage to this awesome collection. Read more…

Fever's Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE Chocolate pud gurus Gü are launching a restaurant for solo diners next month to celebrate its new single ramekin desserts. The two day pop-up from the 20th May, will immerse diners in the sights, sounds and smells of their chosen private paradise – from the Auckland islands to the Caribbean. Email dessertisland@gupuds.com to bag your slot. Read more…

John Doe Restaurant Review

We finally got a table at the much sought-after John Doe on Golborne Road last weekend – and we weren’t disappointed. It was launched last October by four friends who share a passion for sustainably sourced and wild British ingredients. The menu at John Doe champions British game and in homage to the name there is a daily twist on a venison special. All cooked over wood and charcoal – it’s BERTHA, their pale blue wood-chumping oven that takes centre… Read more…

Kiss & tell with Dan Wootton

Last week we headed to the fascinating V&A museum to learn more about the power of PR and the trials and tribulations of reporting on the celebrity circuit. We were amongst other shameless showbiz fans as we listened to entertainment PR guru, Alan Edwards, interview award-winning journalist, Dan Wootton. Read more…

Fever @ Chasing Rainbows Afternoon Tea

A few weeks ago Feverites Melissa & Chrissie stepped up to the ever so taxing challenge of taste testing Balthazar’s exclusive afternoon tea partnership with fashion extraordinaire, Matthew Williamson. When asked the one word to describe their experience they replied in unison…‘D-I-V-I-N-E’ and here’s why… Read more…

Fever’s Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE Did you know in 1986 Andy Warhol created digital artwork for Absolut? Neither did we, but it happened, and now Absolut have collaborated with Punchdrunk and Somethin’ Else to celebrate the Absolut Andy Warhol Limited Edition bottle. The app is a bejewelled inspired game featuring Warhol’s artwork, with each level unlocking chapters in a story which reveal iBeacons to secret events and performances across London. Absoutely brilliant creative experiential marketing. Read more…

Bitmoji – &#45 only for the cool kids

In between working really hard for all of our lovely clients our recent office obsession is to send each other Bitmojis to portray how we feel – don’t you know texting with real words is so last month! If you’re already on Bitmoji you’ll know about the endless fun you can have so we’ll keep this short and sweet – remember words are overrated… Read more…

Fever's Favourite Fiction

It’s official, The London Book Fair has opened its doors for a new chapter in literary discovery. With our stellar list of entertainment clients we can’t pretend to not be TV and movie buffs here at Fever, but we do also enjoy a good page turner. To celebrate The Fair, and our love of all things literature, we’ve collected contributions from a number of Fever book worms to create our all-time favourite book list. Some selected their favourite book from… Read more…

If you don’t update Facebook with a selfie on the beach, can you still enjoy your holiday?

Resident jetsetter, Senior Account Exec Greg Collins, has just returned from a two week holiday in South Africa. However, with no Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, WhatsApp, Skype, email, Imgur or Flickr updates, you would never have guessed. Read more…

Friday Five

SOMETHING THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE Tapping into the trend for interactive advertising, Coke Zero recently unveiled a drinkable billboard filled with soda to cater to thirsty basketball fans at the NCAA Men’s Final Four competition. The billboard uses over 75 valves, four high-pressure pumps, and 16 sensors to get the soda flowing smoothly with the help of compressed air. It’s the real thing. Read more…