“Coping” back to work

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Posted on January 8, 2016

Finally. We’ve FINALLY reached the end of the first week back at work after Christmas and the New Year. It’s been difficult, but I’m glad to say we all managed to pull through.

There were several stages to our struggle. First came denial. I know I’m not the only one who buried their head under the pillow when the alarm clock woke me from my blissful slumber on Monday morning.

Next came frustration – including, but not limited to, anger directed at the tube and our fellow commuters; cursing the WiFi when it momentarily fails on us; and weather-related fury.

Then there was confusion: I briefly forgot how to transfer a call, and Jonny was so disorientated he came into work wearing 2 t-shirts…although the jury’s still out on whether that was just a fashion statement.

And then there was pure, simple exhaustion – the amount of caffeine consumed in the office has tripled, and the week felt so long that several of us couldn’t even remember what day it was.

Our expertise here at Rhizome extends to social media as well as PR, so we spent some time trawling through the #backtowork hashtag on Twitter, and it looks like we’re not the only ones who’ve had some difficulties jumping straight back into our usual routines. Deezer UK, Radio X, and ASOS didn’t seem to be coping too well either…

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It’s good to know we’re not alone – thanks guys.

Despite all this, we’ve managed to get some impressive work done for our clients in the first week of 2016:

  • We got the CEO of Ginx TV on BBC Business Live, talking about his latest crowdfunding round and the colossus that is the videogaming industry
  • We got HouseSimple.com’s CEO Alex Gosling into the Daily Mail & This is Money
  • Simon Phillips from No.1 Currency explained which currencies the pound has strengthened against most in The Guardian
  • Mark Posniak (Managing Director of Dragonfly Property Finance) responded to the latest Halifax house price index in City AM and FT Adviser
  • …and Property Partner director Rob Weaver shared his thoughts on the chances of an interest rate rise in the Daily Express.

The above are just a few of the highlights from our first week in 2016, but it’s looking like a pretty good year at Rhizome if we continue like this. If you fancy getting involved, drop us a line on 020 7297 3166 to have a chat about how we could help your business.

Check out some of the coverage here:

No1 Currency

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/jan/04/cheap-holiday-guide-2016-insider-travel-tips

HouseSimple.com

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-3387290/How-cashing-London-house-prices-turned-50k-1m.html

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/property/article-3387290/How-cashing-London-house-prices-turned-50k-1m.html

Dragonfly

http://www.ftadviser.com/2016/01/07/mortgages/mortgage-data/house-price-growth-slows-for-second-month-halifax-7I77rgj13oEt8rD7UBrm4O/article.html

http://www.cityam.com/231882/halifax-house-price-index-uk-house-prices-rose-95-per-cent-last-year-yawn

Property Partner

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/632672/House-prices-record-increase-10-per-cent-mortgage-rates-rise

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