Major-ly Chuffed

If you cast your eyes back to our previous blog post you will see that The View was shortlisted a finalist for The Majors in association with The Drum. We were in the running for both Major Creative and Major PR categories. Despite this being The Majors’ inaugural year the submissions had been flowing in and to be in this position was a triumph in itself.

We waltzed off to the awards ceremony and arrived awkwardly early. There is a fine line to walk with event arrival times and we were veering into the seriously cringe lane so we mooched off to save face. Our second attempt was far more successful and we were greeted with glasses of prosecco which were faithfully topped up throughout the night which was a blessing and a curse. 

The comedian hosting the evening melted our nervousness with laughter which was to be expected as Dane Baptiste was nominated best newcomer at the 2014 Fosters Comedy Awards, The Independent’s ‘Face To Watch’ 2015, and performed at his second Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.

With only seven categories to present we wouldn’t have to agonize for long. Up first for The View was Major Creative. Unfortunately we were pipped to the post by another deserving finalist but it was a hotly contested category so we weren’t disheartened. 

Next up was Major PR. Dane introduced the category and outlined the positives of the winning entry and by jove it was us! The View won! We are absolutely thrilled, smiles are rife, and the award is standing proud in The View HQ after a night of being mauled for photos over a celebratory glass of bubbly.

We know we are a touch biased because we won, but the night was a real success and huge congratulations to the other finalists, winners, Major Players and The Drum. Here’s to 2016!

By Amber Longhurst

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