We’re officially halfway through 2018 (OK, a bit more than halfway – but we were a bit busy watching the World Cup and Wimbledon and drinking iced coffee and saying IT’S SO HOT TODAY ISN’T IT. Oh, and working on loads of cool shit of course). So it seems like a good time to reflect on Wonderland’s best bits of the year so far, in no particular order:

 

1. WELCOMING NEW WONDERLANDERS TO THE WONDERFAM

I know we just said “in no particular order” but this is everyone’s number one best thing. NO DIGGITY.

 

Our people are what makes Wonderland what it is. This means we’re fussy AF about who joins the fam and it ain’t easy to find them.

 

So we’re absolutely chuffed to have brought some super-bright, savvy, funny and all round lovely people – who also happen to be great at getting shit done brilliantly – into the fold. OMG LOVE YOU GUYZZZZZ *group hug*

2. MOVING INTO OUR NEW OFFICES

At the start of the year we moved into our first proper grown up offices in an incredible location. And we love them long time:

 

3. CLIENT LOVE

This one goes both ways. Firstly, our love for literally all of our clients – we’ve had a ball working with some wicked, interesting, fun-loving, genuinely great people to work and spend time with who truly care about what they do. From food festivals to craft fairs, ketchup to carpenters, soup to salons, mayo to money.

 

Secondly, our client love for us – we’ve had some borderline make-us-cry-happy-tears feedback from clients – like the email from one who’s moving to a new job listing all the ways we’ve helped her, to the Senior Head Honcho dude who described us as the best agency they’d ever worked with (gulp, no pressure then?), to the people who we love to meet for drinks even though we’re not currently working with them, just because we really like hanging out. HEARTS 

4. DANCING, SINGING AND GENERALLY MAKING DICKS OUT OF OURSELVES (TEMPORARILY)

Jamie’s head roll. Alison falling on her arse in a client meeting. Jemma dancing into a pizza box. Ellie not noticing that she was standing next to the Shard (only the tallest building in the UK), or all of the newly super-brightly painted walls ever. Sarah and Emilie’s Disco Friday. Rich thinking there is such a thing as a Ribena plant. James doing…. Hang on a minute, HOW HAS JAMES NOT DONE ANYTHING RIDICULOUS ALL YEAR?

5. WERK WERK WERK

It’s hard not to come across all braggy and wanky when we say this, but one thing that makes us all happy is working hard on great projects we believe in and getting brilliant results for our clients.

 

We learned a new word recently, compersion, which means “the feeling of joy one has experiencing another’s joy”. And that is a pretty good word to describe how we feel here. One person’s success/ sweet piece of coverage/ amazing creative idea/ new biz win at Wonderland is celebrated by us all, although we all acknowledge it’s usually down to more than just one of us. And that’s probably because we’re FAAAAAMLY.