A very long ad

So, I was sitting on Twitter, as you do, flicking through people's tweets when an idea for Andrex toilet paper struck me.

Here it is:

If it's a bit small on your screen then allow me to explain. 
Andrex toilet paper has always championed how long their toilet paper is and so I've used the Twitter profile pictures to create the illusion of a really long roll. It could be as long as the marketing team want it to be. It's a simple idea that doesn't take much effort to do but it demonstrates a product benefit.

I just wondered what you thought of this idea - any feedback would be gratefully received!

Robyn x



I know I only posted yesterday but I just finished watching this video and I had to write about it!

Watch it and you'll see why:

The whole thing is so amazing! Senna is a great guy for doing this and his effort has definitely paid off. I just had to share this with everyone as it's such a lovely story and you can find on more about it on his blog http://sennaswalle.blogspot.co.uk.

Catch you all later :) enjoy your day!

Great Britain!


I hope you're all enjoying the Olympics. I would blog about something else but, being a Brit, the Olympics has consumed my waking hours since it began!

I have been exceptionally lucky recently and I managed to get tickets to some of the events - which I've been snapping photographs of all this week.
I've included a few below (Road Race, Hockey, Football, Olympic Park and Fencing):

Spot Team GB!


The Velodrome.

The Basketball Court.

The Orbit.


Fencing at the ExCeL Centre.

The Gold medal winner - Kim Jiyeon.

I actually tweeted one of these photos the other night and General Electric has been tweeting me ever since, which I think is great! I love it when brands engage their audience.

Continuing with the Olympic theme, here is a video you might like:

Hehe. It's pretty old but I'd never seen it before and it made me chuckle :)

This next video is a really bad joke done right:

I thought it was amazing and as someone says in the comments, it just shows that physics does have a sense of humour. My physics classes at school were funny though. Like when my teacher used to write "P or N" on the whiteboard ... *titters* good old Mr. Wright!

This last video I'm posting is just something I came across tis afternoon. Last week I mentioned that there were some great films coming out this year and today, this was brought to my attention:

Now, I'm a sucker for kids films anyway and can't wait for the likes of Monsters Inc 2 and Finding Nemo 2, but the animation and stylings of this film is what attracted me to it. I'm really looking forward to the release!

Well, that's it from me but I hope you enjoy the rest of your week/weekend. I'll be starting a new placement on Monday so mine will be spent preparing! Wish me luck!

Thanks for reading :)

The Olympics Begin!

Hello there and happy Friday everyone!

Today is a momentous occasion - it's the day my city hosts the Olympics! I know that people must be sick of seeing posts about it by now but I'm extremely excited. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity! I, myself, am attending two different games and I cannot wait to don my Team GB t-shirt and cheer everyone on. I hope you enjoy it as much as I will :)

It's very hot here in the UK at the moment though (I know, right?!). In fact it was so hot last night I couldn't sleep, so I set about using Illustrator to create this little guy: I call him Noah and that's his dog, Whale.

He's completely digitally drawn and I just wanted to share him with the world :) 
Fun Fact: Before I realised my dream of becoming an advertising copywriter, I wanted to be a cartoonist but I didn't think I'd make the cut! Let's face it, I'm no Akira Toriyama ;)

Anyway, I have a few vids to share with you as well today and so I shall start with this one:

*sniggers* you all saw that, right?? :P so that's where Spiderman comes from! Well, Batman has the Bat Cave ... I suppose it's quite similar!

This next video is awesome. I had a go once and just made plinky plonky noises - these girls show you how it's meant to be done!

How cool is that?! What a great job. "Oh, what do you do?" "Ah, I play the giant piano and FAO Schwarz." Amazing.

The last video I'm going to post is something that I can't wait for. Have you ever read the book The Life of Pi? If you haven't, maybe check it out because it really is a fantastic book - one of the best I've read. If movies are more your thing though, you're in luck, as they're now releasing it onto the big screen. This is the trailer.

Excellent stuff. This year has been great for films, I'm impressed, though I'm sure the film everyone is talking about at the moment is The Dark Knight Rises - am I right? :P
It was a pretty amazing film though!

That's enough rambling from me for today anyway. Whatever you're up to tonight, whether you're watching the Opening Ceremonies or not, have a good one! I know I will :) (it's take away night in our house so bring on the Domino's Pizza!)

Thanks for reading,

London Town


I know, I know, I haven't posted in a while. But I've been massively busy moving to London and attending book crits and trying to get placements and/or a job! It's been a maddeningly exciting time and a very tiring one at that! 

I've also been taking part in some competitions that have popped up recently and I'm very proud to announce that I've won two of them! :D 

The first was a Pantone competition held on Twitter by the awesome Leo Burnett agency. The objective was simple, post a picture of what Pantone you were wearing (with the hashtag #pantonequeen) and you could win a Pantone Queen! Below is my entry and Leo Burnett's blog:

The second competition was run by an excellent agency by the name of Kitcatt Nohr Digitas as part of the Cannt festival. This time, you had a week to hunt lions in London. You had to find one, take a picture and post it to Twitter (with the hashtag #canntlionhunt) and the person with the most at the end of the week won an iPad. So I had a great week sauntering around London, acquainting myself with the area, snapping pictures of lions and I won :) hurray!

Here is a snippet from Campaign magazine and the tweet that made my day:

So, as you can see, I've been rather busy lately but I'm still here, never fear! 

I feel terrible for neglecting my blog but I'm really keen to get into this crazy world of advertising and so it's taking up quite a lot of my time. But, you know, when you see stuff like this ...

... it can only spur you on more! I'm chasing after my dream, I wish you the best of luck with yours!

(Hopefully) I'll post again soon! Thanks for reading :)


Queen's Jubilee

Hello you!

It's been electric here in London these last few days because of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. This was a once in a lifetime event that brought the city to life (I can't wait for the Olympic Games!) and I just had to be part of it!

On the day of the Thames Pageant we stood for over 5 hours at the side of the river to get the best views of the day. We were so proud to be there, beside the London Eye and the Houses of Parliment, watching as all the boats went by. Below are some of my favourite pictures I captured that day.

We then watched the concert from home (after visiting Hyde Park first to see the action there) and yesterday we waited patiently for my favourite part. The Procession, The Balcony and the Fly Pass. 
We got up super early and made our way to The Mall (outside Buckingham Palace) where we set up our camping chairs and awaited The Queen - we were there for around 9 hours in all. Her Majesty and other members of the Royal Family went by in cars and then we were entertained by the guards and various bands. The atmosphere was unbelievable.
Afterwards, The Queen came past in her open top carriage followed by William, Kate and Harry in theirs. The crowds went wild!

When the cars and guards had made way, they opened up The Mall so that people could gather outside Buckingham Palace for a good view of the balcony. When the Queen came out the people around me went nuts and we all waved our flags until our arms hurt.

Then the planes and RAF Red Arrows flew overhead and the whole day could not have been more perfect. Here are some pictures I took:

It truly was an amazing experience to be there and soak up the electricity that was in the air over the weekend. I hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did and condolences to those that have to return to work today - I know how hard it is!

Thanks for viewing/reading and I'll post again soon!

Good News

Hello there and welcome to my blog.

Good news! I have a new website - robynkendal.co.uk which means you don't have to come all the way here to view my work anymore. It's all on that website, so please feel free to have a look and any feedback you have would be much appreciated - I'm always trying to improve.

But even though I have a new website, I'll still be posting awesome things on here. Like this for example:

How amazing and fun does that look?! I seriously want a go. I'd probably be terrified at the top but I bet it feels great to free-fall that far.

This also looks like a fun thing to do:

The film itself I think is beautifully shot and it's great to watch. I just wish I had to nerve to try something like that - perhaps one day I will. Then I'll be uploading a video of me trying it ;)

This last video is my favourite of the week though:

I know lots of people have done light drawings before but I really like this one - the way the camera changes angles - I just think it's really well done.

Well, that's it from me today but before I go, you should probably check out these guys: UKCreativeCommunity they also have some really interesting stuff on their blog :)

Thanks for reading, I'll post again soon!