In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no-one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team”.
Well, what an interesting week that was! It’s not often that your Boss asks you to jump in the GMC A-Team van and travel through the UK completing missions with Face, Hannibal, Murdock and BA but that’s what I’ve been up to as Arithon sponsored OnlyMarketingJobs’ latest campaign.
The idea was kick started one (drunken) evening by Simon Lewis, Co-Founder at OMJ, who wanted a unique PR stunt which could involve their clients. The A-Team tour was decided upon and a sponsor was required so we decided to pitch in and spread the #LoveArithon message. And we do love it when a plan comes together.
Monday 16th June started with a quick hop on the train to Leeds where we picked up the awesome vehicle. Owner, Richard of Eggleston Limo’s imported a white GMC van that was converted to an exact replica of the A-Team van complete with guns, hand grenades, CB radio, flashing lights and loud speakers for the theme tune! It’s truly an eye catcher; particularly when BA was sat up front, mask and chains on and we quickly lost count of the number of people that beeped horns, gave thumbs up, smiled, laughed or stopped dead in their tracks to take photos. At times we literally stopped traffic whilst posing with clients! We heard the theme tune a lot over the course of the week! http://goo.gl/tNmhSt And yes, the quote at the top of the blog was (almost) done from memory!
We met some great people from Met Marketing, Network Marketing, Forward Role, Perfect Pearl Solutions, Adam Recruitment, Blue Skies (all 3 of their offices), The Candidate, Pitch Consulting, 2nd City Resourcing, Blue Tree Recruits, Sauce Recruitment and Cloud Nine Recruitment! It was a pleasure to meet you all and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
You’ll find more photos and content on Twitter via @topdogjobs, @arithonrs or #omjtour with a video coming soon which includes Face sustaining an injury whilst fighting missions on an industrial waste site, BA launching a snickers bar (very hard) at Murdoch’s head and Hannibal walking fully clothed out of the River Thames! Not to mention jumping over walls, climbing out of trucks, rolling down hills and a gun toting car chase.
To summarise, it’s been a jolly good laugh and hopefully we managed to spread a little Arithon love along the way. After a few too many escapades the A-Team have now gone back into hiding but who knows, maybe they’ll reunite again one day.
Of course, we couldn’t have had this much fun without an invite from the fab’ team at OMJ so thanks to you all and in particular our comrades for the week; Simon Lewis, Jonathan Kinchin, Craig Taylor and Dan Ashdown – we salute you.