Small Man Media: A Year In Pictures

They say that a picture paints a thousand words. What a load of rubbish! Pictures can’t paint, they don’t have hands! And you don’t paint words, you write them! Utter balderdash, honestly. What are these people on about?

Actually, the phrase is often misquoted. The original was simply: A picture is worth a thousand words. Originally uttered in the fledgling days of the US press, it was an eloquent way of communicating the notion that a single photograph can often communicate as much drama and emotion as you could cram into a thousand words of reportage. Truer words have ne’er been spoken.

It is with this in mind that we decided to look back at 2017 via some of the iconic images that have come to define our triumphant year. We just have to break it to our Writer Monkey that he doesn’t get to invoice us for 13,000 words [wait, what? – Pete].

For National Handwriting Day, we all agreed to have our handwriting analysed by an expert. Dan's sample revealed: "This man has killed before and he will kill again before the month is out."
For National Handwriting Day, we all agreed to have our handwriting analysed by an expert. Dan’s sample revealed: “This man has killed before and he will kill again before the month is out.”


Small Man's signature 'moustache biscuits' proved to a huge hit with our contacts, although tragically, there were some staff members who just didn't get it.
Small Man’s signature ‘moustache biscuits’ proved to a huge hit with our contacts, although tragically, there were some staff members who just didn’t get it.


After early attempts including 'Briliant Blogs Begin Here', 'Brilliant Blog Begin Here', 'Brilliant Blogs End Here' and 'OOH BLOGGY BLOGGY BLOGGY', we finally settled on an office sign that worked.
After early attempts including ‘Brilant Blogs Begin Here’, ‘Brilliant Blog Begin Here’, ‘Brilliant Blogs End Here’ and ‘OOH BLOGGY BLOGGY BLOGGY’, we finally settled on an office sign that worked.


Ridiculous animal.
Ridiculous animal.


Dan's choice of outfit for a meeting with the Wolverhampton Chamber Of Commerce was deemed to be 'vibrant, but not entirely appropriate'.
Dan’s choice of outfit for a meeting with the Wolverhampton Chamber Of Commerce was deemed to be ‘vibrant, but not entirely appropriate’.


"Joey, what would you say has been the greatest moment of your career?" "To be honest, Dan, it all pales into insignificance to right here, right now."
“Joey, what would you say has been the greatest moment of your career?”
“To be honest, Dan, it all pales into insignificance to right here, right now.”


We decided that the new office car should be a muted affair, free of heavy branding, and in Rach's favourite colour blue. There was apparently some kind of mix-up.
We decided that the new office car should be a muted affair, free of heavy branding, and in Rach’s favourite colour blue. There was apparently some kind of mix-up.


At Small Man Media, we believe it is important to always maintain an outward appearance of high energy and focus.
At Small Man Media, we believe it is important to always maintain an outward appearance of high energy and focus (right).


Dan puts all of his interviewees at ease by telling them to imagine that there is a grinning middle-aged man waving his arms at them, just behind his head.
Dan puts all of his interviewees at ease by telling them to imagine that there is a grinning middle-aged man waving his arms at them, just behind his head.


For Ben, the daily grind simply never stops.
For Ben, the daily grind simply never stops.


What, that? Oh, it's just some award we had lying around the place, we should put it in a cupboard somewhere really. Ahem...
What, that? Oh, it’s just some award we had lying around the place, we should put it in a cupboard somewhere really. Ahem…


The Small Man office open day was deemed to be a success. Here, a few late stragglers wait for their tour of the stock room.
The Small Man office open day was deemed to be a success. Here, a few late stragglers wait for their tour of the stock room.


Driving force, motivator, creative genius, out-of-the-box thinker, taker of afternoon naps.
Driving force, motivator, creative genius, out-of-the-box thinker, taker of afternoon naps.


This has been 2017 at Small Man Media. We’ve had a great year working with some fantastic clients, including (in alphabetical order) Artline, Bridgestone, Britannia, Cross, Derwent, ETB, Firestone, First Stop, Manuscript, Mustard, National Stationery Week and Sheaffer. If you are keen on learning more about the services we provide and are interested in an award winning PR-agency creating exposure and interest around your business, then please drop us a line. Find us on Twitter @smallmanmedia or on Facebook at ‘Small Man Media’. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year from Ben, Rachel, Dan, Michelle and Pete, and send any unwanted Celebrations, Heroes and Roses to us at the Small Man Address. Please, no miniature Bounty bars.

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