August Round Up

A few things you need to know about GDPR

In preparation for the Europe-wide data privacy regulation, otherwise known as GDPR, all companies that handle the data of EU citizens need to ensure the way they handle personal information and data is compliant with new regulations coming into force.

There’s a huge amount of information and confusion around GDPR in the market, and as a small business we’ve spent the last few months getting our head round it. We want to help businesses like ours get to grips with the deluge of information that’s available, so over the coming months, we’re going to be running a regular feature on how we’re changing our processes to make sure we don’t fall foul of the new regulations, and hopefully get the opt-ins we require to keep you up to date with all things tothepoint.

Here are 5 key points to note:

1. This is not just an issue for IT teams to solve – GDPR will affect all functions within a business, and everyone needs to work together to make sure they comply.

2. Don’t count on regulators allowing first-time offenders off with a slap on the wrist – it’s a big risk and every case will be looked at individually. No one can be certain how regulators will respond to breaches of GDPR until the regulation comes into force in May 2018 and the first breaches occur, but with penalties of €20million or 4% of turnover, is it worth the risk?

3. SME’s run the same reputation and liability risks as larger organisations.

4. GDPR is an EU regulation, but it will still apply post-Brexit as the UK will need to align data privacy laws with the EU in order for UK businesses to continue working with those based in the EU.

5. The scale of work required to ensure compliance shouldn’t be underestimated, so if you haven’t already, we’d highly recommend developing an actionable plan asap to make sure you aren’t caught short in May next year.

Of all the material we’ve read to date, we’ve found the Guide to GDPR from B2B Marketing the most useful, so if you’d like to read up on this in more detail, you can find it here.

If you’d like to keep up to date with our GDPR progress, as well as to allow us to keep in touch with you about our latest and greatest work, and the everyday happenings here at ttp, please click here.

Skyler official launch party

The big day finally arrived and we were thrilled to be part of it! Rosie, Diana, Alice and James headed over to Southside Shopping Centre at the end of this month to see the salon and Alice even had a go at going down the slide!

The feedback has been extremely positive and most recently our work has been featured in Design Week and Retail Focus so it’s safe to say we’re proud of all that has been achieved so far!

Flashback Friday of @ahambs123 going down the slide at the @skylerlondon launch party last week #fbf

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If you missed our e-news last month, here’s a refresher of what the salon is all about.

Do you feel lucky, punk?

If you do, then meet Kenny the Steampunk Artist. Skilled in working with a range of materials and keen repurposing upcycler, Kenny designs and creates a range of unique bespoke furniture and features for both interior and exterior spaces.

Some of his work was captured by the very talented Mauro Carraro, the photographer who also shot our latest interiors work for Skyler London.

We’re quite impressed with Kenny’s quirky craftmanship and plan to do a visit soon, in the meantime, you can check out more of his work here.

Hola Warhola

We recently helped Croydon Bid and the Rise Gallery to deliver the more colourful temporary hoardings outside East Croydon station in an effort to get people to explore more of Croydon.

And now the Rise Gallery is introducing even more colour into Croydon with the ‘Discovery’ exhibition which coincides with the landmark cultural event ‘Warhol Croydon’ this September. The exhibition is showcasing some of the great works of Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola).

Iconic works such as the Soup Can portfolio or the Marilyn Monroe portraits spring to mind but the gallery wants you to dig deeper and discover some of the artist’s lesser known works to help understand this fascinating and radical artist.

From the ‘Electric Chair’, part of the Death and Disaster series showing a darker existential side, to ‘In The Bottom Of My Garden’, an illustrated book of whimsical hand painted lithographs of fairies and frolicking putti, you can discover more than a few of the many faces of Warhol. The exhibition is on from 1st – 30th September at 7-9 St.George’s Walk, Croydon, CR0 1YH. Go on… #TTPtryit!

Saatchi Gallery #ttptryit

In this month’s #ttptryit Simon is having a go at…becoming a photographer?

He recently signed up to the Saatchi Self Expression competition, an open-entry competition that gives everyone the opportunity to share their most expressive images, and what they find beautiful, interesting or noteworthy with the chance to have their work displayed at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

You can check out Simon’s entries here and even though the public can’t vote, we have our fingers crossed!