This is a new studio acquisition. A wall planner.
Kirsty was dubious - possibly still is. I am a visual person though, and whilst I already feel like this year is running away from us, having this in the office instantly makes me feel able to be more organised and do better advance planning. We didn't have one last year, and it meant things like key dates (mother's day, easter, halloween, xmas etc.) seemed to creep up on us out of nowhere. In addition, we've been wanting to research trade shows and figure out where we fit best - but last year they came and went and we always decided too late to make it possible to visit. NOT THIS YEAR. NOT WITH OUR WALLPLANNER'O'DOOM.
It may not look particularly full currently - but so far I've only managed to put in definite market days, key trade show dates, and a couple of other things we know will be happening - eg. Kirsty goes to NYC every year around Comicon to help out (and spend time with!) her Brownhills bestie who now lives over there and runs the amazing Clutter!
You'd THINK this has a clever colour coding system, however I just got overexcited by all the colours when I got my sticky notes.. and failed to really plot how to make it even easier to understand at a glance. Consequently, I've bought a whole load more sticky notes and tabs to replace these with a specific colour coded system. Pink for Lee, blue for trade show stuff, green for markets.. etc. I need to create a system and stick to it!!