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‘Tache Talk – Day 17

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The Inferno chaps have now entered the third week of Movember, and the luxuriant lippy goodness has now lost its novel ability to shock. Whereas last week the facial furniture around the office still warranted a second look, it now seems completely natural. Indeed, were some of the more hairy members of Team ‘Tache to roll into work tomorrow with a clean-shaven top lip I fear there would be an outcry at their nude public indecency.

Sadly, this sense of bristly camaraderie does not necessarily extend beyond the Inferno office walls. Matt L spent the majority of his lunch hour sobbing into his Biltong after being cruelly mocked by a woman in Soho on Saturday night for his cad-ish style.  Tom L has been mistaken for a wandering hobo and had coins and half-drunken cans of lager thrown at him. Worse still, I have been told by my own Mother that I look like a 16 year-old Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast*.

So, next time you see a gent with a spattering of hair on his top lip, don’t cross over to the other side of the street. Don’t knowingly turn to your young child and warn him about the strange little man. Don’t pretend you are not at home when the hairy chap comes to call, nor whisper ‘paedophile’ as the humble fellow walks ahead of you.

Rather, dig deep and give to the cause. And always remember: Team ‘Tache has feelings too.

*Fair.

Greg

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Written by pilotlight

18/11/2008 at 10:50 am

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Movember Week 2 update

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So we near the halfway point of the Infernal chaps attempts to furnish their upper lips with hair, and as you can see the fellows are having pretty varied levels of success in the old tache department.

Current tache leaders must be Matt S and Tom B (Tommy L is discounted because he has a full beard which is just cheating), although rumour has it that there is a splendid, dare I say, luxuriant effort being grown over at Microsoft’s HQ in Reading where James Tutt has joined in the charidee push.

For my own part, well what can I say? Perhaps unsurprisingly my Mo is pretty pathetic. What has surprised me is the fact that it seems to be exclusively blonde and ginger. Comments thus far have ranged from clients simply laughing in my face (or rather at it) – thanks Lou at Sony!, through to “70’s porn star” and “if Clark Gable became a tramp”. I just really don’t know how to take that last one…

Grant

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Written by pilotlight

13/11/2008 at 3:35 pm

The Best A Man Can Get

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I regularly rack my brains for a legitimate excuse NOT to shave for an entire month. I hate shaving. It hurts, it extends the time required in the bathroom each morning and it costs money (note to Gillette: please, please try to find an innovative new razor that still has the nice strip at the top that allegedly moisturises my sensitive skin, and still has three blades for a smooth finish, yet doesn’t cost so much money that I have been known to release my inner pikey, and wait until I’m flying somewhere just so I can buy new blades from duty free).

Anyway, full gratitude to the Australians, who have provided a perfect excuse for shaving abstinence: charidee: Movember.

Prostate cancer, according to Wikipedia, may cause affected men pain, difficulty in urinating, erectile dysfunction and other symptoms. None of those things sounds good. So I am only too happy to give all the money I’ll save by not shaving for a month and much, much more to a charity that funds basic, translational, clinical and psychosocial research into the causes, prevention and treatment of prostate cancer and also the impact of living with the disease.

And I hope anyone reading this, man or woman, will similarly feel compelled to visit http://www.justgiving.com/movember08 and provide a very good cause some much needed £££.

At the very least, check back in regularly to monitor the cultivation of the Infernal taches. Perhaps we’ll try a little tache topiary later in the month. 

Matt S

 

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The last shave...

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Written by pilotlight

03/11/2008 at 5:53 pm

Top lip meets technology PR

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Albert Einstein, Graham Gooch, Cliff Thorburn, William Shakespeare – Throughout human history for every great man there has been an equally great moustache. These are hairy top lips that have etched their images in our brain and in the history books.

The slug, the FuManchu, the Imperial and the Dali have all been signs of extraordinary talent and in November 2008 the lads at Inferno PR will be resurrecting the greatness of the hairy top lip to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre in – Movember 2008.

Movember started in 2004 in the far-flung reaches of the Empire as a way to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and depression. Men being men don’t like to talk about their ailments, so an annual month-long event was established that involved the growing of moustaches during the month of November. In 2007, the Movember phenomenon made its way to the shores of the UK, and after a successful year last year, the lads at Inferno thought they would fertilize their top lips and raise some money for charity – in particular The Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. 35,000 men are diagnosed every year – that’s one man for every hour of every day. As prostate cancer doesn’t have the funding of some of the other charity world’s bigger players, there is still a long way to go in terms of understanding the causes and identifying the most effective ways of diagnosing and treating it as well as making more people aware of what a terrible disease it is.

For this reason the chaps at Inferno PR will be raising money for The Prostate Cancer Research Centre to raise awareness of prostate cancer in the technology industry and throughout the whole of November. Through taking part in events like Movember we stand a better chance of making more people aware of the disease and how it could affect them.

For more information about Movember or the Prostate Cancer Research Center, please visit the Inferno Just Giving page at:

http://www.justgiving.com/movember08

If you have a few spare pounds lying about, please give generously to our page and we will keep you posted on our progress with weekly updates and photos on how the team is doing. Other than that, for those that know us, please excuse our appearance as we continue to deliver great PR results – albeit with a little more facial hair.

Inferno Mo-Squad

 

Written by pilotlight

29/10/2008 at 2:36 pm