V is for… Victory?
Every month we have a monthly meeting, and after the meeting we round up all of our middle and senior managers for training. Of course, we’re Gung Ho! Pizza so this training is never boring. We’ve had accomplished industry peeps, inspirational charity founders, once we even had the wife of China’s most famous ambassador come and talk about her life in revolutionary China for an hour!
This time we had quite possibly the least boring man in the world come and present. I don’t think there’s anyone in Beijing right now who doesn’t know this guy – he’s definitely been one of our marketing heroes for a long time!
Dominic Johnson-Hill, founder of Plastered 8 t-shirts and spiritual Godfather of Nanluoguxiang, unwilling (well, pretty willing) TV celebrity and out-of-the-box branding genius talk for over an hour about (among other things):
- His accidental arrival in China
- The sudden birth of his t-shirt brand
- His stance on the monarchy (hint: against)
- His ongoing stewardship of a hutong
- His meteoric rise rise to Asian celebrity (geographically, not ethnically)
And most of all his subversive and wildly creative take on brand marketing.
TL;DR? If Dom’s giving a presentation somewhere near you, go. Thanks Dom!
Check out Plastered 8 T-Shirts here!
Here kitty kitty!
After six months of vetting and research, Gung Ho! Da Laoban Jade Gray bodyguard Jennifer Thome, and the rest of the team at Peking Pups have chose two outstanding local animal rescues to support with their Peking Pups Animal Rescue Grant. Backed up by local animal lover and film producer Feline Wang of InDeep Productions, and Beijing girl-about-town and media whiz Jennifer Thome, the team researched, interviewed, shared pizzas and strategized, and dug up two worthy organizations!
The first grant went to Pet Orphans Home (汪汪喵呜孤儿院), whose one-of-a-kind simulation home trains abandoned animals to live in a home environment before adopting them out, ensuring that they won’t get into any trouble in their new home. Pet Orphans Home also has an Angel Fund, that raises money for severely wounded or stray animals. The Peking Pups fund will be used to fund a new facility manager for a year, allowing the management team to scale their award-winning operations and spread them throughout China. Follow their heartwarming on weibo @ ilovedogdog
The second grant was given to Beijing Adoption Days (北京领养日), whose viral social media marketing strategy attracts hundred of visitors to their monthly pet adoption events around town in order to help them develop an online interactive animal adoption platform. If you know someone interested in hosting this fabulously furry flash mob, you can get in touch with them via weibo @beijingadoptionday.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Peking Pups fund and contributing, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*I know! Sorry! I like cats! I’ll post a pup when they find me French Bulldog!!
Happy Happy Moon Cake Day!
The Team at Gung Ho! Pizza wishes you a very happy Mid-Autumn Festival slash National Day!
And boy do we have something nice for you! After much begging and pleading (and gnashing of teeth) the lovely Lollipop Bakery has kindly made us a custom batch of Gung Ho! Pink Moon Cup Cakes!
Order one for just 25rmb with any Gung Ho! purchase and we’ll deliver it to your door. Happy Holidays!
AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO OCTOBER 7 WHILE STOCKS LAST!
If you’re loving your Lollipop Cup Cakes, learn more here!
Celebrate the start of the London Olympics at an iconic indie Beijing hot spot!
Watch the opening ceremony in style on a huge (nay, giant) screen – outside no less!
Get Beatlemania Beijing-style (披头士狂, look it up) with a live show my the Beijing Beatles!
Rock your native colors! Prizes for best dressed!
(And eat yummy Gung Ho! pizza too!)
- Date: July 28
- Time: 8:30pm
- Venue: Dos Kolegas
- Admission: 150rmb (includes 2 cocktails)
For more info head to www.beijing-party.com or email them at email@example.com
Superstar DJ, singer, rap star, hair stylist and dutiful son Nathan Zhang
If you’ve been in Beijing anytime at all you probably know that Plastered 8 T-shirts set the bar for marketing in China. And if you don’t, well, check out the ‘Plastered Will Change Your Life” videos starring founder and resident madman Dominic and the ludicrous funnyman Nathan Zhang as themselves. Mostly. Check them out here, or click on the following handy links! But remember: unless you hate your computer, put down the coffee first.
The just released Episode Four has a small cameo from someone you might have seen from another video.
Gung Ho! takes pole position!
Man. The Hilton has the most random events. From boxing to bachelor auctions – and even a pancake race – they’re always doing something crazy. SO without further ado:
Gung Ho! is proud to participate in the fourth installment of the Hilton Zeta Bar Pole Dancing Competition this Saturday night! Event starts at 10pm – tickets are 150 at the door or 99rmb pre-sale. Call for info on 5865-5050.
I’ll be judging so come say hi! I promise to give you my full divided attention.
Go for gold!
Gungho Pizza is a proud supporter or the Little Gold Book! Like Gungho, the Little Gold Book is the proud production of two modest New Zealanders (brother and sister Andrew & Irena). They wanted to create a product that supported charities and not-for-profits in China – and pow! the Little Gold Book was born.
The Little Gold Book is a selection of fantastic one off deals from Beijing’s best restaurants, from 50% discount at Hatsune, Karaiya Spice House or ROOMBeijing to 2 for 1 main offers at Assaggi or the Bookworm, the Little Gold Book has 85 brilliant deals that are valid for the whole of 2012. What’s more is 30% (72 RMB) of the purchase price goes to charity!
The Little Gold Book is only 240 RMB and can be purchased online now at www.littlegoldbook.net or at participating outlets.