Team Looloo at AMPLIFY

Earlier this month, Team Looloo was at AMPLIFY festival to talk to the masses more about the importance of sanitation issues and how Looloo Paper could help everyday consumers make a simple but big impact just by switching their usual toilet paper to a Looloo roll.  In this very special (and much anticipated with baited breath no doubt!) blog entry, our Social Media intern Winnie talks to our Ambassador Programme intern Linda about her experience at AMPLIFY festival and running around in Mario plumber costumes.

W: Hi Linda, could you tell us what the AMPLIFY festival was about?

L: In AMPLIFY’s own words, “Amplify Festival 2013 actsas a petri dish for exploring: business innovation, skills, culture, leadership, disruptive technologies and marketplace trends.”  It’s basically a huge interactive showcase between businesses and attendees.

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W: And what was AMPLIFY like for Team Looloo?

L: When I think about AMPLIFY, I remember being very far out of my comfort zone.  It was definitely a great learning experience for all of us – learning to ‘sell’ your product to other people and helping them to understand just what exactly it is that Looloo Paper is all about.  But I do believe that our genuine passion for what wedo and what we stand for helped us most of the way.

W: You were all running around in cute little Mario Luigi costumes!  How did that idea come about?

L: We had a huge brainstorm session in May about props, use of exhibition space and costumes.  There was an idea from the start about dressing up as plumbers and carrying plungers.  Then someone mentioned Mario brothers, albeit as a passing joke, but it stuck!

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W: Did you get a lot of comment on your costumes?

L: We got a lot of attention because of our Luigi outfits, not to mention our awesome toilet smack in the middle of our exhibition space.  We were also walking around with toilet rolls, as you do, of course.  Naturally, that really got people interested in what we were up to and after we had talked to them, they LOVED the concept of Looloo Paper.

W: So what did Team Looloo do at AMPLIFY?  How did you guys go about selling toilet paper?

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L: We had some fun taking photos with people and playing with props, but we also had some serious conversations with people about the issue of diarrhoea and sanitation.  It felt great to actually create awareness about it!  Some people were very surprised to know that diarrhoea in fact kills more people than Malaria, AIDS and HIV combined.

W: Did you face any trouble or hesitation from people when you were selling your toilet paper at AMPLIFY?

L: Well, a lot of people thought that recycled toilet paper is only made from used toilet paper and so they got really grossed out by the idea.  But we were able to put that misconception to rest!  The truth is that recycled toilet paper is just made from recycled paper with no nasty chemicals, which is not just really good for you but it’s also good for the environment.

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Not Your Usual Crafternoon! (Part 2)

Hello hello and welcome back!

Earlier this week we showed you how we kicked off our last Crafternoon, with a lively game of Wizards, Giants and Midgets that you can play too.  How did you go?

After we got pumped up and psyched following our game of Wizards, Giants and Midgets, we got down to business brainstorming for our participation in the upcoming Amplify Festival.  Oh yes, Team Looloo is very pleased to announce that we will be at this year’s Amplify Festival in June!

Held from 3-7 June, the Amplify Festival is our opportunity to showcase Looloo Paper to prospective corporate business executives.  Our challenge is to impress, inspire and educate our audience with a space of only 1.5 x 2m and less than 30 seconds.  Impossible?

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Come through a toilet seat entrance and a forest of toilet paper trees, and try your hand at throwing the world’s sanitation problems down the loo (literally).  From vanilla sponge cake in the style of a loo roll to a game of Looloo Twister, our creative geniuses are working hard to make this one memorable debut.

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The Looloo Grand Prize for Creativity this Crafternoon went to the very awesome Ben who came up with the idea of a life-size cut out of our mascot (known affectionately around the office as Noodleman), so that anyone can stand behind it, have their photo taken and be a hero too.

Wanna catch our Chief Executive Optimist Avis at Amplify Festival?  Go here!

Not Your Usual Crafternoon! (Part 1)

Last Thursday, Team Looloo had a rather unusual Crafternoon session (What’s this, you ask?  Check out our first ever Crafternoon here!).

Instead of launching straight into our usual Arts and Crafts, we decided to play a game and indulge our inner child as well as prepare us for the brainstorming session to follow.  Move over, rock-paper-scissors… wizards, giants and midgets in the house – oops, office!

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How do you play wizards, giants and midgets?

Split into two teams and choose as a team whether you’d like to be midgets, giants or wizards.  Then stand in two rows facing each other and when your appointed referee says “Go!”, you either:

  • Crouch if you’re a midget
  • Put your hands up if you’re a giant
  • Or stand Harry Potter style with a pretend wand out if you’re a wizard

Now, the game play is broken down like this:

  • Wizards chase giants
  • Giants chase midgets
  • Midgets chase wizards

Let’s say you’re a midget, and the other team are giants, your goal would be to run as quickly as possible to the other side of the room without being caught by the giants!  If you’re caught, you’d have to join the other team.

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Whoever took these photos were probably laughing too hard to take a clear picture, but we do have a much clearer photo courtesy of Kaitlin from one of our adjacent offices.

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I think she caught us at a moment when we all decided to be wizards.  Great minds think alike?  We all ended up the same about 5 times out of 7!  Not sure if epic win or epic fail…

Give this game a go and let us know how you went on our facebook, twitter or instagram.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Not Your Usual Crafternoon, follow us on wordpress today!

Looloo Paper Crafternoons (An Easter Debut)

Hello hello!
How was your Easter? Ate far too much chocolate, did we? (Well, we did too… please don’t judge our expanding waistlines).  Back at our awesome Looloo HQ, we spent Easter re-purposing a couple of things that have been laying around the office to bring you our Easter-inspired crafternoon debut.  It was a good excuse to revamp what would otherwise have been unceremoniously disposed of by most people, enjoy good company and a lot of sweet sweet chocolate.
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A toilet roll, a pair of googly eyes, some fuzzy pipe cleaners for ears, a dash of Easter magic and voila… some outrageously cute bunnies to brighten the day and the office!
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“Working hard or hardly working?”

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We’d love to hear about your Easter too, so drop us a line and share how your Easter went with us:
 
Have an awesome week ahead, we’ll catch you later!  Here’s a rose from all of us here at Looloo HQ with love.

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A little sneak peek… (shhh!)

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Here at our spanking new Looloo Paper HQ, we are all about upcycling and repurposing.  And we just had our first ‘crafternoon’ session!

“What’s a crafternoon?” you say?

Crafternoons are Looloo Paper’s monthly in-office Arts and Crafts afternoons where we all do a little DIY to breath life into scraps and pieces that most people would simply throw away.  We’ll also show you some easy-to-make crafts so you can get started and get inspired to upcycle your own masterpieces.

So keep your eyes peeled for our Easter-inspired crafternoon!

And check out our fantastic new signup page! (come on, you know you want to!)