Viral Videos

2 Aug

Greetings readers and casual passers-by alike!

I haven’t posted since getting my new job, so here’s my first where I can now say – I am the new Marketing Specialist for none other than the techie innovators themselves, ASUS!

Anyway, more details to follow on the job and new cool things I’m learning to take me out of my comfort and learning zone. ūüėČ for now, I wanted to share my amusement at a few good tech-based viral vids…

First up – Samsung’s Evolution Kit. Let’s face it, we’ve all had respective partners, loved ones and randomers we’d love to change small bits about. And the control and ULTIMATE POWER that would come with… Mwahaha! … ahem.

Secondly – our good arty friend, Adobe Photoshop. I chuckled at how quick the turn around on this was. Very well done.

And finally (for now!), I conclude my ‘winding down for the weekend’ session with a hilarious clip from our pals at CollegeHumor. I’m devastated that I didn’t come across this one sooner, as I love a bit of comedy! Clever execution and lovely reactions from the unsuspecting but good-humoured general public.

So… what are your thoughts? Any cool vids to add? How do you think I should commission viral videos to get ASUS more on the map?

Would love to hear your thoughts here or via Twitter @natalieannboon


My legacy lives on…

22 May

Despite leaving Vertex recently and looking for new challenges, my design abilities were obviously still highly thought of… I created this banner!

If you’re looking for an amazing challenge in IT Recruitment with one of the best companies going, check out their website for more info: You won’t regret it!

Vertex hiring banner

Improv Is Everywhere

21 May

I’ve always been a fan of guerrilla marketing practices, and it is my aim to work on friends and future colleagues… even strangers alike, and get them involved in a simple act of magic-making like you can see in the video below.

It doesn’t take much money or time, and you don’t need to be the most courageous individual to do it… But you can create little moments that stick with you forever. And they don’t even have to occur for a cause – just rave for the hell of it!

If anyone is interested in getting involved with a project, share your ideas via Twitter @natalieannboon – I’d love to hear your thoughts!

New Beginnings

2 May

To my friends, colleagues, contacts and those who have just stumbled across this page…

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I am leaving Vertex Solutions. I seek pastures anew, to challenge my creative spirit and seemingly never-ending pool of ideas. I wish my beloved Vertexians (definitely adding that to the dictionary!) all of the best in the world, and have thanked and bid farewell to the wonderful people who I have worked with… They have all made my first leap into the big bad world of work an absolute joy (well, most of the time), and I will miss them all greatly.


And if you are ever looking for a technical job, or a technical recruiter, look no further than my elite ex-colleagues for this. They are truly amazing at what they do, and I cannot recommend them enough.


Are you looking to change your life?

30 Apr

(NOTE: this is a shameless CV generating, job sharing, candidate and client engaging, company promoting kind of update. Consider yourself warned!)


Ahem… Key words aside, working in marketing is all about being creative and engaging the world around you; finding your USP, promoting the #$!* out of your products and/or services, and generating proof of ROI. (buzzbuzzbuzzwords).

But with a recruitment company, this process is definitely harder to adjust to as a new industry worker than something more abstract and creative. You can have all the ideas in the world, but can you tie them down? Can you make them work for you and represent you, rather than merely be a fun exercise in futility?

This is my job and my current greatest challenge. Learning how to sell to candidates that we can change your world, to clients that we can help grow and enhance your business offering, and the general outside world that we are a great place to work for, with and around (cough, CHARITY WORK, cough, GREAT WORK PERKS, cough, AWESOME PEOPLE AND ATMOSPHERE…) – this is where it gets tricky. Ir takes more than a cleverly-worded poster or a few status updates. It’s about proof-reading job advertisements and maintaining websites and generating new and interesting content day in, day our. It’s about managing brand through every employee, document and form of communication.

It’s about making people go ‘WOW’ and remembering you for doing what you said you would, and then some.

So, to that end, we’re working on tonnes of cool new ideas to get you outsiders to know all about us and what we do. We may even make you smile or think about us a little longer than you’d realised or planned.

BUT. As I couldn’t possibly reveal all my fantastic secrets, I shall conclude this morning post with some shameless recruitment spam!

We really can change your life. I’ve spoken to placed candidates and happy clients. You love us. You think we are dedicated and tenacious and are pleased that we really take the time to learn about our marketplace and about all of your interests too. Think of it this way: why would we try to sell you a job that you’ll end up leaving later, if we don’t get paid til you have worked for a set period of time?

It’s in our interest to care for you, learn about your family, talk about your hobbies, and see what you want from your next move, whether you relocate or not. The same goes for the client-side. Why would we set ourselves up as a business, claiming excellent candidate delivery and support, only to have you doubt us the moment someone drops out or decides against you, no matter what the real reason? The answer is – we wouldn’t.

So, as promised:

Take a moment to consider what you might be lacking in your career right now… Would it do you any harm to explore your options, pressure-free?

If you’re looking to change your life by progressing your techie career, get in touch today. Check out our social media pages. Give us a call. Drop us an email. Heck, come visit us in the office. We won’t bite (much!).

My name in lights…

18 Mar

My beloved Loughborough: home for three magical and memorable and mind-boggling years, and the place where I grew up. I was asked to write a graduate profile, answering some key questions to help advise current and prospective students on where I’ve come from, and where I’m headed, and how I think they should proceed to get here.

Here’s the result…



‘Tell me a bit more about yourself.’

1 Mar

Does this phrase fill you with dread?

Check out our latest video for interview advice and some pretty good outtakes too!

Vertex Buzz!

10 Jan

A continuously updated list of links to news about us on the World Wide Web!


Calling all Ruby on Rails Developers!

10 Jan
Infogram on Ruby on Rails professionals.

Infogram on Ruby on Rails professionals.

By Natalie Boon.





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