The British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) – they represent companies that make personalised pens and things – is asking for your deskies.
Deskies are, as you’ve probably guessed, selfies of your desk. Take a snap of your desk, hashtag it as #deskie and there’s a chance the BPMA will share it across social media. And if you upload it to their Facebook page you could win Desk of the Year and £1,000 of desk accessories.
(They’re doing this to publicise Promotional Products Week that runs between 15 and 19 September. After all, you must have at least one promo item on your desk, right? I bet it’s a pen.)
We’d also like it if you’d share your #deskies, too. Just tweet @eurofficecouk with them.
We’d love to see what your workspace looks like and it’s fun to try to guess someone’s personality from the items they surround themselves with.
(I used to work with a woman who had loads of posh architecture and fashion magazines and a shoebox for expensive Wellington boots.)
To give you some inspiration, we’ve found some fascinating shots of people’s offices and desks in Vanity Fair, with desks from people including #Oprah Winfrey and Aaron #Sorkin of The West Wing and The Newsroom.
The Guardian also has a writers’ rooms series, with the offices of Will Self (lots of Post-it notes) and Raymond Briggs, he of Fungus the Bogeyman and the Snowman.
Well, what are you waiting for? Get snappin’. 🙂
If you spend hours every day at your desk, then why not find out how to maximise your desk area.
— janine atkin (@zeniebeenie) September 15, 2014