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Office Nomad will do White Sheep in October

Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 24, 2009

I just had a meeting with Markus Grannenfelt, the CEO of White Sheep. We agreed that I will spend the month of October 2009 in their offices.

This is a special Office Nomad case, since it’s the first ever company that I have no prior relations to in any way. I’m really looking forward to experience this group of professionals.

This is what they say about themselves:

White Sheep is an award winning innovation-led digital agency whose core focus is building brand preference through experiences that engage people. We thrive on questioning the conventional and innovating new solutions for visibility and communications.

More on White Sheep in October!

At this point, I have openings still for August, November and December of 2009. I am talking with number of companies already, but it’s the fastest who will have priority… ;-)

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Finnish design bottled water lands to Harrods

Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 15, 2009

VEEN Long John 033Today’s great news is that Veenwaters, a Finnish design bottled water brand, will be sold exclusively in England at Harrods Knightsbridge. Veenwaters’  new 0,33l new bottle VEEN Long John 33 will be the only water sold at all of Harrods restaurants and Harrods Food Halls.

This is really a remarkable news for a small Finnish company that launched their first design water just under two years ago. Veenwaters’ first bottle, designed by Antti Eklund,  have won numerous awards icluding “The Good Design” award.

I had a chat with their CEO Tomi Grönfors last week, and there are so many good things coming from there.

Attaching the whole press release here, read yourself.

HARRODS CHOOSES ‘VEEN’ AS HOUSE BRAND
Harrods has chosen VEEN as its house water brand. A brand new, smaller 0,33L edition will recieve its global launch at the world famous department store later this month. The award winning
spring water will be available in the store’s restaurants in the designer 0.33l and 0,66L bottles, as well as continuing to retail exclusively in the Food Halls.

Exceptional taste and quality
VEEN comes from a free flowing spring in the natural wilderness of Finnish Lapland, one of the least populated areas of Europe, resulting in exceptionally low nitrate levels. The low minerality
in the Lappish soil creates a unique, smooth taste. “VEEN’s smooth taste pairs well with excellent food and wine, we are delighted that diners at Harrods restaurants will now be able to appreciate the match.” Says Tomi Grönfors the MD of VEEN Waters Finland Ltd.
VEEN LongJohn
The crystal clear Extra Flint Glass was the natural choice for VEEN bottles to protect the taste and quality of the water as well as to ensure recyclability for sustainable product development. The clear Scandinavian design form of the new LongJohns bottle is a brand signature, with the ”LongJohn” embossing bringing a contemporary twist. The name comes from the design’s continuous wallpaper pattern that resembles the classic underwear design used in Finland.
The bottle is created and manufactured in close co-operation with Owens-Illinois.

VEEN Waters Finland Oy
VEEN Waters Finland Lts. is a privately owned company located in the town of Ylitornio in Finnish Lapland. The company was established 2006 December. VEEN is sold worldwide in selected outlets. VEEN Waters Finland Ltd, is a marketing, development and production company that is challenging the big multi-nationals with entrepreneurial spirit and Finnish flair.

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Presentation on social media at Tieke seminar “Vinkkejä ja Viiniä”

Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 12, 2009

Here’s the presentation I made on Wednesday at Tieke seminar “Vinkkejä ja Viiniä”. Believe it or not, this took only 15 minutes. Should you be interested in hearing what this is all about or wanting to know more – you know where to find us.

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Netprofile is the September host company!

Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 11, 2009

Announcing this today – confirmed yesterday.

Netprofile, the #1 tech PR company in Finland, will be the Office Nomad – Toimistonomadi host company in September.

Want to learn more about Netprofile? Go check their webpage.

I have a history of working together with Netprofile and several people from their ecosystem. It will be sooo exciting to rub shoulders a bit closer with them again!

Note! I am planning to close at least August – October slots before the summer vacations. If you are thinking about having the Office Nomad around, now is the time to act!

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RunToShop – Office nomad host company for June!

Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 5, 2009

The announcement of June host company was delayed slightly due to many small things, including people traveling.

I managed to agree that RunToShop is the host company for June, starting from Monday. Thanks guys for agile moves!

Run is a place where consumers find the products their peers love and where buying is made easy by offering the most relevant and personal recommendations. Run brings tools for extending online shopping to communities where people already are deeply involved in. Users in Run will be rewarded for their efforts.

Run is located neatly in the very new Technopolis Ruoholahti in Hiilikatu 3, Helsinki. The building is packed with startups such as RunToShop and Muxlim.

I’ll be doing some things related to Run during this month, just watch your surroundings. ;-)

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Tramterview with Francois Castel

Posted by Janne Saarikko on June 2, 2009

I did an exception to do a Tramterview without the tram part. I met today with Francois Castel, a Frenchman living in Finland. Francois is working on issues related to diversity in Finland.

If you are interested in diversity and working policy, I can help you get in touch with him.

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