Author Archives: Clare Carney

Heard it through the grape #vine

You’ve probably heard about Twitter’s new video-sharing service, Vine. The app, which is now available to download for iPhone, replicates the short and sweet nature of the micro-blogging network. We’ve been having a play around with it at TMG Towers and having watched others 6 second video contributions we’re now convinced that this is a pretty exciting development for social media.

Creativity thrives with constraints. It’s the unique selling point behind Twitter’s success. Where other social networks allow you to rant and rave until the cows come home, Twitter (should) make you tweet only the important details. Now Vine will encourage people to work within the channel’s constraints to produce clever videos that make the very best of a 6 second moving image.

Here’s a few of our favourites so far…Oh and you can click here to watch the full McLaren MP4-12C review:

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Coast to Coast Challenge: Day One

Day one of the challenge, and it’s been tough going! We set off from a rather wet and windy Workington but the weather didn’t dampen our spirits too much. The team powered through until eventually the sun came out to brighten things up.

The hills were eventually pretty grueling though and unfortunately we all have to get up at the crack of dawn and do it all over again tomorrow! 58 miles down…only 114 to go!

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Coast to Coast Challenge: Get Set!

One day to go until the challenge begins and Auto Trader employees from across the UK & Ireland prepare to pack their bikes, leave their respective offices and get themselves to the starting line.

Team Ireland set off in style to catch the ferry and coach it over to Workington, with a fond farwell from their colleagues!

Meanwhile, team London try and figure out how on earth to fit all those bikes in to the mini-bus!

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Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge

Auto Trader has been working to support Help The Hospices for over 2 years now. Last year some of our more adventurous fundraisers climbed the height of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the charity and this year is no different. Check out the video from last year of the team in action.

This year, approximately forty Auto Trader employees from across the UK will be attempting to travel the breadth of Britain starting the 16th June. With petrol prices being as high as they are, we’ve decided to do it on pedal power alone. Starting with our wheels in the Irish Sea, we’ll be travelling from Workington on the West Coast of England via the Lake District and Yorkshire Moors. The Auto Trader team will cycle the treacherous journey to Whitby Bay on the North – East coast three days later on the 18th June.

Follow team TMG’s progress here or follow us on Twitter and search for #ATc2c

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