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Work life: working the Magnum Beach Party in Cannes

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - looking out to sea

Recently my client Magnum hosted a party in Cannes during the film festival to celebrate Magnum Double and their Release The Beast film, so I was on a plane with them to create content for social media! 

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - flight out

It started off with a 6am flight that was overbooked, so I ended up getting bumped to the standby list! Luckily, I made the flight at the last minute and away I went. Next stop: Nice.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - view from the plane

After landing in Nice it was time to head to Cannes, about an hour south of the airport by car, to meet up with my colleagues and the rest of the agency teams.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - street scenes

When I got to Cannes I headed straight to the hotel to drop off my bags before making my way to the venue for the all-team kick off meeting.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - l'hotel brimer

How colourful is this hotel?

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - l'hotel brimer 2

I stayed in the Hotel Brimer, close to the city centre.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - in the town

Once I’d dropped off my bags it was off to the venue on La Croisette.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - beach views

The view from Magnum Beach.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - Magnum sculpture on the beach

Right on the beach front were jewelled Magnum sculptures.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - what I wore day 1

Here’s what I wore for day one!

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - on the beach

And as part of my role as a Social Media Manager, I was there to create content for social media. Like of the freshly dipped Magnums against the seafront.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - taking photos of Magnums

But it wasn’t just me doing that – almost everyone who came to the venue took a similar picture of their Magnum, too!

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - Magnum on the beach by the sea

We also photographed a Magnum in hand by the sea, here’s my cheeky personal snap between takes with the photographer.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - how to take the perfect from where I stand

And if you were ever curious how to take a #fromwhereistand style picture with someone else photographing and making sure their shadow doesn’t appear – it involves getting a bit close! (Silly face made for selfie purposes, obviously!)

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - practicing flat lays with the invite

Then we photographed our invitation for a layflat before sitting down for a team lunch break.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - salad lunch

I ordered the artichoke salad, which was absolutely delicious! For the rest of the day we focused on editing photos, prepping for the party, sound checks and meetings.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - local market

Day two I met one of my teammates for breakfast, and while searching for a cafe we spotted this lovely little market.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - market stalls

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - Cannes cafe

Then, after a breakfast of omelette and coffee (the omelettes in France are just so yummy!) we were ready to work.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - architecture

Off to the venue, strolling through the lovely streets in Cannes.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - backstage office space

It was party day, so we set the backstage area up as a makeshift office. Here’s what it looked like before everyone arrived and set up laptops / unpacked their kit.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - my work space

This was my working spot pre-laptop setup, and I snapped this before realising the notebook wasn’t actually a gift for me but belonged to someone else and was already written in. Oops!

After the team meeting it was time to live stream a behind the scenes look at the venue and making a Magnum over on the official Facebook page.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - press pen time

Then, it was time for a press conference with Kendall Jenner to talk about her collaboration with the brand. I was in the press pen with the social photographer as a second set of eyes for opportunities of what to photograph.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - press pen duties

And also to help him switch lenses on his camera for different types of photos!

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - Kris Jenner from the press pen

And then I looked over and noticed Kris Jenner was RIGHT THERE.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - dipping Magnums with Kendall Jenner 1

After the press conference Kendall headed over to the dipping bar, where she created her own Magnum.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - dipping Magnums with Kendall Jenner 2

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - dipping Magnums with Kendall Jenner 3

After the press conference and photo shoot is was content time, downloading all the pictures, picking our favorites, writing captions and getting them ready to post. 

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - pre party

By now it was nearly party time! So of course I asked for a few shots of my outfit.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - party lookCall Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - party venue

Then the guests started to arrive…

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - DJs at the party

And the DJs started playing…

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - on stage live streaming

And I live streamed a segment of Cassius’ set to share on Facebook! Here’s a snap that one of my clients took of me up on stage doing my thing. (Thank you G!) 

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - omlette, pain et cafe

Next morning I met a colleague for some much-needed coffee and more omelette before getting back to work.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - Rue D'Antibes

And before I knew it it was almost time to head back to the airport.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - cute tiling in the town

So I went for a walk in search of lunch, and to head back to the hotel to collect my suitcase.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - bagel lunch

I had a quick lunch outdoors to make the most of the fresh air and scenery.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - palm trees and architecture

And waited at the bus station for the bus to the airport to make the plane that would take me onwards to London.

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - near the train station

Call Me Katie - Magnum Cannes - heading to the airport

Till next time!

Much love, Katie xo

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