Everything you believe in starts from a single beat. Love, loyalty, establishing a connection with your surroundings and the people around you – that’s what we believe in. And that’s what we celebrated over a three day offsite at Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh. An offsite we called #FC310.
And it was epic! We spoke about our brands, and we spoke about what we do and why we do it. We took ourselves to a level we never knew existed, and cracked briefs with ideas we never knew we had. The Park didn’t have a fence, it extended into the wild, untamed, free jungle. Maybe that helped us push ourselves further into a new creative space? Maybe. Definitely.
And because we’re sticklers for detail, we’re going to tell you what it all looked like.
Day 1: The One With The Travel & The Brief
After a plane ride that someone missed and a bus ride that had a muddy ending, we arrived late afternoon on a Friday to a resort that we got quite excited about.
But the highlight of Day 1? All the new learnings we came across. Before the offsite, we were asked to interview individuals who earn their livelihood through unorganised businesses and find out what role digital media and technology played in their job.
This one saw us face challenges from people who refused to talk to us to those who had nothing to say. But we persisted. And the inaugural session at #FC310 saw some amazing stories being presented.
From paanwallas to bhajiwallas, and from one brilliant idea to gain and retain customers to another. We were left stunned at how people we don’t usually associate as “digital” were using and innovating across platforms & mediums to work and prosper.
That left us inspired a ton for what was yet to complete day 1 – the brief.
For a visual journey through Day 1, head here -> https://goo.gl/FQ7dS8
Day 2: The One With FC United
One brief. One dedicated office. One too many brilliant ideas! And sharing them all took all afternoon.
But this was still an offsite and we were still surrounded by a beautiful forest that we needed to pay attention to and fresh air to take in. The rest of the day was dedicated to exploring the resort, chilling wherever you found a good chilling spot and a store full of laughter with a quiz about everything and stand-up by FC’s very own creative director. Funny guy.
And your visual catch up of Day 2? Right here -> https://goo.gl/cWD9rC
Day 3: The One With All The Football
Nothing wears us out and bright shining faces for a 6 am nature walk/trek was proof of our enthusiasm. Our guides, locals who knew the land and its creatures inside out, helped us spot birds, learn more about the forest and open our amateur eyes to the hidden beauties of nature.
We came back with beautiful pictures because fortunately for us, we had our creative head and photographer at heart hand out the key to taking good phone pictures. Yes, angles, selfies and framing to a whole new level.
And the day got even more active with some intense football sessions, some professional looking frisbee playing, splashing in the pool, a couple of hands of poker, and some good ol’ 90’s music to round it all up. We can define ‘chill’ to perfection, because on day 3, we lived it.
That brings us to the end of a three day escapade filled with all things good, relaxed, and inspired. And now we’re back! And we’re refreshed, excited and also ready for another offsite. Yes, another one. Does anyone hear us?
And because we are such fabulous documenters, we’ve got some more cool stuff from our offsite for you to check out. Presenting the #FC310 Minis Series! Right here: https://goo.gl/QfExgs