It's been a CRAZY year here at Club Mob! Our third year surprising the UK and further afield has been incredible, smashing all targets, and we've been able to get even more creative than ever before.
We've loved every second of it, and to celebrate the New Year, we've reflected and given awards to our top surprises! Enjoy!
The SWEETEST Surprise of 2017 - MAUNG AND THU'S PROPOSAL
We work with some absolutely lovely couples, but the award for the sweetest couple of all, goes to Maung and Thu. Maung wanted to use a Burmese song from their past in the proposal, so we decided to add a romantic violin and some lyrical dancers. Thu had no idea it was all for her... until all her family and friends appeared, and Maung, who'd left earlier to pop to the bathroom, was waiting in a suit, ready to propose...it was truly magical.
If you like this surprise, check out our runner up for this category - Bhav and Tina's proposal outside Harrods was a stunning performance and draw huge crowds, well done Bhav!!
The BIGGEST FLASH MOB of 2017 - SPACE APE GAMES AT KINGS CROSS!
So much fun. Soooo much fun. Our biggest flash mob of the year, with 20 of our professional team joined by about 10 of the Space Ape Games team and even some members of the public who we'd enlisted to fulfil their bucket list flash mob aspirations! We don't have a standalone video of this one but it's featured in our compilation we released earlier in the year...watch out for the dancing monkey, that's the one!
The MOST FUN Flash Mob of 2017 - MONT ROSE COLLEGE!
We rose to the challenge of representing a business and science college with the flash mob medium this year...twice! We particularly enjoyed creating the scenes shown at the end of this video...SO MUCH FUN!
The MOST CREATIVE Surprise of 2017 - OUR LION KING THEMED PROPOSAL IN THE RAINFOREST CAFE!
When a client knows EXACTLY what they want, it makes our job so much easier. Gareth had such a vision for what he wanted for his proposal to Daniel, that it made every element of planning this one a pleasure. We got to get more creative than ever on our costumes and facepaint, and our dance routine, a mixture of African and jazz, was so exciting to put together. A MUST WATCH - only viewable on a computer not on mobile, but trust me, it's worth it.
The BEST NEWCOMER of 2017 - OUR SURPRISE SINGING WAITERS!
Yes, we started our singing waiter team in 2016. But this year has been a fantastic year of growth for our 7 superstar singers - our acapella arrangements have gone to the next level and we've had some fantastic surprise performances for birthdays, weddings, and even were taken to Portugal to surprise the staff of Thomas Cook at their annual conference! We're really excited for next year to create even more acapella magic across the country. For more info about our singers and what makes us different, see our blog post about the team!
The MOST COLOURFUL Mob of 2017 - RUBRIK'S EXCEL FLASH MOB!
Rubrik were one of the best companies to work for...ever. And the t-shirts they supplied made this flash mob our most colourful of the year, so watch out for the end when their brand is revealed! What worked best was how the colours really stood out against the suits everyone else was wearing...that's how you make an impact at a trade show! (not available to watch on mobile, but give it a look when you get home!)
The MOST UNIQUE Flash Mob of 2017 - OUR DOUBLE PROPOSAL!
Yup, you heard right. A DOUBLE proposal! We've done a whole standalone blog post about this one that can be found here, but this one is spectacular. Well done to Adam and Leigh who masterminded the whole thing together for lucky ladies Kirsty and Ella. It now has a whopping 45,000 views on Youtube so make sure you give it a watch!
If you liked this one, check out our Runner Up, Vessko's proposal on the Southbank - not only did he add singers into the mix alongside our dancers, he enlisted a famous Bulgarian singer that his girlfriend loves, to surprise her right at the end. Such a good proposal, it even features THE LIFE from Dirty Dancing, and stands at 215,000 views on YouTube last time we looked!
The SCARIEST FLASH MOB of 2017 - OUR HALLOWEEN 2017!
We had so many Halloween jobs this year it was impossible to pick one. Our dancing zombies roamed Fosse Shopping Park in Leicester, One Embankment London at a corporate party, The East Village in Stratford, the AO offices in Bolton and Manchester, and even went to an engagement party in Croydon to surprise all the guests! Here are our top photos from our crazy Halloween...
The FUNNIEST Flash Mob of 2017 - BAYWATCH ON MILLENIUM BRIDGE
When we were contacted to help promote the launch of the new Baywatch DVD with a classic Baywatch running surprise, we RAN at the chance. Check out these photos & video of our absolute BABES in action...HYSTERICAL.
The MOST FAMOUS Flash Mob of 2017 - OUR PROPOSAL IN IKEA
Robert and Sara are one of our favourite couples of the year. A beautiful pair, they met by the tills at IKEA 8 years ago, so Robert wanted to propose there...as strange as this sounds, it was spectacular! A big thanks to IKEA Wembley, who couldn't have been more supportive. This clearly has resonated with audiences, especially in the USA, as it's our most popular video EVER, with almost 800,000 YouTube views!
So a huge thank you to all of our fantastic clients of 2017 - with almost 100 surprises across the country and beyond, we couldn't have mentioned everyone, but they all have a special place in our hearts. Stay in touch and keep surprising people...we know we will!
Happy New Year!
Alex & the Club Mob Team x