Here are some of our latest obsessions, successes and joys.

18
Jun
Becky Merchant

Quick Reads – A good news story with an important message

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Everyone loves a good news story and last month we got a great one when best-selling author Jojo Moyes rescued The Reading Agency’s adult literacy scheme from collapse after it lost funding.

When we first heard the news, we knew it would be a brilliant opportunity to get some first-class coverage about the wonderful work that The Reading Agency does and, more importantly, to raise awareness about the fundraising struggles that charities face.

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06
Nov
Becky Merchant

Our favourite autumn campaigns – A pre-Christmas roundup

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Before the imminent influx of Christmas adverts take over, there have been a couple of brilliant campaigns shared across our news feeds that have got us talking the past couple of weeks. So while we remember the days before tinsel and talking polar bears, here’s a snapshot of our recent favourites.

The end of October saw the release of ‘The heist no one is talking about’, a harrowing and hard hitting short film from Oxfam that calls on companies to stop tax dodging. The film reimagines the effects that tax avoiders have on poor countries’ vital services with a heist of nightmares in a modern hospital.

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07
Jun
Becky Merchant

Stand Agency, award winners!

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Stand Agency, award winners! We are very excited to have won Best Use of Media Relations at last night’s CIPR Excellence Awards for our work on Anchor’s Standing up 4 Sitting Down campaign!

Standing Up 4 Sitting Down is an important campaign that aims to increase awareness of a little-understood issue facing older people in the UK – the lack of seating on the high street which is deterring older people from getting out, increasing loneliness and isolation, and seeing the economy lose out on £3.8 billion each year.

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08
Mar
Becky Merchant

The brands jumping on International Women’s Day 2017

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Like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Father’s Day, International Women’s Day has become an annual calendar event that brands love to get behind.

Is this ok? It’s debatable. But there’s no denying it’s the world – and industry – we live in.

It’s to be accepted as long as, sitting alongside each company’s pretty Instagram post and PR stunt, are meaningful measures to facilitate gender equality.

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23
Jan
Becky Merchant

Ok ladies, now let’s get in formation

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This weekend, Team Stand was proud to have been part of global history as we joined London’s Women’s March and stood up for solidarity and against inequality.

We sang, chanted, celeb spotted, made new friends and even spoke to people on the tube. Knowing we were marching alongside 2.6 million people worldwide – all peacefully and energetically protesting against hate and oppression – was incredible.

While we’d rather the world’s most powerful person hadn’t made the misogynistic or racist comments he has – oh boy did signage show just how much people across the world are prepared to speak out in defiance against hate.

Here are Stand’s favourite moments from 2017’s best day yet…

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18
Jan
Becky Merchant

Standing up for older people

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Here at Stand we’ll always stick up for what we believe in and recently we’ve been standing up for the rights of older people with two separate campaigns.

With our clients Anchor and Solicitors for the Elderly, we’ve successfully got the public talking about issues affecting older people and, most importantly, we’ve got people pledging to take positive action.

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