I was lucky enough to head to the AllBright Club for a talk hosted by the Women’s Prize for Fiction’s founder, Kate Mosse. Kate was joined by Cathy Newman, Channel 4 broadcaster to celebrate the launch of her first book Bloody Brilliant Women.
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Up and down the country young people are currently undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. They might not be embracing the frost and heading out for expedition practice quite yet, but thousands are volunteering their time to support their local community, or focusing on learning a new skill. I clearly remember doing my own DofE – helping out in a care home, learning to ride a horse, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget the pure endurance of a leaking tent followed by a long hike.
I’m sure we’ve all been here. It’s the end of a long week and Friday night consists of a film and an app-and-tap takeaway. Food, done. But picking the right film can be tricky. Not only because my partner wants to see Thor: Ragnarok, and I’m in the mood for gritty British drama, but due to the amount of choice we’re presented with at the touch of a button.
We are looking for a talented Account Executive / Senior Account Executive and a tenacious Account Manager to work across some of our corporate, consumer and charity clients.
We’re thrilled to announce that Armed Forces charity, SSAFA, the UK’s oldest tri-service military charity, has appointed Stand Agency to deliver integrated campaign activity over the next 12 months, including their iconic Armed Forces Week.
SSAFA provides lifelong support for all members of the serving community, veterans and their families when in need. Stand Agency will be working with SSAFA to drive awareness and support for the charity.
Upcoming collaboration will support SSAFA’s aim of increasing the visibility of the Forces family, whilst ensuring that the unique challenges they face are better understood by the general public.
Laura Oliphant, MD of Stand Agency said:
“We’re really pleased to partner with SSAFA to support the delivery of their campaign activity. We want to focus on ensuring all members of the Armed Forces are as visible outside of service as they are in. With this support in local communities in place, we want any Forces family in need to feel empowered to ask for help.”
Justine Baynes, Director of Marketing and Communications at SSAFA said:
“At SSAFA, we provide personalised lifelong support to those in need through our network of 5,800 volunteers. The Armed Forces community faces a unique and diverse set of challenges, which aren’t always obvious to wider society. Stand Agency understood the issues we are seeking to highlight, and ultimately overcome. Their ideas will help to shape public opinion towards Armed Forces and veterans.”
US Vogue is featuring AI influencers in its September issue, which has provided the perfect excuse to talk about one of the stranger trends to come out of Instagram, and my latest obsession, Lil Miquela – the AI influencer that has garnered 1.3 million followers on Instagram.
We are looking for a talented Account Executive to work across our corporate, consumer and charity clients. The role will involve working across issues-based campaigns – from social care funding to the challenges faced by the energy sector.
As champions for older people’s legal rights, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) wanted to make the UK aware that, although many of us are living longer, healthier lives, more of us are facing conditions like dementia that may one day limit our own decision-making abilities. Most importantly, many of us are facing these conditions without the necessary plans in place, meaning highly personal decisions are often left in the hands of strangers. Read more “Our latest campaigns: Starting the conversation that no one wants to have”
Being a victim of a fraud or a scam isn’t the easiest topic to tackle – no one likes thinking that they might have done something ‘wrong’ or been ‘caught out’. Which is why we jumped at the opportunity to support the launch of a new service to make having these conversations easier, and to break the taboo around what is the most common crime in England and Wales.
To launch the Reassura helpline, we developed an integrated PR, social and digital campaign around the concept of breaking the taboo when it comes to talking about fraud and scams. Everyone has a story to tell – so why aren’t people doing so? And what is the impact of this silence?
I’d totally forgot that I met Gareth Southgate about 20 years ago. I had entered a competition whilst at university to win some new football kit for the girls’ footy team. We won the kit and off we trotted to meet Gareth and also hold the FA Cup trophy.