We’ve really been spoilt lately by the small and the large screen for documentaries. No longer the poor cousin to drama, documentaries hold their own in terms of audience numbers and satisfaction. So here is my low-down to what I’ve been watching over the past few weeks and what you might like to watch on Catch-Up.
Here are some of our latest obsessions, successes and joys.
I, alongside some of my lovely colleagues, attended a Women of the World talk by the excellent and extremely talented Caitlin Moran on International Women’s Day. Humorous, relatable and accessible, the talk about her book Moranifesto left me feeling empowered.
Empowered as a person, as a woman and, for the first time, as a political commentator. Caitlin made a point about the discussion of politics which I had long considered as impossible. That my opinion, that your opinion, was as valid as anyone else’s when talking about politics.
After the success of our London social media workshop in February, we are now taking our workshop to Peterborough.
If you’re wanting to get the most out of your social in 2016, we would love for you to join us for a free workshop that will get you clued-up and ready to make the most of your organisation’s social channels in 2016!
This week is National Apprenticeship Week, and already we’ve seen numerous stories hit the papers about how young people can get their employability skills up to scratch and stand out in the competitive UK job market.
Here at Stand, we take the first steps in the world of work seriously. We run an internship programme focused on helping those with an interest in PR really get their teeth into agency life.
Any aspiring or seasoned PR professional will be able to tell you – no two days in the world of media relations are the same. Having said this, there is one, loyal staple in your life: the Gorkana media database.
Three hours into building a monster media list (you know the ones), we spotted a Gorkana note next to a media contact that made us laugh.
We’re on the hunt for a driven and entrepreneurial Account Director who would relish the opportunity to help Stand Agency to grow its financial and professional services arm. Our niche is brands who are challengers in some way – for example, challenging the big incumbents in an established market with a new approach to service – and we’re looking to grow this client base more. Read more “We’re hiring – Account Director: financial and professional services”
We are looking for two Account Executives – one to work across some of our financial and professional services clients and another to work on some of our consumer clients. Both roles will involve meaty, issues-based client campaigns – from what the food industry needs to do about the global obesity crisis to getting more people to push themselves and take on a challenge they never thought possible.
After a 10-year career in television production, working on prime-time programmes such as Strictly Come Dancing, Dispatches, Watchdog, The Undateables and 24 Hours in A&E, I left the small screen and started a career in PR.
“Oh no, the economy’s going to pot… again!” is what many of you may be thinking at the moment, and you have good reason given the current state of alarm hovering over the global economic climate.
There’s a surfeit of financial ‘crises’ sparking across the different markets at the moment that have many economists running around like headless chickens. But what’s triggered it all? To put it simply, a concoction of China’s market slump, concerns around US growth, and a devastating fall in demand for oil, is making the global economy extremely volatile.
Here at Stand, we understand that loneliness is one of the biggest public health challenges that this country faces. Tackling this issue is a huge one for two of our clients: Anchor Care Homes and Contact The Elderly, who both do wonderful and important work to try and help those who are older and lonely.