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

12
May
Millie Daly

‘Dos and don’ts’ from my first 30 days in PR

Posted by Millie Daly

I’m Millie and I started as an Account Executive at Stand Agency in April.

After graduating from the University of Leeds in June 2015, I moved back into my family home with the intention of plunging straight into a career in PR. However, being situated in the remote Wiltshire countryside, sandwiched between two farms and not much else, I was left with limited local options!

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04
May
Miri

We’ve been shortlisted for the PRCA Dare Awards!

Posted by Miri

We are delighted to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the PRCA Dare Awards, in the category ‘Event, Launch or Stunt of the Year’.

In January, to celebrate The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Diamond Anniversary, we supported the charity as they launched their Diamond Challenge with a bang. The challenge is a one-off initiative, encouraging people of all ages to get out of their comfort zones during 2016.

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03
May
Beccy Churchill

Meet Stand Agency’s… Miri Buac!

Posted by Beccy Churchill

Miri joined Stand Agency a few months back as an Account Executive, and we thought it was about time she introduced herself. Miri stands out for her creative eye and ability to see the bigger picture.

How and why did you get involved in PR?

My first role in PR was during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It was an exciting time for London, and being involved in this international event was so rewarding. I got a buzz for organising campaigns, and knew PR would be the right way to put my creative eye to good use!

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04
Apr
Nyree

Let’s talk about politics

Posted by Nyree

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.

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15
Mar
Lola

Stand wants you!

Posted by Lola

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.

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07
Mar
Lola

A PR tells you what she’s learned

Posted by Lola

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.

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04
Mar
Nyree

We’re hiring – Account Director: financial and professional services

Posted by Nyree

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”

04
Mar
Nyree

We’re hiring – Account Executives

Posted by Nyree

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.

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