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

14
Jul
Beccy Churchill

Pokémon GO: The next big social network

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If you had told me a few weeks ago that the July marked the second-coming of Pokémon, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here we are on the 13th of July 2016, and every adult I know is embracing 90s nostalgia – running around consulting their Pokédex with the aim of catchin’ them all.

But whether you’re laughing at it, or are a Pokémon master yourself, there is no denying that Pokémon Go (PG) is a big deal.  It took the viral game Angry Birds 35 days to reach an audience of 50 million, it took Pokémon Go less than seven days – and it hasn’t even been rolled out worldwide.

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12
Jul
Miri

Meet Stand Agency’s… Jade Kupoluyi!

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How and why did you get involved in PR?

Whilst studying economics and politics at university, I was always intrigued by the current affairs stories I read in print and online media. I knew I wanted a role that would challenge me and enable me to work with organisations that have a story to tell. After a big search for my first PR role, I was really excited to land a paid internship here at Stand Agency.

What attracted you to work at Stand Agency?

I researched the work that Stand does and I was drawn to their client list. It was full of organisations with great causes that were having a positive influence on society.

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17
Jun
Miri

Meet Stand Agency’s… Rebecca Merchant

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How and why did you get involved in PR?

The main aim when job-hunting after graduation was to get some experience in the charity sector. Second to that was to find a job that was fun, engaged in current affairs, and one that would keep me on my toes. As a result, I was lucky enough to bag a crazy and rewarding internship in the media team at Comic Relief. PR turned out to be everything I was looking for – sociable, topical, creative and the right balance of work and play. I haven’t looked back since!

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12
May
Millie Daly

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

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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
Sarah Miles

We’ve been shortlisted for the PRCA Dare Awards!

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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!

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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
Nikki Peters

Let’s talk about politics

Posted by Nikki Peters

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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