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

01
Dec
Olivia Peterson

Meet Stand Agency’s… Jessica Nazaire!

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Jessica joined as an intern a few months back, and we were so impressed we asked her to stay! Here’s a quick intro to our newest Account Executive.

How and why did you get involved in PR?

I did quite a bit of volunteering at school and uni, and I just wanted to shout about all the great things we did! Initially, I just wanted to get people as enthusiastic about charity as I was, and push for recruitment. Quickly, I started realising how much strategy was involved, and really got stuck into it.

Why did you want to stay at Stand Agency?

My first feeling at Stand was this overwhelming sense of encouragement, and can-do attitude. Anyone can do anything; you just have to give it a go. That’s what I love about Stand, no one doubts your capabilities, and everyone is there to help you be the better version of yourself. What more can you ask for?

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24
Nov
Faith McKellow

Christmas in Ad-Land

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Christmas, like charity, begins at home. Well, it does for me and countless millions who anticipate the moment the Christmas TV ads go on air. Once they’ve premiered, it’s non-stop tinsel and turkey all the way to January.

These festive offerings are pored over by TV critics and social commentators alike, keen to offer meaningful interpretations on the narratives. The ads have a profound impact on the national mood and set the tone for the festive season in a way that can’t be underestimated.

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06
Oct
Beccy Churchill

What we can learn from the Kim Kardashian West heist

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On Monday, Kim Kardashian West was held at gunpoint and robbed in her Paris hotel room. What must have been a truly horrific ordeal, has been (by the Parisian Police and others) attributed in part, to the star’s social media sharing habits. Regularly posting snaps of her children, location and latest blingy accessories across her social channels, it has me thinking – when did our attitudes towards online privacy become so lax –  what ever happened to being ‘cyber safe’?

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04
Oct
Becky Merchant

Barnardo’s – Believe In Me

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Believing in your own ability to succeed, to do something good, to make someone happy is often what gets us up in the morning. For most of us, this self-confidence has been instilled in us from an early age and helped us become who we are.

But this isn’t the same for everyone, which is why Barnardo’s new Believe In Me campaign has stirred emotions and why Stand is proud to be a part of it.

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07
Sep
Becky Merchant

Bursting the bubble – RIP Fabric

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Something’s up, I’m usually never wrong. It’s difficult for me to admit but I’m recently realising that I might be out of touch. It was waking up to the news of Fabric’s closure that triggered this depressing realisation. ‘Surely they can’t close it’ I went to bed saying last night. Lo and behold, overnight the decision was made to revoke the licence of London’s most legendary club and close it for good.  Read more “Bursting the bubble – RIP Fabric”

24
Aug
Fiona Gildea

The Sun – life after a paywall

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Since the paywall went down back in November, we’ve been keeping a beady eye on The Sun’s online content to think about what it means for our clients.

According to the National Readership Survey Padd figures out today, The Sun’s online audience has continued to benefit from the removal of its paywall. It reported a monthly readership of 13.5 million, up 5% year on year. We know The Sun is the most read daily paper, but it is up against the behemoth that is the MailOnline to hit the top digital circulation figures, and we are sure it’s looking to challenge the front runner for this top spot. Read more “The Sun – life after a paywall”

22
Aug
Sarah Miles

#Pogback heralds a new era for sports PR

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The English football season is now in full swing, big names have swapped clubs and PR teams have been working all hours to create a buzz behind their summer signings. But it’s clear which club and player won the PR battle in terms of column inches, social media shares, likes and views – Manchester United and Paul Pogba.

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