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

27
Jul
Miri Buac

Our latest campaigns: Starting the conversation that no one wants to have

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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”

17
Jul
Grace French

Breaking the taboo with the launch of a new helpline

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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?

Read more “Breaking the taboo with the launch of a new helpline”

06
Sep
Laura Oliphant

Who sets the moral compass? Leadership lessons from the Bell Pottinger case

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On seeing the Bell Pottinger and Oakbay Capital story unravel, I imagine the temptation of most PR agencies is to argue that’s not how other PR agencies work, and to ask that we are not judged by the behaviour of one of the world’s largest agencies.

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31
Mar
Beccy Churchill

What podcasts you should be listening to right now

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At Stand we are avid consumers of media. From newspapers to magazines, websites and television – there’s a plethora of ways that we follow, digest and discover the news. It’s this constant curiosity that leads to our weekly team emails sharing documentary recommendations, must-see shows and most-recently – our must-listen podcasts.

Like many people, I got sucked into the podcast world last winter with the now-iconic true-crime Serial podcast, a series that had me attached to my headphones as I binge-listened to the story of Adnan. Did he? Didn’t he? It was the talk of the office.

Since then, I have moved my podcast listening beyond true-crime (a bit stressful pre-9am) and have discovered some great podcasts that are not only super interesting, but also really handy in the PR world.

Here are my top picks for you to listen to at the moment (in no order). Read more “What podcasts you should be listening to right now”

08
Mar
Becky Merchant

The brands jumping on International Women’s Day 2017

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Like Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Father’s Day, International Women’s Day has become an annual calendar event that brands love to get behind.

Is this ok? It’s debatable. But there’s no denying it’s the world – and industry – we live in.

It’s to be accepted as long as, sitting alongside each company’s pretty Instagram post and PR stunt, are meaningful measures to facilitate gender equality.

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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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24
Aug
Lola

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”