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

22
Dec
Jessica Nazaire

Standing Up 4 Sitting Down 2.0

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It’s no mean feat combatting ageism on the high street – but it’s the kind of cause that keeps Stand going.

We first launched Standing Up 4 Sitting Down a year ago, a campaign calling on high street retailers, big and small, to include more seats in stores and improve accessibility for older people. Turns out this was an issue close to the hearts of many people living in England.

Initially we secured retail partnerships from Debenhams, Hotter and independent retail stores around the country, and secured widespread coverage in print, online and broadcast.

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20
Jul
Jessica Nazaire

More awards for Stand Agency!

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Who would’ve thought it? Stand Agency and Anchor Trust have done it again – we’ve won another award for our brilliant campaign Standing Up 4 Sitting Down!

After winning this year’s CIPR Excellence Award for Best Use of Media Relations, we have now gone on to win the PRCA Dare Award for Best Use of Media Relations (one of the most prestigious categories in the sector, might I add!). At Stand, we’re really proud of our track record of communicating issues that are at the heart of our society, and this award is testament to that.

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18
May
Jessica Nazaire

We’ve been shortlisted for two PRCA Dare Awards!

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Our Standing Up 4 Sitting Down campaign has not only been shortlisted for two PR Moments Awards and shortlisted for two CIPR awards, it has now been shortlisted for two PRCA Dare Awards! The campaign was developed and delivered in partnership with Anchor and has been shortlisted for two awards:

Media Relations Award: This award recognises campaigns that use targeted media relations to achieve excellent results.

Charity/Not for profit Award: This award recognises exceptional PR campaigns delivered by or on behalf of charities or social enterprises.

Standing UP 4 Sitting Down aimed to make the British public aware of the lack of seating on the high street which was deterring older people from getting out and increasing loneliness and isolation.

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15
Dec
Jessica Nazaire

Let’s Talk about Amazon Go

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Last week Amazon announced the launch of its brand spanking new store Amazon Go.

The ‘Just Walk Out’ technology works as online shopping: every time you pick up an item, it logs it into your virtual basket, until you put it back down again. When you leave the store, there is no need to check out: your account gets automatically credited with the items in your virtual basket, cutting out all need for customer service… ie, human contact.

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