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
Nyree Ambarchian

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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06
Mar
Aga Maciejewska

Our #CrackingClientCoverage in February

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After an amazing start to the year, February has proved to be another successful month full of #CrackingClientCoverage and other exciting projects! Here are some of our favourite bits.

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It’s been a busy month on the moneycorp account and one area we’ve seen particular success is on Twitter. In February, we achieved a record 450 new followers in just the one month. With a much more hands-on approach to this social platform in 2017 we are seeing incredible results already – December saw 113 new followers, whereas January received 295, and last month we were heading towards 500! With a winning combination of travel inspiration and engaging news stories, we are excited to keep up this pace on moneycorp’s social media in March.

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02
Mar
Anthony Di Natale

Still confused on Brexit? Join the crowd

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When it comes to the UK’s economic outlook – very much like the referendum itself – there exists two polarised schools of thought. The first sees the UK currently hanging by its fingernails from the edge of an EU-shaped cliff, awaiting an inevitable self-imposed fall in to the black abyss below. The second, far more optimistic view, is of a fresh new world of independence, full of free trade deals and hearty Britishness.
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28
Feb
Olivia Williams

Oscar’s envelope blunder: PRs – keep on your toes, it’s vital

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At Sunday’s Oscars, La La Land was mistakenly called out for best picture, when the real winner was Moonlight. Awkward chaos ensued.  All live for us to watch, tweet, share and have a laugh at. The Oscars blunder was not meant to happen, and as one La La Land Producer declared mid speech, “it was not a joke”.

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16
Feb
Francesca Rivett-Carnac

A world of inspiration

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Since we started working with The Reading Agency last year, one message has really stuck in my mind.

We should be encouraged to read in a way that feels right for us” 

Reading in a way that feels right for us. Not right for our school teachers, or well-meaning parents, friends or the people we follow on Instagram. For some, that might be a newspaper. For others, it might be a comic, a short story, or the biography of a sports star. A few might choose to read War and Peace, but I wonder how many of us have struggled on with a book because we’ve believed without question that it’s the ‘right’ thing to read?

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13
Feb
Olivia Williams

We’ve been shortlisted for two PRmoment Awards

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Our Standing Up 4 Sitting Down campaign, developed and delivered in partnership with Anchor has been shortlisted for two awards:

Best Use of Research: Using in-depth and innovative research to inform a PR campaign

Media Relations Campaign of the Year: Exceptional results and coverage for a media relations campaign

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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06
Feb
Olivia Williams

Press Release: Stand Agency to paint the town red with appointment to promote British Tomatoes

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Stand Agency has been appointed by The British Tomato Growers’ Association to help get consumers buying more British tomatoes.

The Association, which represents 90% of British commercial tomato growers, has tasked Stand Agency to get people talking about tomatoes, to raise awareness of the flavour, health, environmental and economic benefits of eating UK grown fresh produce.

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