This week Stand Agency joined a community of PR agencies and individuals across the world who practice Impact Relations – a fast-growing communications discipline that supports the work of pioneering businesses and organisations who are driven by purpose as well as profit.
Here are some of our latest obsessions, successes and joys.
Not for a long time (ever?) has there been a better time to get traction behind a campaign tackling climate change. The recent hype has led to a renewed interest in the topic and a building sense of urgency. The environment is officially trending.
I was recently a guest on the PRCA Podcast, aptly named PRcast and hosted by the very lovely Isobel Arrowsmith and Harry Gardiner.
We are looking for a tenacious Senior Account Executive. They will have at least two years of relevant work experience and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
We are looking for:
- a confident communicator and excellent writer with the ability to coach more junior members of the agency
- a well-rounded team player, who will take every opportunity to deliver amazing results and perform to the highest level
- in-depth understanding of all types of traditional and social media
- the skills to be the community manager for social channels and become news hounds who are constantly on-top of the media agenda.
The role will involve:
- managing client projects and supporting other team members
- generating excellent media coverage and digital content
- writing a range of copy
- attending client meetings
- developing creative ideas, writing content briefs and offering guidance on audio-visual content
- getting involved in pitches, proposals and new business documents
- tracking budgets
- providing insights and analytics to clients on their social channels
- helping to build Stand’s profile via the trade press, social media and events.
For a full job description or to send us your CV and cover letter, contact email@example.com
Our amazing list of benefits include:
- Birthday off
- £250 Annual Wellness Bounty (to be spent on activities or items to improve your general wellness)
- £1000 individual Learning and Development budget
- Sabbatical option after 3 years service
- Pension contribution
- Summer Hours – 4 pm Friday finish between June- August
- 1 day off a year for volunteering
- Thirsty Thursdays (Drinks in the office every Thursday)
“Cash only”. It’s a sign I’ve seen plenty of times, and it’s been met with frustration. Finding actual cash in my purse these days is becoming more and more of a rarity.
When the fate of 1 and 2p coins was momentarily thrown into doubt the other week, I felt certain that we were on our way to a cashless society. The news came alongside an announcement that a branch of Sainsburys in London had taken the decision to remove all tills in its refurb (80% of transactions in their store were now cashless), free ATMs were reported to be in decline and RBS became the first to offer card payment by fingerprint.
The revenue generated through social media advertising spend in the UK is expected to grow by 12% a year. No surprise given the past 10 years development; both in the platforms themselves and how people use them.
We are looking for an entrepreneurial Digital Associate Director or Digital Director to join Stand Agency’s senior team. You’ll be a key contributor to the development of Stand at a time of ambitious growth for the agency.
Last week’s Euro 2020 qualifier game between England v Montenegro had racial discrimination front and centre. Personally, the most depressing part, was that the abuse from the Montenegrins towards several England players didn’t surprise or shock me. In fact, this abusive behaviour gave me multiple flashbacks of matches with poor treatment of players, at both international and national grounds. So if it’s happening so often, why haven’t we seen a behaviour change – not just from fans, but from clubs and football associations too?
In the wake of the worst mass murder in New Zealand’s history, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received a call from US President Donald Trump. After sharing his condolences, President Trump asked if there was any help the United States could provide. Prime Minister Ardern had a simple request for the commander in chief – ‘sympathy and love, for all Muslim communities’.
It’s been nearly two weeks since 50 New Zealanders were murdered in Mosques in central Christchurch, and the style and substance of Prime Minister Ardern’s response to the violence continues to make headlines around the world.