Five years ago during the last General Election, I was a campaign organiser in one of the country’s most marginal seats, which then led me to a career in politics, public affairs and PR.
As the General Election creeps ever so closer, like many others across the country I have caught myself battling over who receives that important ‘x’ on my ballot paper come May.
It’s hard to miss the #ZaynPain that millions of hysterical tweens are experiencing as One Direction becomes one-less direction with Zayn Malik leaving the famous boyband.
Stand Agency has been appointed by Kidney Research UK, the country’s leading charity dedicated to kidney disease research, to launch an integrated social and traditional media campaign for the charity’s awareness month in March.
Delivering his final Budget of this Parliament, the Chancellor celebrated ‘a Britain walking tall again’ and set out his intention for a continued ‘long term economic plan’, which commentators and politicians alike all accepted really translated as a short term electoral strategy. Read more “Budget day: is Osborne’s ‘long term economic plan’ a winning short term electoral strategy?”
This Sunday is International Women’s Day: the day to celebrate all of the awe-inspiring women who have shaped, and are currently shaping the world we live in.
“So what are you going to do now?” is the question that most graduates get tired of answering. But as a journalism and creative writing graduate, no question will take you beyond snoredom as much as: “So which newspaper are you going to become the editor of?” or “Ooooh, fancy yourself as the next J.K. Rowling then?” Read more “So, what are you going to do now?”
This week I’m attending Ecobuild, the sustainable design, construction and energy event and a quick look at the conference programme got me thinking. There’s an intriguing session called ‘Unlocking environmentally responsible behaviour – can mindfulness help us make the change?’ I’m by no means a mindfulness expert but my understanding is that it’s a technique to improve life through increased awareness of the here and now. Could a more ‘in the moment’ appreciation of our world help promote less environmentally damaging behaviour? And if so, could mindfulness be a useful tool for wider communications and campaigning? Read more “Changing behaviour? It’s all in the mind”
A few weeks ago pictures were shared of Andy Murray’s motivational notes he carries with him during a big match. Some of them apply to life in general, like be good to yourself and others are more tennis specific, like keep going for your serve. The idea of reminding yourself of what helps you perform at your best got me thinking about what inspires me to be the best I can be. So taken with this idea we have created a quote wall at Stand Agency Towers so we can get some quick inspiration on the way to the kitchen. In terms of what I would have on my motivational crib sheet here are a few ideas: Read more “Keep going for your serve”