03
Mar
Grace French

Changing behaviour? It’s all in the mind

Posted by Grace French

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”

03
Mar
Laura Oliphant

Keep going for your serve

Posted by Laura Oliphant

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”

05
Sep
Laura Oliphant

Business blooms

Posted by Laura Oliphant

The flourishing flowers across London, specifically on the Stand HQ roof top got me thinking about what makes a business bloom. Whilst I don’t have all the answers, I think it is an interesting topic to debate, and gives the perfect opportunity to talk about some of the ways that Stand Agency is blooming.

Read more “Business blooms”

18
Jun
Nyree

STANDbites June issue

Posted by Nyree

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As we start enjoying the summery weather, click HERE to find out what we’ve been up to at Stand Towers.

10
Apr
Nyree

STANDbites April issue

Posted by Nyree

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As always, things have been busy at Stand Towers. Click HERE to read all about what we’ve been doing lately in our bid for national domination.

17
Mar
Lara Hallett

Check ’em Tuesday – Tabloid Triumph or Tank?

Posted by Lara Hallett

Let’s face it, The Sun’s Page 3 profile has had a bit of a hammering in recent years. The No More Page 3 campaign, launched in 2012, has received masses of support, with high profile organisations such as UK Girlguiding and Twitter royalty like Caitlin Moran requesting that those big busted babes put ’em away.

The messaging behind the No More Page 3 campaign is serious. That the images in the paper are there for no other reason than for the sexual gratification of men. That women are objectified. Sexual objects. Nothing more. This leads to sexual abuse. Normalises it in the eyes of the reader.

Lucy Holmes, the founder of the campaign, delivers a compelling argument in a video sitting in the about section. She is personable and convincing. She tugs at just the right values to draw in a wide section of the audience. Very emotive. A fair share of activism. Appealing to families. And equality at the heart.

Read more “Check ’em Tuesday – Tabloid Triumph or Tank?”

10
Mar
Lara Hallett

Meet Stand Agency’s … Fiona Gildea

Posted by Lara Hallett

How and why did you get involved in PR?

During my History degree at the University of Leeds I wanted to take a step back from my academic work and gain some work experience. As I am constantly reading – newspapers, magazines, blogs, books – I wanted to work where this incessant absorption of current affairs and opinions was valuable! I took a year out of my studies to work full time at the University of Leeds Communications and Press Office and I knew that this was the road I wanted to continue along.

Read more “Meet Stand Agency’s … Fiona Gildea”

28
Feb
Nyree

Stand has a Spring in its step

Posted by Nyree

Despite our good intentions the last issue of STANDbites was before Christmas and here we are saying hello to Spring!!

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On the one hand this creates the challenge of cramming all our good news into one STANDbites, but on the other hand means we have lots to share about client wins, new staff and office moves.

Click HERE if you’d like to read all of our news!

20
Dec
Nyree

Christmas STANDbites

Posted by Nyree

The festive season is upon us and in true Christmassy spirit we have created a special issue of STANDbites. The team has been extremely busy in the run up to the end of the year but we’ve also made time to have some fun along the way, not least by dressing up as Santa Claus occasionally!

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HERE is the latest issue. Grab a mulled wine and enjoy…