Last week, Peter Frates, the man who inspired the hugely successful Ice Bucket Challenge, was sadly laid to rest just aged 34.
Here are some of our latest obsessions, successes and joys.
Stand Agency has been appointed by the Engineering Development Trust. EDT is a charity that works to enhance experiences for young people within STE(A)M (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) through the Industrial Cadets programme. By working with education, employers and partners, Industrial Cadets creates a talent pipeline and a future skilled workforce, whilst helping young people to develop the skills they need to enter industry with confidence.
After two successful and award-winning campaigns focused on increasing seating on the high street, the third instalment of Anchor Hanover’s Standing Up 4 Sitting Down addressed the issue of seating in public spaces more broadly.
We’re thrilled to announce that Armed Forces charity, SSAFA, the UK’s oldest tri-service military charity, has appointed Stand Agency to deliver integrated campaign activity over the next 12 months, including their iconic Armed Forces Week.
SSAFA provides lifelong support for all members of the serving community, veterans and their families when in need. Stand Agency will be working with SSAFA to drive awareness and support for the charity.
Ah Autumn. The time for snuggling up indoors with some good telly and a cuppa. Right? Nope, not for Team Stand. We’ll be welcoming the start of Autumn with nothing less than a 25km trek in the Peak District as part of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Adventure challenge.
After commissioning some research to build the ultimate water-cooler conversation story, last week we created a fantastic buzz for The Reading Agency’s World Book Night.
The story, which looked into Brits’ reading habits, received over 20 pieces of national and consumer coverage, as well as being picked up by regionals nationwide.
Here are some of our favourite pieces: Read more “World Book Night: Revealing the nations reading habits and hang-ups”
Our Standing Up 4 Sitting Down campaign, developed and delivered in partnership with Anchor has been shortlisted for two awards:
Not-for-Profit Campaign: Recognises the most effective public relations work by a charitable or Not-for-Profit organisation in any sector, as well as public relations consultancies working in partnership with them.
Best Use of Media Relations: Recognises the successful use of media relations in a wider public relations context that captures the imagination and meets client and/or campaign objectives.
Here at Stand we’ll always stick up for what we believe in and recently we’ve been standing up for the rights of older people with two separate campaigns.
With our clients Anchor and Solicitors for the Elderly, we’ve successfully got the public talking about issues affecting older people and, most importantly, we’ve got people pledging to take positive action.
Barnardo’s, which works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people, has been working with Stand Agency to support the amplification of its #BelieveinMe campaign.
We love to challenge public perceptions at Stand and that mantra is at the core of our work with our charity clients. Generating national coverage and impressive reach for our social campaigns is a given, but actually seeing the difference that campaign makes to real lives – that’s the true reward.