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Are we letting down the talent of the future with antiquated agency structures?

Having recently been through a major recruitment drive, I wanted to share what a positive experience it was. However, it was disappointing to hear how many PR agencies are still letting employees down with rigid, inflexible structures.

Any agency head will tell you that recruiting new members for your team can be one of the most time consuming and sometimes frustrating tasks that come with running a consultancy. It’s especially important when you are a relatively small team and the impact of that new person can be significa...

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Posted on Thu 5th Sep, 2019 in: Appointments, Culture, Industry Comment, Jobs, Public Relations, Recruitment by Tim Downs

Can Instagram save the high street?

Social media can have a tangible impact on how we shop, Beth Chaplow explains how

In recent years, the high street has become a nostalgic symbol of a time gone by, so much so that a care home in Birmingham has recently built a replica high street, in order to stimulate childhood memories in its patients that are suffering from dementia. With in-store profits falling and many stor...

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Posted on Mon 8th Jul, 2019 in: Blogs, Generation Z, Industry Comment by Beth Chaplow

Should TikTok be part of your content strategy?

We take a look at the video platform that's captured the imagination of Gen Z and ask what is the opportunity for your brand

If you live with a pre-teen or teenager, then TikTok will need no explanation. But for those that don’t, let me introduce you to the new video platform which, after passing the 1 billion download mark last year, is bigger than Instagram and is causing a storm – particularly with Gen Z. ...

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Posted on Thu 18th Apr, 2019 in: Advice, Digital, Generation Z, Industry Comment, Social Media by Jenny Wilkinson

#buyapaper: the campaign that reveals the positive influence of local newspapers

Ian Briggs examines why printed news is still relevant in a growing digital world

Journalists, including those from The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post, have been making a lot of noise on Twitter recently. And, refreshingly, it’s not all been about bashing Brexit. Posts have been raising awareness of #buyapaper, a campaign supporting the local newspaper industry ...

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Posted on Mon 4th Feb, 2019 in: Blogs, Industry Comment, Media, Newspapers by Ian Briggs

Will Channel 4’s move to Leeds change the region’s PR landscape as well as its TV?

Will Channel 4's migration up the M1 deliver opportunities specifically in the PR sector by allowing more regional voices to be seen and heard? We take a look at at exactly what Channel 4 is offering the region's PR and communications sector.

The announcement that Channel 4 is to make Leeds its new home has rightfully been met with huge enthusiasm across the region. Within a week there were further announcements that a raft of independent production companies, that wouldn’t normally be seen outside Shoreditch or Salford, would also...

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Posted on Wed 21st Nov, 2018 in: Industry Comment, Influence, Public Relations by Tim Downs

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