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In defence of ‘No comment’

It’s pretty common these days in communications webinars and virtual workshops to hear “under no circumstances should you ever respond with no comment”.

In interview scenarios this is absolutely true. However, in a small but often very critical number of situations, specifically when responding to media enquiries, it can still be a useful device in the PR toolkit. What we’re specifically talking about here is crisis communications and issues ...


Posted on Mon 19th Oct, 2020 in: Advice, Crisis Communications, Crisis Management, Public Relations, Reputation Management by Tim Downs

Aberfield Communications invites Ian Briggs to join its Board

Ian Briggs has joined the Board of Leeds-based PR, social media and brand communications agency, Aberfield Communications, as a director and shareholder of the business.

Having joined the business as a senior consultant in January 2019, Ian has helped to oversee a significant growth in the agency’s client base in the last 18 months and now joins Tim Downs as an owner of the business. The appointment comes after Aberfield registered an increase in turnover and...


Posted on Tue 15th Sep, 2020 in: Appointments, Influence, Public Relations by Admin

The power of partnerships

How partnerships with other, like-minded brands can amplify your communications

The power of brand partnerships shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to developing a communications strategy. Often it can be easy to build a list of tactics that solely focus on the brand that you are representing, and of course that is important, but we also shouldn’t shy away from pa...


Posted on Mon 20th Jul, 2020 in: Public Relations by Admin

Hospitality & the Visitor Economy reopen for business: winning back consumer confidence

Communications is going to be key to attracting visitors and paying customers once more

We’ve had mini-breaks to the coast cancelled, trips to the theatre postponed and holidays abroad scrapped for the foreseeable. I for one am itching to have a break and do something fun that doesn’t involve our home or a nearby park. And with the announcement that some businesses in the...


Posted on Wed 24th Jun, 2020 in: Hospitality, Marketing, Planning, Public Relations, Tourism, Welcome To Yorkshire by Rebecca Farnsworth

Working with CEG to profile two iconic property schemes in Leeds

How we're delivering PR for Temple and Kirkstall Forge

We’ve been working with the property developer, CEG, that’s behind two landmark schemes in Leeds: the £400m Kirkstall Forge development, which is one of the largest brownfield sites in the North of England, and Temple, a new district in the city centre, which forms a key part of th...


Posted on Thu 14th May, 2020 in: Appointments, Influence, Public Relations by Laura Cavanagh

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