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Having worked in the PR industry for more than a decade I have been some significant changes, not least the move to more online mediums and methods of communication. There was once a time when you would draft, approve and print a press release before spending hours at a fax machine – not any more.… read more.

28 JUN 2012

Employee of the Year!

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On Tuesday evening I attended Wakefield District Business Awards at the Cedar Court Hotel for the third time. The first time I went to the event was as a guest of Open Communications, the second time I was an employee, and this time, I was an employee who had been nominated for an award. I… read more.

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For some time now there has been an on-going debate about who ‘owns’ social media; digital or PR agencies. The problem being that while one can be engaging visually, creating games, competitions and advertising which attract attention, the other provides consistent content, with an appropriate tone of voice to encourage two way communication and increase… read more.

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As some of you may know, I’m getting married in a couple of weeks, and am surprisingly calm about it. After hearing wedding planning tales of horror, I had prepared myself to be pretty stressed in the run up to my wedding. As friends and family have pointed out though, I am unnaturally organised. My… read more.

14 JUN 2012

Food for thought

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There was a fantastic survey featured in the Yorkshire Post today reporting that fewer than half of young adults know that butter comes from a dairy cow and less than a third understood that eggs come from hens. Better still, more than a third don’t know that bacon comes from pigs and four in 10… read more.

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Dragon’s Den is one of few business ‘reality’ television programmes that I have continued to enjoy watching. It is informative and although I often feel some of the comments are unfair and a little insensitive it does give the viewer an insight into how it is to own a business – people don’t walk around… read more.

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I am not a fan of the football. I don’t care that I don’t know the off-side rule (irrelevant of the number of times it’s been explained to me – once using a 50p coin!) and my life is no less meaningful because I absolutely do not – and never would want to be –… read more.

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Last Monday, whilst most people were tucking in to cucumber sandwiches or sipping Pimms in honour of the Jubilee, I was helping to break a Guinness World Record at an event that demonstrated why PR is so much more than securing column inches. Monday (4th) marked the start of National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW)… read more.