31 JUL 2012

What’s in a name?

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I’ve now been married for a month and have already got used to saying Hannah Preston, rather than Hannah Jones (although I still get a bit giggly whenever I say ‘Mrs’.) It was quite an easy decision for me to make when I was thinking about whether to keep my own name or take my… read more.

26 JUL 2012

Locog Going Loco

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Apparently the London 2012 Olympic Games start tomorrow. Were you aware of that? Of course you were, unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past year and have miraculously managed to avoid all the news coverage, adverts and chatter on the streets. Now I’m possibly committing some sort of blasphemy here, but I… read more.

25 JUL 2012

The Future is Here

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I read an article in today’s Yorkshire Post about how Harrogate Grammar School is aiming to provide every pupil with an iPad. My first reaction was genuine surprise. I still view iPads as this futuristic invention that is for the tech savvy, rather than for the masses, and the ‘old person’ in me wanted to… read more.

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I’ve just finished reading the latest issue of Ride UK BMX Mag. It’s admittedly not my usual reading material, and it’s not a subject matter I’d usually take an interest in, however this is a special issue. This issue features coverage of the MAOAM Ride to Glory 2012, a sponsorship deal Open Communications helped initiate… read more.

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Today’s headlines report a profit fall in Q3 for soft drinks manufacturer Britvic leading to a loss of approximately £15 – £23m. Now before we all take a sharp intake of breath, the business reports that this is as a result of the poor weather and more significantly the product recall of the brands Fruit… read more.

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As a Yorkshire PR agency and Wakefield based business, we were asked recently to attend a meeting with like-minded  companies in the area, who would support a local initiative to provide unemployed people in the district with advice and guidance, in the hope that they may secure temporary or permanent roles as a result. The… read more.

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You can’t really say that we’ve had a summer time yet, despite it being mid-July, in fact it feels more like some balmy extended winter. The only glimpse of sun we have had in the UK has been a random day here and there or if we really push it maybe a week. The problem… read more.

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I remember a time when something would appear in print one day and be considered fish and chip wrapping the next.  There were even comments used to make people feel better when they received negative coverage ‘Don’t worry, today’s press is tomorrows bin lining…’  but times have certainly changed. We always advise our clients to… read more.

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We were asked recently to deliver a presentation during an event in Castleford run by Wakefield Enterprise Partnership. The purpose of the event was to provide advice and guidance to people who were considering starting up a business. As a result we were asked, as a Wakefield based PR agency, to discuss communications and how… read more.

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Following my recent blog about print editions of newspapers and how there are rumours that the Guardian will become an online only publication from next year, I read with interest a piece in Print Week about some research commissioned by YouGov SixthSense, which suggests that although people believe that digital is the way forward, the… read more.