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So, it’s that time of year again when the ghouls and ghosts come out to play and witches and wizards take to the streets to ask the question that reminds us all of that one task we were supposed to do – go out and buy a box full of sweets to give to the… read more.

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I made the mistake of watching Work Experience, the new reality sitcom, on E4 last night. I was really looking forward to the programme after noticing the adverts and was eager to see what it was all about – expecting, wrongly, that it would be a laugh a minute and something to discuss with friends… read more.

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At Open Communications we always talk about understanding our clients business so that we are able to make realistic and appropriate recommendations to support their PR, social media and corporate communications briefs. As an agency we always think it is important to take the chance, where possible, to work from our clients offices in order… read more.

17 OCT 2012

Hats off to Bodyform

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When you work in the communications and media industry, you can often find yourself becoming quite cynical and critical about other brands’ campaigns. It’s easy to dismiss television adverts, straplines, social media campaigns, publicity stunts etc as ‘tired’, ‘not relevant’, ‘responded too late’, ‘tried too hard’, ‘was done last year’, ‘didn’t understand the target market’… read more.

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We have a new member of the team this week Ciaran, so although this blog says that it was written by me it wasn’t – this is all Ciaran’s work and his thoughts and comments, enjoy. Unless you have been living under a rock recently you should all be aware of Austrian Daredevil Felix Baumgartner… read more.

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Each morning I try to catch up on the news before setting off for work and today was no exception.  There is always one story or another which catches my eye and today it was for all the wrong reasons. Before I start this rant, I will try and set the scene: There was a… read more.

12 OCT 2012

You Are A Brand

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I was reading an article from this week’s Yorkshire Post “Life & Style” supplement regarding children using Facebook and other social media platforms. As an adult, I think sites such as Facebook and Twitter are brilliant. They’re a great way to stay up-to-date with friends you perhaps wouldn’t have stayed in contact with otherwise, as… read more.

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I recently posted a blog about Open Communications agreeing to get involved with a local initiative, Wakefield Works. The concept was thought up by Andy Turner from First Choice Recruitment and Marcello Moccia from Room: 97, in partnership with the Wakefield Express. Rather than sitting around and complaining about the lack of jobs for young… read more.

08 OCT 2012

Kate and Wills

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I’ve never been a particular fan of the Royal family – that’s not to say I dislike any member or don’t think we should have a royal family – it’s just that I’ve never paid much attention to them before. Other than the tragic death of Princess Dianna, as a child I wasn’t really aware… read more.

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Since we launched Open Communications in 2008, we have learnt a lot – not least the difference between a P9, P11 and P45!  We have also done a great deal of networking and now have a number of suppliers who we regularly rely on to provide us with the products and services we need. What… read more.