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More often than not when companies call us to draft copy for websites, corporate brochures, flyers and marketing materials we find that they have had already made a start – or have documents that they have used previously. These documents come in useful for one thing, to provide some basic background about the business. Nine… read more.

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I have been surprised over recent weeks to hear about the controversy surrounding some retailer adverts and in particular ASDA’s Christmas creative, which places Mum at the heart of the organisation during the festive period. Interestingly they don’t seem to be the only retail chain who have done this but they are the one taking… read more.

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On occasion there will be a conference or networking session which catches my eye and yesterday I found myself surrounded by bankers (insert your own pun here!) at an event in Bradford. The Ignite Business Growth seminar was hosted by Barclays and was pitched as an opportunity to hear key note speaker, Adam Balon, one… read more.

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Having worked in PR for more years than I care to remember, I have had the chance to work with a number of celebrities who have supported clients with the launch of new products and services – I think my claim to fame has to be having the mobile number for Mr Motivator at one… read more.

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It’s that time of year again… comfy sofa, glass of wine in hand, fire on, the family sat around wide eyed ready for the evening’s entertainment, wondering if this year ‘they’ will beat the target of last year, watching as people do a host of ridiculous stunts to try and raise just that little bit… read more.

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“Open Communications, the PR and marketing communications agency based at Nostell Priory Estate Yard near Wakefield, is celebrating four years in business with two new account wins and a move to larger premises.” How exciting, we are finally in a position to announce our office move (it was three months in the planning!). After achieving… read more.

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It’s been a roller coaster few weeks in the USA with the constant evaluation of who is in the lead, which candidate won which head-to-head debate and who came across as well informed, stronger and most suitable to become President, taking on the responsibility to run one of the largest countries in the World. I’m… read more.

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There are certain topics in life that people will always feel passionately about, no matter what the era or location, and I think music is one of these topics. Two weeks ago, the Wakefield Express’ new columnist, Dean Freeman, managed to cause quite a stir by stating in his Rhubarb Bomb column that live music… read more.

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This is the second blog post from Ciaran, who is currently undergoing a work experience placement here at Open Communications. I’m 3 weeks into my first foray into the heady world of PR, so I think it’s high time I took a retrospective look at what I have actually gained during my time at Open… read more.