25 APR 2013

What a day!

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Today was one of those days that really get your blood churning – they make you feel alive, they spark your passion and they remind you of why you chose the career that you are in – today was the Buy Yorkshire Conference! As the preferred PR partner for the event, we work for several… read more.

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  I had the pleasure today of listening to Tim Harper from Cientifica during a seminar he was presenting at the Buy Yorkshire Conference. The title of the seminar was ’10 Emerging Technologies’ and I immediately presumed that the talk would focus on social media and the way that we communicate with our partners, stakeholders,… read more.

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  Despite the changing shape of the PR industry a fundamental part of anyone’s daily role is to review the media and be aware of what is going on locally, nationally and globally. Unfortunately this often means that you have to be particularly susceptible to bad news, as well as good. Recently however I’ve been… read more.

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Don’t stop the Ulster Gazette now! There’s no mud on their face, they’re no big disgrace, for they are the champions and their witty headlines will rock you! Okay, I’ll give it a rest now before you get worried that it’s finally happened – I’m going slightly mad. (That was the last one I promise…for… read more.

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  While following some business hashtags on twitter on Monday evening, I quickly realised that I had inadvertently stumbled across a global disaster – the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Showing in real time the updates, imagery and videos I was shocked to see and hear what was happening at the other side of the… read more.

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I saw an article in last week’s Yorkshire Post saying “Your 60s are now the era of the mid-life crisis for so-called ‘silver sufferers’ rather than your 40s, according to a study.” Apparently “a third of men and women said they went through a period of ‘developmental crisis’ in their 60s”, although new findings announced… read more.

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Ok, I confess, I don’t really ‘get’ a lot of the campaigns which are relying on AR codes to bring them to life. I understand that AR codes mean that agencies can be more inventive and creative but I struggle with what that brings to the brand and consumer experience. Now don’t get me wrong,… read more.

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It’s exciting times here at Open Comms – we are on the look-out for some fresh new talent to join our expanding team. As an agency that manages the communications and PR for a range of household names, as well as local companies and thriving new businesses, this opportunity will be an exciting challenge for… read more.

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When I was growing up my Dad always used to quote a phrase from Bambi, the children’s film. He would say ‘Remember what Thumper said’, which was ‘If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say nothing at all’. Even though the quote is taken from a children’s film the fundamental theory behind the phrase… read more.

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When you work in PR (public relations) there are some days when you wonder what your job description may look like if you were to write down everything you were asked to do. This is no bad thing you understand, as the huge variety of tasks certainly helps to keep things interesting, while raising a… read more.