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As someone who grew up in the countryside, you could go as far as to describe me as a country girl. Because of my years spent roaming through fields and taking in fresh country air, my love for the countryside also extends to the work place – I much prefer working in a rural office… read more.

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The difference between one brand and another is often down to the simplest of things but in turn this can and has taken a business from being mediocre to massive! I have been reading lots of articles about brands recently; their campaigns, new advertising creative, plans for the run up to the Christmas period, new… read more.

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It was in the news recently that Facebook has partnered with Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, and Samsung to launch internet.org, with the goal of making internet access available to five billion people across the world’s developing countries. You can read an article describing the way this partnership is going to work here. Currently, around… read more.

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We have some exciting news to share with you all – here at Open Communications, the straight talking PR agency based at Nostell Priory Estate Yard, we have strengthened our growing team with the appointment of Naomi Stafford as PR Account Manager. With experience as a journalist having written articles, blogs and press features for some of the… read more.

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  Ok, so you’ve heard it all before but really, my hair is strawberry blonde. In the summer it goes blonde and in the winter it takes on a definite turn for the red, or ginger if you prefer but by balance that still means that for most of the year it is ‘strawberry blonde’.… read more.

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    We have all heard comments like ‘money doesn’t make you happy’ and ‘it’s the little things in life’ but the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has gone one step further, they have actually completed a study that has found that happiness and its affects can be defined by a scale.   Following… read more.

09 AUG 2013

A New Era

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  I’m feeling a little nostalgic. Why? Well this time about five years ago we were excitedly planning the launch of Open, making the final preparations for a business of which I am immensely proud. I remember the stress over what we were going to call ourselves, how our logo would look and what our… read more.

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I’ve wondered for quite a while why it isn’t a focus of humans to use the advances in modern technology to help each other. It seems unfathomable to me that it can be so easy to use these new tools and techniques to communicate with people at the other side of the world, to do… read more.

06 AUG 2013

An Update

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So to kick off, I thought I should give everybody a quick update on what’s been going on here over the past week or so, and to explain how my role here has developed and how I’ve settled in so far. As you may possibly (hopefully) know, I started at Open Communications as a PR… read more.

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      There is absolutely no doubt that the PR industry has a less than positive reputation – but the irony is that we are tasked with managing the reputation of the brands that we work with, so how has it come to the point where we are unable to create positive associations for… read more.