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It’s always surprising to find that when it comes to strategic communication businesses completely discard an audience that should be made up of its most loyal followers; it’s employees. It is very rare that we receive a PR brief which makes specific reference to internal communications, unless it includes a newsletter or the updating of… read more.

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The other week, I was reading about how ASDA had partnered with Transport for London to provide a click and collect grocery service. It captured my attention, so I decided to delve a little deeper to find out exactly what it was all about. In short, ASDA will be offering its customers the chance to… read more.

27 NOV 2013

AWESOMENESS

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Last night, Rebecca and I had the pleasure of visiting an event that we had never attended before, and I can genuinely say I was blown away. Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live is described as “a daring and adrenalin-packed live show” and “a fully choreographed action sports spectacular.” And despite my usual cynicism, by all… read more.

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According to recent reports, figures have shown a sharp decrease in the number of teenagers using Facebook on a daily basis. When challenged about this change in user habits, it has been suggested that as the audience demographic on the social platform shifts to report an increase in ‘older’ users, the less cool Facebook appears… read more.

22 NOV 2013

Festive Jumpers

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This Boxing Day, a group of friends and I are having what we’re calling a ‘Real family Christmas’, a chance for us all to have the day we want at a friend’s house together, without that slightly awkward obligation to socialise with distant family for the whole day. The plan is to get together, each… read more.

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Last week I had the privilege of being invited to a thought leadership roundtable event in Leeds. Held at Aspire, Think Yorkshire, which is organised and supported by the Yorkshire Mafia and in this instance sponsored by Salesforce, was a roundtable event with a twist. As a Director of Open Communications I was asked to… read more.

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If a picture paints a thousand words then what does your LinkedIn profile picture say about you? I have noticed over recent weeks that the pictures that people are using on their LinkedIn profiles are becoming less about professionalism and more about pout! I am aware, as I should be, that social platforms are used… read more.

19 NOV 2013

Jungle fever

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I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, one of Britain’s most popular reality TV shows that sees celebrity contestants ‘living in the wilderness’ of the Australian Jungle, returned to screens this week for the 13th series. The scene was similar to past series with a group of well known, and some not so well… read more.

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Oh yes, it’s scary to admit it but Christmas is just around the corner and nothing marks the beginning of the festive season better than the first showing of the John Lewis Christmas advert. This year’s tear jerker of an advert tells the story of an unlikely pairing, the bear and the hare, set in… read more.

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Back in August ahead of the Beacons Festival I decided that I’d put up with wellies for the very last time and set about finding some new boots that could handle a beating. I instantly headed to Schuh to get a pair of Dr. Martens without even considering other boots on the high street. I’d… read more.