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Despite the fact that social media platforms have been around for a number of years now, with many of us incorporating these communication channels into our everyday lives, there are still people who either don’t understand how to use them or worse still, abuse them. There is a real difference between the two audiences; one… read more.

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I was really pleased to wake up earlier in the week to some light-hearted news; the announcement that Ken Cheng was named winner of the 10th Annual Dave’s Joke of the Fringe competition with his one-liner about a pound coin. For those who missed it: “I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but… read more.

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We can’t quite believe where the years have gone, but here at Open Communications we will be celebrating our ninth anniversary in September and thought it would be a great opportunity (excuse) to get together for a drink and a natter!  As a member of the Yorkshire Mafia (YM) we will be sponsoring the Wakefield… read more.

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We are very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for two industry accolades; Outstanding Small PR Consultancy and Not-For-Profit Campaign at this year’s Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards.  Celebrating nine-years since we launched in September, Open Comms will come up against some tough competition when we attend… read more.

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We are looking for an ambitious and experienced Account Executive to join our team. We are a busy agency, so we need someone who is willing to get stuck in and to get their hands dirty. With a fantastic list of clients working across a range of sectors including FMCG, retail, manufacturing, housing, recruitment, leisure,… read more.

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The beautiful scenery, rolling hills, rich history and heritage and wonderful stories that people have to share are just some of the things that make Yorkshire a region that you can be proud to call your home. Having lived here all of my life, despite moving from North Yorkshire to West Yorkshire when I was… read more.

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As the iPhone celebrates ten-years, we look back and see what a difference a decade makes. After all, once upon a time we had mobile phones to make telephone calls – simple – but now we consider them a lifeline and an essential tool to support our daily lives. Many of us take for granted… read more.

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Budgets are always difficult when it comes to PR, not least because although we believe in the service that we offer and the results that we deliver, there are very rarely any guarantees. It’s not like advertising where you can give a publication, a date and a cost, PR is different. There are so many… read more.

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Last Thursday, 22 June, we had the pleasure of attending the Wakefield Express, Wakefield District Business Awards. We were invited as guests by our client, HARIBO, who also sponsored the New Business of the Year award. It has been said many times before that Wakefield can suffer from not shouting loud enough about its achievements… read more.

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As you would probably expect, I have attended a number of exhibitions throughout the UK in recent years and have enjoyed the vast majority. As well as attending as a delegate, I have also worked with clients to provide support and to become the face of the brand, which has given me a useful insight… read more.