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Today I feel …..           But did the above sentence leave you feeling happy or saddened? Has your vision of my professionalism been impaired because I have used emojis (those little symbols used throughout our virtual conversations)? The question is whether there is a place for them in the workplace? According… read more.

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One of the first lessons I learnt as a young child was the importance of manners and to always remember my p’s and q’s. As the old saying goes ‘good manners cost nothing’ and I truly believe that they are vital both personally and professionally. I’m not talking about etiquette here. It’s not just about… read more.

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June is a very special month for the city of Wakefield. Whilst most people start to turn their attention to a well-earned summer break and some time away, there’s no slowing down in West Yorkshire as the business community gears up for Wakefield Business Week. Now in its 5th year, Wakefield First and Mid Yorkshire… read more.

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Women come in all different shapes and size – whether you are pear, hourglass, straight or apple, as females we’re expected to conform to the norm and put ourselves into a certain box when it comes to our bodies.   I whole heartedly disagree with this, so when Dove’s Real Beauty campaign launched in 2004,… read more.

28 APR 2017

How PR Found Me

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The most common questions I’m asked when I meet someone new is what I do for a living and how I ended up in the job. Answering that I work in PR is often met with some confused looks. PR is an industry that people have heard about but don’t fully understand; ultimately it is… read more.

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This morning, I attended Wakefield Bondholders first Friday at The Hepworth in Wakefield. I attend the event regularly but was particularly drawn to this one because of my interest in the topic: creating winning first impressions. The talk was delivered by Founder of DO Positive Impact, Deborah Ogden who made some invaluable points. A lot… read more.

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Here at Open, we’ll each go through a newspaper every day and share interesting articles on a group notice board. Not only does this help us to keep abreast of the news, but it also might spark a campaign idea or just a friendly debate amongst colleagues. This week an article in the i caught… read more.

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If you were asked whether you had heard of Goat Café before last week, your answer probably would have been a no. Fast forward to this week and your response would be very different. It would undoubtedly be a yes, accompanied with a look of horror. Goat Café – Huddersfield’s only vegan café – which… read more.

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I was excited to read yesterday about the relaunch of the Nokia 3310 phone, as reported by The Times. This indestructible phone was my first leap into the mobile world when I was 13 years old in my early years at high school. I loved being able to text friends, play Snake (remember that!) and… read more.

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A big part of PR is creativity. You could say that it is the life blood of public relations and can be one of the best aspects of the job. Here at Open Communications we tend to do a ‘brainstorm’ or ‘thought-shower’ on a couple of occasions every week. Whether it is a proposal for… read more.