Insights: Author: Laura Oliphant

Celebrating #IWD in actions, not just words of support

I have seen and heard so much good content about #IWD2021 that I contemplated not adding to the noise. I then decided it is about celebrating strong and inspiring women, and I want to do that. The last year (more...

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Our pledge to end mental health discrimination

People are at the very heart of what we do, our biggest assets and what makes Stand what it is. We knew this way before the pandemic came along, but the lockdown made us think of new ways of...

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Lessons from Remote Working #3 – Believe in better, now and in life post lockdown

We shut the Stand office and started to work remotely nearly four weeks ago. Twenty people scattered across the country, rather than in an open plan office in WC1. It’s this change in environment I’ve found the toughest. For...

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Who sets the moral compass? Leadership lessons from the Bell Pottinger case

On seeing the Bell Pottinger and Oakbay Capital story unravel, I imagine the temptation of most PR agencies is to argue that’s not how other PR agencies work, and to ask that we are not judged by the behaviour of one...

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Reflecting on opening night

On the day of the Olympic opening ceremony in Rio, and almost four years to the day since I put on my Gamesmaker uniform, I’ve been thinking back to the sense of excitement I felt being part of London...

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Stand Agency hires BAFTA winning Rakhee Rajani

Stand Agency has appointed Rakhee Rajani to further build the agency’s broadcast expertise and video content offer.

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Prospect presents Laura Oliphant

Laura Oliphant, Stand Agency’s MD was recently interviewed by Prospect Resourcing on life inside and outside of Stand towers.

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Behind the Headlines with Laura Oliphant

Stand Agency’s MD, Laura Oliphant, was recently interviewed by Gorkana on cutting her teeth in charity PR, why research is so important to ensure good judgement calls and plans for unaided yoga headstands by this time next year.

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Do as you would be done by

According to Theo ‘Dragon’s Den’ Paphitis, 50% of small businesses fail in their first three years.  With small businesses constituting 99.6% of all business in the UK private sector, the economic implication of them succeeding or failing is huge....

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Keep going for your serve

A few weeks ago pictures were shared of Andy Murray’s motivational notes he carries with him during a big match. Some of them apply to life in general, like be good to yourself and others are more tennis specific,...

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Three months and a lifetime of learnings

Back in April, I decided to take advantage of one of Stand’s greatest perks....

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Green finance: how can we transition towards a decarbonised future?

On 27th October, Stand hosted the second in our latest series of live events,...

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In the race to net zero, let’s not waste time picking sides

When we talk about the journey to net zero emissions, the scale of the...

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Is it time to challenge our perceptions of nuclear power?

The UK has a long civil nuclear heritage dating back to the 1950s. But...

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Can social media facilitate social change and political action?

Since around October last year, Nigeria has been in a state of political crisis...

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People aren’t voiceless, we just weren’t listening

The beauty of language is that it is ever changing, evolving as humans evolve...

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