Insights: Author: Lucy Chapple
A tale of two crises
Introducing our new series, ‘Sustainnovation in a post-pandemic world’. In his now famous speech to London’s insurance market in 2015, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, described catastrophic climate change as the ‘tragedy of the horizon’....Read more
Slogan fatigue is diluting the government’s vital message
The Scottish government recently launched a new campaign – based on the FACTS acronym – to help curb the spread of Covid. However, a poll for The Sunday Post has revealed 51% of 16 to 24-year-olds don’t know what...Read more
Why do some government slogans fall flat?
Yesterday the Johnson government unveiled a new phased plan to ease the lock down, and with it a shiny new slogan, ‘Stay alert. Control the Virus. Save Lives’. The internet was quick to hand down its verdict on the...Read more
Strength in weakness – Leadership lessons from Jacinda Ardern
In the wake of the worst mass murder in New Zealand’s history, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern received a call from US President Donald Trump. After sharing his condolences, President Trump asked if there was any help the United States...Read more
Communication Tips from Generation Z
Last week, we welcomed two fourteen year olds to Stand HQ for Take Your Child to Work Day. Bella and Chloe spent their time with us shadowing client teams, participating in brainstorms, and contributing ideas for communications campaigns geared...Read more
Autism in the news
Last week we arranged a background briefing for a national journalist with Michelle, an advocate who has three children with autism. When asked to describe how autism impacts her children, Michelle told the journalist: “people don’t suffer from autism...Read more
Three months and a lifetime of learnings
Back in April, I decided to take advantage of one of Stand’s greatest perks....Read more
Green finance: how can we transition towards a decarbonised future?
On 27th October, Stand hosted the second in our latest series of live events,...Read more
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...Read more
Is it time to challenge our perceptions of nuclear power?
The UK has a long civil nuclear heritage dating back to the 1950s. But...Read more
Can social media facilitate social change and political action?
Since around October last year, Nigeria has been in a state of political crisis...Read more
People aren’t voiceless, we just weren’t listening
The beauty of language is that it is ever changing, evolving as humans evolve...Read more