Reframing annual leave – a win for mental health, the environment and local businesses
Whether it’s our environmental conscience, Brexit-fuelled visa uncertainty or – yes, you guessed it – the pandemic, the way we are thinking about holidays has changed. Firstly, we’ve been forced to reconsider how we approach annual leave. In the...Read more
Can we afford purpose in a recession?
Yesterday I got out of my (virtual) four walls for a panel discussion organised by Pimento, about whether businesses can afford purpose in a recession – though it inevitably explored so much more. In short, it’s a resounding ‘yes’...Read more
Believe in Better: Insight and inspiration from industry leaders
Back in July this year we spoke to Steve Swayne, Chair of the Institute for Turnaround – a membership organisation of highly trained professionals in business turnaround and transformation. In this episode we discuss the work the IFT does...Read more
What will life be like for working parents after Covid-19?
The new four part docuseries ‘Hillary’ airing on Sky this month, is a four-hour ramble through the career of one of the most famous women in the world, Hillary Clinton. In episode two we revisited the intense fallout from...Read more
Pitching to media during a global pandemic
The PR industry has evolved a great deal over time, with the original focus solely on securing coverage, to adapting broad offerings, much like the services offered at Stand – including digital, strategy, insight and creative. However, while excelling...Read more
Lessons from Remote Working #4 – Embracing vulnerability
It’s amazing how powerful a human connection can be when we see beyond someone’s professional façade and catch a glimmer of their real life in all its chaotic, mundane glory. After five weeks in lockdown, the surprise appearance of...Read more
Lessons from Remote Working #1 – On Face Value
For a few years now the creative industries, particularly here in the UK, have been talking about flexible, borderless, digital-only ways of working. And we’ve been smug about it. Priding ourselves at being able to hot-desk, dial in, track...Read more
Fake news, who can we trust?
“FAKE NEWS”. Trump said it, Labour said it, young people say it, even your Gran’s probably said it. But the advent of fake news is more than a flyaway comment and a defence used by politicians.Read more
60 Seconds with Stand’s MD Laura Oliphant
Stand Agency’s Managing Director and Co-Founder Laura Oliphant was recently interviewed by communications platform Cision, as part of their 60 second interview segment.Read more
Focussing our energy
Not for a long time (ever?) has there been a better time to get traction behind a campaign tackling climate change. The recent hype has led to a renewed interest in the topic and a building sense of urgency....Read more
Is making the ‘right’ choice becoming unaffordable?￼
There is no shortage of evidence out there demonstrating that citizens are more likely...Read more
Going beyond B Corp￼
In the 18 months it has taken to achieve B Corporation status our thinking...Read more
Reflecting on the British Energy Security Strategy
Following weeks of speculation, leaks, and story-trailing, the UK Government released its long-awaited British...Read more
Harnessing your superpower
I was diagnosed with ADHD in January 2021, whilst I was in the middle...Read more
Why we’re introducing a 9-day fortnight
We believe that we work to live, not live to work, and that a...Read more
It’s our time on earth, so what are we doing to it?
After this summer’s meltdown, the climate crisis is once again at the forefront of...Read more
World Environment Day; Are we as green as we think we are?
It was World Environment Day on Sunday and, as such, it’s important we continue...Read more