Insights: The Stand Team

Harnessing your superpower

I was diagnosed with ADHD in January 2021, whilst I was in the middle of Masters degree. Since then, I have been on a journey of self-discovery (to use a classic cliché). I threw myself into researching ADHD and...

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Why we’re introducing a 9-day fortnight

We believe that we work to live, not live to work, and that a balanced culture enables us to deliver our best work, so we've introduced a 9-day fortnight.

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Wellbeing is not a one-size-fits-all approach

It’s safe to say that being plunged into multiple lockdowns across the past 18 months – though for good reason – has played havoc with the nation’s mental wellbeing. With restrictions changing at short notice and guidance sometimes unclear,...

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The pandemic of inequalities

Last week, the Health Foundation’s Unequal pandemic, fairer recovery report made headlines, revealing that throughout the pandemic, the chances of dying from Covid-19 were nearly four times higher for adults of working age in England’s poorest areas than for...

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We like big books and we cannot lie

One of the few silver linings of the multiple lockdowns across the past 15 months, was a significant and unexpected amount of free time at home. At first it was an overwhelming amount of free time – but gradually,...

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Taking the time to reflect, recoup, reset and reward

As many will say, the pandemic which has consumed our lives over the last year, has provided us with opportunities to reflect, recoup, reset and rightly reward ourselves. In one full cycle, we’ve gone through the ups and downs...

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Lessons from lambing

From the time the pandemic hit, I’ve spent even more time than usual back with my family in west Wales. Most notably, this has meant helping out on my aunt and uncles’ 350-acre farm during lambing season. While being...

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2020 – what we learnt about clients and ourselves

At the end of last year, we reached out to our clients asking them to reflect on how the pandemic had impacted their approach to communications and the way we worked together.  We were keen to understand what we...

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We Believe that ‘Better’ is on the horizon – so we’re helping brands get there

Why we’re joining forces with LONDON Advertising and Pimento to offer reduced fees for new clients in January. As the reality of lockdown 3.0 sets in, and with conversations already taking place about it being extended ‘til Easter, it...

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The future of communications: insight, strategy and results

Anyone who knows us well will know that Stand’s work is built on insight, strategy and results: these are the three pillars of our success. Think of them as the before, during and after of a campaign or project....

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Reflecting on the British Energy Security Strategy

Following weeks of speculation, leaks, and story-trailing, the UK Government released its long-awaited British...

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Harnessing your superpower

I was diagnosed with ADHD in January 2021, whilst I was in the middle...

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Why we’re introducing a 9-day fortnight

We believe that we work to live, not live to work, and that a...

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We need to talk about burnout

In a recent livestream hosted by BetterUp, a US-based wellbeing charity, Prince Harry admitted...

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Weight: The overlooked health inequality

In my adult life, I’ve never been smaller than a size 12. There was...

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What I learnt during my time as a carer

Just like so many individuals, working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic made me...

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