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Are we setting up our influencers for failure?

Influencer and Pretty Little Thing Creative Director Molly Mae, started her year in controversy; facing backlash for a statement she made on the Diary of a CEO podcast. While speaking about her success and how she manages her time...

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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. I crafted an email, tweaked, and proofed it multiple times and shut the screen of my laptop the moment I hit ‘send’. I asked whether...

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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, which bring together leading experts to discuss issues of pressing importance in all our lives. Ahead of COP26, the topic at hand was green finance:...

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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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Can fashion change its ways?

Clothes are wrapped up in our identity. What we wear says something about us – whether we care about that or not. Over the centuries, clothes have symbolised status. Our outfit can affect our mood. We have special clothes...

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Celebrating a positive shift across the industry

The PR Week Best Places to Work Awards holds a particular significance this year. In an industry that’s known for being dynamic, adaptive and where “no two days are the same”, this has taken on a whole new meaning...

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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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Is it time to cancel ‘cancel culture’?

What is cancel culture?  With the rise of social media, we saw the rise of cancel culture, which has claimed many unsuspecting public figures and businesses over the last decade. Cancel culture, the act of rejecting a target who...

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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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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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