Insights: communications

A year of working from home

How we’ve adapted, what we’ve learnt, and what will change Like so many others, I remember the surreal afternoon of 16th March 2020 very clearly. At Stand HQ, we were gathered around our TV watching Boris Johnson urge the...

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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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Why ‘sustainability’ is falling short

Before I get carried away, it’s pertinent to point out that this was first mooted nearly a decade ago. I am not saying anything new here. But like with any change, there are the early adopters, the pioneers, the...

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Believe in Better: Insight and inspiration from industry leaders

According to a recent report by the thinktank, Ember, the UK’s renewable electricity outpaced its fossil fuel generation for the first time in 2020 and could remain the largest source of electricity in the future. It’s big news for...

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Race Equality Week – Why representation matters

For the first time in history, the 1st – 7th of February 2021 is being observed as Race Equality Week, here in the UK. A time where organisations and individuals across the UK, unite to address Race in the workplace....

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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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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...

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Believe in Better: Insight and inspiration from industry leaders

Recently we spoke to Justine Lago, Director and Executive Coach at Onion HR. Justine has been involved in operational leadership management and development for the last 20 years, having worked in senior operational management positions, human resources and consulting. In...

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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...

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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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