Insights: public relations

So… has the pandemic set us back or propelled us forward?

Last week, just days after the restrictions in England were lifted, we hosted our first panel event. The discussion brought together great minds: Chartered Psychologist Dr Jennifer Opoku-Lageyre who spoke about her experiences treating patients with trauma and anxiety...

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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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Democracy’s a game – but who’s playing around?

What do Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Roger Williams (my Grandad) have in common? No, they’re not just older, white men. It’s the love of the game. The European super flop: In the last few weeks, the worlds of...

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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’...

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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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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

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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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...

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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...

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SU4SD takes on poor public transport etiquette

After two successful and award-winning campaigns focused on increasing seating on the high street, the third instalment of Anchor Hanover‘s Standing Up 4 Sitting Down addressed the issue of seating in public spaces more broadly.

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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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