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...Read more
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,...Read more
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...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
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...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
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.Read more
Veganuary’s Top Tips: An Expert’s Guide
I first took part in Veganuary in 2018, thinking I probably wouldn’t even last...Read more
The cow in the room of climate action
When I attended COP26 last year, I was not in the least bit surprised...Read more
Cero Generation appoints Stand to raise profile and power a conversation about solar in Europe
Stand has been appointed by Cero Generation – the leading European solar energy developer...Read more
Stand partners with Big Change and the LEGO Foundation on the launch of the global Big Education Conversation initiative
Stand has been appointed by Big Change – a charity founded to transform the...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
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