Insights: social media
Can social media facilitate social change and political action?
Since around October last year, Nigeria has been in a state of political crisis due to citizen revolt and ongoing protests regarding the #EndSARS campaign. The campaign began, intending to end police brutality in Nigeria, but has since expanded...Read more
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
Pride 2021: Tokenistic campaigns just won’t fly anymore
June is Pride Month, a time for celebrating the diverse accomplishments, identities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. With 2020 seeing the queer community face a disproportionate impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it is perhaps more important than ever...Read more
Is it finally the end of best practice guides?
Over recent months, we at Stand have discussed openly how our behaviours have changed during lockdown. Some changes have been positive, with many enjoying extra time to spend on themselves. Other changes have not been quite so productive –...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
Remembering The Ice Bucket Challenge
Last week, Peter Frates, the man who inspired the hugely successful Ice Bucket Challenge, was sadly laid to rest just aged 34.Read more
Stand Agency enhances digital offering with new appointment
Stand Agency has appointed Salonee Gadgil, to the new role of Digital Content Director. Salonee, who previously worked as Content Manager at Creative Review magazine, will work with Stand’s diverse range of clients to expand their digital offering, reach...Read more
Can you get anything on social media for free?
The revenue generated through social media advertising spend in the UK is expected to grow by 12% a year. No surprise given the past 10 years development; both in the platforms themselves and how people use them.Read more
Work, work, work: Why even great ideas don’t just ‘fly’
At the Making London conference last week, I pondered why the acid test for a great idea is that everyone ‘gets it’ immediately.Read more
What podcasts you should be listening to right now
At Stand we are avid consumers of media. From newspapers to magazines, websites and television – there’s a plethora of ways that we follow, digest and discover the news. It’s this constant curiosity that leads to our weekly team...Read more
Reflecting on the British Energy Security Strategy
Following weeks of speculation, leaks, and story-trailing, the UK Government released its long-awaited British...Read more
Harnessing your superpower
I was diagnosed with ADHD in January 2021, whilst I was in the middle...Read more
Why we’re introducing a 9-day fortnight
We believe that we work to live, not live to work, and that a...Read more
We need to talk about burnout
In a recent livestream hosted by BetterUp, a US-based wellbeing charity, Prince Harry admitted...Read more
Weight: The overlooked health inequality￼
In my adult life, I’ve never been smaller than a size 12. There was...Read more
What I learnt during my time as a carer
Just like so many individuals, working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic made me...Read more