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Use national awareness days in a PR and social media campaigns

How to use national awareness days in a PR and social media campaigns
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How to use national awareness days in a PR and social media campaigns

by Suzanne Howe Communications Senior Consultant Bill Bruce Once an American phenomenon, national awareness days are now popular around the world, and have even expanded to become weeks as well as whole months. Historically, awareness days were created by organisations or charities to highlight a cause or issue, but today there seems to be an…

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PR brings benefits to the FM sector in challenging times

PR brings benefits to the FM sector in challenging times
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PR brings benefits to the FM sector in challenging times

Written by SHC Senior Consultant Bill Bruce The facilities management sector has faced unprecedented challenges for more than a year, and World FM Day on 12th May puts the spotlight on an innovative and resilient industry. As the majority of premises are now open or reopening for business, it’s a good time to reflect on…

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Foodservice packaging recycling moves to the home front

Foodservice packaging recycling moves to the home front
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Foodservice packaging recycling moves to the home front

by Suzanne Howe Communications Senior Consultant Bill Bruce September 2020 seems a very long time ago, and for those of us who watch the food-to-go market, that was when Lumina Intelligence issued its Food To Go Market Report 2020 Update, called: “Food To Go After Lockdown: Downturn and Recovery.” Back then, I seem to recall…

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Want to reach the European media?

Want to reach the European media? We can help with that, thanks to new affiliate network
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Want to reach the European media? We can help with that, thanks to new affiliate network

If the global Coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything it is that the world remains a small place. Wherever we happen to be in the world, we have more in common than we might have previously thought. Of course, Brexit – and the ending of the transition period which saw the UK officially sever ties…

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Suzanne’s Top Tips for Marketing Strategies for Cleaning Companies

Suzanne’s Top Tips for Marketing Strategies for Cleaning Companies
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Suzanne’s Top Tips for Marketing Strategies for Cleaning Companies

Suzanne Howe, our Founder and Managing Director, is freshly back from the Manchester Cleaning Show, which this year was held virtually. She spoke to Neil Nixon, the conference director, about different PR and marketing techniques that cleaning companies can use for a positive impact on winning and retaining customers. You can watch the full interview…

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How to run your cleaning business more efficiently

How to run your cleaning business more efficiently
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How to run your cleaning business more efficiently

By Sonia Simpson Business books and guides are filled with ideas and tips on how to run a successful business. Essentially, it all boils down to two things: planning and organisation. But those can be difficult to achieve if you are spending most of your time working in the business, and not on the business.…

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Covid-19: A pragmatic, proactive and positive response through PR

Covid-19: A pragmatic, proactive and positive response through PR
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Covid-19: A pragmatic, proactive and positive response through PR

Written by Suzanne Howe Communications Senior Consultant Bill Bruce Few of us will ever forget March 2020 as the month that almost everything we thought we knew about the world and business changed substantially, and possibly forever. The Coronavirus ‘crisis’ grew so rapidly that the background news agenda changed from Brexit to Covid-19, almost overnight.…

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Almost half of us experience poor mental health.

Almost half of us experience poor mental health. And business can (and should) be helping to change that.
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Almost half of us experience poor mental health. And business can (and should) be helping to change that.

The latest report says that 2 in 5 (39%) employees have experienced poor mental health due to work, or where work was a contributing factor, in the past year. This figure stood at 36% in both 2017 and 2018. Clearly, things are moving in the wrong direction.

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Social media presence

7 tips for making the most of your social media presence
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7 tips for making the most of your social media presence

It will not surprise you to learn that people are spending more time than ever on social media. From Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram and LinkedIn, scrolling through profiles on smartphones for long periods shows no sign of slowing down in popularity. What might surprise you more are the numbers involved. Around 45% of the…

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News travels fast. Bad news travels faster.

News travels fast. Bad news travels faster. Here are 9 ways to manage your communications in a crisis.
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News travels fast. Bad news travels faster. Here are 9 ways to manage your communications in a crisis.

Do you remember when the boss of high street jewellery company Ratner’s described his own products as “total crap”? The now infamous gaffe wiped £500 million off the value of his business overnight back in the early 90s. Fast forward to today, and ‘doing a Ratner’ (as it is affectionately known) is still common practice.…

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