Quoted in Fortune on how to combat employee attacks

I'm pleased to have been quoted by Fortune magazine today on how companies should manage their reputations in the face of attacks from former employees - an article sparked by Prince Harry's allegations against the Royal Family in his new autobiography, Spare!

The Fortune piece says: "Workers often feel too afraid of repercussions to speak out while ...


Reputation project completed for Berkshire council

We’ve now completed the main phase of our brand reputation initiative for Wokingham Borough Council.

The objective of this wide-ranging exercise for the Berkshire local authority has been to analyse its reputation – especially amongst its 175,000 residents – and recommend ways to improve it through communications and marketing. The Council said it selected us based on our experience in advising local government bodies as well as private sector businesses, and the clarity of our proposed approach.

Our project links closely with the local authority's ...


Guardian article on our marketing work

We're featured in The Guardian today - in an article about our marketing work for our client Intralink.

Intralink helps western companies break into China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and southeast Asia. And our content marketing plays a vital role in the company’s growth by demonstrating its expertise in these markets.

The Guardian looks at the impact of our work, effective recent examples and ...


Communications advice for Council culture project

We’re supporting Mid Sussex District Council with communications advice for an important community project.

The local authority is running a £100,000 initiative to explore investment options to create a sustainable cultural facility on a large site in the centre of Haywards Heath. The options to be assessed will take account of ....


Website complete for fibre Internet programme

We've just completed a website for Digital Mid Sussex - the pioneering programme bringing full-fibre Internet to thousands in southern England. The initiative aims to make Mid Sussex one of the most digitally-advanced parts of the country, with fibre installed to ...


Reputation assignment for Berkshire council

Wokingham Borough Council has commissioned us to deliver a wide-ranging reputation management project.

Our brief is to examine the local authority's approach to communications and marketing and its corporate reputation amongst the borough’s residents.

The Council selected us as part of a competitive tender based on our experience in advising local government bodies - as well as ...


Pagoda

National recognition for Asia expansion client

We're so pleased to have kicked off the New year by getting our client Intralink into a Sustainable Business supplement within The Times.

Intralink helps western businesses to expand in East Asia. And, while the pandemic has meant they've had to stop travelling to the region, instead of their business taking a hit, they found they've secured more deals for their clients in Asia than ever. It's been a surprising boost to ...


Fibre Optics

Marketing drive for digital transformation of Sussex

We’re delivering an extensive communications campaign to support a pioneering initiative to create one of the most digitally advanced areas of the country.

Mid Sussex District Council is leading the programme - as part of its wider economic development strategy - to get businesses, residents and public bodies connected to the latest digital technology. It’s laying an underground fibre optic ‘spine’ between Crawley and Brighton, and around Burgess Hill, with branches from this set to connect every part of the district to full fibre broadband in the near future. Innovatively, the Council is ...


Crisis communications for care home charity

We’ve been providing crisis communications support for The Fremantle Trust, a charity providing support for older people and adults with learning disabilities.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) had carried out an inspection of one of its care homes, which highlighted significant failings. With nine other care homes in operation plus a number of additional services supporting more than a thousand people, it was vital for the Trust to defend its reputation. Publication of the CQC report was looming and ...


6-page media feature for sharing economy startup

We’re thrilled to have helped land a glowing, six-page media feature for sharing economy startup God's Own Guitars - the only business to hire out instruments owned and made famous by the world's legendary guitarists. God's Own Guitars offers a stunning collection of iconic instruments, amps and effects - including guitars previously owned by ...


Public consultation for 144 Birmingham homes

We’re pleased to be running a community consultation exercise for MIA Property Group, one of Birmingham’s most established family-owned developers.

MIA is planning to redevelop the rundown site of a disused community centre in the Ladywood district, close to Birmingham city centre. The company is proposing 144 one, two and three bedroom apartments to breathe new life into the area, in line with Birmingham City Council’s policy – given the scarcity of vacant land - to build ...


Marketing drive for startup with world-first software

We’re running a wide-ranging marketing programme for innovative tech startup Tradecraft Tools, which has developed the world’s first app enabling trade professionals to manage their business via their smartphones. Freeing up four hours or more a week for fee-earning work, it can help users add at least 20% to their income. We're launching the product this week. It’s the only ...


Community engagement advice for innovative London developer

We’ve just delivered a project to advise innovative residential property developer Apex Airspace on community engagement for a housing scheme in the London Borough of Southwark. Apex specialises in developing high-quality ‘airspace’ homes on top of existing buildings, addressing the problem of severely limited land supply in built-up cities. The company hired us to support its proposals to develop 30 affordable homes by extending two large 1950s blocks of flats in London's Bermondsey area. We've advised Apex on ...


Warehouse worker

Marketing reboot for growth-focused recruitment group

Recruitment group Abacus has appointed us to boost its marketing – and get the company in the best position to take advantage of a post-COVID-19 economic upturn. The firm provides employees to companies in the transport, industrial and environmental sectors - with clients including Harrods, DHL, Argos and Next. The company decided now is the ideal time – while its ...


Property marketing push for contemporary new offices

We're kicking off a new property marketing campaign this week - for High Weald House, a contemporary, energy-efficient office scheme which has just been completed. High Weald House has been created as part of a wider programme to create a thriving ...


Crisis advice for firm hit by Government probe

We’ve just delivered crisis support for a company facing the risk of reputational fallout following an HMRC audit of its business. At the end of a three-year investigation, HMRC this month decided the firm had infringed the technicalities of minimum wage rules. The company commissioned us for crisis communications advice to help it ...


2002 Eiphone Union Jack Supernova made famous by Noel Gallagher

Marketing push for world’s first iconic guitar hire business

We’re providing marketing support for a fascinating new startup in the burgeoning 'sharing economy' – the first business in the world to lend instruments owned or made famous by legendary guitarists. London-based God’s Own Guitars offers a stunning collection of iconic ...


National launch of energy firm with unique charitable mission

We're managing the national launch this week of a domestic energy company with a unique ethical focus, having handled a locally-focused pilot introduction of its services last month. Home Energy is the UK’s first gas and electricity supplier set to give a significant part of its business to charities – effectively enabling its customers to donate ...


Visitor marketing for north-west London

We’ve just started work on a project to promote locations in north-west London to visitors — following our recent campaign to market the area to businesses. The brief is to boost visitors to four places within London's Brent with distinctive characters and significant economic potential: Kilburn, Harlesden, Ealing Road and Wembley. We began this week by ...


New marketing programme for £100M leisure group

We’re excited to be working with Parkwood Leisure — the 4,500-employee leisure group — to create fresh brand messages and a new marketing strategy for the company. Parkwood Leisure builds and runs community facilities for local authorities – from leisure centres to theatres, visitor attractions and more. It manages 80 facilities for 25 councils UK-wide and is renowned amongst its clients for high levels of trustworthiness and reliability. Our focus is on enabling the group to take a more proactive approach to showcasing ...