From Brexit and business awards to getting race-ready, here’s five peeks behind our week…
1. Brexit or regrexit? Making our clients heard as the EU dominates the news agenda
Whatever side of the EU referendum fence you fall on there’s no denying that the country is reeling as Brexit fall-out dominates the news agenda. We’ve been getting our clients in on the media action with several appearing in the news discussing their reaction to the referendum results.
Chris Nott, senior partner at Capital Law, and an ardent Remain lobbyist, was featured everywhere from BBC to The Lawyer, Western Mail to WalesOnline, as he passionately disclaimed his disbelief at the result and its repercussions.
Meanwhile the Principal of another one of our clients, Kings Monkton School, told Telegraph readers what Brexit could mean for independent schools and the education sector. Paul Norton explores every angle – from how schools can become more financially competitive on an international stage, to combatting the stricter visa entry regimes that might arise and still being able to attract the best and brightest young minds to our shores. Sticking with education, John Walmsley, the Principal at UWC Atlantic College, another of our clients, also appeared in the Telegraph talking about how the majority of under 24-year-olds voted in favour of Remain, suggesting an appetite among young people for a more internationalist approach to education.
2. Summer sunshine on a rainy day
It might have felt like autumn this week, but our client Visit Swansea Bay knows how to bring a bit of summer fun to even the rainiest day. We pitched some of the best attractions across Swansea and Gower into MailOnline’s round up of child-friendly activities for the summer, resulting in LC Swansea and Rhossili Bay being top of the bill in this feature. Anyone for the beach?
3. Crowning clients at the Cardiff Business Awards
We know we work with some of the best businesses in Cardiff. Now the rest of the city knows it’s true after two of our clients won big at this year’s Cardiff Business Awards, which took place last Friday. Capital Law picked up the Financial and Professional Service Business of the Year, while Park Plaza Cardiff was crowned Leisure and Hospitality Business of the Year.
With tough competition in both categories, we’re extremely proud of our clients’ well-deserved wins. Congratulations!
4. Get set, Go! Launching Cardiff 10k with Kidney Wales
Back in 2007, Ben Davies, now 31, discovered that he was suffering with an acute kidney condition. Doctors told him that he’d have to receive dialysis treatment for as long as it would take to find an organ donor. His wife Kara and sister Leanne were both tested to see if they were a match and could become his organ donor and give him the gift of a lifetime. Following months of arduous treatment, Ben and Kara finally received the good news they were hoping for; Leanne, Ben’s sister was a perfect match and she could begin the journey to become Ben’s donor.
This is just one of the stories that we have been telling this week to raise awareness of the incredible work Kidney Wales do day-in day-out for people just like Ben.
Kara is running in this year’s Cardiff 10K, organised by our client Kidney Wales, to raise money for the charity that supported her husband through his illness and is hoping to raise over £500 before race day.
If you haven’t already signed up for this year’s Cardiff 10k why not do it right now? Just click on over to the 10K website.
5. Raising money for Wales’ homeless
Some might think PR is all about schmoozing at cocktail parties- and this week it was–but we promise you it was all for a good cause! Our client, Waterstone Homes teamed up with property construction giants Jehu Group to put on a fundraising night in aid of youth homeless charity, Llamau.
The night was a roaring success, filled with live music, great company, raffles and even an auction – with prizes kindly donated by the likes of Park Plaza, Jewson and Bierkeller (big thanks guys!). We were even treated to a performance from the company directors themselves, who swapped their hard hats and notepads for drumsticks and guitars to entertain the crowd and keep those drinks and donations flowing!
A great night enjoyed by all, and to top it off, we raised an impressive £2,955.85!
In other news…
Water an Evolution of the Agency (Sorry!)
A lot’s changed in the world over the past 13 years. That was the message from our Dan Tyte as he gave a talk to the communications team at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water last Friday about the evolution of the PR agency in that time…
The Dŵr Cymru team does some amazing work. Check out their hard-hitting 360 video for reservoir safety here: http://onelastbreath.wales/
Now, we’ll admit it, us Working Worders LOVE a selfie. But what we love even more than a selfie, is a selfie with a sunglasses sticker. Twitter has finally caught onto Snapchat’s fun, rolling out a new sticker feature this week. It might seem like an obvious move attempting to replicate Snapchat’s crazily popular filters function, but these new stickers actually have a practical application too. The stickers are ‘searchable’ which means we’ll now be able to search for content according to the stickers added to the pictures in a tweet. But does this mean the demise of the humble hashtag? #ProbablyNot