How can communicators support businesses in their planning for returning – or not – to offices? 1058 706 Haggie Partners

How can communicators support businesses in their planning for returning – or not – to offices?

Haggie Partners directors Becky Young and Caroline Klein recently presented to the Insurance Marketers Group on the subject of “How can communicators support business in their planning for returning – or not – to offices?”…

How to maximise your LinkedIn profile 1920 1280 Mazin Shammas

How to maximise your LinkedIn profile

Social media is a powerful communication tool and we have seen even more clearly just how powerful it is since the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown began. In the UK, those who can work from home…

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Ten Random Acts of #CoronavirusKindness 1920 1280 Elise Harvey

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Ten Random Acts of #CoronavirusKindness

Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is an annual, national week established to raise awareness of mental health and inspire action to promote good mental health for all. Each year focuses…

A View from Retroland – Fish Pie Every Fourth Day 1920 1280 Michael Mattinson

A View from Retroland – Fish Pie Every Fourth Day

I was ludicrously ill-equipped for life under lockdown. I have long laboured under the weight of two principal anxieties (I’m sure there are several more minor ones). The first is a close cousin to claustrophobia.…

How are you preparing for a return to the office? 1920 1280 Becky Young

How are you preparing for a return to the office?

It is difficult to plan while we wait for clarity around possible post-lockdown workplace rules and how the country can return to normality. Nevertheless it is important that companies start to consider the long-term impact…

What communications lessons can we learn already from COVID-19? 1920 1280 Becky Young

What communications lessons can we learn already from COVID-19?

Communications departments have probably never been busier than during the past six weeks. Companies have had to adapt rapidly to the new “normal” with, in financial services in particular, the majority of the workforce working…

Communicating with employees during the COVID-19 outbreak 1920 1280 Michael Mattinson

Communicating with employees during the COVID-19 outbreak

“I was extremely impressed with the recent microsite that Haggie Partners designed and built for us.” The COVID-19 outbreak is putting pressure on businesses like nothing we’ve experienced in modern times. During this challenging time…

Advice from an ex-jock 1920 1280 Olivia Thomson

Advice from an ex-jock

I am two weeks into an indefinite three months of working from home. Netflix has become a staple part of everyday life. At the beginning of this incredibly weird situation, I vowed to divest away…

Kindly refrain from amphibological abstruseness in explanations 1920 1280 Caroline Klein

Kindly refrain from amphibological abstruseness in explanations

In the recent days we have seen impassioned pleas from scientists, medical professionals and politicians to ‘practise social distancing’, ‘avoid non-essential travel’ and ‘self-isolate’. And yet, although numbers of people outside, travelling and at work…

#EachforEqual in Public Relations 1920 1280 Elise Harvey

#EachforEqual in Public Relations

A year ago, we marked International Women’s Day with a blog full of advice for young female professionals from women in senior PR positions. We did this as part of our CSR initiative to “invest…

Crossing the floor 1920 1280 Caroline Klein

Crossing the floor

When I told people that I was moving to work at a PR agency, having spent all of my communications and marketing career working in-house, I got a few questions. Quite a number of people…

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place – George Bernard Shaw 1920 1280 Becky Young

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place – George Bernard Shaw

The start to any communications plan is understanding who you are trying to reach with your messaging. Nine times out of 10 everyone will prioritise: their customers, their brokers/underwriters, their investors/shareholders – but will mention…