Propaganda » Blog http://www.propaganda.co.uk we mean business Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:50:20 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Karen Betts Wins Natwest Everywoman Awardhttp://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/karen-betts-wins-natwest-everywoman-award/ http://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/karen-betts-wins-natwest-everywoman-award/#comments Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:44:13 +0000 Joanne Parkinson http://www.propaganda.co.uk/?p=13064   We are proud to congratulate Karen Betts, Director of Nouveau Beauty Group, on winning the prestigious 2014 NatWest Everywoman Award. Celebrating the success of female-owned businesses across the UK, the awards are in their 12th year of giving recognition to women…

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LVL Blog imageWe are proud to congratulate Karen Betts, Director of Nouveau Beauty Group, on winning the prestigious 2014 NatWest Everywoman Award.

Celebrating the success of female-owned businesses across the UK, the awards are in their 12th year of giving recognition to women from all walks of life for their fantastic contribution to the British economy.

Praised for the creation and success of her empire, Karen was presented with her award in a glittering ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel in London last week where the judges commented “This woman is phenomenal”. Karen was applauded for her strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills that have seen her businesses grow from a small office in Yorkshire to a team of 182 valued employees with a £7 million turnover, making her a true role model and inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurial women all over the UK.

Karen’s passion to make women feel confident is another key driving force in her success. She comments “I don’t mind working every hour because it doesn’t feel like work. If you can dream it, you can do it.” 

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Neal & Wolf’s Salon International 2014 Experiencehttp://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/neal-wolfs-salon-international-2014-experience/ http://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/neal-wolfs-salon-international-2014-experience/#comments Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:49:14 +0000 Scarlett Weston http://www.propaganda.co.uk/?p=13056 They came, they saw, they ADORED. Neal & Wolf’s debut appearance at world famous hair industry event, Salon International #Salon2014, was a resounding success, as salon owners, stylists and industry influentials were wowed by the brand that encapsulates Indulgence Redefined. With…

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They came, they saw, they ADORED. Neal & Wolf’s debut appearance at world famous hair industry event, Salon International #Salon2014, was a resounding success, as salon owners, stylists and industry influentials were wowed by the brand that encapsulates Indulgence Redefined.

With live demonstrations from award winning stylist, David Thomas, and rising star, Christian Scott, the Neal & Wolf stand pulled some of the biggest crowds at the event. Not to mention the Neal & Wolf carrier, which became the ‘it bag’ of the weekend.
Bring on #Salon2015.

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Interesting Thursdayhttp://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/interesting-thursday-128/ http://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/interesting-thursday-128/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:16:11 +0000 Ben Bateson http://www.propaganda.co.uk/?p=13011 “Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books, you have to write about the interesting lawyers – the guys who steal all the money…

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“Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books, you have to write about the interesting lawyers – the guys who steal all the money and take off”. That’s the fun stuff. John Grisham

 

Great poster set. ‘Thick Lines’ from Draplin Design:

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Blooming mesmerising:

 

And finally. ‘Tis the season and all that:

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Propaganda Looks To The Futurehttp://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/propaganda-looks-to-the-future/ http://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/propaganda-looks-to-the-future/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 10:59:41 +0000 Julian Pearce http://www.propaganda.co.uk/?p=13037   You may have spotted us in the press recently, celebrating our 21 years in business and looking to the future. We’ve seen many changes over that time and we’re incredibly proud of the work we continue to produce for…

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You may have spotted us in the press recently, celebrating our 21 years in business and looking to the future. We’ve seen many changes over that time and we’re incredibly proud of the work we continue to produce for our clients. Because we measure ourselves on their success, we are known, and trusted, as one of the most respected brand consultancies in the UK. 

Our strategic offer has delivered many years of growth for our business, but more importantly, has delivered for our clients. We’ve been able to boast some truly innovative thinking for them over the past 21 years, providing real value to their bottom line, with work that works.

In recent months, we’ve made a number of appointments and further hires are planned in the coming months, which will help to ensure continued growth. To support this, we’ve entered into new banking arrangements with Yorkshire Bank, which is great news for us, our clients and everyone involved.

Meanwhile, the past year has been one of the most successful for Propaganda in recent times, with the signing of major contracts with well-known brands such as Clipper, Ann Summers and PDM Group.

Whilst the past twelve months have been an exciting time for us here at Propaganda, we’re equally excited about 2015. We have new brands, new clients, new starters and a burning desire to create and deliver the best strategic work for some of the most exciting businesses around. Here’s to 2015.

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The Newest Addition to the PR & Social Teamhttp://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/the-newest-addition-to-the-pr-social-team/ http://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/the-newest-addition-to-the-pr-social-team/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:12:12 +0000 Kristina Semonella http://www.propaganda.co.uk/?p=13030 Hi, I’m Krissy, and I’m the newest addition to the Social & PR team. My official title is Junior Social Executive – and I absolutely love it, I’m so excited to see what the future holds for me here at…

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Hi, I’m Krissy, and I’m the newest addition to the Social & PR team. My official title is Junior Social Executive – and I absolutely love it, I’m so excited to see what the future holds for me here at Propaganda.

I recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University where I studied Fashion Communication & Promotion, which was fantastic as I feel it really prepared me for this industry. Whilst studying, I experienced my fair share of internships with big brands such as Vivienne Westwood right through to smaller, start up brands. But as my team & I like to put it…‘my plant watering days are now over’.

So that’s how I got here. I thought to myself, it’s the right time for me to put all these skills that I’ve acquired to the test…& completely emerge myself into a full time job role at a vibrant, fun agency that I’m extremely fond of – & that’s exactly what I’ve done.

I’m half Italian; I have a slight obsession with fashion and admittedly, I am a lover of consuming random knowledge/facts on a daily basis!

That’s me in a nutshell – if you come across any bizarre facts, be sure to ping them my way!

Krissy x

 

 

 

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Propaganda Hits 21http://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/propaganda-hits-21/ http://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/propaganda-hits-21/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:23:39 +0000 Julian Pearce http://www.propaganda.co.uk/?p=12981 This month we’re be celebrating 21 years of transforming brands. Over that time, we’ve worked for some pretty well known businesses, such as ghd, Habitat, Greggs and Ann Summers - to name drop a few. We set up in 1993 with…

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This month we’re be celebrating 21 years of transforming brands. Over that time, we’ve worked for some pretty well known businesses, such as ghd, Habitat, Greggs and Ann Summers - to name drop a few.

We set up in 1993 with the help of a £500 loan on a credit card and have since grown to be one of the most well respected consultancies in the UK. We’re proud to have delivered innovative strategies for businesses across a range of sectors, such as Boost, Clipper and PDM Group.

Our membership of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) marks one of our points of difference, adopting a rigorous, insight led approach – to deliver real business results for our clients.

Not only are we celebrating 21 years of our own successes, but also success for our clients. We measure ourselves against the results we deliver, and we’ve delivered some truly transformational strategies over the years. The business is in great health, and we’re well set to continue transforming brands for years to come.

 

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Propaganda launches 24 Seven’s game changing new SIMhttp://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/propaganda-launches-24-sevens-game-changing-new-sim/ http://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/propaganda-launches-24-sevens-game-changing-new-sim/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:53:42 +0000 Rachel Stephens http://www.propaganda.co.uk/?p=12968 Last week saw the launch of 24 Seven’s National Roaming SIM, which allows mobile users to jump between networks. This SIM is the first national roaming product in the UK and works by searching out the strongest signal from a…

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Last week saw the launch of 24 Seven’s National Roaming SIM, which allows mobile users to jump between networks.

This SIM is the first national roaming product in the UK and works by searching out the strongest signal from a group of major Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to improve network coverage and help eliminate so-called ‘not-spots’ where individual operator network signals are poor. The system works on a similar premise to roaming for available networks while abroad.

Propaganda worked closely with 24 Seven to ready them for the launch which took place at the Business Show at Olympia, London last week. Check out the film here.

It has been estimated that 20% of the UK suffers from an unreliable mobile phone signal and this can be down to a number of factors, including geography and network coverage. According to research, this can result in British user’s having no signal 15% of the time. However, in areas where signal strength is poor, reception is often available from one of the four main network providers. Until now, there has been no process or procedure to jump to a better signal strength, unless making emergency calls, leading to frustration and loss of earning for those involved.

David Samuel, Managing Director of 24 Seven said: “Working with Propaganda, we have been able to launch this new SIM card to provide mobile users with a more reliable mobile signal. Mobile reception affects so many areas of life. Businesses in particular could stand to lose out on millions of pounds due to poor signal strength or feeble network coverage. We anticipate it being extremely beneficial to ‘coverage-critical’ industries, such as lone workers, nurses and doctors, asset tracking, vehicle tracking and numerous other services.”

Find out more here: www.24seven.co.uk

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Seabrook Named Top Food and Drink Manufacturerhttp://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/seabrook-named-top-food-and-drink-manufacturer/ http://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/seabrook-named-top-food-and-drink-manufacturer/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:49:03 +0000 Lucille http://www.propaganda.co.uk/?p=12961 Seabrook Crisps, where Propaganda Chairman Julian Kynaston has held a non-executive board role for the past six years, has been named as the region’s best food and drink manufacturer at the Insider Made in Yorkshire Awards. The award was presented at the annual event,…

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Seabrook Crisps, where Propaganda Chairman Julian Kynaston has held a non-executive board role for the past six years, has been named as the region’s best food and drink manufacturer at the Insider Made in Yorkshire Awards.

The award was presented at the annual event, which recognises the best in Yorkshire business, in a prestigious ceremony at the Royal Armouries on the 27thNovember. In announcing the winner, the judging panel recognised the role that the management team had played to help reverse a decline in revenue and consistently deliver growth both from a P&L perspective and in market sales.

Julian said of the award: “Seabrook is a great brand. I’ve very much enjoyed working alongside its superb management team to transform the business over the past few years. I’m delighted that the business has been recognised as Yorkshire’s best food and drink manufacturer.”

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LVL Lashes Launchhttp://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/lvl-lashes-launch/ http://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/lvl-lashes-launch/#comments Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:39:24 +0000 Jenna Stirland http://www.propaganda.co.uk/?p=12950 On September the 29th, overlooking the city of London, LVL Lashes was launched to key members of the press & beauty bloggers at Paramount, Centrepoint. LVL founders Bridgette Softely & Karen Betts hosted the day of demonstrations & discussions and introduced the…

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On September the 29th, overlooking the city of London, LVL Lashes was launched to key members of the press & beauty bloggers at Paramount, Centrepoint.

LVL founders Bridgette Softely & Karen Betts hosted the day of demonstrations & discussions and introduced the treatment that’s taking the beauty industry by storm.

Here’s a snapshot from the day.


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Remembering Sophie on her 28th Birthdayhttp://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/remembering-sophie-on-her-28th-birthday/ http://www.propaganda.co.uk/blog/remembering-sophie-on-her-28th-birthday/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:48:13 +0000 Claire Anderson http://www.propaganda.co.uk/?p=12933   Please take a moment to remember Sophie Lancaster. Because today, the 20-year-old young woman, who was beaten to death just because she liked piercings and dreads, would have been celebrating her 28th birthday. Having worked with closely with the…

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Sophie Lancaster

Please take a moment to remember Sophie Lancaster. Because today, the 20-year-old young woman, who was beaten to death just because she liked piercings and dreads, would have been celebrating her 28th birthday.

Having worked with closely with the charity her mum, Sylvia Lancaster, set up shortly after she died, we’ve become come close to the family which forms the Sophie Lancaster Foundation – Stacey, Kate, Stacey, Odette et al – and have been privileged to hear stories and learn about the type of person Sophie was. Caring, challenging, full of passion, talented. She was going places.

And as we reflect on the person Sophie, who was about to embark on her University Art Degree, would be today, Sylvia, is keeping busy hosting the Sophie Lancaster Foundation’s first ever hate crime conference with an impressive number of high-profile speakers, from parliamentary advisory officials to the police, exploring ways of working together to challenge attitudes and create safer communities for alternative subcultures.

Since 2007, not long after Sophie’s tragic attack, Sylvia Lancaster, has worked tirelessly to change the law and a mindset in society for the ultimate protection of and an understanding of alternative subcultures and create a lasting legacy to her daughter. And boy, has she pulled it off.

From the charity’s ongoing successful partnership with top make-up brand Illamsaqua to advising on hate crime with the CID, the award winning film Dark Angel Propaganda created to raise awareness of Sophie story to Sylvia’s recent OBE for her groundbreaking achievements, and now the Hate Crime Conference… read all about it … the proof is certainly in the pudding.

But one thing we must remember, especially today, is Sophie and what her name now stands for – Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred & Intolerance. Everywhere.

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