“Good manners cost nowt”; so where are yours?

I’m Yorkshire born and bred; we’re quite straight forward, we have good values – and good manners. If someone asks for our help, we’ll always try. And if we can’t help directly, we’ll sign post to others who can. What we don’t do is ignore the requests for help. As my mum always says; “Good…

Do you really need that social media channel?

Us comms folk are often deluged by requests from colleagues to set up new profiles on social media channels because they think its the right place to be to get their message heard. I think it’s also our job to offer constructive ideas and support and to ultimately ask the difficult question:  Do you really need…

Why some venues don’t allow confetti – and other alternatives

The confetti shot of the bride and groom is one of those memorable, photo worthy wedding day opportunities. An increasing number of venues now don’t allow confetti so you may need to check and think again about how you create that photographic moment. So here’s why some venues don’t allow confetti – and other alternatives…

Unsubscribe – when engagement goes bad

I have to admit to being quite brand loyal. As I know what I like and I interact carefully. I don’t give away my email address easily. But now one of the few brands I allowed into my personal mailbox has lost me to the ‘unsubscribe’ button. This made me think about when the line…

Nail that live media interview with these practical tips

Live media interviews can be tough. I’ve trained many colleagues who are experts in their field to successfully handle media interviews. I always say to anyone that I ask, that I wouldn’t be suggesting the idea if I didn’t think they were competent to be a great spokesperson. So from my experiences here’s how to nail…

Simple styling ideas with jam jars

If you’re creating your wedding or other special event table decorations on a budget but want to be on trend, don’t fear! Here’s my gallery of ideas you can make at home pretty easily. And you’ll create maximum effect using a household essential – jam jars.