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  • PR | Public Relations | Helliwell Media | Cumbria

Smile – you’re on camera!

We’ve recently added a new element to our presentation training – and it’s a game changer. There’s great value and learning to be had from a mix of theory and practise. But the latest addition significantly ups the performance and engagement of delegates. Video and playback of colleagues going through their presentation paces definitely has [...]

By |2018-10-30T20:06:20+00:00October 28th, 2018|Training|0 Comments
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Using multi-media PR to catch a wide audience

Using a full range of media is vital when you're trying to catch the attention of a wide variety of businesses and individuals. The five local authority partners in the recent Borderlands Conference wanted to appeal to as large a relevant audience as possible to maximise turnout for their landmark event. Using their own website was [...]

By |2018-08-13T10:29:41+00:00August 6th, 2018|Media, PR|0 Comments
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Businesses can learn from Australian cricket about crisis communications

There’s much businesses can learn about handling crisis communications from the recent ball-tampering scandal that has engulfed Australian cricket. The incident has reverberated right through the sport and around the world and had far-reaching consequences. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull even spoke out publicly against his own country’s team and there was widespread condemnation of [...]

By |2018-04-04T07:01:11+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Helliwell Media | Media | Carlisle, Cumbria

7 reasons business should engage with mainstream media

Who would look to mainstream media for business promotion in this day and age? Newspapers? Dinosaurs. Living on past glories with plunging circulations. An irrelevance. TV? Unless it’s on Netflix or YouTube, I’m not watching. Radio? Who listens to that? Especially those local programmes. Besides we’ve got our Facebook page, and sometimes we Tweet out [...]

By |2018-01-19T19:21:39+00:00January 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Helliwell Media | Crisis Communications | Carlisle, Cumbria

Crisis communications and your business

“Ok, let me explain how things work. There’s no such thing as the ‘lunchtime news’ any more…what it is now, ok, is basically one long avalanche of s#@! happening in real time…with 24-hour live shovelling.” A comedic but recognisable assessment on the nature of 24-hour news from Neil Reid (David Westhead), the best character in [...]

By |2018-01-19T19:36:46+00:00October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Helliwell Media | Social Media | Carlisle, Cumbria

Social media policy, The New York Times and you

How’s your company’s social media policy standing up in the ever-developing online world? It’s doing a good job, no issues… Think it’s ok but maybe someone should have a look to see if people are still using it… What social media policy… If the honest answer is the second or third above then you wouldn’t [...]

By |2018-01-19T19:38:00+00:00October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Helliwell Media | Crisis Management | Carlisle, Cumbria

Getting ahead of the crisis

One of the aspects of crisis communications hardest for businesses to get their heads round is being the one to break bad news to customers. Some businesses would prefer to front up only when necessary. They want to ride it out and hope people don't notice a problem. In a recent Crisis Media workshop I [...]

By |2018-01-19T19:52:31+00:00September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Helliwell Media | Media Training | Carlisle, Cumbria

How was your holiday?

If you've been lucky enough to have a holiday this summer hopefully it's left you refreshed and raring to go again. Most of us need to take that opportunity to wind down and recharge our batteries. However impossible the mounting in-tray looked before your break, there's a fair chance you'll be able to attack with [...]

By |2017-08-29T10:09:01+00:00August 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments