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What a difference a year makes


Written by Ollie Bennett

This time last year I was proudly submitting my dissertation after three years of hard work, which officially marked the end ...

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What a difference a year makes


Written by Ollie Bennett

This time last year I was proudly submitting my dissertation after three years of hard work, which officially marked the end of not just my time at University but the end of full time education. Fast forward one year and I’ve almost completed my first six months in the ‘real world’ at Berkeley Communications. I…

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No ZZZZZ’s here: The Power of the (CBeebies Bedtime) Story


Written by Vicki Curtis

The CBeebies Bedtime Story has become a must watch in our household – and many households with small children around the country.   Not only does it help children to wind down at the end of the day but there has been many a favourite celeb read these stories which is often a bonus for the…

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Five handy tips for handling a perfect holiday handover


Written by Zoe Phillips

As a recent recruit at Berkeley Communications, you want to make a good impression and with my upcoming trip to Bulgaria coming up I don’t want to make an elementary mistake when I go on leave. A successful handover is something that we should all provide, yet mistakes occur far often. So what exactly constitutes…

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How to overcome phone phobia: 5 top tips to help your phone pitch seal the deal


Written by Emma Jefferies

In today’s modern world, we have a reputation for being practically married to our phone: we text on them, we email on them, we navigate with them, we order food and purchase goods on them, the list goes on. But there is one thing that many of us do not do on our phones –…

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An apple a day…


Written by Rhiannon Richardson

On this day in 1976 the first Apple product  – the Apple Computer I was born. It was designed and hand built by Steve Wozniak, and Wozniak’s friend Steve Jobs had the idea of selling it. The Apple I was Apple’s first product, and to finance its creation, Jobs sold his VW Microbus for a few hundred dollars, and…

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Oi! Rees-Mogg, get your own look!


Written by Pat Southwell

If you know what Brexiteer Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg looks like, you would have loved last week’s news from the Beano. The comic issued a cease and desist letter asking him to stop impersonating Walter the Softy. It was perhaps the best PR story I’ve seen for a while. So simple, yet so effective. It…

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Computer says NO


Written by Lynsey Barry

I work for a Tech PR Agency. We’re experts in turning complex technology into compelling stories. We work with some of the world’s most innovative brands. So why can’t I get my laptop to connect to the TV when I walk into an important meeting?! Last week, I had a meeting with someone via Skype….

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7 social media tips from Berkeley Communications


Written by Beatrice Tabultoc

Social media has become essential for businesses that want to be in close contact with their customers. It has even improved market research through monitoring engagement with a certain product or service to pinpointing target markets. Therefore, it is important for a company’s image that their social media profile is run thoughtfully and strategically (to…

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The golden rules of hosting a creative brainstorm


Written by Danni Pennington

As a collective, us ‘PRs’ are by nature a creative bunch but can sometimes get so focussed on a project or an idea that we need some outside influence. At Berkeley Communications we regularly host agency-wide brainstorms (thought showers, creative forums whatever you like to call them!) which helps to get the creativity flowing and…

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Understanding the world through stories


Written by Rachael Head

My 4-year-old daughter has been asking me some pretty big questions recently. And when I say big, I mean BIG! “Where was I before I was in your tummy, mummy?”, “How do we die, mummy?”, and “Is there anything living up where the stars are?” are just some of the questions that have had me…

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