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Case Study: Newcastle University

“Raising political profile and policy influence”

Brief One of the world’s most highly regarded universities, Newcastle brought in Linstock to raise the political profile and...

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Linstock: Linstock gets first prize!

“Linstock and UK Community Foundations won Not for Profit Campaign of the Year 2013 Award at Golden Hedgehogs!”

We’re proud to announce that Linstock Communications and our client UK Community Foundations have been awarded the Golden...

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Case Study: Motor Insurers’ Bureau

Understanding hotspots for driving un-insured

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau is a not for profit body that provides compensation to car accident victims when the driver...

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Case Study: Schools in crisis

Rebuilding Trust on a Global Stage

Our work concerned cases of child abuse that took place in the 1970s and 80s at a high profile school. We helped the school...

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Blog: Ageing Society: Are We Beginning to Lose Interest?

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“While solutions remain elusive, our demographic time bomb is no longer a ‘new’ issue. ”

In the past ten years, the challenge posed by our ageing society has stopped being a low-key issue concerning a few experts and...

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Blog: Thought Leadership Trends 2017

“Nearly half a million people worldwide have thought leadership in their job title. ”

Thought Leadership is an exciting and growing market. But just how fast is it developing? And are some sectors embracing its...

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Blog: The Big Diversity Panto: It’s behind you! Oh no it isn’t!

“According to Grant Thornton, the number of women occupying senior business roles in the UK has moved just three percentage points in a decade and stands at a measly 22%. ”

As the high-street fills with festive shoppers and Slade blasts from the kitchen radio, I draw my own yuletide comfort from a...

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Blog: Talkin ‘Bout My Generation? You Should Be

“ In a world where wrinkles can be airbrushed, chins can be tucked and we’re all encouraged to join the cult of the gym, there’s a sense that we can put off the inevitable. ”

People tried to put them down but the baby boomer generation took over the world. Through music, fashion, sex and consumerism...

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Blog: Can I be electric too?

“It seems that the initiatives to date have failed to address perception issues that prevent electric vehicles going mainstream.”

We’re all from families full of eccentrics, if the Gallagher brothers are to be believed, because the UK is turning electric....

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Blog: How can we get ‘Pension wise’?

“The ‘Pension wise’ brand is a good start, but there’s not long left. They’ve got their work cut out.”

So, a little under three months from the introduction of the government’s wide-ranging pension reforms, the guidance guarantee...

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Blog: Shifting influence in higher education policy

“HE has been spoiled by the obvious passion of David Willetts and should get used to a Minister dispassionately administering as he would in any other Whitehall posting”

Thanks to the unprecedented combination of variables that include UKIP, the Greens, SNP and lack of public enthusiasm for any of...

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Blog: What’s putting the brakes on sustainable travel in Scotland?

“Car travel is up in Scotland, despite efforts to promote sustainable transport. So, what has contributed to this change? And why are existing campaigns failing to make an impact?”

Last week Transport Scotland released their annual Transport and Travel Statistics Bulletin, showing that car drivers and...

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Blog: The right to be forgotten

“By using a bit of common sense, businesses can stay on top of their digital footprint and manage their reputations online, without relying on the ‘right to be forgotten’.”

For years, digital consultants and SEO specialists have been helping businesses make their content more findable online. But for...

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Blog: iSpy – spooks, social media & sarcasm

“It seems the spooks want to know whether you are being sincere when you tweet...”

On Monday this week the US Secret Service posted a tender which, among other things, solicits bids for social media analytics...

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Blog: Just in Time? Helping Legal Services Consumers Make Better Decisions

“The latest research suggests that both ‘just in time’ and ‘just in case’ techniques have considerable potential to help consumers make better decisions.”

With legal aid cuts likely to bite, a new review that we conducted for the Legal Services Board highlights how we can help legal...

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Blog: Three is a Magic Number

“You may have a host of compelling reasons to choose your product or service that you’d like to let people know about, but mentioning them all may actually lead consumers to discount your proposition entirely.”

Three is a magic number for the communications profession. To me, three has always just felt… right. I try to keep to three key...

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Blog: Tomorrow’s World

“Marketing and communications professionals need to do some future-proofing.”

Many questioned Facebook’s recent decision to buy Oculus Rift, a piece of virtual reality kit which immerses users in a...

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Blog: The value of an authentic academic reputation

“Talk of ‘reputation’ and ‘brand’ does not always go down well in academic circles. Many purists understandably fear that placing undue attention on identity does little to support the education and research their institution exists for in the first place.”

The Times Higher Education annual reputation rankings are out and once again, North American research powerhouses like Harvard,...

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