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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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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 Losing Interest?

Senior Consultant

“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: How to Avoid a January Fail

Senior Consultant

“How can corporate communications professionals prevent January from getting the better of us? Nurture your collective ambition. ”

Studies show that less than 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Most of us set too many goals, without...

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Blog: Food for Thought: Helping People In Poverty


“How can we help those in poverty make better decisions, and why have policymakers consistently struggled to make a significant dent in poverty reduction?”

Reports released last week reveal that a large percentage of the UK population is struggling to escape the poverty...

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Blog: One Big Diversity Pantomime

“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: If Content Is King, Wear The Crown

“It seems as if everyone is in the business of content marketing at the moment.”

With the ‘big bang’ in media sources transforming corporate communications, it seems as if everyone is in the business of...

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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: Universities: Thrive or Survive In Uncapped Competition Era?

“Individual institutions need to plan their reputation management strategies carefully to ensure they are more prepared for the implications of the move.”

In a report out this week, the Higher Education Policy Institute’s (HEPI’s) Director Nick Hillman casts a critical eye over...

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Blog: A Will & Way: Behaviour Change Motives

“Individuals experience multiple pressures and forces when deciding how to act in situations. These forces that are either driving movement toward a goal or blocking movement toward a goal.”

Behaviour change campaigns are often based on the premise that changing behaviour is all about changing minds. Influence...

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Blog: Just in Time? Helping Legal Services Consumers

“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: 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: Three ways to “Achieve More With Less”

“Money is tight so budgets are being cut. That’s difficult and demoralising enough. But when you hear the words “Achieve more with less” you know it’s worse than that.”

Money is tight so budgets are being cut. That’s difficult and demoralising enough. But when you hear the words “Achieve...

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Blog: Are You More Likely To Click On Question Headlines?

“New research suggests that self-referencing questions increase the readership of tweets, blogs and other online communications.”

Marketeers are desperate to understand what makes you and I, quite literally, click. With all of us exposed to hundreds of new...

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Blog: Filling The Higher Education Funding Black Hole

“There are no easy options: It’s around this time of year that we would usually be expecting Ministers at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to send their annual grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). However, the news that the letter has been delayed confirms that this year could see some surprises. ”

It’s around this time of year that we would usually be expecting Ministers at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills...

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News: 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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