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Case Study: Right Management

“Using Thought Leadership to Drive Business Leads”

Right Management commissioned Linstock to develop an innovative thought leadership platform looking at women in leadership to...

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Case Study: Aston University

“ Aston retains Linstock to build the media profile of academic experts and win recognition for outstanding research. ”

Brief One of the UK’s most ambitious universities, Aston used Linstock to build the media profile of academic experts and win...

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Case Study: ‘Class Ceilings’

“Class Ceilings – Promoting boardroom diversity”

Linstock created a highly effective piece of thought leadership that captured audiences’ attention and served as a platform to...

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Case Study: TheCityUK

“Strengthening business relations with China”

Enhancing the UK’s global competitiveness and creating market access for member firms in growth markets around the world is...

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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: Equal Approach

“Big impact on a small budget: tightly targeted communications”

Equal Approach came to Linstock with a clear objective: help them sign up 500 volunteers with The Mentoring and Befriending...

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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: 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: Every Little Helps… when it comes to community engagement

“Wherever you stand on the expansion of the blue and white empire, it’s easy to see why they may be feeling damned if they do and damned if they don’t. ”

When he hasn’t been strutting his stuff as the latest incarnation of everyone’s favourite serial monogamist, Henry VIII,...

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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: The results are in – how did universities fare during clearing?

“...on what has become the most aggressive day of university marketing and communications activity, it’s worth reflecting on ways the day and the process of clearing has changed ”

It’s D-Day (hopefully not literally) for A-level students across the country. Envelopes are being opened, jumping gaggles of...

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Blog: Gaming the system

“Should virtual criminals in video games receive the same penalties as real-world thieves?”

Last week Conservative MP Mike Weatherley, David Cameron’s chief adviser on intellectual property, asked ministers to consider...

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Blog: Use the force

Associate Director

“Star Wars might herald the next chapter in the corporate communications story”

Once upon a time this job was (apparently) easy. You’d come up with some key messages, put them in a press release and briefing...

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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: Sad may be bad for financial decision making

“How you feel can influence how you make important financial decisions.”

With 1000s of people expected to make last-minute ISA investments this week, new research highlights the potential influence of...

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Blog: What should an impartial BBC look like?

“But what do we really mean by impartiality, and what should that look like for the BBC and other public broadcasters? ”

Maybe it’s just me, but criticism of the BBC for a lack of impartiality seems to be increasing. Whether it’s coverage of the...

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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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