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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: 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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Case Study: Harborough

“Managing reputation during transformational change”

Local authorities across the country are grappling with the challenges of budget cuts and a more localist approach. Linstock...

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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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Case Study: TheCityUK

Managing the reputation of one of the UK's largest industry sectors

TheCityUK is the membership body for the UK’s financial and related professional services industry. Its membership includes...

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Blog: Are negative endorsements giving Jeremy Corbyn a boost?

“In keeping with the laws of unintended consequences, it seems all these ‘negative endorsements’ could actually help the Corbyn camp.”

It’s a peculiarity of politics that what you’re not is often as valid a foundation for a campaign as what you are. Pepsi...

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Blog: Things Can Only Get Blatter

“FIFA needs to embrace a process of complete openness and transparency - something that could prove painful in the short term.”

Not long after news broke that international football’s governing body is facing a dual set of criminal investigations on...

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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: Celebrities and politics – a match made in heaven?

“When celebrities publicly endorse political parties, they can end up denting the reputation not only of the party they support, but their own standing as well.”

What’s your reaction when you see celebrities rubbing shoulders with political leaders? Are you left feeling inspired, or...

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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: 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: 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: 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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News: Class Ceilings

“End-of-term report for UK plc shows state-schooled pupils still struggle to make it to the top of big business.”

A new report by a Linstock client, the diversity consultancy Equal Approach, shows that big business is still an old boys’...

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