Category Archives: Change Management

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Is your business ready for GDPR 2018?

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By 2018 the new GDPR law will impact businesses across all sectors! 

This will also have a significant impact on how you conduct your marketing activities. 

What is GDPR? 

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new legislation that will protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches. It introduced tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data. The GDPR will apply to all companies processing Personal Identifiable Information (PII) of those residing in the EU.

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Upgrade your Facebook Marketing! Top Tips to Become an Expert in the Field

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With more than 1.5 billion people using Facebook, it’s no secret that the social network is the place to be if you want to reach a large audience.

Facebook offers a variety of opportunities to attract and engage potential customers, yet organisations often say they find it difficult to build an interesting and attractive page.

If you’re looking to encourage people to follow you, it’s vital to reward them with relevant content which they will find interesting and will be keen to share. This means developing a content strategy that works for your company and is both business-led and in keeping with the organisation’s culture.

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Generating fresh content is easier than it looks!

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Generating fresh content is easier than it looks!

Organisations all over the world are constantly looking for ways to promote their business.

There are several strategies that rely on good content, which include blog posts. While your website or blog site is bursting with new, fresh content, unfortunately soon enough it becomes hard to think of new topics that will engage your audience.

If you’re in an active industry with real time news, there is always something to write about. With Election Day coming up, we can see real advantage for growing political, opinionated and inspirational content.

Below are Changeworks’ top tips to use to make content creation easier and keep generating valuable and interesting content.

Infographic: Generating Fresh Content

No amount of promotion or SEO is going to drive ROI for your content if no one cares about it. Without demand for the information it provides, your content has little meaning. Start generating ideas that people want to learn about, or your content strategy will not succeed.

Generating Fresh Content

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How to Write Catchy Email Subject Lines

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33% of email recipients decide whether or not to open an email based on subject line alone. It is vital to craft subject lines that are compelling enough to get users to click through.

We have just started working with a new client which is solely based on email marketing campaigns, so we thought it was only right to share our insight of the tips we use to draft open worthy subject lines.

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New year, same me…?

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The queues at gym doors around the country may be dwindling a little bit as we get towards the end of January but the numbers will remain up for a couple more months at least. Similarly, the weight-loss group meetings will be squeezing into village halls across the UK for a little while longer, trailing off after the obligatory six months or so…

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Sharing Team Success for 2016

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Sharing Team Success for 2016!

From your Changeworks team Sue, Claire, Jordan, Sarah-Jayne, Rory and Martine.

As the year comes to an end we would like to thank the clients and strategic partners we have worked with in 2016. Changeworks has had a very successful year and is looking forward to what 2017 may bring. Read More

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There is always room for improvement – but let’s celebrate success as well

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There is always room for improvement – but let’s celebrate success as well

Do you think you are doing a good job or even a great job? If the answer is yes then you can sit back and relax, rest on your laurels and give yourself a proverbial pat on the back.

Or not.

One thing you should acknowledge – no matter how accomplished you are at whatever you are doing – is that there is always room for improvement.

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What The Great British Bake Off Has Taught Us About PR

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Wednesday nights sure have become more exciting with the Great British Bake Off returning to our screens. The ‘Bake Off’ showcases groups of extremely talented men and women who dedicate hours of their time to push themselves to be the ultimate star; watching the show has inspired us and we have definitely learnt a few lessons from watching the show.

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The Importance of Blogging

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Blogging is one of the greatest tools for learning how to become a better writer, connect with like-minded people, showcase your skills and build your brand. Whether you’re a beginner blogger or you’ve been doing it for years, we are sure you are still looking for advice to improve.

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Five ways to get the most out of your copywriters

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There is a trend in this age of zero hours and minimum wage to take on graduates who are desperate for a first job and give them work that is well beyond their capabilities. The inevitable result is that the quality of work produced will not be to the standard that the employer is wanting and disagreements, disappointment and disillusionment will follow.

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The importance of goal setting

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This isn’t going to be the first time when someone has talked about the importance of goals and it definitely won’t be the last.

Putting the clichés aside, understanding the relevance of goal setting is essential to accomplishing great things in the PR world.

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PR Industry all at Sea Over Boaty McBoatface

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The most successful PR campaign of recent times or an embarrassing misfire that’s left scientists with egg on their ‘boatraces’? That’s the question that many in PR circles are debating following the decision to name a research vessel after the UK’s best known naturalist rather than Boaty McBoatface – the suggestion in a popular public vote.

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The Drama Triangle

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Manipulation is all too common in relationships. At the heart of such behaviour is the Drama Triangle. If manipulation is about filling an empty hole inside of you with power and control of others. The opposite of this is about taking responsibility for how it affects you and others.

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Top Tips for a Successful Event

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Event planning isn’t rocket science, but it requires an acute organization and constant attention to detail. If everything goes off without a hitch, it often goes without notice, but if something goes awry, it’s a public display of failure.
1. Start Early: There is no such thing as having too much time to plan an event. For large-scale events, start planning four to five months in advance. For smaller events, one to two months is reasonable. Try to finalize all major contracts (venue and vendors) a full month before the event date.

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Top Tips on Social Media

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Social media is the future of communication. It provides a range of internet tools which increase and enhance the sharing of information. Social media makes the transfer of text posts, photos, video, audio and general information sharing easier. Social media is used all over the world for personal and business users.

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Tops Tips for better Communication

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Communication is a two-way process of reaching mutual understandings within an organisation; employees exchange information, news, ideas and feelings but also create and share meaning. Communication is connecting and interacting with many people, within the business or with clients. Within a PR agency, communication is key: we can’t operate without it.

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Are you feeling the Monday Blues?

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Our favourite time of the year is coming up. Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year; it is seen as a special day, for those who focus on doing good for one another. This doesn’t mean buying presents for people; it’s acts of kindness.
Blue Monday crops up on the 3rd Monday of January every year, so this year it will take place on Monday 18 January.
This day is a time for people to give and not receive, some need cheering up from the dim, dark days, post-Christmas, back-to-work and school month of January. Oh and obviously it has to be a Monday!

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It always pays to plan ahead for Changeworks

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Yes, Christmas is nearly here and there are still three weeks of December left but at Changeworks our sights are set firmly on 2016.

Just as you buy a magazine from the newsagent in November and it’s already dated January 2016 – some on sale at the end of December even have February on the cover! – in the world of PR and communications you really do have to think well ahead.

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Does it matter if you don’t get what you write right?

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In a recent episode of Have I Got News For You, Private Eye editor Ian Hislop pointed out a split infinitive. Some people laughed, many didn’t – perhaps they didn’t know what one was – and his opposite number Paul Merton made a comment (deliberately sarcastic, of course) along the lines of how good it was to see Hislop focusing on something that was so incredibly important.

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