Bouncing Back

The Sheffield Star reported that the city is ‘bouncing back’ following the lockdown period, citing a surge in demand from independent shops and restaurants. The start of a new retail age following the pandemic? I do hope so. As someone who has (inadvertently) worked directly, and indirectly, in retail over the past 30 years (I […]

The Queen’s Speech 2021

Once a year the Queen attends the House of Lords to deliver a speech. Perhaps one of the most widely watched political events in the calendar, she takes this opportunity to outline the governments’ priorities for the months ahead. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, this year was no exception. So, what does 2021/22 […]

Case Study – NEBRC:...

Overview: MK was approached to support the launch for the North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC) in early 2020. A unique partnership between the police, private sector and academia, the NEBRC was launched to help businesses within the region fight against cybercrime and online fraud. Indeed, it is estimated that highly organised online criminal industry […]

5 Tips for Networking...

For those like me who have kickstarted their career within the past year, you’ll be well aware that the ways of working that we have been introduced to are far from normal. Whilst it’s true that all I’ve ever known since entering the communications industry in January is Teams calls and one-off trips to a quiet office, it won’t be a surprise […]

Coronavirus: One Year On

On the 23rd March, exactly one year after the UK was plunged into our first lockdown, one minute’s silence was held to remember all of those who lost their lives over the past year to Coronavirus.  One year, and 115 million global cases later, there isn’t a person who hasn’t been affected by the social, economic and political instability that has […]

The Importance of Timing

Any fly on the wall of MK HQ will often hear me boring my team about the importance of timing when it comes to a successful PR plan. I’m not talking about the editorial deadlines of the local newspapers, or the best time to push out a Linked In post (although they are also equally […]

Recovery, recovery, recovery

Read our latest blog by our Managing Director, Caroline Woffenden.  Last weeks’ budget outlined the ‘path to recovery’. Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledged to do ‘whatever it takes’ to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, prioritising growth and incentivising investment with £65 billion allocated to revival measures. Inevitably, tax rises will follow to help […]

10 stats that could...

For those looking to boost their brands’ online presence, the Hootsuite Digital Report is the perfect place to start. The report, annually produced by the social media management site Hootsuite, looks comprehensively into consumer digital behaviour.   Below are 10 stats taken from the report that we believe can be used to help boost not […]

Cyber Security Support for...

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a significant increase in cyber fraud, with small businesses, the self-employed, and freelancers working from home, identified as most as risk. Cyber-crime is a growing concern for everyone, from a personal as well as professional perspective. As communication experts, identity and reputation is at the heart of all we do, […]

PR 101 – Press...

Read our latest blog by our Communications Assistant, Sadie Cole. Writing press releases is at the centre of what a PR exec does. That being said, there is stiff competition when it comes to grabbing a journalist’s attention. Still, the process of writing a press release, issuing it, and securing coverage need not feel overwhelming. […]