The Power of People

I’m absolutely delighted to have been invited to become a mentor for Fast Forward 15 scheme. In my day we learnt tactics from Sir Clive Sinclair, Gold of the Desert Kings was a management training tool (not a familiarisation trip!) and we were taught that we had to dress to impress in order to

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Fair play to Fairmont St Andrews as we toast Robbie Burns

Last month we attended the Fairmont St Andrews Burns Night, (25 January) at London’s iconic Savoy Hotel. As celebrations go, Burns Night is one of the events that I always look forward to every year. Burns supper is a very traditional and patriotic celebration, it’s jovial, fun and risqué in places

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It’s good to talk…

There it sits, crouched at your desk, intimidating in all its plastic-coated glory, coiled, ready to pounce at any moment… the office phone. As 9:00am hits, paranoia sweeps up and down PR and marketing offices across the UK, certain numbers are committed to memory and received with reluctance. What

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Big Bang Data

Big Bang Data: three words that first came to my attention a few years ago when I was studying journalism, when it was set to be the next, new trend. If we are to take the literal definition of the word ‘trend’, I cannot say I agree with Big Bang Data being something that will

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Slippers, shipping lanes and overcoming the psyche.

It takes something to stop a shipping tanker. It takes a whole lot to bring a shipping lane to a stand. And it takes some bloody mindedness to swim from one continent to another, down the middle of that shipping lane!  That’s what I have just done and I’m not sure if I am in

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GE2015

Now that the furore from the General Election 2015 has died down and it has been a week since a very historical time in British politics. So, sees the end of the biggest PR campaign that comes every five years - here are our favourite PR moves that the parties pulled to get Britain’s top job:

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12 things you didn’t know about IET London: Savoy Place

Located near the Strand, the current Institution of Engineering and Technology – IET London: Savoy Place – is a hub to inspire, influence and inform the global engineering community. For the first time in 30 years the venue is undergoing a complete structural overhaul, and we could think

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‘Forensics: The anatomy of crime’

The opening of ‘Forensics: The anatomy of crime’ celebrates the completion of a £17.5 million refurbishment and expansion at Wellcome Collection, Euston Road.  It includes a stunning dynamic oval staircase which immediately grabs your attention on entering the venue; this then takes you up three

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A trip to the ‘Institute’

With the first of this years’ drop-in events, ‘Researching Pornography’ taking pace at Wellcome Collection as part of the year-long, ‘evolving’ exhibition Sexology, I look back at Triggerfish’s first visit in November. Becca and I attended the press viewing for ‘The Institute of Sexology’

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The Triggerfish Pub Quiz is back! #TheChop

We’re delighted to announce the return of the annual Triggerfish Pub Quiz! But…this year we’re taking it underground in Shoreditch. No, we won’t be revealing the exact venue just yet. Stay tuned to discover sneaks and peaks with help from our canine colleague. What is required

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#PimpMyPumpkin

It’s the time of year when we love to celebrate all that’s horrid and gruesome; from blood and gore, to witchcraft, ghosts and devils we all revel in the raucous festivities on 31 October. And how about the famous Halloween symbol, in the modest form of a pumpkin. The practise of carving, also known

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Rayner’s reviewed it, it must be good…

We live to work and work to socialise, knowing what’s hot and what’s not in our industry is crucial. With roughly 60 restaurants opening each week in London alone, it’s a job in itself to make sure we know what’s top of the pops in the world of food.Keeping up with the critics

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A PR newcomer

  As every person looking for that first job knows it is a tiresome and mundane time in life. Although it is a great test of character, it is easy to get swallowed by the cycle and turn into a ball of negativity. The hundreds of application forms I slaved over, that weren’t even acknowledged

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#WORLDCUP2014

  The World Cup, La Coupe du Monde, La Copa Mundial, Weltmeisterschaft, Copa do Mundo – a 64 match tournament that captures and connects the entire planet for one month. The atmosphere over the 31 days has been great, the nation and indeed the globe has been taken over by World Cup fever. The

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Our very own Triggerfish cycling 400km across Cuba

Our account manager Becca White is undertaking a charity challenge this October, cycling 400km across Cuba to raise funds for three women’s cancer charities – Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. Becca has been training hard at both ends of the day

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National Apprenticeship Week and How to be an Intern

This week is National Apprenticeship Week. Now in its seventh year, the campaign is designed to raise the profile of apprenticeships among students, parents and employers. It also happened to coincide with the end of my first week in employment at Triggerfish, after a three month internship with the

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L’enclume – Restaurant retreat

Hooray! After being crowned the winner of our Triggerfish quarterly knowledge quiz, I decided to put the prize money towards  a very special treat – one that myself and my (slightly) better half had been saving up for, for a while. L’enclume is a two Michelin-starred restaurant run by executive

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Win your wedding at Allianz Park

WIN YOUR WEDDING – COMPETITION – WORTH UP TO 12K Includes free venue hire at Allianz Park Drinks on arrival A nights stay in a suite at The Manor, Laura Ashley Hotel ——————————————————————————————

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Sharing the love

It’s that time of year again, love is in the air. Shops are filled with chocolates, teddy bears and cards, while couples are trying to think of something different to do for Valentine’s Day. So, to make it easier, we’ve rounded up a few foodie treats for you to enjoy with your loved one… Madame

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A day at C&IT Magazine

Thanks to my trusty zones 1-2 travelcard, it’s not often that I leave the chaos of London behind and venture into suburbia, but last Monday I packed myself off to C&IT Magazine’s office in Teddington, Middlesex to spend the day as a journalist. Nestled on the banks of the Thames, the team at

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Fantastical Fuerzabruta

Exhilarating physical theatre ★★★★ The Financial Times The biggest natural high in town ★★★★  Daily Telegraph Totally bonkers ★★★★★ Triggerfish Fuerzabruta  returned to the Roundhouse due to popular demand after its original debut in 2006, and we were invited to a viewing

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An Afternoon at Allianz

This Sunday, Triggerfish have organised for Allianz Park to host 8 guests for an afternoon of corporate hospitality, to watch the Saracens play the Newcastle Falcons. Megan and Andrew will accompany the group, who, as well as being keen rugby fans, are also a selection of journalists and event professionals

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Visit to Merchants Tavern

After winning the grand prize of a restaurant visit in the first-ever Triggerfish Knowledge Quiz, I chose to redeem my prize at Angela Hartnett’s new venture, Merchants Tavern. Located in my area of choice – Shoreditch – the restaurant’s menu is influenced by French, Spanish and Italian cuisine.

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It’s Christmas… sandwich time!

In the Triggerfish office, we are renowned for enjoying a bite to eat, every now and again. With Christmas a mere three weeks away, we decided to taste-test a range of Christmas sandwiches. We conducted an (almost) scientific investigation of sandwiches from local eateries. In ascending order: Boots

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Triggerfish’s first Christmas Adventure at Somerset House

Megan D’Arcy This week, Alice JK and I went to the launch of SKATE – ‘London’s favourite outdoor ice rink’ according to ES magazine – which is hosted by one of our clients, Somerset House. The winter wonderland entrance, 40ft Christmas tree and luminous ice rink made the party feel

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#CLEVERBOX

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LOL, Burger King got Hacked

At approximately 5pm on Monday 18th February, Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked. Regardless of the obvious nightmare for the fast food outlet’s communications team and ensuing crisis management, there was an upside to the ordeal. 1. It gave us all a laugh If we disregard the racial slurs,

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Get over it – you’re getting old!

I listened to a fascinating programme on Radio 4 the other night. Titled ‘Creative Destruction’, the show explored how traditional companies, many of whom had been in the UK for years, had closed their doors as they are no longer able to compete with younger companies.    The simple economics of

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Cyber Space Debris

  There have been rumours going around for the last few weeks on the internet that Facebook has posted all private messages prior to 2009 on users’ walls. This caused some consternation in the Triggerfish office – not because we’d all sent outrageous messages to various contacts in our younger

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Six degrees of separation

Someone recently pointed out to me that no one in the office possesses a degree in public relations.  At Triggerfish, we have degrees in law, politics and sociology, international studies, history, journalism and even English language and linguistics. It certainly adds up to a knowledgeable bunch of

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Social Media and PR Exploration

Last week I attended a Social Summer CIPR seminar with Julio Romo (Independent Communications Consultant, Digital Strategist and Trainer @twofourseven). It was great to be in a room with such social media savvy people and Julio was very enlightening, it’s hard not to be engaged when someone who is

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Victoria’s Foodie Confessions

London living is awash with perks, and for me the top one quite simply has to be the sheer choice of eating establishments out there. On second thoughts, scrap “simply” – there is nothing simple about it! Perhaps I should start from the beginning: upon moving to London almost two ago from York,

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