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Rebecca tells students how to get ahead in PR

Last week, Dragonfly PR Senior Account Executive, Rebecca Hart was invited back to the university where she studied to offer advice to final year students on how to secure a job after graduating.

Here she shares some of the tips that she gave to them, seven years down the line since graduating...

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How do we celebrate our company's anniversary?

Reaching a significant anniversary in a business is always worth shouting about and one of the best ways of making the most of these milestones is with the help of a PR company.

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Why we think printed magazines are as relevant today as they have ever been!

Here the Dragonfly PR team explains why they think printed magazines, especially trade and regional business titles, are still of great value to buyers, specifiers and end users.

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Why entering awards should be an important part of your marketing and communications plans

The first quarter of the year is a busy time, particularly for trade and business press awards, so here we look at the considerations of whether to enter awards and what the advantages could be to your business.

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How PR can help construction and manufacturing companies grow

The manufacturing sector has started 2018 with a record level of activity, however there are some areas of both manufacturing and construction that could benefit from Public Relations support to help them to achieve their growth objectives.

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Why good copywriting is essential for a website

We’ve been to a couple of website design meetings recently when the company briefing our design team has said “we’d like our new site to be really visual, lots of pretty pictures, it doesn’t matter so much about the words, no one really reads them.”  This on the face of it is understandable, as some websites are too content-heavy and in recent years, it has become much more common to use visual cues to navigate through a website. However, although high quality photography is essential to a website, what must not be underestimated is the power of well written copy.

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The good, the bad and PR: Part 2

In the final working week of 2017, we bring you the last in our two part blog series ‘The Good, the Bad and PR’. To finish on a positive note, Dragonfly PR takes a look back at our favourite PR campaign this year.

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The good, the bad and PR: Part 1

As the penultimate working week of 2017 comes to a close, in the first of our double ‘The Good, the Bad and PR’ blogs Dragonfly PR takes a look back at two of the worst PR disasters this year.

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Which is worse, no Twitter, or a rarely updated one?

Our social media team has recently noticed a spike in the number of companies that have Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook accounts that are visible on their websites but where they haven’t tweeted or posted for months.  This prompted a discussion amongst our team the other day about which is worse, having no social media presence at all, or having a rarely populated Twitter/LinkedIn account?


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Should I attend trade shows?

Taking part in exhibitions or trade shows requires a significant amount of investment and client's often ask if it's worth the return. Here Dragonfly PR looks at whether manufacturers should be attending.

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Luxury advent calendars, has the trend gone too far?

In the countdown to Christmas, a small square of festive themed chocolate was once a great way to help build up the excitement and count down to the big day. Now however, it seems that a little chocolatey treat may not be enough.

Here Dragonfly PR looks at the rise in popularity of luxury advent calendars and asks, has the trend gone too far?

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Charity begins...at work!

At this time of year, many companies are in the process of selecting a charity for the year ahead.  This means they can focus on raising money for their chosen charity, maximising the impact of the money raised and the publicity they can gain from it. 

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How Do We Make A Company Newsletter More Exciting!

This is a question we are often asked by our clients because, as we all know, staff newsletters have a tendency to be packed with information about the company, but, alas, not very well read by the people its aimed at – its employees!

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Instagram for Business? Dragonfly Can Help Put You In The Picture.

With the network reporting over 800 million monthly subscribers in September 2017, it is safe to say that Instagram is one of the fastest growing and most popular social media platforms worldwide.

Many believe Instagram is a consumer facing network that is aimed more towards teenagers. As a result, many businesses are choosing to focus their attention on other platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn, both which have a reputation for being more suitable for B2B marketing. However, when done right Instagram can be just as effective for businesses as any other social platform. Here our social media team explains how...

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Halloween’s coming, but keep your PR nightmares to a minimum!

The nights are getting dark earlier, the shops are full of Halloween costumes for kids and adults and things are starting to get a little bit spooky.  However, in the world of PR, scary things can happen too.  This is why crisis management is so important, for organisations large and small.

Here we look at some PR nightmares and how they could have been turned around with an effective PR strategy.

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