The PR Guru

January 18, 2013


It’s Blue Monday, supposedly the Most Depressing Day of the Year, on January 21st.

But instead of being all sulky and miserable, we’re going to be positive and spread the word about North Staffs, our fantastic, beautiful area!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tweet five positive things about North Staffordshire on Monday.

I want to see #saysomethingpositive trending!

Here are 20 facts about North Staffordshire, just in case you are struggling for inspiration:

  1. Founded in 1863, Stoke City is the world’s second oldest professional football club #saysomethingpositive
  2. According to a 2004 KPMG report, Stoke-on-Trent is the most cost-effective place to set up a new UK business #saysomethingpositive
  3. At nine hectares, Burslem Park is one of the largest registered Victorian parks in the UK #saysomethingpositive
  4. The Staffordshire Hoard, the biggest ever discovery of Anglo-Saxon gold, is on permanent display at the Potteries Museum #saysomethingpositive
  5. Stoke’s legendary Golden Torch Ballroom played a crucial part in the formation of the Northern Soul scene #saysomethingpositive
  6. The New Vic Theatre, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, was Europe’s first purpose-built theatre in the round #saysomethingpositive
  7. NStaffs boasts Waterworld, Trentham Gardens and Alton Towers, three of the UK’s biggest tourist attractions #saysomethingpositive
  8. Alton Towers is the 9th most visited theme park in Europe, attracting more than 2.7m visitors per year #saysomethingpositive
  9. Waterworld is the UK’s biggest aqua park, with more than 400000 visitors a year #saysomethingpositive
  10. The beautiful gardens on the Trentham Estate were designed by Capability Brown, aka England’s Greatest Gardener #saysomethingpositive
  11. Pele called Stanley Matthews, one of SoT’s most famous sons, ‘the man who taught us the way football should be played’ #saysomethingpositive
  12. The Allies may not have won the Battle of Britain without the Spitfire, which was designed by NStaffs’ Reginald Mitchell #saysomethingpositive
  13. The Staffordshire Moorlands is home to parts of the Peak District National Park, and its spectacular landscape #saysomethingpositive
  14. The Staffs Moorlands is one of the cheapest areas in the UK to relocate to – house prices are below national averages #saysomethingpositive
  15. NStaffs has boasted five world darts champions since the competition was launched in 1978 #saysomethingpositive
  16. Staffs University is a Centre of Excellence for science teaching and has recently opened a new £30m science centre #saysomethingpositive
  17. With turnover above £102m, & a total staff of 1700, Keele University generates around £130m of business in the region #saysomethingpositive
  18. Stoke-on-Trent’s new £15m bus station is due to open later this month, improving the city’s image for visitors #saysomethingpositive
  19. The UniQ regeneration programme will see £1.5bn invested in new and revamped facilities near Stoke-on-Trent Station #saysomethingpositive
  20. £350m is being invested in a new CBD in Stoke, which could create more than 4500 jobs #saysomethingpositive

And they’re all under 140 characters, so you can just copy and paste them into your Twitter feed!

If you want to come up with your own, why not tweet something positive about:

  • Your company
  • Your school
  • Your community
  • Your band
  • Your football club
  • Or even your family!

There is also a fab range of beautiful photos of the area here:

Go for it team!


Richard Swancott Associates provides bespoke PR and social media campaigns for businesses of all sizes and descriptions. Through their partners, they also offer search engine optimisation, email marketing, and telemarketing services.

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1 Comment »

  1. […] we need you all to keep tweeting on your favourite things about North Staffs. There are 20 positive statements here if you need a […]

    Pingback by A QUICK RECAP ON #SAYSOMETHINGPOSITIVE « The PR Guru — February 6, 2013 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

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