The PR Guru

December 19, 2013

GREAT OFFERS, YOUNG ENTERPRISE AND THEATRE!

Not long now before the festivities can begin and you can all get that hard-earned rest you have been longing for!
 
Tweet us what you are doing over Christmas  @rsassoc with #saysomethingpositive

 

ON THE 12TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME…99p ENTRY TO BLACKBROOK ZOOLOGICAL BIRD PARK.

If you have one of those humble family members that don’t want anything much for Christmas then this could be the perfect gift.

Blackbrook Zoological Bird Park is offering admission at just 99p through January and December, quite a discount from the usual normal adult price  £6.50.

The Sentinel has the voucher offer here and it extends to February 14th

 

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES ‘YOUNG CREATIVES’

Emeka Forbes turned his passion for photography into the business through Capturate.com.

The youngster has launched his own social enterprise known as ‘Young Creatives’.

He plans on using the business to get creative people in the area collaborating on projects.

Well done Emeka!

 

ROCK NATIVITY ROCKS!

Monday saw the opening of ROCK NATIVITY at the Mitchell Arts Centre in Hanley.

The Sentinel have posted this great review of the performance if you’re still not sure.

ROCK NATIVITY runs until Sunday 22nd December so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment and enjoy the miraculous family musical.

 

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.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

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December 18, 2013

WE WISH YOU A MERRY WEDNESDAY

A great variety of positive stories in Staffordshire today, from markets to nativity films.

Well, they do say variety is the spice of life! #saysomethingpositive

A GREAT DAY FOR SHOPAHOLICS

If you like shopping, vintage items and Christmas, then you’re in for a real treat today!

The Vintage and Handmade Christmas Market takes place this evening in Newcastle Town Centre.

Sounds like a fun way to stock up on last minute presents to us!

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UNEMPLOYMENT – WE’RE TACKLING IT!

Unemployment has fallen by over 22% in North Staffordshire compared with a year ago.

We’ve been seeing lots of great job-creation stories just lately – let’s hope it continues in the New Year!

 

STOKE-ON-TRENT HAS THE ‘NATIVITY FACTOR’

A local youth group has won a top award in a national film competition.

Gateway, from Burslem entered film ‘The Jeremy Kyle Nativity’ into the youth category of The Nativity Factor.

Great work guys, we love your film!

 

We hope you have a happy Christmas and a positive New Year! #saysomethingpositive

 

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.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

December 17, 2013

PLENTY OF POSITIVITY THIS TUESDAY

Christmas is closing in, just 6 days now!

We’re excited – are you?

You can tweet us with your preparations @rsassoc with #saysomethingpositive.

 

SERVING OUR  SOLDIERS!

Wrights pies will be making lots of people’s Christmas this year.

The new production plant at Crewe will be hiring 110 new employees next summer.

The bakery will also be sending 200,000 mince pies to our troops that are currently serving in Afghanistan.

Way to go Wrights!

 

17th CENTURY TREASURE FOUND IN NEWCASTLE BRAMBLES

A rare mourning ring was discovered by Peter Amison in June 2010 when using a metal detector.

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery are bidding to bring the ring home.

The beautiful ring will be a great follow-up to the popular Staffordshire Hoard Exhibition. 

 

STUDENTS INSPIRED BY LOCAL HERITAGE

Art students from Newcastle-Under-Lyme College have created the ‘Contemporary Art Practice Collective Exhibition’ after working with Wedgwood to create a range of plates.

They started the project in September after a curriculum leader at the college was  inspired after a trip to the Wedgwood museum with her family.

The exhibition will be on show until January 15, 2014. It looks great guys!

 

Are you working on an exhibition?  Tell us more about it at info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk and help us #saysomethingpositive.

 

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.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

 

December 16, 2013

FESTIVE FUNDRAISING IN NORTH STAFFS

Today we woke up to lots of great Christmassy fundraising and awareness-raising events. We’re feeling very proud of the people of Staffordshire and their unique ideas!

 

COMMUNITY CONCERT ‘LIGHTS UP’ BRITANNIA STADIUM

A memorial concert held by the Douglas Macmillan Hospice attracted thousands this weekend.

Light Up A Life, held at Britannia Stadium, was organised to help people remember their loved ones.

 

“FASCINATING”

Young church-goers have recreated Star Trek – The Beginning in their own film.

The 15-minute film was shown at St Paul’s church in Longton during their alternative Christmas service.

We admire their creativity!

 

CHRISTMAS WITH A TWIST

Who says monkeys, armadillos, meerkats and snakes aren’t Christmassy?

Certainly not the Staffordshire Exotics Society! They held the unique Christmas event at the Stoke Gardeners Retreat pub this weekend.

Can we get an invite next time?!

 

Do you have any unique Christmas event coming up? Tweet us @rsassoc using the hashtag #saysomethingpositive!

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.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

December 12, 2013

SAYSOMETHINGPOSITIVE #27

Well it’s getting near the end of the week now but there’s still plenty of good things happening around Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

You can tweet us with your goings-on with #saysomethingpositive


OLLIE OLLIE OLLIE! OI! OI! OI!

Remember the talented Ollie Marland that performed at the Young Enterprise County Finals last year?

Well, now he’s making a name for himself on a global scale as he is soon to be touring with pop sensations Union J.

Could Ollie be the new Robbie?

 

STOKE CITY CELEBRATES BY BURYING TIME CAPSULE

Peter Coates showed off various pieces of Stoke City memorabilia this morning.

They are burying the time capsule as part of their 150th Anniversary Celebrations.

Let’s hope it’s a footy fan that digs it up in the future!

 

WEDDING SHOP RAISE MONEY FOR BREAST CANCER CAMPAIGN

Last year, The Bridal Lounge participated in the ‘Paint the Town Pink’ activities that were held in Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

The shop successfully raised £550 for the cause and had the pleasure of handing over the cheque today.

Well done folks!

Have you done some fundraising recently – or are you thinking about burying your own time capsule? Let us know at info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk! We can help you #saysomethingpositive.

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.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

November 21, 2013

Christmas is coming!

Well just 1 ½ days to go until we can relax and enjoy the weekend here at Richard Swancott Associates.

We’ve had over 100 participants in our really small survey now, it’s great to hear what you all love about Stoke and North Staffordshire, so keep your opinions coming!

POTTERIES CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON

Don’t forget that the Hanley Christmas lights switch-on is tonight!

It’s going to be a dry one but also very cold! Brrrr! Take care to wrap you and your family up warm!

BULL STATUE GIVEN BRIGHT RED BAUBLES THIS CHRISTMAS

The Uttoxeter  bull, situated near Town Meadows Way, has been given a bright red set of Christmas balls by pranksters – just in time for the festive season.

Stunts like this can serve as an excellent source of PR as they grab the public attention instantly.

DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA

This week EVITA the musical has taken to the Mitchell Arts Centre stage.

It will be showing at 7:30pm until Saturday as well as a 2:30pm matinee on the 23rd November.

You can get your tickets here.

Are you going to any musicals or even got any ideas for outrageous PR stunts? Get in touch via info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk and we’ll shout and raise awareness.

#saysomethingpositive

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.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

November 19, 2013

Vampires, Cinemas and Art! What more could you wish to #saysomethingpositive about?

Just because the weekend is over doesn’t mean the positive things are!

Did you do something fun and exciting? Tell us on twitter with the #saysomethingpositive

Tell us what you love about Stoke and North Staffs in this tinsy survey

 

OFFICIAL STOKE VAMPIRE DEATH INSPIRES AUTHORS HAND

Retired detective, John Pye, has picked up his pen to write a novel based on the death of a Polish man in 1972.

The death is the only one in the UK that has officially been attributed to a  vampire.

John was sent to deal with the incident and found the man surrounded by small bags of salt and crushed garlic.


ARTIST CELEBRATES VICTORY WITH EXHIBITION

Sue Law-Webb was one of the protagonists that helped save Stoke-on-Trent’s Civic Centre from closure.

The artist has painted 12 buildings from across the city and is hosting an exhibition to celebrate Stoke’s historic buildings.

You can see these images at Theartbay Gallery, Christchurch Street, Fenton.

 

CINEWORLD COMES TO STOKE-ON-TRENT

Cineworld will be coming to Stoke-On-Trent in the new leisure complex.

Development is due to start in 2014 and finish in 2015.

Cineworld are the only cinema-chain that offer an UNLIMITED card, where members pay £15.90 per month to see as many films as many times as they wish.

This is great news for the local movie-buffs!

 

Will you use the new Cineworld? Tell us at info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk and we’ll shout and support their new venture.

#saysomethingpositive

 

 

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.

 

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

 

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

 

 

November 18, 2013

WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND! #SAYSOMETHINGPOSITIVE

It’s a brand new week and we can’t wait to see what great stories we find!

Don’t forget, if you have a positive story you can get in on the action by Tweeting with the hashtag #saysomethingpositive

LAURA MEETS HER POPSTAR IDOLS

Local girl Laura O’Brien has featured on everyone’s favourite tear-jerker of a show, Surprise Surprise.

 The brave sister was lucky enough to meet her favourite band – Little Mix.

 Is it weird to say we’re jealous of a 12 year-old? We love Little Mix here in the office…

 

RAILWAY PLANS GET THE THUMBS UP

 Residents have given their support to plans to bring trains back to Leek.

 The plans could boost the town’s economy by 1 million.

 

WE LOVE THIS GREAT ROUND UP OF CHILDREN IN NEED EVENTS IN STAFFORDSHIRE

The County always does its bit for charity, and this year was no exception.

Take a look at what went down!

 

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see what’s going on in Staffordshire – we love to #saysomethingpositive!

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.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

November 14, 2013

STOKIES ARE A CHARITABLE BUNCH! #SAYSOMETHINGPOSITIVE

Stoke and North Staffs are brimming with positivity at the moment!

We want you to take to Twitter and #saysomethingpositive. We also want to know what you love about the area in our itsy bitsy survey.

 

THERE’S NO-VEMBER LIKE MO-VEMBER

Kyle Yeo has made it his mission to raise money for Movember, regardless of people’s ability to grow a moustache.

The 20-year-old has set up a studio in the canteen at Newcastle-under-Lyme College and is getting both men and women to wear novelty moustaches and have headshots taken for a small donation.

He is going to use the photographs to raise awareness of Movember.

 

SPODE HAND IS ALL FIRED – UP!

Just the other day we told you about the community project that was set to commemorate the heritage of Stoke and its potters.

Now it has been unveiled.

We think it’s a great way for the community to team up and get involved!

 

OPERATION  CHRISTMAS CHILD – THE SHOEBOX APPEAL

There’s just four days left for you to participate in the annual shoebox appeal. 

‘What’s that?’ I hear you say! Operation Christmas Child is the opportunity to give a deprived child in a Third World country a Christmas present.

All you have to do is wrap the shoebox in Christmas paper and fill it with goods such as toys, sweets, and soap – trivial things that you wouldn’t normally think about. Then you drop it off at a collection point ready for its international journey.

Various local firms, including Signal Radio, Cross Rhythms Radio, and Shoe Zone are taking part. You can find more information and your nearest point on the official website.

 

 

Are you doing something charitable this Christmas? Tell us at info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk and we’ll shout and raise awareness.

#saysomethingpositive

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.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

November 13, 2013

#SAYSOMETHINGPOSITIVE #15

STAR OF STAGE AND SCREEN PUTTING MITCHELL’S CHRISTMAS SHOW TOGETHER

We can’t wait for Rock Nativity!

The brilliant show is coming to the Mitchell Arts Centre next month, and local media outlets rushed to the press launch to interview West End star (and Rock Nativity producer) Tom Goodridge.

We’ve got our tickets already!

 

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…

The time when millions of people across the country are doing their bit to raise money for Children In Need.

Of course it’s no different here in Staffordshire, with local students having a good old PJs day for the cause!

 

FORMER MASTERS WINNER EXCITED ABOUT NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE VENTURE

We wrote a couple of weeks back about a new golf course partly run by ex-Ryder Cup captain Ian Woosnam.

Well the man himself has spoken out about his excitement for the centre. He’s not the only one!

 

That’s it for today folks! Have a great evening and remember to check back in with us again tomorrow for the latest instalment!

#saysomethingpositive

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.

All campaigns come with money-back guarantees, based on our performance. So if you don’t get a good return on your investment, you don’t pay anything!

For further information, contact Richard Swancott Associates on 01782 472035 or info@richardswancottassociates.co.uk.

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