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Red Balloon takes to the air as our Charity of the Year

Up and away we go as we get to work supporting our 2017/2018 Charity of the Year – education charity, Red Balloon. We will be working alongside the charity over the next year to offer the team pro-bono public relations, marketing and design support, in a bid to raise the profile of the life-changing work the charity undertakes.

The charity supports young people who self-exclude from school, due to past experiences such as being subjected to bullying or other traumas. Originally set up in 1996, the charity opened its first centre in Cambridge. Now in its 21st year, the charity hosts five centres in Cambridge, Norwich, Harrow, and Reading. Red Balloon has also set up an online ‘centre’ – Red Balloon of the Air – in order to expand the charity’s provision to meet a growing need, combining online teaching and therapy with in person mentoring to achieve the same results as are seen in the physical Red Balloon centres.

We have been truly inspired by the work of the Red Balloon team. Our hope is that our support will help the charity to grow, and offer even more young people – who are not only missing out on their right to an education but also on important opportunities to socialise and share experiences of growing up alongside their peers – a chance to re-engage and cherish their school-days.

We are very much looking forward to working alongside the charity over the next year, and hope to make a real difference with local impact.

Cementing our global outlook

We have joined thenetworkone, an international network of independent best-in-class agencies, to expand our international offering and enhance the support provided to existing global clients.

Thenetworkone has a membership of over 1,000 independent advertising, communications, public relations, media, creative and digital agencies in 109 countries. The network puts us in a strategic alliance with other agencies around the world to provide global solutions for clients, and will allow us to better execute projects on an international scale, and add in-country value to our clients with a global reach.

Joining thenetworkone gives us a unique offering to our competitors – we now have access to an enhanced network of experienced specialists, in local contexts, which can be built around our specific needs. Alison, our Managing Director, said: “Our agency composition, client base and leadership styles are compatible with those in the network, which means we can move forward together seamlessly on behalf of our clients.”

 

Conscious Communications shortlisted for fifth award of the year

We have been nominated for Small Consultancy of the Year for the South East and East Anglia region in the PRCA Dare Awards 2017!

This nomination marks our fifth shortlisting of the year, having previously also been nominated for awards at the Recommended Agency Awards, two CIPR Excellence Awards, and the Cambridge SME Awards – in which we were crowned Community Business of the Year!

The PRCA Dare Awards, which have been revamped for 2017, seek to celebrate PR professionals from across the country and are open to all companies involved in the industry. The awards are judged by a panel of industry experts and PR ‘insiders’ from their respective regions, with both in-house and agency-based communications professionals taking a seat on the panel.

The Small Consultancy of the Year shortlist is based on agency innovation, implementation of creative ideas, and staff and client retention and acquisition and we are extremely proud to have made the shortlist.

We will be heading to London to attend the awards on Wednesday 19 July – fingers crossed we will be heading back to Cambridge with another award!

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