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CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY KINGDOM COLLECTIVE JOINS US AS PART OF NEW ‘SPLENDID COLLECTIVE’

Here at Splendid, we’re always excited for any opportunity to grow – so we’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with creative communications agency, Kingdom Collective. The deal marks the first step in our expansion plan, which was set in motion earlier this year with the hire of our new Chief Financial Officer, Damon Kelly. Kingdom…

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We need to be talking about the menopause: Q&A with MD, Niki Hunter-Ekins

October is World Menopause Awareness Month but, even though women make up the majority in the PR industry (68%, PRCA Census 2020*), menopause is still not something that is openly talked about, in some cases still considered ‘taboo’. With the industry seeking to improve its approach to diversity and inclusion, we must aim for everyone to be heard, and their wellbeing taken into consideration. Menopause affects a larger proportion of the current PR workforce than we might…

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We launched our new Feel Human at Work emotional wellbeing sessions to coincide with World Mental Health Day

Like most PR agencies, Splendid is now approaching what is often our busiest time of the year, whilst also facing the additional challenge of reacclimatising to being back in the office, if only for a few days a week, after launching a hybrid approach to working in September. It’s been wonderful to sense the return…

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International Youth Day: Our Industry Must Give Youth a Creative Voice

Since the year 2000, International Youth Day has been held by the United Nations on 12th August to mark the contribution young people make in communities the world over in areas such as education, employment and social justice. This year’s theme – ‘Transforming Food Systems’ – highlights young people’s concerns surrounding how the pandemic has…

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Meet the trained scientist who transferred to PR

It’s 2020 and we’re in the thick of the pandemic. As one of the privileged few that got to go to my place of work, I load my antibiotic bone cement samples into the furnace in the lab. They’ve got to sit in there at a temperature of 800°C for nearly an hour – plenty…

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Why we must share the stories of marginalised groups 

On this day 28 years ago, Stephen Lawrence, a Black British teenager from south-east London, was brutally murdered in an unprovoked, racist attack. He was only eighteen, a young man, full of the dreams and aspirations expected at his age. However, his dreams were viciously ended when a group of racists took his life, simply due to the colour of his skin. Following the initial police investigation, five suspects were arrested but…

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‘Not All Men’ but ALL WOMEN: How can men take responsibility to support women and help them feel safe

The tragic loss of Sarah Everard has sparked an important conversation around the ongoing, daily struggles experienced by women across the globe. More importantly, it brought to light the issue at the heart of this – men’s behaviour. While it’s not all men involved, it is the responsibility of all men to be mindful of…

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Getting to know our new CFO, Damon Kelly

Last month we welcomed a new CFO into the Splendid team, Damon Kelly. Previously group CFO at Frank, Damon joins us at an exciting time as we drive forward ambitious growth plans for the agency, and his appointment has allowed our amazing former Finance Director, Jane Latham, to move into her new role as Head of Wellbeing (more on that coming…

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How communications professionals can help outside the industry and use their skills for good

The last year has seen over 3.9 million people in lockdown globally and we have had to navigate change, fast. One result is that the nature of communities, and of relationships within them, has changed monumentally.   For many of us, this enforced change provoked consideration, for the first time in my case, of the role that we play in our communities, as well as their importance to our sense of self,…

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SPLENDID SHORT FILM SCREENING: HOW A STORY TOLD IN 5 MINUTES CAN HAVE A LIFELONG IMPACT

We recently held a Short Film Screening at Splendid and, although Zoom screen sharing cannot beat the sofa of an indie cinema, the night was an enormous success. Having produced four short films myself, I was eager to demonstrate that a 5-minute film can pack the emotional impact to rival a 2-hour Hollywood movie. We…

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