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​elephant helps leading local business raise the bar for Comic Relief

​elephant helps leading local business raise the bar for Comic Relief

Blog posts   •   Mar 24, 2017 20:20 GMT

In traditional form our national celebrities have been taking part in a number of events to keep the great British public smile as we work together with Comic Relief to raise money for those in need, both in the UK and abroad.

Holidays back on the up for 2017

Holidays back on the up for 2017

Blog posts   •   Mar 09, 2017 17:53 GMT

Holidays seem to be back on the up for 2017, a sign perhaps that consumer spending confidence is returning.

elephant supports local community this Christmas

elephant supports local community this Christmas

Blog posts   •   Dec 22, 2016 12:45 GMT

For those wondering where their Christmas card from elephant communications was this year, wonder no more. This year the team has donated the equivalent amount we would have spent on cards, stamps and gifts to a local food bank.

Closure of grass-roots venues a top worry for music fans

Closure of grass-roots venues a top worry for music fans

Blog posts   •   Nov 10, 2016 16:17 GMT

The top concern for music fans was the closure of clubs and small venues (35%), a concern that was equally felt across all age groups.

Olympic success boosts public mood and hopes for business success and celebration of role models

Olympic success boosts public mood and hopes for business success and celebration of role models

Blog posts   •   Oct 25, 2016 17:19 BST

More than 40% of Brits think Team GB’s success at The Rio 2016 Olympics has lifted the public mood and one in four think it will deliver a boost to the business sector and the UK economy at large.

M25 Factor at play in shaping diverging UK media habits

M25 Factor at play in shaping diverging UK media habits

Blog posts   •   Aug 22, 2016 19:29 BST

The replacement of ‘old media’ by ‘new media’ might be an over-simplification, according to new elephant communications research.

Savvy spending on the cards for Christmas 2015

Savvy spending on the cards for Christmas 2015

Blog posts   •   Dec 18, 2015 13:54 GMT

​New elephant research suggests people are adopting different financial coping strategies for Christmas this year. Some want to minimise debt they can’t clear relatively quickly, some draw from their savings to have the Christmas they want and others look to control spending.

​Small business Saturday: Credit card Monday?

​Small business Saturday: Credit card Monday?

Blog posts   •   Dec 06, 2015 22:00 GMT

A view from the high street: Small business optimism, consumer festive spending - and new elephant research on whether savvy saving or credit may be on the cards this Christmas.

Local team stands tall at National Radio Awards

Local team stands tall at National Radio Awards

Blog posts   •   Nov 25, 2015 20:21 GMT

​Last night three of the elephant team joined the Meridian FM team at the National Radio Production Awards in London.

​The modern home – connected or disconnected?

​The modern home – connected or disconnected?

Blog posts   •   Sep 20, 2015 21:10 BST

On 26 November, elephant communications will be hosting a market research event in London that will explore changing media habits in the modern home.

​Cutting back doesn’t check nation’s throw-away culture

​Cutting back doesn’t check nation’s throw-away culture

Blog posts   •   Aug 06, 2015 16:58 BST

At a time when many households still feel the impact of austerity around them and are making cutbacks to keep the finances afloat, new elephant research suggests this has not put a stop to the nation’s throw away culture.

Small business start ups get a voice on local radio

Small business start ups get a voice on local radio

Blog posts   •   Jul 17, 2015 18:59 BST

Six months ago 107 Meridian FM made a commitment to back local business. Today the show is booked up 10 weeks in advance.

Small business free advice day at The Barn

Small business free advice day at The Barn

Blog posts   •   Jun 02, 2015 22:37 BST

The team at elephant communications is running another free advice day for small business start-ups this Friday at The Barn. The fully-booked day forms part of elephant's community investment programme, an intention by the firm to give something back to the community where it is based.

Live broadcast on the local hustings

Live broadcast on the local hustings

Blog posts   •   Apr 17, 2015 08:25 BST

Blog commentary by Sophia Harrison: The Jubilee Community Centre in East Grinstead was clearly the place to be on Wednesday evening. It saw the first hustings meeting of the Mid Sussex Parliamentary Candidates

​Showcasing small business success stories

​Showcasing small business success stories

Blog posts   •   Apr 06, 2015 19:36 BST

This Bank Holiday Monday - 107 Meridian will be showcasing a number of small business interviews conducted by the elephant team in recent months.

The spirit of radio - uncovered

The spirit of radio - uncovered

Blog posts   •   Apr 02, 2015 19:33 BST

New elephant research for April explores the enduring popularity of radio as a mainstream source of news and current affairs information.

Brits set for big-ticket purchases in next six months – but are consumers really feeling more confident?

Brits set for big-ticket purchases in next six months – but are consumers really feeling more confident?

Blog posts   •   Mar 30, 2015 07:30 BST

​More than one in five British adults are planning to splash out on a family holiday abroad and a home improvement project in the next six months – and almost one in ten plans to buy a new car.

​Small business success stories shine on Meridian drive time

​Small business success stories shine on Meridian drive time

Blog posts   •   Feb 28, 2015 15:50 GMT

A look back on a couple of February’s small business interviews which the elephant team conducted on Meridian business drive time.

elephant kicks off 2015 community investment programme

elephant kicks off 2015 community investment programme

Blog posts   •   Feb 13, 2015 07:40 GMT

Blog update by Guy: This week elephant team members have delivered talks at two universities. We have engaged with postgraduate business students on our latest research and kicked off this year's ‘elephant in the room’ competition.

Britons in better financial shape for Christmas in 2014

Britons in better financial shape for Christmas in 2014

Blog posts   •   Nov 20, 2014 20:25 GMT

Fewer people are planning economies to keep the cost of Christmas down this year and fewer people spent 2015 repaying debt from the previous Christmas, according to new elephant research.