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June IoD research event fully booked

June IoD research event fully booked

Blog posts   •   May 31, 2012 12:25 BST

Next month's research event run by elephant, HPI and Tallboy at the IoD is now fully booked.

Finding the sparkle in hidden gems

Finding the sparkle in hidden gems

Blog posts   •   May 29, 2012 14:43 BST

A free advice day diary by Karen Waugh

Vibrant day with small businesses

Vibrant day with small businesses

Blog posts   •   May 24, 2012 21:43 BST

Today we ran another of our quarterly free advice days for small businesses. We had a full, sun-drenched day meeting, listening to and sharing ideas with a number of small businesses.

Edition 2 of 'Footprints' out this week

Edition 2 of 'Footprints' out this week

Blog posts   •   Apr 19, 2012 07:36 BST

The second quarterly edition of our Footprints issues reports is out this week. Looking beyond the attention-grabbing big stories of the day, Footprints offers a personal view from elephant team members on a selection of current affairs issues and news stories that have interested the team over the last 12 weeks.

New elephant site

New elephant site

Blog posts   •   Apr 04, 2012 18:00 BST

The new elephant website has gone up at www.elephantcommunications.co.uk and gives a flavour of what we are about, with a focus on our guiding principles. It also has a link to our mynewsdesk activity and news. Do have a look, we'll be adding videos and blogs in a few weeks time.

Free newspapers keep London in the print news habit

Free newspapers keep London in the print news habit

Blog posts   •   Apr 02, 2012 07:00 BST

The emergence of free newspapers has boosted the popularity of print-based news in the Capital, with more full-time workers saying they follow London news from a free newspaper (44%) during the working day than those that would follow news online from a computer (34%) or tablet (5%) during the working day.

The hunt begins for the most popular symphony...ever

The hunt begins for the most popular symphony...ever

Blog posts   •   Mar 22, 2012 18:37 GMT

A bit of fun to follow the serious focus on yesterday’s Budget, we're running a music poll. Simply let us know what is your favourite symphony ever written with a few words on the reason for your choice - and three lucky winners will get a pair of top tickets to see the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Beethoven’s 9th at the Royal Festival Hall on 27 September.

The elephant in the room?

The elephant in the room?

Blog posts   •   Feb 29, 2012 17:53 GMT

Emerging media? A changed economic context? Delivering more on smaller budets? Evaluating impact? Integrating communications? Having two-way conversations? Content, channel or Ideas? - what is your elephant in the room for 2012 when it comes to communications, marketing and PR?

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Survey reveals Best of British as Adele and Elgar close the Olympics

Blog posts   •   Feb 23, 2012 18:19 GMT

Following news today that the closing Olympic ceremony will feature an mash of British music from Elgar to Adele, results from an elephant communications poll conducted last week among 2,000 adults reveals the musicians and composers that would make people feel good about being British this year.

Britons stick with treats despite declining disposable income

Britons stick with treats despite declining disposable income

Blog posts   •   Feb 20, 2012 20:00 GMT

Almost seven in 10 Britons allow themselves treats despite the fact that the majority of householders say they are worse off each month than they were a few years ago. As many adjust their finances and coping strategies to the economic slowdown, many people still look forward to some choice treats.

Six new creative services from elephant communications

Six new creative services from elephant communications

Blog posts   •   Feb 16, 2012 09:20 GMT

Looking for that light bulb moment? This week elephant communications is launching its creative offer – a range of six new quick-turnaround services designed to give PR teams easy and cost-effective access to high quality consultants that can help refresh thinking, injecting new ideas and energy into a PR campaign.

The big read…watch and listen for 2012

The big read…watch and listen for 2012

Blog posts   •   Feb 07, 2012 07:59 GMT

Britons have started 2012 wanting to ‘read up’ on a range of serious topics when following the news. Key three topics that people wanted to learn more about in the news comprised world affairs, how to stay afloat financially and UK political debate.

February Insights: University lectures kick off and additional 'super seminar' date announced

February Insights: University lectures kick off and additional 'super seminar' date announced

Blog posts   •   Jan 31, 2012 15:03 GMT

February sees a number of further research sessions from elephant communications, including its first 2012 university lectures, which start next week.

Institute of Directors seminar delivers fresh insight on consumer attitudes in a changed world.

Institute of Directors seminar delivers fresh insight on consumer attitudes in a changed world.

Blog posts   •   Jan 27, 2012 17:06 GMT

Insights into the coping strategies of consumers during a tough economic climate were today revealed at the research double-bill event at the Institute of Directors in Central London. In the last three days, more than 70 organisations attended the free insight events run by elephant communications and HPI.

Creative painting day raises money for Elephant Parade

Creative painting day raises money for Elephant Parade

Blog posts   •   Jan 22, 2012 22:14 GMT

This weekend we ran family elephant painting days.

New footprints research series for clients out next week

New footprints research series for clients out next week

Blog posts   •   Jan 20, 2012 22:32 GMT

One of a number of new research studies for 2012, the new ‘footprints’ series offers our take on some of the issues and news stories of the last few months that we think have an interesting footprint for the future. In contrast to the market research focus of our other research series, footprints is about ideas.

Creating growth: The consumer perspective

Creating growth: The consumer perspective

Blog posts   •   Jan 16, 2012 21:02 GMT

Growth seems to be the big word at the moment. What are its new levers? Where will it come from? What is the role of business? As part of our Austerity Britain research, which will be published next month, we commissioned a snapshot poll to get the public’s take on which one factor they thought would do the most to create growth in the British economy.

Community Investment Programme Update: Supporting Elephant Parade in 2012

Community Investment Programme Update: Supporting Elephant Parade in 2012

Blog posts   •   Jan 11, 2012 00:12 GMT

As part of our four-prong community programme in 2012, we will be supporting the great work of Elephant Parade with 3% of our net profits.

Media Trends and the Coalition Consumer: Fourth research seminar announced for February 2012.

Media Trends and the Coalition Consumer: Fourth research seminar announced for February 2012.

Blog posts   •   Jan 06, 2012 18:35 GMT

Following high levels of demand for the three research 'super-seminar' events that elephant communications and HPI Research announced for January 2012, which are now fully booked, an additional fourth London session is being scheduled for February 2012.

Two new research series for 2012

Two new research series for 2012

Blog posts   •   Jan 03, 2012 22:56 GMT

This month work is underway on two new research series for 2012. 'Austerity Britain' is a new quarterly probe that will draw on UK polling data to track how a range of demographic groups are coping with cost of living hikes and explore how this is shaping their views on a range of national and local issues.