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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.

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.

Brits look for bargains for a place in the sun

Brits look for bargains for a place in the sun

Blog posts   •   Jul 30, 2014 13:39 BST

More than one in four people are exploring ways to save money on their summer holiday this year – and 26% aren’t planning on having one.

elephant and PR Moment to host financial services insight event in July

elephant and PR Moment to host financial services insight event in July

Blog posts   •   May 24, 2014 08:34 BST

elephant communications has joined forces with PR Moment to jointly host an insight evening for in-house communication professionals in London on 7 July.

elephant communications investing in the community from beginning to end of 2013

elephant communications investing in the community from beginning to end of 2013

Blog posts   •   Dec 20, 2013 12:00 GMT

This Christmas, elephant communications have decided to forgo the tradition of designing and sending out Christmas cards and instead spend the money on buying presents for the children of Great Ormond’s street hospital

Cardiff wakes up to an invasion of elephants

Cardiff wakes up to an invasion of elephants

Blog posts   •   Dec 02, 2013 17:35 GMT

Behind the scenes tour blog by Katherine Skinner and Rebecca Ellis-Owen

Higher Education stays close to home

Higher Education stays close to home

Blog posts   •   Aug 13, 2013 10:11 BST

More than one in four parents (27%) will advise children going to university to attend a local college and live at home while studying.

The Old Barn opens its doors to small businesses

The Old Barn opens its doors to small businesses

Blog posts   •   Aug 02, 2013 17:14 BST

During June and July we ran two free PR days for small businesses from our new offices. Since the launch of elephant communications, this has been an integral part of our community investment programme

elephant hosts summer workshop away-days

elephant hosts summer workshop away-days

Blog posts   •   Jun 09, 2013 23:01 BST

Over the summer months, the elephant team will be offering a number of away-day services for in-house PR and marketing teams.

elephant in the community: November update

elephant in the community: November update

Blog posts   •   Nov 23, 2012 16:21 GMT

November has been a busy and wide-ranging month for elephant's community investment programme: Blog update by Karen Waugh.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New research: 2011's big 5

Blog posts   •   Dec 07, 2011 19:34 GMT

We've just done some consumer research taking a look back over the past year. When asked what their top concerns had been during the year, more than one in two mentioned the outlook for the British economy.

Free quarterly advice days for small business in 2012

Free quarterly advice days for small business in 2012

Blog posts   •   Dec 01, 2011 14:18 GMT

We have made a decision today that supporting small businesses will become a central spoke of our community investment programme. Small businesses are the backbone to the economy and they need support.