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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.

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.

Bank of mum and dad to support one in five children through university

Bank of mum and dad to support one in five children through university

Blog posts   •   Aug 17, 2014 17:34 BST

Two in four parents would encourage their children to get a weekend job to help them become more employable after school or university – and more than one in four would encourage their children to learn more languages and have a full driving license.

More than one in ten adults planning to move house in the next year

More than one in ten adults planning to move house in the next year

Blog posts   •   Jun 06, 2014 18:08 BST

One in ten adults say they are planning on moving house in the next year and it is younger people driving demand according to new research for elephant communications.

Goldsmiths students arrive for experience day at elephant

Goldsmiths students arrive for experience day at elephant

Blog posts   •   Mar 18, 2014 15:42 GMT

Last Friday we invited postgraduate students from Goldsmiths to our offices for an agency experience day. The session followed one of the university talks that we gave earlier in the year.

University students create their own footprint

University students create their own footprint

Blog posts   •   Jan 24, 2014 13:32 GMT

The next eighth edition of our 'footprints' report series will be a special student edition – with articles from university students.

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