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More small business advice days for 2012

More small business advice days for 2012

Press Releases   •   Feb 27, 2012 20:29 GMT

Last week, elephant communications ran its first free advice day for small businesses. During the day, help and tips were given to a number of small and start up firms. One such firm, Colchester Classics, the award-winning Essex mail order music business, got help with a press release, which saw its MD, Liz Leatherdale secure two great pieces of coverage for her business in the regional press.

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.

elephant visits University of Exeter business school

elephant visits University of Exeter business school

News   •   Feb 12, 2012 15:29 GMT

The relative influences of technology and economic slowdown on UK media habits were assessed on Friday, when elephant communications visited the University of Exeter business school.

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.

Community investment: Supporting the arts in 2012

Community investment: Supporting the arts in 2012

Blog posts   •   Dec 29, 2011 18:57 GMT

As part of our Community Investment programme, for 2012 we will be supporting the Philharmonia Orchestra's education work.

2012 media dynamics and the coalition consumer: elephant communications and HPI join forces to run free "super seminar" for in-house teams

2012 media dynamics and the coalition consumer: elephant communications and HPI join forces to run free "super seminar" for in-house teams

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2011 20:09 GMT

For the New Year, elephant communications is joining forces with HPI Research to run a series of free open-house seminars for in-house PR, marketing and insight executives on their latest research probes. The sessions will be held in London in late January 2012. Tickets available via info@elephantcommunications.co.uk

Events specialist to join elephant communications

Events specialist to join elephant communications

Press Releases   •   Dec 08, 2011 22:46 GMT

Nicola Brooke will be joining the elephant communications team in 2012 as Head of Events. Nicola draws on a 25-year track record working with some of the best names in the events and hospitality industry

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.

New newsroom

New newsroom

Blog posts   •   Nov 30, 2011 17:52 GMT

We're setting up on mynewsdesk.com, a great social news room that integrates various forms communication from one platform.