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SMEs predict modest growth but cautious over marketing investment

SMEs predict modest growth but cautious over marketing investment

Press releases   •   May 17, 2012 00:04 BST

A third of UK small businesses (33%) predict modest organic growth for their business over the next six months – but many simply don’t think they can afford external marketing support – according to new research by elephant communications.

Three new clients for elephant communications as the footprint grows

Three new clients for elephant communications as the footprint grows

Press releases   •   May 10, 2012 00:12 BST

elephant communications has been invited to provide corporate and consumer PR consulting for three new clients this summer.

Optimism or Distraction? The likely impact of a ‘patriotic bubble’ on public mood, brand perceptions and media preferences

Optimism or Distraction? The likely impact of a ‘patriotic bubble’ on public mood, brand perceptions and media preferences

Press releases   •   May 04, 2012 01:32 BST

Exclusive one-off research event announced at Institute of Directors for June.

Britons on the lookout for summer feel good factor, despite economic climate

Britons on the lookout for summer feel good factor, despite economic climate

Press releases   •   Apr 25, 2012 22:57 BST

The combined impact of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games is likely to have a significant impact on the news that people choose to follow, with many looking for more positive and upbeat stories.

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.

Boosting sales is king as SMEs go for growth

Boosting sales is king as SMEs go for growth

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2012 07:20 BST

One in two small businesses (50%) say that boosting sales is the top marketing priority for their business, according to new research from elephant communications. The new study asked a GB representative sample of 529 small businesses which marketing factors were most important to their business in the current economic climate.

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.

elephant communications to deliver big footprint with 22 new services

elephant communications to deliver big footprint with 22 new services

Press releases   •   Mar 19, 2012 15:05 GMT

New PR consultancy elephant communications this week announces the launch of 22 new services that will focus on delivering fresh thinking for a changed world.

SME attitudes to marketing uncovered

SME attitudes to marketing uncovered

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2012 17:49 GMT

More than one in five SMEs say they have not used any form of marketing to promote their business in the last year - and smaller businesses are those least likely to have engaged in marketing activity (26%) - according to new national research for elephant communications.

elephant communications supports the Philharmonia Orchestra

Press releases   •   Mar 09, 2012 18:48 GMT

elephant communications has become a new corporate member of the Philharmonia Orchestra for 2012-13, joining the orchestra's growing support base from the business community, including the likes of Palamon Capital Partners; Robert Bosch Ltd and Fenwick Ltd.

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.

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.