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Experiencing the business of sport at #LeadersWeek

Last week, I attended the Sport Business Summit at Chelsea F.C’s Stamford Bridge. I had heard many good things about this event and it did not disappoint. Bringing together some of the sporting industry’s most influential leaders, the two-day conference was like a who’s who of the great and good. With an inspirational line up

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Sian Kilgour, Director  •  19th Oct 18

Breaking Grad – a PR obsession

Twenty years ago it was assumed that to get a good job, you had to get a degree to open the door to a graduate level position. Having a university qualification was a ticket to get that first step on the ladder and a stamp of employability. The PR industry was no different, with a

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Ruth Kieran, Managing Director  • 

We’re in your corner!

We all know that in the last decade the pace at which we have to work has hugely increased. The out-of-office cliché stating that you will have ‘limited access to emails during this time’ harks back to yesteryear, while a culture of ‘always on’ is praised and rewarded, often to the detriment of the individuals

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Ruth Kieran, Managing Director  •  10th Oct 18

An immersion excursion

Before I joined Cirkle, just over 18 months ago, I’d had some great PR experience. Having worked solidly on the Tesco account for four months and having switched between a multitude of food, drink, festival, restaurant and clothing clients at a busy central London agency for six weeks, I thought I’d experienced a fair bit!

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Catherine Webster, Account Executive  •  3rd Sep 18

The end of the road (at least for me!)

I have a reputation… for killing off musical careers. I’ll book a ticket to a show and the artist will cancel and never perform again. So imagine my trepidation when I booked to see some old-school R’n’B in the shape of BoyzIIMen. Surely four men would outlast my dubious abilities. You would think… But no.

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Law on Buying Pets to Change and End Horror of Puppy Farming…Hurrah!

If you’re a lover of four legged furry friends, you’ll be celebrating the amazing victory of the Lucy’s Law campaign to end the horrors of puppy farming. As 60% of Cirkle employees are dog or cat owners, we’re ecstatic to hear this news. It was the first thing I heard on the radio this morning

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Seeing the Big Picture.

The picture-story is back and bigger than ever, but thankfully with a bit more depth and a little less Kelly Brook. Firstly, just to clarify what we mean by a ‘picture-story’ as agencies use different names for them.  This is a moment-in-time PR stunt where a brand creates something, often big, often somewhere very public

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Chris Grabowski, Creative Director  •  9th Aug 18

Gareth Southgate’s Waistcoat

“We salute you Gareth Southgate. You mild-mannered, waistcoat-wearing, self-deprecating, modest, articulate, calm, sensible, measured, dignified, tidy-bearded **** beauty”.  Just one Tweet that I caught about the inspirational leadership style of the England Manager, Gareth Southgate. Leading his team into the World Cup Russia Quarter Finals, winning a penalty shootout (which an England team hasn’t achieved

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Rikki Weir, Board Director  •  4th Jul 18

Award winning pubs – count us in!

A night of celebrations, fizz, canapés and Walkers crisps – where do I sign up?! Last week was the National Pub & Bar Awards at BAFTA, run and hosted by Pub & Bar Magazine. I was delighted to attend this awards do with a difference – it reflects the pub industry perfectly, it was relaxed

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Vicki Baker, Account Director  •  31st May 18