Tag: random stuff

Generation Y needs to take responsibility for our own happiness

We don’t want to put in any extra hours. We moan about how we feel, but we don’t bother doing anything about it. Over the last week, I’ve been following Steve Earl’s series of blogs on Generation Y PRs with interest. I’m Gen Y myself – according to Earl’s definition, the generation includes anyone born

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Cirkle  •  18th Mar 10

Finding Mr Right: Should Women Settle for Mr Good Enough?

In PR, ‘good enough’ is never good enough. At Cirkle we strive for perfection or, at least, the best we can possibly deliver for our clients and the media. So if we apply this to our business lives, why should our personal lives be any different? The American author Lori Gottlieb disagrees in her new

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Cirkle  •  28th Jan 10

Is Your Boss a Scrooge?

Fewer than four in ten office workers will definitely have a Christmas party this year, according to new research from YouGov. For many companies, 2009 has been a very difficult year, with redundancies, client losses and cutbacks affecting finances and morale. Many companies have decided that this Christmas it is inappropriate to hold a Christmas

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Cirkle  •  15th Dec 09

Facebook to ‘memorialise’ profiles

Facebook has announced today that it will be providing friends and family with the opportunity to ‘memorialise’ the profiles of members who have died. Profiles will have personal information such as contact details removed, and will only be visible to confirmed friends. ‘Memorialising’ a profile will also prevent it appearing in the newly added ‘Suggestions’

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Cirkle  •  28th Oct 09

Cirkle takes one more slice for charity!

With National Baking Week on our radar last week, the Cirkle team decided to put their culinary skills to the test, and conjure up a range of homemade delicacies. I mean after all, with an extensive list of leading food brands up our sleeves, surely we should know how to cook better than anyone? From

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Cirkle  •  26th Oct 09

Are Royal Mail Workers Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

So Royal Mail workers have voted in favour of strike action in the lead up to Christmas for the second time in three years. The company says that the number of letters and parcels its core business delivers is falling by 10% each year, losing it £170m per annum, and that it must modernise in

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Cirkle  •  13th Oct 09

What’s Your Guilty Little Pleasure?

It turns out that we are a nation of nose pickers that love to watch reality TV and listen to Barry Manilow! As part of our Life’s Little Pleasures campaign for Montagne Jeunesse we asked 3,000 people to tell us their life’s little guilty pleasures and it seems as though we’re all a bunch of

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Cirkle  •  1st Oct 09

Spotted Richard Stirs Up Ill Feeling

When a case of a council going PC mad was revealed recently, everyone from The Daily Mail to The Telegraph wanted a piece of the pudding, with blanket coverage across both print and online media. The story that prompted the reaction? Traditional suet dessert Spotted Dick has been renamed as Spotted Richard in the canteen

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Cirkle  •  29th Sep 09

Can Too Much of A Good Thing Be A Bad Thing?

As many of us know the common saying, too much of anything can often be a bad thing. And in light of the recent news story surrounding hand gel, I think this has once again, been proven true. Over the last few months, Brits have really stepped up their levels of hygiene in order to

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Cirkle  •  25th Sep 09