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New promotion for Carys Waters to PR Account Manager as part of the Investor in People company's talent management programme
Keeping the flame going (so to speak) now that the excitement of the Olympics has died down, is likely to be one of the challenges facing consumers and businesses this autumn.
So what’s the answer to beat any post-Olympic blues on a personal and business level? Our suggestions are to join a sports club, start saving for Rio or perhaps follow your heroes on Twitter? As a company, a “stock take” of your business and your goals may just be the right thing to do if you are looking to renew your focus and boost energy and confidence levels across your teams.
Catch up on this and other stories in our latest news round up!
Mandy shares her thoughts on the dangers of strategic drift, stating that businesses must recognise the need to re-evaluate strategy much more often now that business culture is constantly changing. She also suggests some tips for keeping on top of business strategy, maintaining agility in turbulent and shorter unstable life cycles. // more
The Chartered Institute of Marketing's (CIM) Social Media Benchmark is a 6 monthly rolling study around how marketers are using social media for business. This infographic from CIM shows some of the key results from the Spring 2012 report. The report has shown that lots of marketers are using social media, but they say their main challenges for using it in business are budget, time and staff resource. Findings show that fewer than 1 in 5 businesses say that social media is central to their marketing strategy. // more
Nearly a half of those surveyed in the first wave of Social Media Benchmark 2012 from the Chartered Institute of Marketing have said that a significant barrier to progress when looking to get more value out of social media is finding the time to properly manage the channels. So how can you make the most of the time you do have for social media, ensuring that it's of value to your business? // more
Chaz is interviewed by Daryl Willcox Publishing. He talks about our approach as a PR agency, gives advice for PR start-ups, and discusses the time when we got involved in a police sting! // more
Olivia considers the choices that business owners can make when building a sustainable culture to support their business aims. // more
What with celebrating over 16 years in business, the end of 2011 and beginning of 2012 have signaled exciting changes for us. We hope that you will enjoy reading our latest newsletter and that you will become part of a friendly and creative business network that we are delighted to be part of. // more
Chazbrooks Communications (CBC), one of Surrey's leading public relations and marketing agencies, has today announced a third successful Investors in People Assessment. As well as continuing to meet all the requirements of the Investors in People (IiP) standard, it has been highly commended for its impressive work/life balance policy and open culture... // more
Even though Absolutely Fabulous has been off our screens for a while now, there are still many odd misconceptions out there when it comes to PR. The real reason that companies hire PR professionals is because of their years of experience and wealth of press contacts... // more
At the latest Surrey Chamber of Commerce meeting at Guildford College, Chaz Brooks has been voted the new president of the Surrey Chamber and was handed the reins by the outgoing President Len Goss.... // more
Thank goodness - another Spring here, and we hope you all enjoyed the long Easter/Royal wedding break. As we have thankfully put yet another harsh winter behind us, the havoc snow caused for businesses across the country (and how Twitter and #uksnow came to the rescue), the admin headache caused by the rise in VAT to 20% // more
Since you're reading the Surrey Advertiser, chances are that you are probably well aware of the enormous influence that the regional press can wield, along with the wide variety of information it brings to local residents every week... // more
Chazbrooks Communications (CBC), one of Surrey’s leading public relations and marketing agencies, has introduced a Green Bonus for employees to encourage them to leave their car at home and come to work on foot, by bicycle or public transport.... // more
Chazbrooks Communications (CBC), one of Surrey’s leading public relations and marketing agencies, has today announced that it has recently issued its 1000th media press release, the 1000th release announced another innovative development from a company based on the Surrey Research.... // more
Happy New Year for 2010. What with the January snow and the huge disruption that it has brought, life's challenges continue to test us all. However, no need for New Year Resolutions from us, as our Team continues in its mission to provide cost-effective results driven campaigns for our clients... // more
Chaz Brooks, Director of the award-winning PR and marketing communications company Chaz Brooks Communications Ltd. (www.chazb.com), joined fellow members of Surrey's business community under lock and key to help raise over £13,000 for children and families at risk... // more
Chazbrooks Communications (CBC), one of Surrey’s leading public relations and marketing agencies, who has successfully entered and won a whole host of awards for its customers, offers its top tips on how to enter awards successfully in time for the local Toast of Surrey Business Awards and the busy autumn award season ahead.... // more
The recent Chamber Summer lunch, held at Loseley House, just outside Guildford, saw the bi-annual changeover of the Presidency of the Guildford region of the Surrey Chambers of Commerce...
>> Read full press release (pdf) // more
With winter now finally coming to an end (we hope!) and the first signs of spring in the air, it is the perfect time for all of us to look towards a brighter future, and for CBC to review how to best promote our clients in the busy weeks and months ahead. Although everyone in the UK (and beyond) is well aware of the tough economic climate at the moment, Chaz decided to go straight to The Top for some answers, and last month spoke personally to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who was enjoying an otherwise quiet ride with Southwest Trains!
When planning a PR campaign, a lot of attention is given to messaging, the name used to describe exactly what company information is going to be shared with the public, and how it should be presented. This aspect of a PR campaign is extremely important... // more
Chazbrooks Communications (CBC), the award-winning PR and marketing communications company, has today announced the latest addition to its affiliations with complementary agencies around the world. The Surrey based firm has formed a strategic partnership with Lead Image, a specialised communication agency from Mexico... // more
When it comes to press interviews, the prospect of communicating in a one-to-one situation – even if it is just by telephone – can seem daunting. This easy guide will address this common fear, and help you get the most out of the journalist's time. If you'd like to read this in full but don't have a BusinessZone account, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at @PRexpertsUK. // more
With 2008 now well underway, the traditional media 'lull' that takes hold around the holiday season is well and truly over. With spring now in the air and Q2 upon us, it seems that the press have more pages, column inches, and air time to fill than ever, which means that CBC is working at full throttle to make sure that our clients are well-represented. // more
Chazbrooks Communications (CBC), the award-winning PR and marketing communications company, ventured onto the River Wey in Guildford, Surrey, for a dynamic teambuilding day recently, onboard a narrow boat... // more
With summer on the way, it seems that client activity levels are rising as quickly as the temperature. The result is that we at CBC are very busy, as we continue to help some highly innovative companies to publicise their work to the widest possible audience. These are exciting times to say the least. // more
We've kicked off 2007 amidst a great buzz of activity here at CBC, partly because we have significantly expanded the number of services that we offer. In addition to our strategic Public Relations campaigns, we now also offer Copywriting, Newsletter and Web text production, and help with Marketing. Several of our new and longstanding clients have taken advantage of this "one-stop-shop" approach to addressing their PR and Marketing needs, and we thank them for their support. We predict great things for the year ahead! // more