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Top nine PR crises so far for 2019

We’re halfway through 2019 and a handful of crises have already occurred. Some of these came to light by members of the public calling brands out on social media for their slip-ups and others were campaigns by PR and marketing teams that simply did not turn out as planned. Let’s take a look at the top nine crises of 2019 so far.

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Bringing the past back to life – CEWE Life in Colour Campaign

Here at Prohibition, we love getting our creative juices flowing when planning feel-good campaigns that drive results for our clients. In Q1 of 2019, working with our client CEWE UK, we were briefed to deliver a campaign that would uphold CEWE’S position as AN industry expert, maximise brand awareness in the UK, strengthen existing partnerships and forge new relationships with the media and photography influencers. Most importantly however, we wanted to create a feel-good campaign that sparked community engagement and elicited positive feelings and an appreciation for times gone by.

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A HAT-TRICK OF SUCCESSES – PROHIBITION ANNOUNCES NEW RECRUITS FOLLOWING FRESH AWARD AND CLIENTS WINS

Leeds based communications agency, Prohibition has appointed three new members to its team following a period of significant growth. The news comes following another record year for the Integrated PR specialist, which only last month was listed for the first time in PR Week’s Top 150 consultancies in the UK and has also recently been recognised for two prestigious marketing awards, including Best Small PR Agency, and Best Integrated Campaign 2019, as well as winning three new clients.

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Five top tips on how to improve engagement on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a platform that can sometimes be tricky to increase engagement on due to its more traditional and professional persona and the view that content can’t be quite as innovative and engaging as other channels – but this isn’t the case. However, ensuring that your content is suitable for the platform and your audience is key as this will help engagement levels increase.

Here are some top tips on how to increase engagement on LinkedIn:

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Community management – why social media has to be more than just posting

What is community management and why is it important?

A community manager is responsible for advocating a brand on social networks. They actively go out of their way to engage with followers, potential customers and brand advocates. They are responsible for the brand’s reputation and increasing its presence online.

So, why is this necessary and important? Strong community management and online presence leads to increased awareness of the brand, higher engagement and more engaged followers. Here’s some advice on how to get started:

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Celebrating new voices in academia – Emerald Publishing’s International Women’s Day 2019 campaign

At Prohibition, we relish the opportunity to work on topical issues close to the hearts of many. Gender equality is a hot topic and touches the lives of so many people all around the world, and that’s exactly why we were delighted to work with Emerald Publishing on their ‘New Voices’ campaign. Our brief was to celebrate and recognise the thriving females working within the industry, and working on such a topical and relatable issue allowed us to create a truly engaging and insightful digital marketing campaign.

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Sealy scores with new partnership deal kick-off

As we launch head on into our spring campaigns, it’s an exciting time across the board at Prohibition, but for one of our clients it allows us to get stuck in with some of their exciting sponsorship partners – a great chance to exercise our PR muscles in the world of sport!

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Goldsmiths 2019 bridal campaign – The Perfect Match

With 2019 well underway, we have been working hard at Prohibition HQ on exciting Spring campaigns for lots of our retail clients.

This week saw the launch of our latest bridal campaign for Goldsmiths. We were tasked with creating content encouraging soon-to-be engaged couples around the UK to consider buying their engagement ring and wedding rings together – rather than the more traditional route of buying the engagement ring first. Goldsmiths offers some stunning bridal sets that can help to cut down on costs, without   comprising on style or diamond quality – THE PERFECT MATCH.

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