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The ‘Micky Mouse’ degree. Are qualifications holding back communicators?

The importance of a university degree and demonstrating a certain level of learning, has long been spearheaded as an ideal route into the PR industry. Whilst some have wrongly deemed it a ‘Micky Mouse degree’, the need or preference for a degree when applying for roles isn’t uncommon, with many industries offering non-graduate roles with …Read More

PR Account Executive, Leeds, Job Vacancy

It’s been an exciting time at Prohibition PR. What with new offices in Chapel Allerton and a raft of new account wins, we need to expand the team for the fourth time in the last 12 months. As you’ve probably figured out, we’re not old fashioned when it comes to PR. While we do ‘the …Read More

How to be legally compliant on social media

Yesterday morning. the Prohibition team jointly organised a successful breakfast seminar exploring the important issue of legal compliance in social media. Held in conjunction with leading Intellectual Property law firm, HGF, the central-Leeds seminar was attended by 50 marketing and legal professionals from across the region. Social media undoubtedly provides brands with fantastic opportunities to …Read More

5 tips to keeping your Facebook content fresh

How often do you post an update on your Facebook brand page? Weekly, every other day, daily, more often than that even? There’s not necessarily a right or wrong number of times to post updates, and your appropriate post frequency depends heavily on your brand, the purpose and broader strategy of your page and how …Read More

How to moderate comments on a brand Facebook page

Sadly sometimes it’s inevitable that from time to time, customers will have a small gripe with your company, and if you have a social media presence it can often result in people becoming rude or abusive on your online platforms. In order to try and contain or extinguish these figurative fires you need to approach …Read More

27 Nov '13

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Five must have tools for content marketing

One of the biggest problems for businesses is that they have something to say, but not a voice loud enough to rise above the swarms of other businesses also trying to tell people their message. Here lies the need for content marketing which offers different tools to help your voice stand out from the crowd. …Read More

25 Sep '13

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Top Tips: Advanced community management Seminar

Early last Thursday morning, the Prohibition PR team travelled to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to host a special breakfast seminar on advanced community management as part of our Social Media Training Series.  A variety of business and marketing experts from all over the country came across to evaluate their current digital and social media strategies …Read More

05 Aug '13

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SEO vs. Social Media

A pattern within the younger generation is definitely emerging, with social networks growing in popularity as a method for a discovery resource; in 2010 only 18% of people were using it for that reason, up to 25% in 2011 and then in 2012 it reached 32%. Although the usage of search engines such as Google, …Read More

Free music can transform your marketing

If you read my last blog post on how to get free images online then you will recall I mentioned some useful sites that could be used to make your blog look much more engaging and exciting, without worrying about costs. On a similar thread, this week I’m focusing on a number of websites which …Read More

How to get free images online

Working for a digital PR agency I regularly write blog posts for clients or for the Prohibition PR blog. I often think of ways to make my blog posts more engaging, and, content aside, having attention-grabbing photos is the easiest way to do just that. I’m always drawn to blogs that have made good use …Read More