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Let's rock!

Posted on 04/09/2013 by Helga Pearson in Pillar PR media coverage PR and media PR PR North East client news

Today we are bombarded with images of the rich and famous and regularly share details of their public (and sometimes not so public) lives but this has not always been the case, which is why it has been fascinating to have had the opportunity recently to look through a unique collection of images featuring the stars of several decades ago – most of which have never been published.

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Vintage fashion sale is a roaring success!

Posted on 01/05/2013 by Lynne Burwell in media coverage PR and media vintage fashion PR Yorkshire PR North East client news

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a sale of vintage clothing and accessories that we were promoting for one of our clients – Addisons of Barnard Castle. I’m pleased to say that the event was an amazing success. Not only did hundreds of people turn up on the day but lots of others participated in the auction online or via the telephone and many lots sold for at least two or three times their original estimates.

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US lung-on-a-chip could reduce the need for animal testing

Posted on 27/02/2013 by Lynne Burwell in PR and media client news

This week, scientists from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have won an international prize for their creation of a tiny device that simulates a working human lung and has the potential for reducing the need for animal drug testing.

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Our claim to Richard III

Posted on 07/02/2013 by Helga Pearson in PR and media news

The positive identification of the remains of Richard III has dominated the news headlines this week. The story has held particular interest for us because the last of the Plantagenet kings grew up not far from here at Middleham Castle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

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Problem parker gets just desserts - and excellent coverage

Posted on 03/02/2013 by Lynne Burwell in news PR and media

Pictures of a Mercedes stranded on an island of asphalt have been flying around social media sites this weekend and have been picked up by 'mainstream' media too. The car in question apparently ignored cordons to park at Edinburgh Waverley rail station and when the diggers moved in, they simply dug up the car park around the errant vehicle. This is certainly fabulous coverage for a pretty dry story - a railway station refurbishment. But is it a case of a driver getting his just deserts or some fabulous PR work that really has that all-important share-factor?

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