Catch up with all the developements at Recognition PR

Graham's column in the Journal May 2017

18/05/2017

With the election underway Graham discusses the important business issue of Corporation Tax

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My take on the election announcement for the NE

19/04/2017

It will come as no surprise that Graham Robb is with Mrs May in this election, here is why......

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A day at Recognition PR

03/04/2017

Yarm School student Sam Tilley discusses his day of work experience.

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Marvellous March at Recognition

29/03/2017

March has been a dynamic month full of activity at Recognition PR

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Graham Robb's January column for The Journal

26/01/2017

Graham Robb writes about his recent trip to South Africa and the role the country could play in the UK's post-Brexit economy.

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Graham's latest column for The Journal

15/12/2016

Graham Robb writes about the North East economy at the end of 2016

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Entrepreneur's Forum scale-up speech

18/11/2016

Abridged text of a speech Graham Robb, gave to the Entrepreneurs' Forum conference 'Fortune Favours the Brave' on November 17th 2016

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Journal Column

20/10/2016

Graham's regular column for The Journal

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North East Devolution

12/09/2016

Following the news that the North East devo deal has been pulled Graham Robb gives a personal view of the progress on this date (Sep 12 2016)

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Graham Robb's speech at the Yorkshire & North East IoD Director of the Year Awards

01/07/2016

Graham Robb, North East Chairman of the Institute of Directors 30 June 2016

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The new Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme

20/06/2016

A speech given at the Northern Powerhouse conference in Leeds on June 17 2016

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Journal comment May 2016

16/05/2016

The regular column fro Graham Robb in The Journal

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Houston Offshore Technology Conference

11/05/2016

Jamie Collis, Partner leading Recognition's business team has just returned from USA

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San Francisco economy

04/04/2016

Graham writes.....My Easter visi tto San Francisco was fascinating and showed me the new economy at source

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North East business leaders react to the 2016 budget

16/03/2016

Graham Robb writes........welcome to our blog page on budget day!

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Graham's speech at IoD Annual NE dinner 2016

14/03/2016

Recognition PR Senior Partner, Graham Robb, has completed the second year of his term as Chair of the IoD in the North East. This is his speech to the annual NE IoD dinner.

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Fraud - the crime that punishes small business

08/02/2016

In the week in which the Prime Minister says he wants reform of how the prison system works, Graham tells how Recognition was a victim of fraud and how fraudsters escape jail.

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Comments on Pyjamas

28/01/2016

In his capacity as Chair of NE Institute of Directors, Graham defends the headteacher who was tough on parents in pyjamas

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My Comments on Lady Brady

27/12/2015

Lady Brady wrote a nasty column featuring Duncan Bannatyne in The Sun, my response here

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End of year assignments provide great start to 2016

18/12/2015

Looking forward to a positive New Year

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Big client on a big show!

13/11/2015

Graham Robb writes about why Duncan Bannatyne has taken a journey into the jungle!

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Recognition PR - three months in

23/10/2015

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Guest blog - Colin Fyfe of Darlington Building Society on the success of mutuals

28/09/2015

A look at the success of mutual building societies and how Darlington Building Society is planning for the future

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Journal Column

23/09/2015

Graham's regular column for The Journal

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The changing face of communication

25/08/2015

This week’s warning from the North East Ambulance Service highlights the changing way in which many people communicate.

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Arts & culture - a spur for the NE economy

17/08/2015

In his latest column for the Journal, Graham Robb, Recognition Senior Partner, looks at how Arts & Culture bids can help boost our economy

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Journal column July 14 2015

14/07/2015

Graham Robb's regular column in the Newcastle Journal

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Amelia Barron work experience blog post

26/06/2015

Amelia Barron has spent the week with the team at Recognition to gain some valuable work experience.

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Northern Powerhouse & devolution: a personal view

18/06/2015

Graham Robb, Senior Partner of recognition PR, gives an explanation of how he thinks Mayors could work in the North East

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Dynamo 15 - a great conference with great speakers

18/06/2015

Graham Robb, Senior Partner, Recognition PR, talks about how the Dynamo conference 2015 and the CEO of Sage plc, made an impression on him (pic Stephen Kelly & Charlie Hoult)

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Periscope - the next big thing pops up?

02/06/2015

Graham discusses the early impact of Periscope

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Media trips promoting tourist attractions

01/06/2015

Recognition PR Consultant, Marie Carter, explains how media facility trips can promote attractions

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New starters at Recognition

05/05/2015

We continue to invest in new people...here is news about our latest appointments

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Election opinion

07/04/2015

On April 7th Senior Partner, Graham Robb, gives a view on the early stages of the election campaign

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Radio 4 covers the North East

31/03/2015

Senior Partner Graham Robb appeared on Radio 4's flagship Today programme

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My first year as IoD North East Chair

02/03/2015

Its been a fascinating first year for Graham Robb. He became Chairman of the Instutite of Directors in the North East last April and looked back on his first year in his speech at its annual dinner in February.

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Marie Writes....

20/01/2015

Marie Carter is an experienced Senior Consultant at Recognition. Here, she tells us about her Saturday on the high seas taking part in a media trip with a difference.

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New year column from the Journal

14/01/2015

This is my first column of 2015 for The Journal. It deals with what I see as the need for the mainstrem parties to win back support in order to have stronger effective Government.

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Graham Robb's latest Journal column - 09.12.14

09/12/2014

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Growth vouchers offer reduced price PR advice

18/11/2014

Recognition has been accredited to the Growth Vouchers scheme - offering new clients incentives supported by HM Government

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NEW YEAR OFFERS FOR NEW CLIENTS

13/11/2014

New Year sees people making business plans. Recognition supports small businesses with some free sessions & also offers a new package for first time users.

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Recognition Senior Partner in Downing Street

04/11/2014

Graham Robb, Recognition PR Senior Partner, was part of an Institute of Directors delegation which visited Downing Street to talk to Government about policy towards business.

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Graham's latest Journal Column

04/11/2014

The North East region should be looked upon as a place full of opportunity for national chains and inward investors; far from staying away, there are customers with money who are willing to be wooed!

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Graham's latest Journal column

14/10/2014

In his latest column in the Journal, Graham highlights the growth opportunities that exist in the Nortth East and the positive messages being delivered by a delegation from the region at property exhibition, MIPIM UK.

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Paul writes...

12/09/2014

Paul White, one of Recognition's most experienced consultants, has paid a visit to Japan. Here he discusses how media and business in the land of the rising sun compares to business life in the UK

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Guest Vlog - George Hardey, associate, Waltons Clark Whitehill

01/09/2014

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Graham writes.............

29/07/2014

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to everybody

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Guest blogger...Nigel Mills

16/07/2014

As we move into the second half of the year, the growth we have seen in the economy so far in 2014 gives hope for North East businesses. Yes, there are still challenges ahead and areas of uncertainty – such as the potential for an earlier-than-expected interest rate rise – but entrepreneurs in the region are upbeat. If ever there was a time to lay to rest the ludicrous suggestion that the North East is the UK’s Detroit, it is now, and a survey of entrepreneurs shows exactly why.

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Guest blogger...David Cliff

11/07/2014

The 2014 Small Business Review, published by the Centre for Cities, makes interesting reading. It confirms thoughts I have had, and for which I sometimes have been accused of negativity. The recovery is there for some and not for others.

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Guest Blogger ........ Stuart Nicholls

08/07/2014

We were honoured to play a small but effective part in flying the flag for Yorkshire

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Graham's latest Journal Column

26/06/2014

IoD's support for Michael Gove's reforms to the education system.

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Digital vital for business - but take a digital holiday too!

10/06/2014

As the holiday season approaches, I have a word of advice for those in business who want to truly relax: take a digital holiday too.

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Response to The Guardian's ill-conceived article about the North East

11/05/2014

This article is a full version of Graham Robb's regular Journal Column which will be used this week to rebutted claims in the Guardian the the North East will be 'somewhere near Detroit' in five years.

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PRCA AUDIT: THE ANTIDOTE TO 'CLIFFORD-STYLE' PR

05/05/2014

The trial of Max Clifford bought down the PR sector as a whole. Now the reputation of the PR sector is really in the hands of the thousands of high quality practitioners who believe that high quality communication for key client message involve personally and professional integrity.

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REPUTATION MANAGEMENT UNDER SPOTLIGHT AT BRANDAID EVENT

25/04/2014

Business leaders have gained insights into brand reputation management

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Export Week in the North East

16/04/2014

A very busy week for the new Chairman of the North East IoD

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Sunday Times View of the North East

06/04/2014

The Sunday Times published an 'Inside Story' this week focussing on Redcar. It purported to be an illustration of the North South divide, Graham Robb sent the following for publication as an answer back.

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New Chairman of the IoD North East Region, takes the reins

01/04/2014

New IoD North East Chairman at the helm

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Sunday Times Economics Editor experiences enterprising North East economy first-hand with Recognition PR

20/03/2014

Recognition hosts Sunday Times Economics Editor, David Smith's visit to the North East

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Excellent start to 2014

24/01/2014

Positivity in the economy bodes well for 2014

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NEW YEAR, NEW OFFICE

08/01/2014

We have completed the move!

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VIDEO BLOG: Support Small Business Saturday

29/11/2013

My latest video blog

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GUEST BLOG FROM ENTREPRENEURS' FORUM

22/11/2013

Nigel Mills from the 'Fortune favours the brave' conference

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New clients October & November

12/11/2013

A clutch of new client wins keeps things positive!

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Latest Video blog

28/10/2013

A preview of Recognition's new office

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Graham's latest column for The Journal

15/10/2013

Every month Recognition's Senior Partner, Graham Robb, writes a column on current issues in the Journal here is this month's

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Party Conference

03/10/2013

Senior Partner Graham Robb attended the Conservative Party Conference and spoke on BBC Radio Five Live

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VIDEO BLOG Design Council programme can help business

17/09/2013

A new programme from the UK Design Council can help business and it's part funded by the Government

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Our first video blog - Interns

12/08/2013

In Recognition's first video blog Senior Partner, Graham Robb, discusses internships

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Graham Robb latest Journal column

04/08/2013

For 21 years orthodox political thinking says that “it’s the economy, stupid!” when it comes to the big battleground issue in elections. George Osborne knows it, Labour knows it too.

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National data gives cause for comment

18/07/2013

The Government regularly publishes important data which the media then interprets by interviewing a range of experts and ‘talking heads’. We make sure our clients are represented whenever possible.

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BUSINESS SUMMIT SUCCESS

04/07/2013

Tees Valley Business Summit full of positive people

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The growth of small business

26/06/2013

Every week I'm out and about around the UK visiting clients and checking that my team is performing well! I also get a real feel for how the UK economy is performing because I get to hear about their experiences. One client I visited this week is an inspirational success story.

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Working to promote social housing

10/06/2013

The social housing sector is a critical part of our economy and part of everyday life in countless communities around the UK.

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Manufacturing talks to national audience

31/05/2013

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Ofcom meeting

25/04/2013

Recognition's Senior Partner, Graham Robb, met Ofcom with local MP James Wharton to dicuss the issue of migration of some programmes from Teesside to Newcastle

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The case for an independent radio station for Teesside, Darlington & Hartlepool

16/04/2013

Some arguments for keeping a radio service for Tees Valley

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TFM - Our exhange of letters with Ofcom

09/04/2013

Graham Robb publishes his exchange of letters with Ofcom about the relocation of TFM programme services from Stockton to Newcastle

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Death of Maggie - Recognition wouldn't have been here without her!

08/04/2013

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Changes to TFM

06/04/2013

On April 5th 2013 the 24 staff who worked for the renowned commercial radio station serving Teesside, Hartlepool, Darlington South Durham and North Yorkshire lost their jobs after the owner of TFM announced it was to migrate its production to its sister station Metro Radio in Newcastle.

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Excellent Profile in the Business Sector

26/03/2013

Excellent profile in the business sector for Recognition and its clients.

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Great night at Tees Valley business awards

15/03/2013

Recognition clients get recognised at awards

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Spring successes

11/03/2013

Update on latest news from Recognition

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Welcome to Recognition Lauren!

06/03/2013

Lauren Pyrah joins Recognition and other news

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Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

09/01/2013

Who wants to be a millionaire?

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Happy New Year!

08/01/2013

Graham writes.......
A busy New Year already; new clients on board and two new staff joining the team in the next two weeks. The year started with my op ed piece in the Journal on New Years' Day, it was about hope versus fear.

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Recognition builds on industry experience with launch of dedicated energy team

03/12/2012

Our own media release about our newly formed Energy team.........

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Welcome to Stacey and Matthew! Our Experiences Working at Recognition

29/11/2012

Since leaving University at the end of the last academic year and beginning work at Recognition, we have experienced a dramatic learning curve. Through studying Media Studies with English and Multimedia Journalism Degrees respectively at Teesside University, we thought we were prepared for the challenges of working in the media industry. But in the two-month period that we have been at Recognition, we have woken up to the realisation that there is a lot more learning to be done.

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Graham writes.....

14/11/2012

Once again Recognition PR has delivered excellent media coverage for the annual Radio Festival staged by the UK Radio Academy.

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Consulting with the public

19/10/2012

Graham writes........Consultation is an important part of the process of delivering big projects. Handled well it can make a project better and speed its approval through the planning system. Handled badly it will make the smallest objection appear like a large scale protest.

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Recognition's care operator's offering

01/10/2012

Graham writes…..

I was very pleased to attend a conference for operators of care homes in Yorkshire at the end of September. Recognition has a new product to help this hard pressed sector deal with the increased media scrutiny it faces.

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New school year, new clients

13/09/2012

Graham writes... As the business season starts again, like the new school year, we're thrilled to be winning new clients as schools are welcoming new students. We've even won a school as a client- I'm especially happy to be working with my old Secondary School, Nunthorpe School, which I left many moons ago!

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A New York welcome - a different way to use the training budget!

24/08/2012

This blog is written by top Recognition PR Consultant Melanie Smith, who has just returned from a special trip to New York during which she learned even more about the latest developments in the PR Sector

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August silly season postponed

01/08/2012

graham writes......August is traditionally seen as a 'silly season' in UK media. 

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Employment Minister at Tees Valley Business Summit

26/07/2012

It’s been another busy month for Recognition, including the firm providing PR support for Tees Valley Unlimited’s inaugural Tees Valley Business Summit.

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Digital PR in the social media setting

06/07/2012

Recognition is keeping ahead of the game when it comes to digital PR. We have enhanced our social media and digital services to meet the increasing demand for digital marketing and PR campaigns in this new media age. 

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Recognition helps Institute of Directors organise football talk

22/06/2012

Recognition was delighted to help the Institute of Directors organise a members event in Houghton Le Spring. Members in County Durham and Sunderland have heard an inspirational insight into the life and work of one of the North East’s leading football bosses.

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Linked In site connects Recognition PR

08/06/2012

Recognition PR has become the new owner of the North East England Business Network on the popular social media site LinkedIn. 

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Wetherby Whaler opening receives warm welcome in media

23/05/2012

Being a PR professional is always hard work, often stressful with deadlines to meet and clients to service but it is also great fun and incredibly satisfying, particularly when it involves fish and chips, celebrities and a Yorkshire icon.

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New addition to the team!

15/05/2012

Recognition Marketing and PR has welcomed Marie Carter as a Senior PR Consultant on its business-to-business team, which works with prestigious clients such as NOF Energy, TAG Energy Solutions, Ebac, DurhamGate and The Institution of Civil Engineers.

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Rich List evacuee causes media frenzy

09/05/2012

Sometimes a story really captures the imagination of the media and creates a mini frenzy of activity across the whole range of print and broadcast outlets. Such was the case when John Elliott, founder of Recognition's client, Ebac, announced he was "giving away" his fortune.

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The Journal article 17 April

17/04/2012

This article by Graham Robb was published in the Newcastle Journal:
We don't need to do anything clever, just invest in making the things we all buy

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Keeping in touch with business - polishing up your network

16/04/2012

Graham writes......Recognition PR is proud of its own business network. Not only is the firm serving a brilliant list of clients in different sectors but it is also very active in several important business organisations.

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Two big events in March

29/03/2012

Graham writes.....Recognition's team organised two major events to promote the North East economy in March. 

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Recognition PR recruits for paid internship scheme

13/03/2012

Recognition Marketing and PR has launched a new paid internship programme and has recruited its first candidate: Daniel List (pictured)

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Good News Bad News

01/03/2012

Graham writes....No day at Recognition is ever the same. 

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New staff and new clients at Recognition!

20/02/2012

Recognition Marketing and PR, the national public relations consultancy based in the North East, has grown its team to help meet the needs of its expanding client base.

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Recognition launches paid internship for 2012

20/02/2012

Graham writes......If you have left University and are still looking for a position, I know there are loads of people like you and I want to help.

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Recognition gains prestigious quality mark

07/02/2012

Recognition Marketing & PR, the North East based national PR firm, has secured 93.4% in the independently assessed Consultancy Management Standard (CMS). 

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iPhones help on the site!

31/01/2012

"All I want to do is make a phone call. Why does my mobile have to be so complicated?"

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Good day in London promoting Tees Valley

26/01/2012

Recognition helped organise a successful delegation to London to deliver the message that 'Tees Valley is open and ready to do business'.

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Recognition and DFC, a brief history

19/01/2012

I am not the biggest football fan in the world. I can't tell you who scored in a league match in 1983 or memorise facts and figures from league tables in years gone by. But I do follow my local team

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Northern Echo Article

17/01/2012

I have had some good reaction to the article below, which was published in the Northern Echo today:

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Happy New Year 2012

05/01/2012

Recognition started the year well. We won two new contracts and distributed loads of material for all our clients.

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