Catch up with all the developements at Recognition PR
My take on the Conservative campaign
After years involved in planning and implementing campaigns, Graham Robb, Senior Partner Recognition PR, gives us view on the Conservative campaign 2017
Graham's column in the Journal May 2017
With the election underway Graham discusses the important business issue of Corporation Tax
My take on the election announcement for the NE
It will come as no surprise that Graham Robb is with Mrs May in this election, here is why......
A day at Recognition PR
Yarm School student Sam Tilley discusses his day of work experience.
Marvellous March at Recognition
March has been a dynamic month full of activity at Recognition PR
Graham Robb's January column for The Journal
Graham Robb writes about his recent trip to South Africa and the role the country could play in the UK's post-Brexit economy.
Graham's latest column for The Journal
Graham Robb writes about the North East economy at the end of 2016
Entrepreneur's Forum scale-up speech
Abridged text of a speech Graham Robb, gave to the Entrepreneurs' Forum conference 'Fortune Favours the Brave' on November 17th 2016
Graham's regular column for The Journal
North East Devolution
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)
Graham Robb's speech at the Yorkshire & North East IoD Director of the Year Awards
Graham Robb, North East Chairman of the Institute of Directors
30 June 2016
The new Northern Powerhouse Partnership Programme
A speech given at the Northern Powerhouse conference in Leeds on June 17 2016
Journal comment May 2016
The regular column fro Graham Robb in The Journal
Houston Offshore Technology Conference
Jamie Collis, Partner leading Recognition's business team has just returned from USA
San Francisco economy
Graham writes.....My Easter visi tto San Francisco was fascinating and showed me the new economy at source
North East business leaders react to the 2016 budget
Graham Robb writes........welcome to our blog page on budget day!
Graham's speech at IoD Annual NE dinner 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.
Fraud - the crime that punishes small business
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.
Comments on Pyjamas
In his capacity as Chair of NE Institute of Directors, Graham defends the headteacher who was tough on parents in pyjamas
My Comments on Lady Brady
Lady Brady wrote a nasty column featuring Duncan Bannatyne in The Sun, my response here
End of year assignments provide great start to 2016
Looking forward to a positive New Year
Big client on a big show!
Graham Robb writes about why Duncan Bannatyne has taken a journey into the jungle!
Guest blog - Colin Fyfe of Darlington Building Society on the success of mutuals
A look at the success of mutual building societies and how Darlington Building Society is planning for the future
Graham's regular column for The Journal
The changing face of communication
This week’s warning from the North East Ambulance Service highlights the changing way in which many people communicate.
Arts & culture - a spur for the NE economy
In his latest column for the Journal, Graham Robb, Recognition Senior Partner, looks at how Arts & Culture bids can help boost our economy
Journal column July 14 2015
Graham Robb's regular column in the Newcastle Journal
Amelia Barron work experience blog post
Amelia Barron has spent the week with the team at Recognition to gain some valuable work experience.
Northern Powerhouse & devolution: a personal view
Graham Robb, Senior Partner of recognition PR, gives an explanation of how he thinks Mayors could work in the North East
Dynamo 15 - a great conference with great speakers
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)
Periscope - the next big thing pops up?
Graham discusses the early impact of Periscope
Media trips promoting tourist attractions
Recognition PR Consultant, Marie Carter, explains how media facility trips can promote attractions
New starters at Recognition
We continue to invest in new people...here is news about our latest appointments
On April 7th Senior Partner, Graham Robb, gives a view on the early stages of the election campaign
Radio 4 covers the North East
Senior Partner Graham Robb appeared on Radio 4's flagship Today programme
My first year as IoD North East Chair
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.
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.
New year column from the Journal
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.
Graham Robb's latest Journal column - 09.12.14
Growth vouchers offer reduced price PR advice
Recognition has been accredited to the Growth Vouchers scheme - offering new clients incentives supported by HM Government
NEW YEAR OFFERS FOR NEW CLIENTS
New Year sees people making business plans. Recognition supports small businesses with some free sessions & also offers a new package for first time users.
Recognition Senior Partner in Downing Street
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.
Graham's latest Journal Column
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!
Graham's latest Journal column
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.
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
Guest Vlog - George Hardey, associate, Waltons Clark Whitehill
A sincere and heartfelt thank you to everybody
Guest blogger...Nigel Mills
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.
Guest blogger...David Cliff
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.
Guest Blogger ........ Stuart Nicholls
We were honoured to play a small but effective part in flying the flag for Yorkshire
Graham's latest Journal Column
IoD's support for Michael Gove's reforms to the education system.
Digital vital for business - but take a digital holiday too!
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.
Response to The Guardian's ill-conceived article about the North East
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.
PRCA AUDIT: THE ANTIDOTE TO 'CLIFFORD-STYLE' PR
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.
REPUTATION MANAGEMENT UNDER SPOTLIGHT AT BRANDAID EVENT
Business leaders have gained insights into brand reputation management
Export Week in the North East
A very busy week for the new Chairman of the North East IoD
Sunday Times View of the North East
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.
New Chairman of the IoD North East Region, takes the reins
New IoD North East Chairman at the helm
Sunday Times Economics Editor experiences enterprising North East economy first-hand with Recognition PR
Recognition hosts Sunday Times Economics Editor, David Smith's visit to the North East
Excellent start to 2014
Positivity in the economy bodes well for 2014
NEW YEAR, NEW OFFICE
We have completed the move!
VIDEO BLOG: Support Small Business Saturday
My latest video blog
GUEST BLOG FROM ENTREPRENEURS' FORUM
Nigel Mills from the 'Fortune favours the brave' conference
New clients October & November
A clutch of new client wins keeps things positive!
Latest Video blog
A preview of Recognition's new office
Graham's latest column for The Journal
Every month Recognition's Senior Partner, Graham Robb, writes a column on current issues in the Journal here is this month's
Senior Partner Graham Robb attended the Conservative Party Conference and spoke on BBC Radio Five Live
VIDEO BLOG Design Council programme can help business
A new programme from the UK Design Council can help business and it's part funded by the Government
Our first video blog - Interns
In Recognition's first video blog Senior Partner, Graham Robb, discusses internships
Graham Robb latest Journal column
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.
National data gives cause for comment
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.
BUSINESS SUMMIT SUCCESS
Tees Valley Business Summit full of positive people
The growth of small business
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.
Working to promote social housing
The social housing sector is a critical part of our economy and part of everyday life in countless communities around the UK.
Manufacturing talks to national audience
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
The case for an independent radio station for Teesside, Darlington & Hartlepool
Some arguments for keeping a radio service for Tees Valley
TFM - Our exhange of letters with Ofcom
Graham Robb publishes his exchange of letters with Ofcom about the relocation of TFM programme services from Stockton to Newcastle
Death of Maggie - Recognition wouldn't have been here without her!
Changes to TFM
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.
Excellent Profile in the Business Sector
Excellent profile in the business sector for Recognition and its clients.
Great night at Tees Valley business awards
Recognition clients get recognised at awards
Update on latest news from Recognition
Welcome to Recognition Lauren!
Lauren Pyrah joins Recognition and other news
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Who wants to be a millionaire?
Happy New Year!
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.
Recognition builds on industry experience with launch of dedicated energy team
Our own media release about our newly formed Energy team.........
Welcome to Stacey and Matthew! Our Experiences Working at Recognition
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.
Once again Recognition PR has delivered excellent media coverage for the annual Radio Festival staged by the UK Radio Academy.
Consulting with the public
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.
Recognition's care operator's offering
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.
New school year, new clients
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!
A New York welcome - a different way to use the training budget!
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
August silly season postponed
graham writes......August is traditionally seen as a 'silly season' in UK media.
Employment Minister at Tees Valley Business Summit
It’s been another busy month for Recognition, including the firm providing PR support for Tees Valley Unlimited’s inaugural Tees Valley Business Summit.
Digital PR in the social media setting
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.
Recognition helps Institute of Directors organise football talk
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.
Linked In site connects Recognition PR
Recognition PR has become the new owner of the North East England Business Network on the popular social media site LinkedIn.
Wetherby Whaler opening receives warm welcome in media
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.
New addition to the team!
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.
Rich List evacuee causes media frenzy
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.
The Journal article 17 April
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
Keeping in touch with business - polishing up your network
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.
Two big events in March
Graham writes.....Recognition's team organised two major events to promote the North East economy in March.
Recognition PR recruits for paid internship scheme
Recognition Marketing and PR has launched a new paid internship programme and has recruited its first candidate: Daniel List (pictured)
Good News Bad News
Graham writes....No day at Recognition is ever the same.
New staff and new clients at Recognition!
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.
Recognition launches paid internship for 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.
Recognition gains prestigious quality mark
Recognition Marketing & PR, the North East based national PR firm, has secured 93.4% in the independently assessed Consultancy Management Standard (CMS).
iPhones help on the site!
"All I want to do is make a phone call. Why does my mobile have to be so complicated?"
Good day in London promoting Tees Valley
Recognition helped organise a successful delegation to London to deliver the message that 'Tees Valley is open and ready to do business'.
Recognition and DFC, a brief history
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
Northern Echo Article
I have had some good reaction to the article below, which was published in the Northern Echo today:
Happy New Year 2012
Recognition started the year well. We won two new contracts and distributed loads of material for all our clients.
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