A week in the world of PR

blog by Carly Odell Before starting my master’s degree in journalism at Nottingham Trent University, I had heard very little about the industry of PR or what it entailed. But now, after spending a week in the suitably red Poppy-PR office, I would confidently be able to explain to a PR novice what the field […]

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Tina’s predictions for 2018

This year has seen many changes in the world of PR and marketing. GDPR is giving many of our clients a headache as they come to grips with their legal responsibilities in terms of getting consent for activities such as email marketing, and this in my opinion will give way to more emphasis being placed […]

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We Are Drop Off Point For Shoebox Appeal

Poppy PR is the only designated drop off point in the Ilkeston area for this year’s Chesterfield Shoebox Appeal, and is encouraging people to get involved, after donations this year have seen a slump. We decided to support the charity in its annual campaign, after our account manager Sarah Dixon single-handedly packed 50 boxes last year, for […]

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Read About Our New Contract in the North West

Poppy–PR has been appointed to carry out PR for Palace Chemicals Limited- A signing, which will see the agency working in the North West for the very first time. The appointment will see the Derbyshire based PR agency devising a PR and social media strategy, for the company based in Liverpool. Palace Chemicals was founded in 1978 and has seen continuous growth throughout almost 40 years. This has been backed by  significant investment in […]

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We Have The ‘Skills’ To Take Holiday Firm Forward

Derbyshire based PR and Communications agency, Poppy PR has proved it has the skills required to secure a contract with Skills Holidays, the iconic coach travel company. The Ilkeston based agency will be providing PR support to the firm based in Bulwell, to drive the company’s three main brands- Laver, Coach Style and Skills Holidays. […]

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Bake offs, fashion designers and creating campaigns

Bradd Farnsworth on his week spent with the Poppy team I have recently been studying for my masters degree in journalism at Nottingham Trent University and whilst the course proved valuable I wanted to enhance my skills in a practical workplace environment and so I contacted Tina at Poppy PR in Ilkeston to enquire about […]

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Tina experiences what it’s like for people living with Dementia

Tina recently underwent a personal crusade to find out more about a disease which affects 850,000 sufferers in the UK alone.  Putting herself in the shoes of a Dementia sufferer, here she unveils why we all have a responsibility towards education about the life-changing illness.   Like many of us, the word Dementia means very little […]

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PR Agency Reveals The Punniest Businesses in Derbyshire

If you have ever walked past a shop and its name has made you chuckle or blush then you are bound to like this list- Derbyshire’s top 11 quirkiest business titles. The list has been compiled by Ilkeston based Poppy-PR, to emphasise the importance of business branding, after an article by The Branding Journal identified […]

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Sarah’s best bits of 2016

Sarah may have only been with us for a few months but here she talks about her highlights since joining the Poppy PR team… Before taking on the role of account manager at Poppy PR I had been working as a local newspaper journalist for around ten years, the majority of that time was with […]

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Cloughie’s Conundrum: Don’t Be Left Up The Creek With No Paddle In A Crisis

Poppy-PR has been flexing it’s crisis communications muscles of late, and adding a new string to its proverbial bow of services. Now a little unknown fact- All of our team have been trained with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and as part of that training, we all hold media law qualifications- […]

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