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An insight Into Public Relations Work Experience- By Rachel Boulter

As I am currently studying Journalism at Nottingham Trent University, I wanted to gain experience in as many aspects of the field as possible.  After spending time in a news room, I felt the next place to look should be Public Relations. Walking into the office of Poppy PR on Monday, with no knowledge of […]

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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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GDPR- When PR Becomes Even More Valuable

Tina Clough is managing director of Poppy-PR. Tina has seen many changes to the face of PR over the last seven years- some making life more difficult to carry out effective media relations, and some which have transformed the industry for the better.  Here she outlines why PR could see a boost amidst these latest […]

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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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Apprenticeship Week ‘Catalyst’ For Agency Expansion

Poppy-PR has expanded its team by taking on a digital media apprentice, after making a pledge to invest in the training of the next generation of marketing professionals. The agency, which is now in its sixth year, met with apprenticeship provider 3AAA during National Apprenticeship Week, and after seeing the value in providing training and […]

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Cloughie’s Conundrum: PR vs. Advertising

As brand awareness becomes increasingly important for business growth and development, Tina Clough, managing director at Derby based Poppy-PR offers her take on why businesses should seek to employ a PR professional, before engaging in a targeted advertising strategy. Historically, PR has been akin to a cartel style system, with many businesses assuming that advertising […]

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Santa’s Helpers Bring Joy To Children’s Ward Patients

A Nottingham based charity supported by local businesses, has helped to decorate the Paediatric Critical Care Unit at the Nottingham Children’s Hospital, and donated over £10,000 worth of lifesaving equipment. Four volunteers from The Harley Jae Trust, along with staff at Ilkeston based Poppy-PR, collected donations comprising of Christmas trees, tinsel, baubles and lights to turn the unit, based at the Queen’s Medical Centre, into a winter […]

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Poppy-PR ‘At Needle Point’ In Latest Signing

Ilkeston based Poppy-PR is celebrating after landing a new contract to provide PR and social media support to Medical Cosmetics, after seeing off competition from local agencies. Tina Clough, managing director at the agency was one of Medical Cosmetics’ long standing customers who had always recommended the aesthetics practice to her friends. Despite interest from […]

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Ramblings From Work Experience Past

After moving into our new office back in August, Emma Page, a Print Journalism student from Nottingham Trent University joined the team on a two-week work experience placement. Following her placement, Emma decided to write a blog about her time at Poppy-PR My 2 weeks with Poppy-PR When I emailed Tina and the gang at Poppy-PR […]

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